Reviews – Alecia Cottage

Shabby Chic feel with loads of characterful décor. Loads of old world detail and charm my mum would be so proud seeing me cook on an original kooka stove I was a bit daunted but it was almost the same as a modern stove just looks different. Extraordinary lifestyle change for our family.

K and Family  February 2020

Liam loved the farm, collecting the eggs, and then eating them, all the farm animals the whole place is so pretty. We were made so welcome we will be back as soon as possible. This is the best holiday I have ever had. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Thank you for showing us how to shear an alpaca.

M + L + L    February 20120

What a beautiful place! No minimalism here lots of rustic and vintage collectables to vividly tell the story of another time in Australia’s history. Good fun! So peaceful, relaxing and charming! Our girls had a ball and especially loved feeding brushing and just being with all the animals. Thank you! I love the animals.

C + C + O + H   January 2020

K –“It was a great fun time! We love it here!”

R – (Mum) – Relatives stayed in another cottage. Christmas was fantastic. Feeling very relaxed, kids especially loved grooming Fudge in the yard and E did some great braids in his mane. Eggs yummy for brekkie. Great not having TV on so much and kids amusing themselves. Thanks Jason and Julie and family!! Most enjoyable stay!!!

E – It was awesome how you could collect eggs, feed and interact with the animals. (Personal favourites  are Domingo, Cookie and Fudge).

M + R + E + K   December 2019

We have had such a lovely stay here – just what we needed. F particularly loved the donkeys but the best thing of all was being able to have Sherry with us (silky terrier). She really loved the fresh air. The history of the property is also very interesting. A great stay that we will be recommending to others. Plenty of eggs your hens did us well!

F, B + Sherry   December 2019

Such a delightful stay and to be out in the gorgeous fresh air and outdoors. The boys had an amazing time feeding animals, chickens and birds! Fresh eggs were an absolute highlight and awesome memories were made for two little very happy boys… Thank you

J + Z + W + M   December 2019

Loved the farm experience with my daughter and granddaughter. We really enjoyed feeding carrots to the horses and collecting fresh eggs. Such a novelty for city girls. Comfortable, quaint houses, very welcoming.

C + L + I   November 2019

We loved our stay!! Very relaxing and peaceful. Great to have the animals so close – we loved feeding the animals and walking around the property. Glow Worms were fantastic too!!! Thank you.

K + V   November 2019

What a charming place to stay. Little Fudge was a little delight. The eggs were delicious and how wonderful to cook on a Kooka!

A + M + P   October 2019

Thank you for and enjoyable experience. The children loved the animals and tyre swings, not to mention ‘fairyland’! The fresh eggs for breakfast were delicious and we are now huge Nat King Cole fans….thank you for the music on arrival. We will certainly recommend you to our friends.

L + H   October 2019

What a lovely place this is for a family friendly holiday! I feel like an excited little child going out to feed the chooks and it was fun collecting eggs too. Love your decorating style, I felt like was in an antique store. What a treat to be able to cook on a working kook stove. Loved sitting on the veranda, enjoying the views the farm animals and the wildlife. Thanks for the ideas we are taking home with us. My nephews enjoyed playing with Braedon and Alecia as well. They are beautiful little people you must be proud.

The D Family   October 2019

The children loved the farm stay. We all had a lovely time. Collecting eggs – feeding the animals and going for long walks. Nice to come home and start the fire !!! Thank you, we love this place. PS Attention to detail is amazing.

M + R + T + T   September 2019

Wonderful, warm and cosy. We had a lovely time here. Plenty of fresh eggs and loved the home made biscuits too.

Y + T Family   August 2019

The peace and quiet found here at Alecia Cottage was just what we city folk needed to re-charge. We enjoyed feeding the chooks, horses and donkeys and it was great to just wonder around without crowds. I would love to come back here with my children. I would love to come back here with my children. I know they would love the farm animals and collecting the eggs as I did. Thanks for a great holiday.

S + T   August 2019

We had a wonderful long weekend in Alecia cottage. Z (3.5 yrs.) absolutely loved putting and feeding the horses, donkeys, and chooks. Fudge was our favourite! It was very cold weather during our stay (down to 9 degrees max even when sunny!). We had the fire cranked up and enjoyed lovely warm spas. We plan to return when I (5 MThs) is a bit older and can join in the farm fun! Zoe loved the tyre swing and playhouse too! Next time we will come when it’s warmer. We loved that the cottage being so quiet also. Thanks for a great weekend!

D + K + Z + I  July 2019

Thank you for a lovely stay. The boys loved feeding the animals every day. The Nature walks were wonderful and we even managed to see a few Glow Worms. We might even try to squeeze in one more walk to Fairy Bower Falls before we leave today. Julie your friendly and helpful manner over the phone led us to expect a wonderful trip and that’s what we’ve had. PS We loved the music on arrival and continued to play it throughout our stay!!

D + M + A + R + W   July 2019

Thanks for a lovely week. The boys loved feeding the animals and collecting eggs every morning. We loved the spa and toasted marshmallows in the fire. The homemade cookies were yummy – thanks! It was cold but the fire, electric blankets on the beds and electric throw kept us nice and warm. I have recommended Morvern valley to a couple of my friends, we loved our return stay.

