My husband and I stayed in the boathouse in it's romantic, relaxed setting by the lake. We loved sipping wine while stargazing from the verandah in the evening. An early morning walk through the beautifully landscaped gardens and the coolness of the rainforest was rich with the sounds of different birds and lush trees and foliage. The amazingly coloured king parrots that came to sit with us at breakfast were almost tame. The hospitality offered by Richard and Rosemary ensured this was a honeymoon to remember.
We spent 2 nights at Cloudlake and had such a relaxing time. If you are looking to switch off, take some deep breathes and simply enjoy the view then this will tick the boxes. Our cottage was clean and the bed comfortable. The kitchen was sufficient enough to prepare a decent meal and the deck was the spot for the wine and cheese. Richard and Rosemary have created some good walks on their land and their cottage garden was inspiring and such a pleasure to walk through. Highly recommend Cloudlake for that weekend retreat.
We stayed at the charming Mother of Ducks cottage. The little touches were perfect and the main bed was deliciously comfortable. It was the perfect place to while away the weekend and so nice to not have to get in the car to enjoy the beautiful landscaped grounds, pleasant countryside and towering rainforest all on the property. The lack of tv was a bonus as we cracked out the boardgames and read the paper. A very special place. We had 3 adults and two children in our party and it would have been a bit squishy with more.
As soon as you open the door to the Mother of Ducks house at Cloudlake, it can be a shock to the senses. You step back in time to when life was simpler. No mobile phone coverage, or TV connection, quaint furniture, rustic kitchens, comfy beds with mosquito nets, crockery that is mismatched. But once you get past the sense of nostalgia, the place is very clean with all the amenities and comfort you could want in a home for the weekend. The house is so peaceful and overlooking a small lake full of ducks , with the bush surrounding you full of birds.Inside the house is a treasure trove of items from books to crockery and furniture , which would keep you busy checking them all out for weeks. The hosts Richard and Rosemary really care about the house and surrounds, and Richard was on hand to deliver our huge breakfast basket for 2 of the mornings we requested it..the basket had enough fresh food in it to feed 4 people for 3 days, so absolutely value for money. If you want a break from the mundane and stress of life, this is a place you should check out. If you like 5 star accommodation, suggest you stay at the Hilton, but if you like comfort, clean rustic charm, enough mod cons (BBQ,Fridge,Hot water,microwave, CDs AND VCRs etc) then this is the place for you. Sit by the fireplace, or sit on the verandah and watch the world go by with a glass of wine and loved ones... I took my elderly parents with my wife and I. My parents loved the queen old fashioned bed and my wife and I had the 2 singles in the second bedroom. Would be good for families as well, as plenty for the kids to see and do..albeit away from the TV for a while. I would definitely recommend for quiet times away, or even for a family/friends who want to enjoy each others company rather than bright lights and noisy city venues.…
This wonderful property was a pleasure to stay at, so peaceful yet full of surprises. The hosts were very friendly and helpful while respecting your privacy at the same time. The changing scenery (with the weather) was always beautiful, "Cloudlake" living up to its name when some mist rolled in over the water following rain. A wonderful array of birds visited in the mornings while a small colony of flying foxes came to drink at dusk before heading off to feed. A big surprise was there were no mosquitoes which made sitting on the deck such a pleasant experience.