Trip Advisor Guest Reviews –
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Allara Homestead and were blown away by the care and detail that went into our visit. From the little extras in the room (complimentary decanter of port) to the amazing home cooked breakfast in the peaceful dining on the veranda.
As it was my husband’s birthday they provided a morning surprise whilst singing Happy Birthday. . Next Cheryl and Ian moved onto another couples table who were celebrating a special occasion as well and the smiles the hosts brought to their faces was priceless.
We cannot promote Allara Homestead enough. Ian and Cheryl have created a home from home with above top class care. Thanks for a great experience. . We will be definitely back.

Room Tip: Any room .. they are all of an awesome standard

travelled as a couple

– Cathryn, Mooloolaba

“Absolutely Bliss”
5 of 5 stars
We stayed 6 nights in September of this year for our wedding anniversary. Cheryl makes you feel right at home and the breakfasts she cooks are delicious with something different each morning to tempt your tastebuds. We stayed in the French Nest and it was gorgeous. We were so sad to go home we both loved our stay that much and Cheryl and Ian were the perfect hosts. We will definitely be back.

– Corrina, Gladestone

 “Magic piece of heaven”

A beautiful little spot tucked away just outside of a equally delightful little township. The simply beautiful rooms can’t be faulted and are matched by stunning views of the gardens and dam from the breakfast area. Couldn’t have asked for better hospitality from Ian and Cheryl. They’re both very down to earth, great hosts up for a chat and a laugh and nothing is a trouble. Breakfasts were just grand, most of it local produce freshly cooked by Cheryl. We have never felt more relaxed after a trip away and can’t speak highly enough of the homestead and the hosts. If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing stay with some awesome Aussie hospitality, steer the car to Flaxton and let Ian and Cheryl spoil you with their magic part of the world.

– Steane B, Toowoomba

“Round two… Back again”

My husband & I have just returned to Allara for our 1st year Wedding anniversary… We were lucky enough to spend a couple of nights there last year for our honeymoon that my sister organised for us.. We loved it so much that we returned again for another beautiful weekend away together.. Cheryl & Ian are the hosts with the most… From our gorgeous welcoming to all the romantic little things they add to make you feel so welcomed… From our beautiful room… “Vintage Rose” with our “Welcome Back Sue & Herman” sign to a bottle of Champagne to celebrate our anniversary… & yummy homemade slice on arrival… We had only been there once before but was greeted like old friends… Allara has the most gorgeous landscaped gardens… Amazing views & most perfectly decorated rooms… Cheryl & Ian are a couple that are perfectly suited to what they do here… Each of their rooms are amazing… I’ve told them both they should be on shows like “House Rules & The Block”… They sure have the magical touch that makes you just want to come back again and again.. My Husband & I love food… and at Allara you are fed like royalty… The food is Divine, just amazing… & again the presentation is just incredible.. I loved our Breakfasts… “Master Chef look out when these two get in the kitchen…” I must say also that the Passionfruit Butter is to die for… We left again with hugs all round & us so not wanting to leave.. Keep doing what you guys do so well… You made our first anniversary just beautiful, and we will definitely be back again for sure… keep smiling… Sue & Hermanus Lette <3

Sue, Brisbane

“We’ll Be Back”

Can’t wait for a weekend off so we can head back! Cannot describe how much my partner and I loved our stay at Allara. Relaxing, peaceful, quite, just what we were looking for. My partner is a chef and could not fault our morning breakfasts made by the wonderful host Cheryl. We stayed for 5 nights and every morning was something different and tasty. We were greeted almost every morning by the local kookaburras that sat patiently on the balcony railing waiting for a bit to eat from Cheryl’s husband Ian. We stayed in the French Nest, a small cosy room, perfect sized for the two of us. Will definitely be heading back and would highly recommend to any couple looking for a quite and relaxing getaway together. 10 out of 10.

– Bec W, Brisbane

“Counting the days until we can go back!”

We are still sighing over the short getaway we had at Allara. The rooms are beautiful and the house and grounds are stunning. It is obviously a labour of love for the owners. Cheryl and Ian’s hosting was so warm and genuine, it just made us happy. This hospitality was also reflected in the home cooked breakfast, it changes every day but we had homemade bacon and egg quiches, fruit salad, homemade bread with jams and lovely coffee and tea. There are lots of birds and flowers. Book directly with them. The rates are very reasonable and completely worth it.

