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“Beautiful but not suited to families with baby” 3 of 5 stars
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Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge
176 Western Avenue, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Montville B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful but not suited to families with baby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We were there for a friend's wedding with our three children. The location and decor of this establishment are stunning. It is a beautiful location for a small wedding. A family room in a B&B is rare. However for babies/toddlers it is not ideal. A travel cot was supplied but the bottom sheet was not fitted and was barely big enough to tuck so it slipped away as soon as was bub in bed. Bring your own sheets. Beware, there are stairs everywhere! The high chair is an old solid timber chair that is a work of art but not entirely hygienic and was unsafe with no belt and no bar between the legs to prevent slipping out under the tray. Everyone raved about how sweet it looked. I'm a mum first so I saw it differently. Before we had a chance to comment, we were told that it was good enough for their babies and the fact that it didn't meet safety was our problem. It was said in jest but there was a undercurrent of truth. Finally, on our second day the hostess was upset with me for moving the high chair without lifting it. It is quite heavy! She was upset about the floors (which were clearly not recently polished with heavy wear and tear in high traffic areas). Still she did not hesitate to blast me in front of friends and other guests. It was humiliating. I left in tears. Perhaps she was having a bad morning as breakfast was running late. I meant no harm and didn't deserve to be spoken to in such a manner. We felt unwelcome and decided to leave straight after breakfast. They still charged us for the night we didn't use!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hervey Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011 via mobile

What a lovely, peaceful place to stay..... Got a room at the last minute and loved it. Beautiful roses and wonderful bird song. A great place to relax and unwind

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I stayed at the Spotted Chook for two nights during a friend's wedding at the inn and everything was simply wonderful. Leeroy & Jane are amazing hosts and pulled off the wedding without a hitch. The location was spectacular, I could definitely get used to waking up every morning and sitting on my balcony, watching the cows graze in the rolling hills. Each room had its own unique personality and was decorated with a whimiscal touch. All of the rooms were incredibly spacious and had amazing bathrooms!

I really cannot say enough about the hospitality and service at the inn. Every detail was accounted for and was perfect. From the delicious breakfast, with fresh croissants and home made granola to the amazing reception that they put on for my friend's wedding. There are no words to describe the food at the reception besides delightfully tasty! I could have eaten the duck spring roll all night long. Even as we were winding up the party, Leeroy continued to bring out food for us! What a special and beautiful night. I cannot wait to make the trip back to Australia and visit the Spotted Chook!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed at the Spotted Chook for 3 nights at the start of our 2 weeks on the Sunshine Coast. It was very comfortable & relaxing, the hosts were friendly & helpful, & the breakfasts were generous & delicious. I especially appreciated the bath, & the very comfortable bed. I would love to go back next year.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We booked out the entire Spotted Chook & Amelies Petit Maison for our wedding weekend, so we could stay with our close family (half of whom were visiting from the UK)

What a beautiful time we had! The place itself is divine, with so many thoughtful touches, but the hosts Leeroy & Jane were incredible. Our first night we were treated to a wonderful family dinner and just couldn't have felt more looked after. The breakfasts every day were a treat, especially the home baked treats.

Our photographer was thrilled at the myriad opportunities for great images, and Amelie was the perfect place to prepare for our wedding with lots of room for hair & makeup etc! The hand carved king sized bed was super comfy and the fireplace kept everything snuggly and lovely.

Could not recommend highly enough! We will be returning for our anniversary, or perhaps for no reason at all - need a chance to have a spa on the deck!!

Room Tip: Amelies Petit Maison is private & gorgeous. In the main house The Loft is lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

When we started planning our wedding we knew we wanted a personal, intimate, quirky and unique ceremony and reception... The Spotted Chook did NOT disappoint!
From the first time we saw this beautiful venue, we knew it was for us. It has all these qualities and more! Jane and Leeroy are so welcoming and made us (and our guests) feel at home. We had room for our closest friends and family to stay with us for the weekend, which helped make our wedding a very special experience indeed. Not only was the food exceptional, the service and attention to detail was second to none. This little gem has helped make our wedding a true celebration. We will be back again and have already booked for our first anniversary.

Room Tip: Amelie's Petite Maison provides the most romantic and private setting. The room is spacious yet...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Fantastic short stay in every way - beautiful district with lots to do; lovely bed and breakfast with beautiful appointments and extremely clean; gourmet breakfast; and helpful friendly people - nothing was too much trouble, even driving us out to dinner. Will definitely be back. Authentically French in character. Came away feeling truly refreshed.

Room Tip: Stayed in Buttercup room - very pretty, good view, quiet. Other rooms look nice as well.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge

Address: 176 Western Avenue, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Montville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Spotted Chook and Amelie's is the most delightful mix of Australian /European style. Perched on poles and facing the valley with stunning views.The rooms are large with private verandah,sofa, fireplace and air-con. They are all with private bathrooms and Queen or King beds. Soft robes, bar fridge, lcd tv/cd/ipod players. We have a gourmet continental breakfast included in all our prices. The property has guest lounge and dining room where we do breakfast and dinner by arrangement.DVD library, magazines, games and more are for guest enjoyment. We are on 110 acres of family property with cows, horses, chickens and family pets. The rainforest is below with a vast collection of bird life. So come on up and share our piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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