Kangaroo Valley Accommodation: Little Pig Creek romantic luxury cottage - Guest Reviews
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We came here to escape the madness of Sydney and enjoyed every minute. We spotted a magnificent wombat and loved the friendly kangaroos. This is our second stay and we will be back later on in the year. Thanks again Loo - you do it so well!
Our second stay in your beautiful home. LPC in winter is just scrumptious. The beautiful fire, the crisp air and the frosty mornings. Our last stay was in summer. We are aiming to experience LPC in every season. Our next visit will be in autumn with our lil’ boy we have on the way. Thank you again Loo, by sharing your home you have made a lot of people happy.
Your wonderful house feeds my soul….It feels as though we have come home to visit friend…..So warm, relaxing, we feel ‘cocooned’ and it is literally a slice of heaven. Little Pig Creek is truly an extension of you, Loo, even though we’ve not met you and we leave feeling like we want to get to know you ‘more’. We shall return, again and again.
What a glorious place! We absolutely loved: the outlook, the gardens, views from the windows, log fire, furniture collection, knickknacks collection, booklet with the background of the building of the hose and where the furniture etc. came from, being here, welcoming G&T, just about everything. Thank You!!
A magical and peaceful place. We loved staying here. The gardens are wonderful - loved the roses, the birds bathing in their little birdbath, the curious kangaroos and the swing ball! We’ve taken some amazing photos as my daughter is completely into art. Lots to read and view. The furnishings and artworks are really amazing. We will definitely come back. My daughter particularly liked the daybed by the fire. We are sorry to leave so soon but feel really restored in such a short time.
I can’t put into words how magnificent this place is! From the beautiful garden to the lovely decor, Little Pig Creek is truly magical. What a lovely way to spend Easter with the family.
What a wonderful setting to bring our family from Spain, UK and Canberra together. Your attention to detail made for a thoroughly fabulous stay and even the rain didn’t detract from the beauty of LPC. I am already looking forward to my next stay and will be in touch. Don’t change a thing here, it’s perfect.
What an oasis and a treasure trove. We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary here. Read books, slept, discovered piggies, had champagne as the sun set watching the hill at the top of the garden. Made use of the fantastically stocked kitchen. Learned the ancient ways of the Zanussi. Slept in and drank in the quiet. Walked the Three Views Trail. Also loved the village with friendly folk at the general store and great coffee and food next door. Loved it all. Thanks Loo.
My all-time favourite place to stay. I have to credit Little Pig Creek with finishing my book chapters, not to mention my general sanity. Beautiful garden, serene house – thanks Loo! I’ve loved every minute of it every time I’ve stayed.
We were in Kangaroo Valley for a dual 50th, which was great, but Little Pig Creek was the highlight……..by a nose!Thoroughly enjoyed the company of the resident lizards! Over time you travel to many places and stay in many different accommodations, the vast majority of which fade into a distant, forgotten memory. Your magical house will not.
What a divine sanctuary you have created here, and so many generous touches. We have absolutely loved exploring the house and garden, you can really feel the love that has gone into it all. If only Melbourne was not so far away! We will be back. Thank you Loo.
The most amazing sanctuary, thank you! The new garden is gorgeous Loo - great job. We loved sitting on the bench, watching, listening, smelling this amazing environment you have built. Admiration for Peter’s dream! Thank you for sharing it with us all, we are very, very lucky. See you agin soon.
Possibly the nicest place I’ve ever stayed. Love the garden, love the stone and timber, love the design and build of the house.
Thank you for sharing: Your garden, the birds, the boxing kangaroos, the fire, your home and the love in it, the herbs and citrus fruit, and most of all for inspiring me to be a better person. The positive vibe here is beautiful.
What a lovely home! From the moment we stepped inside we felt welcomed and embraced. A delightful colour-filled change to the bland modern buildings that are so common. Connecting to the story behind the building of the house was another heart-felt touch. We loved the fire and the extremely comfortable bed. I had a hard time stirring myself off it. A very good base for points of interest in the area - visiting Arthur Boyd’s house at Bundanon was a highlight. Thank you Loo for sharing this special place with us.
