A Little Slice of Queensland at the Hay Point Country B&B

What a place this was, such a lovely open space with kind and courteous owners. It had been an incredibly long day; we had driven from all the way from Bundaberg in southern Queensland (about seven hours) to this beautiful country spot near Mackey on the east coast. It had been nearly none stop in the car and by the time we got to this lovely bed and breakfast we were utterly frazzled, but we were entirely taken care of by Judy.

Judy, the co-owner of this quaint place, greeted us in the driveway and gave us a tour of the self-contained flat we were lucky enough to stay in for the next two days.

Space consisted of a large opened planned room with a kitchenette, dining table and living room with TV. We had a separate bedroom, laundry, and bathroom, a very generous space that was decorated perfectly with touches of local crafts and fun, bright art on the walls.

Judy had previously emailed with our breakfast options. So we chose a breakfast hamper on the first day and a cooked breakfast on our second. The fridge in our room had already been filled with our previous requests of bacon, eggs, etc. There were a couple of extras such as chocolates and their most delicious homemade spicy tomato relish. Oooo it tasted so good, and we could both see why local restaurants and butchers stock these beautiful products too.

First things first we made a bit of food and checked the Wi-Fi signal which maybe Mr Lee incredibly happy because it was the best we have experienced since being in Australia. We then settled in for the night in the soft sheets of our double bed with air con above and snoozed until morning. It was so relaxing too, we watch the goats and chickens from the window of our apartment, and it was so peaceful, and with the perfect internet connection, we decided that we would use this day to work on the website and just go out in the evening for dinner.

The following morning, we took up the option of having breakfast cooked for us, and I’m glad we did, we got to chat with our lovely hosts Judy and Graham and meet their cute little doggies. Their rooms are also pet accessible, so perfect if you want to bring your dog/cat with you.  Back to breakfast, it was a beautiful a display of a lovely cooked local food; the eggs were from their very own chickens, and the other ingredients are locally sourced too. It tasted just as good as it looked, I had poached eggs on toast, and Lee had more of a cooked breakfast, not quite a full English but it was close, hehe. Mmmmm, the breakfast was delicious, and it was such so lovely to be cooked for, it was such a delight. It was a first for both Lee and me, but hopefully not the last as it was a lovely chat with them. If we’re ever going through there again, I would stay again and definitely for a bit longer too.

Tina Webber
Tina Webber
Well what can i say? I'm complicated! Although my fundamentals, my core, what makes me, me i suppose is: Glorious food (especially the sweet stuff), the stunning beauty of nature and natural things and my love of excellent art and design.




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