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Riverdale 1898

Entire cottage hosted by Helen
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Perfectly imperfect circa 1900 cottage located on Riverdale Farm next to the Kalgan River.
Riverdale Farm has a small flower growing and designing business.
Fully self contained with a vintage vibe featuring simple modern comforts. Enjoy slow and simple days looking out over open paddocks with a backdrop of marri/jarrah woodland and views to the Kalgan River.
Ideally located for walks along the Luke Pen Walk or within easy reach of world class beaches.
Ideal for couples and friends.

The space
Riverdale is the original name of the property granted to the Powell family in 1898. It was part of a larger property surveyed originally in 1830. Expect simple modern day comfort with some age old imperfections.

Riverdale 1898 is situated on Riverdale Farm which has beef cattle, small pinot vineyard and sustainable flower growing and designing business attached.

Time spent at Riverdale 1898 is about embracing the season and all it has to offer, enjoying the peace and quiet whilst celebrating the natural environment. The Luke Pen Walk begins at the gate of the property (East Bank Rd entry) and meanders along the Kalgan River for a distance of 7.4 km to the Upper Kalgan Bridge. A perfect spot for wildflowers and birds.

Guests will have the cottage and its fenced garden for their use during their stay. Parking outside fence.

We have taken time to gather and curate the elements in the cottage that reflect the art of living simply. It is an ideal location to cultivate creativity.

A selection of books on local and natural history, short stories by local authors and a collection of floral design books and novels are available to read and enjoy in a beautiful light filled north facing sunroom. This features a comforable sofa and chairs on one side with a small table and chairs on the other.

There are 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 guests. One Queen size bed and 2 King single beds.

There is a cosy lounge room complete with comfy sofa and occasional chair with a slow combustion fire for those cooler days and a television and DVD player.

A separate dining area has views of the cottage garden.

The kitchen is equipped with a choice of stove top or plunger coffee. Stove, oven and dishwasher.

Small laundry corner equipped with washer/dryer and just outside the garden is a Hill's Hoist perfect for drying your clothers or beach towels.

Bathroom has a shower and there is a separate toilet.

Please note there is no WIFI.

Guest access
Guests have exclusive use of the cottage Riverdale 1898 and the fenced area surrounding it during their stay. Plenty of space to park outside the timber fence.

Other things to note
Riverdale 1898 is at Riverdale Farm. Riverdale Farm is a beef cattle farm and gates must be left as they are found.
Perfectly imperfect circa 1900 cottage located on Riverdale Farm next to the Kalgan River.
Riverdale Farm has a small flower growing and designing business.
Fully self contained with a vintage vibe featuring simple modern comforts. Enjoy slow and simple days looking out over open paddocks with a backdrop of marri/jarrah woodland and views to the Kalgan River.
Ideally located for walks along the Luke…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
Washing machine
Private entrance
Dryer
Free street parking
Heating
Kitchen
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Kalgan, Western Australia, Australia

The beauty of Riverdale 1898 is that it is located in a peaceful area to the east of Albany (20 min drive to the centre of Albany). We have a well stocked local store at Lower King 10 mins drive suitable for basic provisions. There is Woolworths at Bayonet Head (not generally open on Sunday) a 15 min drive away or alternatively if needing supplies on Sunday try either of the IGA stores in Albany (20 min drive away). Albany Farmer's Market is on Saturday morning in Collie St (20 mins drive away) and is the ideal spot to shop for beautiful produce perfect to be simply prepared and enjoyed at the cottage or in the garden.
The Kalgan River is ideal for kayaking, walking and fishing just a few mins walk from the cottage.
Gull Rock Beach is a perfect safe beach 10 mins drive from the cottage and ideal in summer as it is sheltered from the easterly winds.
There are a number of National Parks located within an easy drive of the property.
The beauty of Riverdale 1898 is that it is located in a peaceful area to the east of Albany (20 min drive to the centre of Albany). We have a well stocked local store at Lower King 10 mins drive suitable for ba…

Hosted by Helen

Joined in July 2019
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I am farmer/florist growing flowers and foliage sustainably here at Riverdale Farm home to 'Riverdale 1898' with my husband Jim. We use this product exclusively for our Floral Design work and workshops that we host seasonally at the farm for anyone who loves flowers. Contact us if you are interested in a workshop with friends whilst staying at Riverdale 1898 (subject to availability). In addition, we have Murray Grey cattle, pinot noir vineyard, bees, orchard and a large country garden that collectively keeps us busy seasonally throughout the year. We are inspired by the natural world and both love to create. We are resourceful and find beauty in well crafted items that have stood the test of time. Cooking for friends and sewing are my other keen interests.
I am farmer/florist growing flowers and foliage sustainably here at Riverdale Farm home to 'Riverdale 1898' with my husband Jim. We use this product exclusively for our Floral Desi…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal