Great location and awesome sculptures in the grounds. We did not meet Damien until the last day when we were leaving. The cottage was comfortable but for the price, lacking in a few things. The bed was two singles pushed together and they were at different heights. The shower leaked so the bathroom floor was constantly wet. Good breakfast supplied and it was very warm warm.
My adult daughter and I just enjoyed a weekend at Hillview, and we'd go back in a heartbeat! The cottage had all comforts required as well as character and sense of history. Loved the outdoor eating/relaxing areas where you could enjoy the gardens and superb views. Strolling round the gardens, taking in the beauty of nature and fascinating sculptures was a delight. Everywhere you could see signs of the governors' summer sojourns there. Damian proved a wonderful host, with a captivating enthusiasm for the history of the place, and the future of Hillview as locus of sculpture in the region. We felt it was a privilege to stay there.
Damien was an extremely friendly and helpful host making us feel very welcome on arrival We stayed in cottage 4 which was spacious and had a kitchenette, comfy bed with good quality linen, and the over all ambience of the cottage was colonial rustic exactly what is shown on various web sites Didn't experience the inviting wood fire on offer being our stay was in summer The little added extra of a light continental breakfast is appreciated Nice enclosed verandah a good reading room and at the same time affording a lovely out look The cottage is pet friendly which was a bonus for us Will definitely return to use that wood fire The grounds are a special treat with many an interesting sculptures to ponder over
On arrival met by Damian and shown our room or should we say rooms. We stayed in the Earl Beauchamp suite where your front door opens to a dinning area with basic kitchen supplies to make tea, coffee,and toast with a microwave also provided. To the left is an amazing lounge with inglenook fireplace hoping to return in winter to take advantage of that fireplace. To the right of the dining area are a further two rooms a large bedroom with king size bed and then the piece de resistance the largest claw foot tub we have seen and for those who prefer the shower is also a very good size. Hillview Heritage is a b&b self catering set up and for our weekend escape couldn’t have been a better location. Set on the hill well away from the highway the peace and quiet was exactly what we…
Hidden away, quiet and secluded sums up this hotel. Its rustic in some respects, but totally adorable, full of antiques and charm with tremendously large rooms. We were completely left alone, which might not suit all, but most definitely suited us. Orange juice, bread, cereal, milk & coffee in the fridge, electric blanket warming the bed, full of cosy charm. We wouldn't think twice about staying again. Fantastic.