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Fairbanks Guesthouse - Rural Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Relax and recharge in the fully self contained renovated farm house on a working cattle property near Ballandean. Sleeping 6 Fairbanks Guesthouse is your ultimate getaway for peace & quiet. Located only 10 minutes from Ballandean, 25 minutes from Stanthorpe and 40 minutes from Tenterfield.

Immerse yourself in nature by visiting neighbouring Sundown National Park or Girraween National Park. The stars provide amazing viewing during the crisp clear nights. Bird Watching is also an option with the rare Diamond Firetail making it's home here.

A few minutes drive away are award winning Ballandean Estate Wines, Golden Grove Winery and numerous Granite Belt wineries and attractions. Tour operators will pick up from your front door.

You may simply wish to relax and get cosy by the log fire taking the time to recharge your body and soul.

Options are endless!

More Details

Juanita McMeniman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Ballandean, Australia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main bathroom - bath with shower
    Ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing


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Fairbanks Guesthouse - Rural Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful location providing amazing views any time of day. The peace and quite allows you to relax in the country setting. It is also nice and local to many wineries and sites in the Granite Belt. We try and make this a regular each year!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Coolum, Queensland, Australia

Perfect long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay - great facilities; well equipped home;warm comfy beds; cosy fire; great visits to wineries and national parks.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time, can't fault anything. Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deanne, we are happy you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you and your family again one day!
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lovely homestead

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was huge and even nicer than in the photos. The fire in the living room and the gas heater kept the house warm despite it being a freezing weekend in ballandean!

The house is in a great spot - located on a cattle property at the end of the road after driving past a number of wineries, and we saw kangaroos and deer every day.

Juanita was lovely and very attentive - making sure there was enough firewood because it was so cold!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Shona. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to seeing you again one day!
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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia

Large house with all amenities and wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful experience for us. A group of us stayed here for a music event held nearby and the owners were very accommodating and helpful from the time we initially enquired. A wonderful period home with modern amenities, it is a bit out of town so you will need to be stocked for provisions but to look at the clear sky at night and enjoy the serenity is well worth the drive.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marianne, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A Perfect Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Fairbanks is a wonderful house & we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay! (I did not want to leave). 3 great sized bedrooms with lovely, comfy beds. 2 bathrooms inside + outdoor loo. It's a large, sprawling farmhouse and there's plenty of room to spread out and take in the ambience and fresh country air. A local wine tour company picked us up for a day trip and then dropped us home which was brilliant. We cooked meals in the well equipped kitchen. We relaxed with our wine purchases in front of a crackling log fire. Juanita was a perfect host. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
The Barrellroom, Ballandean Estaate Winery
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Wineries/National Parks


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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