The Country House at Hunchy: a truly exclusive, serene and secluded hideaway a few minutes’ drive from the artisan village of Montville and Maleny with iconic shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants. A spacious modern Queenslander accommodating guests in luxury and privacy. Imagine relaxing and enjoying the country environment in your own beautifully appointed King Spa suite, on one of your two private verandas or down by the swimming pool listening to the sounds of the surrounding rainforest.
Who are the people behind The Country House at Hunchy?
Karin is primary designer & head cook & chief housekeeper Paul is the admin, ‘go-fer’ & labourer, Rachel & Chris are kitchenhands, Xanthea is housekeeper, Adam the gardener. Grandkids keep us grounded
Tell us something quirky or memorable about you, your team, your customer or your business
We moved from typical suburbia supposedly into retirement! Completely new to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the tourism industry and The Country House at Hunchy. There was a storm. A power pole on our land in the distance was struck by lightning and caught fire. No power. Next morning we had a small herd of cattle led by a burly bull drinking from the fountain out front. The following day our possessions arrived. Lots of boxes filled the guest Dining Room, Library and TV Lounge. How were we prepared for our first guests 3 days later? Absolutely no idea but we did with a 5* review to boot!
What’s the favourite thing you love about your business?
The house itself. The spectacular views. The location. Montville. Maleny. The Sunshine Coast Region. The Hinterland. The coast. The second-to-none local fresh produce. The local people. Not forgetting our guests who trust us enough to invest their hard earned dollars and invaluable time away at The Country House at Hunchy. The thank you’s. The transformation from tired, exasperated looking visitors after a Friday evening on the Bruce Highway to relaxed looking friends reticent to leave on Sunday
What’s the company background?
Once upon a time in faraway Yorkshire, a little girl dreamt of owning a Bed & Breakfast perhaps a little more upmarket than those she stayed in during family holidays in the north of England.
Fast forward a few decades and across to the other side of the world to The Country House at Hunchy. 2 years ago we left suburban Brisbane to move to our very favourite part of the world, the glorious Sunshine Coast Hinterland!
Yes, definitely more upmarket than those bastions of traditional B&Bs. But the principles stayed the same: a good bed, good company and simple home cooked food done well.
What’s your ultimate vision for The Country House at Hunchy?
Keeping to the same principles throughout: a good bed, good company and simple home cooked food done well. Guests arrive as visitors but leave as friends who want to come back here again and again.
A testimonial about The Country House at Hunchy?
Our first B&B experience so we were a little apprehensive. Paul and Karin are exceptional hosts. A lovely, modern Queenslander set in an idyllic setting very close to Montville. Very private. Breakfasts are the best ever! We felt very spoilt. You have set the bar very high for other B&Bs.
More information about The Country House at Hunchy
Tourism Region: QLD-Sunshine Coast
Industry sector: Accommodation