We stopped here to try some of the ciders we had heard about at the cellar door. if you do make it this far out of Margaret River, make sure you try the ciders here - they are really great and very good value.
We just ordered some light afternoon tea to share with coffees and the traditional scones. My husband is allergic to strawberries so had to order different jam for his scones. This wasn't a big deal at all, however despite me telling the staff he was allergic, they still served the scones with strawberry jam. Thankfully I had the insight to double check with the wait-staff and he didn't eat it. Again, not a problem, but this lack of attention to detail can be frustrating when you have specifically mentioned it.
The coffee was passable - not the best in the region. The short macchiato was served WAY too hot.
The cottage and outside area was really lovely and you can tell there is care and general attention paid to the grounds as it's changed a lot in the last few years. Probably our biggest complaint was sitting outside was made disgusting by the pure volume of flies and mosquitos. Don't get me wrong, I live in Australia and am willing to accept what goes with eating outdoors, however this was unbearable to the point we stopped eating and just left. There didn't appear to be any kind of bug control around including coils, sticks or even sprays to make the it just that bit more comfortable. My experience in WA however is not many places do this well, with the exception of places up North like Broome.
That said, if you visit on a day where there are less bugs around, you can probably sit outside and have a comfortable and relaxing view.
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December 3, 2013
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Thanks for the review you recently posted for the Berry Farm. Yes unfortunately at this time of the year (every year) the whole region (especially farms) is over run by flies. Once the dung beetles are out the flies tend to almost disappear. Every year we do place baits (10 bait stations) throughout the cottage garden for the flies, but these are placed in the trees and bushes so people find it hard to see them.
Despite the flies, the cottage garden is a great place to sit and enjoy the surroundings and the food.
We hope to see you again (when it is not fly season). Travel safe.
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