One of the beautiful things about living in Brisbane is that it only takes an hour’s drive to deliver you from the stress of the city to the serenity of small rural towns.
And here’s a perfect example.
Head west from Brisbane, through the quaint township of Rosewood towards Grandchester – taking in the countryside that’s bounced back from summer bushfires thanks to recent rain.
Your scenic drive leads to the gorgeous grounds of Spicer’s Hidden Vale.
The luxury, country retreat is enjoying its own “phoenix rising” moment – in the shape of a gorgeous new homestead, the focal point of the property.
The original was destroyed by an accidental fire in 2018 and it’s taken almost two years to design and construct its replacement.
The result retains the feel of the original country homestead and beautifully embraces the gorgeous views for which Spicers Hidden Vale is famous.
Crafted from sustainable spotted gum and filled with locally designed furniture and artwork, the newly built homestead is the perfect place to relax, socialise, or dine. It’s now home to Homage – the property’s signature restaurant.
Executive Chef, Ash Martin, wants guests to truly taste the flavours of Hidden Vale; so, where possible, produce is sourced from Homage’s very own market garden.
Ash and his team also smoke, cure, ferment, salt and preserve a huge range of local produce – so, no matter the season, you can sample the bounty grown on-site and sourced locally.
To try these amazing culinary creations for yourself, Homage at Spicers Hidden Vale is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and caters to guests and visitors.
Spicers Hidden Vale is a 30-minute scenic drive from the City of Ipswich and an hour from Brisbane.