Accredited Tourism Award winner Fern Gulley Retreat is located on one of the state's most picturesque and pristine scenic tourism drives (route 251) following the Blackwood River as it meanders it's way from Balingup to Nannup surrounded by rolling hills, C.A.L.M. and natural forest - yet within easy reach of most coastal and tall karri forests tourist destinations.
Koala Cottage is a two bedroom – two bathroom cottage situated in a secluded spot of Fern Gulley Retreat. It shares its beautiful surrounds with two other one bedroom cottages all overlooking the Blackwood River. Perfect for couples or singles, you can gaze out from the floor to ceiling sliding doors directly into the towering gums and leafy forest canopy, shrouded by mist in the winter or in the summer open the wide doors and listen to the breeze moving in the valley where one can watch and feed the native birds and animals.
Just a short drive (or walk) up the road towards Nannup brings you to Tathra Restaurant where a delicious home made lunch is served. Although they are not open for evening meals they will take orders for dinner and deliver to your door. Menu is available at Reception.
It is situated right at the far end, on the Nannup side, well away from the other cottages and has only recently been constructed and commissioned. With two large bedrooms, one with king bed, one with queen bed and both with its own en-suite, they are situated either side of a very spacious living area for complete privacy.
All rooms have timber flooring with scatter rugs, the kitchen is modern with stainless steel appliances fully equipped and including coffee plunger, crock pot and sandwich toaster. The small laundry is equipped with washingmachine, spin dryer and sink together with a pull-out clothes line for small items. Together with the two beautiful large en-suite bathrooms this cottage offers great comfort and luxury.
The Deck overlooking the Blackwood River extends the full length of both bedrooms and living area, with hot tub, a barbeque and drinks fridge to add to your enjoyment. This cottage can, if necessary accommodate 5/6 people with a double futon situated in the living area.
Superbly equipped with gas fire, air-conditioning in both bedrooms and living area, large plasma television with DVD/CD player with an extensive range of DVD’s from which to choose at no cost.