We recently stayed here for a birthday weekend away for my husband. I'll admit I booked it purely based on location - walking distance (1.5km - 20 mins) from 10 minutes by Tractor, where we had dinner booked on the second night .... but there's much more to these cottages than location!
We arrived and were met by Louise, the chatty and friendly owner, who took us down to our cottage (Kookaburra), and showed us around, and gave us instructions on how to maintain and light the wood burning fire, which was already roaring away, giving a warm glow to the cottage. The cottage consists of a bedroom opening out onto a little patio with chairs to sit in the sun, ensuite with spa bath and overhead shower, kitchenette with microwave, electric frypan, and a two ring portable cooktop, as well as the usual toaster/kettle etc, and an open plan area with dining table, sofa,coffee table, flat screen TV/DVD/video/stereo, and a wood burning fire. French doors also open out from the dining area to an outdoor table, and walking from here round to the bedroom patio, you have two sunloungers. All of this surrounded by beautiful surroundings - open fields, kookaburras laughing, and hardly a sign of another human (although there is a pony and an alpaca), despite being right next door to the other cottage!!
Breakfast is provided on a cook-your-own basis - and we probably could have fed ourselves for a week's breakfasts on the supplies provided! Bread, eggs, mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, a can of beans, muesli, cereal, milk, butter, jam, juice, coffee, tea! For those wishing to self cater further than just breakfast, it would be possible with the creative use of the appliances provided, and the fridge would fit your own provisions as well as the breakfast ones provided. All the cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery you need are provided. As is ample firewood, the best fluffy towels ever, lots of pillows, cotton buds in the bathroom drawer, torches to light your way if you go out at night (it's VERY dark if there's no moon) .... almost everything you could think of.
If you venture out, as well as 10x Tractor, there's the restaurants of Noel's Gallery, La Petanque and Green Olive all within easy walking distance. T'Gallant is 2km away, as is the strawberry farm. More than enough to fill a weekend without needing a car. Louise will check if you have bookings and make the required phone calls if needs be.
Really, we had the most pleasant weekend - helped by sunny days, and cold nights so we could crank up the fire, a comfy bed and good nights' sleep! The only things that would have made this perfect would be fluffy bathrobes and the morning papers delivered ;)
(It's probably worthwhile mentioning, as this seems to important to many people, that there's no wi-fi, but we had 3G enabled devices, and there's a clear signal!)
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