It's hard to describe the feeling of shedding the "city madness" that we all too often carry with us, by simply sitting on the elevated deck of the Denmark Holiday House - just listening to the forest breathe and watching the natural outlook.
Welcome to Denmark - Western Australia, and specifically 8km's away up the Mt Shadforth hillside to a rural retreat that we're sure you'll love to visit again and again.
The Denmark Holiday House has the benefit of being a fantastic "Great Southern" central location for local visits and day-trips to the surrounding towns and tourist attractions. It's only a 40 minute drive to visit Albany, or Walpole the Tree Top Walk is spectacular or perhaps Mt Barker. Head out for the day, returning to your own home-away-from-home to comfortably prepare for another day.
Denmark also has its many local attractions to keep you busy - if you don't want to drive too far. Within easy reach from your accommodation are wineries, local food produce, beaches, bush walking, river activities, Denmark town & shops, chocolates, kids activities and much much more.
Room specifics -
3 x Bedrooms each containing -
Queen sized ensemble or slatted bed. Beds have slight difference in spring/tension, in case you have particular needs.
All bed linen.
2 bed side tables.
1 bed side lamp.
Wardrobe, hanging space, plus 2 drawers.
Hanging hooks on outside for towels, jackets, etc.
Roller blinds or horizontal Venetian twist blinds on windows.
Privacy lock on door.
Window views of forest trees.
1 x Bathroom shared -
Glass enclosed shower, with adjustable shower head on pole, soap/shampoo holder.
Wash basin and vanity cupboard, with 3 drawers guests often arrange a drawer for each room.
Towel hooks, heated towel rail, plus free standing towel rack.
Mirror above wash basin.
3/4 length mirror on wall.
Sewing kit for small repairs.
4 globe heat lamp with exhaust fan.
Toilet, dual flush with wood seat.
Laundry cupboard, includes washing machine washing powder included, clothes dryer & cleaning items broom, mop, vacuum cleaner, storage space, etc.
Fold-out clothes drying rack medium size.
Electric oven 60cm, no grill, with gas 4 burner hot-plate above.
Dishwasher wash-powder "tablets" included, please place in "cutlery" holder - see instructions
4 slice Toaster & Kettle
Wine bottle chiller
No coffee machine, only coffee plunger or instant
Broom, brush & pan.
Fire extinguisher & fire-blanket
Large fridge & pantry
Porta-cot fold-out for baby
High-chair IKEA for toddler
Seriously... too many items to list...
"Considered by many guests to be better stocked with cooking utensils and equipment, than their own homes." :-
Lounge & Dining
"Pot-belly" wood stove no protection shield/grill around fireplace
Multi-purpose stereo system, with CD/DVD player, iPod connection/charger/player, Radio
"Country" free-to-air TV signal this provides ABC, SBS, WIN, GWN, etc... it is different to Metro TV stations
Leather 4 seater couch
Dining table, with 6 seats and place settings for 6
Mobile Phones & Internet
The location of the house precludes most second tier mobile phone carriers from working correctly.
So, Telstra & Optus other companies are limited or out-of-range are generally the most consistent with signals.
There is a look-out point which is Mt Shadforth's high point, with views across Denmark/inlets within 500+m of the house, which provides full-signal for majority of phones.
NOTE : The hill up to the look-out also ends up being the called "the punisher" for those into exercising on holiday... or whilst on pay-back for delicious treats and over-indulging the day before
Internet is best achieved by purchasing access to our in-house WiFi signal, which is connected to the NBN system and ensures good signal most of the time although some storms can reduce quality/speed. For only $30 during your stay, it provides access by WiFi connection for iDevices, phones, laptops, games consoles, etc.
When booking, just mention that you would like Internet access and it will be added to the holiday stay costs.
BBQ with flat plate & grill, multi burner runs on house-gas, so won't be empty
Large deck area, with temporary fencing system if you need to contain small child
4 pairs of "wellington" rubber boots of various adult sizes.
"Boogy-board" for beach
"Totem-tennis" set, with pole, ball & two small bats.
Outdoor setting, under cover on main deck, with 6 chairs
2 "long-stretch" cane deck chairs for laying down
2 undercover carports, with additional parking areas close to house and further away depending on transport requirements
Clothes line, undercover in rear carport, car must be moved to extend clothes line
Wood box/tub next to house entrance for easy access with wood supply.
Wood pile, with wood supply. Also axe, splitter for chopping additional wood if required
Rear deck smaller, with 2 seats & small table good for morning coffee and watching birds and wildlife
Various exterior lights with auto-sensors for safety at night.
Rubbish bins. Large for general rubbish, and smaller for sorting recyclables.
Compost bin in/near garden. Don't be shy, you can put any food material into this bin for the bugs/worms please close the lid. Yes, even onion skins, bones, anything