R on the Downs Rural Retreat

R on the Downs -Luxury BnB and Spa Cottages; Relax, Refresh or Romance, two hours Brisbane; ideally located near Warwick, Killarney and Stanthorpe is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley, Yangan.

A home away from home, to escape, rest and relax or re-ignite that something special.

Rejuvenate in luxurious, spacious Grand Federation Homestead Bed and Breakfast (all suites ensuited); Secluded Tree-House Hideaway; or Intimate Early Settler’s Cottage. Private double spas with superb views; Rustic fireplaces add extra charm and ambience, private activities abound, whilst Romance is always in the air.

Raise a glass to the spectacular views. Savour country cooked meals – home grown, local produce or cook yourself, perhaps a barbecue. Rendezvous in the courtyard or gardens, enjoy the diversity of the native fauna and flora on this 40 acre bush paradise and Reinvigorate your senses.

R on the Downs, a starting point for your memorable experience to discover many attractions of the Southern Downs. Couples, Groups, Honeymooners all catered for.

Book now, slow down, breathe deep, enjoy quality time – with a taste of life in the country at R on the Downs.

Yangan Heavy Horse Day

Sunday 15 October 2017

Welcome to Mick Bradford’s Heavy Horse Day, an event to showcase farming equipment from the 1800’s and 1900’s in the days when the horse power was really the power of the horse. See examples of farming equipment from the Sunshine Harvesters Works, Massey Harris, International Harvester Company,McCormick Deering and other manufacturers.

Also see other farming activities on show from the 1800’s and 1900’s. The Heavy Horse Day is held on the outskirts of Yangan, a small township east of Warwick, and approximately 2 hours from Brisbane, Queensland. Click Here for directions and a map to the location.

Christmas in July Celebrations

4 Cool Events for an Epic Winter Weekend

Christmas in Winter at R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Christmas in July is really Christmas in WINTER for R on the Downs. Groups (up to 12 adults) are catered for with their choice of special day (s) in WINTER. The homestead is decorated; the Christmas feast prepared along with many fun activities and surprises. Special accommodation/Christmas packages available upon enquiry.

R on the Downs is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley. It is the ideal home away from home … to escape, rest and relax … or … re-ignite that something special.

  • Stanthorpe Market
  • Stanthorpe Market
    Stanthorpe Market

Regional Markets

The Southern Downs and Granite Belt is home to some of the freshest produce in Queensland. It’s a foodie’s paradise, with seasonal produce available from the paddock to the pantry and the plate. Fill a basket at one of our many local markets happening every week around the region including:

Stanthorpe Seasonal Feast Markets

Every Friday
Farley Street Piazza
8:00am — 2:00pm

Warwick Seasonal Feast Markets

Every Wednesday
8:00am — 12:00pm
Bluebird Kitchen – cnr Palmerin and Percy Sts, Warwick

Warwick Uber Markets

2nd Saturday of the month
Leslie Park, Warwick
10:00am — 2:30pm
P: 0457 600 082

Border Railway Markets

1st Sunday of the month
Wallangarra Railway Station, Wallangarra
8:00am — 12:30pm
07 4684 3300

Glengallan Seasonal Markets

1st Sunday of the new season
Glengallan Homestead, Allora
8:00am — 1:00pm
P: 07 4667 3866

Killarney Country Markets

Last Sunday of the month*
*Except March (Sat 17th), April (Sat 21st) and July (Sat 21st)
Canning Park, Killarney
8:00am – 1:00pm
P: 0439 618 371

Markets in the Mountains

2nd Sunday of the month and QLD long weekends
8:00am — 12:00pm
Stanthorpe Showgrounds

Stanthorpe Showground Markets

4th Sunday of the month
8:00am – 1:00pm
Stanthorpe Showgrounds
P: 0416 169 032

Pig & Calf Markets

Every Wednesday
Cnr Fitzroy & Lyons St, Warwick
P: 07 4661 1411

Yangan Farmers Markets

Every Sunday
8:00am — 12:00pm
Yangan School of Arts – 7 King St, Yangan

When to Visit the Southern Downs