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Guest Comments 2014

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Please enjoy our favourite comments from the Guest Book each month.

“Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of Somewhere Unique. My partner was blown away with the surprise. The place is beautiful and has everything you need. Thank you once again. We will be back.”
L & A, Newcastle NSW – 19 December 2014
“The tranquility enabled us to enjoy the sounds of the birds during the day and the full chorus of insects and amphibians at night. Your well appointed and spacious cottage was delightful and superbly comfortable. Your attention to detail and environmental awareness are both commendable. The bike trip along the valley floor was most enjoyable and it was great to be able to leave the car parked and walk into town. We leave reluctantly to return to busy lives. Thank you.”
J & E, Chatswood NSW – 14 December 2014
“Thank you for such an amazing time. You really thought of absolutely everything. This was a surprise trip from my now finance and has been so incredible and so memorable. Thanks Melanie for the drive down the driveway to our helicopter. You guys have such a great place here and we will both definitely be back. Thank you again.”
A & N, Werrington Downs NSW – 19 November 2014
“Wow, what a magical few days! “Allawah” is so gorgeous. We had the most romantic, relaxing few days: massage on the deck was bliss! Somewhere Unique will always be very special to us – Glen proposed here! We will be back! Thank you for your attention to detail, creativeness and beautiful oasis.”
S & G, Gunnedah NSW – 19 November 2014
“Every now and then during your life you find yourself ‘somewhere unique’ that stamps an impression on your heart, that the memory lasts a lifetime. From our hearts to yours, thank you for the most romantic 25th Wedding Anniversary. Your attention to detail is outstanding, the cottage and surrounds are magnificent. We leave here today rested, relaxed and still so in love. Thank you!”
T & D, Woonona NSW – 9 October 2014
“From the moment we walked in we knew we had chosen the perfect accommodation to relax, unwind and reconnect. The location is beautifully quiet with only the wildlife to listen to. The retreat had all the luxuries of home with a bit more and attention to detail was immaculate. We enjoyed the bike ride into town and the warm weather which allowed us to lay out on the sun loungers and do “nothing”. We look forward to coming back after the baby is born. Thanks.”
N & S, Maroubra NSW – 1 October 2014
“Our second visit in less than a month! We Loved it!! Again!! Thank you Melanie and Grant for creating such a wonderful place to escape to. All the small details and the fantastic views from every part of the cottage, created the best atmosphere for total relaxation. Can’t wait to come back! We didn’t want to leave.”
S & S, North Rocks NSW – 19 September 2014
“We won the Facebook competition through Wollombi Tourism and our stay at ‘Somewhere Unique’ has been a treat. We were both in desperate need of a break and rest and feel ready to head back to Sydney although we’d love to stay for much longer. It’s such a haven out here and your attention to detail and environmental consciousness is outstanding. We can tell you do this with heart as it comes through in every aspect. We walked through the front door to Diana Krall playing in the background and had a little dance together. It was very romantic. Thanks again for a spectacular weekend and we will be back.”
J & B, Drummoyne NSW – 7 September 2014
“Thank you for creating such a beautiful and ‘unique’ retreat. This is exactly what we were looking for, a relaxing escape from the city. We loved our time here, the place is perfect and especially loved all of the small details. We will definitely be back and telling our friends about this little gem.”
A & S, Neutral Bay NSW – 31 August 2014
“Thank you so much for an amazing, beautiful weekend. All the little details are perfect. Loved the oil burner and peaceful surroundings. We hope to be back again.”
S & P, Barden Ridge NSW – 3 August 2014
“Thank you Melanie and Grant for another amazing stay at ‘Somewhere Unique’!! This was our 5th stay and will definitely not be our last!! We love coming here every year for our anniversary. We were also very lucky to have 2 little friends visit us, a cute little wallaby and kangaroo. So, so cute!! Thanks again and see you next year.”
A & M, North Rocks NSW – 18 July 2014
“The brief for the weekend for my 40th birthday was romance! And WOW it was absolutely achieved in the very special and romantic place. Thank you for the attention to detail and the food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and leave feeling incredibly relaxed. Thank you. P.S. The helicopter was sensational.”
A & G, Balgowlah NSW – 6 July 2014
“A very nice welcome with soft music and a trail of rose petals. A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Everything provided and food wonderful – not to mention the wine. We went on Colin’s wine tour and very much enjoyed the experience. A lot of “Top Class” hotels could take a leaf out of the service you provide. Will definitely be rebooking for another weekend. A hidden gem!! Thank you.”
J & G, Greystanes NSW – 15 June 2014
“Thank you so much for the lovely eco-friendly accommodation. It has been a great place to enjoy the Aussie bush. We will definitely be recommending Somewhere Unique to friends and family.”
M & D, NZ – 9 June 2014
“Thank you again for an amazing stay. We can’t believe it has been 2 years since our 1st stay, time definitely gets away from you. Everything was divine – the little luxuries of fondue, chocolates and shortbreads, the comfy bed, the local produce down to the Bare soaps – amazing, I had to go to the shop at Broke to stock up. From the minute we arrived we felt spoilt, and on leaving we feel so relaxed after the peace and serenity that your accommodation offers. We can’t wait to return, and we won’t be leaving it as long the 3rd time around. Thanks again.
