Anna, Stringers Cottage was a lovely place to come in the setting of historic Walhalla - a leisurely walk around town, a ride of the train, lovely tea at the pub.
The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed. Once the fire was burning, it quickly became a warm space to relax. Lack of mains electricity power was not a problem as the in-house system worked well.
One suggested improvement - some plunger coffee might have helped us!
A lovely retreat space to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet up the secluded Walhalla valley.
This is the third time we've been back to Stringer's Cottage and we were delighted to find the cottage waiting for us again this year. It is such a fantastic place to unwind from the trials and tribulations of the city and get back to what's important. Anna has really thought of everything you could need for a comfortable stay and we wouldn't change a thing. We'll be back again!
While the cottage is cute, it's far smaller than we expected. Kitchen facilities are awkward to use, and the oven would not light no matter what we tried, meaning we had to pay for dinner at the local pub. The axe in the woodbox is blunt, and access to the cottage is difficult for older people. We were lucky that the people staying in the Coachhouse were happy for us to use the flat access to and from our car, otherwise we'd be stuck with the 39 steps to and from the road, then the very steep driveway down to where the car was parked. The bed was comfortable, the armchairs not too bad, but there's no comfortable way to use laptops. There's a radio, but it doesn't work. The lighting is dingy and depressing, and while we understand the limitations of available electricity, surely new light globes would improve this considerably. We did not expect to have to clean out the firebox when we first arrived. Overall, we were disappointed - for an additional $40 a night we could have rented the Coachhouse and had all the comforts of home in spacious, comfortable accommodation. It disturbs me that the owner wants only good reviews posted on this site, and not-so-good ones directed to her. In fairness, potential renters need to know the reality. Walhalla itself is worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of the goldfields. The train ride is great fun, and the mine tour and museums are fascinating.
Our two nights in Stringer's Cottage made us want more - we will return! Not for those who want spas & dishwashers, this is an endearing, down-to-earth, beautifully presented little haven, with all the practical tools & implements required for living here. Good (small) kitchen, comfy bed, interesting collection of books, games, pictures, & a wonderful fireplace ( & firewood, kindling ,axe, newspaper, firelighters, matches...!). Easy to walk into Walhalla, a unique & fascinating place. Loved it.
A trip to Walhalla is incomplete without a stay in Coach House.
The interiors and the location of the cottage make one more receptive to experience the divinity of the wilderness. We will surely visit again and try to comprehend the hidden stories in each of the minute items/objects collected by Anna. The coach house indeed talks with right people. Thanks to Anna for giving us an opportunity to have a bonding with coach house.
Stringers cottage was the perfect little hideaway for a couple weary shift workers wanting to escape the daily grind. It’s positioned perfectly amongst the bush but still only a quick stroll into the main tourist town of walhalla. We spent 3 nights here relaxing and using it as our base for exploring the area’s rich history. Will definitely recommend staying here to others
Small little hideway in Walhalla, near to the tourist train station, the village, the creek everything. Turn back time and enjoy yourself the olde fashioned way. What could be better. It's rustic, clean & very cosy. Thanks Anna for making our holiday such a great experience.