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Historic Rustic Cottage near Williams

House, Boddington

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bathroom


This unique stone cottage is located on the Williams River on "Boraning", a 3000 acre bio-dynamic organic farm 17 kms west of Williams. "Boraning" is home to the Newton-Wordsworth family. It has been farmed using bio-dynamic organic methods for over 25 years.The Newton-Wordsworth Family was awarded The Sustainability Award in the Western Australian Community and Regional Awards in 2012.

The cottage was built as one of two garrisons for soldiers on the original track between Swan River Colony (Perth) and King George's Sound (Albany). It was located near a ford on the Williams River, which can still be seen today. The original settlement was known as "Williamsburgh". Later when the Albany Highway was rerouted the settlement moved to the town of Williams, but the cottage remains as the oldest buiding in the area, and an important piece of Western Australian history.

On "Boraning" near the Cottage is the Bio-dynamic and Organic Farm Shop and Cafe, and the Christian Community Centre. The Newton-Wordsworth Family's bio-dynamic beef and lamb have been included in the West Australian Newspaper food critic Rob Broadfield's top 10 gourmet products of Western Australia, and these and other organic products can be bought on farm. Meals are available in the Cafe or delivered to the Cottage by arrangement. Visitors can enjoy the organic vegetable garden and nearby pistachio orchard at the Christian Community Centre, and they can experience a gourmet organic roast meal and home made gourmet olives, olive oil, jams and marmalades.

Near the Cottage there is also a horse training centre, as The Newton-Wordsworth Family breed and train horses for the Olympic Sport of Eventing and general riding. Visitors can meet the horses, watch them being trained, and horse riding experiences/lessons on a quiet horse in an enclosed area are available by appointment.

Boraning is a working bio-dynamic/organic farm with cattle, sheep, horses, haymaking, cropping, and orchards including olives, pistachios, figs and citrus, so varying activities are going on year round, depending on the season. It is also the home of international singer songwriter Kelly Newton-Wordsworth and the music production company Newtone Productions. Boraning is set in rolling hills on the eastern foothills of the Darling Scarp, and is superb land for walks, picnics, swims in the lake, and relaxing around the fire in the Cottage or on the verandah. The aboriginal placename for this area was "Boraning" and it remains this today. An aboriginal elder said this name means "place of spiritual wisdom".

"Boraning" is central to a number of important population centres in WA. It is 2 hours drive from Perth, 1 1/4 hours from Mandurah and Bunbury, 2 1/2 hours from Albany and on the way to Esperance. It is around 40 minutes from Dryandra Forest, and the historic Quindanning Pub is only 15 minutes away. There is a golf course at Williams around 20 minutes away, and there is fishing and picnicing in bush on the Murray River on the Harvey Road around 40 minutes away.

The Newton-Wordsworth Family invite you to come and experience "Boraning".

Bio-dynamic organic farming, gourmet olives and oil, marmalades, meats and pistachios.

Featuring horse training and riding


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Parking, Washing machine

Books Children welcome Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Events allowed Fireplace Fitness room/Equipment Games Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine
Historic Rustic Cottage near Williams is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxed and revitalised IIt has taken me a while to get around to writing a review as it is nit something I usually do, but in this case The rustic Cottage deserves a good one Perfect place to relax and reconnect with a loved one, as it is quite and out of the way, and the welcome from the owners was wonderful The visit has stay with me so I've been compeld to response Wonderful
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great winter getaway As a group of friends, we have rented numerous properties over the past years in the South-West. This property stands out as the best we have stayed in. It's set on a farm, around 10-15 mins drive from Williams - very rural & secluded, that makes it feel like a true getaway. The family are friendly, as are their pet Dog and Cat that roam the farm. We were greeted by organic fig jam and olives on arrival. We celebrated xmas in July - the open log fires, large kitchen and lounge room made for a great setting. This house has so much character and comfortably sleeps 8 adults. I would happily re-visit this house in Summer also with a good sized seating area under the front verandah. There is also opportunity for long strolls across their fields and to feed/ride the horses. This property is pet friendly and our dog loved it just as much as we did. I cannot recommend this property enough for groups of friends or families and would have no hesitation in returning myself.
Date published: 2014-07-28
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SPECIAL We will be giving guests a jar of our Williams River Produce Bio-dynamic Kalamata Olives to enjoy on the verhandah at sunset or a jar of our Chunky Farmstyle Marmalade or Fig Jam for to complete your breakfast. Our gourmet products were selected by prestigious London store Harvey Nichols.


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