Comments from the cottage guest book…

  • I hesitate to review Westbury Cottage because I’d like to keep it a secret! I was lucky enough to stay at this gorgeous cottage last week and loved every minute. The cottage is immaculate and beautifully decorated. It almost felt like Paris. The more I explored the more beautiful things I found, including the owner’s original paintings, bathrobes and slippers, the coffee machine, magazines and books and everything anyone could need to be comfortable. I was astounded at all the things supplied in the full kitchen and dining area. Aside from wine, bacon, eggs, tea, coffee and dairy products there were also the things you don’t normally find but always need - condiments, sauce, cling wrap and foil, for example. Every time I thought, 'I really need'… a hunt found what I was looking for. The cottage was deliciously warm for winter and in summer I’m sure the pretty enclosed garden with outdoor barbecue would be put to good use. It is a perfect place for a writer (me) looking for quiet and comfort; and lovely for a romantic holiday. With the Botanic Gardens and Wine Centre a short walk away and the wonderful restaurants at West End a healthy stroll, the move active visitor could do everything without a car, although parking is provided. Definitely 5 star.

    Robyn - Sep 2016
  • We enjoyed our stay at Rosie’s Bed and Breakfast Studio. The studio is light, airy, spacious and very tastefully decorated. It was a very peaceful and quiet place to stay. The gas fireplace gave the studio a very cosy feel in the evening and the air-conditioning ensured a comfortable temperature during the night. As we had hired a car, we were very appreciative of the on-site parking. The kitchen is equipped with the basics. Sufficient breakfast provisions were provided for our needs. The bed was firmer than we were used to but we appreciated it being king size. The location is close by to the heart of Adelaide with the Rundle St Mall a doable 20 or so minute walk and the restaurants along East Terrace about an 11 minute walk. Rosie was a helpful and pleasant host.

    Judy - Aug 2016
  • For some reason, actually I lived in another cottage called Westbury, which also belonged to Rosie. That is really wonderful experience. These two cottages are not far away from each other, they located just beside city so it is convenient to do everything. Even better, there is no noise at night, it means you can for sure have a good and sound sleep after one day travel.

    Rosie left enough basics in the house and all kitchen necessities are ready for use. Because I love cooking so I would pay more attention on this. What's more, Rosie is very warm-hearted and responsible, she waited in the house for me to tell me the tips face to face.

    The most important, Rosie is an artist, I think she really has a good taste of art, the decoration of the cottage is graceful and cozy. In total, this is an unforgettable experience.

    Yao - Jul 2016 Melbourne
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Athelney Cottage is in the perfect location, it is peaceful yet only a short stroll from everything you need. In particular we recommend Central Market, Botanic gardens, Museum of South Australia and the National wine centre. Good coffee can be found everywhere! Thank you so much for a warm and inviting stay.

    Lynne, Matthew, Eliza and Juliet - Jul 2016 West Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • It is a very cosy and comfortable place. I like the idea of supplying the breakfast foods. I also loved the paintings and the books on the shelf. There were some pretty old books that got my attention. The furniture was also very decorative. Thank you we enjoy this place.

    Yi, Sunny and Steven - June 2016
  • What a wonderful place! We enjoyed our stay wand will be back.

    Joanne and Lyndon - Jul 2016 Victoria
  • If all B&Bs were like Rosie’ the world could only be a better place! Oh yeah, and Adelaide is a wonderful city. Cheers!

    Steve and Fiona I. - Jun 2016 Tasmania
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Westbury cottage. loved the location. Very tasteful decor. Everything we could ask for. Thank you.

    Rosie, Ken and Wendy - Jun 2016 Bunbury WA
  • Enjoyed the tranquil oasis, so close to the city. Thanks Rosie for a fantastic restful stay.

    Kym and John L. - Jun 2016 Canberra
  • Great stay, many thanks. Love the art.

    Jane and Michael - Jun 2016 Geelong
  • This was the perfect place for our last days in  Australia before returning to Sweden after one beautiful and relaxing and still central.

