Spicers perfect country luxury with Montville House

Spicers Clovelly Estate in the Sunshine Coast hinterland has quietly revealed an elegant addition to their property of luxury suites and spaces nestled in the rolling hills of the Blackall Ranges. Montville House is a luxuriously appointed stand-alone guesthouse opened to the public in mid-June 2020 as a new expression of Clovelly Estate’s signature French provincial style.

Enveloped by 22 acres of lush, landscaped grounds, Montville House offers six self-contained suites, each with a marble-tiled ensuite and its own distinctive character, among an array of shared spaces that perfectly balance the social with the private – and perfect for groups of 6 to 12 people who want to build connections and celebrate life in a verdant country paradise.

The attention to detail and preference for understatement over ostentation at Montville House applies as much to the destination Long Apron Restaurant as the careful design and human comfort embodied in the diverse selection of suite and spa accommodation.

The team at Spicers Clovelly Estate want to create an emotional connection with guests through engagement on all levels: touch, taste, smell, mind, body, soul. In an environment that inspires invention and exploration, with wonders around every bend in the path and beautiful settings to delight the imagination and inspire gatherings.


Discover a taste of true country elegance with a touch of modern French influences. Refined. Innovative. Unexpected.

The Long Apron Restaurant is one of the most highly awarded restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. The restaurant has achieved two Chef’s Hats in the Australian Good Food Guide plus the Readers’ Choice award for the European category and is ranked 18 in the Delicious Top 100 Restaurants for 2019.

A true gastronomic journey awaits, epitomising creative culinary excellence while maintaining the personal engagement Spicers Retreats are known for. “It’s not just about food,” says Head Chef Chris Hagan. “From making a booking to being greeted at the car with an umbrella if it is raining – it’s all the other ways we can enhance the guest’s visit.”

The dedicated team of chefs at The Long Apron draw on classic French ethos and technique in the kitchen, matching time-honoured disciplines with contemporary artistry. There’s a respect and knowledge of the traditional techniques and recipes that underpin modern day cooking.

Chef Chris comments that “Communication between the entire team is for me so important. When working together, we create something very special. Our team briefings and new dish tastings ensure the whole team are on the same page, and reinforces why we implement specific cooking procedures and how we structure the menu.”