Frequently Asked Questions

 

How close to town are you located?

We are located 2.6km (including our 600 metre driveway) from the Post Office in the centre of Stanthorpe township, which takes 3 minutes to drive. Surrounded by 30 acres of bushland, many guests are surprised just how close yet remote they feel from town. 


Is breakfast included in the rate?

Breakfast is an optional extra you can add to your stay. As the cottages have self contained kitchens and the centre of town is only 3 minutes drive away, we have decided to give guests the option to choose their preferred breakfast option. Should you decide at anytime during your stay to order a freshly hot cooked breakfast served to your cottage door, you can let us know when you are here. Check out our menu here.


Are you pet friendly?

Due to our bushland location and free roaming wildlife, the presence of foreign animals impacts the balance of nature. Even though we are animal lovers and have our own farm animals, we do not allow guests to bring their pets. We have also found that guests that do come to the region with their pets are limited in where they can go, as our National Parks and many attractions do not allow pets.


Do all your cottages have fireplaces?

Yes, all our cottages and the lodge have slow wood burning combustion fireplaces which are easy to use and keep your cottage toasty warm throughout the day and night.


Do you provide wood for the fire?

Yes, we provide sufficient wood for the duration of your stay.


Can I have my wedding at Diamondvale?

Diamondvale is an accommodation offering that has the ability to host small gatherings, like weddings at the Pioneer Hut and grounds. We can host approximately 20-25 people at once, as we have limited facilities. Please visit our Groups & Special Occasions page for further details or contact us to discuss your specific requirements.


What heating and cooling options do you have?

The cool climate in the Granite Belt doesn't require the need for air-conditioners in the cottages. From approximately April through to October, the fires keep the cottages warm, as well as electric heaters and electric blankets on the beds. In the warmer months, the temperature rarely exceeds 30ÂșC, so we find ceiling fans are sufficient to circulate the cool low teen evening temperatures which allow for a restful night's sleep. Diamondvale is striving to be Eco Friendly and therefore we make conscious decisions so as not to impact our property, region and our planet.


Can I bring my motorhome/caravan or camp by the creek?

Diamondvale is a premium and luxurious accommodation offering on the Granite Belt. We are not licensed for, nor allow camping, caravans or motorhomes on the property.


What's included in the tariff?

Diamondvale prides itself on providing guests with generous inclusions all as part of your accommodation tariff. 

The items listed below are just some of the thoughtful additions tucked away in your cottage awaiting your arrival:

  • Milk, selection of boutique Madura black and herbal teas, premium instant coffee, ground plunger coffee, salt, pepper, oils, sauces, cling wrap, alfoil, etc...

  • Toiletries incl local Washpool Soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, powder, hair spray, deodorant etc

  • Iron Bark fire wood supplied all year round and topped up throughout your stay

  • Kindling and fire starters also refilled as required

  • Candles, books, magazines, board games & trinkets all provided to make your cottage feel like home

  • Access to an expansive DVD collection

  • Use of the BBQ with all necessary cooking utensils for casual meals

  • Unwinding in the Pioneer Hut and enjoying the indoor open fire or outdoor fire pit with wood provided

  • In Winter guests have the option of requesting a "fire service" where you just ask and we tend to your fire while you are out - making sure your cottage is toasty warm on your return from a busy day exploring the region

  • Personalised self-drive itineraries designed to meet your needs when sight seeing in the region 

  • Country-style hospitality delivered by owners who reside on the premises 

  • Free access to WIFI (*WIFI is not available at the Lodge)