Guest Comments

By: Ironbarks - Self Catered Farmstay  29-Jun-2011
Keywords: Accommodation, Holiday Accommodation, Holiday

We're really excited that the comments from guests are so positive, here's a few from our favourite guests:

Our weekend was fantastic, thankyou. Your house is everything you need and more as far as a rental goes.The layout works really well with lots of space and comfortable furnishing. The wood heater is awesome and once warm the house continued to be so with minimal wood.
We took a trailer full of bikes and went for a ride around. I thought the aerial grid map was great and put a bit of adventure into our exploring. Ethan's (4 yr old) favourite thing all weekend was finding the mystery dam. A short night walk with torches was fun.
The whole booking, correspondence, and stay was very thorough and professional with a minimum of fuss.
To be honest, an MCG size oval complete with posts and wicket and an Olympic size heated swimming pool would be the only things missing!!! ( Can this be rectified before our next stay?)
Again, thankyou for a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable stay, I could keep on going on all night about its positives

          Marc and Nic

It was a really lovely stay. The house was beautifully set up, and the call on the night we arrived was unexpected but greatly appreciated. The kids 13-17 years, had a great time exploring the whole property, yabbying (we convinced them on the catch and release of the 3 good size ones they got), rounders out the front, and a bit of reading and game playing in the evening.

During the day we were often out and about. Dunolly, Avoca, some wineries (Blue Pyrenese and Mount Avoca), Melville caves, and just some general walking and sight seeing. Looked around where the Welcome Stranger was found. Dean developed a taste for the coffee at Wright on Broadway.  


We had a lovely stay at Ironbarks, thanks.  The girls loved the hammock, playground, toys and books (and the sheep!).  The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed, the butcher was kind enough to leave us some meat for pick up and we ate way too much from the Dunolly bakery - so fun was had by all!


Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely time at your property. What a great place, we can’t wait to go back and we have only just got home!!  We went to Melville caves. That was well worth it. Wouldn’t recommend it to the elderly though. What a steep hike. The kids loved it but I was glad to get back down when we finished. We will do a longer hike next time. We had a delicious feed from the fish and chips shop in Dunolly.  PS The kids said thanks for letting them ride their bikes. The went up and down the driveway and around the house a couple of times.  He went out into the forest and had a great time dodging spiders. The hammock and dry creek bed were a huge hit too.


The photos don't do the property justice. The house was so much bigger than expected with heaps of room for the kids to enjoy. We loved the modern touches that helped keep the workload down. It was wonderful to see the kids yabbying and spending time near the dam. We definitely didn't want to leave and could have stayed another week. Thanks again. Would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to taste the country life and relax.


well what a time we all had,,,the house was beautiful and found easy,,,the rooms were so beautifully decorated and easy to use appliances thru out the house, we had three less people so we pulled up the pew for dinner and had great time, we took up a few games like totem tennis, and ball games... we bought up a yabby net also and caught ten and released em back,,,we had fish n chips on fri,,,pub looked a bit small for us all,,,,went for walks and 4x4 driving....thank you very much for your wonderful stay,,,kids all enjoyed themselves ,so did the middle age kids and the very old old ones...and jan the birthday girl was very overwhelmed by such a fantastic we cant thank u enough........well done 10 outta ten....


We had a great time at Ironbarks.  The house is exceptionally well set up!  I think my dad was a bit nervous having let me organise the accommodation, but he loved the place – he wanted to leave you a note to say thanks, but I told him that I would email you when we got back to let you know how much we enjoyed it. The only problem we had was that we weren’t at the house enough – with the wedding all day on Saturday (and what a wet day it was!!!), we were disappointed that we didn’t have a chance to enjoy it more!  We thought the house was very well fitted out – I can’t think of anything that we needed which wasn’t there.  I thought the hammock was great – although again, the rain spoiled my fun! 


Just want to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay at Ironbarks on the weekend.  We arrived on Friday in Dunolly at about 530pm just in time to pick up our snags and osso bucco from Andy the butcher (thanks for the tip!)  Saw kangaroos and bunnies jumping around on our approach to Ironbarks.....after a few minutes wrestling the combination lock on the gate we arrived at the house. So clean and tidy thank you!  It really had everything we needed and the kids loved the train set and spent hours on play equipment. We went for walks each day - many rocks thrown in dam and followed little creek and sheep tracks.  Lunch at Dunolly bakery.....Mt Avoca winery and Blue Pyrenees got squeezed in too.

Great spot you have there...we'll let all our friends know!


We had the most wonderful weekend at Ironbarks - the kids even decided it was ' the best days of the lives'!  We even had to tag team on Sat to go into town to vote, as the kids refused to leave the property.  They had an absolute ball finding everything on the map, following sheep around, playing with the hay bales and on the equipment outside - but the big hit was playing in the mud by the dams!  The weather was so great that they even stripped down to their underwear on Sunday so they could completely cover themselves.  Thanks for letting us leave late on Sunday - I think they would have been devastated had we said we had to go early Sunday morning.


Just thought I'd drop you a quick line to say thanks again for the use of Ironbarks.
I thought the property was fantastic and really had everything you could ask for in a holiday home, needless to say we were all very impressed and reluctant to leave.
You can be assured of future bookings from me. In fact, my uncle is in need of a break so I plan to haul him up that way in the next month or so.


Just wanting to say a big thank you! We had a brilliant time at Ironbarks.
We would love to come up again so how do we organise that: through this email account?
Thanks for your help too.


We really enjoyed exploring the property and the whole area - we really liked the feel of Dunolly. The house was very comfortable and clean - thankyou - and we had terrific sleeps.


Dear Sarah and Rick,
We can't thank-you enough for letting us stay here at Ironbarks.  The house is fantastic, the kids loved it and I liked coming back to a very warm dry house after Pony Club.  PS. We'd love to return and will tell lots of our friends.


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