Bruce and Shamala took a get away before Bruce was to start his new job. Taking advantage of the pet friendly accommodation that is available here they made the break with Stubb in tow.
Relaxing away on the balcony, strolling the grounds and taking in the sights of the wonderful flowers in bloom and amazing trees that make up this unique property they were then ready to head to the restaurant for their evening meal.
Chilverton Cottages & Fine Dining offers an incredible escape from reality for a little while to forget any work worries and totally chillax for your time here.
Being able to bring your pooch is an added bonus to all of the other treats that are on offer here.
Brian and Carol were pleased to bring their friends for an evening meal at Chilverton Cottages & Fine Dining. After having enjoyed their previous experiences in the restaurant they were only too happy to show off the little treasure they have found in their own back yard.
It was wonderful to see them again and sit for a chat after dinner to catch up on what they have been doing since I saw them last.
It makes for a nice treat out to be able to enjoy the atmosphere and ambience of this romantic setting with your special friends and still be close enough to drive home or check in to the accommodation for that extra treat to relax and unwind.
Angus and Gai were on a break away from Townsville to visit Angus’s mum in Cairns. Deciding to take the inland road back home instead of the coast for a scienic break they stumbled upon Chilverton Cottages & Fine Dining. Due to a cancellation that day they were fortunate enough to be able to snag some accommodation.
Deciding to make the most of it they arrived early enough to be able to place an order for their evening meal in the restaurant and so were able to sit on the balcony on the accommodation and gaze out upon the scenery while sipping on a chilled bottle of wine.
What a great way to have a break half way between Cairns and Townsville. Look forward to catching up with you two again in the future.
Tracey and Peter had to make the trip from Airlie Beach to Ravenshoe for a very sad affair. Tracey had to say farwell to her best friend Terase. They had a very emotional stay with us here at Chilverton Cottages & Fine Dining. Being able to bring their best friends Dakota & Chino with them helped a lot as they were able to take refuge with them at the end of each long, tearful day.
Dakota and Chino were a joy to have here and were no problem at all. After spending the day with them puppy sitting while mum and dad were away I fell in love with them and wanted them to stay longer. No wonder Tracey and Peter did not want to leave them behind.
We hope the pain is starting to ease for you Tracey. This is a thing that you learn to live with but never get over as I am so aware as I went through the same thing 6 months ago when I had to say goodbye to my beloved friend of almost 35 years. Keep the memories alive and happy which is what they would have wanted.
This is just one of the beautiful blooms that you will be able to see at Chilverton Cottages. The recent rain that we have had and in some places are still having has sent us back a couple of decades to when we had good wet seasons. It is mother nature cleaning up a bit and giving all of the plants a new lease of life.
Right now there are many different plants in flower on the tablelands so it is well worth a drive up here to see them. Have a day out or make a weekend of it and book in now so that you don’t miss some of the plants that flower best with the great water that they have been getting. We look forward to sharing the beauty of this property with you http://www.chilvertoncottages.com.au/
Well it has been a quiet start to 2011. With the floods happening over a lot of Queensland things are going to take a while to fall back into line. Those of us who are dry are thankful for that and our hearts go out to those who have lost so much.
The far north is not having the same flooding problems as other parts of the country but we are wet-wet-wet which does not make for a great holiday in any country.
We will be looking forward to welcoming folks back once the sky decides to close it’s flood gates and the sun is not so shy as to poke it’s head out again.
The sun will shine again and the guests will be in full swing again and we will all be wishing for the break again. I for one have decided to kick back and make the most of it for the time being. Still having guests here, just not so many and it makes a nice change to have time to be able to sit and relax with them.
This is a totally amazing creature. Stroll around the grounds of Chilverton Cottages or sit on your private balcony and relax and you will surely see a platypus.
This wonder of nature has unusual features such as a bill and webbed feet. The young feed on milk after hatching from an egg.
At Chilverton Cottages breeding takes place August/September and if you are lucky enough strolling around you may catch a pair in action (this is the only time you will see them together). The mother usually lays about 2 eggs which she holds between her curled up tail against her belly until they hatch in about 10 day. The mother does not have nipples but the milk is found in patches of skin on her belly. The babies are ready to leave the nest at about 4 months old and are fully grown by 12 months
Usually more active at dawn or dusk but can be seen at all times of the day. Platypus can live up to about 13-14 years of age in the wild.