67 Cahills Road, Byfield, QLD 4703
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Ferns Hideaway Wilderness Resort
Ferns Hideaway is an exquisite popular and well known property on the banks of Waterpark Creek, in the beautiful rainforest region of Byfield, on Central Queensland's Capricorn Coast, Australia .
Established in 1988 and opened for business in 1990 by its current owners, Ferns Hideaway is a freehold property situated 39 kilometres north of Yeppoon on 40 acres of sclerophyll forest. The Colonial style 100 seat licensed restaurant, complete with air conditioning and open log fire place for winter, has recently won "best restaurant in the region", (January 2018.)
Adjoining the Restaurant is the owner/managers air conditioned residence, with its 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal garage , and a kitchen/dining room area.
Ferns Hideaway has four traditional style, self contained log cabins and one lodge. The cabins all include an open fireplace, air conditioning, spa baths, satellite TV and a walk around open veranda, each sleeping up to 6 guests . Each cabin is unique and secluded. Bowenia Lodge, however breaks from the traditional style with its two separate bedrooms, a newly renovated bathroom featuring a claw foot bath, kitchenette dining room satellite TV and large deck to enjoy the forest. Another advantage for Bowenia Lodge is its close proximity to the ever popular "Secret Garden".
Situated close to one side of the restaurant lies the large grassed Caravan Park area, complete with a travellers lounge and fire place known as the "Trough and Trolley". For the comfort of travellers there is a camp kitchen, open fire pits and a large tank of beautiful drinking water, which is constantly topped up by the generous rainfall in the region. The Trough and Trolley is a very popular social hub for campers with its open area and fireplace and a phone charging station.
For maintenance and repairs there is a four bay powered machinery shed housing the service equipment, ranging from a zero turn mower, ride on and push mowers, chainsaws and vast array of other tools. This building also contains a full workshop. To further help with the maintenance of the immaculate lawn and garden surrounds, there is a Kubota 33 tractor with bucket and slasher.
Included in the garden surrounds with their beautifully established lawns, there is a full size tennis court , a wedding ceremony area under a large shady fig , a beach volley court, a sun covered saltwater swimming pool with an eight person relaxation spa, pergola and solar heater.
A very popular activity for guests and visitors at Ferns Hideaway is simply to enjoy the bush walks under the tall Melaleuca's lined Waterpark creek. This beautiful creek flows all year long and is only a two minute walk through the forest from the Restaurant. Spot the natural bird life , throw in a fishing line or paddle along in one of the eight Canadian canoes tethered on the shady palmed banks while admiring the mirror images of the pristine, peaceful fresh water creek. There is an abundance of friendly wild life to enjoy .
John & Genevieve have operated Ferns Hideaway for over 28 years, and several years back, to create a more relaxed and peaceful lifestyle for themselves, they decided to operate their beautiful restaurant for only three days a week.(Fri Sat Sun). So currently the Restaurant is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday with accommodation 7 days a week which provides a good income.
This family run, well established business has huge potential for growth for the new owner and is well presented and positioned for possibly a retreat/wellness style centre or perhaps the new owner might want to keep it just for their own solitude.
Ferns will be sold on a walk in walk out basis and Marto will be available to help the new owners transition into their new lifestyle operating Ferns Hideaway.