Positioned above the town site with pleasant views over the Blackwood Valley and Bridgetown, Walnut Cottage is set amongst vegie gardens, a walnut & fruit trees - everything you would expect in a country retreat!
This cosy period cottage is perfect for people to unwind and enjoy all that Bridgetown and surrounding areas have to offer.
If you are looking to re-charge the batteries, find some quiet time with your loved ones, explore the region or just relax and take pleasure in the beautiful surroundings then “Walnut Cottage” is for you.
Make Walnut cottage your event base - see below for a list of events in this region.
The home has a lounge room, dining room, spacious kitchen, large covered outdoor entertaining area, laundry and the bathroom features a deep bath with shower and even a ceiling heater for winter!
The wood heater provides a cosy ambiance during the winter months, in addition to the reverse-cycle air conditioning ensuring your comfort at all times.
In the library, there are books to read and board/card games. TV for those who want to watch the footy! The two master bedrooms have built in robes and queen size beds - one featuring a local craftsman’s work.
This is a wonderful period timber cottage c1940’s with jarrah floor boards and native wood used throughout, 13ft ceilings with bonus ceiling fans in the bedrooms.
Great views from ALL the windows - you would never believe you were in the centre of Bridgetown!
You can soak up the relaxing atmosphere and be as lazy as you want with plenty of dining establishments close at hand just a short stroll down the hill. The outdoor entertaining area offers beautiful panoramic views overlooking the valley. Spend your days reading on the front or back veranda or venture out and visit the local wineries, cidery or for a stroll along the Blackwood river - there is a canoe available for use by prior arrangement.
The home has been furnished with the utmost care to make your visit here a home from home with high quality furnishings, linen & kitchenware. All amenities are provided: linen, towels, microwave, stove, large fridge in the kitchen and one on the veranda for the drinks! Cooking you would expect to make your stay comfortable.....TV in the lounge room; DVDs, games, stereo (with ipod dock), hair dryer. Laundry features include front loading washing machine, clothes dryer an iron and ironing board.
Parking a plenty for all size vehicles.
“Walnut Cottage” is situated in the centre of town, set in beautiful gardens, plenty of fruit trees and vegies growing in the veggie patch to enjoy.
Situated in the heart of the Blackwood River Valley, there are great scenic drives for both motor bikes, cars or mountain bike riding throughout the countryside ranging from 3km to 50km.
For the nature lovers there are excellent walking trails through the Bridgetown and surrounding areas and Dorothy Scott’s Bush reserve area is across the road.
Bridgetown is an amazing treasure in the south west with rolling hills, forests and tranquillity. It's a small town located in a picturesque valley. The town centre is lively, with quality cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutiques. It has a long running annual Blues Festival in November plus many other art and cultural events throughout the year.
Events to consider booking Walnut Cottage for are:
Bridgetown Tennis Tournament: Easter
Blues at Bridgetown: 1st weekend of November, Blues at Bridgetown is one of the longest running music festivals in Australia and the most established Blues Festival in Western Australia
Taste of Blackwood Bridgetown: in August, The major food and wine festival in the Blackwood Valley; celebrating culture, fine food and award winning wines.
Bridgetown Winter Festival. The winter festival is held June through to August every year in the picturesque Blackwood Valley township of Bridgetown … the winter capital of Western Australia.
Blackwood Marathon Bridgetown, in October
Festival of country gardens Bridgetown in October
Darts tournament Bridgetown in January
Manjimup Motorcross, Australia's Most Prestigious Outdoor Motocross Event held annually at the Cosy Creek Circuit on the Foundation Day long weekend in Manjimup
Nannup Folk Festival in March, The festival is held over the WA Labour day long weekend annually, over which time the streets come alive with stalls, performances and activities
Boyup Country Music Festival in February, is the premier Country Music Event in Western Australia
Balingup Medieval Festival in August. A spectacle not to be missed!
Balingup Small Farm Field Day in April
Bridgetown Down Under Country Music Festival - Country Music Weekend at the Bridgetown Agricultural Showgrounds. Come along for some bootscooting, old time & new vogue dance, bush yarns & sing alongs, food & market stalls. Featuring Campfire Country, and many more artists.
We have made this home as family friendly as possible, however, if you have young children they will need to be supervised around the wood heater when it is in use. Please note that firewood is not provided however it is available for sale at Clovers general store and the BP service station.
Pets permitted by prior arrangement.
You will need to bring its drinking/food bowls, leash and bedding. The property is not completely fenced! There are plenty of parks and ovals, so plenty of room for dogs to explore.
Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets both within and outside the property. Pets are not allowed on the furniture or beds.
We have chickens (in a chicken coop) at walnut cottage so if your dog is "featherbrained" this may not be the best option for your stay in Bridgetown.
If you are staying through spring/summer be aware that you are in a country environment so please consider that there may be snakes passing through. If you have dogs with you, please keep an eye on them as there are resident king skinks.
TRAVELLING TO FREMANTLE AS WELL?
If your journey also includes Fremantle, we have another property available for your stay there.
Accommodating 4 people in 2 queen size beds, Ocean View Villa is located in a quiet complex only 800m walk to the beach.
Sorry but no pets can stay at this property.
Please check the link www.stayz.com.au/134488 and let me know by email if you would also like to book Ocean View Villa (subject to availability). Please note that a 15% discount applies if booking this property in conjunction with your stay at Walnut Cottage.