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Kerriley Park Farmstay
288 Yelverton North Road, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6280, Australia   |  
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Perth
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“What a wonderful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed a 4 night stay in the Rosella cottage.
While the cottages are older, they are clean, warm and well equipped.
The outstanding attention given by "farmer pete" during feeding times was above and beyond. All the kids had a turn, things were explained, and my children came away with a love of animals and an understanding of how a farm works.
We had daily visits from Romeo the peacock, Billie the goat, and the farm's dogs, Nelson and Lady.
Peter's eldest daughter also babysat for us on Saturday night we could have "date night".
If you want modern, luxurious and boring, don't come here.
If you want a family bonding experience, where your kids go to bed exhausted, happy and full of great memories, definatley put this on your list.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Doha, Qatar
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at the 5-room bungalow. All cottage/bungalow are well spaced out - total privacy. Driving in the night could be a challenge - would suggest some litted signs.
HVAC... Since it was winter, the reverse cycle was useful to keep the dining and living warm. Individual portable heater provided for each room was useful too.
Kitchen & dining... Kitchen very well equipped and stove no issue. The large dining table was great. Baby chair was also provided.
Living... The sofa is a bit aged whilst we can't find the TV remote control.
Bedrooms... Clean sheets/blankets/towels. A foldable baby cot was also provided (though we did not need to use it). However, would suggest some cloth hooks behind the room doors.
Bathrooms... The heaters' capacity no issue.
Others.... The vacuum cleaner was handy to clean up the sand the kids' carried in.
Animal feedings.... the kids (and the adults too) love it.
Good experience overall.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lovely farmstay and my daughter (5 yrs) had a great time. I was expecting a farm (which it is), but it was actually a farm and bush retreat, with the cabins nestled in the native bush and just a short walk to the farm barn. Each of the cabins are separate from each other, so if sort of felt we were all alone (until feeding time when the kids met for the farm feeding). The cabin was comfortable (a bit dated), but clean and tidy. Great location close to Busselton (about 10-15 mins) and we did the drive to Augusta lighthouse and Jewel caves on day 2 which took about 45 mins). Both of those are a definite MUST! The hosts were fabulous and they really sought to make the kids' experience with the animal feeding a memorable experience - which it was for our daughter and us alike. The animal feeding took over an hour, and we had the opportunity again in the evening to feed the baby lambs again. Definitely do a shop at Busselton before you arrive for food/drinks. Really friendly animals, especially Lucy the goat. Thanks!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was our second visit to Kerriley Park Farmstay. Our first was in December 2012 with our children and we instantly fell in love with Peter, Rene`, their beautiful daughters and the cheeky animals!!! We felt so welcome, like we were part of their extended family.
On this our second stay we were entertaining friends and relatives whom had traveled from Brisbane for our wedding.
The Bungalow at Kerriley Park Farmstay was a perfect option to house our group of 9.
My Mother-in-law especially enjoyed the animal feeding in the morning, with naughty Lucy the goat entertaining us all.
Our friends also now want to bring their family of 7 daughters for a visit too!!!!
We were disappointed that we didn't get to see Peter, but we hope his is on the mend after his operation!!!
Much love from the Mills family!
I can't wait to stay at Kerriley Park again!

Room Tip: Fantastic place to visit with children. You will instantly feel at home!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

our stay was only meant to be for 3 nights but ended up staying 5. my friend and I both have 2 young children each and our partners also came and joined us. so 4 adults and 4 kids in the one place and it was perfect. we were able to get up in the monring and go and feed the animals with the kids for a few hours. this was a god send as many would know entertaining children is no mean feat. the location was perfect a few minutes from dunsborough and about 20 from margaret river. The facilites may have been dated but well maintained the kitchen came ready with fantastic appliances and plenty of room to move in. the playgound was perfect for our young kids very safe and they spent ages playing there. they have a peacok and pea hen that wonder around and the kids just adored them. Farmer pete and renee his wife were fantastic hosts and their daughters very sweet. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful. For the mummies and daddies it was great to be able to sit out the back in the fresh country air and just relax. we will definatley be returning. !!!!!!!!! This has been one of my favorite of all our trips. It was easy relaxing and most of all entertaining...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We r a group of Singaporeans, 2 families of 4adults and 4young children to be exact. Our brood ages 1-5years, and a farmstay was a must in our visit to WA!
Both mummies did the planning, but it was the daddies that found Kerriley Farmstay.

We arrived in late afternoon, rainy and windy, our cottage wasnt ready though and Pete could not be found. But, no worries, we were greeted by Pete & Renee's gal & many friends at the farm, Inga the water buffalo, Joey the lit'l goat and a whole flock of geese, ducks, chickens! Pete was busy getting our cottage ready!

