Secluded on a hill in the lush, quiet hinterland of Queensland’s buzzing Sunshine Coast, lies an intimate, romantic manor house that is part retreat, part European-style estate and home away from home; just 90 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the beaches and vibrant village of Noosa. Spicers Clovelly Estate has only ten refined and private suites. It is sited on a 22 acre estate where ancient figs, jacarandas and groves of magnolia and gardenia grace the grounds; an invitation to amble, The style is tastefully French-provincial and the plush furnishings, luxurious fabrics and linens, and architecture of the main house are inviting, romantic and utterly unique. Friendly staff share a dedication to providing a very high level of professional yet personal service. Exclusive to in-house guests, a treatment at Spa Anise heightens the already relaxing surrounds of the estate to a state of pure bliss. Curl up with a book in the library or lounge before wandering out to the terrace to enjoy a delightful high tea of Parisian pastries. Mingle with guests at the dramatically styled stone bar before dining at in-house restaurant the Long Apron, where the region’s abundance of superb produce provides a feast for the senses.