Owner is thinking of closing down. Would be a shame if she does. We stayed in a beautifully appointed room. Warmed by a potbelly stove in the lounge where we had some interesting conversation with our host. Continental breakfast was just right.
There is about 5km of fairly corrugated gravel road before you reach the farm.
Do you want a farm stay that not only is a working sheep and grain farm but also a treasure trove of old farm machinery, household appliances and goods,.... then this is what you want. Trevor and Doreen have lovingly kept much of their original family farm equipment and household articles from the beginning of the 1900s and housed them in the original sheds and buildings.
From the moment we arrived our hosts Trevor and Doreen looked after our every need on their fully working farm. Our room was so clean, welcoming and comfortable inside the main house and the open fire in the lounge kept us warm and cosy.
There is much to see and do on the farm, including the homemade metal art and beautiful surrounds with its own mini zoo with pet sheep, kangaroos, euros, goats, alpacas and chickens.
The farm is 12 km easy driving to Kojonup where there are cafes, some shopping and local sights.
Or, as we did, you can just stay on the farm and enjoy all there is to see and do for 2 or 3 days. You won't be disappointed.
We spent 4 nights at this farmstay just outside of Kojonup. We had our own good size bedroom with a separate, private bathroom and toilet. Facilities included large screen TV, microwave and fridge with tea and coffee making supplies. We had our own separate entrance. The public areas were filled artefacts from the past. Very fascinating! Outside there were many metal sculptures to explore. There was an enclosure with some kangaroos, emus, an alpaca and sheep. Trevor and Doreen Bignell were friendly and informative hosts. Would thoroughly recommend this tranquil place to stay for a night or longer.
My family (two adults, 12yo and 8yo) needed to overnight in Kojonup and I'm glad we decided to stay here. After a long drive down from Perth we arrived after dark and, most unexpectedly, in the rain and cold. Doreen, the host, was waiting for us at the window and welcomed us in to a warm family room where she had lit the fire for us. It was lovely. We had most of the downstairs to ourselves and felt so comfortable and welcomed.
The rooms were clean and cheerfully decorated and the beds were most comfortable. Breakfast was ready for us in the morning at the time we requested and consisted of freshly baked bread, jams, cereals, yoghurt and fruit (and of course tea, coffee and juice). It really is one of the nicest little B and B's we have stayed in. I would highly recommend it and I hope I can find a reason to head back to Kojonup so we can stay there again!
I have stayed in a few B&Bs over the years, mainly for work and in most cases I have found the hosts to be a little intrusive and the facilities/breakfast underwhelming. Not in this case. Initially my thoughts were that Kemminup was a bit of a drive from Kojonup, but it was definately worth it. Doreen was lovely, the accommodation was fantastic and nicely separated from our hosts living quarters. Breakfast was very nice, with homemade bread and plunger coffee. Down to the little treats left in the bedrooms, this place was a little gem. Don't miss checking out the animals..!