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Huge, pet friendly straw bale farmhouse near Margaret River.

37 reviews
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Overview
7 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
15 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Straw House is a huge straw bale farmhouse on a rural property. With plenty of room for large families, a well equipped kitchen, as well as a tranquil setting, far from the madding crowd. The house is very spacious, with rooms in every direction. All the bedrooms are large and have comfortable beds, and there is space for extra large groups if needed. Whether you come as a couple or as three families on holiday together, The Straw House will fit your mood. Warm yourself with the wood stove in the winter, and stay cool in summer thanks to the wonderful insulating qualities of straw bale construction. Sit on the verandah and listen to the birds and the crashing of the waves from Redgate Beach (a 5 minute drive away). Look across the vines and olive trees to magnificent bush, with toweri...The Straw House is a huge straw bale farmhouse on a rural property. With plenty of room for large families, a well equipped kitchen, as well as a tranquil setting, far from the madding crowd. The house is very spacious, with rooms in every direction. All the bedrooms are large and have comfortable beds, and there is space for extra large groups if needed. Whether you come as a couple or as three families on holiday together, The Straw House will fit your mood. Warm yourself with the wood stove in the winter, and stay cool in summer thanks to the wonderful insulating qualities of straw bale construction. Sit on the verandah and listen to the birds and the crashing of the waves from Redgate Beach (a 5 minute drive away). Look across the vines and olive trees to magnificent bush, with towering karri trees picking up the light of the westering sun. There is a large shed behind the house with a pool table and table tennis. You will feel like you've gone to your own private heaven for a few days! Margaret River town is 16km away, and the small town of Witchcliffe is 5km. A 5 minute drive takes you to iconic wineries, such as Leeuwin Estate, Voyager, Redgate, Watershed, and many more. If you have a more active trip in mind, the beautiful forests of the Leewin Naturaliste National Park are practically on the doorstep. Caving, surfing, horse-riding, golf, walking, cycling - all of these are available in the area.More
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About the Owner
Carolyn F
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
Interaction with guests
When you have arrived and settled in, we will call in to make sure everything is hunky dory, and to answer any questions you may have. If you plan to explore the area we'll have some suggestions for you. Anyway, we're not far, and can be with you in a short time if needed.
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Reviewed 29 March 2019

Beautiful family home on tranquil property. Is equipped with everything you might need and is a short drive to all of Margaret River region attractions. Dogs welcome. We felt so comfortable there and will happily return in the future.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Caroline H
Carolyn F, VR Owner at Huge, pet friendly straw bale farmhouse near Margaret River., responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

Thank you so much! You and your family were wonderful and considerate guests. We'd be so happy to see you here again!

Reviewed 25 December 2018

Great vibe that worked for 3 generations of our family, and lovely welcome from Carolyn when we arrived. Lots of colour and lots of space worked really well for our extended family plus sheep dog.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Eve C
Carolyn F, VR Owner at Huge, pet friendly straw bale farmhouse near Margaret River., responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thanks you so much Eve! It was a joy having you and your family stay. Thank you for enjoying the house and for taking the time to write us a review. Have a wonderful 2019!

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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Waking up to kookaburras laughing makes you smile. The house and property are amazing. Our family, friends and pets had a wonderful time. Carolyn and Mark’s hospitality was amazing, chocolate almond cake and wine as a welcome gesture. This will be a week never to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Carolyn F, VR Owner at Huge, pet friendly straw bale farmhouse near Margaret River., responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thanks so much Kathryn and Don!! Your words are lovely and much appreciated. We're so glad you enjoyed staying at The Straw House! We really hope you'll make it back one day. Carolyn and Mark <3

Reviewed 2 November 2017

A group of 10 adults, a toddler and a baby have just enjoyed three days, celebrating a birthday and a family reunion, with the majority of guests from interstate, at the very comfortable and welcoming Straw House. There is plenty of room in the house,...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank jjmunck
Carolyn F, VR Owner at Huge, pet friendly straw bale farmhouse near Margaret River., responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thanks so much! You were a lovely family group and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

The good: large, quiet, comfortable and very well equipped. Allow dogs which adds to the family holiday :-) The not quite so good (nothing major that can't be managed). Being located well south of MR most of the family attractions are a car ride away....More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank ExpIntlTraveller
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

Hi Sandra. Thanks so much for your review and comments. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, in spite of the wretched invasion of mice (a post weather event hazard, unfortunately). We're getting on top of them now, you may be pleased to know!...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
16km from Margaret River, and just 5km from the village of Witchcliffe, The Straw House is on a large rural property, surrounded by natural bush, farmland and olive trees. With the nearest neighbours well out of earshot, your break away from the city can be as peaceful (or as noisy!) as you choose. The property is ideally situated for beach, bush and wineries - all within a very short drive. And the hustle and bustle of Margaret River, with shops, markets, supermarkets etc is 10-15 minutes drive. A 5 minute stroll along the farm track takes you to our friendly neighbour's collection of animals. Bring a bag of carrots to feed the donkeys and alpaca, or your food scraps for Patricia the Pig, the chooks, peacocks, ducks etc. Your dog will be in heaven here - so much space to run and play!...
How to get there
Most guests arrive from Perth on the Bussell Highway, which comes through Margaret River (stock up on food and drink supplies at Coles, Woolworth or IGA, or some of the great little independent shops). Continue on the Bussell Highway south to Witchcliffe (9km from Margaret River). Turn right at the Gull fuel station onto Redgate Rd, and after about 3km turn left onto Thompson Rd. This is a gravel road so please moderate your speed. Kangaroos can pop out unexpectedly, so be very careful. At the T junction at the end of Thompson Road turn left, then right onto Hadley Rd. The entrance to The Straw House is about 300 metres along and is clearly marked. Please drive like grannies on the driveway, ie very slowly!
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