BALINGUP HEIGHTS

Hilltop Forest Cottages

BALINGUP HEIGHTS

 

Hilltop Forest Cottages

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FEATURES

Each of the 6 cottages are unique and are set apart in 25 acres of Jarrah & Marri hilltop forest, all with spectacular views of the rolling hills and surrounding countryside.

Large verandas with sweeping views down through the valley
Open plan living and kitchen area leading onto the balcony
Queen sized and single beds (in two bedroom cottage)
Quality linen
Wood fired pot belly heater with plenty of additional wood
Bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet
Tinderbox essential oils & oil burner
Digital LCD television with DVD
Four burner gas cook top, BBQ on the deck
120ltr bar fridge with small freezer component
Microwave
Gourmet breakfast hampers and evening meal platters can be ordered separately.

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ACTIVITIES

ANIMAL FEEDING Guest are welcome to join in for ‘animal feeding’ each morning.

THE LOOKOUT You’re invited to make use of the spectacular scenic lookout, situated on the northern brow of the hill to the west of our stone farm house. A couple of sets of rustic jarrah benches and small log-end tables are located there for your enjoyment.

The sunrise and misty mornings
The lookout offers the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy Balingup’s spectacular sunrises. Sunrises differ year round, however the misty mornings during the late autumn, winter and early spring are stunning. Photo opportunities abound!

WALK TRAILS  Explore the numerous walk trails on the property.
• The Loop Walk trail – 1.2km walk trail which traverses the hilltop forest and loops past each of the Cottages and the stone farmhouse,
• To the Lookout – take a stroll to the lookout – between 200mt and 600 mtr from your Cottage.
• The Secret Garden and the King Jarrah tree – follow the interlocking walk trails within the Loop Walk. Carved by kangaroos, enjoy numerous short walks and explore the native bush.
• The Hill – challenge yourself and ‘walk up & down the hill’ either traversing the horse trails on the northern face of the hill or follow the driveway.
• Explore neighbouring properties – walk a little further and discover a stunning old growth jarrah forest, creek beds laden with frogs and a stand of ancient grass trees (Xanthorrhoea).

WILDLIFE The area boasts a diverse variety of native birds and you may see them throughout the property. These include Kestrels, Western Red Rosellas, White and Red Breasted Robins, New Holland Honeyeaters, Black Cockatoos, Red Tailed Cockatoos, Bronze Wing Pigeons and the ever popular Splendid Blue Fairy Wrens. Several breeds of owls have been spotted, and a pair of wedge tail eagles who soar above. Kangaroos and emus will sometimes visit the property, however you’ll see them regularly in the paddock to the south of our property.

WILDFLOWERS The 25 acre hilltop forest is a picturesque woodland setting. Commencing early Spring, this hilltop reserve becomes a blaze of colour, with an amazing abundance and diversity of wildflowers. Many are small and stunningly intricate so you’ll need to slow down and look carefully. Each week of spring sees change through until early December.

STAR GAZING On a dark night the sky above Balingup seems endless. Some guests choose to simply look up in amazement, while others take the opportunity to locate the planets and constellations of the southern skies and the Milky Way.

The view of the moon or near full moon rising in the eastern sky above the ridge line is a sight worth catching.

FRUIT PICKING  There is nothing like strolling through an orchard loaded with fresh fruit. Smell the sweet aroma, and relish in the freshness of the fruit! When in season, you’re welcome to collect chestnuts and roast them fresh on your BBQ (April and early May). The persimmon orchard is also a must visit location in all seasons. The fruit is ripe for picking in late March through to early April.

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ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners: 

“We’re committed to environmental sustainability. Here are some of the initiatives we have implemented since taking over the property in September, 2009. You can help us by doing your part while you’re here at Balingup Heights. Go on . . . it’s not that hard. Let’s all work together for a cleaner, greener, brighter future.

