But to get to my journey is to say I remembered this review and Edna Walling and while searching for a house for a birthday escape, there before me was Edna Walling's cottage and what a surprise that was and a delight.
The cottage is based on princess Elizabeth and Margaret's dollhouse at Royal Lodge Scotland. I enjoyed the simplicity of the cottage, tasteful and simple it was.
The garden that surrounds the cottage is magical - details of stone, archways and hedges. There is a lovely walk to the stone staircase which leads to an octagonal pond. Breakfast is supplied as well croissants, bread, jam, tea and coffee.
If your keen, Sherbrooke State Forest is a hop and a skip away. We took walks among the huge towering high trees. An added pleasure was feeding the many birds - yes, tame they are and and they perched on us looking for tasty bread or seed.
If you don't want to cook, there is a restaurant within walking distance from the cottage named "Woods Sherbrooke", where we four gathered on a Sunday and celebrated my birthday with a glass of bubbly and some good food. Woods serve an Australian / Asian cuisine.
I recommend staying here to relax, unwind and appreciate the scenery and enjoy all that green. The only con is in the cottage, the staircase to the mezzanine bedroom is a little steep for those who may find that a problem.
We enjoyed this magical place and hope you will too.