T + S H + D   July 2019

(S) It was so much fun looking after the animals the miniature ponies were my fav.

(S) I enjoyed the fire the most it was so good.

(T) I loved it, it was so fun we like to play with the animals and I hope we can stay again.

(J) Loved it.

(D) Hope we can come back soon.

Mandy the dog. Woof, Woof.

S + S + T + J + D   July 2019

A: I like the fire best in this house. I always stand in front of it when I am cold. I like feeding & patting the horses. Especially the smallest miniature horse. I only fed the chickens rice grains and carrots.

A : I like feeding the chickens and I like to swing on the rubber tyre. I also like to feed the horses.

Y S & S M: I wonderful farm stay shame about the wet weather. The children enjoyed playing with all the animals. Loved the tranquillity and privacy. Thanks!!

A + A + YS + SM   June 2019

Daughter A – I love the animals and feeding them, the animals are very friendly and nice. I hope to be with them longer. The decorations of the house are beautiful.

Son A – I like roasting marshmallows and set the fireplace on fire. I also wanted to sit on the tyre swing but it was too wet.

Daddy & Mummy – It is indeed a fantastic accommodation with marvellous decoration and wonderful and friendly animals. Surprisingly when arriving there is soothing music playing, dim lights on and fire ready to be lit. What a wonderful place! We hope to stay longer and will definitely be back again!Of course the host is very nice to provide lots oflogs and wood for the fireplace! Thanks!

The L family from Singapore  June 2013

Beautiful well-appointed accommodation in a lovely area. The kids (and us adults) thoroughly enjoyed feeding and patting the animals and exploring the local area. A wonderful relaxing long weekend! Thank you!

The B family  June 2019

We celebrated grandads 71st birthday with our 3 children and husbands with our 7 grandchildren own son and girlfriend. It brought us back to our Celtic background (Irish). We all enjoyed the farm and a great bushwalk to the coal mine. The children love the animals and chickens. A great break for the children from Sydney and the grandparents from Jervis Bay. We will recommend this place to friends to get away from it all. A big plus no internet so the children played outside and got plenty of exercise. Great WI FI up at the Bike Café – an easy walk. The breakfast basket was a surprise treat. Thank you.

The M Family  May 2019

We had anawesome time loved the hands off approach. Our 21 MTh old LOVED the tractor and all the animals. We will have to come back when there are more eggs from the chickens. Thanks again for the hospitality.

R + M + J   May 2019

Arriving to find the lights on, music playing and the fire ready to be lit was extraordinarily welcoming. My 11 MTh old was amused with her first encounter with farm animals and enjoyed playing with the toys. It was also great for mu mum – the ramps rather than steps allowed her to get around much more easily. We loved our stay at Alecia Cottage – it’s obviously been done with love and we enjoyed the thoughtful touches. Thanks so much for your hospitality. PS have to come back when the chooks are laying.

M + S + C   May 2019

Do not want to go back to reality as I sit here in front of the fire with Nat King Cole crooning in the background and the chickens clucking. Kids loved running around free and meeting the animals       and loved the old tractor and truck too. They don’t want to leave and neither do I. Thanks so much- we will be back for sure with even more family members. P.S. The board games were great during the evening by the fire instead ofTV! & I loved reading the history of Morvern Valley!

B + C + J + A  May 2019

We absolutely loved our stay here! The place is so peaceful and relaxing yet entertaining and fun! Our 4 yr. old loved checking for eggs, feeding the animals and even had a go at flying his kite. The cold weather is perfect for sitting in front of the fireplace playing board games and toasting marshmallows! Thanks for a wonderful break our son is already asking to come back – we definitely will!

J + L + Family   May 2019

All had a fabulous weekend chasing and feeding all of the friendly farm animals. Has perfect weather for bushwalking and exploring the glow worm glen. Our cottage was warm with a crackling fire each night added to the enjoyment pf our stay. Thank you!

J + M Families  May 2019

We had a great time. T loved the cubby house and the animals. He checked for eggs 4 times a day. We loved feeding all the animals. A great family holiday. Thanks.

The B Family   May 2019

Perfect holiday with the family. Great cottage and the animals are the best. Thank you

The E & F Family  Easter 2019

This place is wonderful! N (4 yrs.) loved to feed all the ponies and chickens. This is the perfect place for the kid lo learn about farm animals. We will definitely be back in the future. Will also spread the word about this place back home in Singapore. (and Hong Kong where we are residing now).

CM + E + N  March 2019

We had a wonderful stay. This morningB (3) asked if we could live here. You don’t get a higher compliment from a 3 yr. old. Thanks again for all the caring touches – helping us with washing – lending us a torch to see the glow worms. We really enjoyed going back in time. It’s a happy cottage.

T + A + B   March 2019

It was really wonderful accommodation and had the weather been kinder we’d have made much better use of the verandah and beautiful grounds. 11 of us made grand use of the three cottages and generally enjoyed our annual family get together. As far as we can see everything in this cottage was in good working order.

