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Swallows Cottage, Margaret River

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Swallows Cottage is a lovely renovated original Settlers Cottage that is well located on a working farm less than 3km (10 minutes) from Margaret River in a peaceful rural setting away from the holiday crowds.

The cottage has 4 bedrooms (sleeps 9), lounge room, separate kitchen dining, 2 outdoor dining and living spaces, bathroom and separate toilet and laundry.

Bedroom 1: Queen bed (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 2: Queen bed (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 3: 2 x Bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Bedroom 4: Single Bed (sleeps 1)

There is a travel cot available.

NOTE: The price does NOT include bed linen. Pillows, blankets, quilts and hot water bottles are provided. Guests need to bring their own sheets or sleeping bags, pillowcases and towels.

Fresh white bed linen and towels can be hired at $20 per person for the stay.

The cottage overlooks paddocks with dairy cattle, sheep, wild kangaroos and emus. There is fantastic bird watching - 45 species of birds have been identified including blue wrens and robins. Sorry but we do not accept dogs.

It is a peaceful retreat while still close to Margaret River and Witchcliffe and located on the same property as Swallows Welcome Art Studio. It is just a 500m walk from the cottage to visit Patricia Negus' working Art Studio/Gallery or just wander around the lovely cottage gardens and have a look inside the unique mud brick Chapel of the Flowers to view Patricia's paintings of the wildflowers of the south-west.


Renovated and quaint kitchen and dining room. Kitchen is well equipped and has a fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven and cook top, electric fry pan, kettle, toaster and rice cooker.

Lounge room with TV/DVD/VCR with an extensive cd and video library and a cosy slow combustion wood fire. Firewood, fire lighters, matches and a fire guard are provided.

Bathroom with original cast iron bathtub, shower, hairdryer. Separate toilet.

A lovely front verandah overlooking a native garden with a nice view across the cow paddock with 2 rocking chairs and an outdoor setting. There is another entertaining area with a BBQ and hammock at the back of the house.

Child friendly: toy basket, books, videos and games for children of all ages.

The laundry has a washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron.

Two portable fans and an electric oil heater are available.

Swallows Cottage is 8kms/10 mins from Margaret River and 5km/7 mins from Witchcliffe which has a road house/post office, liquor store and cafe.


Swallows Welcome Art Studio and Chapel 500m

Yahava Coffee 5 mins

Watershed Wines 5 mins

'Amazin' Maze and Cafe 5 mins

Leeuwin Estate 12 mins

Voyager Estate 12 mins

Redgate Beach 15 mins

Berry Farm 15 mins

Swallows Cottage is a quiet country retreat, not a party house so sorry, no leavers or large groups of unsupervised young people.


Payment is preferably by online payment to Stayz but other options are available on request.

A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure the accommodation

The balance is due 2 weeks prior to your arrival.


The deposit is non refundable.

The balance will be fully refunded if you cancel more than 2 weeks out from your arrival date. If you cancel less than 2 weeks from your arrival date then the balance will only be refunded if the cottage is rebooked by another guest.

Date changes are permitted at no extra cost provided that 4 weeks notice is given.

More Details

Sally Keady
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Sally Keady

The property was purchased by my parents, Tim and Patricia Negus in 1995. Over the following 10 years they planted a vineyard and built a unique mudbrick house, winery and chapel using the earth and timber from the property. Some of the paddocks are leased for grazing by dairy cattle. The winery has since closed but my mother's art studio is open to the public. My husband and I started restoring the original group settlement farm house in 1999 and we have enjoyed many family holidays there since then. In 2012 we decided that it would be nice to share the cottage with other people and to derive some income from renting it out to help with the maintenance and upgrades.

Sally Keady purchased this farmhouse in 1995


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Witchcliffe, Australia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , One queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , One queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 4 single bed , Two bunk beds (sleeps 4)
    Bedroom 4 - 4 large double bed , 1 single bed , One single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Swallows Cottage, Margaret River
average rating of 4.53125 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a fab place to stay. Really peaceful (apart from the dogs who barked from 5am one morning). Nice to be away from. The tussle and bustle of town. And the house had so much character, it felt like I'd gone back in time 100 yrs! But everything was in be at condition and clean and tidy. Overall a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful country hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage. It is set in farmland with a fantastic view. The cottage was very homely and everything we needed was there. The kids enjoyed the whole experience and we had a very relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Fantastic country retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights at Swallows Cottage on a family get away. The children were very excited when we pulled into the farm. The Cottage is adorable. It was clean and comfortable with a lovely fire and plenty of extra blankets for the cold nights. Everything we needed was provided and we were only a short drive from town. I would highly recommend this quaint little escape.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Noble Park, Victoria, Australia

Great Find

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect country cottage. Was clean, neat, comfortable and had everything you could need. Great base to explore Margaret River. Couldn't be happier. Very quaint. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasantly Surprised

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful two night stay here. The fire place was a delight. Very clean, good beds and shower with a symphony of birds as an alarm clock.

The only down side for us was - it was too far out to walk into town for dinner or drinks. If that is not an issue, it's the perfect little hide away

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

lovely old cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable with plenty of room for us all. The boys had a wonderful time and the dogs and cows were a great success. Beautiful and peaceful, it was lovely to spend time there together.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Margaret River

Swallows Cottage is located 10 minutes from Margaret River and 7 minutes from Witchcliffe. It is convenient to town and local attractions but located on a quiet farm called Swallows Welcome, home to the Art Studio/Gallery of Patricia Negus which has beautiful cottage gardens and a unique mudbrick chapel open to the public 11am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday . The cottage is a historic farm house, built as part of the group settlement scheme in 1926. It has been lovingly restored and furnished to reflect its history but with all the modern comforts. There is a slow combustion wood fire in the cosy living room, perfect for a winter holiday.

Nearby attractions are Watershed, Leeuwin and Voyager wineries, Amazin' Maze, the Berry Farm, Yahava Coffee and the historic little town of Witchcliffe. Witchcliffe has a roadhouse/post office that sells basic groceries, a liquor store, Yardbyrd Café, Witchy Pies and Cookies Galore, The Flying Wardrobe (antiques and bricabrac) and two shops selling handicrafts made by local artisans. It is a 15 minute drive to Redgate beach, 30 minutes to Augusta and Boranup Forest. There are lots of walking, fishing, bird watching and hiking opportunities in the area.

The farm has a small vineyard, a dairy herd, sheep, farm dogs, wild kangaroos and emus. There is an incredible variety of birds including splendid wrens, golden whistlers, robins and parrots. If the bird baths have water in them then they will have birds in them! There are lots of places to relax outside including a picnic table under the trees, a bbq and outdoor setting on the back verandah, rocking chairs and an outdoor setting on the front verandah.


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