The cottages are in a beautiful location and on first sight we just loved it, however it didn't take long for the negatives to detract from our initial impressions.
Firstly, we stayed in Emily and the afternoons and early evening were so uncomfortably hot it was almost unbearable. There had been a token sun mesh type blind installed on one kitchen window (and one longe window) but it didn't suffice and something with much more block-out is urgently needed. The penetrating light and heat filtered through to the lounge room which consequently was like an oven. Because of the direct line of sunshine, there was no escape on the balcony either, as it was in full sun with no awnings or even an umbrella to offer respite. All intentions of a lovely glass of local wine while overlooking the beautiful brooke were therefore shattered.
Secondly, yes it was great to have a cob of bread provided, even though it had been purchased on special at Woolworths supermarket ( hardly gourmet or luxury) but its attraction quickly waned when we noticed the use by date - it had expired! Hmmmm. Not a very good omen.
Thirdly, yes I understand the expectation that guests cut down on the housekeeping for the owners by doing all of the washing up and tidying up in the kitchen, which we certainly did. However, I also have an expectation of clean premises and the proprietors need to take responsibility for the accumulation of dust and dirt between, for example, the end of the kitchen cupboards and the wall that juts out near the waste bin. Ditto for the blind in the bathroom.
Fourthly, The cabins urgently need insulation. I was kept awake by the snoring of the man in the adjoining cabin and also heard their alarm clock.
Fifthly, previous reviewers who complained about the paucity of bacon rations were lucky; at least they apparently were provided with a little. We had no eggs and no bacon. Definitely not what I expect from what purports to be a top class operation.
Overall, the experience was a disappointment.
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