The Retreat at Amryhouse is one year old!  We opened in April 2017.  Derek and I would like to thank our guests and their (30 plus) reviews are below ……. 

Paul & Emma – Nov 2018  Absolutely beautiful destination and everything was perfect. Thank you so much for making such a lovely space available. Super comfy bed and awesome shower.

Darren & Shanade – Nov 2018The picturesque surroundings of bush-land, a tennis court and manicured gardens made our stay at The Retreat very special.  Accompanied with the many thoughtful touches in the cottage, The Retreat was the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend.  Mary and Derek were incredibly accommodating and lovely. Thank you both for a great weekend away.  Thanks Darren & Shanade

Jan & Richard – Oct 2018 – Very Special – Idyllic unique getaway place.  Hosts attention to detail exceptional and the kangaroos and gum trees as well as beautifully maintained established gardens and tennis court really make for a perfect stay.
Clare & George – Oct 2018  – Perfection in a Country Retreat – My husband and I spent 2 nights at The Retreat at Amryhouse.  The accommodation was beautiful, with so many thoughtful touches from the host.  The surrounding gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed a game of tennis just outside our door.  Breakfast provisions were very generous and there was an abundance of lovely quality soaps and toiletries in the bathroom.  The hosts were incredibly hospitable and friendly.  We hope to stay again !!!  Thank you Mary & Derek for a great weekend.

Leana & Jeremy – Oct 2018 “Beautiful property, delicious breakfast and a gorgeous cottage.” 

Mike & Ros – Sept 2018Amryhouse is the most beautiful house in a very peaceful location.  The home was sparkling clean and everything was excellent quality.  Breakfast was Continental with many lovely things on offer.  The bed was super comfy and the bathroom very roomy.  It was a very relaxing escape just out of Woodend and close to Trentham and much to see and do.

Chantal & Yi – Sept 2018 – Mary and Derek’s place was absolutely perfect!  They were very quick and helpful with communication, even giving excellent recommendations for the area. The space was cosy, convenient, and the amenities far exceeded our expectations. We would love to visit again in the future!

Arman & Amber – Sept 2018 – Easily one of the best places we have stayed in.  It was beautifully snowing and felt absolutely cosy.  The amount of subtle luxuries there made it worth it.

Stephanie & Bill – Sept 2018 – My husband & I recently spent a wonderful weekend at The Retreat at Amryhouse.  From the moment we arrived, Mary had made sure that everything we needed was provided to ensure our stay would be a memorable one.

The cottage itself was just so cosy, the atmosphere was warm & welcoming & as we had advised Mary the approximate time of our arrival, the chimenea outdoor fire pit was already lit & very inviting.

Can I just say that the king size bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in (both myself & hubby both suffer with back problems), the bed linens were just beautiful & the cleanliness was of the highest standard. 

Generous breakfast provisions were provided, more than ample for our two night stay.

The retreat truly was a place to fully unwind & relax, so uniquely Australian to see the kangaroos hoping past you & the sounds of the kookaburra’s in the nearby trees. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend The Retreat at Amryhouse to anyone who is looking for peace & tranquility & a relaxing getaway.

Linda – August 2018 –  A wonderful cottage surrounded by bush – It was a wonderful 24 hours. Lovely accommodation, with a beautiful outlook.  I wouldn’t hesitate to come again.  Mary was warm and friendly and available if I needed to know anything.  I would highly recommend staying for a real get away.

Dasha & Matt – August 2018 – Beautiful cottage, warm in winter months.  Very comfortable bed with electric blanket to warm it up.

Sylvia & Jack – July 2018  Cosy and comfortable. The kangaroos grazing on the property were lovely to watch.  A wonderful deep bath.  Continental breakfast made the morning super easy.  Everything we needed was just there and it meant we could immediately relax.  I highly recommend!

Shannon – July 2018 “Beautiful and peaceful city escape. Clean, warm and cosy, with a delicious continental breakfast provided. Waking to kangaroos and wombats on the surrounding grounds added to the charm of Mary & Derek’s cottage. ”

Lisa – July 2018  “Beautiful place. Clean, friendly, quiet. Wonderful in every way. ”

Rachael – June 2018 – Mary and Derek’s place is a beautiful weekend getaway.  The bed is so comfy and breakfast was lovely. Very thoughtful hosts, situated in a wonderful part of the world.

Monica & James – June 2018  Lovely place to stay to explore the Macedon Ranges. Breakfast provisions were delicious, space is cosy and clean, and the outlook is lovely. We enjoyed our stay.

Brett & Irene – May 2018 Thanks for everything, we had a fantastic, restful break.  It couldn’t have been more perfect.  See you next time.

Theresa – May 2018 Lovely quiet getaway in a private cottage. Clean, cosy and super comfortable with extra touches that made our stay very enjoyable.  Plus kangaroos to look at outside. Close to Kyneton, Woodend and Daylesford.  Lovely hosts. Thanks Mary and Derek.

Christine & Brett – May 2018 Thank you so much for your hospitality.  The house is a picture out of Country Style magazine, my favourite read.  We love the decor and your attention to detail.  The bed is divine!  We put photos on Facebook and got so many comments.  Many thanks.

