Situated approximately 65 km (~50 mins drive) north east of Perth CBD, Yira Katta is a 60-acre property, formerly part of the historic farm “Melrose”, and situated high above Lower Chittering. The setting is magnificent, with superb 360 degree views of the scenic, undulating countryside. The homestead is modern and comfortable, with a huge lounge, games and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms and study (doubling as an extra sleeping area with futon sofa bunk bed and trundle bed). The property sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children (8 max).
Minimum stay at Yira Katta is 2 nights.
Evaporative air conditioning and shady verandahs keep the homestead cool in summer and the heated outdoor spa, located in the gazebo in the beautiful gardens, can be used year-round. A wood burning stove provides ample heating in the cooler months. The property includes TV/DVD/stereo, a pool/snooker table with all accessories, Playstation with 2 controllers and games, selection of books, magazines, board games and jigsaw puzzles.
The property is close to 5 vineyards - Stringybark has a lovely restaurant while the others provide wine and olive tastings from the cellar doors. Wildflowers are magnificent in spring and there are plenty of walk trails in the valley to allow exploration of the Brockman River and surrounding countryside.
Yira Katta comprises the homestead and outbuildings, open paddocks used for sheep grazing and a substantial forested area towards the main entrance. The Brockman River runs along the property boundary and the perennial Marbling Brook runs through the bottom paddock.
What is supplied?
The property is very well set-up for relaxing breaks away from the stress of city life and contains everything required for an enjoyable holiday. It is equally suitable for couples looking forward to a romantic weekend and for families looking for a refreshing outdoor holiday, away from their usual environment. Sleeping up to 8 people (4 adults & 4 kids), Yira Katta is also suitable for a getaway with friends.
What is supplied?
Doonas, doona covers, pillows, pillow cases plus sheets for all beds.
Towels and tea towels (but not spa towels which you should bring).
Bin liners, washing up liquid, cleaning equipment, spa chemicals etc.
Outdoor tables / chairs. Main setting seats 8 at octagonal table.
All cooking and kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, glassware etc.
Oven, hotplate, two fridges, dishwasher, microwave oven.
Hooded Barbecue (6-burner) with side wok burner.
Laundry with washing machine, dryer and clothes drying line.
Large TV and Video/DVD player.
Quality stereo/radio/CD player with indoor and outdoor speakers.
Some wood in the garage / shed.
Tennis Courts and playground are a few hundred metres away.
What is there to do and see in the area?
Chittering Valley is a beautiful area with many picturesque attractions. Within a short drive you can access Bullsbrook, Bindoon and numerous national parks and attractions. Toodyay and New Norcia are a little further but within easy reach:
Chittering Valley Wine Trail (see below).
Local Arts & Crafts (eg Bindoon Arts & Crafts, Canterbury Crafts).
Chittering Museum and Chittering Valley Sculpture Trail.
Various cafes and restaurants.
Top-rated golf at The Vines (30 km) and Joondalup Resort (35 km).
National Parks at Yanchep, Walyunga and Swan Valley.
Picnic grounds at Julimar Lookout and Blackboy Ridge.
Numerous walking and cycling trails.
The Maze - timber, hedge and pine mazes and wildlife park.
Swan Valley wineries and chocolate factory.
Magnificent wildflowers (in springtime).
Gravity Discovery Centre and Golden Grove observatory.
Approx 45 mins to New Norcia monastery and bakery.
Approx 1 hour to Lancelin for 4WD and sandboarding in the dunes.
Less than 2 hours drive to The Pinnacles.
Visit the excellent Chittering Tourist Association website for further local tourist attraction information….
The Chittering Valley Wine Trail - there are four excellent wineries within 5 km of Yira Katta (White Dog Farm, Stringybark Restaurant & Winery, Western Range Winery and Kyotmunga Estate). Numerous other wineries are slightly further afield and there is a huge choice in the Swan Valley, approximately 20 km south of the property.