7 gorgeous and alternative stays in Toowoomba
ALTERNATIVE accommodation is popping up left, right and centre in Toowoomba.
From a church-like chalet in the hinterland to boathouses and forest cottages in Highfields, sometimes a "home away from home" is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Here are seven beautiful, unexpected accommodation options in and around Toowoomba:
1. Chalet on ridge
HAVE you died and gone to heaven?
No, you're just looking at a beautiful, church-like chalet set among 76 acres of natural bushland.
The house is fully self-contained with a complete kitchen, dining, living room, TV room, three queen-sized bedrooms and one single twin sleep-out, with laundry facilities.
Keep warm sitting by a cosy wood fireplace or watch the sunrise from the spacious back deck that overlooks a spectacular bush valley view.
The property is home to wallabies, native birds and other wildlife.
2. Retro caravan-like kitchen
THIS cottage was made for lovers of bygone eras.
With a kitchen that looks straight out of a funky retro caravan (all that's missing is aprons and baked cookies), the home features monochrome themes with pops of colour.
Sympathetically renovated, this old home is new again. Marvel at the old brick interior and wonder what stories these walls would tell if they could talk.
Fold back the windows in the stunning light-filled kitchen to reveal the outdoor courtyard.
3. Forest Cottage
The Forest Cottage is situated in the heart of Highfields.
It's a double brick, two-bedroom and two-bathroom cottage with an open fireplace.
Each bedroom has its own private courtyard and is surrounded by trees and terraced gardens.
4. The Blue Cottage on Kent
The Blue Cottage on Kent is perfect for a romantic weekend away, business trip or family stay.
It is conveniently located in quiet Kent St, just one block from Queens Park, Toowoomba Grammar School and various cafes and restaurants.
This cute, renovated three-bedroom cottage is a true "home away from home".
5. The Cubby
WHILE it might not be an actual cubby house, it certainly feels like one.
Sit on the cosy verandah and take in the view of Queens Park, with its ever changing gardens. You are so close you can almost smell the flowers as you sip your wine or enjoy your cup of tea.
This lovely home has all you need for your visit to Toowoomba whether it is for work or pleasure.
If you love to entertain then this is the place for you. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your favourite meal.
There are a number of wonderful areas for you to relax. Take a quite moment in the front sun room with a book or enjoy a fresh coffee in the morning sun on the Juliette balcony.
6. Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
ARE you longing to escape your busy life?
Cloudlake is a hidden valley near Ravensbourne National Park.
Cloudlake is a guest organic farm with olive groves, vineyards and seasonal produce.
Unwind and recharge in one of its relaxing cottages overlooking the lake, explore the landscaped gardens and orchards or simply lose yourself in the cool lush rainforest.
There are other accommodation options too.
"The Boathouse" is a contemporary polehouse building with decks overhanging the lake.
"Mother of Ducks" is a large, relaxed and comfortable house for friends and family.
7. The Church on Felton Ridge
OKAY. This holiday home is literally a church.
The lovely little church is a simple but well-appointed house on a small farm in rural south-east Queensland.
There are views to enjoy and space to roam, while Toowoomba is only a 30 minute drive away.