J + K + J + A  March 2019

Thank you for another wonderful stay at Morvern Valley – our second time this time with one more boy and a dog! Our four boys had a wonderful time with the animals, exploring the bush and creek building fires and cooking marshmallows! We were blessed with some wonderful weather. Two days of gorgeous sunshine and 2 of rain where we could cosy up inside. Mum and Dad are going home feeling refreshed too! We hope to be back! PS Love the addition of the cubby house since we were last here!

The S family  February 2019

A lovely escape for both the kids and adults. We found a couple of budding farmers who competed to collect eggs every couple of hrs. and enjoyed feeding horses and sheep with carrots. We also had a wonderful adventure in the forest finding ‘treasure’ and playing in the cubby house.

B + C Families   February 2019

A lovely family holiday in a beautiful setting. A return visit for 3 of our clan but new to the other 4 – but sure we’ll all be back. Made good friends with Fudge, TJ, Donkeys and all other livestock – especially baby Caramel. And have eaten oodles of fresh eggs! Thanks for everything!

The S Family   February 2019

It was an AWESOME stay the animals were great we all had fun patting the horses and the donkeys and collecting the eggs. The fairyland really sends your imagination wild. The cottage was lovely so many new animals friends were made here sure will be back. I hope the other people who come here have as much fun as we have. Thanks for a great stay. P.S. Coming back will be a real pleasure.

The C Family    January 2019

Beautiful quaint cottage Thanks for a wonderful stay. The animals were fantastic and very cute despite the noisy morning calls.

G + N + C + S + E   January 2019

Thanks for a lovely stay. The children loved the animals they were a real highlight in the stay. We had to cut short our visit by a day due to illness of one of the kids but would love to visit again perhaps in cooler months for a change. Regards

The M Clan  January 2019

What a beautiful place! Thank you for having us and we would love to come back. Feeding the chickens + donkeys + ponies + horses was wonderful. The cottage is so cute and the view out over the paddocks is very restful. Matilda enjoyed watching the chickens and ducks from the window and was a bit puzzled by the donkeys! Thank you for a lovely holiday!

P + F   December 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Thanks ever so much for a fantastic stay! The kids loved feeding the animals and collecting the eggs. We loved all the little touches, like the firewood and CD playing when we arrived. Great movie selection too. Cheers!!

D + S Family December 2012 attending a wedding in Penrose we found this hidden treasure for a long weekend get away with our 4 year old and 1 year old. We had a ball! We arrived stressed and exhausted and after just 3 days left (reluctantly) refreshed and wishing we could move to the country! This is a weekend getaway with kids at its best. Toys are provided, plenty of warm bedding, high chairs, and port-a-cots and even gum boots for little ones and adults. Our kids loved feeding the animals, collecting eggs each morning for breakfast and waking up to the cockerel. We intend this to become a regular weekend getaway!

L M April 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Wet and wintery weather during our stay, but really enjoyed our holiday anyway playing games and doing jigsaws in front of the fire. I had time to read a book from start to finish for the 1st time in ages. Quality time doesn’t get better than this week.

 S Stirling March 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Returning to Bundanoon was the highlight of our trip ‘down under to Oz’. Again we chose Morvern but this time Alecia Cottage. Our girls loved the animals.  Impeccably clean all amenities fresh and new. Great night’s sleep all week. We enjoyed the well set-up holiday kitchen – cooked on the Kookaburra Stove – felt like being ‘in the good ole colonial days’ staying here.  Going to try Braden cottage next time!

S A March 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Peace and Tranquillity – exactly what I needed – thank you and will return. Highly recommend.

Hollis Family March 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

We had a lovely weekend away – the kids loved the animals. Our youngest was most upset we couldn’t bring Fudge home!

G Stokes  March 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Thank you for an incredible holiday, liked how much privacy you gave us – arm’s length hospitality was perfect. Will return in winter with friends for a Christmas in July. Thanks for the cookies.

S & E   February 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Our stay at Alicia Cottage was a fantastic and fun experience. Kids were so happy at there and enjoyed the atmosphere. Location, Cottage, Farm animals and the peaceful environment all contributed a lot in making our holidays the best holidays after a long team. We tried to extend our stay there but unfortunately the cottage was already booked BUT we’ll back there again to unforgettable experience.

Faisal Family January 2018 (Alecia Cottage)

Our family loved the eggs, we rewarded the chooks with our scraps each day and they laid us many eggs in return. Sunny and Cookie the donkeys were our favourites so cute how they walk around together and curl their necks around each other cuddling. We will be back soon for sure.

S Drummond Sept 2017 (Alecia Cottage)

All positive – thank you for your hospitality AAA+

A C September 2017 (Alecia Cottage)

We booked all three cottages for a family get together for my wife’s 60th birthday – everyone enjoyed it from the babies to the grandmothers. The dinner was excellent at The Thistle Carvery in the village. Animals were a real hit and we fed them carrots and apples all weekend. Thank you for taking us to see the kangaroos in the wild. Glow Worm excursion at night highly recommend to all.

Connor’s, Keenan’s & Lasseter’s September 2017 (Original, Alecia and Braedon cottages)

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