Guest Book Comments

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Guest Book Comments

“Could you adopt me? I don’t want to leave—ever!”
Mark Chipperfield, Sydney

“The only difficult thing was to decide: stay in the lovely red room bed, or go out to listen to the birds.”
Julica Jungehuelsing, Germany

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a unique and special experience. The food was divine, the company delightful and the accommodation—one of a kind.”
Amber & Jamie, Sydney

“A purely delightful 24 hours—I will never forget sipping beer atop the knoll, the beautiful house, wonderful food, but best of all, your good company.”
Martin Booe, Los Angeles

“Your investment of time & energy has uncovered the soul in patient walls. They absorb the angst and one leaves in peace. Your triumph is every visitor’s gain.”
Lembit Opik, MP Wales

“North Bundaleer is truly a maesterwerk, a triumph of the art of fine living and faultless hospitality outmatched only by FUN!!”
Maggy Oehlbeck, Sydney

“An unexpected oasis of opulence & eccentricity! The house has all the charm of an Anglo-Irish country house but with many more comforts, especially the good food.”
Isambard Wilkinson, Country Life, UK

“Really fantastic couple of days—we loved your warmth and enthusiasm. Everything about our stay was brilliant—enjoyed everything.”
Anya and Pete, Sydney

“Our experience was wonderful. Your home and hospitality are unmatched. Our sincere thanks for the superb meals and touring. You have done a magnificent job of restoring the building. We hope to see you again.”
Norma & Bob, Stanford CA, USA

“Thank you for the spirit, conviviality, joie de vivre and for accommodating us and our bounty of vino. The food was sublime, company warm & conversation irreverent, passionate and very Australian. Throw in a glorious view, a kangaroo or three, and how I miss home! The most beautiful home I have ever set foot in—truly.”
Ned Goodwin,  Tokyo, Japan

“This has been a truly memorable weekend! Thank you both for taking such great care of me. I’m full of admiration for what you have achieved. The house is magnificent and I know your fame will spread far and wide! Much success and joy!”
Yvonne Kenny, Sydney

“I will never forget sipping beer atop the knoll, the beautiful house, wonderful food, but best of all, your good company.”
Martin, Los Angeles

“I have re-charged my batteries, feel relaxed and am ready to go. A night without stress – what a change.”
Ralf, Germany

“North Bundaleer is truly a maesterwerk, a triumph of the art of fine living & faultless hospitality, outmatched only by FUN.”
Maggy, Sydney

“Very moved by the spirit & history of the house, the land and the enormous energy & creativity that have brought it all together.”
Tim & Anne-Marie, Margaret River

“In a class of its own. The hospitality is second to none.”
Rick, Vancouver

“What an unexpected oasis of opulence and eccentricity! The house has all the charm 0f an Anglo-Irish country house but with many more comforts, especially the good food.”
Isambard, London

“The food, wine and laughter will be missed. You make it very easy to fall in love with Australia.”
Sharon, Clemson USA

“We are looking out at a perfect picture – could be a Monet painting, reminiscent of Monet’s ‘Balcony’.”
Veronica & Phillip, Adelaide

“The finest home I have had the pleasure to photograph in Australia (for SALife).”
Tony, Adelaide

“What a treat! Many thanks for a most delightful stay. I really enjoyed the Red Room very much which definitely has a great honeymoon potential.”
Stefan, Germany

“A truly memorable experience. We had the most wonderful time. The meals and hospitality of the best standard we’ve ever experienced. But, above all, the company was unforgettable. You’re both such talented, interesting and warm people.”
Joseph & Sofie, Adelaide

“This is absolutely stunning – the home, the landscape, the food. We will be back.”
Rina & Paul, Seattle

“A truly magnificent place. A wonderful addition to the Australian scene. Exceptional ambience, warm and generous hosts, great food, wine and company.”
Ric & Barb, Adelaide

“There is definitely a spirit in this magical and unique place.”
Olivia, Paris

“The most beautiful room and the very best bathroom we have ever seen.”
Della & Damian, Canberra

“Nous avons adore tout d’abord votre accueil, mais ouss votre delicieuse maison.”
Dominique & Christina, Paris

“Our warmest regards to all of you – not forgetting Archie and Oscar. Much success for the future.”
Pam & Adam, San Francisco

“The most perfect fusion of people and place. We shall never be able to repay you for making our dreams a reality and giving us the most perfect wedding.”
Paul & Karen, London

“North Bundaleer will always have a special place in our hearts as we got engaged here yesterday under the stunning gum tree – what a special memory.”
Alison, London

