A Room with a View
Relax at "A Room with a View"
Relax in our air conditioned, private guest suite with restful rural views over the Avon River Flats.
The sunny verandah is the perfect place to relax with a book or magazine from our library. You will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside, within walking distance of the township.
The private bathroom is beautifully appointed for you to luxuriate in the sinfully deep bath or soak your cares away in the large double shower.
Reverse cycle air conditioning and overhead fans ensure your comfort.
Our wonderful breakfasts include luscious spiced or fresh fruits, creamy yoghurt with local honey, our special home-baked breads, and your choice of hot dishes: pancakes with maple syrup; baked eggs with Capparis goat cheese and fresh thyme; old favourites bacon and eggs with roasted tomatoes; delicate herbed mushrooms. Ceylon Tea, Vittoria coffee and home-baked biscuits are always available.
Enjoy the Gloucester River meandering through the township, only a few minutes walk from "A Room with a View".
Delicious Sri Lankan curries and tasty meals featuring "Essentially Barrington" and other fresh local produce are now available to our guests. Please discuss this when making your reservation, as notice is generally required.
Break your journey or enjoy a mid-week holiday or a weekend away at "A Room with a View". We look forward to meeting you - your hosts, Jim and Sue De Silva
Bed and Breakfast for two:
$140 per night Friday and Saturday
$120 per night Sunday to Thursday inclusive
$100 per night for two for stays of three or more nights outside school and public holiday periods (mention on booking, please).
Children are most welcome at A Room with a View - our private suite means you are our only guests - relax and enjoy your holiday.
A Room with a View is particularly suitable for families with a baby or toddler as there are no other guests to be disturbed when baby cries.
We have a portable cot, and the guest suite includes a bar 'fridge and microwave so you can prepare meals for your little one whenever necessary - but enjoy having us prepare your meals for you!
Children under five years - no charge
Five to 15 years - $30 pp/pn
We take pleasure in helping you choose your day's activities, and make reservations with local operators for horse riding, canoeing or four wheel drive tours.
Enjoy golf, tennis, bowls or croquet in the glorious Gloucester Park, under the beautiful Bucketts Mountains. Follow our new Farm Trail Map to delight in local produce - herbs, goat cheese, wines to name a few.
A Room with a View is located on the edge of Gloucester Township, near the Railway Station. We are happy to collect you from the station if you prefer not to drive to Gloucester.
Internet facilities are available to our guests.
What our Guests have said
"Our stay with our hosts exceeded our expectations. The place was gorgeous, quiet and very comfortable. The meals were fabulous and our hosts were like family. A very memorable stay - thank-you." Lisa, NSW April 2006
"The accommodation was A+, breakfast was a delight and overall experience was great." Micha, Sydney, NSW August 2006
"There are not enough stars to rate your hospitality."
Peter and Carol, Newcastle, NSW September 2006
"Our stay was wonderful, Sue & Jim were outstanding. The food was amazing, the hospitality was like they were welcoming a family member home and the accommodation was warm, welcoming and beautiful. We wanted for nothing."
Anita, NSW September 2006
"Thanks for a lovely stay. A Room with a View is a real home away from home." Steve and Joanna, Kent, UK December 2006.
"Another top weekend. Thanks for spoiling us." Kirk and Jeanette, Lemon Tree Passage NSW January, 2007
"Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, superb meals and a home from home for the children. A beautiful spot to have a different experience of the Australian Wilderness." Lisa, Paul, Nicholas and Julia - Durban, South Africa. January 2007
"Heaven! We loved the dinner, the suite, the view ... and so easy to stay with the baby." Michael, Johanna and Oliver - Sydney, NSW. January 2007
"Thank you for a beautiful spot, lovely meals and excellent service." Andrew and Ruth - Central Coast, NSW. February, 2007
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Our Menu - Winter 2007
Sri Lanka Specialty
- Sri Lanka Vegetable Curry Puffs served with sweet chilli sauce.
- A fragrant Sri Lankan Curry of chicken, fish, prawns, goat or pork, served with vegetables, rice and accompaniments.
- Vattalappam (Spicy Coconut Custard)
- Luscious local Capparis Goat cheese platter, with Perenti's Ginger and Fig confiture.
- Local Beef cooked to your preference, served with sauted mushrooms, caramelised sweet potato and a crisp salad from Hillview Herb Farm OR
- Barrington Silver Perch fillets, cooked simply with lemon and herbs, served with spring vegetables
- Orange and Almond Cake served with cream
- Three Cheese Tart
- Osso Bucco served on Couscos, with Gremolata
- Sticky Date Pudding
- Fish Fingers with Chips and Peas
- Chicken Nuggets
- Bangers and Mash
- Chicken with Noodles
- Ice Cream and Topping
- Yoghurt and Fresh Fruit
- Fruit Juice, Milk or Water
The above options can be 'mixed and matched' and additional choices are available for guests planning a longer visit.
3 courses - $30 per person
2 courses - $25 per person
Childrens Menu $10 pp
We take pleasure in introducing you to our local wineries - Gap Hill, Mill Creek and Stroud Valley. Arrangements can be made for you to purchase direct from these local producers.
Please ask about special needs and dietary restrictions as we are happy to prepare a special meal to ensure your enjoyment of your visit.