Thank you so much for your incredible hospitality - when we walked in I said to my hubby “this is my dream home!” I delighted in the array of textures and textiles and the way you have up-cycled so much with impeccable finishes - you are one very talented woman! I really enjoyed reading about the history of the house and everything in it. So many things here remind me of my own travels as well as my grandmother’s house. There is so much joy, love and luxury within these four walls. Our daughter Olive really enjoyed exploring the garden, smelling flowers, foraging for oranges that had dropped off the tree (and she ate one!) and playing with the piggy in the bath. I loved the G&T on arrival, the furry leopard print water bottles, the gorgeous robes, relaxing in the bath, lying on the daybed by the fire and sleeping in the comfy bed (with gorgeous bed spreads!) There was nothing else we needed. Our stay was perfect in every way. Thank you again Loo. This is a very special place, and one which we just have to come back to.
The warmth and mesmerisation of the fire, Waking up to the birdsong, Finding the love heart rock in the shower, The red grape leaves out of the window, The nectar eating bird that hovers like a humming bird as it drinks from the flowers, the perfume of the violets in the rain, 2 days spent not leaving the property, exploring the garden with our cameras, enjoying & relaxing in this amazing house, The sanctuary of the bath, The beautiful treasures you’ve collected near and far, The swarms of wrens that flit around the garden from one corner to the next and back again, The heart and the wren hedges in the garden, can’t wait for the pig to grow up, The peace and serenity that LPC brought us.
My wife and I needed a place to come and unwind. We got more than what we bargained for in this beautifully made house. The aura surrounding this place and all the elements which add to it’s charisma is felt and puts you at ease. A true gem!
One of the things I love is the fabulous large dining table, perfect to spread out the work and get into it with refreshed vigour. However I have to keep stopping drink in the lovely ambience. Maybe that works, maybe this is how it should be. It makes me curious, with your exquisite sense of style, what have you chosen for your next place……..your ability to reclaim, recycle, re-use is inspiring in this era of plasticity and waste
Hi Loo I loved staying at Little Pig Creek. We saw a lizard in the bathroom. I think the garden is lovely, we watered the plants in the garden. I loved playing with the toys. Love from Ingrid. Hello Loo this is your friend Sasha. Little Pig Creek has been a very special place to me. I loved your garden. We saw lots of pretty birds and we even saw some rabbits too. We did so much fun things. Goodbye Loo xoxo. Thanks Loo, as you can see we had a lovely time. The cottage wants for nothing - so many thoughtful touches and the garden is wonderful!
A brief couple of nights for us old school chums hooking up on an Antipodean adventure! 50-somethings taking it easy! And what an exquisite surprise to enter the environs of Little Pig Creek. As many others have discovered - you are entering the world where much blood, sweat and tears have gone into building and creating this magical space. Carefully chosen artefacts from travelling placed with such consideration. Then there is the garden. Constant discoveries of borrowed landscapes and topiary creations; both figurative and abstract. And for me being a lover of benches - the lichen covered bench was just exquisite. A perfect couple of days R&R on my way home from the NZ festival in Wellington. I hope I can return one day….
As always and without doubt one of the most magnificent places on the planet. Complete magic and a glorious sanctuary to recharge in every way. Thank you and see you (well, your house!) again as soon as possible.
This place has been the perfect retreat. We’ve loved every nook of LPC - from reading all the history of it out on the deck, sipping on G&Ts, curling up on the daybed for hours, becoming scrabble addicts in the lounge……We just feel so relaxed! Thanks again for creating such a haven and letting us experience it - we’d love to come back.
Perfect escape for our week away from the city. Fell into an easy routine of bush, surf, then long afternoon readings and siesta with dinner out in the evenings. Highlight was the wrens splashing in the stone birdbath. All the best ‘till our next visit.
