Monday, June 22, 2015

Darnell Bed and Breakfast on the Gib, Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia

Over the years, I have been to a few Bed and Breakfast places in different parts of the world to stay and my experience has taught me not to expect too much. In some cases, the pictures on the website do not match what I see in reality. But Darnell Bed and Breakfast at Mittagong was really quite different.

My friends and I had trouble finding the place in the night as it turns dark very quickly in winter and it doesn't help when we took a wrong route in the foggy weather. But we heaved a sign of relief when we finally got there. The place was warm and inviting, a contrast to the cold and dark environment we came in from. It also looked as if the pictures of my favorite British magazine Living Etc popped out to life. The poster bed, the black and white tiles of the bathroom and of course the bath itself were elegantly beautiful.Think we took so many pictures upon arrival that it surprised our hosts Melinda and Jerry. We even posed for a picture - all 4 of us in the Jacuzzi of one of our rooms.

Our hosts were very warm , just like the real fireplace that greeted us in the morning for breakfast. Wished we could have met their little daughter Abby who was already off to school in the early morning. A wonderful bed and breakfast place nestled among the peaceful upper slopes of Mt Gibraltar and just 5 minutes drive from Bowral and Mittagong. This place was built with the intention of having a separate guest wing so it is really like having your own private space, something quite rare for a B and B place. Darnell Bed and Breakfast on the Gib deserves its no 1 rank in Mittagong's Bed and Breakfast recommendations in tripadvisor.

Darnell Bed and Breakfast on the Gib
197 Oxley Drive, Mittagong NSW 2575

Henry, the life size mannequin with attitude greets you at the door

Our balcony overlooks Mt Gibraltar Reserves and the personal wing of our hosts

A place to chop wood for the fireplace in winter

Abby's little playground on the site of Darnell B and B 

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