Testimonials from the Country House Retreat Guest Book


August 2019
Thank you for a lovely stay – you have a beautiful home and property. We loved the little ‘extras’ – the ping-pong, spa, fires, pizza oven etc! The beds and couch were very comfortable. Thanks for also making your beautiful home dog-friendly. We’ll definitely be back!

I loved the property so much I want mum and dad to buy it. The dogs loved it as much as me (Tom, aged 11).

Fantastic weekend (50th birthday celebration). We didn’t want to even leave the house during the day!! Everything plus more in the house and property. Also fantastic dog friendly property. We will definitely be back bringing friends to enjoy what we have.

July 2019
Thank you so much for providing us with a wonderfully cosy home to stay in. It has been an absolute pleasure. We enjoyed all the amenities and the seclusion of this place. This beautiful place really blessed us, so thank you very much. The bathrobes were definitely a wonderful luxury. The view is glorious. You’ve been a brilliant host.

Thanks so much for helping us find a little bit of paradise for our honeymoon! Everything was lovely and thoughtfully provided! Definitely coming again soon!

May 2019
Thank you so much. The house was a wonderful home and we had a great week exploring the place. The kids loved feeding the parrots and play equipment, whilst Mum and Dad just loved the country relax! Thank you.

April 2019
This was our second stay at Country House Retreat, only this time we brought the grand-parents. Everything was exactly as we remembered. Peaceful, cosy, welcoming, beautiful. You can’t beat the lovely views, the many varied birds that visit the garden and the sheep. We are so very grateful to have had the opportunity to stay again and make wonderful memories with three generations. Thank you again for having us in your lovely home. We hope to all be back again next year.

March 2019
Thank you for such a wonderful stay – our children loved seeing the cows and sheep and the “grown-ups” enjoyed the hot tub. Just sorry we weren’t able to stay longer! Loved the pizza oven! Thanks again!

February 2019
Thank you so much for this amazing short trip! This place was a wonderful place to make memories and it was perfect for not only adults but the kids as well. We wouldn’t have wanted to spend our holiday anywhere else. Much appreciated! Thank you.

January 2019
Out family had such a fabulous time here. Great to stay at a place that was spacious enough for different subgroupings – adults, kids, adult/kids – to enjoy the space they wanted. We loved the pizza oven and spa. Thanks so very much Kim and Steve.

We had a wonderful relaxing time here at your lovely homestead. Steve was very kind to have brought over the fresh herbs for our pizza which we made in the pizza oven on the last night… and weren’t they great! Yummy, yummy.

Thank you again for our best family and friend’s week away. We always have the best time with many memories that will last a life time. Your country retreat has become our favourite little getaway and we hope to share many more here. Thanks again.

December 2018
A lovely place for a family to “muster” and we did it so comfortably! Thank you.

November 2018
Thank you so much for providing your home to us as a meeting place for our NSW & Victorian family members to gather for Xmas. Especially thank you for providing the Xmas tree. We had a wonderful time. The outside entertainment area and pizza oven were given a workout, as was the table tennis. Had fun catching the yabbies (a bit of childhood reminiscing) We did insist on ‘catch and release’. The wheelchair access and accessible bathroom facilities made our stay possible for Nan, 96 years young! Thanks again for this amazing country experience.

October 2018
What a perfectly lovely place to stay – cosy, luxurious, and down to earth with beautiful surroundings, warmth and lots of children’s things to do as well. Thank you so much for this stay.

August 2018
Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful house for a very much needed ‘girls trip’. We have thoroughly enjoyed cooking pizzas in your pizza oven, breakfast on your gorgeous deck, and chats in your hot tub. Thanks for everything.

A fantastic property, very thoughtful hosts. Thanks for the champers, the soft towels and comfortable sheets and amazing pizza oven and spa. We would recommend a weekend away for anyone wanting “space and tranquillity”.

Dear Kim, Steve and the lovely little ones, Thank you for all your hospitality and for being so kind as to going the extra mile to accommodate our needs during our stay. One of the best places we have ever stayed, and the experience was invaluable! We had a great stay and will be back again.

April 2018
Great place for 2 families!  Wood oven was awesome and used every day.  Cosy and plenty to do….

Feb 2018
Thank you for another wonderful holiday at our favourite country retreat, creating lasting family memories for a lifetime of joy.  See you next time.  Xxxx

April 2017
Thank you, a lovely house and you have thought of everything, even down to kids toys.  We will be back.  Will also be recommending for those on/in wheels – great access….

April 2017
Wow.  Thank you for creating the most amazing retreat.  We loved everything.  From the cosiness and openness to the kind and thoughtful additions woven in everywhere, especially the hammocks, rainwater, farm fresh eggs from the chickens and Easter Bunny.  We loved the immersion in nature, the views through every window.  The boys loved catching 14 yabbies from the dam, which they returned to their family home with encouragement from the girls.  We all feel so nourished, revitalised and relaxed….

Feb 2017
Wonderful family gathering here.  Highlights were wood fired pizza birthday dinner, lots of spas with grand-children, leisurely family dinners and trivia nights.  The grandies also enjoyed the games shed also.  Thanks for the kind hospitality – from warm welcome to home grown herbs and vegies for pizza.  Delightful mix of luxury, serenity and fun.  Love to come back….

Jan 2017
Great place to stay. Thanks to Steve and Kim for great hospitality.  Your herbs were delicious on our wonderful wood fired pizzas.  Caught heaps of yabbies and they tasted great also.  Kids had heaps of fun running around the yard and swinging on the hammocks.  This place is exactly what we needed.  Fresh air, and peace and quiet.  I would recommend to many.  Ticked all the boxes….

Nov 2016
We have had a wonderful stay at Country House Retreat.  It’s a beautiful environment, lovely spacious and clean home – the Sorrento of the Lakes!  We loved cooking pizzas in the wood fired pizza oven and sitting on the deck listening to the birds.  We were so impressed with the set up for disabilities which was one of the reasons we chose this property.  Thank you for everything…

Aug 2016
Kim, thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful retreat.  We LOVED every minute of it and made use of everything.  The pizzas were amazing and the competitive spirits were alive and well in the shed with the table tennis…

Jan 2016
You should be proud of your efforts.  The house is beautiful!  So appreciated a wonderful place that caters so well for wheelchair access.  A lovely place to recharge our batteries – thank you….

Jan 2016
Our week-long stay at the Country House Retreat proved to be a beautiful escape.  The family enjoyed the many delights of country life, from using the pizza oven, spa, laying in the hammock and catching a few yabbies. The location and size of the retreat was perfect for young children and our family dogs.  The views and furnishings added great character and we all felt at home.