Do you do gft vouchers?
Yes we do. Call us to discuss and pay over the phone and we email you the voucher. Rooms are $195 per night and that is the price of the gift voucher. Two or more nights are $185 per night ($390 for 2 nights) You can dd things like sparkling wine to the gift voucher as well.
Do you cook evening meals?
In general no BUT if you have all three rooms booked we can arrange gourmet private dining with some local caterers. So thats 6 or 7 people. It is $65 per head for a 2 course meal and we do the dishes ($390 for 6 people). We can organise wine/drinks or BYO. The food is spectacular! Call us to discuss.
Are you pet friendly?
Unless the dog is a service dog we dont really because we dont want dogs in the rooms as we use luxury bedding and it is very hard to clean dog hairs out of our carpets. If your dog can sleep on the verandah (outside) and is well behaved we are open to the idea. If you are the only guests, our guest room (next to room 3) can sleep a dog which is inside the main house and directly outside room 3. So the answer is no but yes. Call us to discuss.
Why do you say ''no children''?
In general we are an adult only retreat, parents escaping their own children for the weekend. That saying, we have welcomed many lovely, respectful children over the age of 5 to the farm and they can help us feed and groom the animals. In general we welcome kids on weekdays only especially when you are the only booking that night. Children over the age of 15 are not considered 'children'. So please call us to discuss. Lavendale Farm is the best place locally for kids during school holidays.
Do you offer late check out or early check in?
Yes we do. It costs $25 per room for either check in or check out so tou just add this as an extra when you book. Please ask us why we charge extra for this if it is not obvious. If you are reading this AFTER you have booked then just send us a message and you can pay on arrival. Normal check in is after 2pm and check out is before 10am. We are only two people and when all three rooms check out we need a couple of hours to clear up breakfast, turn around the rooms and have lunch in between.
Are you non smoking?
Yes we are strictly non smoking. That means no smoking anywhere on the property. We know that might sound a little harsh but we try very hard to keep our rooms smelling beautiful and we havent found a way to combine that with cigarette smoke. So unfortunately no smokers please.
Can we walk to town?
Yes. We are about 2kms from the centre of York. It will take you about 45minutes depending how fast you walk and there is a lovely trail called the Avon Walk Path that startes not far from our place and walks along the riover into town right where the swing bridge is. Don't forget, you have to walk back again!
Are there taxis in York if we want to go out for dinner and have a wine?
No sorry about that. We can offer offer taxi rides into and out of town at $20 a trip. Subject to us being around and available of course. Why do we charge? Well over the years we have just realised that a nominal charge makes us feel better and it turns it into a service rather than an obligation.
Does your breakfast cater for Gluten Free, Vegans, Vegetarians, Rastafarians?
Yes of course but it is really handy if we know about this before you arrive. We will send you a message asking for your approximate arrival time and any dietary restrictions. We can cater to pretty much anything including Rastafarians. What is out award winning breakfast you might ask? We offer a range of cereals, fruit skewers, yoghurts, home made bread followed by a cooked breakfast of sausage, bacon, poached eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes. You wont be hungry for days afterwards.