Your place is truly magical. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Loved the small touches and details - the little pigs dotted around the place, like a treasure hunt, the flowers in the garden, the wind chimes/mobiles, the cushions and rugs, the bath tub. We hope to come back soon.
We had a fantastic weekend where my husband and I reconnected without kids for the first time in years! It is such a special place with a fantastic atmosphere and such attention to detail. We really appreciated all the little touches, Loo, that go far beyond what we would expect and reveal what a passionate and creative person you must be. Thank you.
What a magical place you have created Loo - makes you want to stay forever. We have loved everything from the blue wrens tapping at our window, the cockatoos eating the grapefruit and the kangaroos in the paddock. The house is certainly a masterpiece. We love the open plan and the garden is gorgeous!
What a perfect ‘Fathers Day weekend’ at LPC! There was something to feast your eyes on and enjoy at every turn! The house is so thoughtfully put together and everything here ready and welcoming, it has quite blown us away. It is, without doubt, the most wonderful place we have stayed in. Staying here we realise how little thought we have put into our own home…….something we are inspired now to put right! Can’t wait to come back.
We had a wonderful 2 night stay @ LPC. My 7 year old loved the tether tennis in the backyard. The gardens are stunning and the house has so much personality, we’ll be sure to return. Thank you Loo for sharing your wonderful home.
Just two nights is not enough! In fact, we have been spending a lot of our time fantasising about how we will build something similar so that we can have this pleasure always. We have had a wonderful time enjoying cups of tea, lighting the fires and making fresh fruit juices from the abundance of fruit laden trees. Three girlfriends having a really good catch up could not think of a better place to do it. We think we have our new annual tradition - living wholeheartedly at LPC. What a treat! Thank you. You have inspired us in so many ways.
Thank you for a wonderful stay at LPC! Words cannot describe the beautiful energy this place has. Celebrated my 23rd birthday here and it couldn’t have been more magical. We love how every unique treasure has it’s place. Feels as though we are staying at a friends house. This stay has created unforgettable memories! We will be back! Love & peace. Frank and Lorey, July 2015
We are convinced LPC is magical! My wonderful husband surprised me with a long weekend for my 50th birthday - it was sheer bliss! You have created something very special. So relaxing, warm and comfortable. Best, Alison. I came here with a 50 year old. I leave with a 25 year old. Magical place. Stuart.
Hard to fault actually. Well done on a very wonderful garden. A great place.
Thank you once again, the girls and I love coming here, to relax, cook and have a good belly laugh with each other. We sang and danced and played games. It was a much needed break for all of us so thank you!! We want to come back every year!
What a tranquil and soothing energy - it has pervaded our head space and we have had a magic weekend! Thank you for the generous inclusions in your lovely home. It was a very special find!
A timeless treasure. It just felt good here, there is home in the wood of this house.
Thank you for sharing LPC with us. It has made what has been an amazing honeymoon even more special. We didn’t really even get a chance to explore KV because we couldn’t leave this place as it was so beautiful!
‘It is hard to describe just how warm, serene and playful this place is. As soon as we stayed here for the first time, we immediately booked to come back, next time for longer. It is stunning and light filled, quirky and peaceful. Kangaroo Village is close enough to walk or drive to if you want a change of scene but there’s no need to go anywhere. It’s a place to just relax, read books and recharge your batteries. It makes this Little Piggy just want to stay home!’
Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxed stay. The house is very beautiful. Enjoyed your music very much! We loved reading the history of the house - what a great achievement!
It’s not often that the place you stay can be so much the destination. Totally enjoyed the atmosphere of the house and garden, antidote to having finally finished my phD draft on Friday (5 1/2 years).
A lovely first visit to this magical place. It transports you to a world of magic and bewilderment. The attention to every detail is astonishing, and the generosity of things left and included for guests, to ensure the stay is perfect. In 3 days I will back in the cold of the UK and this short trip will leave many fond memories and food for thought.