Wildlife Land Trust – Balingup Heights has joined a network of national and international sanctuaries on private lands, dedicated to wildlife and habitat
protection.
Water source – Balingup Heights is self-sufficient sourcing all of its water through rain water collection and a natural spring located on the property.
Grey Water – recycling unit installed at the farmhouse, providing water for the Farmhouse garden.
Recycling bins – Recycling bins for paper products, glass, plastic, aluminium and tin at each cottage. Refuse/disposal – all waste generated at Balingup Heights is separate into general waste, glass, plastic, aluminium, tin, cardboard and paper products before taking it to the local refuse site where the waste is deposited in to the appropriate recycling containers.
LED globes – progressively replacing incandescent light globes with energy saving LED light globes in the Cottages and the farmhouse.
Hilltop forest preservation – Balingup Heights has a 25acre hilltop forest consisting of both Marri and Jarrah trees. This regrowth forest was re-planted in the mid 1970’s. No wood is harvested from this forest. All wood for the fires in the cottages is sourced from a local, registered supplier.
Nature Play – the Balingup Heights Secret Garden aims to re-educate guests/families about the value of the natural environment as a place to play, learn, engage, and develop resilience and creativity.
Recycling printer cartridges – office printer cartridges are recycled through a local print cartridge supplier.
Weed control – ceased use of glysophates (Roundup), sourcing an environmentally friendly product, ‘LocalSafe Weed Control’, as a replacement.
Cleaning products – utilise Enyo mop and cloths, reducing the amount of chemicals used. Natural cleaning products are used – vinegar.
Pest control – we choose not to conduct an annual spray for pests.”

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What we love…

Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages is located high in a hilltop forest above the mist line on a magical 46-acre natural bushland property.  Guest can take in spectacular views and relax in this beautiful natural setting.


 

Tell me more

Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages is located 1.5 km’s west of the Balingup townsite, at the northern entrance to the beautiful Blackwood River Valley. Balingup is situated 240kms south of Perth, a comfortable scenic 2½-3hr drive. Nestled amongst native jarrah & marri trees are 6 cosy bush cottages which are set apart for privacy. Each cottage overlooks picturesque and breathtaking vistas below.


 

Get the Facts

Where is it? Balingup, West Australia

What? Cottages

Style of Accommodation? Self contained one and two bedroom cottages

Who?  Perfect for couples, small groups and families.

Accessible? Please enquire

How much? 

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Sounding Good?  Read on…

Private and secluded, guest enjoy stunning views from each of the one and two bedroom cottages.

Immersed in nature, the cosy bush cottages are fully self contained with spacious balconies, a wood fire and air conditioning. Enjoy the rustic country charm of the well appointed cottages containing all the comforts of home including a fully self contained kitchen, BBQ, freshly laundered linen and guest towels plus complimentary tea and coffee all adding to the home comforts.

“We stayed at Blythe cottage and the view was breathtaking. Everything in the cabin was luxury, from the bed, to the leather couch to the quality blankets. We had everything we needed for a romantic getaway weekend. I don’t think we will stay anywhere else in Balingup in the future. The owners were so lovely and welcoming and there property is an absolute dream place.”

Laura, Australia

Host: Deb and Brian
Address: 65 Nannup Rd, 6253 Balingup, West Australia

PRICE RATE POLICY
Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fabulous environmental initiatives undertaken by this property.  That’s SO good to know!

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FEATURES

Each of the 6 cottages are unique and are set apart in 25 acres of Jarrah & Marri hilltop forest, all with spectacular views of the rolling hills and surrounding countryside.

 

Large verandas with sweeping views down through the valley 

Open plan living and kitchen area leading onto the balcony

Queen sized and single beds (in two bedroom cottage)

Quality linen

Wood fired pot belly heater with plenty of additional wood

Bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet

Tinderbox essential oils & oil burner

Digital LCD television with DVD

Four burner gas cook top, BBQ on the deck

120ltr bar fridge with small freezer component

Microwave

Gourmet breakfast hampers and evening meal platters can be ordered separately.

ACTIVITIES

ANIMAL FEEDING Guest are welcome to join in for ‘animal feeding’ each morning. 

THE LOOKOUT You’re invited to make use of the spectacular scenic lookout, situated on the northern brow of the hill to the west of our stone farm house. A couple of sets of rustic jarrah benches and small log-end tables are located there for your enjoyment.

The sunrise and misty mornings
The lookout offers the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy Balingup’s spectacular sunrises. Sunrises differ year round, however the misty mornings during the late autumn, winter and early spring are stunning. Photo opportunities abound!