We had a refurbished cottage, fresh paint, clean and comfortable. A new bbq pit too. Dinner for 2evenings were a breeze w the new bbq pit. Kitchenette was small, but thats fine for us. Afterall, we r on holiday and do not need a huge kitchen to cook up a storm. Fresh eggs from the farm was awesome! We had big breakfast, eggs, bacons, sausages!

Farm animals were real; all so close & personal! It was awesome, both kids & Adults were in awe and had good fun!

Farm location was ideal too at least to us as we had planned to do a mix of kids and adults activities in MR region.

Do advice that visitors stock yr food or groceries required for yr stay before arrival at MR region. If u r traveling from perth, u can pitstop at bunbury or busselton woolsworth etc.

Its a farmstay, a true blue farmstay! So dnt expect chamber maids or bell boys, a conceige or duty manager u see in a hotel or resort!

Good host, comfortable and self contained cottage, friendly anilmals, a great place for a short stay!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

I read the review on this farmstay and noticed the positives and the negatives and then I said, "I have to experience this for myself." Some Singaporeans are negative and angry whilst the others are happy and contented. In all fairness, two of the negative ones I suspect is a repitition of a single stay. After all, we had 10people and having done my sums, I decided yes, we will do the right thing about this and have the right bungalow that accommodates the amount of people that are going to stay there rather than to try and squeeze all 10people into some three room accommodation just to get away with some el-cheapo discount, squeezing some into the hall and sleeping on the lounge chairs, etc. But yes, we decided it's the bungalow for our 10people. Our group of ten and of four generations stayed at the lodge and boy did we enjoy ourselves. The welcome at the entrance to your lodge with your name written in bold on a huge sign post is a photographic remembrance. The privacy of your own lodge and the kangaroo and joey that came to the front of our lodge was all immaculate. Our group from Singapore did really like the ambience and the privacy only to be interrupted briefly by Peter and Renee who came to introduce themselves and to bring to our attention the pile of freshly laid eggs placed in a small basket of hay. It was so farmlike. This was all complimentary aside from the fact that Renee had given us a loaf of bread and a litre of milk as we were too late for the supermarket. She did not mention the cost until I insisted the next morning. She had her daughter bring them to us in the dark of the night and got us all excited with her pet possum. The feeding time the next morning was excellent and exciting. But what topped the feeding was the presentation of freshly laid eggs to our family group after the feeding and boy did we have eggs to feed on. Duck eggs especially which goes well with Asian fried noodles and which is a rarity where we come from. We all had our two showers a day and with hot water at that even though the idea of having a cold shower halfway through played a psychological part of our showers. That is after reading the negative reviews on showers. But it was good and the shower had a strong spray considering that it is in this area that water conservation is taken seriously due to the lack of water and the fire alert and especially with the recent bush fires in the region. On the fridge and in clear English is a notice that says or rather pleads with guests to keep the lodge clean and to clean up before you leave. We did so as we would to our own homes. I guess it is quite taxing and difficult when you do not have your house maid around to do it for you. Or you are so used to your house maid that you have forgotten how to clean. But we did good. We thought it not fair to expect that everything, including the cleaning of the lodge to be done by the people running the lodges. I was shown photographs on my departure day of how some guests left without so much as emptying the food from the saucepans after their previous meal, leaving them on the stove and with food spillage thrown all around the dining area. An electric heater placed next to the bathtub whilst having a shower. Who can be so ignorant as to endanger one's life by doing such a thing. This is not a hotel with room service and it is very clear. It is a F A R M S T A Y.
As reported earlier, yes, the resort is situated very close to some fine winery, the Sheep shearing shed, Canal Rocks (king waves), Bootleg Brewery, etc.
In all, I must congratulate Renee and Peter for the fine job done in running their resort superbly and their friendliness and warmness. We will definitely come back and stay with them and recommend their lodge to our friends. All 10 of us came to the same conclusion. We enjoyed Margaret River at the Kerriley Park Farmstay.

Room Tip: Just ask Renee or Peter. They are there for you.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 288 Yelverton North Road, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6280, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Dunsborough
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 17 Specialty lodging in Dunsborough
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kerriley Park Forest and Farmstay is a delightful farm experience. It’s where the forest meets the farm in the heart of the Margaret River wine region and is a great holiday for the young and young at heart.We offer comfortable and private self-contained cottages set on 16 acres of natural bush that is home to over 150 species of native plants, 43 species of birds and numerous kangaroos, bandicoots and possums. Each cottage has a veranda with a barbecue so you can sit back and savour the sounds and sights of the Australian native bush.There are plenty of easy paced bush trails for you to explore and each morning we invite you to help feed farm animals which include chickens, ponies, lambs, goats and an alpaca. We also have an animal petting section where children can learn to handle rabbits and guinea pigs. There is also Kids playground and Pool.Kerriley Park Forest and Farmstay is where the forest meets the farm in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. It’s a great holiday for the young and the young at heart.Kerriley Park Forest and Farmstay is a three and a half hour drive south of Perth. ... more   less 
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