Our time at Avaleigh Elms was just what we needed....quite, relaxing and cozy. We were keen to fossick for Sapphires at the nearby Sapphire bend and the cottage was a very welcome return after ours days of gem hunting. The fireplace was a big hit as were the very comfortable beds. Our daughter enjoyed a walk around the farm and feeding the animals with the resident dog Dougall . Thank you to Jenn and Don for making us feel so welcome. A little piece of country paradise!!
We had a wonderful weekend at Avaleigh Elms. Kerry and Brandon who looked after the property while the owners were away on holiday were most friendly and welcoming. The place was very cosy with the firewood burning, and the resident animals were most adorable! The kitchen is well stocked with all essential cooking utensils and we enjoyed cooking and a wonderful quality time eating dinners and breakfasts. What's more, we were brought fresh farm eggs! Thumbs up! Thank you, Kerry and Brandon,and of course Jenn and Donn too!
Just returned home from another wonderful stay at Avaleigh Elms. We have been a number of times over the last 5 years or so and am so glad to be able to report that its just as magical as ever. We had great weather and roamed around some beautiful countryside, but also just relaxed at the farm with our daughters (now teenagers, not as easily impressed by family trips as they once were) making friends with the animals, horses, donkeys, Alpacas and the most regal looking sheep you ever likely to meet. Last night we sat out at the front of the cottage and watched a mob of Kangaroos feeding in one of the fields nearby, before it went dark and then the amazing array of stars came out. A great stay made even better by the fact that we could now take our little dog Betty. The cottage itself has its own fenced garden and is extremel comfortable and for such an out of the way place, decent TV reception, not that we watched it hardly at all. The owners Jen and Don were so welcoming and this morning we had a wonderful breakfast on the patio of the main house. An experience that could not have been bettered, no matter how much money you spent. Really beautiful and something we will all remember for a long time to come, or at least until our next visit. Even enjoyed the scenery on the trip back to Manly this afternoon through the Blue Mountains. All in all a great way to spend my birthday today. Thanks so much, I highly recommend this little gem of a place to anyone considering a few days away in the countryside, not too far from Sydney.
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