We picked Allumbah Pocket Cottages because of previous reviews and we were not disappointed by any means. The cottages are well laid out, with plenty of cupboard space for two, a small kitchenette, living area, king size bed and covered pergola at the front; the right size for two people. Rob and Melanie, were lovely and ensured your every need was met. The guest lounge / outdoor area, with a large smart TV and ample seating for all guests, plus happy hour between 5pm-6pm was a great idea. Happy hour included complimentary red or white wine. The lounge area also had access to the free WIFI, which these days is an absolute must have.
Now for the location. The cottages are in the middle of Yungaburra, which is an historic village located approximately 15km from Atherton. The village has six restaurants/cafes and a hotel (historic of course), providing a range of dining options. We ate at Nicks and the Lake Eacham Hotel, both were good. Nick's is Swiss/Italian with a good variety of meals and the Hotel, serves what I would call good pub meals at very reasonable prices. Scattered throughout Yungaburra are also a number of gift shops, wood work, antique and craft galleries. You can't go past the unique craft shop ' Trudy Designs' located in the Church, just up from Nicks restaurant. On the last Saturday of the month are the Yungaburra Markets, these are the largest markets in the Tablelands and definitely worth a visit. Easily over 200 stalls, with a large variety of crafts, plants and fruit/vegetable. You will need to get there early, we were there at 8am and by 9am, it was packed.
All up we stayed at Allumbah Pocket Cottages for five nights and used it as a base to visit the tableland, including Herberton for the Historical Village (which was just great), Mareeba (Coffee Works is a must), Milla Milla for the waterfalls and rainforest walks, Milanda for the Diary Centre and waterfall (make sure you visit the information centre as it will tell you how the Tablelands was created), Atherton for the Chinese Temple and Crystal Caves. Plus, don't forget Lake Eachem for a swim and Lake Barrine (a great teahouse) and lastly, but certainly not least the Avenue of Honour located near lake Tinnaroo (just follow the signs from Yungaburra). The Avenue of Honour is a tribute to our fallen soldiers in Afghanistan, which can be viewed by day or night.
Okay almost done. Located directly behind Allumbah Pocket Cottages is Petersen Creek, which has platypus and turtles for viewing. We went down twice and saw a platypus on both occasions.
Overall Allumbah Pocket Cottages is a good place to stay, very well run and located.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Yungaburra Home away from home! Six heritage themed Cottages Beautifully outfitted, self-contained cottages ready to home you for the duration of your stay. Our cottages are all fully self-contained and are equipped to ensure that you feel pampered and relaxed. Although there are many surrounding areas waiting to be explored, you will be tempted not to leave the premises! ... more less
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