Not only the 3 little pigs got to stay in a straw house. This unique luxury B&B farm is just over 2 hrs from Brisbane & in the middle of so many things to see and do. Stanthorpe is officially the "coolest" place in Q'ld. with lower temps, less humidity & cool nights making it the perfect escape anytime of the year.
THE STRAW HOUSE B&B is a unique style of accommodation. The cottages are made of straw bales and stucco making them both warm in winter, cool in summer and insulated from the outside world. You can either stay in a cottage or our new luxury tiny House. The Straw House Farm BNB is set on 22 acres which you are welcome to explore. Take a walk through the apple orchard and in season sample the fruit, take a bottle of wine, a cheese platter and something to sizzle to the fire pit or on the BBQ and make a night of it. Visit the chickens, feed and pet our two big boys, highland cows Aklan and Bahookie. There is lots of room to roam and to relax. Kids and dogs are very welcome at the Straw House and undercover parking is available for all visitors.
The Straw House Farm B&B offers 2 straw bale cottages. Each cottage has a queen size bed and a fold down sofa bed great for an adult or little kids. The bedding is Sheridan, the tea selection is T2, and your own Nespresso machine awaits. Enjoy home baked treats which will be waiting for you to enjoy with your tea and coffee when you arrive. This is not your average bed & breakfast.
Make a new best friend with one of our four beautiful APLACAS (Pablo, Edwardo, Diego and Nigel) recently checked in permanently to the Straw House. You are welcome to help out or just hang out with them during your stay. And we now have 9 miniature goats (the ones that don't eat plants or washing apparently). There are three lovely ladies and two little boys. Their names are Pippin, Fancy Pants, Screaming Sally, Rupert & Rex. The babies George and Gerry and Charlie and Chelsea could not be cuter and love to be picked up and cuddled. They are lots of fun and are hand fed. Their favourite food is raisin toast, you are welcome to feed them!!
Last Christmas our cow collection increased with the arrival of three gorgeous girls. Bonnie, Holly and Ivy are Sottish Belted Galloways. In Feb 2021 Bonnie gave birth the Benny, the cutest guy in town. His new best mate Hamish arrived thanks to Holly in March. Baby Gus joined Team Straw House in September. His favourite food is marshmallows. (His picture is on the Enquire Now page below).
There is also much to do outside the gates of the Straw House. We are just a few minutes from not only some of the region’s best wineries, (favourites include Heritage Estate and The Summit) but also a stones throw from the Maze, Law Dogs, The Christmas Farm, Stanthorpe Cheese and Sutton’s Juice Factory, Cidery and Café with their award-winning products and the apple pie abound. Travel through Stanthorpe for more wineries and specialty establishments and if you desire, walk it all off at one of the region's famous national parks which include Girraween, Bald Rock and Sundowner.
The Straw House & Covid 19. We are lucky that a stay at the Straw House already complies with many features that help keep you safe during your stay your given that:
· We are small – just 3 accommodation spots
· We are owner operated so have complete control over all aspects of the business including cleaning/hygiene practices.
· You have direct access from your accommodation i.e. there are no corridors or shared spaces with other guests.
· You have self-check in/check out and you need no contact with us at all if desired.
In addition, we are applying additional rigor to our already comprehensive cleaning practices with particular focus on regular sanitising of high-touch areas such as door handles, taps etc. and have placed hand sanitiser to each room
We have a brand new accommodation option & are proud and excited to finally share our news. Over the past 6 months we have built a TINY HOUSE from a retired 20 tonne wheat trailer (now that's recycling). It sits up on the edge of the old vineyard in the paddock with the animals.
This luxury style accommodation (with ensuite) is for 2 adults only and comes with all the trimmings, brand new Sheridan linen and towels, Sheridan bathrobes, magazines, wine, chocolates, luxury tea (T2) and coffee (Nespresso) etc.
While tiny houses are super popular they are rarely offered as holiday accommodation. We believe ours the first in the region and the first in Australia where you can "sleep" with the animals. It's like an animal safari but with hairy cooos, alpacas, miniature goats and Scottish Belted Galloways, who are all very happy to get up close and personal!!
Cost is from $350 per night (2 night minimum) and that of course includes the famous big Straw House Breakfast and unlimited time with the animals.
There is lots of room in the kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee machine and lots of lovely bits and pieces for you to use and enjoy.
