A kaleidoscope of red, yellow and pink leaves flutter in the breeze. An emerald field gently folds down into a valley. A stone pathway guides you to your room, and your escape to the country begins. With a flurry of European inspired design, gardens and luxuries inspiring your senses, and a fêted restaurant creating dishes that emerge triumphantly from the kitchen, this charming and sophisticated retreat is the epitome of luxury and service.
Gloriously reminiscent of a sprawling French country estate, Spicers Clovelly Estate is a masterpiece of provincial charm, idyllic scenery and gastronomic indulgence. Set high in the serene Sunshine Coast hinterland with deep rolling valley views playing out below, this stunning retreat’s entire raison d’etre is to celebrate the very best in life.
Your journey to a more beautiful and romantic time and place begins from the moment you arrive. The enchanting tree lined driveway winds towards the grand French provincial style guest house, where the classic muted colours and soft textures of the luxurious décor provide a picture of serenity.
Hearty modern French bistro cuisine – as imagined by the two hatted Long Apron restaurant – is served in the plush dining room and shaded verandah, while the surrounding gardens spill with fruit and flavours. The gastronomic adventures don’t end there, as guests often enjoy a picnic hamper by nearby Lake Baroon, taste delicate petit fours in the library, or do a spot of wine tasting in the lounge or bar.
The opulent guest suites are a study of intricate design and measured extravagance. The heated marble bathrooms, modern French furnishings, luxurious linens, soothing hot tubs and quiet reading nooks all combine to offer the perfect sanctuary. Larger groups can enjoy a true home away from home experience: Montville House features six unique bedrooms, all with private ensuites, and the French Cottage boasts three stunning bedrooms, two Carrara marble bathrooms, private outdoor spa and personal kitchen.
From the peaceful terrace swimming pool to the revitalising Spa Anise Day Spa, from the rainforest walking trail to a gentle game of lawn bowls, there’s an activity for every mood and every whim. And if that’s not enough, the nearby villages of Montville and Maleny are home to artisan crafts, inviting cafes, local food producers and craft breweries, all waiting to be discovered.
With romance close to its heart, Spicers Clovelly Estate is deservedly a coveted wedding destination. The lush garden settings, magnificent reception venue, award winning food and intuitive service satisfy the wishes of even the most discerning of guests.