Flew to Perth for a wedding so added a few days to see Margaret River. Were looking for something quiet and 'rural' to be a good base for the wineries and beaches. Yelverton Brook was perfect. Set about 1 mile off the main North/South road in a large wood, each chalet is barely visible from the next, and all are located among the trees. The chalet we stayed in was clean, with a milk/butter etc welcome in the fridge and freshly baked loaf from the proprietor that was handed over with the keys!
The decor is a wee bit on the chintzy side, but the bed was very comfortable (and we are very fussy about beds - bad backs etc), the shower had good flow, there was a TV, DVD player, HiFi and log fire. However, the best bit happens in the garden.
On the fridge are jars of Kangaroo, Possum and Bandicoot food. If you put these out at dusk, you will be rewarded with numerous visitors during the evening. We had, at one point, 8 kangaroos on the lawn, closely followed by bandicoots, possums and a rarer animal called a Wyoly <sp?>. In the day, beautiful parrots come to feed. The other great bit about the garden is the 6-seater hot tub - sitting in that with a bottle of fizz watching the shooting stars - fantastic!
Thoroughly recommend this to families with children - its less than 30 minutes from many vineyards and great beaches.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Found just 15 mins from Margaret River, Busselton & Dunsborough, set in one of the State's few private, fully eco-certified 100ac conservation sanctuaries. Here friendly native fauna visits your doorstep, wildflowers flourish and enjoy the meandering walktrails through the bushland. The perfect setting for romantics, couples travelling together & families plus visiting nature enthusiasts. Offering fully self-contained chalets, with private 6 person "spas under the stars". Set in 100acs offering peace & privacy and to provide a sense of escaping back the very essence of the natural bush.A welcome food package for your arrival day contains, freshly baked bread, small fresh milk, butter, free range eggs, local paper & maps. Plus special feed for the friendly wildlife.Plus special packages, day spa treatments, even a Private Chef option. ... more less
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