As many have said, the owners are fantastic. Ros and Chris were both very welcoming and helpful with suggestions of places we might go throughout our stay, and also very good humoured and pleasant.
The accomodation is good; air conditioning and heating both were briefly used whilst we stayed (the weather can be like that!) and worked well. The room was clean and modern - and the whole place feels "looked after". In some hotels I have stayed in, there are scuffs on the paintwork from people moving their luggage in and out. Not here.
Location is great; possums and wallabies can apparently be seen at night/dusk and the owners will even provide you with a map and torch for this purpose.
The food was also a treat. The menu is (I suspect deliberatly) quite small, but what they do they do brilliantly. We ate at the Wanderers Rest on two evenings, and had breakfast there one one morning. All were excellent. Especially try the lemon delicious pudding if they are doing it.
We briefly used the pool, which isn't heated but is perfectly warm enough for a dip on a hot day. It was very pleasant.
We also used the wifi, which doesn't reach to the rooms but works very well in the restaurant/lounge - especially considering the distances of phone lines involved in getting it there! It isn't massively fast - perhaps a couple of megabits/second or thereabouts, but we found it perfectly reliable for facebooking and emailing/skyping.
Finally, we both found we slept very soundly indeed, and our room (and I suspect all rooms) had a fantastic view through the trees onto the water. Wonderful. I have already recommended it to my parents who will be staying there next year.
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