    Otto and Borne - Jun 2016 Sweden
  • Thank you for such a wonderful stay we really enjoyed the break. I loved your art work – you have inspired.

    Cathy and Darren - Jun 2016
  • First time in Adelaide. I chose well online. The cottage made us very happy. Great vibes. A blessing. Thank you for the wine after a big day getting here, made all the difference. God bless you Rosie.

    Jun 2016
  • Thank you Rosie for a truly smoke free cottage. The heaters were very lovely on the cold nights. Would recommend it to everyone. The added extras in the kitchen are a great help!

    Doug and Meryl - May 2016 Midland WA
  • I can't say enough good things about our stay at Westbury Cottage.  Wow, we loved it!  The beautiful well kept rooms in this gorgeous cottage are filled with the most tasteful details which reflect the wonderful style of Rosie, our host.  From the adorable backyard courtyard and ideal eat in kitchen, through to the lovingly furnished living room, Westbury cottage is a peaceful and charming setting which is the perfect combination of comfort and ambiance.  My family so enjoyed our stay, returning for more visits is a certainty.  A great choice year round.

    Alisa Stackpool - May 2016 Sydney, Australia
  • Thank you very much for a lovely stay.

    Steiner Family - Apr 2016 Germany
  • We have spent the last few days of our honeymoon here at Westbury Cottage what a lovely place and so close to everything. Thank you. (stayed in Westbury Cottage)

    Chris and Hollie - April 2016 Melbourne VIC
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. Great cottage. Great location. (stayed in Westbury Cottage)

    Denny and Karen - March 2016 Cairns QLD
  • Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay here. A lovely home in a splendid location with everything one could ask for. (stayed in Westbury Cottage)

    Robert and Jenny - March 2016 Pembroke Palms Florida U.S.A.
  • Enjoyed our stay, nice quiet area. Ideal location to get to the city. Beautifully decorated throughout and extremely comfortable. Thanks.

    Lorraine and Stuart - Feb 2016
  • Having a home away from home whilst in Adelaide for a 3 day forum was wonderful. Very clean, neat and tidy and so beautifully decorated. Loved it will absolutely be back! Thank you. (stayed in Westbury Cottage)

    Sam and Carol - February 2016 Stirling SA
  • A lovely stay at a solid private generous cottage within walking distance of the stylish end of Adelaide. Two double bedrooms and a large sitting room with a rustic kitchen and bathroom out the back, and small courtyard. A nice place to hide from the midday sun, which in January can be intense! (stayed in Westbury Cottage)

    Helen - January 2016
  • This is by far the most gracious accommodation you could ever want to stay at so close to the city of Adelaide. We walked easily to restaurants and Central Market. Rosie is THE PERFECT HOSTESS. The kitchen is so easy to make a great breakfast with eggs, bread, cereal, milk, juice, coffee, all supplied. The complimentary bottle of wine with chocolates was a perfect touch to the beginning of our two night stay. Bed is superbly comfortable, never felt so relaxed after a long flight. Great shower, washer and dryer for use is also handy. Rosie we really enjoyed your little spot of paradise and our lovely conversation. We hope your B&B is the biggest success of your life because you deserve everything that you have put into making this cottage everyone's home from home. Thank you Rosie you certainly welcomed us to Australia in the most gentile way. I hope we meet again one day! This place is perfect. Do not look anywhere else. Book now, you shall not regret this cute but large private cottage.

    Deborah - Nov 2015
  • The Cottage was everything we expected it to be. Check-in was very easy and the host was extremely welcoming and friendly during our visit. Could not recommend this place highly enough to others looking for somewhere quaint to stay near the heart of Adelaide!

    Christopher - Nov 2015
  • Dear Rosie, thank you so much, love your cottage and thanks for your care. Good conference, hope to get back to Adelaide in the future to explore more. Kindest regards.

    Judith - Oct 2015
  • Dear Rosie, just to say a big thank you for our wonderful stay. The cottage was “Exceptional”! Looking forward to hopefully being able to come and stay again, kind regards.

