Driving along a busy highway, caught up in the haste of life, have you ever wondered what may be found off these busy motorways? Take a detour or plan a trip off the highway and head towards Forest Hill in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Traverse the country roads; you may be amazed at some of the treasures you may come across.
Stockton Rise Accommodation is owned and managed by husband and wife team Patti and Tim Pocock. Tim is a farmer growing grains in the Lockyer Valley. Patti enjoys looking after the accommodation side of the business and counts it a pleasure to meet many different visitors from all parts of the globe. We were fortunate to be judged the 2014 winners in the Lockyer Valley Business Awards in the Tourism category. This is a very special honour to have bestowed upon our business and we hope you feel that we are deserving of this honour when you stay with us.
Our accommodation houses offer somewhere special to stay in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Giving a choice of two comfortable homes to stay in, you will find this accommodation very close to the townships of Forest Hill and Laidley with Gatton also close by – all this only an hour away from Brisbane and Toowoomba.
When you travel the country roads of this part of the Lockyer Valley, you will at once find yourself in an agricultural area. Enjoy the crops growing in the farmland around you and try to guess what crops are growing. Patti offers a farm tour of our local area, so you will be able to enjoy first hand information about growing of these crops and in season, you will be able to pick the vegetables straight from the farm. Buy produce from the local farm stalls on your way and enjoy cooking these on the BBQ on the deck at your accommodation.
Staying in either of our houses allows you complete privacy and satisfaction knowing you have the house to yourself. We do not book unused rooms to anybody else during your stay. These rooms will be closed off, but you have the added comfort of knowing you do not have to share your accommodation with people you do not know.
To make your booking, please fill in the details on the booking page. This will come directly through to us as an email at Stockton Rise Country Retreat. We will contact you and send a quote with all the information you require to pay the deposit to hold your reservation. Let us know if you require additional options such as breakfast hampers or the farm tour.
Stockton Rise Country Retreat overlooks our own farm in one of the world’s most fertile valleys. You get to experience an opportunity to breathe in the fresh, clean air while you enjoy the picturesque outlook from this new, superbly built and appointed cottage. Spend time on the large deck and verandah where you can enjoy a barbeque or dine outside while watching the bird and animal life around you or lounge in comfort inside whilst enjoying the view through the large picture windows. Having just selected and bought your fresh produce, plan a delicious meal for your first night in.
Glencoe Cottage is an original farm house recently renovated to accommodate visitors. The original integrity of the style of the house has been kept, giving it a distinct country feel. Also set on farmland, you can experience the peace and tranquility of this area. At the end of the day, sit back and relax on the beautiful deck and enjoy the serenity of the country.
All you need to bring to enjoy your stay at Stockton Rise Country Retreat or Glencoe Cottage are your clothes, food, bottle of wine or two, a good book (or choose from our selection), your favourite CD’s or ipod and your walking shoes.
If you are feeling more adventurous, bring a rod, your canoe or push bikes and explore the surrounding farmland including the large irrigation dam, or take a leisurely walk to enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunsets over the water or the large variety of local bird life..