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Published February 21st 2014
Step into Storybrook
A world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Beedelup House Cottages in Pemberton offer the ultimate fairy-tale retreat. Nestled within the Karri Valley, these cottages truly are among Pemberton's best kept secrets.
There are five cottages situated along 'Storybrook Lane', all varying in price and suited to fit specific needs. The cobblestone cottages, Hansel and Gretel, are exclusively for two people. The two story, one bedroom cottages, which offer breathtaking views of the Karri valley, are perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
For a cheaper price, the more modernized 'Juliet' Limestone cottage is also exclusively for two people. The Tudor house has an English cottage charm and, being the largest cottage, is well suited for two couples. Finally, for families, the modest Woodcutter Cottages 'Robin Hood' and 'Maid Marian' have room for up to four people. Each fully self contained cottage offer added indulgences, such as an indoor spa and a fireplace to cosy up to in the winter.
Image from Beedelup House Cottages website
However, these humble cottages are not the sole drawcard. The surrounding karri forrest invites you to become immersed in its pure, unadulterated tranquillity, and there are ample opportunities to go bushwalking and to see native wildlife.
The owners really make you feel at home, offering very helpful advice on activities and things to do in Pemberton during your stay. The reception offers an extensive range of board games and DVDs for nights in and visitors are also free to pick fresh nectarines and collect eggs from the resident chickens.
Beedelup House Cottages offer an experience like none other. In such a magical setting, it wouldn't be a far stretch of the imagination to believe that you really would find Hansel, Gretel, the seven Dwarfs or Red Riding Hood wandering around or taking up residence in nearby cottages.