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Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage

70 Bay Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
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#4 of 5 guest houses in Mount Gambier
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Colwyn is a large Manor House perfectly situated approx 700 metres between the Blue Lake and the CBD, It is sold on a per room basis or complete house depending on availability. The tariff includes a continental breakfast. The house has 500 SM floor space & many original features it won the best house in the Australian Home Beautiful magazine in 1928. We have two large lounges, a solarium & a sauna, the layout of the bedrooms is 3 upstairs and one on the ground floor with two bathrooms. Large enchanted Gardens with beautiful,cork,cedar & huge walnut trees.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Darts
Table tennis
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Jeff B wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions37 helpful votes
Plenty of room for a couple, using only one bedroom. At this stage of our holiday, it was good to have the use of the washing machine. Gas heater was a godsend for a couple of frozen Queenslanders a few mornings! Central location for daytrips to Mt Schank and the coast. Good breakfast supplies – eggs, bacon cereal, juice, fruit. Simon was very attentive and phoned to check how we were faring, and to ensure we had all we needed. Appreciated the opportunity to ‘stay in’ and watch a movie from the DVD collection. Plenty of character in the building.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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C... wrote a review May 2019
Victoria, Australia64954 contributions2547 helpful votes
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We arrived in Mount Gambier when an event was taking place and although I had tried for the previous hour to book something online ... I was struggling. When we finally got into town, my Uncle and I were both furiously calling places to find a vacancy. My uncle hit the jackpot... and Simon had a cottage available. First impressions were that Simon was most obliging and lovely to deal with. We made our way to the house and he gave my uncle directions on how to get into the cottage and instructions for how to access things in the house. I was able to pay for the accommodation over the phone. The cottage is quite charming ... clearly it's been renovated recently. The outside is not going to wow you... the magic happens when you enter the cottage. It's quite inviting -- they have managed to supply you with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Shortly after arriving we lit a fire to warm the place up and in no time, it was quite warm. Simon also supplied my uncle with directions for a nearby eating establishment. My uncle enjoyed the meal there... for me... it's not somewhere I would frequent again. But it was nice that Simon was so forthcoming with local information. So... the age old question arises for accommodation... how did we sleep? My uncle was quite pleased that he got the front room as it was closer to the fire in the front room ( God only knows it was too warm for me... :) ) . He said it was the best sleep he had during the two weeks we were away. As for me... I dream of beds like the one I slept in. It was so snuggly and comfortable. This is a place that feels like home. The shower was particularly good as well. And if you wanted a cuppa... well thankfully Simon has great taste in tea!! Twinnings English Breakfast! Just what I use day to day at home. As you can see , this place is ticking all of the right boxes. So... if you want somewhere to stay that is going to feel like home... it's quiet, you will get a good night's sleep... AND it's really quaint.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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HaraldBerlin wrote a review Nov 2018
Berlin, Germany196 contributions122 helpful votes
To be honest, we only booked the bed & breakfast because of the good reviews. Normally we prefer hotels. But we were more than satisfied. Friendly host who gave us the feeling that we would be part of his family. Clean and big rooms. Host prepares the breakfast in front of your eyes. If you are not scared to talk to the other guests in the morning (breakfast will be served at one big breakfast table) then this is the right place. In the evening I can recommend the nice living room at the fireplace.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SimonB731, Manager at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 12 Nov 2018
Thankyou guys for staying at Colwyn House and your kind comments
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NitroFastHarry wrote a review Jan 2018
261 contributions103 helpful votes
A big house with many rooms. Easy to find property as it is on the main road. The house was clean and interesting. No problem on check in or check out. Breakfast was generally toast, cereal etc - no problems. A experience.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SimonB731, Owner at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 21 Jan 2018
Many thanks for taking the time to make some comments regarding Colwyn House B&B
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Mishaqueen wrote a review June 2017
81 contributions21 helpful votes
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I stayed with my 2 young children, 3 and 5. We all had an awesome stay. The cottage had absolutely everything and the wood heater warmed the whole house. Heaps of room, parking areas, outdoor area with BBQ, dishwasher and washing machine and full kitchen with breakfast provided. The best place to stay in Mt Gambier.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SimonB731, Owner at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 23 June 2017
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay at our cottage and the great review.
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MJ_Dan68 wrote a review Mar 2017
Adelaide, Australia90 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for a very relaxing weekend recently. It is about a 10 minute walk to the blue lake. Simon and Jen were really friendly and great to talk to. They even let us borrow some folding chairs to take to a concert. Brekky was good too. Made us feel right at home. Thanks guys.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SimonB731, Owner at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 4 Mar 2017
Many thanks for your kind comments we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Jen And Simo
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j0nbs wrote a review Jan 2017
Farnham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved it, stayed here for 3weeks last February 2016 and was very well looked after, the accommodation was very clean and tidy. Mr Simon Browning also took me sight seeing and I think he would also make a great tourist guide. Thank you for making my stay excellent
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Response from SimonB731, Owner at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 7 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your kind comments, we hope you will return soon. We are now offering a number of you maybe interested in Crayfish tour Snorkeling in freshwater sink holes and Springs Also fishing in our aluminum boat weather permitting. Kind regards Jen & Sime
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BigAl250 wrote a review Dec 2016
Coromandel Valley, Australia138 contributions15 helpful votes
Great service lovely setting breakfast supplies and a special restoration with no effort spared we had no idea it would be as good. You could never tell from outside the wonders to discover inside. Even wine to buy!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Response from SimonB731, Owner at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 26 Dec 2016
Thank you For your comments on your stay at Stable Cottage. We saved this Cottage from the bulldozer 3 years ago and restored it, its comments like yours which make it special to us and worth the effort Jen and I put in.
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John D wrote a review Nov 2016
10 contributions3 helpful votes
My daughter and I spent a perfectly comfortable one night stay in the refurbished "Stable" cottage. Simon was there to greet us warmly to a cottage steeped in charm and comfort, with all the modern convenience, but still with its delightful period character. It was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and utterly charming. Quiet, cosy, nicely located, everything hit the spot for us. The well equipped kitchen was stocked with breads, bacon, eggs, and everything we needed for a cooked breakfast before hitting the road again. A lovely stay and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 28 Nov 2016
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay & thank you for taking the time to express your comments
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246melena wrote a review July 2016
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and l stayed in the cottage which was spotlessley clean with fresh linen and a comfy bed. Its a very cosy place complete with working log fire and garden to the rear. Our reception upon arrival couldnt have been better.. everything you need is provided, all you have to bring is your clothes. Such attention to detail has been given by the owners, from fruit on the table, milk in fridge, to shampoo and conditioner and everything in-between. What a gem of a find, so close to all the main attractions, as well as a large choice of restaurant's and eateries nearby. Would definately stay again if we return. My only suggestion would be a secure fence around the garden so that our dogs remained safe without being kept on a leash, but im told its something they are working on doing! So huge thumbs up from us!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SimonB731, Manager at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Responded 21 July 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding our newly restored Cottage, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. We are constantly improving the outside & planting new shrubs etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Cave Gardens (0.9 km), Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum (0.7 km), and The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metro Bakery and Cafe, Cafe Melzar, and Bay Blue Espresso Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Colwyn House bnb - Stable Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.