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“Basic back to nature”
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Lewana Cottages
Reviewed May 10, 2012

Stayed here as part of a voucher and the owners were very helpfull with us having to rebook due to personal reasons. When we arrived we werent sure what to expect, the cottages are tired looking, need maintenace and in some aspects falling apart. So don't expect luxury. But what you get in return is wonderful peace and quiet, cosy accomodation to unwind in by reading a book, playing with the kids, cooking up a storm or just watching the world go by.

The wildlife, natural and in the animal farm, are abundant and was great for our little boy. He especially liked feeding time and patting the animal farm kangaroo's. We did some walks and drives and the area is full of natural beauty. Close to major towns for outings and cafes etc.

Had icecream from the onsite diary which were yum and a platter of cheese, which we thouroughly enjoyed eating on the verhandah with a glass of wine watching the sunset and the animals interact (blue wrens almost jumping on the table). I would stay here again for the isolation and tranquility to get away from the hussle and bussel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Lewana Cottages are set in the forest surrounding Balingup and the cottages themselves are converted from the actual foresters cottages. Dont expect luxury but the basics are there and the positioning makes easy access to Balingup, Bridgetown and Nannup.
The facility is run by a lovely couple who are eager to please but they are obviously feeling the effects of reduced tourism as the cottages and general surrounds are in need of some maintenance and the owners definitely need some help in this regard.
In saying this, Lewana Cottages deserve to be supported and the birdlife and abundant kangaroo population are a pleasure to watch, especially the Splendid Fairy Wrens that are practically fearless and come onto the verandah looking for food. There is a small animal farm of assorted farm animals and the jewel in the crown is an on-site mini cheese factory that produces really tasty cheeses.
One of the things that appealed to us is that there in no mobile phone or TV reception which makes it a haven where one can relax without being worried by external influences.
We will be going back there in the future and hope that the facility attracts enough support to ensure its continuance, just dont expect a luxurious holiday resort.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohnandLiz8
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Additional Information about Lewana Cottages

Address: 1435 Balingup-Nannup Rd., Balingup, Western Australia 6253, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Balingup
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Balingup
Price Range: $112 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Lewana Cottages in Balingup - located two and a half hours south west from Perth, Western Australia in the Blackwood River Valley. We are located 14km from the Balingup Town Centre, and in good proximity to all the attractions the area has to offer. Lewana Cottages is the perfect holiday destination for those wanting a relaxing and secluded holiday surrounded by nature. Our accommodation comprises of six heritage listed ex-forestry workers cottages so ideal for couples, families or groups. They are located in a rural clearing set amongst a 100 acre pine forest which attracts an abundance of wildlife. ... more   less 
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