C & L, Newcastle NSW – 25 May 2014
“Thanks for your efforts in making our 25th anniversary special. Your attention to detail is fantastic, the retreat a special place and the food provided was plentiful and yum! Peaceful and quiet and yet close enough to visit wineries and wonderful small towns. We will have fond memories and recommend all visit “Somewhere Unique”.  Thanks”
G & D, Grasmere NSW – 23 May 2014
“Thank you for such a relaxing place to rest and recover from months of treatment for my cancer. It was a lovely place for us just to be husband and wife again. I will always remember this opportunity.”
L & R, Sydney NSW – 16 April 2014
“My husband and I would like to thank you for making our 1st wedding anniversary a memorable one. It was exactly what we wanted: quiet, relaxing and romantic. Everything from the cottage itself, our one-hour couples massage to the food was amazing. You have definitely thought about the finer details making the stay that much better, for example the music on arrival and the candles set up everywhere just to make it feel that little bit more special. Steve from Trekabout Tours took us around on a wine tasting tour. He knew so much about the different wines and the area in general. We highly recommend his company to others. We headed to Panino for an anniversary dinner and what an amazing dinner it was! The food was great, the staff friendly, overall very enjoyable. This weekend was the exact little romantic getaway we needed. We will definitely be coming back and our next visit will hopefully be in Winter so we get to enjoy the fire. Thank you again Melanie and Grant for making Somewhere Unique just that and the most incredible place we could spend our first wedding anniversary.”
P & M, Cecil Hills NSW – 7 April 2014
“From the moment we arrived we were overwhelmed by the beauty, comfort and calm of the place, welcomed by the sound of soft jazz and sweet aromas as we opened the door. This is exactly what we needed and more than we expected! As residents of hustle-bustle Sydney, Allawah gave us a chance to escape and celebrate our 5 year anniversary as we had hoped, just the two of us enjoying each others company, relaxing, rejuvenating and recentering. The simple joy of hearing the birds sing, their wings flap as they flew by, the breeze rustle through the trees, the insects buzz or flutter by, is something we are starved of as city dwellers. It was wonderful and almost magical to be able to enjoy it all each day of our stay. Long baths, bright days, fresh air, the sense of merging outdoors and indoors, and all the little things we needed right at our fingertips from aromatic toiletries to earth-friendly washing detergents meant we could truly be carefree and melt into the weekend for all it had to offer. The icing on the cake was our visit from Lynn who gave us amazing massages from top to toe and took us to a whole new level of relaxation. On our first day here we decided we would definitely come back and likely even make a tradition of it. Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful place. It truly is a retreat and we will certainly return.”
S & J, Bankstown NSW – 24 March 2014
“It’s hard to know where to start – the joy of listening to the symphony of birds, the beautiful view, the playful wrens, the frog hunting months on the bedroom door, the serenity, the black kangaroos/wallabies that had us wondering what they were (the are male wallaroos! Melanie), the peaceful bench with a view, I could go on. It all makes for a very memorable weekend and we will be back again. Thank you.”
P & K, Narrabeen NSW – 23 March 2014
“John surprised me with Somewhere Unique as a 10 year wedding anniversary gift. And what a surprise it was! I have never stayed anywhere so beautiful and serene!! The love and attention to detail with which you designed this beautiful place is obvious and makes any couple in love feel so special and spoilt! The food was delicious and the massage from Lynn was divine! We will definitely be back and cannot wait for the next time – thank you so much for helping us celebrate our milestone and making it one of the most memorable experiences of our married lives! Thanks again and all the best. ”
L & J, Niagara Park NSW – 12 February 2014
Thank you so much Melanie and Grant for a truly relaxing stay. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Right from the start you have made reservation easy and simple. We appreciate all the info you have given us. Spanish night @ Cafe Wollombi was lovely and we enjoyed mingling with the locals! Thanks for the recommendations. The retreat is faultless and you have anticipated our every need. The food you provided was delicious and plentiful. We love how you showcase local produce at every opportunity from the cheeses to the wonderful lavender toiletries. Special thanks for the fast internet. It gave us the chance to Skype our 5 and 2 year old kids good night. It was their first time to be away from Mum and Dad. You have created a haven here in Wollombi. We will definitely be back – next time, we will try Lowanna! We can’t wait to tell our family and friends about Somewhere Unique.”
V & V, Campbelltown NSW – 8 February 2014
“We came to celebrate my husband’s 60th Birthday – could not have picked a better retreat. Firstly to walk into a beautiful room with air-conditioning creating a cool oasis after the heat outside – then to have the gentle strains of Norah Jones to greet us. Bliss!! Beautifully appointed, fitted with all the goodies one could hope for. Loved the meals provided – excellent food, delicious wine and a view that acted as a balm to the senses. We made use of and enjoyed the outlook from both verandahs, but the favourite spot (especially for watching the sunrise) was the bench sited near the cliff edge. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches and the sheer quality of both toiletries and foodstuffs provided. Certainly this will not be our last visit.”
R & R, Camden NSW – 16 January 2014
“Can’t really add any more than has been said already, but it has been an amazing experience, and total relaxation. We travelled from the UK and spent 3 days in Fremantle after New Year, then flew to Sydney, so this enforced rest is helping us to overcome the jet lag! The whole place is beautifully fitted out and you have thought of everything. The food was delicious and apart from lunch at Margan winery on Sunday, we have not needed anything else. To add to our enjoyment we were excited to see kangaroos and to hear a kookaburra.”
T & M, Cheshire UK – 5 January 2014
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