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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.