Sit on your private deck or the breakfast (or wine) bar and watch the world go by. Enjoy your big breakfast or enjoy a glass of local wine, while the animals pass on by.
Our breakfasts includes locally sourced & homemade delicious morsels including seasonal fruit, yoghurt, breads, spreads, & our own eggs which we cook a variety of ways. Omelettes, eggs Benny & corn fritters are our speciality. (See reviews below). The breakfast have become just a little bit famous!
There are some great places to eat nearby. Alternatively for a cheap and relaxing night in cook at the fire pit or on the BBQ. The stars are spectacular on a clear night.
Children are welcome in our Straw Cottages. There is lots for them to do and they are welcome to explore the Straw House Farm including animal feeding, petting, farm tours, outdoor games and marshmallow toasting at the fire pit.
Well behaved dogs are welcome too in the cottages. There is lots of room for them to run and explore.
Please contact us directly to book these guys in. Extra charges apply.
Cottage rates are from $ 250 per night for 2 people and tiny house rates start from $350 per night for up to 2 adults (low season). Prices includes a delicious breakfast, unlimited time on the farm and with the animals !!
A minimum of 2 nights applies.
Check in is from 2:00 PM and check out by 10:00 AM. Let's know in advance if different times suit you better and we will accomodate you if we can !
Mitchell stayed in September 2021 (booking.com)
This place was amazing & the breakfast was the best I’ve ever had! That banana bread was epic.
Sam and Kate stayed in August 2021 (booked direct)
Everything about the Straw House Farm Bed and Breakfast was 5 star!! The accommodation is beautiful and so carefully fitted out. The property is gorgeous. We spent a night cooking at the fire pit under the stars and it was incredible. The animals are wonderful we rushed "home" every night to help put them to bed. The breakfasts were equal to or better than any restaurant we've ever been to.
The Portman Family stayed in July 21 (booked direct)
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cosy warm straw cottage, your delightful furry family, your time and company around the fire pit, and your scrumptious breakfasts! We're always grateful being able to come back to the cottage and be warm, enjoy beautiful coffee's, tea and milo! We’ve stayed at your Straw House in summer and now winter! Next trip we'll make a night of it around the fire pit too, winter or summer. By the way, those brownies were amazing and just when we thought nothing would top it, came the best banana bread ever! We packed the rest of it for the road trip😋 Looking forward to coming back! Miss you already. You’re like a family we keep wanting to go back to!
Jennifer and Geoff stayed in July 21 (Booked Direct).
We had a lovely 3 nights in the Tiny House. The bed was comfortable, the food was delicious and our room was snug and warm. Waking up and enjoying breakfast on the deck in the sun was just so relaxing and lovely. And…..the entertainment: watching the goats jump and play, being visited by excited happy puppy dogs and watching the cows and alpacas begin their daily march around the paddock made our stay at The Straw House perfect. Thanks for having us 😌
Jenny and Greg stayed in May 21 (booked direct) We listened to some friends talk of a recent stay at Stanthorpe, decided it sounded great and we booked for the May long weekend.
Nothing could have prepared us for how delightful our stay was at The Straw House!
From the warm and genuine welcome, farm tour and perfectly appointed cottage to the riotously funny and quirky farm critters, we were simply smitten.
The personal touches: home made goodies on arrival, delicious breakfasts cooked by Anna and Tony, and the very real conversations left us knowing we would return.
We cannot recommend The Straw House highly enough!
Kayleigh & Brent staying in the Tiny House in May (booked direct)
The Tiny House was the most perfect weekend for us. The service was fantastic and it had everything we needed, plus so much more! The big breakfasts were delicious and so were the freshly baked brownies they’d cooked for us on arrival. The best part was all of the animals, we loved sitting on the deck watching them.
We’ll be recommending the Straw House to all of our friends and family.
Mira stayed in January 2021 (booked direct)
Straw House BnB is a property we'll definitely return to. We found the cottage to be comfortable, cool and cosy. It offers tranquil surroundings and we had fun with the highland cattle, alpacas, goats and chooks. We also cycled in the orchard and on nearby bike tracks. Their home cooked breakfasts are absolutely delicious! Thank you!
Jennifer stayed in December 2020 (booked direct)
The accommodation was delightful. A beautiful room amongst a beautiful setting. Anna and Tony were wonderful hosts and so kind. On arrival, we were shown to our room and then around the farm where we were able to feed and visit the cattle, alpacas, goats and chickens as we please.
