Home from Home
Once again the Irish have landed (legally). This time deciding to stay in a lake-house and what a choice. Our first impressions were more than what we expected. The area is truly beautiful with amazing lake views. As we parked our car, and unloaded all the suitcases (I was traveling with three women, and seeing as we were coming for a wedding, you could only imagine all the extra extra items..) we noticed how welcoming the area felt and how well situated our house was to the lake. upon entering the house, we were met with a very clean spacious, living and dining area with a nice view to the lake. Although the house is old it is very well kept and very in much keeps in line with the cliche of a lake home. The bedrooms consist or two large and three small, the large ones having air conditioning, and providing ample space for unloading all those suitcases. It is remarkable how quickly this felt like home to everyone with all the little extras and items that you wouldn't normally find in a rental property. A few days into our stay the Australians arrived adding four more people to the house and constant other family members who were also staying in the area coming and going. You would think this would be tight but the house is so spacious with plenty of seating between, living room, dining room and decking it never felt like so many people were there. Although the kitchen is small it is very functional to the point we were able to make a four tier wedding cake there (be it using some specific utensils from the cases). To the rear of the house there is decking, which soon became our general hangout spot, mainly due to the views, good weather and the fact the BBQ was there :) The local area is quite small but very friendly, we would highly recommend going to Jackies (5min away drive) for breakfast, or lunch (friendly staff, very reasonably priced and good food). There are other amenities supermarket, bar, liquor store, bantam pizza etc. larger and more amenities just 20min drive away. We would highly recommend this property and will definitely choose it again on our return to bantam.
Cozy 5 Bedroom Cottage on Bantam Lake