– Yolandamc, South Africa

“Perfect Home Away from Home”

Allara Homestead was the first B&B we had stayed in, the experience surpassed our expectations! From our first introduction to Cheryl and Ian, we felt relaxed and pampered in 5 star accommodation.We where treated to a gorgeous gourmet breakfast each morning as well as afternoon treats,We needed accommodation close to Montville to attend my sisters wedding. It was the ideal setting for wedding photos, and our bride felt relaxed and peaceful amongst the beautiful bush setting. Many thanks to our hosts for making our week- end extra special.

– Sharon W, Sunshine Coast

Guest Book Comments-

~ Cheryl, Congratulations on your rating as being in top 5 venue’s to stay in the Montville, Hinterland area, – wow that is an amazing achievement and well deserved of you and Ian !!!I know you are flat chat with the wedding this week and getting the house ready.  Have been thinking of you… did it all go ?I imagine the photos will be spectacular. the most magical, heavenly day and your location would only add to the beauty and romance. I have not written a review on trip advisor since last decade….but managed to find the login and have hopefully written something appropriate and deserving. Thank you once again and wishing you a blissful, joyous, safe and prosperous 2016Warm regards Victoria

~ “What a lovely night, room is beautifully decorated and very homely.” “Bed offered a wonderful nights sleep and the breakfast was delicious with a great range to choose from.” “Great Hosts. Thank you for your kindness,” Julie & Vic – (Victoria Point) “cant wait to return.”

~ “The room was very comfortable and an enjoyable evenings stay.” “Ian and Cheryl are very friendly and kind hosts.” “The veranda was beautiful. Relaxing and quiet.” “Thank you” Roger and Alison

~ “Thanks for a lovely, relaxing stay.” “So peaceful and a wonderful breakfast and hospitality.” “Thanks so much, we can’t wait to return!” Dan and Margo.

~ A beautiful spot, a perfect home and special hosts. Thank you Cheryl & Ian. Best regards Bette & John – (Buderim)~

~ “No APRIL Fools” at Allara Homestead Bed & Breakfast – The place is lovely. This is our first trip to Australia and our first B&B experience as well. Every thing was perfect, from the delightful, airy rooms to the delicious Lumberjack cake in the afternoon and fresh baked bread and frittata for breakfast. Cheryl & Ian have done a wonderful job creating a peaceful haven where guests from near & far feel most welcome. Barbara & Rich –  (El Dorado Hills) CALIFORNIA.

~ A lovely feeling when you drive into the street. Beautiful presentation in the rooms and Homestead. We have been made very welcome by our hosts, Cheryl & Ian. The breakfast buffet, more like a “High Tea”, absolutely delicious! Hubby Glenn, a non-breakfast person ate a hearty breakfast! Thank you so much for our stay. Beautiful, peaceful location. Glenn & Cherie – (Austinville Gold Coast)

~ Thanks for a wonderful, restful stay. Great food and wonderful service from a fantastic couple. Cheryl & Ian – we wish you well and luck and look forward to coming back soon. 🙂 Patrick & Ronda – (Sherwood)

~ Very cosy perfect setting! love the extra touches Rosemary & Neil

~ A very deserving 5 out of 5 for this boutique place. Clean, fresh and cute rooms set in a tranquil backdrop. Breakfast was amazing and very much under-rated. The best part of our stay was Cheryl and Ian. Friendly, caring and warm couple who are well suited to run a B&B place. Thu & Dave – (Geelong, Victoria)

~ Thank you Cheryl & Ian for being such Wonderful hosts. You are an amazing cook Cheryl, from the succulent roast pork (and crackling!) on Friday to the generous breakfasts on the deck. The extra touch of fresh flowers, welcome sign and port and chocolates added to the delightful experience. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of paradise with the four of us. You deserve every success for your efforts to make guests feel so comfortable. Good luck for the future. Nev & Sheila, Terry & Kay – (Toowoomba)

~ We have had a most delightful few days in your company, Ian and Cheryl!! Thank you so much for making us feel very much “at home” away from our home in Piora near Casino in NSW. The room “Vintage Rose” was wonderful, an afternoon tea, breakfast and wine o’clock was fantastic. We wish you every success in all that you do. With very best wishes, Beth and Harry – (Piora NSW)

~ A lovely memorable stay after I got the result of my big exam! We enjoyed it a lot. Beautiful house, beautiful views, beautiful hosts. Thank you! Anahita & Sepehr – (Iran)

~ We had a wonderful stay. The China ware for breakfast is simply gorgeous. Sepehr & Anahita.

~ Such a beautiful place! We had a lovely time, and breakfast was amazing. Thank you very much, you were lovely!

