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If you’re ready for a tree change, plus an opportunity to forge an entirely unique career in hospitality, this idyllic Gold Coast Hinterland property is most deserving of a look-in.  Nestled in lush mountain rainforest at 333 Main Western Road, Mount Tamborine, you’ll find The Polish Place, one of Southeast Queensland’s most charming and iconic […]

If you’re ready for a tree change, plus an opportunity to forge an entirely unique career in hospitality, this idyllic Gold Coast Hinterland property is most deserving of a look-in. 

Nestled in lush mountain rainforest at 333 Main Western Road, Mount Tamborine, you’ll find The Polish Place, one of Southeast Queensland’s most charming and iconic tourist destinations.

Over the past three decades, The Polish Place has evolved into a favourite tourist destination.

This one-of-a-kind property comprises a restaurant, private residence and five self-contained boutique cottage accommodations. All of this, set within the vibrant community of Tamborine, Queensland. The area offers great schools, thriving businesses and an incomparable natural backdrop.

Hidden gem, rich with history

The Polish Place also comes with a long and treasured history, starting from when it served its very first pierogi more than three decades ago. 

In 1983, it became Australia’s first Polish eatery and what began as a humble coffee shop and art gallery has flourished into a multiple-award-winning restaurant and boutique accommodation.

Its current owners, Ania and Phil Sowter have called The Polish Place home for the past 38 years and even today they are still taken aback by the stunning location. 

“We enjoy every evening sunset, sometimes we’re on the balcony thinking, ‘Wow! This is our backyard.’, “she said. 

One of the many stunning sunsets you’ll experience at The Polish Place.

We enjoy every evening sunset, sometimes we’re on the balcony thinking, ‘Wow! This is our backyard.’

Ania Sowter

And that’s the same reaction for thousands of visitors who flock to this charming mountaintop gem each year in search of a tranquil getaway that won’t soon be forgotten.

The Polish Place’s comfortably appointed, self-contained cottages are ideal for a quiet getaway.

How could you not? Chalet guests will enjoy stunning views of the Great Dividing Range from nearly every spot at the property, including their own private spa bath located – in the lounge room of each cottage. They can also warm up in comfort by the wood fireplace, as they unplug from the hustle and bustle of busy life.

One mustn’t forget about the abundant birdlife that also calls the surrounds home, including chatty swathes of friendly lorikeets that visit on a daily basis.

Visitors, young and old enjoy the daily lorikeet visits.

Recipe for success

An ideal balance of work and life has afforded the Sowters unmatched rewards for nearly 40 years and drove them to always make room for improvement, when it came to the business.

“Our motto has always been: Roads to success are always under construction,” she said.

Any visitor to the much-loved landmark will soon see all that “construction” has paid off. You’d be hard-pressed finding a quiet moment in the busy restaurant and bookings fill up fast. 

So why turn over the keys to a legacy three decades in the making? It’s time to slow down for the couple and hand over the reins to someone who can put their own stamp on the already established business.

The Polish Place’s private residence will have new owners feeling like every day is a holiday.

“We still have a few years ahead of us, so we just want to do our own thing and not work,” Ania said – no one can blame them for that. 

They make one promise to The Polish Place’s next owners, “Every day and every sunset will be different.” 

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity won’t last long, book your viewing today. Call Mashelle Jones on 0409 490 045 or Paul Arthur on 0466 776 600.

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Luxury Walkthroughs showcases Australia’s hottest Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate. Join us as Natasha Pruchniewicz reviews amazing luxury properties and chats to award winning developers and industry leaders. Debuted in March 2020, this series provides exclusive insights into the most glamorous properties across Australia by giving viewers an inside look into the world of high-priced real estate. Whether you have a passion for property, interior design or simply love learning more about real estate, Luxury Walkthroughs has something for you.

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