The end of semester one is nearly at an end and it’s down time for families and teachers needing a break!! Have you planned a ‘down south’ holiday? If you are looking for the quiet country retreat style holiday, we have had a few last minute cancellations at Clover Cottage . Check out our booking form and see if any of the dates available suit you. In the meantime, enjoy a relaxed well earned break all kids, parents and teachers!!
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Ever considered staying in a barn with style? Our mudbrick barn with 2 bedrooms upstairs, offers a cosy experience, which is a perfect group gathering venue. At present, there is accommodation for up to 5 people with 2 bedrooms upstairs. Perfect for larger groups to gather, when you are considering a get together in the country for family reunions, birthdays or just being away with lots of friends! A large verandah looks down onto the river valley and forest and has a barbeque and outdoor table setting. There is a large dining table and kitchen, which is ideal for dining together.
It’s walnut time and the annual “pick your own” season is in full swing. From April until June every year the quiet at Fontani Fruit andNut Farm is broken by the nut harvest, when busloads of visitors arrive at the farm gate, keen to get their hands on local produce. Locals and visitors are welcomed in to pick their own chestnuts and walnuts. Fontanini’s 65ha also produces apples, avocados, pears, feijoas, persimmons, macadamias, and hazelnuts.
|“While many have tasted the truffle …these experiences are nothing compared to the moment you dig up your own. After that it’s an affair of the heart.” – Elizabeth Luard
The winter months of June, July and August are an exciting time at The Wine & Truffle Co. It is harvest time!
“Unearthing your first truffle is a sublime experience. The dogs are excited, there’s a distinct scent in the wintery air, you’re hands are dirty and there you are holding one of the most prized possessions in the culinary world, there’s nothing like it.” – Gavin Booth, CEO
The Wine & Truffle Co is one of the few truffières in the world that allow you to participate in the excitement of a truffle hunt, using champion dogs who will guide you to discover and locate the rare and delicious black Perigord truffle.
The Wine and Truffle Co are now taking bookings for truffle hunts on the weekends of June, July and August from just $60. Click here for more information or call the Truffle Company on (08) 9777 2474 to make a booking.
Manjimup Farmers Markets
The sound of apples being juiced, busker’s music ; smells of freshly brewed coffee, bubbling paella, all mingled together with the tastes and culinary skills at what was dubbed as the Taste of the Southern Forest Market!! Recently the market collaborated the fortnightly event with a Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco Tourism. Live music and belly dancing, face painting for the children kept everyone entertained. Everyone loves good food and you will be sure to discover some culinary treasures at the Manjimup Farmers Markets. They are on every first and third week of the month in Manjimup.
The construction of the $1.14 million playground is underway for the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park. This is the lastest installment of the SuperTowns project in the Manjimup shire. The equipment is custom made and consists of a 40m tandem flying fox, a 7m climbing net, water play, cubbies, slides, swings,rides, diggers, spinning disks and scultpures of local animals. It is due to be completed in June 2013.
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.
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!!
Hear from our guests
My stay here at Clover Cottages was one of the best places we have been. Going on the canoe was my favourite. I got to enjoy the view, although me and my Mum kept getting stuck in the bushes. Being here, with my family, made it great. I would recommend this place for all families.