We had a 4 night stay at the end of April. Late Autumn and it hadn't rained for months but the scenery and bush views were magnificent. As usual I contacted the owners direct for the booking rather than use the third party web sites that add unnecessary expense to the booking cost.
Of note is the 'self service' method of check in and departing. We loved this and but really loved the owners style of totally leaving us alone to enjoy the isolation, but only being a stones throw away if needed. We went out to dinner one night and on our return there had been a power black out. Owner Deb thoughtfully sent a text explaining exactly where torches, candles ect were.
As per other reviews the cottage is spacious and decorated with modern bright furniture. It is light and airy with great views. You can see across to the pond watching ducks swim while under the shower. It is definitely a quiet, serene and romantic place.
Highlight of the stay was the restaurant on the site. We choose the ' Chefs Table' menu. where we had 4 courses of Off Menu dishes prepared by the chef using his freshest and local ingredients. What made this special was the element of surprise with each serving. The chef explained what each dish was and how he had decided to assemble the ingredients.
The cottages are ' off the beaten track' a bit and if walking downstairs to get a latte is important to you then you will need a short drive into Torquay. However everything else this venue offers will more than compensate.
Note - the cottages are not really set up for cooking a full meal (although this would be possible on the BBQ each cottage has). But there is great food on offer at nearby Torquay. Pizza place on foreshore is great, and local pub has good value bistro meals.
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