Accredited Aussie Hosts - Doug & Liz
After 40 years of community service and private and public employment, we-Doug & Liz searched Australia, from the Torres Strait to Tasmania for 10 years before discovering our piece of paradise at Swanfels Valley, Yangan.
We seized the opportunity to start living a lifestyle at a different pace ... and decided to share good old fashioned hospitality & service.
From here R on the Downs Rural Retreat was born offering luxury traditional hosted bed and breakfast and self-contained cottages.
We cater to all adults seeking an affordable luxury retreat from the hectic everyday world.
Why "R" on the Downs?
A frequently asked question is "What does the letter ‘R’ mean?" The answer - we let our guests decide. After all, it is your escape/holiday!
The emphasis is on a choosing a word beginning with the letter ‘R’ eg romance, rest, relaxation, re-ignite (that something special), re-union, reward, reminisce, re-connect etc... the list goes on. There are so may 'R's'.
We market the questions: Which ‘R’ will you choose? How many ‘R’s will you discover/ enjoy/choose? Choose the 'R's that best suit.
Swanfels Valley Lavender
R on the Downs, the home of Swanfels Valley Lavender where each Lavender bush has been hand planted, grown from cuttings and nurtured. You'll notice French lavender a plenty, surrounding the homestead, as well as some select garden beds of English lavender.
Following feedback from our guests, R on the Downs offer a range of Swanfels Valley Lavender products for purchase at the Federation Homestead.
Australian Star Rated
R on the Downs is committed to our guests by maintaining our 4.5 Star Rating and Green Star Eco-Friendly StarRatedAustralia standards.
Award Winning Business
R on the Downs has been recognised for Professional Services 2017, and as the Winner - 2016 Business Excellence Award - Hospitality & Tourism.
Our trainee Manager, Rebecca, has also been recognised as the 2015 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Award's Best Trainee/ Apprentice.
40 Acres to Discover
Escape, rest, refresh, romance -and harmonise with-in the surroundings of the historic, picturesque, country hillside of Swanfels Valley, Yangan.
Described as a photographer's, artisan's and honeymooner's delight, the spectacular views are breathtaking.
Our tree-house & settler's cottages, homestead, courtyard and Rendezvous Gardens are readily accessible to all.
Our resident, native bird-life will welcome you in song and you'll notice our wallaby families enjoying the gardens. If you're lucky enough, our lizards or echnidnas may make an appearance with a smile! Contact us now!!