WALK TRAILS  Explore the numerous walk trails on the property.
• The Loop Walk trail – 1.2km walk trail which traverses the hilltop forest and loops past each of the Cottages and the stone farmhouse,
• To the Lookout – take a stroll to the lookout – between 200mt and 600 mtr from your Cottage.
• The Secret Garden and the King Jarrah tree – follow the interlocking walk trails within the Loop Walk. Carved by kangaroos, enjoy numerous short walks and explore the native bush.
• The Hill – challenge yourself and ‘walk up & down the hill’ either traversing the horse trails on the northern face of the hill or follow the driveway.
• Explore neighbouring properties – walk a little further and discover a stunning old growth jarrah forest, creek beds laden with frogs and a stand of ancient grass trees (Xanthorrhoea).

WILDLIFE The area boasts a diverse variety of native birds and you may see them throughout the property. These include Kestrels, Western Red Rosellas, White and Red Breasted Robins, New Holland Honeyeaters, Black Cockatoos, Red Tailed Cockatoos, Bronze Wing Pigeons and the ever popular Splendid Blue Fairy Wrens. Several breeds of owls have been spotted, and a pair of wedge tail eagles who soar above. Kangaroos and emus will sometimes visit the property, however you’ll see them regularly in the paddock to the south of our property.

WILDFLOWERS The 25 acre hilltop forest is a picturesque woodland setting. Commencing early Spring, this hilltop reserve becomes a blaze of colour, with an amazing abundance and diversity of wildflowers. Many are small and stunningly intricate so you’ll need to slow down and look carefully. Each week of spring sees change through until early December.

STAR GAZING On a dark night the sky above Balingup seems endless. Some guests choose to simply look up in amazement, while others take the opportunity to locate the planets and constellations of the southern skies and the Milky Way.

The view of the moon or near full moon rising in the eastern sky above the ridge line is a sight worth catching.

FRUIT PICKING  There is nothing like strolling through an orchard loaded with fresh fruit. Smell the sweet aroma, and relish in the freshness of the fruit! When in season, you’re welcome to collect chestnuts and roast them fresh on your BBQ (April and early May). The persimmon orchard is also a must visit location in all seasons. The fruit is ripe for picking in late March through to early April.

ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners: 

“We’re committed to environmental sustainability. Here are some of the initiatives we have implemented since taking over the property in September, 2009. You can help us by doing your part while you’re here at Balingup Heights. Go on . . . it’s not that hard. Let’s all work together for a cleaner, greener, brighter future.

Wildlife Land Trust – Balingup Heights has joined a network of national and international sanctuaries on private lands, dedicated to wildlife and habitat
protection.
Water source – Balingup Heights is self-sufficient sourcing all of its water through rain water collection and a natural spring located on the property.
Grey Water – recycling unit installed at the farmhouse, providing water for the Farmhouse garden.
Recycling bins – Recycling bins for paper products, glass, plastic, aluminium and tin at each cottage. Refuse/disposal – all waste generated at Balingup Heights is separate into general waste, glass, plastic, aluminium, tin, cardboard and paper products before taking it to the local refuse site where the waste is deposited in to the appropriate recycling containers.
LED globes – progressively replacing incandescent light globes with energy saving LED light globes in the Cottages and the farmhouse.
Hilltop forest preservation – Balingup Heights has a 25acre hilltop forest consisting of both Marri and Jarrah trees. This regrowth forest was re-planted in the mid 1970’s. No wood is harvested from this forest. All wood for the fires in the cottages is sourced from a local, registered supplier.
Nature Play – the Balingup Heights Secret Garden aims to re-educate guests/families about the value of the natural environment as a place to play, learn, engage, and develop resilience and creativity.
Recycling printer cartridges – office printer cartridges are recycled through a local print cartridge supplier.
Weed control – ceased use of glysophates (Roundup), sourcing an environmentally friendly product, ‘LocalSafe Weed Control’, as a replacement.
Cleaning products – utilise Enyo mop and cloths, reducing the amount of chemicals used. Natural cleaning products are used – vinegar.
Pest control – we choose not to conduct an annual spray for pests. “