It was all hands on deck to get the work done in time. Laurie gives a hand.

Tim the tiler man









What do you do with an old farmhouse that needs restoration?

Renovate as more tourist accommodation?

Since June 2013, we have been considering what to do with a 70 year old farm house that was badly in need of some renovation work. Since opening Stockton Rise Country Retreat, we have realised to open this farm house and use as more accommodation would help in accommodating visitors to the Lockyer Valley. (This is not the farm house that is seen in the photos from Stockton Rise).

After Christmas 2013, we put in a lot of effort and got the house ready in time for my niece’s wedding group to stay (see below). We renovated with a new kitchen, bathroom, painted interior, stripped back the old floor boards (after pulling out hundreds of staples holding down the old lino and Masonite under it) and a new deck and balustrading. Much yard work was needed to get to a state that was easy to care for but looked great as well.

March 2014