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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hayshed Hill

Went to Hayshed Hill for lunch yesterday. It is a lovely relaxed setting with a great view over the vineyard.  Their wines are very pleasant. Pam really liked their chardonnays, especially from Block 6. This surprised her very much as she for a long time hated chardonnays as they were too oaky. I enjoyed a Shiraz Tempranillo so much that I bought an extra couple of bottles.

Pam had a French Onion Soup and I had a pizza from a menu designed to be light. Both serves were excellent. The place was quite busy but still very relaxed. So relaxed in fact that we went back to the cellar door, bought our wines, and then left without paying our bill for the meal. Fortunately they had remembered we were from Loaring Place B&B and called me later and I was able to apologise and give them my card details over the phone.

Also went to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory as that was close by to Hayshed Hill.  Very decadent and seductive. They have tastings of their chocolates but they still made a handsome profit as Pam bought some macadamias coated in chocolate (of course) and she bought me some Buderim ginger coated in dark chocolate (also very nice).  A great day. Not so for Bella as she got car sick and had to sit on Pam's lap on the way back.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

guest book comment

Deb& Roger May 20th2011.
What a comfortable and lovely home base to explore Margaret River. we loved our room, the bed was superb and view into the natural forest surrounding so peaceful. We aren't usually bath people, preferring showers, but did take advantage of the bath and it was so relaxing. Access to tea, coffee and muffins was great. As were the breakfasts. Thanks for creating such a beautiful space, And for your warm hospitality. And for Bella, such a joy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Serene and welcoming - wonderful B+B - Loaring place - great


Three recent reviews on Tripadvisor

“Serene and welcoming...”
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: May 11, 2011 - New
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and just fell in love with the place.. The rooms are beautifully kept with a romantic spa bath, there is a plush communal area with foxtel and free Internet. The gardens have a BBQ area, outdoor furniture and even the odd kangaroo! The breakfast is what really sealed the deal for me... Not only a selection of continental assortments but a choice of fully cooked hot breakfasts with fresh ground coffee! The people who run the place own the place so you really feel looked after and welcomed like an extension of home. Highly recommend this hidden gem!
  • Reviewer ratings for this hotel:
    • 5 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsRooms
    • 5 of 5 starsLocation
    • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 5 of 5 starsService
  • Date of stay: April 2011

“ wonderf ul B+B”
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Apr 30, 2011
This place was fantastic. Great home cooked breaky, close to all great wineries, huge bathroom with spa! Luxurious and amazing!!! Lovely homely place with a friendly owner!
  • Reviewer ratings for this hotel:
    • 4 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsRooms
    • 5 of 5 starsLocation
    • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 5 of 5 starsService
    • 4 of 5 starsSleep Quality
  • Date of stay: April 2011
  • Visit was for: Leisure
  • Traveled with: Spouse/Partner
  • Member since: September 05, 2007
  • Recommended by this reviewer? Yes

“Loaring place - great”
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Apr 20, 2011
We're not regular b&b people, so it took a while to get used to the "rules", but it turns out there aren't any, so this was not difficult. Dirk adds a depth of local knowledge you certainly don't get at the Sheraton, while Bella is probably the friendliest puppy (probably 'dog' by the time you read this) on the planet. The plot is hacked out of the local forest, so expect animal noises and glimpses of beautiful birds in the garden. The breakfasts are to die for, everything is fresh and even the baked beans are home made. Don't expect to walk in to town, but stop the car half way to say hi to the kangaroos.
  • Reviewer ratings for this hotel:
    • 5 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsRooms
    • 4 of 5 starsLocation
    • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 5 of 5 starsService
    • 5 of 5 starsSleep Quality
  • Date of stay: April 2011
  • Visit was for: Leisure
  • Traveled with: Friends
  • Member since: May 13, 2006
  • Recommended by this reviewer? Yes

Excellent séjour chez Dirk


“Excellent séjour chez Dirk”
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: May 11, 2011 - New
Tout était excellent dans ce séjour. Mais tout particulièrement les petits déjeuners. Dirk sait faire partager les trésors de sa région, son accueil est remarquable. Je recommande vivement.

Everything was excellent in this trip. But especially the breakfasts. Dirk knows how to share the treasures of the region, his home is remarkable. I highly recommend it. 
  • Reviewer ratings for this hotel:
    • 5 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsRooms
    • 5 of 5 starsLocation
    • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 5 of 5 starsService
    • 5 of 5 starsSleep Quality
  • Date of stay: March 2011
  • Visit was for: Leisure
  • Solo Traveler
  • Member since: May 11, 2011
  • Recommended by this reviewer? Yes

Review in Chinese on Tripadvisor


丽的玛格丽特河之游  Beautiful Margaret River Tour
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Nov 16, 2009
玛格丽特河之前,我先生从帕斯到玛格丽特河开了300多公里路,在gps带领下,很方便就找到了这家家庭式的旅馆,刚到旅馆门口,主人的狗狗已经热情的奔跑到门口来迎接你的到来,在这典型澳洲房子里,被森林包围着,把路途的遥远和疲劳都遗忘了,在入住时房东的环保意识让我们了解澳洲的环保为啥这么之好了,房间的卫生间水是我们上海人说的天落水雨水可以直接饮用,洗澡前要把凉水存着,浇花,间小巧但在房东细心的布置下面面俱到,干净、舒适的床,铺着电热毯,床上的白色亚麻压花床上用品,在做了spa后,让我们沉沉的入睡,早晨睡到被森林里的鸟儿monrig call叫醒,等你走出房门,房东正在准备典型澳式家庭早餐,鸡蛋、培根、吐司等,让我们久居城市的人羡慕外还是羡慕
Google Translation
Prior to the Margaret River, my husband to Margaret River from Perth to open more than 300 kilometers, under the leadership of the gps, it is easy to find this family hotel, arrived in hotel door, the owner The dog has a warm run to the door to greet your arrival, in this typical Australian house, surrounded by forest, the distant journey, and fatigue were forgotten in check the environmental awareness of the landlord let us know Australia's environmental Why so the good, the room is the toilet water, said Shanghai's days involved "water" to drink, bathe before you put the cold water storage, water the flowers, the room small but carefully arranged in the landlord under the exhaustive, clean , comfortable beds, covered with blankets, bed linen embossed white bedding, a spa after doing so that we and fell asleep in the morning sleep by the forest birds monrig call wake-up, so you walk out the door , the landlord is preparing a typical Australian family breakfast, eggs, bacon, toast, etc., let us admire the people living in the city outside, or envy. 
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·         Reviewer ratings for this hotel:

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·         Date of stay: November 2009
·         Visit was for: Leisure
·         Traveled with: Spouse/Partner
·         Age group: 35-49

Latest Guestbook Remarks


Elizabeth & Ray, May 13/11. Thanks for a lovely stop along our way. Beautiful home and setting & wonderful hospitality. Will pass on the word.

Cassie & James, 12/5/11. Thankyou for a beautiful stay. Your place is absolutely stunning. Very homely & welcoming. I will definitely be back and will recommend your wonderful bed and breakfast to many, many people. Will hopefully see you both soon. Thankyou so much.

Tiffany & Glenn, 12/05/11. Hi Dirk and Pam – thanks for a most wonderful stay. This place is a ge – we will recommend to our friends and will certainly be back!

Akila & Kelly, 20/04/11. Thankyou for a tranquil stay... at your beautiful Loaring Place! It was exactly what we needed to get away from the hussle ‘n’ bussle of Perth!