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“Pure Bliss” 5 of 5 stars
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Peppermint Grove Retreat
Lot 5198 Channybearup Rd., Pemberton, Western Australia 6260, Australia   |  
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Perth, Western Australia
2 reviews
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“Pure Bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

My husband and I went to Peppermint Grove Retreat for our honeymoon. There are only four chalets on the property and each of them has been furnished to perfection! Jarrah floorboards, a kitchen with everything you need, a very cozy king-size bed, massive bathroom complete with large shower and two-person spa, a gas fire and a private deck with a BBQ.

The chalet was spotless and the views were breathtaking! Our entire trip was extremely relaxing and even though we were rained in for two days, we didn't mind because the chalet was the type of place we wanted to spend time in.

Most days we'd do a little site-seeing, head out to lunch, then go back to the chalet in the afternoon to read and relax in front of the fire before making dinner and lounging in the spa with a glass of local wine. If you like animals or are not native to Australia then make sure you're looking out the back windows very early in the morning or at dusk - you'll see all of Australia's native birds (there are heaps of kookaburras), plus squirrels, rabbits and kangaroos.

The only microscopic bad points: not exactly wheelchair friendly as there are steps up to the front porch; very small mugs so if you like a decent cup of tea of coffee (both of which are provided by the way) then take your own mug; and also take a can opener if you have the need for one - the one provided is terrible.

As for Pemberton itself - it's quaint. Small and sleepy but quite picturesque with all of those beautiful forests. If you like wine head out to Salitage, Lost Lake Winery and Hidden River. Hidden River also have a cafe out the back with the most mouthwatering food imaginable. The King Trout cafe was also beautiful - the platter for two is to die for!

I'd definitely recommend Peppermint Grove Retreat to just about anyone wanting a relaxing getaway!

  • Liked — The views of the forest and the luxurious chalet were blissful!
  • Disliked — There was absolutely nothing to dislike!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2007

We spent three nights at Pepperment Grove Retreat earlier this month. We'd been to Pemberton before, so we were aware that it's a sleepy little town with few restaurants, etc.

Upon check-in Nicky informed us that all the wineries in the area close at 4-5 pm, and that we'd need to either self-cater dinner or arrange a take out platter from one of the wineries. This wasn't a problem for us, as we were perfectly content to pick up some steaks at the IGA and grill them for dinner. In fact, having a gas grill on a patio overlooking the forest was a nice perk; we spent a lot of time out there sipping wine while watching and listening to all those incredible birds.

Unlike the previous reviewer, we figured that the chalets would not be serviced during our stay. This is common practice with self-catering accommodation in Australia, and helps keep costs down.

Our stay at Peppermint Grove Retreat was the highlight of our 2+ week visit in Western Australia. The chalets are very comfortable, nicely decorated and have all the comforts of home. The jarrah wood floors are absolutely gorgeous and the king sized bed very comfortable. The two person spa tub felt wonderful after a day of hiking and climbing those enormous karri trees.

Our chalet was incredibly quiet (except for some pretty vocal birds!) , light and airy with lots of windows to capture the cool breeze. The bathroom was enormous and my husband raved about the huge shower enclosure.

The kitchen was well equipped and offered all that we needed for a self catering holiday.

Our only complaint about our chalet was that the sofa needed replacement (or new cushion stuffing - it sunk in the middle) and that there was no cover on the back door to keep the afternoon sun out of our eyes while watching the news.

We'd return to Peppermint Grove in a New York minute.

  • Liked — Gas grill, seclusion, peace and quiet
  • Disliked — No covering on back door
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2007

Stayed here for 2 nights in Feb. 4 individual cabins set in forest area about 15 miles from Pemberton. Billed as 'luxurious retreat'. The cabins are certainly luxurious, spacious and new lounge, kitchen (hob but no oven) and large bedroom. A huge bathroom with double spa bath, walk in shower and heated towel rail and nice quality toiletries.

You need to be aware that there are absolutely no restaurants in the vicinity and not many in Pemberton in the evening. It will take you at least 25 mins to get to Pemberton so you need to do some shopping and make dinner for yourself while you are here. Not a real problem as a gas bbq is on your private balcony but you need to plan ahead.

One minor irritation was that the rooms are booked on a 2 night stay basis and they are not serviced after you arrive. So make your own bed and don't leave your towels on the floor (they won't be replaced!).

But good value for money and the cabins are very cosy.

Stayed February 2007
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Address: Lot 5198 Channybearup Rd., Pemberton, Western Australia 6260, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Pemberton
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Ranked #24 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Pemberton
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Number of rooms: 4

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