7 Apr 2017

White dog Lane, the perfect Albany Farm stay

Every now and then you find the perfect place on Airbnb and are left with the moral dilemma, do I share this little piece of heaven with the world or keep it as a secret? White dog lane near Albany is something we really wanted to keep as a secret, it's just so perfect. 

I spent far too long looking for accomodation in Albany for our weekend getaway from Perth, I wanted somewhere we could totally relax and escape the hustle and bustle of city life, but equally wanted a bit of comfort and luxury. We found White dog Lane on AirBnb, at $200 per night for the whole cottage it worked out the same price as staying in a nice hotel but with so many added extras.






We set off from Perth mid-afternoon, just under 4.5 hours later we were driving down the gravel track to the cottage. White dog Lane is an original 1900s cottage which has been lovingly restored and modernised, by the owners Susanne and Brian. It has three large bedrooms, and comfortably sleeps 6- there's the option for extra beds to be made up though for a large family.





The building is such a beautiful example of old Australian farm houses, the Verandah looks out over the paddocks (below) and is the perfect place to sit and sip your morning cup of tea or your evening glass of wine.




The property is on the farm that Brian and Susanne own, they're more than happy for guests to wander around and make friends with the animals or get stuck in and help them out (trust me, nothing makes you feel further away from city life than morning walks up to see the goats!).





Susanne leaves afternoon tea out for all her guests, we had beautiful home made scones with jam and cream and chocolate fudge cake- the perfect little sugar hit after the drive!



The kitchen is equipped with everything you need, if you don't feel like cooking though the local pub (2 minutes down the road) is known for it's amazing steak. 



A secret cupboard filled with board games and toys for children! 




Two double bedrooms, both styled to perfection- a little trip back in time!




The master bedroom is tucked away off of the lounge, it has a super comfy bed and gorgeous ensuite with views from the bath out across the paddocks. It's modern, with the perfect touch of luxury! 

If you want to explore a little, the beach is a 6 minute drive, Cosy Corner is around 12 minutes and the amazing albany attractions like the Gap and blowholes are around 25 minutes away. Albany town centre is just 20 minutes and Denmark is just under 30, including Greens Pool and Elephant rocks, the property is literally perfectly placed for exploring around the local area. 

I honestly can't think of enough nice things to say about our stay at White Dog Lane, it was absolutely perfect and I can't wait to go back with friends and family. If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Albany I would highly recommend booking a stay at this gorgeous cottage. 


xo








15 Mar 2017

week nine

Little beach Albany

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.

This week our long awaited annual leave finally came around, we'd originally booked a week off although due to lots of changes we ended up with a long weekend. Our original trip to Esperance had to be re-planned as spending 8+ hours in the car each way with only 4 days off didn't appeal to either of us. Instead we booked a farm stay near Albany, we had no phone reception and no wi-fi, but instead had a suitcase filled with cameras and boardgames and a fridge filled with yummy, local food and drink. Unfortunately we only had one full day of good weather, but luckily on that one day we'd already planned to head to Little beach in Two Peoples Bay (about 20 minutes from Albany) which is where this photo was taken. Despite the bad weather- and loosing our Go Pro to water damage at the end of the trip, we really enjoyed ourselves- I'll be writing up some more blog posts about Albany and our farm stay soon!

What have you been up to this week?xo

12 Mar 2017

week eight

It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop

Life goes on (brownie points if you sung that a la noah and the whale) and so does the never ending bathroom renovation, anyone who plans on renovating top tip- take time off work to do it! If you've missed any of our bathroom design /inspo etc. you can check out all my bathroom posts. I finally found a feature tile I loved and it's now up and all the plumbing is done on that wall (just waiting for the vanity!). Next weekend we are off to Albany to escape for a little while, but until then the boys made sure the bath works so I have a mini escape after a hard day at work! I've also decided to sign up to an 8 week challenge with a local personal trainer duet, so can't wait to see how that goes- hopefully it's the kick start I need to get back to chasing my fitness goals. 


what have you been up to this week? What do you think of our bathroom tiles?
xo

7 Apr 2017

White dog Lane, the perfect Albany Farm stay

Every now and then you find the perfect place on Airbnb and are left with the moral dilemma, do I share this little piece of heaven with the world or keep it as a secret? White dog lane near Albany is something we really wanted to keep as a secret, it's just so perfect. 

