My husband has already penned his review but I want to give my side of it. We stayed in a Garden Suite for 5 nights in April 2012 and at first, being a city girl, I was not used to the silence of the night. Waking up to the views of the beautiful estate was breathtaking. Our kitchenette was very well equipped with a large fridge, freezer, toaster, coffee maker, electric hobs, microwave etc so each morning we made a big breakfast using the local cheeses, organic eggs, fresh breads etc. We sat at our dining table with the incredible view of the countryside, we opened up the patio doors so our whole room was open to the outside, and so the day began! Our Garden Suite had a huge bathroom with sunken bath which was actually a jacuzzi, very large shower and lots of fresh fluffy towels. Elaine was kind enough to leave candles, slippers, bath oils etc
The Garden Suites do not have internet so we visited the main house every day to download our emails and skype the kids. Elaine was always very helpful, she was happy to make recommendations and help us make restaurant bookings, she advised us where to go and even what was good on the menu. In the living room there's a lot of books on the local area plus magazines and a cupboard full of DVD's if you wish to borrow them! Nothing was too much trouble for Elaine, even as we waved farewell on our last day, Steven told us to drop in at the Eagle brewery on our way up to the Lighthouse (which we did and it was excellent). I'm usually someone who likes to discover places by myself but this is one of those times I listened because Elaine obviously knows the area like the back of her hand, she knows so much but she doesn't force it on you, she is sensitive and kind with a heck of a personality.
We would highly recommend Gilgara in every respect, it's only a 10 min drive from the Margaret River town and a short drive to all the main wineries. We found our stay very relaxing and comfortable, we slept the best we've ever slept and we would definitely like to return with our children in the future.
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