2019 Reviews so far...

The cottage is a gem!  We really loved our short stay and will return.

... the peaceful countryside, the greenery & walk to the local Pub (great food!) - all just wonderful.  Walking through the garden is a must - King parrots, Bronzewings, Kookaburras and crimson Rosellas are just everywhere and add life and color to an incredibly picturesque locale.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful hospitality.  Your property is just remarkable.  We really wish that we didn't have to leave and will return very soon.

It is just so incredibly comfortable and quiet here, so relaxing for us, we have had a wonderful time, thank you.

Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us - it's been such a treat to wander the garden, truly this is the garden of our dreams and has provided us with so much inspiration!  We will be back and for longer next time.

The cottage was so inviting and comfortable.  The property is inspirational and has really made us rethink ways in which we can improve our household in Brisbane to make it more environmentally sustainable  - just wonderful!

2018 Reviews:

We will be back and for a 5 day stay next time.  Everything was perfect. So lucky to see the blue blood moon from your garden and the divine Milky Way so clearly.  We will never forget our stay here.

We had a gorgeous Easter.  The cottage was perfect for us and was a great base to explore the  area.

Thank you for creating such a lovely, relaxing and reinvigorating place for people to stay. We will return to work with calmer minds and added energy.  It's great to see the natural, grounded approach you have to living and it has inspired us to incorporate a similar style when we return home.

Thank you Jenny and Stephen for a wonderful Easter. The lovely cottage gave us a great base to explore this beautiful area.  Accommodation was absolutely perfect.

Thank you for providing the PERFECT place for a few days of relaxing for a single woman.

2017 Reviews:

Exceeded all our expectations, even better than the photos.  Beautiful and quiet in the most gorgeous garden setting and so comfortable and cosy.  We could have stayed forever!!  I can't recommend this place enough - we'll definitely be back.

We've had a fantastic time at Garden Cottage - we love everything about it!

We have just loved our stay here at gorgeous Garden Cottage.  It was all that we hoped, and more!  We especially loved the bed and the couch, so comfortable for tender backs.  The garden is so beautiful, cool and relaxing and just lends itself to helping us unwind and relax.  We will be back!

Garden Cottage is a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful part of Victoria.  The cottage and surrounding gardens are like something from a storybook.  Even when it was hot the cottage stayed nice and cool and the lap pool was a great bonus.  We will definitely be back.

2016 Reviews:

Thank you so much for your hospitality! We both wish we could stay longer and will hopefully be back one day.

We've really enjoyed our stay in your charming cottage.  These 5 nights have given us the good energy that we needed to return to our busy lives together in Melbourne.  We plan to return to this peaceful place, which felt like home.

Very special place to return to  - and we will return yet again!

The Garden Cottage is one of the nicest places we've stayed at in a very long time. It has such a wonderful, nurturing energy.

We had been looking forward to our visit for sometime and were not disappointed. All very peaceful, relaxing and comfortable.

You have created a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your 'little piece of paradise'.

Thank you so much for making your property so lush and beautiful. We so enjoyed waking up to magpie song this morning. Our swim in the pool was lovely as were our walks. The world needs more people like you - we hope to be back soon.

Absolutely delightful!! The cottage and gardens are a real treasure. One night stay does not do it justice.

So glad we chose Garden Cottage - peaceful, serene and reflective. We only wish we were sating a few extra nights!

Amazing place, very natural feeling you get in these surroundings... birds singing tells us that it is a very magical in a simple way.  A perfect birthday surprise, thank you.

We said we'd come back and we did!  The perfect spot to get away from the Rat Race.

Really appreciated all the little touches like eggs, milk and fresh herbs. Loved that you have a compost container - hate putting food scraps into the rubbish bin.

I just wanted to quickly say a huge heartfelt thank you for our stay in your beautiful cottage over the weekend. It was exactly what I was looking for and more. We will return.  You have inspired me even more so now to follow my dreams to create a sacred space and sustainable lifestyle for my family.

