Located in Frankland River close to Manjimup
Imagine a place where the only sounds you hear are birdsong or the wind in the trees…
Welcome to Frankland River Retreat… Just a few hours’ drive south of Perth, discover our beautiful homestead set on a picturesque 83 acres, with the Frankland River flowing along its boundary.
Birdwatching paradise, and perfect for a weekend getaway or family holiday, Frankland River Retreat is an ideal base to explore the Great Southern. Guests are welcome to explore the whole property and experience rural life in this beautiful part of Western Australia.
Research shows less screen time and more green time reduces stress and improves sleep. At Frankland River Retreat you really can unplug your life and get back to nature. Popular visitor activities include: • Birdwatching • Hiking • Kayaking • Winery tours • the treetop walk, in the valley of the giants • Relaxing with a good book • Lay under the Milky Way and watch for shooting stars
Escape to the country
Nestled in one of Western Australia’s premier wine regions in the heart of the picturesque Great Southern, our secluded holiday homestead has all the comforts of home.
Accommodation includes a fully equipped open plan kitchen and laundry. Relax with a DVD in front of the wood burner in winter, or watch the sun go down from the veranda in summer. The homestead has three generous bedrooms all bed linen is provided a bathroom with separate toilet and best of all, a sun room to enjoy all year round, with sweeping views across the property.
Frankland River Retreat is located in a place of great natural beauty. It’s perfectly placed for day trips to Albany, Denmark, Pemberton, Walpole, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Stirling Range National Park, Bluff Knoll, the Porongurup National Park, and the beautiful Frankland River is close at hand.
Check out our events calendar for popular activities throughout the year. • Social Sunday walks on the Bibbulmun Track • Pack a picnic and enjoy a Scenic Drive along the Rainbow Coast • Explore off road tracks • Great Southern Bloom Festival Spring Flowers • Climb the Gloucester Tree or Diamond Tree Look Outs for a birds eye view of the forest • Enjoy Fishing the Frankland River or catch your dinner at a secluded beach • Whale Watching • Climb Bluff Knoll • Hike the Stirling Range Ridge Walk • Soak in the view at Hilltop Lookout. • Visit the giant tingle trees at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk • Great Southern Wine Trails
Good to know…
Pack up the Furkids and head for Frankland River
We love pets too… Frankland River Retreat is pet friendly, so your well behaved dog is as welcome as you are. We’ve even created a large fenced off area for them to enjoy. Please be aware that at certain times of the year there are sheep in the fields. At these times, please keep dogs on a leash and take care not to disturb them.
Because everyone loves a good old Aussie BBQ, the homestead has a gas barbeque on the veranda for guests to use. Bushfires are an ever-present danger in rural Australia, so lighting fires anywhere on the property is strictly prohibited.
Part of the Frankland River Retreat charm is its seclusion. This means there are no supermarkets or corner shops nearby. A general store is located 15kms in Frankland, and there are IGA supermarkets in Kojonup or Mount Barker.
For your convenience we supply bed linen, a hand towel and bath towels. Please bring your own towels for swimming or the beach.
The homestead is fully equipped for a self-catering holiday. There is a family sized fridge, gas stove, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, saucepans, frying pans, crockery, glasses, cutlery and kitchen utensils. Do you have a coffee machine? The lounge room has a wood burning stove, wood is stored near the house. The games room has a table tennis table with bats and ping-pong balls.
MAIN BEDROOM : One KING size bed sleeps 1-2
BEDROOM 2 : Two single size bed sleeps 1-2
BEDROOM 3: Two bunk beds 4 beds Sleeps 4
REC ROOM 1: Double sofa bed sleeps 1-2
REC ROOM 2: Table Tennis table & activities table
LOUNGE : Large sofa, wood fire, TV, Foxtel entertainment package, DVD player
BATHROOM :Newly renovated
TOILET: additional separate toilet with basin.
SUN ROOM : Dining table/chairs
Various children's games
VERANDA : Seating with a view & Gas BBQ
CAR PORT :
OUTSIDE : Plenty of space to explore
Indoor & other activities.
There are board games to use -Monopoly, Scrabble, Playing cards, Dominoes, Triominos, chess, connect 4, Cludeo, Solitaire and Sequence
There are Family DVD's to watch
Table Tennis,Totem Tennis set,Kids Cricket set and kids bocce set
Can I bring a dog?
Yes - We love dogs and due to many enquires we advertise as pet friendly.
But only allow dogs at the main house
There is fencing surrounding the house so dogs have plenty of space too.
Do we need to bring towels?
Yes - Although linen & bath towels are provided per person, we recommend you bring your own personal towels
Are there any shops or supermarkets nearby?
A general store is located in local town of Frankland 14Km from the house.
The nearest IGA supermarket's are in Kojonup & Mount Barker.
Can we go for walks on the property?
Yes -Please be mindful at certain times of the year there are sheep in the field.
I have a big family can extra people stay?
Please request for additional people prior to booking.
Is there free wifi at the house.
Currently there is no wifi available -However Telstra mobile 4G works at the house.
Can i enjoy myself?
More information about the area is provided in shown below in the section The neighbourhood and available in the manual when you book..
Stuff to Do For Kids -There's plenty of space for them to run about and for that little extra fun.Bring your tent, camp out, go for walks, hide & seek, relax or runabout making your own adventures.
For the grown ups .....Spend your evenings on the veranda with a BBQ, enjoying a glass of the local wine.
Frankland River has plenty of friendly wineries with visiting cellars, Alkoomi, Ferngrove and Frankland Estate, call into one for wine tasting and local produce.
Please check wineries for opening times as cellar doors are by appointment for Ferngrove & Frankland Estate.
Alkoomi winery has cellar door available 7 days per week.
Guest have the house privately to themselves.
A four digit access code for key lock box is sent to your prior to your stay with Instructions.