“Bush haven - full of surprises
5 of 5 stars Reviewed ...October
Les and Darilyn are exceptional hosts - extremely warm and welcoming. We had a
guided tour of their beautiful property - full of information about indigenous
species and bush tucker. We had a superb dinner and breakfast - Darilyn is a
brilliant cook. This was all topped off by a magnificent spa surrounded by
forest (able to be used day or night !!). The accommodation has been decorated
with real artistic flair - a great night's sleep. We are planning our return
trip already !
Thanks again for an unforgettable weekend.
Michael and I had a wonderful stay and would like to thank you for your warm
Les's guided bush tour was unlike any that I had
gone one - firstly it really was a bush walk! Michael (originally being
from China) had never been on such an informative tour, and Les really
incorporated all of our 5 senses into the bushwalk. I have personally been on
quite a few bush walks, but this has been by far the best.
Your cottage in the forest was beautifully
decorated and we loved looking at all your framed photographs of the wildlife.
The surroundings of your cottage are truly unique and a real discovery! Once
discovered, never forgotten.
Darilyn, the breakfast you served us could not
have been better, in fact every bite was perfect! Could I ask for the name of
the French muffin that you served us? Michael keeps on raving about them and I
would like to get a recipe so that I can make them for him.
Thanks again for a perfect weekend away which was
pleasantly more 'in the forest' than we expected.
Dear Darilyn and Les
We thought we were the only people in Australia that knew how awesome this place
was, but reading through this book we realize that we are Not the only ones who
love this place. Thank you for the food, the walk, the birds, the photography,
the spa, the card games and everything else that we experienced in these two
short days, like everyone else in this book, we’ll be back.
Ali and Noel,
Glorious venue for a honeymoon stopover, one night became
two, we could have stayed forever. A real pleasure to meet you both.
All good wishes Camilla and Ciaran (Lavenderhill,
Di & Keith (Devon) We are so glad we
found you, this has been a fantastic few days for us & the highlight of our long
trip. Thank you Les for spending so much time showing is the wildlife and taking
us around your land and Thank you Darilyn for your food and Hospitality which
was first class. Your accommodation is so comfortable and being able to go in
the spa by candlelight was the icing on the cake. I do hope that one day we will
be able to return. We will certainly pass on details of this superb
Thankyou for your warm hospitality and beautiful breakfasts we had a very
Thanks again Damian and Su Easter Monday
Thanks for a wonderful night's stay -so quiet and peaceful and such a terrific
breakfast and company. We really enjoyed hearing about Australia and comparing
notes on agriculture and education. Thanks also for the helpful hints on where
to see most on our trip North. Walt and Sue Canada
|"The Age Weekender " Going bush - Simply the
best "...despite the magnificence of the setting the highlight of this
bed and breakfast is the modern Australian cuisine which incorporates bush foods and local
"Weekend Affairs" "make sure you take up Les's
invitation for a guided tour of the tracks through the forest. Somewhat of a bush
tuckerman, Les points out what's edible and what has been eating, where signs of animal
life are apparent. The walk brings you to Mr. Porter's log
cabin, former home of an itinerant bean grower...."
Unique, very special cuisine, surroundings and hospitality. For someone who travels
extensively as an occupational hazard, you rank amongst the state's best
Ken Hore, Chief Executive, Country Victoria Tourism Council.
Dear Darilyn and Les, We will never forget our stay at
Goldsmith's. You two truly know the meaning of hospitality and generosity and render it in
an absolutely gorgeous surrounding. The devonshire tea on our arrival was totally
unexpected but very much appreciated and loved. I finally did see a wombat, so now know
everyone wasn't fibbing me!! We really enjoyed our bushwalk Les and learned a lot from you
- hopefully when we are blessed once more to come to Oz we will certainly remember
your bath. You are a winning team and we're sure of great success! Again a world of thanks
Snow Dee and Stephen. Michigan