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Published Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Property Announcements
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Deepdale Farm is not your run-of-the-mill holiday home, it’s inspirational.
This rural beauty is nestled deep in Western Australia’s tranquil Avon Valley, close to the town of Toodyay, just over an hour from the Perth CBD.
The homestead has been beautifully renovated retaining many of it’s original 1850s features, but most importantly, has kept the cosy feel of a bygone era.
An architecturally-designed extension blends seamlessly with the colonial style.
It’s the perfect mix of a historic home with all the luxuries of the modern world.
Let’s take you on a tour. Wash away the city stress and slip into the 19th century with a soak in the clawfoot bath. Wrap yourself up in a bathrobe, pad up the hall and take in the rest of this charming home: the ornate pressed-tin ceilings, French chandelier, original jarrah floorboards and traditional fireplace. New additions include a state-of-the-art kitchen and Italian marble in the bathrooms.
This is the perfect location for family gatherings and special milestone celebrations. There’s room to accommodate up to 12 people in the homestead and adjacent guesthouse, plus a barn that’s fully set up for festivities.
Wander onto the wraparound verandah looking out over the rolling green hills of the Avon Valley. There is a heated swimming pool with built-in BBQ area, tennis court and a fully apppointed gym. Oh, and a helipad if you want to fly in! There’s a sprawling 2.5-hectare garden dotted with amazing sculptures, an olive grove, and the famous Avon River winds through the estate. Deepdale even has its own museum, being one of the original farms in the area – and it’s still a working farm.
Deepdale Farm offers a completely unique experience for a quintessential rural getaway in total luxury.
Things to do in Toodyay
This is a lovely laid-back town just one-hour drive from Perth, and it’s a true Australian experience. Pick up fresh pastries from the bakery, wander the boutique shops, and grab a beer at one of the local pub while you’re there.
Here’s what else you can do:
Go hot air ballooning
It’s early in the morning and the sun has just started to peek out over the horizon. Your breath is coming out as steam in the crisp morning air, and you’re getting ready to board a big basket that will sweep you and your companions high up into the sky.
Hot air ballooning is a peaceful experience and provides spectacular views over the patchwork landscape of the Avon Valley. This is one to tick off the bucket list. Check out Windward Balloon Adventures for your adventure. (Only available between April and late November).
Watch the iconic Avon Descent
The annual two-day whitewater race is famous in Western Australia. It’s the state’s longest running event and has welcomed more than 35,000 competitors since 1973. Starting in Northam, the race snakes 124km down the Avon River to Bayswater in Perth, over and through obstacles like Bells Rapids and Emu Falls.
If you want to participate, you don’t have to be a professional – novices and whole families have competed too. In 2019 The Avon Descent will be held on 3 and 4 August. Find out more.
Trace the steps of WA’s most famous bushranger
Joseph Bolitho Johns, better known as ‘Moondyne Joe’, arrived in Australia aboard a convict ship in 1853. His offense, according to the Toodyay Visitor Centre: “… proven guilty of stealing several cheeses, 3 loaves of bread 2 pieces of bacon, part of a shoulder of mutton & a piece of suet.”
His good behaviour on board meant he was granted his freedom upon arrival however he went on to a crime spree across the region and escaped prison several times. Learn more about Moondyne Joe.
Welcome to beautiful Toodyay and the Avon Valley with Private Properties. Browse our portfolio of unique homes throughout Western Australia.
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