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“Hospitality plus plus” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chesleigh Homestead

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Chesleigh Homestead
Ranked #1 of 3 Sofala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hospitality plus plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

It's hard to write a review about a place that is so good and is so well known to us. My family has been coming to Cheslwigh for many years to ride, to get away from the city, to see the whole Milky Way and be looked after like a family member.
Mike and Jan are the most hospitable hosts ever and are endlessly warm hearted, with the soul purpose of making your stay comfortable and unforgettable.
The food is superb and plentiful, the roaring campfire gives rise to conversation, and poetry which Mike recites with aplomb ( this sounds super daggy but it's SO Cool think Man from Snowy River) and often other entertainments happen! Not to mention the horse riding, bush picnics, visits to HillEnd or Sofala pub.
For overseas guests it's Australia at its best, no schmaltz. Lots of kangaroos and wildlife too.
That's why we keep going back. I forgot to mention the games room and no TV!

Don't consider other farmstays this is the best.

Room Tip: All rooms are comfy, some share facilities.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

The perfect weekend getaway (although I could always stay longer) after years of enjoying Chesleigh Homested as a youth it was a special opportunity to stay with my entire family over a wintery Christmas in July weekend, introducing the newer members of the family to the homestyle joys of Chesleigh. Stunning food (Friday night buffet was brilliant), clean air, horse riding, afternoon stroll to the creek. An evening game of pool before dinner or maybe just sitting by the fire. Our room was cozy and comfortable although visited only for sleeping as there is too much to do (or not do) outside. Jan and Mike are amazing hosts and very accomodating of my dietry requirements. We won't let so much time pass between visits again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Our whole family loves Chesleigh- particularly our horse-mad daughter, of course. The games room is the best- pool table, ping pong table, lots of comfortable lounges, and tables to play the many board games, chess etc. A pool (not huge, but the right size to be friendly) and a lovely warm spa- lots of verandas to curl up on, and a beautiful scented garden. And the food.. every meal we rock up and think we won't be able to eat anything more, but it is all just too delicious. And the stars.... a great place to set up the telescope. Just love this place.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2011

We have been staying at Chesleigh each year or two for the past 25 years. If you want to get away from city madness, try Chesleigh. Wonderful open fies to greet you on your arrival, Jan's superb country cooking, Mikes entertainment, no mobile phone service, relaxation, relaxation, relaxation OR take a walk on the 3000 acres if you need exercise, swimming pool, heated spa, ride the horses (extra charge). BYO alcohol but everything else is included (except horse riding) We are going again in August 2011 with friends, self contained cabins with ensuite or rooms in the Homestead with share facilities.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank buffie46
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Property: Chesleigh Homestead
Address: 319 Hill End Rd, Sofala, New South Wales 2795, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sofala
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Sofala
Hotel Class:4 star — Chesleigh Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chesleigh offers delightful country accommodation on our 3000acre wilderness property. All your delicious home cooked meals are included in our price and we offer some of the best horse riding in NSW. We are the only venue in Sofala to teach you to pan for gold and then there are our beautiful creeks to hone your skills. We have 10 bedrooms and can cater for couples, families, weddings,small business functions,and special celebrations. ... more   less 

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