“I am lucky to travel a lot of the world and surely have I found a place so perfect, and a home with yourselves making it so much fun.”
Tim, Utah USA

“Couldn’t have had a more wonderful Australian experience. Thank you so much for your hospitality and patience. I hope I can return.”
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Auckland

“Un grand merci pour votre acceuil. Une maison tres bien venue et des repas fantastiques.”
Sebastien, France

“You have created a haven where it is possible to relax and unwind and, for a few days at least, forget the troubles of everyday life.”
Lincoln & Laura, Adelaide

“Thank you for the use of the beautiful grand piano; I really enjoyed playing it.”
Steph, SA

“A friendly ‘showpiece’ residence – thoughtful, professional and elegant accommodation and meals so expertly provided by our hosts.”
David & Chris, SA

“You’ve made our honeymoon experience more beautiful and more relaxed and more well fed and more wonderful than any hotel (or anywhere else) could ever do.”
Jeremy & Jess, SA

“I may have travelled around the world and seen much, but the restored North Bundaleer was the greatest surprise; what a delight!”
Olav, Adelaide

“We knew as soon as you welcomed us that our long drive had been worthwhile.”
Nan & John, Christchurch, NZ

“A ‘must’ stop on our grand trip to Australia.”
Sue & Alan, New York

“Marianne, you are a superb cook. We hope to be back one day.”
V Eckersley, Helsinki, Finland

“Here is to the cook par excellence and the guide par excellence.”
Barbara, Youngstown, Ohio

“We feel like old friends invited to share a home, or, in the case of Archie, a stick or two.”
Hilary & Judith, Payneham SA

“I can feel this building smiling again and feeling the warmth that you have given it. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family for a short while.”
Carol & Geoff, Spalding

“It has been like a fairytale and we have been treated like royalty!”
April, Spalding

“Everything is incredibly nice.”
Santiago, Madrid, Spain

“We’ve been to many, many wonderful places, but not one has been more special than here. Our experience was the result of this magical part of Australia, your beautiful home, the fabulous food and most especially your incomparable hospitality. It’s all about the people, isn’t it, in the final assessment?”
Kate & Ken, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“The bath tub was divine.”
Sarah, Warwick UK

“We will never forget the stunning view from the top of the hill and seeing the kangaroos.”
Ron & Cindy, Portland, Oregon

“I feel I was living my past and future at the same time here. Your hospitality was genuinely the best we’ve ever experienced.”
Liz & Mike, Sydney

“It was wonderful to return. A splendid finish to our Flinders experience.”
Robert & Sue, Sydney

“If Heaven’s not like this, I’m not going.”
Helen, Adelaide

“The highlight of our trip to Australia.”
Juliet & Chris, Bath UK

“Our three days with you have been most tranquil and relaxing, an oasis in a sea of modern busyness.”
Grant & Kay, Sydney

“An unexpected outpost of civilisation.”
John & Vivien, Scotland

“The night sky was the best we have ever seen.”
John & Jeremy, Northampton UK

“The dinner was lovely and the bedrooms so unique.”
Eric & Julie, Moscow, Russia

“I carry memories around the world with me of this truly special place. Thank you for inviting me into your home and sharing it with me again. A true piece of Australia.”
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Auckland

“Thanks a million. I had a ball at your beautiful home.”
Simon O’Neill, NZ

“It is so very rare to discover a holiday location that perfectly meets your needs – and exceeds expectations. Fat, Forty, and now, feeling Fabulous.”
Nigel & Kate, SA

“Thank you for making our visit to Australia such a pleasant and memorable one, and, of course the house is fabulous. What an accomplishment!”
Anne & Jan, Miami, Florida

“You inspire family values and are proof that, in following your heart, you can create something very special. North Bundaleer is testament to that.”
John & Kimberley, Townsville

“Rarely have we stayed in such a beautiful house and enjoyed such warm hospitality.”
John & Shirley, Adelaide

“I believe you should be the Adelaide Bank State Icons for what you have achieved here.”
Andrew McEvoy, Adelaide

“What a marvellous surprise to find your very beautiful home in this remote spot. We have enjoyed our 24 hours in Victorian splendour.”
Anthea & Roger, London

“Vielen Dank fur den tollen Sunset, das Dinner, das Fruhsluch, und, und, und…”
Frank & Martina, Duisburg, Germany

