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July School Holidays

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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!!

Edith and Plonkey, the donkeys

Edith and Plonkey, the donkeys

A Barn with Style

Monday, May 27th, 2013

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.

Walnut Picking Time

Saturday, May 11th, 2013


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.


Truffle Hunting Time

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

“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.

Gourmet Delights

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Manjimup Farmers Markets

Apples are juiced using a hand pressThe 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.

Heritage Park Playground Progress

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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.

Manjimup Welcomes the Munda Biddi Cyclists

Wednesday, April 17th, 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.

The Munda Biddi Epic 1000

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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.

Extra Dinner Date at Truffle Kerfuffle

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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!

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Truffle Kerfuffle 2013

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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!!

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What a beautiful place- the peace, the silence, the 2 dear donkeys, warm fire at night, the smell of fresh bread to welcome us when we arrived, the bird life, balm to the soul.  A wonderful spot for two weary grandparents, to recharge their batteries.

Harry and Libby, Duncraig, Perth