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, Two of Manyat Peak cottages were completed in February 2013. Our Pemier cottage Kestrel (Adults Only) was converted and completed at the end of 2023 and includes a gas heated spa.
The cottages are individually named after locally occurring birds, the Boobook Owl Carnaby's Cockatoo and the Ketsrel Hawk. Carnaby and Boobook are approximately 70 metres apart, Kestrel is 100 meters away and all 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. At Present our herd is around 20 of varying ages.
We keep and breed our own chickens. We currently have little Bantam chickens looked after by a few roosters, and Rossie an Australoop, looks after our Isa brown girls.
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. 2020
One of our calves. 2020