For Jane and Craig Sparling finding the Little Desert Hotel at Kiata for sale on the internet saw an opportunity for a life style change and a great challenge.
On February 2 the couple formally from Rosebud took ownership of the Hotel, with Jane and Craig both having previous experience in the food and beverage industry.
Their two sons Michael who is doing an apprenticeship at Wombelano and Nathan attends Nhill Secondary College.
Mrs Sparling said: “We have settled in well and are enjoying country life, it's relaxing and we have had great support from the community up to date.
“The Hotel is open daily from 12 noon to late offering a bar menu Monday to Sunday and bistro meals on Friday and Saturday nights only from 6-8.30pm”, Mrs Sparling said.
“We offer food from a toasted sandwich to a delicious two course meal. We offer the bistro room for meetings, meals and functions throughout the week but bookings are essential. The beer garden is also available”.
The Hotel prides itself in offering the public a footy tipping competition as well as a darts and pool competition which is to start soon.
Mr Sparling said they welcome names for all competitions and invite people to register by calling into the Hotel or phoning 53 899224.
The Hotel has re-opened after being closed for 12 months.

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