After a 10-day tour of WA, the Lily Dutch Windmill remains our favorite stop-over. Hennie and Pleun offer such abundant hospitality (homey history-laden accommodations; delicious delivered-to-your-kitchen-table dinners & breakfasts; discourses on DC-30’s, spelt flour, jazz saxophone) that one just wants to stay and stay and stay (or come back, except that we are from so far away). The Winery Quarters was a perfect choice for a couple in our 60’s – enjoyable CDs, ample ground coffee and teabags, comfy bed and linens. The wood fire kept the two rooms warm enough for comfort. The surroundings of canola fields and accompaniment of dog Ted made for great short walks, with three national parks at our doorstep. Unconditionally recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At The Lily you will find unique self-contained accommodation next to an authentic five story 16th-century replica Dutch windmill. With its 22-ton cap and sails, this is one of the largest windmills ever built in Australia. The mill is a fully operational windmill producing wholemeal stone-ground Spelt flour for our own restaurant, commercial bakers and home users around Australia. Adjacent to the windmill you will find our restaurant, situated in the original re-located and re-constructed 1924 Federation style railway station from Gnowangerup, our Shire. PRIVATE AIRFIELD. Our airstrip is adjacent to the windmill and you are able to park you plane close to the accommodation. For our fly-in accommodation visitors hangar-space and a car may be available, please check. ACCOMMODATION AT THE LILY - Four star AAA rating. All our accommodation is unique and private. Each has its own outside seating area and is fully self-contained; high quality linen, towels, Scandinavian wood heater, bathroom, iron and board, Digital TV, DVD, Radio/CD player, selection of DVDs and CDs, fridge, stove, microwave and food essentials like (real) coffee, tea, sugar, milk, spices etc. Additional facilities available are fax, gas barbecue, washing machine and dryer. Good next-G (Telstra) mobile phone and wireless Internet reception. A Breakfast Basket and Dinner are available for our accommodation guests, 7-days. The Lily has been selected as one of the 10 best self-contained accommodations in FOOTPRINT WEST COAST AUSTRALIA HANDBOOK. ... more less