    Dean and Debbie - Sep 2015
  • The cottage was exactly as described, and Rosie was kind enough to meet us late in the evening when we arrived. It was very comfortable for three adults and well equipped for our weekend stay. The generous breakfast goodies were appreciated but unfortunately as there is so much to see and do nearby, we didn’t eat in at all! I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Tara - Sep 2015
  • What a great place to stay. It put a real smile on our faces when we were shown in by Rosie. Very close to the Botanical Gardens and Zoo and not too far to walk into the city centre. Rosie was very accommodating and the cottage well stocked for our stay. Our 2 dogs were made very welcome with a park to walk the dogs a mere 2 minutes away. Highly recommended and a big thank you to Rosie

    Richard - Sep 2015
  • Athelney Cottage is a little gem on the edge of the beautiful Adelaide parklands. Easy walking distance to all Adelaide has to offer (leave the car behind) and the cottage has everything you need. Rosie greeted us upon our arrival and saw us off when we left. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful !!

    Ian Blanchonette - Aug 2015
  • What a delightful atmosphere you have created for a memorable stay — those special touches so lovely really hope to meet you again.

    the Bills - Aug 2015
  • Dear Rosie, thank you so much for letting us use your gorgeous place as a base and for making it lovely to come back to at night.

    Fleur (bride) - Feb 2015
  • Thank you Rosie, we four loved every minute of it! See you again.

    the Howards - Feb 2015
  • So cute, so charming. Love!

    Deb and Colin - May 2013
  • Our favourite Adelaide accommodation, quiet relaxing retreat from the city but a short walk away through the Botanical gardens, thanks Rosie.

    Alan and Susan, S.A. - Apr 2013
  • A very lovely home from home, thank you Rosie, we’ve enjoyed it.

    Greg and Pat, W.A. - Apr 2013
  • A lovely spot quiet and secluded but close to the heart of Adelaide — enjoyed the walks through the Botanic gardens.

    David and Fiena, W.A. - Apr 2013
  • Arrived after our 2 day “experience” on the Indian Pacific. It was lovely to walk into our spacious cottage, the ambience was lovely. There was nothing that we wanted for. Lovely comfortable bed and plenty of hot water. Would recommend Athelney cottage to family and friends, thank you Rosie.

    Mel and John, Perth - Apr 2013
  • Secure, private, convenient, comfortable, – a haven. We had a great time with all we could want, thank you.

    Shannon, Madeleine and Sarah - Mar 2013
  • Loved the French style and the peace and quiet, Never a rush to leave in the morning and great to come back to at night.

    Bryne, UK - Jan 2013
  • A delight to find such a gem We had a most comfortable stay. The only downfall was that we were out enjoying Adelaide that we didn’t get to enjoy the Cottage as much as we would have liked! Hope to visit soon again.

    Marli and Eric, Alice Springs - Jan 2013
  • this has been a highlight for us as we ride 3,300km on our second honeymoon after 21 years. Thank you for creating an oasis with a touch of French elegance. We loved it Happy New Year Rosie.

    Dave and Jane, Canberra - Dec 2012
  • Thank you for your beautiful “Salon” it is peaceful and comfortable and we loved walking through the Botanical Gardens every day to get out. We will visit again sometime…

    Michelle and Chris, Christmas 2012
  • Thank you Rosie loved our stay

    Judy and Lloyd, QLD - Christmas 2012
  • Wonderful few days…

    Robert, Nhill VIC - Dec 2012
  • thank you for a lovely venue we enjoyed our stay

    Rob and Carol, WA - Dec 2012
  • Woke up and thought we were in Paris, this is just lovely!!!

    Steve and Glends, Vic - Mar 2012
  • A wonderful week in Adelaide and a wonderful place to stay. If you get the time catch the M44 from Hackney road and go in to the ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET – fantastic food market BAROSSA VALLEY WINE TOURS is a must. Also check out GLENELG, get the tram from the city it goes straight into Glenelg. We felt like being at home thanks Rosie.

