Our recent stay at Glenloch Gatehouse was one we had been planning for quite some time and it was certainly worth the wait.
As garden lovers, we were most taken with the outstanding achievement of lovingly created areas of lawn, interspersed with lakes, fountains, waterfalls and garden rooms. There are tables and chairs dotted about the garden for quiet relaxing while you stroll.
The cottage itself could not be nicer. Caroline has thought of everything her guests could need during their stay, with luxury items such as champagne, crackers and Brie, and delicious brownies. She and Rob were the perfect hosts.
We have been to Tamborine many times over the years but have never enjoyed a getaway as much as this one. We can’t wait to return.
As I sit here in front of the fire on our last evening here at Glenloch guesthouse, I struggle to find just the right words to say how amazingly perfect this place is. I shall list a few of the wonderful aspects, but really, seeing is believing, and you need to see and experience this place to understand what I am about to say.
Firstly, the guesthouse is just so beautiful, the attention to detail is second to none. We arrived to be greeted by the Owner Caroline, and she had insured that we had absolutely everything that we would need to ensure our few days were incredible. The interior design is cosy, welcoming and very stylish. The bedrooms and beds are THE most comfortable and luxurious beds I have slept on, the lounge room with its stunning fire place and cosy lounges are just perfection. The kitchen is so well equipped, and as we enjoy cooking, we found that everything we needed was there. The amazing local delicacies that were awaiting us were second to none, locally produced smoked ham, French champagne, smoked salmon bilinis, cheeses, freshly baked bread and the most amazing carrot cake, left us feeling amazed. The hot tub was sensational, right down the the luxury designer soft towels when we (eventually) got out. I won't say too much more as you'll have to see for yourself. We have loved every second and cannot wait to be back here again in August. Thank you so much Caroline for making some very happy memories for us
Comfortable and well equipped, the 2 bedroom Gatehouse cottage had everything we could want. From the smart-TV, Bose sound system and spa to its well equipped kitchen and super comfortable bed, the quality is apparent.
The beautifully set out gardens and ponds are the icing on the cake.
There are many nearby attractions on Mount Tambourine and include the 'touristy' shops in nearby Eagle Heights. There are plenty of rain-forest walks (you can choose from both easy and challenging) within a couple of kilometers and if you like gardens, the Tambourine Botanical Gardens are worth a visit.
A wonderful weekend at Glenloch Gatehouse, the cottage was beautiful and the bed was oh so cozy and amazingly comfy. Home baking, cheeses, bacon eggs and wine to top off the lovely extras by the owner. Gardens are amazing. Eating out within walking distance - Highly recommend the Three Little Pigs and Clancys Irish Pub. Would recommend highly to stay at Glenloch, Such an enjoyable weekend.
Caroline and Rob, thank you so much for the most perfect few days. We could not have wished for a better location to get married. The cottage was luxurious and romantic, with extravagant extras and goodies everywhere. The grounds were so stunningly beautiful. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness were truly exceptional. You were very discreet, we felt we had the property to ourselves. You were the perfect hosts. You went above and beyond. We truly thank you.
If I had a house in heaven, it would look and feel exactly like Glenloch Gatehouse. We stayed here for 3 nights in May last year, and from arrival to the day we departed, this is by far, the most wonderful place we have ever stayed. But first and foremost my apologies to the owners for a very late trip advisor review. I was checking my reviews and just realised I didn't get around to writing one on here, as we were super busy when we got home, but I may have given a rave review on Booking.com (I think). This gorgeous and well appointed cottage has everything you could ever want for a memorable and romantic weekend escape. The cottage includes a cracking gas fireplace, a super comfy king bed, tucked beneath a window with stunning views of the garden, (there are also his & hers robes & slippers!) as well as a lux bathroom. Everything in the cottage from the layout, decor, furnishing, art, and amenities, just exudes classic sophisticated elegance, mixed with a cosy homely country feel that is altogether a recipe for perfection! To top it off there is a hi tech private spa pool that looks out over a beautiful tranquil and immaculate english garden, (which we enjoyed wandering around in immensely!) Then the icing on the cake (yes it gets even better) is the extra, special touches added by the lovely, warm, welcoming and generous hosts (who made us feel very special), which is why I am able to review my stay here so easily, a year later!.These added touches were the champagne on ice, awesome coffee machine, the home made brownies (which were DELISH!), fresh local produce including eggs, bread, jams, cheese & crackers, milk, butter etc, and the hosts even brought over extra kitchenware incase we needed them. There is no time for boredom, as the cosy lounge is packed with entertainment, DVDs, music, and books, or if you want to get out and about, there are interesting, artsy & craftsy shops, cafes and restaurants, & wine tasting all within walking distance or a 5 minute drive down the road. Otherwise just stay in the spa all day and say hello to the the very cute, and curious kookaburra's, who are not shy to come up close and eat right out of your hand! We highly recommend this property, especially to overseas mature travellers, mature couples needing to get away for a retreat or R&R, (even the royals would enjoy it here!) Although we do hope people will respect the hosts and take very good care of the cottage and everything in and around it. I would also not worry about the cost, as this place is worth every single cent!
Glenloch Gatehouse is one of the best places we have stayed in. Caroline and Rob's attention to detail both in the furnishings and the many extras is exceptional. We had 5 glorious nights there last week. From the moment we walked in the door the house had a sense of peace and nurturing that engulfed us. We walked around the beautiful gardens in the mornings and found a different "room" to sit and reflect in. In the afternoons the garden seat overlooking the fountain was a perfect place to have our glass of wine. We left, albeit, reluctantly but totally refreshed.