Two storey, rustic, limestone house nestled on 42 hectares in the heart of the best wineries, beaches, surf, caves and forest that Margaret River has to offer. Rural seclusion with a 1.1km long driveway, no TV, no traffic noise - ideal for unwinding with family and friends.
*Minimum booking 2 nights*
A large limestone house, constructed using french glazed sash windows from the former Loretto Convent. The main room has a soaring 14m high main ceiling, commanding 3m fireplace and 4.5m dining table.
This is a private residence, located on an operational farm within a rural/bush setting. The farm is primarily a timber plantation with a small area of (trial) citrus plantings. A large population of kangaroos can be seen grazing on the lawn around the house of an evening. Splendid wrens, possums, emus, black cockatoos also abound.
Accès des voyageurs
Access is to the entire house & 42ha farm
Échanges avec les voyageurs
A comprehensive 'User Guide' will be provided upon a confirmed booking.
Support is also available via SMS or email, should there be any issues.
Summer is a Total Fire Ban in this area (a consequence of extensive bushland and the 2011 devastating bushfires). As the fireplaces are not equipped with spark arrestors, no fires are permitted between December and May.
No pets are allowed. This is both to protect the native wildlife, as well as your pet. Kangaroos are quite capable of defending themselves against dog attack (working farm dogs are trained from an early age not to chase kangaroos). 1080 poison baiting also occurs in the area from time to time.
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is anytime after 2PM (or earlier by prior arrangement)
Please treat the house as your home away from home but please leave it the way you found it... ie dishes done and put away, bbq cleaned and used bathroom linen on bathroom floor. No need to vacuum.
Help yourself to the coffee machine, beans and grinder.
The house is on a rainwater tank so please respect water use and resources and avoid long showers and don't leave taps dripping.
A water efficient front loading washing machine is provided, but please be mindful of the tank water supply.
The sea mine (yes, of the anti-shipping kind) wood fire is best lit of an evening and will heat the entire house. There is a total fire ban in Margaret River between November and May, so strictly no fires inside or out. The sea mine is ziplocked during the total fire ban period. A gas BBQ is located on the verandah and is ok to use anytime.
The outside lights are 12v and are automated and operate on a sunset/dawn timer switch.
Strictly no smoking in the house as we are popular with families. Cigarette butts should be extinguished and placed in the bin.
The kangaroos shows up around 6-7pm each evening on the lawn to the west of the house.
Please put away any foods and snacks of an evening so the possums aren't encouraged to take them.
A large wheelie bin is provided. Please ensure any rubbish placed in this bin is first placed in a bin bag. There is no bin service to the house and I dislike having to dive into the bin to scoop out rotting organic matter!
Please refrain from changing the settings on the outdoor spa (34c is the optimal temperature). The spa may not be available during inclement weather due to maintenance requirements.