The location is wonderfully peaceful and remote, despite the proximity to Sydney. Once you cross the Hawkesbury River at Wiseman's Ferry you can already feel yourself relaxing into a slower pace.
On arrival, Geoffrey made sure we felt at home with a roaring fire in the hearth and coffee, cheese and biscuits before serving a home cooked evening meal.
We stayed in the Honeymoon suite for 2 nights and made full use of the suite's wonderful spa bath with bush views.
If you don't mountain bike, horse ride or 4x4 there is still lots to do around St Albans. We did a 2 hour walk up Jack's Track to take in the stunning views from the top of the escarpment, down into the valley below. Afterwards, the Settlers Arms was the perfect spot to enjoy a beer in the spring sunshine.
The owners are building an amazing sustainable garden on the property, and Bandusia would definitely appeal to anyone with green fingers who is looking to get far away from the city on the weekend.