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“Exceptional hospitality with no detail overlooked”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Halls Gap, Grampians, Victoria

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Chrissylo...
Melbourne, Australia
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“Exceptional hospitality with no detail overlooked”
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Blue Wren which is a one bedoom cottage. The communication with Peter prior to arrival was thorough and prompt and the cottage exceeded our expectations in terms of every detail being covered. You can clearly see that the owners really care about thier guests experience as they made sure that everyting was in place for a no fuss stay, including a selection of board games and books. The breakfast hamper inclued a great bottle of red wine from a local winery and a voucher to take to the local bakery for a fresh loaf of bread. The kitchen is well equipped and even had a tea pot! We particularly loved that a local mob of kangaroos seem to have chosen a patch of grass in the yard as the spot to sun themselves each morning. We woke to around 10 roos just lounging about and they were accustomed enough to people to allow us to hand feed them which was a real treat. We would definately bring international visitors back here to get a taste of Australian nature. Loved this place.

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rand38474...
Adelaide
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“Great place to stay, definitely recommended”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Kingfisher, and it was a great place to stay. We stayed for a week, and upon arrival there was a basket of food and drinks, which makes it much easier to not have to do too much shopping on the first day. Immediately surprised at how close all the wildlife was; deer, kangaroos (and joeys), and beautiful birds. Really struggled to come up with anything they could have done better; the owners have really put a lot of thought into the two places. Definitely will come back again, thanks to the owners!

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Scott M
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“The Only Place to Stay”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We were looking for a private weekend away as a couple. When we arrived at the Lodges (we stayed in the Kingfisher) we were greeted with a basket of goodies (Tim Tams, Cereals, Wine, Bread Voucher etc). The quality and cleanliness of the Kingfisher was second to none. Spacious for two, a fireplace downstairs, comfy lounges and a weel decked out kitchen with all you need. Reverse cycle Heater / Aircon both upstairs and downstairs for immediate heat. We were greeted by the kangaroos, cockatoos and "Big Boy"- the grandmaster of Kangaroos standing taller on his back legs than the host. Peter was fantastic and made sure all was good. Upstairs had one of the best spa and bathrooms- again spotless. The telescope upstairs was also great for looking up to the mountains. We can not get back to visit soon enough and are already planning our next dates in the calender.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Going Home
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Ian H
Bendigo, Australia
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“A wonderful place for a Grampians get away”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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The Blue Wren is very comfortable and well set up. We mastered the fire with a little help from our obliging host Peter.
The ambiance was just great for a winter's get away, plenty of space, plenty of homeliness, very comfortable bed. Ideal place to base day trips around the beautiful Grampians or just have a day's relaxing by the fire.
The company of the wildlife ws much appreciated, the kangaroos were friendly.
Town facilities very close by, short walk. Do try the Spirit of Punjaab Indian restaurant - it was very good (BYO wine) and less than 500m away.
We will be back

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Liked best: The homeliness, fire and location
Liked least: Oversized en-suite (being picky!!)
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Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Great presentation and cleanliness
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