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Saturday, January 30, 2010

fantastic few days










    
Date of Stay: December, 2009

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ah... The serenity

Ah...the serenity of your lovely home. The wind whispering and the cicadas calling. We will return. Thanks so much for a relaxing evening and gourmet brekkie! Sue & Jim, Georgia, USA, 23/1/10.

Friday, January 22, 2010

lovely little hide-away

TravellingQuoll Perth
TirpAdvisor.com, Jan 10, 2010 | Trip type: Couples
This lovely little place has obviously had a lot of thought put into it. The bed was super comfortable and beautifully presented, although reasonably cramped, which was a shame, and the bathroom was well appointed and roomy. The common space is a lovely airy room with comfy couches, an excellent sound system and looking over the tiniest bit of lawn straight into the bush. I really really wish I'd decided to have the cooked breakfast - other guests had it and it looked amazing, but the selection otherwise was good. Oh, and the DVD collection needs updating!

  • My ratings for this hotel
    • 4 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsRooms
    • 5 of 5 starsLocation
    • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 5 of 5 starsService
  • Date of stay June 2009
  • Visit was for Leisure
  • Traveled with With Spouse/Partner



A wonderfully different retreat

PominOz44 UK
TripAdvisor.com Jan 22, 2010 | Trip type: Couples New
We stayed here after a hard camper van trip from Darwin to Perth and the contrast couldn't have been more heavenly. The house is a little way out of Margaret River but as others have said this adds to the charm. The rooms are comfortable, the linen luxury grade, and the guest lounge is a lovely place especially on a sunny day. Dirk is happy to leave you alone or to talk about his bit of forest and to map out suggestions for whole days of sightseeing if you want.

We got a good rate on Hotelclub.

·                                 Date of stay November 2009
·                                 Visit was for Leisure
·                                 Traveled with With Spouse/Partner
My ratings for this hotel
  • 5 of 5 starsValue
  • 5 of 5 starsRooms
  • 5 of 5 starsLocation
  • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness

  • 5 of 5 starsService

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A puzzle at the table

Such a delightful place. Thanks for your warmth and hospitality. See you on our next visit - a puzzle at the table in the grand room in winter sounds wonderful!. Cathy and Brian, Mullaloo, WA, 10/01/2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wild Flora Sneak Preview

Artist Margaret Packam-Leavesley from Loaring Place in Margaret River, gave us a sneak preview of her cow today. Her cow will join all the others in the magnificent Cow Parade later this year. Wild Flora has been sensitively painted with some of the more spectacular native flowers that grow wild on the Wildflower Ridge. All the blocks of land around Loaring Place form the southern end of the Wildflower Ridge, so named because of the diverse wildflowers found on the ridge.

Travellers going through the domestic airport will soon be able to admire all the flowers painted on the cow by Margaret.


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Meekadarabee Falls, Ellensbrook Homestead

There is a 30 minute walk to two grottos along the Ellenbrook River at the Ellenbrook Homestead.  The bush is absolutely beautiful and the grottos quite enchanting.



Beginning of the walk with the homestead in the background.













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Ellenbrook Homestead mulberries



The old Ellenbrook Homestead (1840) has a huge mulberry tree in its gorgeous grounds that was full of luscious fruit, but reminders were left on fingers and clothes.






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Saskia in Margaret River



Casey, Dirk and Saskia (27/12/09)


Kangaroos on the lawn

A kangaroo family dropped by this morning for a feed and a drink. Their joey was in the bushes to the right and was too shy to come out. The big male had quite a long drink. They would really like to get to the grape vines but I have bird wire all around them now so they are protected. We have 4 bird baths around the house that are used all the time by the fly catchers and honey eaters that are in the forest.









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