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Dwellingup holiday accommodation: stay in our cosy, self-contained mill house in WA’s beautiful South West jarrah forest.
We invite you to enjoy your holiday in our original mill house, located in the Dwellingup Heritage Precinct. Dwellingup is a small timber town set in the jarrah forest of the Darling Range, 100 km south of Perth, in the Peel region. Begin to relax as soon as you arrive – the mill house has been renovated and comfortably furnished to provide cosy, welcoming self-contained accommodation for up to six people. The extensive gardens surrounding the cottage are glorious, and filled with bird life.
Dwellingup Mill House
The property is a large (approximately 2000 square metres), peaceful, attractive corner block, with well-maintained beautiful gardens. The cottage is an original mill house, built early in the twentieth century. Apparently it formerly housed a mill manager’s family. It has been renovated and decorated to provide very comfortable holiday accommodation, with three bedrooms that sleep up to six people.
The cottage is located on the edge of town, overlooking the State Forest, yet an easy walk from the centre of Dwellingup (see map on Contact page).
The mill house is wonderful in any season. In winter, after an invigorating walk in the jarrah forest, relax in front of a wood fire with a glass of wine, while a fragrant stew bubbles on the stove. In summer, enjoy a cool drink on the front verandah overlooking the bush, after a day spent exploring the nearby Murray River in Lane Poole Reserve. Spring and autumn offer wonderful weather to explore the bush, discover wildflowers, including many varieties of orchids, and relax in the bird-filled garden.
You can remain comfortable in the mill house, no matter what the weather. There is a wood-burning fireplace with a glass door, as well as reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating in the lounge room and kitchen. The two larger bedrooms and the kitchen have ceiling fans installed. Also portable heaters and fans are provided, according to the season.
- North-facing verandah overlooking forest
- Beautiful gardens surrounding the house
- Cosy sofa by the wood-burning fire
- Outdoor eating area with gas barbecue
- Glorious birdlife
- Short walk to town centre, cafes & pub
- Walk the Bibbulmun Track
- Cycle the Munda Biddi Trail
- Mountain bike trails
- Lane Poole Reserve
- Hotham Valley steam train
Locality of Dwellingup
Dwellingup is just over an hour’s drive south of Perth, in the Peel region, and is set in the Darling Range among lovely jarrah and marri forest. It is a beautiful, peaceful setting, ideal for an active holiday or a relaxing break from the stresses of modern life.
There is plenty to do and see in the Dwellingup area, if you so desire.
The Hotham Valley Railway trains are based in Dwellingup. There is a train ride into the forest, and a steam train ride (in season) down the hill towards the coast. The popular vintage Restaurant Train departs from Dwellingup each weekend.
The Bibbulmun Track passes through town, as does the Munda Biddi cycle trail. There are competition-grade mountain bike trails in the nearby forest.
The Murray River and Lane Poole Reserve are 10 minutes away by car, as is Nanga Bush Camp, the site of many weddings.
There are lovely cafes in town, a local pub, and several wineries and orchards nearby.
The Forest Heritage Centre and the School of Fine Wood gallery are well worth a visit.
The newly-renovated Dwellingup Visitor Centre has information and maps for walking trails, cycling, canoeing and four-wheel driving in the area. There is also a fascinating display of photographs and memorabilia from the disastrous bushfire of 1961.
Mountain biking and canoeing equipment are available for hire in Dwellingup, from Dwellingup Adventures.
Free showers and laundry facilities have been provided at the Visitor Centre, for the use of visitors to the area.