Stroudover Cottage is like nothing we’re ever experienced before.
My partner and I had the pleasure of visiting the cottage for a chef’s table dinner to celebrate a milestone birthday with family.
We were treated to a five-course dinner (and a couple of surprise courses too).
The food blew our socks off. Everything was packed full of fresh, local flavours and we were lucky enough to be there during truffle season.
Patrick, the wonderful host and chef, is clearly passionate about what he does and you can see and taste the love and care that goes into every dish. He is amazingly creative when it comes to flavours, presentation and even the way you eat the dish. He manages to create an evening that is sophisticated, playful and relaxing.
I’m allergic to gluten and have come to accept that there’ll be dishes I’ll miss out on, but not at Stroudover Cottage. Patrick made a gluten free alternative for every course. I’m talking freshly baked breads (that actually tasted like real bread) and delicious golden pastries.
And it doesn’t end with the food.
There is nothing like enjoying a wonderful meal with your loved ones and then being able to fall asleep in front of a fire. No long drive home, no designated drivers, just all the good stuff.
Edwina & Scott
Beautiful cottage, surrounded by gorgeous gardens & mountain views. Hosts were wonderful & friendly. We did a cheese workshop whilst we were there which was a fun challenge and kept us entertained for the day. Would highly recommend to anyone that was looking for a quiet escape, or a countryside stopover on the way to the south coast.
A group of my friends and I completed the Sausages@Stroudover Cottage course with Patrick. All the equipment was organised and ready for us and the instructions were clearly outlined in a highly entertaining way. We made 5 types of sausages: Nurnberger, Breakfast Banger, Lamb and Rosemary, Bemboka Banger and surprisingly Chocalatas. Morning tea and lunch was included in the very reasonable cost. The day was such fun we have booked a cheese making course for this year. We will know by the end of that day how to make soft cheeses such as mascarpone, ricotta, feta, and quark.
Completing courses with Patrick at Stroudover Cottage is a very enjoyable day and your kitchen skills will definitely be improved.
All your senses will be treated at Stroudover Cottage. We took over with some friends for a winter getaway - straight away you know you are in for something special, perhaps it's the mountain range or sunset.
With the fire raging and the drinks flowing, Patrick steps in and cooks the most amazing meal.
A food experience like no other in a stunning country setting.
My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at the picturesque Stroudover Cottage with our host and master chef Patrick. Our 2 siberian huskies were in dog heaven with lots of space to run around and a holiday we could all share together. We opted to do Patrick's 2 day cooking course and under his expert guidance were able to cook and enjoy a magnificent 4 course gourmet dinner. We're looking forward to our next holiday with our dogs down to Stroudover Cottage at Bemboka.
We have visited Patrick at Bemboka a number of times now as our family of 4 plus our 3 dogs. We are not sure who loves it most actually as it's perfect for all to rest, relax or get active with what is on offer in the area. We now have come to looking forward to opportunities to get away to Stroudover in the school holidays, and always find something new to explore each time we stay.
Patrick is a wonderful host and would highly recommend to anyone, but in particular if you enjoy cooking and want to learn more in the heart of where you are staying. We loved the cheese making course.
Thanks Patrick for making Stroudover so special, and can only recommend to those who want to take advantage of this idyllic setting whilst also getting the chance to relax with your family and man's best friend!
We continue to visit a few times a year, and it's our number 1 'family getaway' for lots of great reasons.
My lovely husband arranged 60th birthday experience of a lifetime. Multi course gourmet dinner with family served with great style by Patrick. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful meal. Cottage was lovely with views over surrounding countryside. Recommend this weekend experience to anyone celebrating a special day. Thanks Patrick