It has been idyllic here.  A chance to meet people of the same ilk, and to enjoy what they have created.  We are fully aware of the energy and inspiration needed to make an ideal environment.

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your cottage is so well appointed, we could've stayed for so much longer...and wished we could.  The eggs and milk were a special treat making the creamiest scrambled eggs we've enjoyed in an age.  And given the heat, we enjoyed a dip in your pool - thanks - and, with any luck, we'll return one day.

2015 Reviews:

This cottage was just the peaceful hideaway we needed. Three nights here and our batteries are re-charged.Very much admire your attitude of chemical free and sustainability.I wish it were common to find such a friendly (both personally and environmentally) place to stay. Lovely spot!

Do dogs take delight

In leaves turning red?

Is light a doggy pleasure

Akin to being fed?

Thank you for aiding and abetting my escape from honest toil!

Thank you so much for having such a beautiful garden cottage.  Our three days here in Stanley have been fantastic! We are so envious of your land and garden; we don't want to go back to Melbourne!

Thank you so much for the past few days.  It was very relaxing and much needed after exams.  Loved checking out Beechworth, Mt Pilot and the Stanley Pub.Coffee at the Cellar Door is fantastic! Most of all loved watching the birds in your garden.

This has been a real discovery for us.  Beechworth and Stanley are two gems of Victoria.Your cottage and surrounds are an inspiration for aspiring gardeners such as us.We look forward to coming back!

Thanks so much for having us as guests and making us feel welcome. This was the perfect rejuvenating week that we both needed.Thanks to you, Stanley, Beechworth and this area have now become one of our favourite places and we will be back shortly.

2014 Reviews:

Perfect and peaceful cottage which is beautifully appointed.  A good spot to have as a base to explore the local district which is full of interest.  It is a marvellous area for bird watching and most guides for Australian bird localities mention nearby Chiltern.  Thanks Jenny and Stephen - keep up your environmental work.

Your cottage and sublime garden have been a serene oasis in a run of 40 degree days. we will be back - thank you.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.  The cottage was exactly what we needed and we loved Stanley and surrounding areas.  We'll definitely be back!

We spent an entire week at Garden Cottage and enjoyed ourselves so much that its sad to leave and go back to Melbourne.  We loved the gardens and small touches - fresh eggs and herbs, and access to the citrus trees.  Thank you for making our stay so wonderful.  We look forward to coming back next year.

Many, many thanks for all that you have done to make Garden Cottage such a wonderful retreat.  It was so peaceful and snug - exactly what I was hoping for.  I was finally able to get right into my book!  We loved the cosy rooms. flowers on the tables and fresh eggs for breakfast.  I had never been to Beechworth before but now we are planning a weeks holiday here next year!

A very thoughtful couple, Jenny and Stephen, host this lovely gem of wonderful gardens, bird sanctuary and serene environments.  Special attention to details from coffee and tea, milk and eggs, soaps and more made Garden Cottage easy to settle into.  Lots of great information sent us in directions to experience the most of the countryside here in the High Country. Thank you Jenny and Stephen for a most comfortable stay!!

Lovely cottage, lovely garden, lovely stay.  Many thanks.

Rarely does accommodation meet expectations. Garden Cottage is as wonderful as I had hoped – perfect in every way.  Thank you.

Thank you Jenny and Steve for making our stay so comfortable.  We knew we were going to experience something beautiful when we were travelling down from Canberra.  Stunning garden, beautiful cottage, gorgeous dogs and so many ways to unwind here and in Beechworth.  We hope to be back again!

Thanks for a wonderful stay.  The cottage was exactly what we needed and we loved Stanley and the surrounding areas.  We’ll definitely be back!

Thanks – a lovely stopover on out hurried journey north.  Appreciate everything you have provided here.  Will recommend this lovely spot to friends and hopefully will return for a longer stay in days to come.