Guest Reviews

August 2017

Ford Cottage is a delightfully pleasant Retreat at Auburn in the Clare valley region. Located off the Main road it has a tranquil setting overlooking a manicured garden with the view standing beyond the property line to a Park with a creek running through giving the place a truly quiet rural atmosphere. 

The Cottage is self contained with a well appointed kitchen dining area. A full range of cooking utensils with a electric oven, micro wave and large frig facilitates all one needs for eating in.  A cozy little sitting room has a TV, Sound system and air conditioning unit for a pleasant environment on a cold night, in addition there is a wood combustion heater for that extra warmth to make conditions just that little cozier on cold nights. The queen size bed in the separate little bedroom was comfortable. Bedside table lamps and the hanging spaces and area for clothes were an asset. The quality towels, and individual robes were just right for relaxing after a long day walking the Trails.  

In addition was the well stocked supplies for a full hearty breakfast. Eggs, bacon, beans and a range of cereals, fruit juice, yoghurt and fruit would satisfy the healthiest of appetites. An adequate supply of butter, fresh milk, tea, coffee and sugar with quality tea and plunger coffee were supplied making an excellent start for a day of activity. Furthermore, the complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates were just a right touch for after dinner. If sought after, dining out was most convenient too, with just a two minute walk to the hotel, café, or restaurant if one wished.  

I cannot think of a better way to get away from urbanism providing a stress free stay with many surrounding trails, wineries and excellent dining for discerning travelers and holiday folk. Ford Cottage is highly recommended for those perfect surrounds and retreat one seeks. 

A discerning traveler. 



July 2017

Ford Cottage has all the comforts of home in a quiet location overlooking woodland and yet only a 1 minute walk from all local amenities in Auburn.  This is our second visit to Ford Cottage and this time we had use of the outside jacuzzi which was absolutely wonderful and can highly recommend.  Breakfast provisions are also provided by the perfect hosts in Russ and Pauline. If you are thinking of visiting Clare Valley, Ford Cottage is an excellent base to explore with several cellar doors close by - would not hesitate to book again.



May 2017

Our trip to Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend May 2017 was wonderful and staying at Ford Cottage made it a memorable one. Fantastic location with views overlooking the woods from the outside patio area. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and extremely homely in the heart of Auburn with excellent hosts in Russ and Pauline - would not hesitate to stay there again when visiting Clare.



January 2014

We never know what we will have until we see it & we were so surprised at your beautiful cottage. Everything was perfect, from the warm fire, the linens & breakfast supplies.

Thank you so much.


May 2014 Take a Break

Ford Cottage exceeded our expectations. The residence was pretty and well appointed, extremely clean and tidy and all the extra details took it above average- such as the quality of the food supplies, the fluffy gowns, the Jacuzzi and the garden setting. We felt very private even though the property is at the rear of the owner’s. Location was handy for a pub meal, coffee and walks and the Riesling Trail.