Our hosts, Michael & Mary, were outstanding in attending to our needs for our stay. Michael was most helpful in directing us around the district where we were visiting places important in our family history from early 1800's.His suggestions for dinner outings were excellent. Mary had welcomed us with a lovely sponge cake on our arrival, and we had an excellent breakfast with them. Walking in the garden and listening to the birds (lots of bellbirds, and a great gang of black cockatoos in morning) were a special treat for my partner, my brother and myself in Kurrajong.
On Sept 30th my daughter and her fiancé along with another couple booked Trafalgar B&B for their wedding night.
The bride (only, no attendants) was to get changed here, have some photos taken and then my husband and I were driving her to her small garden wedding.
On arrival at Trafalgar my husband said to me I think we have found a lovely weekend retreat.
Ten minutes after we arrived I had an irate owner approach me saying they were not expecting a bride. ??? He became quite aggressive,
I apologized for the misunderstanding and asked if we could go somewhere private as my daughter was becoming unset.
On entering another room his wife Mary almost attacked me saying we didn’t know we were having a bride; I would have put flowers on the tables.
If you are having photos taken in my garden I want payment. Again I apologised for the misunderstanding.
She then asked if we were dressing there. I said my husband and I are changing our cloths in my daughter’s room.
Mary said no! I want $150 cash for the use of my garden and you can use the red room.
Ok, she wanted payment for the use of her garden $50 would have been reasonable but $150 just to change my dress was total extortion.
I had little choice but to pay their demand as I was not going to let these greedy people ruin my daughter’s Wedding day. I guess my husband and I are still looking for that weekend retreat
A very confortable cottage, beautifully furnished with everything you need. The view from the rear balcony is lovely, as is the garden at the front. A perfect location for birdwatching, if that's your thing. Michael and Mary were very friendly, thoughtful and helpful. We loved staying at Annie's cottage.
We stayed at Trafalgar for three nights over the June long weekend.
Initially, we were a little hesitant to be staying on the 'other' side of the mountains, not being certain we'd have enough to do in Kurrajong for the time. And, being more accustomed to staying in hotels and guest houses, venturing into B&B land also felt a little brave.
We needn't have been concerned. There was plenty to see and do in the Hawkesbury area, in Bilpin and at Mt Tomah, and the B&B experience was delightful.
Our room was large, the bed comfortable, the bathroom well appointed, and the entire property pristine and beautifully decorated. There was a shared sitting room down the hallway (shown in the photos) and the gardens and surrounds were gorgeous and filled with native birdlife. Even in Winter.
But the highlight were our hosts, Michael and Mary. They simply could not do enough for us.
Thank goodness it was only three hearty breakfasts we were to endure under their tender ministrations. Hand made sausages. Home cooked frittata. Beetroot infused salmon and scrambled eggs. Groan!
My partner was flinching and trembling as breakfast was brought forth on the final morning, his weak will no match for Mary's deft cookery.
The B&B experience worked well for us - we were looking for a quiet retreat, didn't mind driving 10 min down the road for dinner, and were not wedded to having a television in our room (there wasn't one).
For the traveller looking to get away from it all, to relax in the welcoming embrace of incredible hosts, to enjoy beautiful surroundings and disgracefully delightful breakfasts, look no further than this beautiful B&B.
We loved it.
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What an incredible an wonderful home and couple. Mary and Michael are so open and warm it is a definite that we will be coming to visit the luxurious, brilliant grounds again. What more could we ask of a BnB, instead of just a place to sleep, you are greeted warmly by the couple, and if your lucky their guard cat Oscar outside, and are treated as if you were royalty.
We loved our experience and not only are we sharing this home with our friends but we will without a doubt be returning again.
Thank you Mary and Michael for a short but memorable experience.
Kevin + Corrida