The SpaceWe have two private rooms both with queen beds, great for couples traveling together.
Due to the lack of ambient light the night sky is truly amazing and we have a deep space telescope for those who enjoy sky gazing or you may want to book a night sky viewing at the obsevatory 2 minutes from our home.
We have an extensive library of books, board-games and DVD's that guests are welcome to use while staying with us.
There are also binoculars and field guides for plants, insects, birds and local wildlife that guests may use for day or night stalks.
Spaces are set up for those who enjoy art or carpentry and might like to indulge while on their break or try your hand at Bocce on the outdoor court. Guest AccessWith the exception of our private bedrooms guests are free to inhabit the entire house and grounds and come and go as they please we simply ask that you keep a look out for the wildlife. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to sit and chat and help guests out or to leave you in peace, we will take our lead from you.
Please note that this is our family home and you will be sharing it with us. We enccourage you to make the most of what we have to offer and hope you will feel at ease to come and go as you please and to simply do your own thing.
Guests are welcome to cook in the kitchen, use the BBQ, ask us for recommendations for a restaurant or if you give us 24 hours notice share our evening meal (at no charge). House rule re washing up is if you you use it then you wash it :) The NeighborhoodWe are a small 10 acre property and have built on a small envelope of land, we are in the process of building a separate guest house, however this will not be completed until 2017.
Adjacent to our home is our orchard where we grow our own fruit and vegetables using a system of wicking beds, We also have ducks and chickens housed in this section as we use a permaculture approach to growing our food. Guests are welcome to collect eggs from the poultry when they are laying.
The rest of the property has been left in its natural bush state and kangaroos, brush wallabies, echidna and other wildlife are regular visitors. the surrounding property's are also predominantly bush some with homes.
Located down the road from us is the Space Place Observatory for those interested in star gazing, further on is Sue's Roo's where you can see Kangas up close and about four minutes from us is Oliomio Olive & Lavender Farm. Ten minutes from us is the Julimar State Forest where you can bush walk, 4 Wheel Drive or if you prefer visit the Alicia Estate Winery & Restaurant for a meal. Getting AroundGuests will need a car to get around as Toodyay is 18k's from Fairhaven, you can however catch the Avon Link to get to Toodyay and then use the local taxi service. Other Things to NoteOur property is a registered Habitat for Wildlife with plenty of visitors, and while we ourselves have pets on the property we do not permit guests travelling with pets for the protection of the local wildlife.
We have two cats and a dog, our dog, Sheba, is very friendly and well trained. Our two cats are named Sardine (smokey grey) very friendly likes to be patted and Kitty (grey and white) does not like to be petted.
We keep guest room doors closed to prevent pets from entering to ensure that those with allergies are not subjected to pet dander, we ask that you do the same.
We are on tank water, so ask guests to use water wisely as once the tanks are empty we have to ship in water, something we don't like doing as nothing beats the taste of pure rain water.
Guests are welcome to harvest food from both the orchard and the vegetable garden, all of which are organic, when things are available. We also harvest our own honey from our hive which guests are welcome to use when available.
In summer when walking guests need to take care as reptiles can be found in the area.