The Straw House, Self-contained country house in Witchcliffe,
Contact Carolyn on 0409 576 007 or (08) 97 576 007
This beautiful quirky straw bale house has all the ingredients
for a magical holiday. The house has a rambling quality, which
makes it ideal whether you are a couple wanting a cosy hideaway,
or a large group wanting a special retreat. Completely secluded
amongst olive groves and bush, with glorious evening light on
the magnificent karri trees, you can relax on the front veranda
and listen to the sounds of nature, with kestrels, wagtails,
blue wrens and frogs all around.
When the wind comes from the West, you can hear the crashing of
the surf on Redgate Beach just over the ridge.
The house has the wonderful insulating qualities of straw - cool
in the summer, warm in the winter. A wood heater with abundant
firewood from our own plantation will ensure your warmth and
cosiness whatever the weather!
Stroll around the farm, and you are likely to see kangaroos and
emus. Go spotlighting at night in the natural bush behind the
house, and you'll find possums, phascogales, bandicoots and
maybe even a coupan!!! :)
The house itself is spacious, with several living areas, 2 TVs
with free-to-air satellite reception, a fully equipped kitchen,
with plentiful good quality pots, pans and appliances, an
enormous dining table made from a marri tree cut from the farm,
beautiful lead-light windows and comfortable beds.
There are 6 large bedrooms - 5 with queen beds (one is on a
loft), and one with twin beds. The enormous upstairs lounge can
be closed off for a 7th bedroom with a sofa bed.
There are 3 bathrooms with loos, so no need to queue!
There is a slate top pool table in the games room, as well as a
table tennis table which can be wheeled out for a game on the
A short drive down Redgate Road takes you to the wonderful
beaches of Redgate, or head to the bright lights of Margaret
River only 10 minutes away. The prestigious wineries, Leeuwin
Estate, Voyager Estate, Xanadu, Cape Mentelle and Redgate are 5
minutes away. The delightful boutique wineries of Witchcliffe
Estate, Serventy and Devil's Lair are also a mere 5 minute
Alternatively, just stay put, relax, and enjoy a bit of bucolic