I'm going to give this rating a Very Good rating, though with some caveats. For starters, this is a close as you can stay to the 12 Apostles, which makes for a nice way to return to the 12 Apostles if you desire to see the sunrise, which I did, and have the park mostly to yourself. The farm house is located quite remotely on a farm, a few kilometers down a dirt road (no other places were in sight on this road). For tranquility and peace, it is a most serene setting. At Twilight, kangaroos line the dirt road, so drive carefully. One of our best experiences on our trip was seeing kangaroos silhouetted against a setting sun on top of a hill on this farm, hopping along. It looked like a scene out of National Geographic. The farm house is a classic farm setting, and our host, Win and Don, warmly greeted us, and provided an excellent breakfast in the morning for us, too. It is a few kilometers drive into town for dinner, and this is a very very small town...just a couple of restaurants, so best to dine early as they likely close early. Our room was spacious and had lovely views of the farm. The bathroom is well maintained and modern, and the place was quite clean. Your entrance to your room is through the main house entrance, and up the stairs, where a community room with a kitchenette is available for coffee and tea. I recall on each side of this room were the two guest rooms, where we got to know the three guests from Paris staying in the other room. The rooms are decorated in classic farm house setting, I suppose, and our Queen size bed was average in comfort. What made this experience delightfully unique was the authenticity of staying on a family farm with its local family owners, and getting to know them. My only caveat is not really so much a caveat as it is to understand the rural experience you are signing up for. For us, it was a nice alternative to the lodges and hotels we had been staying in during our holiday in Australia, and it provided a nice encounter with local Australians that may otherwise, be easily overlooked on a tour.
- Also Known As:
- Loch Ard Bed & Breakfast Port Campbell/Great Ocean Road, Australia