It is hard to put into words but this B&B offered more than cute accommodation. The rooms were filled with love and the farm and animals were in a happy place. This gave our entire stay the most fulfilling feeling. This was a true country escape, where our minds could relax and we were made to feel like we were welcome and at home.
And as a side note, the breakfasts provided were all homemade and absolutely delicious. Will definitely be visiting again.
Ted & Anna stayed in November 2020
Thank you so much for hosting us at The Straw House. You have done such a great job with the property and the beautiful animals. We can't compliment you highly enough on the food -- it was all amazing! We look forward to seeing you again soon (and recommending to friends in the meantime).
Katie stayed on October 2020
We had a wonderful stay with our two pups at the straw house cottage. A beautiful farm, friendly animals, gorgeous cottage that is immaculately presented with beautiful gardens and complete with big comfy bed and coffee machine!
Highlights were definitely the home baked treats on arrival and breakfast each day too - delicious, filling and varied home cooked meals! A surprise each day to wake up to. For a cosy night in Anna & Tony can also provide a 2-course dinner. Which we topped off with star gazing and roasting marshmallows around the outdoor fire.
Emily stayed in September 2020 (booked via this website)
We have just finished our second stay at Straw House and it feels like we have left family! Anna and Tony are amazing hosts and their bnb is exceptional in all aspects. Our 4 year old and 19 month old absolutely adored the chickens and alpacas, the food Anna and Tony cook is mouth watering and their warm reception makes us never want to leave! we will be coming back again and again for sure. Thoughtful amenities · Spacious. Quiet rooms.
Connie stayed in September 2020 (booked direct) What a wonderful weekend at The Straw House B&B! This was recommended to us and we were so happy with the experience, we will certainly be back. Anna and Tony, along with the ‘family’ are most welcoming, the food is amazing, the cottages perfect. We used this as our base for cycling around the area and it worked so well. See you again soon 😃
Autumn stayed in August 2020 (booked via this website) Wow!!!! Special place yes, but more importantly exceptionally very special hosts Anna and Tony. Along with all their beautiful fur babies the Straw Houses felt like coming home. The best breakfast on both days, scrumptious!!!!! The Straw Houses are on the doorstep to all the beauty the Stanthorpe region has to offer. Thank you for a special way to celebrate my belated birthday 🙂💜
Terri Dempsey-Ceh stayed in July 2020 (booked direct) We have just arrived home from a sensational 4 days staying out at The Straw House. Anna and Tony were fantastic hosts, very accommodating, hospitable and there to help with all of our needs. We will be back to spend more time at this well located property, the rooms were cosy, especially with the Sheridan sheets and bath towels, the bathrooms were filled with beautiful Washpool products and the breakfasts each morning were next level tasty! We had the pleasure of having an open fire in the big straw house and also enjoyed the company of both Anna and Tony as we all chatted and enjoy a locally made vino 🍷
And, Hugo Blonde, Stanley Brown the two beautiful house dogs were absolutely adorable and so well behaved 🙌 We also feed the hairy cows, which I have wanted to do for along time. We made some great memories out here with our close friends and fantastic hospitality from Anna and Tony 🙌
Tim stayed in July 2020 (Booking.com) “The host Anna was very accommodating and friendly. The straw house was very warm at night with no heating required after you go to bed. The bed was comfy and being vegan, were surprised by the homemade vegan cookies on arrival. The host also made us a vegan breakfast!! We got to experience patting and feeding the highland cows that live on the property and pat the owners 2 labs! The property is located approx. 10 mins from Stanthorpe town centre and about a 2.5 hour drive from Brisbane. There was plenty to do around the area also!”
Ingrid stayed in the Big Straw House in June 2020 (Facebook) What a delightful time we all had! Thank you Anna and Tony for your embracing welcome to not only Steve and I, but also my daughter and 14 month old granddaughter. I think our puppies had the best time! Whisky and Soda our labs loved the space, company of Hugo and Stanley, and your accommodation - particularly the fireplace! Breakfast was spectacular! Dinner was superb! Above all you generously recognised Steve's birthday weekend with a beautiful personal touch.
