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The Lily Dutch Windmill
Reviewed August 9, 2013

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.

Room Tip: See comment on Winery Quarters in the review.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Pros: We stayed in two storey Dutch House with double bed and twin beds on upper floor, kitchen, living, dining and another bedroom on ground floor. You will be amazed the moment you stepped in with all the little details they have decorated with great care. The house provides everything you need from cutlery, books to basic cooking ingredients. Pluen's music CD just completes everything. We bought dry and canned food to cook ourselves but Hennie will provide you with grocery should you need to buy. Their dog Ted will accompany you on your walks, play fetch and make you feel like home.
Cons: The only drawback is given it's tucked away in the farm, there are a lot of mosquitoes, ants and many other insects so make sure you bring insect repellent. There was a baby scorpion in the house so make sure you don't walk around bare feet.

Room Tip: Dutch House for a family!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We wanted comfortable, self-contained accommodation for a holiday with a mix of hiking and relaxation. Fantastic location near Stirling Ranges with gorgeous views of the peaks on a beautiful and interesting property. We were in the winery quarters - well-appointed kitchen, spacious living space and bedroom. Full of quirky personal knick-knacks for a homely feel. Perfect for a couple or two friends (one queen and single bed). Would definitely recommend it and hope to return for more hiking and relaxation. The other chalets looked beautiful from the outside too. Only minor negatives were no fly screens so you'll get bugs if you want fresh air and the bed was a little uncomfortable for me (should have bought my own pillow).

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Floristed, Owner at The Lily Dutch Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear visitor, thank you for your overall positive comments and staying with us.

We appreciate that some of our guest might have an issue with a pillow, after all pillows are often personal, that's why some of our guests bring their own. We provide 3 pillows for every guest in the hope some pillow will be acceptable.

With regards to the fly screens, all windows have fly screens in the place where you were staying, perhaps you meant the doors.

Thank you very much for staying, we hope to meet again one day in the future.

Kind regards Hennie and Pleun

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We loved every aspect of our stay here. This place is a gem!

We stayed in the Dutch Cottage and found it very comfortable and homely, everything you could need was provided. The views of the range from the property were fantastic. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

We were sad to leave on our final day and will certainly stay here again each time we travel down from Perth to the Stirling Range.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Not only is this a most unusual experience but it is excellent in every way. Our two nights in the "Winery Quarters" were very comfortable - the rooms packed with interest form Hennie's special collections. A healthy breakfast basket is delivered to your room the night before and we do recommend the delicious meals delivered so that you can enjoy them at your own table. Wifi if needed in the restaurant area. Self guided tours of the amazing windmill are offered, or guided ones by Pleun who built it. These very talented people seem always to have a project - Pleun is now restoring an old military DC3 airplane. This is a unique experience.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

It's a truly inspiring place. Hennie and Pleun give you a very warm welcome in their Dutch inspired quarters. The cottages have countless typical old-Dutch style items which make the accommodation a great place to stay, particularly if you have some Dutch ancestry. Not to mention the other curiosity collections that will cheer up your day. If their restaurant is not open, they still make great food for you, taking into account your wishes.
The sound of the wind, the birds and the views of endless landscape make this place a place far away from stress and your average day to day metropolitan life.
The windmill can be seen from miles away, but it still feels like it is tucked away in the Stirling Ranges landscape. The history of the windmill is truly remarkable, which you have to discover. The place has everything to get away from it all and get confirmed what is really important. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Our hosts, Pleun and Hennie, are as gracious, friendly and accommodating as we remembered from our last visit. Make sure that you get a tour of the windmill to appreciate the dedication, skill and hard labor involved in this, seven year,one-man project by Pleun.

We stayed in the The Winery Quarters which have no steps since we are somewhat handicapped. Everything is include to facilitate self catering but do try Hennie's cooking.

The food was magnificent as are the views - this is a must for our annual trip South from Perth.

Room Tip: Take the the Winery Quarters if you want to avoid stairs to the bedrooms or toilets.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Lily Dutch Windmill

Address: 9793 Chester Pass Rd, Amelup, Western Australia 6338, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Amelup
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Amelup
Price Range: $139 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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