WOW is a most inadequate word. Instantly relaxing, stunningly beautiful, and the most spotlessly / shiningly clean accommodation I have ever entered. I would not even look at staying anywhere else next time I want a time-out in the Valley.
What a beautiful cottage! The minute we entered, we felt at home and at peace. You have thought of everything possible that your guests might need. Time slowed right down for us and it made our special weekend last longer.
We love this place. It’s like being invited to stay by your mates with the excellent taste, who then have the common courtesy to bugger off and leave it to you for a few days. We can’t wait to be back.
We recently stayed a few days at Little Pig Creek, for some much needed rest and relaxation away from the city. We were not disappointed! This incredible property is well loved and maintained to perfection – providing everything you could possibly need to tuck yourself away. It is truly a home away from home and I look forward to the next visit!.
It was fantastic place to stay for my wonderful trip. we have enjoyed very much in your house, the house is such pretty, beautiful and comfortable to stay. i love it, my family love it…I will definitely visit back in the future.
My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary here, only to return 5 years later to celebrate our 10th last weekend. It was like visiting an old friend, continuing on where we left off. The fragrance floating through the french doors was simply divine, as I lingered on the lounge with a good book. The rooster was an early wake up call, but we simply fell back into sleeping bliss with our comfort surroundings. Loved the change to the bathroom set up. It was lovely to find little notes hidden in places that other guest had left
We had a lovely time at the Little Pig Creek. My kids are still complaining to have come back so soon! We loved the art pieces that you have so tastefully kept. My husband enjoyed the fireplace and we had an amazing time! More than that I am impressed with how thoughtful you have been in keeping the kitchen stocked with basics like oil, spices, cordial, drinks etc. It just adds to the comforts and lets you enjoy the time off better. Thanks a lot for the way it was. I’m sure we will be visiting again - just to enjoy the LPC :)
From the moment we walked up the path & into your lovely home we fell in love. reading the history & where you have collected all your pieces from added to the special place. You have created a beautiful sanctuary and we loved staying.
It would be hard to find a more tranquil and relaxing place - the simple rugged elegance of the cottage, the lovingly chosen furnishings and the delightful scenery of the gardens. It rained the whole of our stay, but we could not have cared less - cosy by the fire, relaxing on the day beds, snug in the bedroom - we didn’t need anywhere else! As an architect, I can only marvel at the extraordinary amount of hard physical labour expended by Peter (& Loo) in LPC’s creation, but between you, you have created a minor palace. We plan to come back - thanks Loo for letting us share your world.
Our stay at LPC was wonderful. From the moment we arrived and walked through the charming garden to stepping through the front door and exploring each room we were attached. The whole experience was really relaxing and rejuvenating. We will definitely return to enjoy the warmth and comfort of LPC again. Thanks Loo.
Thank you so much for such a great break in your beautiful home, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at LPC and could have stayed forever, bit depressed on our last morning! We will return, hopefully same time next year. Just a quick question, what incense do you use, I just loved it?
This is such a special place…..I have so enjoyed reminiscing about my past memories of LPC, uncle Pete, transplanting rose bushes with you….to name a few. The garden has grown and filled the surrounds of LPC with even more beauty and tranquility…the house itself is just overflowing with love. After staying here even for one night you feel cared for, relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s the little things….random notes in secret places, chairs perfectly positioned to catch the sunlight, all the items lovingly selected that tell a story.
Once again, an amazing stay at a beautiful harmonious place. Almost a year to the day we returned for fires, warmth, good company, food, celebration and relaxation. This place has a special part in our lives and hearts, and we look forward to coming again, next time bringing some new little ones with us. Four friends, two couples, two pregnant ladies and two fire-building wood-carrying warriors who settled in for far too short a time at LPC. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, our full bellies and relaxed souls - you have a beautiful home
Little Pig Creek is like entering a different world, a world that tells a story and that makes you feel like you have travelled several thousand miles but instantly makes you feel at home,The place is so beautiful and the gardens are amazing,to see and read the history of the place,I cannot begin to imagine the work that has gone in to growing and planting everything, and then the cows and the kangaroos just makes it perfect! I cannot wait to take my little girl there next time, it’s magical!
Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful house with us. I also owner-built my place so I can see all the love, effort and wonderful times you and Peter had, building the dream! Your home is amazing, warm, friendly, charming and unique….we love the decor and the ambience and spiritual connection. We loved studying the special detail of all the pigs in different forms, the stone work around the fire, all the wood work, the southern cross stars on the bedroom ceiling and the bathroom to die for!
As I said in your guest book it is hard to find anything more to say than what has already been said. It really was a lucky find for us and was the highlight accommodation of our holiday. We caught the seasons just right with your garden and the Valley in full autumn blaze. We loved listening to your ‘chill out ‘ music and ‘chilled out’ is certainly the feeling one gets immediately on arrival. Your attention to every detail means instant relaxation. Had we had a longer stay and with more people we would have made serious use of your very well equipped kitchen. Once again many thanks and thank you for sharing the cottages very personal history with us in your photo album.
Our 11th visit in 11 years and the joy as we arrive is as fresh as it was all those years ago. I don’t know how you do it, but we’re so pleased you said that you’re keen to keep doing it. A thousand thank yous yet again, and we’re already looking forward to our next visit to LPC
So much fun!!! We had so much fun :) It was my first visit but feels like I’ve been coming for years. Looking forward now to the years ahead at LPC and all the extra FUN we’ll have!
What to say that’s not said before? First impression: Love this place we are definitely coming back! First night:Slept 11 hours. Haven’t done that since I was a teenager must be something in the air. Second night: Couldn’t be bothered going out, ate kumera & cashew nut curry (excellent). In bed by nine o’clock, peace! Third night: Found my favourite album, cooked pasta lots of dreams. This place: comforts, repairs, revives and gives the chance to be! I could stay here a long time, alas not yet.
This weekend is our first wedding anniversary and we could not have celebrated more perfectly. This house is enchanting! The moment you walk through the door all your troubles and worries disappear. My husband and I had one of the best weekends of our lives. We drank wine, listened to the fantastic lpc cds, lay in front of the fire, played board games, had a long bath with incense and walked around the gardens. It makes it impossible to leave because you honestly can’t remember feeling this relaxed, in love and truly peaceful. The house is perfect from the offerings of yoga mats to the soft Egyptian cotton robes.
Deny and I have had the most amazing anniversary we could have ever imagined. Your cabin is truly magical. Everything that embodies a peaceful and calming experience is found under one beautiful roof. We fell completely head over heels in love with each other again and mostly with the cabin itself. We’ve never stayed anywhere that gave off so much positive energy, so much love and so much tranquillity.
All of your kitchen utensils and facilities were state of the art and so well looked after. Your music cd’s were some of the best mixes we’ve heard and we had them playing all weekend while we lay on the day bed and relaxed. Deny lit a fire on Saturday night and it was so cosy and perfect. I had such a calming bath on Saturday after a day of hiking and lit some of the incense and read my book with a glass of red wine, I was in heaven. We had breakfast outside on the patio and enjoyed a very funny game of the tennis tether in the back yard. I also loved your box of dress up items, we didn’t find it until Sunday unfortunately but thought it was a gorgeous touch. I fell completely in love with the soft Egyptian cotton robe in our bedroom and wore it throughout the weekend.
We are both spiritual and passionate people who appreciate positive things in life and your cabin is certainly just that, if not, a purely magical experience. We read the story of the cabin and Peter’s wish for it to remain so peaceful and beautiful and you can tell that so much love and personal detailing went into the making of this beautiful house.
We will keep Little Pig Creek in our hearts for a very long time and hope to be back very soon for another wind down weekend, to forget life’s trials and just fall into a comatose state of indulgence and luxury relaxation.