Trevor & Pat – Apr 2018 The ambiance, nature setting, privacy, breakfast provisions, It’s got to be perfect.

Joanne – Apr 2018 Really cute little cottage, great hosts.  Loved the tennis court.

Caitlin – Apr 2018 – I wish we had the time to stay another night. The place is beautiful and has everything you need. Spent all night watching TV, playing scrabble and flicking through the books on the shelf. What a breath of fresh air!

Louise – Mar 2018 – “My new husband Robert and I stayed on the night of our wedding and loved the little cottage tremendously. The space is decorated beautifully and Mary and Derek left the cooler on for us for when we got in. There was also a thoughtful surprise in the fridge. Excellent hosts and delicious breakfast. Would definitely return!

Olivia – Mar 2018 – The Retreat at Amryhouse was fantastic. The cleanliness, attention to detail and generous continental breakfast were more than we could have hoped for. A fabulous stay. We will be back!

Irena – Feb 2018 – Our stay was wonderful. The location is beautiful and peaceful and the owners were very helpful and accommodating, doing everything they could to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. Great experience all round.

Tayana – Jan 2018 – Just Amazing! – Absolutely beautiful cottage in such a quiet and relaxing setting. The cottage is perfect, everything is provided for a relaxing getaway. Thank you Mary and Derek, we will be back!

Lydia – Nov 2017 – We had the perfect stay in Woodend. A beautiful home with peaceful surrounds. Great for escaping the city for a night!

Emma – Nov 2017 – Absolutely beautiful little cottage. Very peaceful, comfy bed, clean and great breakfast provisions.  Saw lots of kangaroos and kookaburras. Highly recommend!

Laura – Nov 2017 – Amazing In Every-way – We loved our stay the property, it was stunning very cosy and comfortable with beautiful surrounds.  The hosts Mary and Derek were wonderful, very friendly, welcoming and helpful they went above and beyond and we are very thankful.  We look forward to future visit

Sophie – Nov 2017 – My partner and I stayed for a romantic weekend and we returned home rested, relaxed and refreshed after a perfect little getaway. Peaceful and tranquil location where we could switch off after a busy work week. Clean, lovely furniture and bedding. We utilized the outdoor area in the evenings. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would return.

Dale – Oct 2017 – Lovely hosts , beautiful location and definitely 5 star accommodation very luxurious would recommend to anyone. Thank you we feel very relaxed now! Just to add to the experience linen was amazing.

Melissa – Sept 2017 – My husband and I managed to get away for the weekend and The Retreat at Amryhouse was the perfect getaway.  It was great for us to get away, relax and be surrounded in the beautiful peace and quiet of the country. The grounds are gorgeous and we loved waking to see all the kangaroos & wildlife. We felt very welcome and would definitely be coming back for the great hospitality and beautiful countryside.

Sammuel – Sept 2017 – Fantastic cosy and everything as described. Could not recommend more highly. The bath was sensational and bed extremely comfortable. The little extra touches like local jams etc was very welcoming. Thanks Again!

Marina – Sept 2017 – Thank you for a fabulous weekend away. The cottage is gorgeous and surrounded by lovely grounds. The tranquility made our stay super relaxing and a welcome relief from the daily grind. We enjoyed exploring the towns nearby with plenty of local produce and great food available. Lots of opportunity to fill your days or just unwind. We were made to feel extremely welcome and would not hesitate to return. A great weekend!

Kelsey – Sept 2017 – My stay at The Retreat was absolutely amazing!
We’ve been to the Macedon Ranges for a few times but never stayed overnight. This time we decided to explore this area more and gave us a chance to escape from the hectic life in city! The Retreat is brand new and gorgeous!!! With delicately selected decor, well equipped bathroom & open kitchen and a super comfy bed, I felt I was staying in a luxury hotel! Next morning we saw plenty of kangaroos hopping around. It was nice to spend some time in the country! Would definitely recommend!

Kerrie – May 2017 – Beautiful Stay in Woodend – Lovely spot just out of Woodend. The scene looks like something out of Beatrice Potter, with the services excellent. Woodend is beautiful this time of year and I would not hesitate to return

Jarrod – May 2017What a beautiful cottage.  My partner and I had such an amazing weekend exploring the Macedon Ranges.  The area is filled with fantastic food and wine and the Amryhouse cottage was the perfect place to experience it from.

Leanne – May 2017An amazing cottage situated in a great position with amazing views and hospitality. Highly recommend.

Denbeigh – May 2017 – Great Spot, Beautiful Cottage The cottage and grounds at Amryhouse are terrific. We enjoyed the relaxed and picturesque bush setting by day and enjoyed the local restaurants i.e. Holgate Brewery and The Cosmopolitan Hotel by evening. The cottage break was a great way to wind down & rest. It is brand new, very well decorated and has everything you could want for a peaceful and private country break. We can’t wait to return & explore more of the beautiful Macedon Ranges

John – May 2017 – Our Stay In Ashbourne!  We requested a short notice stay The Retreat was very well appointed warm & cosy,  the surrounds and ambience proved fantastic. When we awoke the next morning we were greated by kangaroos and spectacular birdlife. We will book longer next time!

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