“We have been royally entertained, in every sense, by our friendly and gracious host and hostess. Sitting in the verandah (in our dressing gowns) watching and feeling the sun start its day was quite magical. A visit for the memory bank if ever there was one.”
Margaret & Colin, Norwich UK

“To take a shower and see all the birds flying by is something very special. But besides all this, it is the people who made this really a very special place. We felt welcome and enjoyed the conversation.”
Dennis and Natalie, Netherlands

“Our stay here was definitely the highlight of our trip to Australia. We particularly enjoyed our trip to the hills; we even saw kangaroos.”
Eric and Berit, Vancouver

“As we approached the homestead we knew we had found “the place to stay”. Your dedication to our well being surpassed all our expectations.”
Stuart and Anne, Buckinghamshire

“Everything will stay as a most fond memory! Along my path in Australia I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the best people on earth. Both my hosts here have inspired and delighted me.”
Bart, Ohio USA

“Words cannot express my gratitude and pleasure in being included in your family and sharing your beautifully loved house. It is heaven and with all the controversies, different personalities and eccentricity, have truly made our Australian experience for us.”
Brian & Janeth, UK

“The house is truly magnificent and only a true labour of love would have restored it the way you have. The greatest beauty however is the magnificent countryside – the birds, the wind, the silence – at peace with the world.”
Rochelle & Aurelio, Sydney

“Our experience was wonderful. Your home and hospitality are unmatched. Our sincere thanks for your superb meals and touring. You have done a magnificent job of restoring the building. We hope to see you again.”
Norma & Bob, Stanford CA USA

“North Bundaleer has enjoyed stunning coverage in the press and media…”
Philip Engleberts, South Australian Tourism Commission

“NB is a fabulous place in a stunning setting. We enjoyed our walks and drives thru SA as well as the memorable meals and conversations.”
Chris & Monica, Abu Dhabi

“The food was fabulous and we enjoyed the conversation. The only disappointment is that we only have time to stay one evening.”
Robert, London

“What a wonderful Aussie experience. Beautiful home…. everything was perfect! We hate to leave.”
Carol & John, Houston USA

“Thanks for a great two days of wonderful wine tasting. It was educational and we thank you for exposing us to some of your favorite wineries. Great food, wine, company & a comfortable top notch place to sleep.”
Mike & Linda, Seattle USA

“You have lived the dream and created a beautiful home.”
Kym & John, Linz Austria

“To be at North Bundaleer is to know the joy of true indulgence of all the senses.”
Julie & Warren, Mittagong NSW

“A special thank you to the “Guest Relations Officer” (Archie).”
Kim & Calvin, Swanbourne WA

“What gracious elegance. Nothing so refined and welcoming since the days of the great ocean steamships.”
Roger & Donna, Easton USA

“What a memorable 50th birthday. Thank you for everything. We had high expectations of North Bundaleer, and you comfortably exceeded them. The house is splendid, of course, but it’s the hospitality that makes the experience exceptional. Many thanks, and all best wishes.”
Alison and John, Brigadoon, WA

“This is a beautiful house in a beautiful spot and is a truly memorable place. We leave reluctantly and hope we may someday return.”
James and Christine, Lucca, Italy

“We experienced a masterpiece of South Australian hospitality and kindness, we celebrated Philipp’s birthday and learned to know the ‘North Bundaleer Principle’ which might alter our central European lifestyle. Thank you.”
Manuela and Karl, Vienna

“Thank you very much indeed for a wonderful break – relaxing and so informal, terrific food and the delightful ambience of everything that took us “out of ourselves for a while” the perfect weekend.”
John and Jo, Australia

“We have had an incredible time in your gorgeous home. It has been not only a feast of delicious food but also a visual and spiritual feast – inspiring! It has been so lovely to spend time here and celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary in such style! Hope to return!”
Belinda & Perry, New Zealand

“A very, very big Thank You for a marvellous stay at the North Bundaleer. Your hospitality and most kind and extensive help, advising on excursions through Clare Valley and most of all your wholeheartedly showing of the beauty of the property have made these past few days into an unforgettable experience, that we would not want to have missed for anything!!”
Joep and Juge, Belgium

“We have had an incredible time in your gorgeous home. It has been not only a feast of delicious food but also a visual and spiritual feast – inspiring! It has been so lovely to spend time here and celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary in such style! Hope to return!”
Belinda & Perry, New Zealand

“Our experience was wonderful. Your home and hospitality are unmatched. Our sincere thanks for the superb meals and touring. You have done a magnificent job of restoring the building. We hope to see you again.”
Norma & Bob – Stanford CA, USA

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