Barcoo's Barn Blog

School is Back – and it’s quiet at Barcoos.

At the end of the Christmas School Holidays February is typically quiet. Families are busy getting kids settled into school after the 6 week break. We do have two BIG weekends with the 12 hour Race at Mt Panorama, and The National BMX Championships, and we only have camping spots available for both of these events.

At the end of every school holidays I find myself reflecting on the guests we have had, what we have done, and what we could change for the better. We are certainly blessed with the fantastic guests that we have visit on a whole. – Very occasionally  we will have a disgruntled guest, and it is usually because they have not read the website, or asked any questions that they may not have been clear about. There is a email copied at the end that I received from one such guest. Please, if anyone thinks that the content of Barcoos website is deceptive, I would love for you to let me know.

My biggest wish is for all guests coming to Barcoos to have read the website and to be aware of what a visit to Barcoos is all about.

We certainly welcome guests that want to stay out of town in a rural environment, without taking part in activities. We are only a 10 minute straightforward drive from Bathurst CBD, and these guests are offered special rates mid week.  One night stays can be booked midweek out of school holidays also. One night stays on Friday and Saturday nights and during school holidays are available but with a 30% surcharge. Potential guests looking at one night stays need to contact Elaine direct via phone or email to book one night stays without activities.

I  have to say I was most disappointed for  a couple of reasons  Firstly thought I  would have a rural view and the main bedroom looked into a blank wall the kids bedroom where I slept looked into the bar b q area .  Secondly most B & B do a reasonable breakfast even if it is only continental  I fortunately brought my own cereal as they was no  fruit stewed or fresh  and as for the eggs iif any were available there wasn’t even a stove inside to cook them   I was told I could go to the big camp cooker if I wanted to cook and egg at night.  So I felt it was wrongly advertised  as some bread and butter and 2 very small containers of jam is not what I expect from a B& B even f only continental breakfast   All B & Bs I have stayed at pride themselves on their breakfasts .  It was the most uncomfortable one I have stayed at  not even any proper reading lights except in the main bedroom but not ones you could see properly to read from.  So I left a day earlier as it was so disappointing  
It is obviously not for people to  stay for a nice weekend and I say falsely advised .
This guest was here for a residential school at university. I did ask her x 2 to please let me know if there was anything I could get for her to please ask. She had told me she had bought her own cereal, I offered to cook her fresh bread if and when she would like some more.  It clearly states (and always has) what is supplied in each unit and what is supplied for breakfast on the website.
This is the view from The Hillview Unit from the BBQ/Courtyard.
Hillview view.