Booked the Cottage and the Spa suite together tfor 2 nights to cater for a big group of girls. It was our 50th birthday celebration and wanted some "catch up" time as some of us have not met each other over 30 years. And what a great venue to hold this reunion. The cottage was large and sooo pretty and quaint. My girlfriends absolutely adored the place. As usual, Lesley the owner is so thoughtful and gave us wonderful flowers and a bottle of champagne...so sweet!. Here are the great stuff:
Albeit further away from the touristy area, we all had cars so it was not a problem. Sufficient parking space for 5 cars at least. Being further away, it was really like we have been transported to fairy land...the cottage is nestled amongst the huge and tall trees and pretty flowers....fresh air all around, lovely! The Puffing Billy train tracks are just outside the cottage so watch out for the train...it caused a stir!
The Cottage has 3 bedrooms and can sleep 8 pax. One bedroom with king size bed and 2 other upstairs with a double + single beds. We had more girls so some girls brought sleeping bags. Plenty of room. 2 bathrooms with toilets. One of the bathrooms has a huge jacuzzi and a rainshower...so nice! There is a huge table which can accommodate 8 pax and a wooden bench at the verandah (behind the cottage) which can sit maybe another 8 pax...so there was plenty of room for our BBQ party. Yes, they have an electric BBQ pit but rather small but we were given another portable one to accommodate our crowd so it was fine.
The kitchen is one of the best stocked kitchen I have ever seen. There is 4 hob gas stove with an oven. A microwave oven and kettle and sufficient cutlery and crockery for our group so that speaks for itself! There is an electric frying pan and even a hand blender to whip our cream...how great is that....
The lounge is big with 2 sofas and a huge flat screen tv. There are games and books available so it was very very comfortable. There is a verandah in front of the cottage and there is a small table with 2 chairs for a cup of tea maybe...
The Spa Suite
This is another lovely unit and very suitable for honey mooners. We took the unit due to our crowd and this unit can fit 3 comfortably as it has a 4 poster bed and a single sofa bed. Can fit 2 kids maybe. A tv is also available. The unit has a huge spa (similar as the Cottage) and a little table for 2. It has a microwave oven, a small fridge and a kettle. It has very quaint furnishing and looks so homey and comfy...perfect!
Not so good point
We only have one BIG complaint...the wifi was terrible!!! The signal was weak and some phones couldn't get connected at all. We need to walk to the reception to get the signal. We would like to suggest that a router be set up in the Cottage itself since it is the furthest from the reception area. I believe the spa suite would not be affected as it is very close to the main building where the reception is.
All in all we enjoyed our stay in this beautiful property. Highly recommended....Great job Lesley and thanks for being so accommodating to our group!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whistle-Stopover is a luxury Bed & Breakfast situated alongside the famous Puffing Billy Railway track between Cockatoo and Gembrook in a mountain ash forest setting.The train passes by the one acre property twice daily and will stop at Fielder Station to pick up or drop off guests when pre-arrangement is made, from the station it is only a one minute walk and you are back at Whistle-Stopover.At Whistle-Stopover your host Lesley Bock offers two types of accommodation, a three bedroom fully self contained Federation Style Cottage and also a traditional B&B Luxury Spa Suite. Both are suitable for Wedding accommodation with the Honey Moon couple able to luxuriate in the privacy of the opulent Suite and the guests comfortably accommodated in the Cottage. ... more less
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