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Huge, pet friendly straw bale farmhouse near Margaret River.

The Straw House
33 reviews
The Straw House
Massive dining table
Cosy in Winter
The red room
Rural peace. Beautiful deep window recesses.
The downstairs lounge
The upstairs lounge.
One of the bathrooms.
Happy guests!
Artist's rendition of The Straw House
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7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Margaret River, Margaret River Region, Western Australia
The Straw House is a huge straw bale farmhouse on a rural property. With plenty of room for large families, a well equipped kitchen, as well as a tranquil setting, far from the madding crowd.
The house is very spacious, with rooms in every direction. All the bedrooms are large and have comfortable beds, and there is space for extra large groups if needed.
Whether you come as a couple or as three families on holiday together, The Straw House will fit your mood. Warm yourself with the wood stove in the winter, and stay cool in summer thanks to the wonderful insulating qualities of straw bale construction.
Sit on the verandah and listen to the birds and the crashing of the waves from Redgate Beach (a 5 minute drive away). Look across the vines and olive trees to magnificent bush, with towering karri trees picking up the light of the westeri...
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About the Owner, Carolyn F
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 33 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
When you have arrived and settled in, we will call in to make sure everything is hunky dory, and to answer any questions you may have. If you plan to explore the area we'll have some suggestions for you.
Anyway, we're not far, and can be with you in a short time if needed.
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Listing #FKN3681417
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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The good: large, quiet, comfortable and very well equipped. Allow dogs which adds to the family holiday :-) The not quite so good (nothing major that can't be managed). Being located well south of MR most of the family attractions are a car ride away. Not sure why dogs not allowed in bedrooms - obviously not on beds or furniture,...

Management response:

Hi Sandra. Thanks so much for your review and comments. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, in spite of the wretched invasion of mice (a post weather event hazard, unfortunately). We're getting on top of them now, you may be pleased to know! Dogs in bedrooms.....we used to, but somehow too many dogs ended up not just on,...


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Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Large house amongst the farms just out of Witchcliffe. Stayed with 10 friends over the Leeuwin concert weekend. Rustic with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Large stocked kitchen and dining with a pool table and table tennis table in a shed adjoining the main house. Great place to stay with a large group or a couple of family's.

Management response:

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back again. I heard that the concert was wonderful!


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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Huge house for a large family or extended family. Great facilities on quiet property with farm animals. Carolyn left us a tasty cake and bottle of wine and made sure our stay was a pleasant one. It was great to have a library, dvds , board games, table tennis and pool table which were well used. Would definitely recommend.

Management response:

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and positive review! You were perfect guests and we're really happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope we see you here again. All the best, Carolyn and Mark, Zoey and Kozy.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (20)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(5)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (3)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Apr 21, 2017 -
Nov 30, 2017
2 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Listed rates are for 2 people (except for Christmas and Easter). Additional adults are $30 each per night. Children add $20 each per night in High Season, $15 each per night in Low Season.
Weekly discounted rates apply - usually 7 nights for price of 6.
Christmas/New Year/Easter periods are charged at a flat rate of $3300 for a week (dates are flexible) which covers up to 12 guests.
For groups of more than 6 under 25 year olds we require a bond against damages.
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About the neighborhood
16km from Margaret River, and just 5km from the village of Witchcliffe, The Straw House is on a large rural property, surrounded by natural bush, farmland and olive trees. With the nearest neighbours well out of earshot, your break away from the city can be as peaceful (or as noisy!) as you choose.
The property is ideally situated for beach, bush and wineries - all within a very short drive. And the hustle and bustle of Margaret River, with shops, markets, supermarkets etc is 10-15 minutes drive.
A 5 minute stroll along the farm track takes you to our friendly neighbour's collection of animals. Bring a bag of carrots to feed the donkeys and alpaca, or your food scraps for Patricia the Pig, the chooks, peacocks, ducks etc.
Your dog will be in heaven here - so much space to run and p...
Car recommended
How to get there
Most guests arrive from Perth on the Bussell Highway, which comes through Margaret River (stock up on food and drink supplies at Coles, Woolworth or IGA, or some of the great little independent shops).
Continue on the Bussell Highway south to Witchcliffe (9km from Margaret River).
Turn right at the Gull fuel station onto Redgate Rd, and after about 3km turn left onto Thompson Rd. This is a gravel road so please moderate your speed. Kangaroos can pop out unexpectedly, so be very careful.
At the T junction at the end of Thompson Road turn left, then right onto Hadley Rd. The entrance to The Straw House is about 300 metres along and is clearly marked.
Please drive like grannies on the driveway, ie very slowly!
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.0 mi.
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