When you book to stay at The Faraway House you will have the whole house to yourself. Let yourself in with the key in the lockbox. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. There is also a craft or writing room for those looking for a creative getaway! There are no hidden costs - all cleaning costs are included in the night rate.
The house is beautifully appointed with quality furnishings and mattresses. Those who love to cook will love the large country kitchen stove and the kitchen is set up for baking with a mixmaster, cake tins and trays. There is a slow cooker and microwave and all the cookware you will need, including a wok. There are bedside lamps provided next to each bed with a USB port for convenient charging of your phone.
For the coffee lovers there is a coffee plunger and a Turkish percolator for on the stove. Bring your favourite grounds and enjoy a morning coffee on the verandah. Tea lovers are catered for too with a teapot available and have a look in the buffet for the pretty china teacups. Instant coffee, tea, sugar and milk is provided.
The Faraway House is the perfect escape destination. Due to being in a remote location, WiFi is not available. There is Telstra 4G reception in the house, however Optus is not reliable but will connect to the SOS service. The television has a satellite connection and there is also a DVD player with a selection of DVDs. Enjoy some technology free time and enjoy playing cards or board games or do a jigsaw puzzle.
There is a WIR off the main bathroom and walk-in pantry in the kitchen. Bedroom 3 has a clothes hanging rack and a small dresser.
Each room has a rural outlook and views of trees. The garden is filled with grevillea and flowering shrubs which the blue wrens, silvereyes, pardalotes, willy wagtails and honeyeaters love. In summer you will also see flocks of Muir's corellas (cacatua pastinator pastinator)... they are the noisy characters that look like cockatoos. Behind the house is a wandoo grove, often inhabited by the local kangaroos. The stars at night will astound you and remind you why it’s called the Milky Way.
The house suits those needing easy access. There are ramps into the house with a rail and a single step at the front and back door. Once in the house it is all on the one level. The main bathroom shower and toilet have rails and the toilet is above standard height. There is a low step into both showers, both of which have handheld shower heads.
If you’d like to book a longer stay please contact me about a discounted rate.
One night stays are available on request, however will incur a $100 service fee. Please contact me to discuss.
Due to the property not being fenced and the number of birds and wildlife (kangaroos, frogs and rabbits) on the property and a neighbouring property with chooks, ducks, geese and cats we are not pet friendly.
WHAT’S ON LOCALLY THIS MONTH
Why not book a Frankland Estate special ‘Travel beyond our Cellar Door’ wine tour. Your experience begins with a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the winery, with the opportunity to sample upcoming vintages straight from the barrel. You’ll also receive a guided tasting through their full range of awarded Frankland River varietals. Bookings are essential.
Alkoomi Wines are excited to welcome you to their new Cellar Door in Frankland River! Cellar door open for tasting + cheese board daily 10am to 4pm.
Visit Lee-Anne Dove for your fresh veggies and fruit. You can buy just what you need!! Earth 2 Plate Produce, 38 Frankland/Cranbrook road, Frankland River
Every Sunday 11-4 Mitchell House Art Centre in Mt Barker is open to view members local art. Pop in to enjoy. Across Albany Highway from the Mount Barker Visitor Centre. Also from 12-2 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, longer on some days depending on which creative group is enjoying the space.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT FAH
“Thank you for a lovely stay. Your house is beautifully equipped and exceptionally clean.” Daniela - November 2020
“Pip, thanks for a wonderful stay at your place, we had a pleasant and relaxing time.“ Joan and Andrew - January 2021
“Pip! Your home is incredible... Thankyou!! I am sitting here drinking a wine listening to my friend serenade the motorbike frogs!! They are actually responding!” Lana - January 2021