Manyat is the name of the Peak to the rear of our 125 acre farm in Porongurup and our cottages offer views from this peak down to Gibraltar Rock. A short stroll uphill on the farm provides stunning views of the Stirling Range to the north.
We have not lived in the area long but fell in love with this property when we saw it in November 2019. The house which stands in the middle of our property was built in early 2012, both Manyat Peak cottages were completed in February 2013.
The cottages are individually named after locally occurring birds, the Boobook Owl and Carnaby's Cockatoo. They are approximately 70 metres apart and stand in their own paddock.
Placement between the renowned Maleeya's Thai restaurant and Hillside Bamboo nursery to our east and the awarded Duke's Winery to the west provides a two attractive activities within a short walk.
At present, on the farm we graze our small herd of Dexter cattle. Our ladies currently 15 plus 2 new calves. We always have a number of calves of varying ages.
We keep and breed our own chickens. We currently have black Australops looked after by "Buster" the rooster. Our blue Australops and our Light Sussex are looked after by "Speckle" the rooster, and finally Barney the Barnevalda looks after our Isa browns.
We don't farm intensively and, although not certified, we are as organic as possible. This leaves plenty of pasture to share with the native Kangaroo families which are abundant, particularly in the evenings.
Gary and Maria hope you will enjoy being at Manyat Peak as much as they do!
About Manyat Peak
Bella and her new calve.
One of our calves.