A cosy stone and mud brick cottage set in a beautiful garden bordering a forest
- english, german
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our stay at The Keep Taradale
We couldn’t have asked for anything better on our 5 night stay.
Accommodation was first class, Trudy and Robert were very welcoming and friendly hosts.
The gardens are lovely and the surrounds peaceful.
Would highly recommend and would without hesitation stay again.
Thank you for your great review. We have thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guests and love to welcome you again.
Beautifully maintained, relaxing property to stay at.
Trudy and Robert were the perfect hosts, friendly and welcoming. The property allows you to relax in the garden or go for a bush walk without leaving the property. We enjoyed the wildlife that is in the area. The home has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Even though we were near the bush, and we were very bushfire conscious at this time of year, the property is well safeguarded if a fire was to occur so we felt quite safe. We will use the property again in the future when travelling through this area. Thankyou for a lovely break, regards, Dot,
We are very glad that our property fulfilled its purpose again and provided a relaxing stay.
Thank you for your great review. It was lovely having you stay and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
All the best, Trudy & Robert
A perfect weekend
Our stay at The Keep was part of a Christmas present for my partner - the other part being a cookery course at the equally fantastic Piper Street Food Company in Kyneton. It was our first weekend away sans children in a very long time. It was perfect. Lovely accomodation and great hosts. I can’t think of anything negative to say about it other than the three Andre Rieu dvds ( that’s at least two too many IMO). The quote of the weekend was, “I cant think of what relaxing thing to do next”. We’ll be going again for sure.
Many thanks for your generous review and we really hope to welcome you again.
BTW I think we might have another Andre Rieu dvd somewhere that I could add to the collection :-)
Outstanding in every way
I wanted to write a review that was befitting of our stay at "The Keep" - with so many other positive reviews for this property, I wanted to add something in addition to noting that the hospitality of Trudy & Robert was exceptional; kind, sharing and caring, not imposing or intrusive, the standard of the accommodation first class, the scenery and quiet environment exceptional, I felt that my review should also say that I nearly didn't book and what a misfortune that would have been! I arrived, tired and weary on an emotional, physical and spiritual level and left revitalised in every way, ready to face another year of challenges and change! My only regret is that I didn't make our booking for a longer period of time (we stayed for just over 2 weeks). We were never bored or at a loss for something to do. It would be a challenge to count the number of trees and bushes that have been planted as you walk around this lovely property watching the kangaroos hop around in the paddock next to where you are. The meticulous planning in every aspect of this property is exceptional.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are very happy that you had such a great time and left revitalised, ready to face new challenges. It was a pleasure to get to know you a little.
Meticulously handcrafted - a hidden gem
Trudy and Robert have painstakingly handcrafted an absolute treasure box of a cottage. Mud bricks, superbly finished timberwork, beautiful European sensibility with gorgeous appointments of the highest quality - and everything you could possibly need for a luxurious and peaceful stay. Set in wonderful landscaped grounds with private lake/small dam and backing on to bush it is amazingly quiet and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed Trudy's homemade strudel with cream, and a tour of her extensive vegie patch and potager. Trudy was so easy to communicate with, and very generous in every way. We came down from Wagga for the Lost Trades Fair, and hope to be back next year. As owners of our own 4.5star cottages, we can see the enormous effort, care and skill that has gone into The Keep. It is an absolute credit to them. Thank you for such a fabulous stay, Trudy and Robert.
Thank you so much for your generous review, it is much appreciated, and we hope you will stay with us again.
All the best, Trudy & Robert
Great for a relaxing stay
We booked The Keep hoping for a few relaxing days away from the city, and that’s exactly what we got. The property was beautiful, clean and comfortable, and Trudy made sure we had everything we needed. She even made us some delicious strudel from her home grown apples - yum. The free wifi was also fanstastic as the area doesn’t have great mobile coverage. Would definitely recommend.
Thanks Cathy, we are happy you had a relaxing stay. Glad too you liked the strudel :)