Glauder's Cottage, just 10 minutes from Pemberton, is the original settlers cottage built by the Glauder Family in the early 1900's. The farm is unique in the Pemberton district as it is totally surrounded on all sides by Karri forest with two trout filled rivers running through it.
Losing none of it's colonial charm, the cottage now boasts accommodation for 8 with three large bedrooms (consisting of two double bedrooms and a bunk room which sleeps four), two bathrooms, a large living room and a spacious farmhouse kitchen and dining area. As a concession to the times, the house is now fully equipped with all the modern conveniences one would expect.
During recent extensions & refurbishment, a protected Alfresco kitchen/dining area was added together with a north facing sun room/ conservatory. The views are spectacular. If you find you have trouble relaxing there is a private deck with a spa.
The kitchen is fully equipped - just bring your food (or catch it). Firewood, linen and towels are supplied. Cleaning is included in the price. Don't forget your fishing tackle, favourite CDs and a good book.
Indoor games are also provided for enjoyable evenings around the fire listening to your favourite music.
Do as much - or as little - as you want
With the cottage set in such majestic surroundings you can take your time and do as much or as little as you want. The choice is yours.
Walk the Grounds:
Why not take a ramble through the grounds and the surrounding Karri forest. Beyond the beautiful cottage garden are the short and slightly longer walks to be had, including the Bibluman track which passes nearby.
Relax in the Spa:
Take away the strains of the big city by relaxing in the outdoor spa watching the sun set into the Karri trees surrounding the property, while the kangaroos come out to play for the evening.
Pemberton Scenic Railway:
Passing through the property is the Pemberton Scenic Railway. The two hour journey takes passengers through the towering forrest at the heart of the surrounding National Park. The native flora and fauna paint a colourful backdrop for a relaxing afternoon with a short lesson in local history thrown in.
Lefroy Brook and Warren River:
Discover the art of trout fishing! Good catches can be had just outside the front door in the Lefroy Brook and Warren River. Marron are also to be found and make for a scrumptious lunch (only to be taken in season, of course!).
Around and about:
Pemberton's local attractions are plentiful and right at your doorstep. Glauder's Cottage is just 10 minutes from the Pemberton town centre, which includes an array of local shops such as an IGA (supermarket), post office, bottle shop, a general store, a petrol station, and a town bakery.
Wineries, Restaurants, and Cafes:
- Foragers Restaurant
- Lavendar & Berry Farm
- Gloucester Motel & Restaurant
- Jarrah Jacks Brewery
- Hidden River Winery & Cafe Restaurant
- Millhouse Cafe
- Lost Lake Wines
- Silwood Wines
- Cascades Waterfall a short distance upstream along the Lefroy Brook
- Trout fishing on site in the Lefroy Brook
- Climb Gloucester, Bicentennial or Diamond lookout trees
- Go mountain biking in Pemberton Mountain Bike Park
- Walk the Bibbulmun Track or ride the Munda Biddi Trail
- Have a swim and a picnic at Big Brook Dam
- Go on a half day Donnelly River Cruise
- Visit Yeagarup sand dunes
Cottage features in detail include:
- Accommodation for 8 guests (two queen size beds & one bunk room sleeping four guests)
- Two bathrooms and an additional funky outdoor bathroom
- Spacious fully equipped farmhouse style kitchen with all mod-cons
- Indoor farmhouse dining for 8 people
- Large and cosy lounge with log fire and flat screen TV, DVD and CD player
- Fully equipped laundry
- Covered alfresco kitchen and dining for 8 with electric blinds to keep out unwanted guests
- Cosy sun room/conservatory, with comfortable leather lounges, log fire and large flat screen TV. Bluetooth connectivity available to sound bar to play your favourite music. This room has partial glass roof and bi-fold doors opening out onto north facing deck area
- Decking area with spa, in garden setting, next to a beautiful water feature with outdoor hot and cold shower and funky outdoor bathroom nearby
- All linen and towels
- Plenty of fire wood for two log fires
- All soaps, detergents, glad wrap, tissues, tea, coffee, etc
- All beds have electric blankets
- Main kitchen / living area are air-conditioned
- Hair dryer provided
- Complimentary bottle of champagne & chocolates
This cottage comfortably accommodates 8 people.
Rates quoted are based on a 2 person stay, you will need to allow additional person charges when calculating your rate for more guests than 2.
The Glauder's Block is older than Pemberton!
The Glauder's block was part of the very first settlement ('Big Brook' as it was known) in the district even before Manjimup & Pemberton townsites.
The settlement was nestled on the banks of the Lefroy Brook at the end of the driveway on Glauders Road and next to Glauders Bridge. There were many buildings, large sheds and a school house of which only the foundations and three old walnut trees remain.
The ruins of a Blacksmith's shed still remain on the property at the end of the driveway and is the only visible evidence on the 'Big Brook' settlement. When the saw mill was built further upstream the settlement moved to that location, now know as Pemberton.
Joe Glauder's family, after whom the road was named, were among the first settlers around 1908. They chose the site at the junction of two rivers (Lefroy Brook & Warren River) where there was abundant, beautiful, fresh water and rich Karri loan soil.
Among others, the very prominent W.A. Michelides family settled on the opposite bank of the Lefroy, upstream towards the Cascade Waterfall. They had a large tobacco plantation and grew their very lucrative crop for the booming world market. They built a number of drying sheds and a small house, the ruins of which still remain today. Later a railway line was built to carry logs to the mill and the remains of a siding across the bridge still remain, as does the large timber bridge over the Warren River which now carries the very popular tourist tram operating out of Pemberton. Its horn can be heard twice a day as it makes its way along the old track.
The local prominent Drake family bought the property from Joe Glauder and continued farming the property for many years. They built a water wheel to provide water for the farm and part of the floodway can be seen today.
When the Hewitt family bought the property in 1997 the house was derelict, white ant ridden and rotting away. The locals thought the new-comers were crazy when they set about rebuilding the house. They added extra bedrooms and two bathrooms which were in keeping with the architectural style. A new farmhouse kitchen was added with all mod-cons such as a dishwasher, electric oven & hot plates. In addition, air-conditioning and an entertainment system were added to the lounge. (The rebuilding process can be viewed in a photo album left our for quests.)
In late 2015 an extension was carried out to include a large covered alfresco kitchen and dining area with electric blinds to keep out unwanted dinner guests. A north facing, cosy sun room/conservatory was also added with partial glass roof and bi-fold doors opening out onto a new deck which itself flows out onto protected north facing lawn area in a magnificent landscaped garden setting. Comfortable leather lounges, a log fire and a large Smart Flat TV with soundbar and Bluetooth connectivity were added to this lovely room.