Had a great time with Sue and Bill. They've created an oasis for wildlife from the ground up, and the effect is a homely atmosphere, immersed in nature with lots of additional touches for comfort. (Sheriden towles and linen sheets, amazing shower and gourmet breakfast goods, coffee machine etc.)
Close to wineries and food spots to go out, or additionally great place to pick up your own artisan bread and gourmet cheese, smoked meat and of course some great wine, to have your own picnic overlooking the lake. Beautiful spot either out on the balcony or in the warmth of your cosy lounge with big windows that look out to lake and all the lovely birdies. :)
Hosts are friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing... My only advice:
*You must like dogs! There are 4 friendly and energetic Airedale Terriers; and like to be around for pats!! My partner and I love dogs so we enjoyed when they came to say "Hi."
However, If you have a nice car perhaps ask in advance to lock the younger girl dog "Jemima" up when you are first arriving. She was a fantastic welcoming party! :) However, she jumped a lot on my partners new car as we were driving in and left some deep scratches behind. This would be the only negative of the stay and could be easily fixed with some advanced notice of arrival. *
Very enjoyable, highly recommend.
This charming, cosy cottage set in stunning grounds, overlooking a lake, was a delight to experience.The peace and tranquility in serene surroundings made us feel more than just one hour away from busy Melbourne. We learned so much about the vast variety of plant species and wildlife lovingly nurtured by Sue and professor Bill; they really are two of the most amazing people that have lovingly cultivated a thriving ecosystem. Our dogs spent hours trying to keep up with ducks and the resident Airedales it was a shame to bring them home. The cottage was warm and cosy with thoughtful additions such as pure wool blankets, and crisp pure linen sheets on the bed; we couldn’t have been more comfortable. The gorgeous bathroom was spotlessly clean with a huge shower and fluffy towels; we were even provided with bath robes making it easy to pop outside to drink coffee and watch the early morning bird life.Sue provided fabulous breakfast ingredients (strawberries included) and Bill was kind enough to give us a guided tour of our surroundings; such genuine and warm hospitality is hard to find. Waking up to King Parrots outside your window and falling asleep to the sound of frogs and crickets makes this place hard to leave and we can’t wait to return.
Romantic, mud brick character-filled cottage, walks around the marvellous lagoon or sit under the trees watching the wildlife, what's not to love about this gorgeous place!
We took a winter break and the cottage was warm and cosy from the moment we arrived. Food provisions were appetising and generous, fresh fruit, cheese and nibbles, a bottle of wine and chocolates awaited us. The breakfast food was yummy, appetising and plentiful and we enjoyed the homemade preserves and good fresh coffee.
The cottage itself is clean, well equipped and spacious, the surroundings are idyllic
and our hosts and their fabulous dogs were delightful.
We particularly enjoyed the Monday to Thursday package staying two nights at Yarra Ranges and two nights at The Burrow. We took a leisurely trip between the two places stopping along the way to explore some of the walks, cafe's and the magnificent forests. Moving from one to the other is an easy distance and because it is well organised between the two locations the transition was seamless.
What an amazing beautiful place!
We had such a wonderful stay surrounded by natures.
A lovely detailed care of the fresh cut flowers placed around the cottage and freshness of the food & fresh produces provided.
A pet friendly paradise.
Spent a night at Bill and Sue’s. The communication with Sue leading up to our stay was spot on. The accommodation perfect with everything you would ever need supplied. A great location for visiting all the wineries. Sue and Bill were extremely accommodating and approachable and supplied a great breakfast too. You couldn’t ask for a better more peaceful place to stay in the middle of a nature oasis. Thanks again Bill and Sue!
What a Gem!!! Sue and Bill created a lovely spot, surrounded by birds and nature sounds - time to breath and enjoy the billabong and views around.
The attention to details is amazing, we were spoiled with great breakfast and much more, will be happy to return for longer time.
Located nestled in a valley with a beautiful outlook on to the lake filled with bird life.
Sue and Bill were the perfect hosts. Accommodation very comfortable with delightful treats to enjoy. Walking around the lake seeing the bird life was a delight.
We will return!