You will be staying in a private dwelling separate to our home. Situated near to John Forrest National Park, you will be close to nature. A deliciously healthy and wholesome breakfast is included. You will be walking distance to some beautiful waterfalls (in winter & spring) and the historic Parkerville tavern.
We have an elegantly furnished guest room that has a King size bed (with minimal partner disturbance), walk-through shower and underfloor heating set in a beautiful location. From zero-VOC paint to the naturally sealed floor, the room has been built with as much care for the environment as possible. Your hot water is heated from the sun and power is largely supplied through our PV system. Summer nights in Hovea are rarely hot and the ceiling fan over the bed will keep you perfectly cool. There are modern conveniences such as wifi and a TV in your room, but your mobile phone will not work here :-)
You have access to the pool, the grounds of our property which includes Jane Brook, and the 26.78 km² of nearby John Forrest National Park. The guest room is detached from the main home but you are also welcome to enjoy the lounge area in our "big room" with wood fire. At the bottom of our property, you will find our bridge which will take you to the old Railway Reserve Heritage Trail. The trail is popular for walks and bike riding.
We are both travellers and we love to meet people from all over the world. We are always keen to chat over a chai tea or coffee to share suggestions for places to see nearby :-)
We have a cat who lives indoors in the main house.
Bring your walking shoes as there are so many wonderful walks near to us. We will supply insect repellent and sun screen if you need it.
In terms of us, Jeremy works in IT and is a former school teacher. Claire is a registered nurse and qualified Naturopath.
We are happy to cater your breakfast to suit your dietary needs (GP, vegetarian, paleo etc...!
Hovea is actually the largest locality in the Perth metro area but it's made up mostly of John Forrest National Park. The old railway reserve will take you directly into the park. The natural environment is mostly Jarrah forest which is unique to SW Australia. The area is very historic as much of the early development of Perth headed out East.
There is very little in the way of public transport up here. There are buses you can catch but travel time via bus is inefficient compared to a car. Basically you will need a car if you wish to explore the Perth Hills. We have ample parking available.