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Birds Ferry Lodge
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a lovely place. We stayed in the cottage and were delighted when we turned the corner and found our accommodation for the night. Happily situated, there is an air of peace and quiet that was very therapeutic, and we slept very well.
The cottage is warm and cosy, functional and has everything you'd need. The log-burning stove had the room warm in minutes, and the view from every window is gorgeous.
We had pre-ordered the 'trust the chef' dinner which was excellent.
We aren't terribly sociable when we escape for the weekend, and it was lovely to arrive and find the cottage ready for us without having to make hours of polite chit-chat. We met the hosts briefly when we left, who were lovely, but were not intrusive in any way and just let us get on with it.
Overall, delightful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Thank you for your review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Alison and Andre Gygax, M&M

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We had a fantastic weekend together here. A warm and welcoming, cosy cottage, surrounded by stunning views, bush and wild life. A peaceful hideaway with lots to do - walks, out door baths, sight seeing and more. We will be back to visit again in the near future.

Room Tip: We loved the cottage for some alone time.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Thank you for your review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Alison and Andre Gygax, M&M

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Nothing better than driving up to find a handwritten welcome and roaring fire! Andre and Alison were fantastic hosts - spending time at their property was a real treat. The 'cottage dinner' was so filling and tasted better than some 5 star restaurants! Really enjoyed a chat with Andre (and Merlot and Mick) down at the lodge - felt really welcome and nothing was too much bother - so glad we braved the winter cold to try the outside baths. Thank you so much for having us!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

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Alison and Andre Gygax, M&M

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

we had just one night at this amazing hideaway during our tour, the hosts could not have been more welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, a meal that would have done credit to any top resturant, and all facilities perfection

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

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Alison and Andre Gygax, M&M

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Stayed recently in the Ferrymans Cottage. What a fabulous place! So private. Alison and Andre were most accommodating and friendly, sharing their slice of paradise with us. The twin outdoor baths were a favourite! Alisons meals were delicious and generous. Fantastic massage, cant say enough, go there and experience it!

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

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