    Murray and Richelle, NZ - Mar 2012
  • What a lovely spot to explore Adelaide, thank you.

    Errol, NZ - Feb 2012
  • Perfect place to stay for our dinner at the WINE CENTRE.

    David and Rachael - Feb 2012
  • Athelney cottage and the Executive Suite were the perfect place for our family to stay whilst in Adelaide. We did a day trip to Kangaroo Island with Sealink. It was very easy, the bus picked us up at 6am from the Hackney Hotel (6 mins away, a short walk) and we arrived back 10.30pm that evening. Long day but well worth it.

    The Hilliard family, Canada - Jan 2012
  • We are very grateful for organising the lovely baby sitter to look after our twins so close to the WINE CENTRE for the wedding, great location and we will be recommending your lovely cottage, extremely comfortable stay in Adelaide.

    Elizabeth and Mitch - Dec, 2011
  • Thanks for us staying in this beautiful place very relaxing! We enjoyed the Botanical Gardens as well.

    Paula and Bruno - Dec 2011
  • Great place to base ourselves to explore Adelaide. Very quiet and restful after our eventful year. Thanks Rosie for the rebooking.

    Louise and Arthur, QLD - Dec 2011
  • Thank you so much, it was very peaceful.

    Julie and Peter, UK - Dec 2011
  • Most adorable and private B&B I have ever stayed in. The gardens were truly fabulous and inviting. Will pass it on!

    Bonne and Bob, USA - Dec 2011
  • Very relaxing, loved the rustic charm. Will certainly return.

    Denise and John - Nov 2011
  • Had a fantastic bridal night, thank you for being so welcoming

    Eva and Brett - Nov 2011
  • Absolutely beautiful wonderful and relaxing

    Margaret and John, Melbourne - Nov 2011
  • A very pleasant stay

    Cathy and Christine, Denmark - Sep 2011
  • A lovely place to stay. Thank you.

    John and Anne, Melbourne - Aug 2011
  • Absolutely beautiful. We had a great stay and loved Athelney Cottage

    Shobhon and Mitch, Sydney - Aug 2011
  • The stay was memorable. We had a comfortable 2 days The collection of books and decorative items is awesome. Great job.

    Shazela and Amod, Melbourne - Jul 2011
  • Very charming, beautiful, quiet relaxing cottage thank you very much fantastic!

    Mark and Allison, Melbourne - Jul 2011
  • WONDERFUL, Thank you…

    Lisa and Brad, Canberra - Jun 2011
  • Great facilities and a great place to relax. Terrific location!

    Anne and Bob - May 2011
  • Lovely, charming accommodation. Thankyou.

    Mick and Carol - May 2011
  • What a wonderful time we have had!! Fallen in love with Adelaide and we just loved this little nest. Met so many nice people. Thanks.

    Amber and Heather, New Zealand - Feb 2011
  • Thank you Rosie for a wonderful stay. Sorry we did not have more time in your cottage which is fabulous, have a happy new year from a frozen land.

    Peter and Anne, Sweden - Dec 2010
  • We had a very comfortable 3 days stay in your lovely apartment. We loved the walks through the park into the city. Thank you.

    Peter and Annette, Weybridge UK - Dec 2010
  • Thank you Rosie, a great location to walk through the park to the Adelaide Oval and witness a memorable win over Australia by an innings and 71 runs! Sorry to boast, thank you.

    Maureen and Colin, Brecon Wales - Dec 2010
  • Thank you for giving us a magical place on our very special day of getting engaged. This will be one of our beautiful happy memories.

    Susie and Andy, Melbourne - Nov 2010
  • Stayed for 2 brilliant nights with our kids, fantastic little cottage – all you need – Thanks.

    The Beadmans, Victor Harbor - Nov 2010
  • I just loved this little hideaway from home. Beautiful location, private and cosy, would have loved to stay longer.

    Sabine and Arthur, Hunter Valley - Sep 2010