~ WOW…..What a wonderful experience for a first time B&B stay! BEAUTIFUL FOOD…..BEAUTIFUL LOCATION….. BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS….. & BEAUTIFUL HOSTS. We will definitely be back and recommend to any one passing through. A big big thank you for letting Mocha stay too. It truly meant the world to us especially at such short notice. Jacob & Candi xoxox – (Roma)

~ We have enjoyed the marvellous experience of being treated us honoured quests in your beautiful homestead instead of commercial visitors. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay this accommodates. The breakfasts, the unreserved warmth of the hosts whom we now consider to be – new friends. We will pray that god will bless you in your endeavours & that he will prosper you in all you do. Graham & Dawn – Kallangur QLD.

~ You are a wonderful couple. We felt really at home with you, sharing that wonderful meal with you & having lots of laughs. Just so peaceful. Just love the room, so beautiful! I believe Samantha picked the right place for us to stay. We would love to come back, that’s for sure. Much love & blessing. Dawn – Brisbane xoxox

~ Thank you Cheryl & Ian for a lovely overnight stay. You made us feel very welcome and at home. You have achieved a special touch and we wish you all the best as you settle into the future. You’ve made a great start! It will be rewarding as you open your home and hearts in hospitality to strangers and may you be blessed as you do this. John & Glenda – (Kazakhstan via Brisbane)

~ Love your place, scenery is good view. Love our room, you are artistic person. Very thoughtful, felt so welcomed. My sister loved all the small things that made the room nice. Never seen treatment like this especially the port, she enjoyed it. Lovely breakfast – first time tasted tomato jam. If we have visitors from Korea or other places we will certainly bring them here – Myung, Tae young & Mrs Lee – (Korea)

~ Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend Birthday celebration. Your accommodation is a very friendly and homely place to stay. The breakfast was fantastic, one must, make special note of the “artistic” juices. Thanks again and we look forward to our next visit to attempt more of the great walk. Warm regards Jackie, Mark, Sam, Vicki & Sarah – (Buderim Qld)

~ Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing stay. The room was cosy and comfortable and we had a great sleep. Our brekky was beautiful and served with a smile by ur lovely hosts. Beautiful views from the balcony. You have created an amazing place to stay. We will be back! – Michelle & Steve – (Thorneside Brisbane) 🙂

~ We are overwhelmed with the generous hospitality and warm kindness shown by our lovely hosts – Ian & Cheryl. Thank you  for making us feel right at home in your dining room for a delicious breakfast on a rainy morning. Our stay was delightful – we enjoyed a deep slumber in your super comfortable bed, waking up to a splendid view across the dam. We wish we could have stayed longer! next time, we hope to sit in the rotunda and enjoy the tranquil setting. – Walta & Lina – (Ashgrove Brisbane)

~ Thank you for a lovely stay. Delightful hosts, great breakfast! Many thanks. – Suzi and Phil – (Auckland NZ)

~ What a beautiful friendly place, such warm hospitality. Thank you for a great stay. Shame we could only be here for a short time but certainly will be back. Room was so comfy and cozy, slept like a log in the comfortable bed. Fantastic breakfast & the welcome was so friendly with home made afternoon tea. Beautiful location. – Cherry & Andreas – (Paddington, Brisbane)

~ Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. Breakfast was fantastic – and great atmosphere.. We really enjoyed having a chat & getting to know you both. – Catherine & Kelly – (North lakes, Brisbane)

~ Had such an incredible weekend getaway! The ideal location to get away from the city and enjoy wonderful hospitality and GREAT! breakfasts! Bed was incredibly comfy and the room was very cozy…. making for a fantastic weekend overall & the perfect escape. Thank you for a great time. Nat & Travis – (Brisbane)

~ Thank you so much for a delightful couple of days –
Despite the weather we enjoyed ourselves – wonderful hosts, very friendly & welcoming. – Trevor & Jan – (Bayview Sydney)

~ Thank you for your great hospitality. We have appreciated it so much. Kind regards Don & Norma. – (Gold Coast)

~ A lovely place to come and stay after a wedding! The rooms, view, breakfast and hosts- all wonderful!! We are looking forward to coming back and seeing the new landscaping.(Russell & Stacey (Drewvale, Brisbane)

~ Very peaceful & Restful. Lovely food, we especially enjoyed dinner on the deck last night & the lovely sunshine. Greg & Stephanie – (Bracken Ridge Brisbane)

~What a beautiful peaceful location. Such a relaxing place to come to & you both made us feel so comfortable. Thank you Ian & Cheryl, great to meet you. – Sonya & Paul -(Brisbane)