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Where to Stay in the Lockyer Valley: Branell Homestead

Branell Homestead is located the Lockyer Valley, just outside the town of Laidley in Queensland.

Branell Homestead, Laidley
Branell Homestead

The homestead is a luxury bed and breakfast just over an hour drive time from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. With three guest rooms in the homestead itself,

Branell Homestead, Laidley
Cabins above the Homestead

and three luxurious cabins upon the hill with sweeping views to the west that overlooking the Lockyer Valley, Branell Homestead offers a place to catch your breath and appreciate life at a relaxed pace.

Branell Homestead, Laidley Queensland

In the main homestead. there are distractions to be had from the floor to ceiling library and in the attic, lounges to settle in and watch a movie on the wall sized screen.

Branell Homestead, Laidley
Premium Luxury Cabin Suite Bedroom

The cabins consist of three separate suites, the Premium Luxury Cabin Suite, the Deluxe Luxury Cabin Suite and the Standard Luxury Cabin Suite. The Premium bedroom and Deluxe Suites are with a king size bed while the standard is with a double bed. All bedrooms have a television and wardrobe space.

Branell Homestead, Laidley

The cabins have two bathrooms. One is private to the Premium Luxury Cabin Suite while the other two Suites share. The bathrooms feature a large shower cubicle, double sink vanity with plenty of space to lay out toiletries.

Branell Homestead, Laidley
Lounge Room

The lounge with its polished timber floors is a comfortable space to unwind and also opens out onto the deck.

Branell Homestead, Laidley

From the deck you have views of the Valley and the Homestead building. As it faces to  the west, you can be sure of some stunning sunset vistas and colours. There is a BBQ and dining table to cook up lunch, dinner or to entertain. Or maybe just sit back in the hanging wicker chair and enjoy that view with a drink in hand.

Branell Homestead, Laidley
Kitchen and Dining

The kitchen is fully fitted out with with appliances and cooking utensils for preparing meals. If you are feeling lazy, optional breakfast hampers are available.

Branell Homestead, Laidley
Cabins at Night

There are 80 acres on the Branell Estate to enjoy the local plant and animal life or to fish from their private jetty. It is also a working cattle property so be prepared for the possibility of some mooing during the day and night. Outside of the Homestead there are the delights of the Lockyer Valley with its very fine produce to discover and the town of Laidley is just a few minutes away.

Branell Homestead, Laidley

Branell Homestead is an oasis from the frantic pace of modern life. With the choice of the Guestrooms or the Cabins you can recharge those batteries, have that romantic weekend or get together with that group of friends. One thing is for sure, it will be hard to leave that view and those sunsets.

Branell Homestead
12 Paroz Road
Laidley, QLD 4341

Gourmantic travelled to Queensland and stayed at Branell Homestead as guests of Brisbane Marketing.

Photography © by Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

About the author

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

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