There really is something for everyone
There are so many wonderful things for you to enjoy during your stay at Clover Cottage. Here’s just a few that you canexperience:
Activities on location
- Fishing - Rainbow and Brown Trout, Redfin Perch and Freshwater Cobbler.
- Tennis - Superbly appointed grass tennis court that overlooks the lake.
- Canoeing - Explore the magnificent Warren River.
- Farm Animals – Feed the friendly donkeys, goats and sheep.
- Bushwalking – Explore the ancient Jarrah and Karri forest.
- Birdwatching – Clover Cottage is a haven for vast species of birds.
- Visit the Shop – Come a grab a couple of movies, fishing rods, lures and gourmet produce from the shop.
- Explore the South West – Check out the many award winning wineries, restaurants and other attractions that the Southern Forest Region is famous for.
The farm is nestled on the banks of the magnificent Warren River, a pristine waterway that is brimming with trout, perch, and fresh water cobbler. Operated by Paul Thomsett, who has over 25 years experience in farming and breeding trout, the retreat has become a premier freshwater angling destination.
Try your luck on our regularly stocked lakes or in the river. Many a good sized trout has been caught using lures or wet and dry fly. Flick rods are available for you to borrow and lures can be purchased in the shop. FishingWa also offer a few tips for fishing Redfin Perch at Clover Cottage.
We can organise a fishing guide for fly fishing lessons or riverguiding. Equipment can be supplied. Contact us to arrange.
Check out a recent article on fly fishing at our new Trophy Lake from Scott Coghlan of the Western Angler: “Cottage will provide perfect fly-fishing experience”
A beautifully maintained grass tennis court is available for guests to use. Drop a line in the lake that surrounds the court and have a hit while you wait for the next bite.
For the enthusiastic player, you can also book the court for night games.
The canoes are located down on the river ready for you to use. You can take a leisurely paddle down stream and admire the flora and fauna that abounds along the riverbanks.
Why not take a rod and try your luck catching a redfin or the rainbow trout.
The friendly farm animals are always popular withour visitors. Meet Edith and Plonky, the donkeys, Vernon and Walter the goats and observe our Wiltshire sheep which graze and shed their wool at their leisure! Our Sussex hens usually have an egg or two laid forour guests.
Visit our photo gallery to view these delightful creatures!
Clover Cottage is nestled in a jarrah forest setting where a large area is still in it’s natural state with plenty of flora and fauna to admire.
The wild flowers in spring are a sight to behold with dramatic displays of wildflowers to colour the landscape. Be ready to see kangaroos and birdlife as you take a stroll along the old logging roads and river side walks.
Just sit back on your verandah with a glass of wine and enjoy the view and the birds! As one guest quoted “ ..special moments.. being serenade by the birds…just there in front of you!” A pair of binoculars are handy to spot the tiny little wrens flitting in and out of the gardens! A bird feeder is on your verandah to also entice them closer!
Commonly spotted are the fairy wrens, Blue wrens, magpies, Fire tail finchs, and the Golden whistler.
Visit the Shop
Wander down to the office for all the extra comforts. We supply gumboots for wet weather, a smoker for the gourmet fisherman to use, videos and DVD movies to borrow and of course, friendly advice on where to go and what to do during your stay. A guest laundry is also available near the office with a washing machine and drier.
Explore the South West
Whilst in the area, you can explore the award winning wineries and restaurants and sample the gourmet produce that the Southern Forest Region is famous for. Or venture down to the coast, to the spectacular cliff-tops of Point D’Entrecasteauxand try your luck at Salmon Beach. Be sure to check out our attractions page and download our suggested itineraries.
Hear from our guests
Clover Cottage turned out to be a gem. The quiet and beautiful surroundings provided an atmosphere of rural peace that refreshed the soul. The occupants of cottages 1 and 2, Johan, Laurien, Chris, Jeanne, Christof, Jacques, Janet and Chris will take back happy memories.
Albany, Perth and Hamilton (NZ)