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“With exemplary service and old world charm of a nineteenth century mansion, this is one of our most favorite places in Australia”

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Faversham House York
Ranked #3 of 16 York B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We needed a place to hold a seminar and were recommended to Faversham House by a friend. Except that there is no ensuite, this is one of the most memorable places we have ever stayed. For instance we enjoyed a personally cooked breakfast sitting in the dining room, looking out at the pomegranate trees into the courtyard. I can thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing stay in the West.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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faversham026, Owner at Faversham House York, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2012

Thank you for your lovely words. I am sorry that due to other bookings, we were unable to offer you an ensuite room. I hope when you are over this side of the world again, that we can extend this accommodation to "put the cherry on the cake". Thanks again

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Reviewed December 27, 2011

My fiance and I stayed Faversham House in a quest for a romantic weekend away close to Perth. We found Nola and Richard to be very welcoming, striking the perfect balance of friendly and engaging without being overbearing. Nola was recovering from knee surgery at the time, yet we were taken care of superbly. We were made to feel at home among the antiques and the warm furnishings and old world decor provides a link to a simpler time, albeit with all the mod cons you'd expect from contemporary accommodation. Faversham House is a fascinating reminder of a bygone era, where luxury, comfort and conversation were king.

To cut a long story short, we fell in love with Faversham House and were married there in April 2007. Reading some of the (very few) negative reviews makes me wonder if those guests were capable of appreciating the special place they were staying in.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nathan R
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in a manor room for a special birthday. The owner was away so we were left to be attended by their daughter and her husband, or something like that. When we arrived, they were just about to head out so we were hurriedly shown around and then left to our own devices. Not a very warm welcome.

The room itself was pretty but the bed was so soft as to be uncomfortable and I did not sleep well. Breakfast was included but was not explained to us. By the time we figured out that we could order a hot breakfast, it was too late. I wouldn't bother staying here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank TrixeeBelle
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We booked in for one night. The only rooms available were in the servants quarters which didn't have an ensuite, but we weren't concerned about this.

The room, not in the main house, was small but comfortable. Bathroom was nearby and was clean and functional. As we were the only people staying in the servants quarters we were given a key to the main house to use the guest lounge inside the house, which has a log fire burning, comfy couches, magazines and books.

Continental breakfast in the lovely dining room was included and it was fantastic - delicious stewed fruit, yoghurt, cereal, a variety of bread to toast, juices, tea, and coffee.

The gardens are charming and there are lots of interesting nooks to sit quietly and enjoy the peace and quiet.

The owners are friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank MMFonhols
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

My partner and I recently stayed at Faversham House. Pulling up it looks absolutely stunning, however things went a little downhill from there. Think Fawlty Towers.

We stayed in the somewhat overpriced "servants quarters" and on leaving I felt like we had been treated like servants by the owners.

After spending 2010 travelling throughout the developing world I would say this was by far the least friendly "hotel" I have stayed in during the past 24 months - we felt like we were offending the owners by our mere presence and were told off on a number of occasions for bizarre things - we are paying guests not your naughty grandchildren!

Our room was tiny and dank and we had to go outside to get to the bathroom which smelt like a sewage tank.

The only positive thing about this place was the owners dog, which WAS friendly!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank RJ83255103
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

My partner Susie and I have just relished in 2 days of absolute peace and quiet at Faversham house, whilst there were other guests staying there, one never saw them apart from breakfast and certainly did not hear them.
Having been greeted by Nola and shown the necessary parts of the house, she was not seen again until breakfast, what an amazing degree of trust, to in effect be saying, here is my house enjoy it as if your own, I trust you !!!
Such a pleasure as against other places where one could feel that the eyes of the owner are upon you.
No TV what a revelation, and you realise you do not need it and this allows you to totally relax, in fact the impossible happened I was fast asleep by 8pm, not because I was bored but because I was that relaxed.
Certainly a place to return to for that special feeling
David & Susie

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank DavidvPerth
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Last week we headed off to York for a two night stay at Faversham House. We were slightly apprehensive, as the last time we had stayed at Faversham House some years ago we found the owners less than friendly. However we had found a very good promotion on the internet and decided to try again. As soon as we arrived and Nola greeted us, we knew it was going to be a much better experience. Nola and Richard Bliss are new-to-us owners - friendly, funny, and very hospitable. They have been at Faversham House for seven years, and have worked very hard to improve it. It is still a work in progress for Richard, who is making wonderful new areas around the grounds in which to relax.
We had the Pepper Tree room, a light sunny room with a dressing annexe and an ensuite.
The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, so much better than the very expensive bed we bought last year! Everything was spotlessly clean thanks to the little whirlwind who cleans the house. I can't remember her name, (was it Marcia?) but she can come and clean my house any time!
The breakfast was beautifully prepared by a young Irish man who knew his bacon! On offer were poached fruits, yogurt, various breads to toast, and eggs served however one preferred with bacon, tomatoes, and sausages. The conserves were homemade, and we had delicious lemon butter, and apricot jam placed on our table. Vegemite was also available!
We had afternoon tea made up on individual trays, on the imposing lawn - scones with homemade jam, and a delicious homemade slice. Evening drinks were enjoyed on the large verandah, which has comfortable chairs placed along its length. After dinner in York, (Faversham House does not do evening meals) we went back and sat in the drawing room in front of a blazing log fire. It was a great room for relaxing, with deep comfy sofas, a stereo with assorted music to play, and in an adjoining room a shelf full of board games. The warmth of the wooden floors and antiques, and NO T.V., made it very special. This time we are recounting our visit to Faversham House with pleasure, and we hope very much to make a return visit. Thank you for emailing the recipe for the almond slice Nola, it is a huge hit with my family.
Faversham House is a lovely getaway for those adults wanting to totally relax and unwind. We are so glad we "discovered" Nola and Richard!!

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Faversham House York

Address: 24 - 26 Grey St | (entrance off Centennial Drive), York, Western Australia 6302, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Avon Valley > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $98 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Faversham House York 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Faversham House was built in 1850's, and is situated in York, just 96 kms from Perth CBD. Set in its own large gardens but still within 5 minutes stroll of York's restaurants and attractions. The adjacent court. The spacious ensuite with claw foot bath and rain shower flags this as our premier suite. A further ensuite room with tv is situated in the courtyard.The original mansion houses 7 spacious bedrooms with kingsize beds and own bathrooms, some ensuite. Gorgeous breakfast served in grand Victorian dining hall, includes poached fruit, jams and lemon butter to name a few.Relax in the drawing room with log fire, explore the books in the library or indulge in some old fashioned board games.Ideal for a romantic break, or as a base to explore the delights of the Avon Valley with wildflowers, heritage towns, hot air ballooning and nature walks. ... more   less 
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