The 26 epic 1000 Munda Biddi cyclists arrived into Manjimup this week looking fit and still enthusiastic. Comments about the track from Pemberton to Manjimup were positive even if it was an epic 95 km ride. Inspite of the long day, everyone was keen to enjoy a meal together with a few locals! With tastings of wine from The Truffle Company, good local food and taking in the beautiful historic Fonty’s Pool setting, the aches and pains were easier to handle.
News & Events
Sunday 7th April the Munda Biddi Epic 100 launchs off from Albany. Looks like the 26 riders will be passing Clover Cottage around 15th/16th April. Visit Munda Biddi website to follow the riders progress. The final link in the chain between Manjimup to Denmark completes the construction of an amazing 1000km cycle trail from Albany to Mundaring and passes through many towns in the southwest and shows cyclists tastes of varying landscapes.
As the Saturday Night gala dinner quickly booked out there are plans for an extra gala dinner to be planned for Friday night! Visit the Truffle Kerfuffle website and register your interest before it books out!
More than 70 per cent of the black truffles produced in Australia come from the Southern Forests region of Western Australia. It’s no surprise then, that one of the country’s most prestigious truffle events is held at Manjimup every year in June.
In its third year, Truffle Kerfuffle will continue to draw thousands of visitors to the region on 22 June 2013. The event includes a one-day festival highlighting regional food and wine, followed by an evening ‘Food Bowl’ gala dinner. Visit the Trufflekerfuffle website for more information.
It’s a weekend not to be missed!!
Feel inspired to try out some amazing recipes with fresh local produce from the Southern Forest area? It may be time for you to take a look at what well known chef Sophie Zalokar has planned for this year. Sophie from Foragers Cooking School in Pemberton offers cooking classes and seasonal dinners from their beautiful field kitchen. Check out the events calendar and plan a foodie weekend down in the forest
With the change of the season comes the change in food being picked, collected and consumed down in the country. Manjimup producers in this wonderful food bowl of Australia are currently picking their famous Pink Lady apples, Galas. Newton orchards are also picking their new trademarked varieties including Jazz, Greenstar and Kanzi.
Try and buy at the twice monthly Manjimup Farmers Markets on a Saturday Morning . It’s also Chestnut Time at the Fontanini farm on Seven Day Road, Manjimup. The Fontanini Family is a well known and well established name in the district with fifth generation now growing up on the farm. Although the farm is famous for its chestnuts, it also grow a variety of fruit.
From March through to May since 1989 tourist are welcomed to visit the well known farm to join in the fun of picking and cooking chestnuts. Fontanini Fruit and Nut Farm will be open from 8am to 5pm 7 days a week, including public holidays, until June 3rd.
Looks like it will be a perfect Easter weatherwise, down south this year. There’s always plenty to see and do. Take time to visit the beautiful National Parks or visit the rugged coastline in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park. The striking coastline of the Southern Forests stretches across 140 kilometres, where beautiful karri forests sit atop rocky cliffs, and beautiful white sandy beaches are pounded by the wild Southern Ocean. Visit the variety of wineries and walktrails
Or just relax and the theatre of the bush and the quiet. If you were unable to make your Easter break a country break, Clover Cottage still has a few vacancies available over the school holidays.
During the family five day stay in July 2012, each animal was spoilt with cuddles, treats and lots of attention.
Thank you Cockerill Family from Plonky and Edith the donkeys, Vernon the goat,
the girls from the chook pen and Floyd the retriever! Come again soon!!!!
The bridge is nearly completed, which means a beautiful section of the Warren River and Munda Biddi cycle path will be in easy access to our guests at Clover Cottage!!
The inaugral cycle ride from Albany to Mundaring will be happening 7th April.
Visit Munda Biddi website for more information.
Already people are planning the return to the third Truffle Kerfuffle event at beautiful historic Fonty Pool in Manjimup!
TK13 is being held on 22nd June and will include wineries, food stalls, master classes, cooking demonstrations, free kids food classes, food discussion/truffle seminars. Also Truffle Dog competitions, Truffle orchard tours/hunts, local produce by way of the local farmers markets and a heap more. The night will be finished off with a 5 Course Gala Dinner prepared by some of the state’s finest Chefs – Hadleigh Troy, Russell Blaikie and Shane Watson.
Keep up to date with the up and coming events through the Truffle Kerfuffle website. At present Clover Cottage have three cottage still available.
Hear from our guests
New Years Eve 2011
This beautiful place of peace and tranquility restores my soul. We will return!
Neil Callie (South Africa) via Perth