I spent far too long looking for accomodation in Albany for our weekend getaway from Perth, I wanted somewhere we could totally relax and escape the hustle and bustle of city life, but equally wanted a bit of comfort and luxury. We found White dog Lane on AirBnb, at $200 per night for the whole cottage it worked out the same price as staying in a nice hotel but with so many added extras.






We set off from Perth mid-afternoon, just under 4.5 hours later we were driving down the gravel track to the cottage. White dog Lane is an original 1900s cottage which has been lovingly restored and modernised, by the owners Susanne and Brian. It has three large bedrooms, and comfortably sleeps 6- there's the option for extra beds to be made up though for a large family.





The building is such a beautiful example of old Australian farm houses, the Verandah looks out over the paddocks (below) and is the perfect place to sit and sip your morning cup of tea or your evening glass of wine.




The property is on the farm that Brian and Susanne own, they're more than happy for guests to wander around and make friends with the animals or get stuck in and help them out (trust me, nothing makes you feel further away from city life than morning walks up to see the goats!).





Susanne leaves afternoon tea out for all her guests, we had beautiful home made scones with jam and cream and chocolate fudge cake- the perfect little sugar hit after the drive!



The kitchen is equipped with everything you need, if you don't feel like cooking though the local pub (2 minutes down the road) is known for it's amazing steak. 



A secret cupboard filled with board games and toys for children! 




Two double bedrooms, both styled to perfection- a little trip back in time!




The master bedroom is tucked away off of the lounge, it has a super comfy bed and gorgeous ensuite with views from the bath out across the paddocks. It's modern, with the perfect touch of luxury! 

If you want to explore a little, the beach is a 6 minute drive, Cosy Corner is around 12 minutes and the amazing albany attractions like the Gap and blowholes are around 25 minutes away. Albany town centre is just 20 minutes and Denmark is just under 30, including Greens Pool and Elephant rocks, the property is literally perfectly placed for exploring around the local area. 

I honestly can't think of enough nice things to say about our stay at White Dog Lane, it was absolutely perfect and I can't wait to go back with friends and family. If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Albany I would highly recommend booking a stay at this gorgeous cottage. 


xo








15 Mar 2017

week nine

Little beach Albany

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.

This week our long awaited annual leave finally came around, we'd originally booked a week off although due to lots of changes we ended up with a long weekend. Our original trip to Esperance had to be re-planned as spending 8+ hours in the car each way with only 4 days off didn't appeal to either of us. Instead we booked a farm stay near Albany, we had no phone reception and no wi-fi, but instead had a suitcase filled with cameras and boardgames and a fridge filled with yummy, local food and drink. Unfortunately we only had one full day of good weather, but luckily on that one day we'd already planned to head to Little beach in Two Peoples Bay (about 20 minutes from Albany) which is where this photo was taken. Despite the bad weather- and loosing our Go Pro to water damage at the end of the trip, we really enjoyed ourselves- I'll be writing up some more blog posts about Albany and our farm stay soon!

What have you been up to this week?xo

12 Mar 2017

week eight

It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop

Life goes on (brownie points if you sung that a la noah and the whale) and so does the never ending bathroom renovation, anyone who plans on renovating top tip- take time off work to do it! If you've missed any of our bathroom design /inspo etc. you can check out all my bathroom posts. I finally found a feature tile I loved and it's now up and all the plumbing is done on that wall (just waiting for the vanity!). Next weekend we are off to Albany to escape for a little while, but until then the boys made sure the bath works so I have a mini escape after a hard day at work! I've also decided to sign up to an 8 week challenge with a local personal trainer duet, so can't wait to see how that goes- hopefully it's the kick start I need to get back to chasing my fitness goals. 


what have you been up to this week? What do you think of our bathroom tiles?
xo

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