Merryn stayed in June 2020 (Tripadvisor) “Perfect gateway to the Granite Belt
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend away in Stanthorpe and surrounds, staying at The Straw House B&B. Anna and Tony could not have been more wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they were more than friendly and helpful and happy to chat. Each morning a delicious hot, home cooked breakfast was delivered to the room. The property was perfect for a wander at any time of the day or afternoon, which meant we spotted birds, rabbits and the gorgeous highland cattle, that are hand fed every afternoon with an invitation to join in. The accommodation is at the gateway to the granite belt and literally around the corner from award winning wineries and Sam's the fruit and vegetable shop. We decided to drive back to Warwick on the Old Stanthorpe Rd, which had no traffic and really lent itself to the 'Sunday country drive'. We had the most wonderful weekend away in the straw cottage, it was warm and welcoming and comfortable, with beautiful quilts and a homely feel, with the welcome treat of chocolate brownies and an eclectic range of reading materials if you came empty handed. I wish we had more time to explore the beautiful Granite Belt region, but no doubt we will be back, and we know where to stay.
Rachel stayed in June 2020 (Airbnb) “Charming private cottage-style studio bnb. You share a very thick wall so would never know others were there unless you wanted to. Anna and Tony are friendly and down to earth with a lovely property and they are good cooks! Hot breakfast is served to your cottage studio on a tray so great for people like us who prefer privacy on a couple's weekend away. Location is near the main highway but cottage walls are very thick and noise will not disturb you. Heating is via an electric fireplace but Anna and Tony are happy to light the outdoor fire pit if real flames are a must.
Cindy stayed in May 2020 (Booking.com) “Wonderful accommodating hosts. The grounds and orchard are lovely for an afternoon walk and our room was exceptional. The breakfast makes you wish you were staying another night and the attention to detail makes this an exceptional B & B to stay in. Would recommend to anyone, at any time, for any reason. We left feeling valued as guests and would definitely stay again if the opportunity arose. Thank you guys. 10/10 🙂
Karen stayed in March 2020 (Booked via this website) March 2020 On behalf of Cooper the cavoodle and myself I would to express my total delight in having the honour to spend a night at the Straw House. It was so warm and inviting and you made us feel so welcomed. The food was delicious, nothing like a home cooked meal. Cooper is still pining for the sheep doorstop but you can’t have everything. I am sure to come back with my family. Again thank you so much for your hospitality.10/10 no lie.Regards Karen
Jorrit stayed in Feb 2020 (Booking.com) Feb 2020“The hosts couldn't have been more welcoming. A last minute booking, yet the room was exceptionally clean and well equipped. They welcome you personally, are full of knowledge of the area and local restaurants (though they haven't even been running the place for more than 6 months) and offer extra services like a baby bed just out of gratuity. We've had the most pleasant stay walking around the apple orchard and a wonderful night sleep in a very comfortable bed. The breakfast deserves a special mention as it's served personally to you with no effort spared. A service bar none, the hosts really go above and beyond.”
Annie stayed in November 2019 (Airbnb) Fantastic hosts with a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast. Anna is very welcoming with an immaculately clean property, beautiful amenities and an absolutely glorious breakfast of local produce, house baked bread and even fresh eggs from the onsite chickens! The two gorgeous doggos really make the place feel like home as well. A tiny gem in Dalveen, we can't wait to visit again and spend a bit more time in the area.
Christine stayed in December 2019 (booking.com) “The owners are so welcoming I would highly recommend this stay to anyone & would definitely stay again, the breakfast was awesome the best we had on our little road trip, if your on a wine tasting trip it's the perfect location for just that. ”
Michelle stayed in December 2019 (Airbnb) We had a wonderful stay in the lovely straw house! The facilities are clean & tidy. A great coffee machine, milk in the fridge with fresh cookies when we arrived was a lovely touch. The breakfast they provided was next level good!! A smorgasbord of things to taste & snack on in the morning. Not to mention the best omelette I’ve ever had!! They were friendly & personable hosts who went the extra mile to make our stay great! Would definitely stay again. The dog friendly element was exactly what we needed too. Thanks again for a great stay!!
Absolutely. We beat any online price . You can send us a booking enquiry (below) or just call us on 0466 134 777.
Yes. We get great reception in this part of town!
We deliver breakfast to your door at a time that suits you. You can eat in the garden or in bed in your PJ's. Larger groups can join us in the courtyard where we can serve up some delicious treats.
Ready to book ? Got a question about our straw cottages, our tiny house or our fury friends? We love to help please get in touch.
21 Straw House Lane, Dalveen (Stanthorpe) Queensland 4374, Australia.
6:30 am - 6:30 pm