Classic 'Old Mill Cottage' on the Trail Head in Forrest (sleeps 6)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Authentic Mill Cottage In Gorgeous Town
We are giving Riders Palace 5/5 without question, not because its is a 5 star hotel but because it is, as described and completely lived up to what it claimed to be.
Its unique, cozy, peaceful and just near a trail head (mountain biking).
The key things for us in a getaway are; comfy beds, nice bathroom, well cleaned and efficient management. Delivered in spades.
The house is a mill cottage from a different era, exactly what attracted us to it. Suited to those who appreciate character.
Quaint, tired not acceptable
Booked sight unseen, back door held closed by cabin hook with gap underneath that could allow snake access to house, Space under inner back door and or front door also allows access to creapie crawlies. Limited fire wood, smoke filled house, windows did not open to allow smoke to clear. Clothes smelt of smoke. Toilette septic system had started to overflow at the front steps, contacted managing agent who got local plumber to attend, he could not sort so covered with dirt to dry overflow. Stench made use of front or side verandah impossible.
Tried several times to get resolve from managing agent, nothing heard. I was embaressed as other guests had travelled from Townsville. Not a quality stay. Advised at Forrest Festival Briefing that snakes could be encountered during the Festival, we encountered one within some meters of the house. a degree of unease in the house existed.
The house was ok. The washing machine came in handy, the beds were comfortable & there was plenty of hot water. However we felt that it was over-priced. The weather was cold and there wasn't any fire wood. There is no dining area, with four adult guests this made breakfast a little cramped. The lounge area was a little small as well. It was a little below what we expected for the cost. The big positive is that everything is within walking distance.
HI Kate Thank you so much for your feedback. And I do apologies for the little firewood available for your stay. I had been expecting a delivery which hadn't arrived :C I hope the 3 heaters in the property kept you warm and snuggly. We find the dining /kitchen space very cosy and the the house is a traditional old mill cottage with the typical 4 rooms. Its such a pity the weekend was so cold as the deck is sunny all day an the outdoor table works perfectly all year. As Forrest has extremely limited accommodation race weekends do tend to be much more expensive. I hope you had a great race though and I do hope you can stay again sometime.
Great place to stay!
A nice old comfortable house. Great location, loved the easy walk to the brewery or pub. Excellent facilities for cooking your own too. And very close to the mountain bike trails. Bindy the owner was most helpful over the phone. Will be back asap.
All the boys were very happy with the accomodation