1. Australia
  2. WA
  3. The Avon Valley
  4. York
  5. #14497

Hillside Country Retreat

B&B, York

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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35 guests
16 bedrooms
19 beds
10 bathrooms


A secluded getaway on 400 acres, yet only a 3 minute drive or a 12 minute walk to the town centre. Hillside, built in 1911, originally the seat of the pioneering Edwards family, was designed by Sir Talbot Hobbs and boasts magnificent views of Mt. Bakewell and the township of York. This beautiful, historic home remains the private residence of the current owners.

As an overnight guest, you can choose to stay in one of our queen-size ensuite guest rooms which are housed in a SEPARATE wing in the grounds and offer you privacy and every comfort. Breakfast is by arrangement and we offer a sumptuous cooked or continental breakfast in the Tea House which is situated in the gardens.

Alternately, you have the choice of 3 gorgeous self-catering cottages - ideal accommodation for small groups, families or couples.

Each cottage has three or four bedrooms and is beautifully furnished and fully equipped with one cottage providing all the necessary aids for guests with a disability. Wood stoves ensure fabulous heating and toasty surroundings during the winter months and ceiling fans and reverse-cycle air conditioners offer respite during the hot summer and facilitate a good night's sleep.The cottages may also be rented on a weekly basis.

The rambling country garden is filled with Australian native plants and cottage garden favourites and an amazing collection of old farming equipment and memorabilia affords hours of interest.

A total of 35 people can be accommodated at Hillside with 19 beds available.

Things to see and do.....

York is the ideal base from which to explore the Avon Valley and surrounding country towns. Sky-diving is a must in York, while Beverley provides gliding and the Avondale Discovery Farm. Northam is the hot-air ballooning centre and Cunderdin boasts a fascinating Museum. It also features displays of the results of the devastating earthquake in Meckering in 1968.

Stop-over in York en route to the famous Wave Rock in Hyden or further to the coastal cities of Albany and Esperance. Admire wonderful, locally handcrafted furniture from native West Australian timbers or trace our local history at the Residency Museum.

Ensuite Rooms and Cottage Accommodation

When it comes to accommodation, you have a choice of SOPHIE'S RETREAT which has 2 queen size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with step-in showers, a separate sitting-room and a fully equipped kitchen, all perfectly suited to two couples or a small family.

The MORRIS and EMILY are two additional ensuites with a king and a queen bed respectively and lovely deep baths to soak in at the end of a busy day These guest rooms are constructed from rammed earth on the site of the original stable block on the property.

The STABLES is a studio room converted from a former stable and lined throughout in Tasmanian Oak. It boasts a 2 person spa bath, a queen bed, a sitting area and a small fully equipped kitchenette, providing ideal surroundings for that romantic escape. This unit also has outdoor seating and a gas barbecue in a fenced courtyard.

Delightful self-catering COTTAGE accommodation - ideal for couples, families or small groups in BEVERLEY and PEPPERCORN both 3 bedrooms/1 bathroom and JULIAN'S 4 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms, provide comfort and luxury in well furnished and fully equipped interiors. Enclosed verandas with outdoor seating and barbecue facilities afford spectacular views over farmland and the surrounding hills. Julian's Cottage has full disabled facilities and is on one level with a ramp approach to the front door.

Fabulous wood fires in winter warm all the accommodation with the exception of the Stables which has reverse cycle. Ceiling fans and reverse cycle air conditioning give respite during the hot summer so you are assured of a sound night's sleep in all seasons. As we provide all your linen requirements, you need only bring food and beverage to enjoy in the comfort of your private cottage


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Events allowed Games Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine Wheelchair accessible Wood stove
Hillside Country Retreat is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely cottage Really enjoyed our stay only problem was the mosquitos and flies would of been good to have mozzie coils available and fly spray although there was a sign to say house had been sprayed so no spray allowed but didn't seem like it had.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great place to stay We really enjoyed our stay. We had a very warm welcome and the accommodation was very homely and very piece full. Would stay there again
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy country experience We stayed two nights with our girl Foxy. A very well set up cottage, a lovely warm fire greeted us and cooking facilities most adequate. Even had a sandwich maker which we took advantage of. Easy walking distance to York and coffee at a cafe nearby. Foxy enjoyed some rabbit action, all in all a most pleasant country interlude .Dand P
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to relax Great place to unwind in the countryside. Stayed in the Stables which had a wonderful spa bath and a courtyard. They even let our dog stay.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect setting for a scenic relaxing break! We really enjoyed our stay at Hillside! Friendly owners, beautiful surrounds, cosy cottage with everything you need and to top it all off they are dog friendly! We stayed in the Stables which has a secure fenced garden for our puppy, would 100% recommend a stay at Hillside.
Date published: 2015-05-28
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