Attracted by the photographs on the Internet, I booked a 3 night stay at the Five Frogs Guesthouse. I mentioned to Melanie, at the time, that I wanted to book the Hioneymoon suite as a special treat for my birthday.
Melanie called me the night before my departure to find out whether she could make any dinner reservations for me. When I mentioned I was on my own, she (remembering that it was my birthday) immediately invited me to join her for dinner. I was completely taken aback by her thoughtfulness.
So, on my first night at the Five Grogs, I joined Melanie for dinner in the grand dining room for a candle lit dinner. Not only did we enjoy a delicious meal, freshly prepared by her, but Melanie had bought me a box of chocolates as a gift. I've travelled widely but have never experienced such hospitality.
The Honeymoon suite lived up to my expectations. I particularly enjoyed the king size bed, big spa bath and heated floor tiles.
Breakfast was served in the sun room. Apart from fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, etc. Melanie offered to cook a range of options. Virtually every taste is catered for. I particularly enjoyed the little touches, like the daily newspaper, fresh flowers, chocolates and cappucino.
Throughout my stay, Melanie was a gracious and attentive hostess, without being intrusive. She warmed the guest lounge, in case I wanted to use it, offered to put out wine for the evening, enquired about my plans for the day, etc.
I explored the historic towns of Carcoar, Millthorpe, Sofala and Hill End. Unfortunately, I didn't get to dine at Tonic but did have a late lunch at the Old Mill Cafe - a must!
- Also Known As:
- Five Frogs Guest And Tea House Carcoar