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Echoing the Sunshine Coast’s rich agricultural legacy, the new Sixty6 Acres country retreat has opened bringing luxury accommodation and pineapples back to an area just five minutes from the famed Big Pineapple.

Located in Woombye, less than 15 minutes from the Sunshine Coast’s legendary beaches, Sixty6 Acres provides an ultimate contemporary farmstay to rest, relax and recharge.

Andrew and Jo Pitcher have transformed a formerly rundown farm and established six individual luxe ‘quarters’ overlooking a lake and lawns, each with their own large veranda, from which guests can soak up the wide, open spaces as the sun sets.

The self-contained, two-bedroom architecturally designed quarters feature wood burning fireplaces, freestanding baths, full kitchens and the very best of stylish furnishings and facilities. The look and decor have been carefully curated by stylist Belle Hemming, from the Belle Bright Project.

Every room makes the most of the landscape – including the master bedroom with a free-standing bath that offers both privacy and a spectacular view.

Perfect for couples and families, the intimate setting also makes Sixty6 Acres ideal for family reunions, friends’ gatherings, special occasions and wedding party groups.

While serenity and relaxation might be the preference for many visitors, guests have plenty of opportunities for exercise and activities on the property, which includes large forested areas and creeks, inhabited by platypus.

Guests can also take a stroll up to The Stables to pat and feed a menagerie of friendly farm animals including miniature English donkeys, belted Galloway steers, babydoll Southdown sheep and a Chicken Caravan with a range of fluffy and feathered breeds.

The Pitchers are well-advanced in reviving the farm’s productive capacity, with 7,200 pineapples planted in recent weeks, an homage to Woombye’s once prolific pineapple industry. They will be producing fruit in 9-18 months. They have also planted a small sugar cane crop, which was also a feature of the area in earlier times.

In addition, grapes are being grown in the mini winery, and citrus, coffee, macadamias and mangoes are under cultivation, and over 2000 native trees have been planted across the property.

Leisurely afternoons can be spent on the pitch and putt golf greens, kayaking on the lake, and toasting marshmallows around the firepit by the barbecue.

Project managed from inception to completion by Andrew and Jo, who bought the site after viewing and staying in dozens of similar farmstays around Australia as well as in Canada and England, Sixty6 Acres is a reflection of the growing attraction for “haycations”.

“The beauty of Sixty6 Acres is that it is both set in a lovely country environment but is just 15 minutes from beaches and the airport, thirty minutes to Noosa and just five minutes to the Big Pineapple, which has the Sunshine & Sons distillery, Treetops Ropes Adventure and Wildlife HQ,” says Andrew.

“It offers guests the best of both worlds. You can treat Sixty6 Acres as a cocooning sanctuary, where you can just read books on the veranda, curl up in front of the fire, and cook great meals using the Sunshine Coast’s legendary local produce. Equally, you can get out and about and enjoy an active short-break, as you’re close to everything. What we can guarantee is that all our guests will leave richer and relaxed for the experience.”

Rates start from $400 a night for up to four guests per villa (rates subject to availability, conditions apply).

Further information and bookings: www.sixty6acres.com