Aug 7, 2011

Australian First - Luxury Tent Coming to Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt!

For a change we’re writing about something we’re up to at Alure and we’re excited!  It’s been over 12 months of hoping, planning and dreaming.  Finally, it's all coming together and in late 2011 our new Tented Villa is due for completion.  Did we say we’re excited???

It’s all the things you love about camping like the soothing sounds of the rhythm of the trees and the twitter of the local birdlife, the masses of gorgeous wild flowers in spring, watching a full moon rise and the caress of an afternoon breeze.   

Like the idea of camping, but you’re not up to ‘roughing it’ with creepy crawlies on hard, lumpy ground, in a sleeping bag and a tiny tent after eating half cold and half burnt beans for dinner?  Neither are we…

Alure’s tented villa is all the things you love about indulgent, luxury holidays with everything at your fingertips. 

Just imagine a tent with…

Р   Full kitchen, European appliances, dishwasher and an espresso coffee machine.

Р   Ensuited bathroom where you can bathe under the colours of the rainbow with the revolutionary, illuminated Hansa Clear Lux Duo shower system.

Р   Large rear deck surrounded by granite rock and natural bush with heated outdoor spa for soaking under the milky way

Р   Silken fabric draped, four poster (king sized) bed

Р  Entertainment centre with 50” plasma TV and iPod dock

Р     Sumptuous lounge perfect for two, to snuggle by the cosy eco-fireplace

Р   And of course… a chandelier!

Seriously, if you can’t relax in your king sized four poster bed, under the romantic light of your chandelier whilst watching your 50” plasma by the cosy fireplace… there’s just no point camping!

Apr 2, 2011

Welcome to the Home of Berry Love...

We’ve been meaning to write about this Granite Belt home of yummy things (berry and otherwise) for quite some time. Of course, we’re talking about The Bramble Patch, a family run, Granite Belt institution.

We discovered the joys of The Bramble Patch shortly after moving to Stanthorpe in early 2009.  Located at the end of Townsend Road at Glen Aplin, with large ‘prose’ filled strawberries guiding us along the way, we reached the multi award winning home of  jams, preserves and  fortified wines, along with waffles, poffertjes, berry ice creams and yes … coffee…. sigh.

We were served by the lovely Hayley, who took our order for waffles, berries and ice cream, in various forms.  Yum!!!  What can we say; we loved it so much we just HAD to supply Bramble Patch jam and the (exclusively made for us at Alure Boutique Villas) apple/berry compote in our lovely Villa breakfast baskets.

Of course, most of our Alure guests visit The Bramble Patch during their stay and can't resist taking some gourmet delight home. Interestingly, on our Facebook page, just mentioning The Bramble Patch generates a flurry of comments.

So, don't muck around, experience your own taste of Granite Belt 'Berry Love'!

Footnote: Customer service is a big thing at The Bramble Patch as when we returned for more waffle/berry love, Hayley remembered exactly how we had our order…. now that’s big!