Everything you need for your next getaway
- 6 twin rooms with own ensuite
- 2 triple rooms with own disabled access ensuite
- Fully equipped kitchen off
- Versatile 125m2 common room with a northern aspect overlooking the orchard
- Wood fire heating
- 1km walk to town along the Bibbulmun Track
- A short stroll through the orchard to The Wine Tree
Equipment Suited to Craft Groups:
- Ten mobile tables (combination of fold-up trestle and flip-top on wheels)
- Four 1.5m x 1.5m jarrah tables on wheels
- A Horn Craft Plus cutting table (bench height) with cutting mat
- Two ironing boards and irons
- Lots of power points around the perimeter of the Common Room
- Excellent lighting
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the charges/fees?
- The charges for 2020 are $100 per person per night, with a minimum charge of 10-people (i.e. minimum of $1000 per night) and a minimum 2-night stay.
- There are a couple of exceptions to this, where we are more flexible with the minimum number of people charged for. These are: 1) During a mid-week stay, you are welcome to have less than 10 people if you stay long enough for the charges to equate to at least $2000 (e.g. 7 people for 3-nights = 7 x $100 x 3 = $2100); or, 2) If you choose to take advantage of a night adjacent to your booking remaining available by the time you arrive, you are welcome for each person to pay $100 for any extra night without needing to meet any minimum numbers. Within a few weeks of your booking we are generally able to commit to keeping a night available for you under this arrangement, but guaranteeing nights for you over longer time frames will require the minimum charge of 10-people to be met.
What deposit do you need, and what if we cancel?
Bookings are confirmed with a $190 deposit. This is fully refunded in the event of a cancellation with more than one month notice, or in the event of the vacancy being subsequently filled.
What are the payment options?
Groups tend to pay by cash at the time of their visit, or pay be Electronic Funds Transfer just prior to or following their visit. This allows the payment to be tailored to the number of people who actually turn up and saves the organiser worrying over the possibility of someone pulling out at late notice. EFTPOS facilities are no longer available.
Do we need to book the whole facility?
Yes, the facility is let out only to a single group, so it is not possible to get a single room, for example.
What are the check-in/check-out times?
As a minimum, you can plan to arrive at midday and depart by 2pm (bedrooms relinquished at 10am, but retain access to the common room, kitchen etc.). However, often we do not need to clean on the day of arrival or departure, in which case groups are allowed to arrive as early or depart as late as they like, but require prior arrangement to support planning of cleaning times.
Can we get our meals catered?
Yes. Although we don’t get directly involved, there are local caterers who are familiar with looking after the meal requirements of our groups. Contact details for these catering options will be provided upon request.
Can we self cater?
Yes, the kitchen is fully equipped to be able to cater for yourselves. As a general principle, you can expect the kitchen to have everything you need with the exception of specialised bench-top electrical appliances, such as food processors, espresso machines etc.
What is the bedding configuration?
There are six twin-bedrooms (two long-single beds) and two triple-bedrooms (three long-single beds). The two triple-bedrooms each have the disabled access ensuites. We don’t have the linen supplies to be able to join two long-singles into a king-size bed.
What audio visual facilities do you have?
There is a 60” television (receiving free-to-air satellite TV), DVD/CD player and stereo.
What heating and cooling does the building have?
The building has been constructed according to many passive solar design principles and, with some active management, remains comfortable throughout the year. In summer, air-conditioning is not required as the building is kept closed during the day and left open during the night (to let the internal rammed earth walls cool down and keep the building cool the following day). In winter, the north facing windows allow sun into the common room to heat up the polished concrete floor and rammed earth walls, and there is also a wood heater (wood provided), although this is mostly for ambience. The bedrooms do not have any heating, and although they are cool in winter (moderated by the rammed earth internal walls) they are very comfortable for sleeping.
Do you get mobile phone reception?
Yes, there is a Telstra and Optus mobile service in Dwellingup, although we seem to be on the margins and service can be intermittent, particularly inside buildings. You can reliably get a signal if you walk outside to an exposed location.
Is there a WiFi service?
Not at the moment. We expect to make this service available once the satellite based NBN service is made available in our area.
Do you allow dogs?
No, sorry, we are committed to maintaining our facility at a very high standard. We are dog lovers and acknowledge that some dogs won’t cause any problems, but it is our experience that this is very difficult to administer effectively and fairly.