A unique, privileged and secluded experience awaits!
This 3 bedroom architecturally designed home is set on 5 acres of gentle sloping pasture surrounded by paper bark trees and red and blue gums. With views over the valley to the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National park, across 'the' Margaret River, down the river to the famous River Mouth and out to the Indian Ocean, this location is unrivalled. Sunsets, tracking Moon journeys and watching the weather pass your window are among the favourite pastimes of those fortunate enough to stay at this exclusive property.
Only 2 minutes drive from Surfers's Point in Prevelly and an 8 minute drive to Margaret River town, staying at this property will give you that elusive, 'well kept secret' feeling and you will be one of the few who get to experience this side of Margaret River.
This impressive house, the first home to be built in the prestigious Wallcliffe Farms area, is light and airy and is the former residence of a well-known local artist.
For your comfort year round the house has a reverse cycle air-conditioner. There are extra fans and column heaters as well. The house is set up with all of your home comforts including a spacious chef's kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, wireless internet and local phone, LCD television and DVD player.
Pearl River House is comprised of 2 storeys. Enter from the top lawn limestone entrance and walk over the tropical bridge that spans the 'secret garden' of the property with its stream full of fish, lush exotic plants and countless frogs.
The top level is an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with vaulted ceilings that opens onto a huge deck with a balinese-style daybed and hero views of the river, valley, forest and ocean.There is an entertaining sized dining suite inside and a BBQ down below on ground level.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with a huge window that frames a painting-like view.The ensuite bathroom has a wood surround bath tub, toilet and separate shower.
Down the stairs is a landing with floor to ceiling glass doors that open onto the walled garden. The lower storey has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and the cot and a beautiful aspect with french doors opening onto the back garden. The other bedroom is perfect for kids with a double bed and 2 single beds, also with french doors opening onto the garden. There is a bathroom downstairs with separate toilet, and the laundry with a washing machine and ironing facilities.
An outside shower is situated in the secret garden which is perfect for after the beach. Around the outside of the house are numerous picturesque sitting spots so in all conditions there will be a ideal place to sit and enjoy the scenery.
The house is located next to the entirely separate former artist's studio, the River Valley Villa, but maintains it's privacy as both houses are oriented in different directions.
Please note, guests (of either house) do not have access to the courtyard to preserve privacy and space between the two houses.
The surrounds and things to do
For your leisure we have kayaks available for use (for the able-bodied only please!). Wander down the paddock and take out one of our boats down through the Paper Barks to our private river access. launch the boats here and a leisurely 15 minute paddle will take you to the River Mouth past the Wallcliffe caves, where you can swim at the popular beach or watch some world-class surfing. You can also walk the "Cape to Cape 'track and around to Cape Mentelle, or south towards Redgate Beach.
Check the swell from your deck and in minutes be out surfing any of Margaret River's legendary breaks.
Perfect safe family swimming is minutes away at Gnarabup Beach. This protected beach has a boat ramp, lovely snorkelling and the well-known "White Elephant Cafe" for great coffee!
The property is home to many native animals, enjoy your evening watching the kangaroos or even an emu dine in the valley and be serenaded by birds of all descriptions as their song fills the air at twilight. The gentle breeze and sound of the ocean will soothe you into a restful slumber.
**FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN PLEASE NOTE
The house's inner garden has a water feature (stream) and there are flowing 'moats' around the property in winter. There is a large unfenced dam in the paddock, and of course there is the river.The paddock itself is fenced and gated but determined children could climb in. Children need to be closely supervised when outside and the owners accept no responsibility when this fails to happen.
A pathway adjacent to the next door River Valley Villa has a three metre drop to the ground as the gardens are terraced. While there are border gardens, there is no fence or handrail. Again, children need close supervision.
DOG OWNERS PLEASE NOTE
As this property is surrounded by National park we have many visiting animals including kangaroos. Your dog is welcome if he/she is social, well behaved with an even temperament as it is our duty to cause no harm to the existing flora and fauna.Please watch dogs around the stream to avoid them falling in.
Please book your dog in with our property manager before your stay!
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