Willowood Barn KitchenWillowood Barn
Willowood Barn
Hosted by Rupert
Rupert is the host.
10 guests
4 bedrooms
12 beds
3 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
12 beds
3 baths
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This is a unique holiday house. We have converted a large Fremantle boatshed into a huge and fun holiday home for 2 to 3 families with kids (10-12 people depending on ages of kids), or 8 adults. Highlights include an indoor ping pong table and a vast deck and treehouse.

The space

This is a unique property, a converted railway shed with characterful features. The central area is open-plan with a concrete floor, and is 25 metres long by 12 metres wide. At one end is a large kitchen with a double oven, two dishwashers, and a two fridges. This opens onto a very large deck with an awning and large dining table. At the other end of the central area is a large kids play area - large enough to have a rudimentary indoor badminton court. Off the central area are a TV snug, a master bedroom, a 6-bed kids bunk room (sleeps 2 single adults) and a bathroom. A third bathroom is outside in a separate block. There is a self-contained double bedroom with an outdoor shower and loo on its own deck. There is a mezzanine level on one side of the main room, with a crawl-in bed space (with low ceiling and ladder access - not suitable for the less able-bodied or smaller children). Outside there is woodland and open grassland. There is a large treehouse next to the deck (beware of sharp corners with small kids). The barn is perfect for 2 to 3 families with kids. In winter, the uninsulated main barn space may feel cold in the more open parts, but the bedrooms and TV room are made very cosy with small heaters.
In all the barn is quite "rough and ready", being for the most part still an old railway shed, but great fun.

Guest access

Guests can access the area around the Barn and up into the woodland to the left of the Barn. Access areas will be explained at check-in.

Interaction with guests

Kate & Micah who live on the same property will be available to welcome you to the Barn. They are both passionate about the area and can share information about local features, attractions and produce so that you can get the most out of your stay.

Other things to note

There is adjacent farmland - please do not climb over the fences. Please keep to the land attached to the barn and not wander over to the next door properties. Guests must be aware of fire dangers at all times. Beware of the pot bellied stove - make sure it is guarded when it is burning. There are residents on the property, so noise must be kept to a reasonable level, especially in the evenings. There are dams on the property so children must be supervised. These provide pretty views but are off limits to visitors. Be aware that snakes may be in long dry grass in summer, and spiders may be around in old buildings. The barn is kept as clean and pest free as possible for a space such as this. Please watch the bath doesn't overflow, as there is no drain in the bathroom floor.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $40 AUD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $130 AUD
Security Deposit $500 AUD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $260 AUD / night
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House Rules

There is a small resident dog on the property and lots of peacocks and guinea fowl, so dogs are not allowed unless by special prior approval. We expect guests to be quiet in the evening as we have two other houses that are permanently lived-in nearby. No music/noise after 9pm. No smoking due to risk of fire - outside and in.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Kirsty User Profile
December 2016
Books were read Board games were dueled Ping pong was played Beautiful location Relaxing and peaceful Highly recommend for families and groups who need to disconnect.

Melissa User Profile
November 2016
Had an amazing stay at Rupert's property. Would definitely like to return again one day! :)

Carlia User Profile
July 2016
Rupert's barn was a memory making experience for our family!!! While the well equipped barn had all the amenities required and lovely caretakers, we couldn't possibly recommend this as a winter accommodation option, or maybe at all... The barn is not sealed and the only place we didn't freeze was in bed! The rain shower whilst on the toilet and window without glass in the main ceiling (with visiting bat!!!) were a bit much for us, and we don't think we are the softest travellers out there. Unfortunately it got worse when we found knickers in the sheets THAT WEREN'T OURS!!!
Rupert User Profile
Response from Rupert:
Carlia, I'm so sorry about the underwear issue. Mandy our cleaner is hugely apologetic! A miss. On the heating - we lived there for the winter last year - its not a suburban house - but our 4 kids loved it. That said we now live in the UK - and we think 18 degrees is hot! Rupert
July 2016

Vince User Profile
May 2016
Thanks for the great place to say. Its a fantastic character place that is everything the description said it would be. Cool place.

Annette User Profile
April 2016
Kate and Micah, welcomed us on arrival and also left a note with their numbers for any enquiry. Barn was beautiful, loved all the unique interior and quaint nooks and furnishings. If you love the countryside and the animals and insects that come with it then you will love this place, comes with it's own tame magpie which helps with the moths and spiders. Will definitely be back.

Jenni User Profile
March 2016
The shed is a fantastic place to stay with a group of friends. There is heaps of space and quite an interesting destination. It can be a bit noisy though when it rains, and when the little ones are up early. Had a great time though.

Claire User Profile
March 2016
Quirky & fun place to stay

England, United KingdomJoined in July 2015
Rupert User Profile

We are a British/Aussie family, who have lived in Western Australia for the last 3 years. Willowood Barn is our holiday house. Our 4 kids love it - particularly their bedroom, the indoor games and outdoor fun.

Languages: English
Response rate: 82%
Response time: within a day

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