Welcome to Hope Farm Guesthouse
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Hope Farm offers three large bedrooms, luxury bathrooms, a charming guest lounge with gorgeous open fire. Outside there is a patio area, extensive gardens and vineyard for guests to explore. Say hi to the animals over a glass of champagne.
1 Sacred Kingfisher
Enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep in our Sacred Kingfisher room, named for the handmade stained glass window that is a riot of spectacular colour in the morning sun. This room features a very comfortable queen sized bed with luxury linens and 2022 renovated ensuite bathroom offering a shower and all the amenities you would expect to find at a luxury hotel. Other room amenities include flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities , electric blankets, reverse cycle air-conditioning and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.
3. Rainbow Bee-Eater
Enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep in our Rainbow Bee-eater room, named for the handmade stained glass window that is a riot of spectacular colour in the morning sun. This room features a very comfortable queen sized bed plus a single bed all with luxury linens and sleeping up to three adults. The 2022 renovated ensuite bathroom offers a shower and all the amenities you would expect to find at a luxury hotel. Other room amenities include flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities , electric blankets, reverse cycle air-conditioning and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.
This room opens outside plus has the added bonus of also conveniently opening straight into the guest lounge.
Enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep in our Mistletoebird room, named for the handmade stained glass window that is a riot of spectacular colour in the morning sun. This room features a very comfortable queen sized bed luxury linens and 2022 renovated ensuite bathroom offering a shower and all the amenities you would expect to find at a luxury hotel. Other room amenities include flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities , electric blankets, reverse cycle air-conditioning and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.
Living a fairy-tale country lifestyle, the historic original homestead was built in 1880 for Dr Hope, WA’s first Commissioner for Public Health. He married Helena Aurora Monger and this was their first marriage home, now a romantic guesthouse in York.
Providing a perfect mix of country charm and modern-day luxury, each of the three guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and are independent of the main house in our 1907 wing.
In addition to the guest rooms, Hope Farm York offers a charming guest lounge with large open fire. Outside there is a patio area, extensive gardens and vineyard for guests to explore. We also serve a full farmhouse breakfast each morning using our own eggs and locally sourced produce.
Visit Hope Farm Guesthouse in York for the friendly personal service, the stunning location and peaceful environment. The views of Mount Bakewell and the adjoining land are magnificent.
Mount Brown Lookout
Pioneer Drive, York
Mount Brown, which is 342m above sea level, is within five minutes of the York town site. Mt Brown provides a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of York and its surrounds.
It is also a wonderful setting for a picnic and barbecue. Free gas barbecue, toilet and picnic table area is on the right just before the top of the lookout.
Avon River Walk
A great walk central to York Central Business District the whole family will enjoy.
Commencing at the historic swinging (suspension) bridge, this 1.5 kilometre walk trail meanders along the Avon River and features fantastic views towards Mount Bakewell.
Parking is located on Lowe Street at Avon Park, which is also the start of the walk trail. Toilets, barbecue facilities and playground areas are all within close proximity to the trail's starting point.
York's historic Holy Trinity Church is also located on the other side of the swinging bridge. Built in 1854, the church features stained-glass windows designed by Western Australian artist Robert Juniper and an Albert Pease pipe organ of which there are only four remaining in the world.
York Olive Oil Factory
The York Olive Oil Companyinvites you to visit their factory shop on Ashworth Road, just off the Great Southern Highway. They are located approximately 8kms west of York, and just 90kms east of Perth. Large road signs ensure you don’t miss Ashworth Road.
You will be welcomed by Arnaud, Jenny or Matt who will answer all your questions regarding olives, olive oil and its numerous uses. In addition to their own products, they stock a selection of pickled olives, gourmet foods from France and elsewhere, interesting cookbooks, honeys, olive oil based cosmetics and soaps. Small Stainless Steel tanks, olive wood products and much more…
Inspect their wood fired pizza oven and find out how to build your own and how to use it.
York Sock Factory
The Sock Factory is a wholly owned and operated Western Australian company that produces an extensive range of high quality socks at very competitive prices.
The main feature of their retail outlet located in Stephen Street, York, is their beautiful quality socks, manufactured entirely in Western Australia. In fact, The Sock Factory is now the only remaining manufacturer of socks left in W.A.
The Sock Factory also sell a wide variety of products which are all Australian brands. The focus is on natural - pure wool, cotton, lanolin & olive oil products & leather goods.
York Town Hall
York's historic Town Hall was built in 1911.
It is well worth a visit to view its jarrah floors and balustrading and pressed tin ceilings.
The Visitor Centre is located in the entrance.
Located in the historic Old York Fire Station, Barclay Books sells new, secondhand and rare books. Online sales also available through their website. If it's not in stock they will find it for you.
Penny Farthing Sweet Shop
Unique Old time lolly shop with local and imported sweets from all over the world. Very interesting unique display of York history, photos and handmade souveniers.
Lowe Street, York
The banks of the Avon River offer a perfect picnic spot with free gas BBQs, picnic tables, shady trees and public toilet facilities. Take the kids to the newly established skate park, stroll down to the Swinging Bridge and walk along the Avon Walk Trail.
York’s original swinging bridge was first opened in 1888 after petitioning from residents for a footbridge. In 1896 the bridge was lengthened and moved to its current position and has been rebuilt many times due to damage from flood waters.
York Motor Museum
From the dawn of motoring when cars had three wheels, not four, to the great classic cars of the 1920s and 1930s, to the American cars of the 1950s dripping with chrome and the Aussie race cars from Bathurst of the 1970s, the York Motor Museum is an automobile exhibition for anyone with the tiniest spark of interest in motoring.
Housing the collection of motoring enthusiast, Peter Briggs, a selection of vehicles on loan from the Museum of Western Australia and private vehicles on loan, the Museum is a celebration of the excitement, the speed and the style of the automobile. It captures the passion of motoring like no other museum in Australia.
The exhibits include Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Racing Cars plus Motorcycles and Racing Bikes. In addition to the motor vehicles of all shapes and sizes, visitors to this charming tourist attraction can also enjoy the delights of the colourful collection of posters, motoring memorabilia and photographs.
We highly recommend a visit to this winery. Relax in the tranquil surroundings and enjoy one of Carol’s famous Gourmet Cheeseboards or perhaps just Coffee and Cake. Free Wine tasting. We suggest the sparkling wine. Its about a 30 minute drive from Hope Farm.
Spencers Brook Tavern
The Spencers Brook Tavern was built in 1884 by local pioneer Thomas Wilding primarily because the railway line was going through and there were thoughts it would be the major townsite along the line. The east /west railway line has been closed for some years now but the tavern is still a very popular stop off point for tourists and day trippers exploring the Avon Valley because of its close proximity to Perth. Still under restoration the tavern keeps evolving and now boasts a lush and shady beer garden and rustic bar area. A great home style roast dinner is available every Sunday [bookings advisable]. Only 25 mins drive from Hope Farm. Try their currys!
York Bushland Garden
The Bushland Garden in York was created by local wildflower enthusiasts and is now managed by the York Branch of the Wildflower Society. Meander through this special place and enjoy unique, bird attracting, WA native species.
Travelling along Great Southern Highway, about 20km before York, you'll come across Mt Observation. Take the short drive up Catchment Road which will reveal a rare treat, forest as far as the eye can see. There are a few tracks around the area or you can walk around the one-way loop road. As well as enjoying the wandoo landscape this is a great vantage point to spot wedge-tail eagles riding the thermals. A track near the centre of the loop will also lead you about 200m down to a bird hide. There are plenty of shaded picnic tables here, a couple of BBQs, and toilets (long drop). There is no drinking water, and as this forms part of Perth's water catchment area, no dogs are allowed.
Summer Creek Brewery
Located 30miunutes from Hope Farm, Summer Creek is in a beautiful landscape where you can get away from it all.
Good food with their own personal range of boutique beers brewed on site.
The brewery was established in 1884.
Perfect for lunch. Call to book and make sure they are open.
We love it!
Free Range Emu Farm
Visit the oldest emu farm in the world. Visitors will be able to view adult emus, nests and chicks in their enclosed but natural setting, the incubation and hatching process in season.
The emu shop offers products such as therapeutic oils, cosmetics, soap, feathers, meat, carved and non carved eggs as well as emu souvenirs and books.
Open hours: Fri to Sun, by appointment only. Please phone prior to visiting.
Bilya Koort Boodja
The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in Northam’s CBD. This regional tourist attraction offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region.
Windward Balloon Adventures
Windward Balloon Adventures offers guests the enchanting experience of a deluxe sunrise balloon flight over the picturesque Avon Valley!
Your adventure begins just before sunrise in the departure lounge of the Windward ballooning hangar at the Northam Airfield. Following check-in and a hot coffee (or two!), guests are transferred out to the launch site on-board the Windward bus. At the launch site it’s all hands on deck as the pilot and ground crew unload the basket and inflate the balloon.
Once aboard the balloon, your pilot will run through vital in-flight Information including balloon safety and the importance of ballast! We wait a few moments for some final happy snaps and a quick wave to the ground crew before the balloon is released and we drift gently towards the clouds. Once aloft enjoy the spectacle of seeing the first signs of dawn shed light over the Avon Valley, a glorious patchwork of colours.
Drifting over the valley for up to an hour allows you plenty of time to take in the panoramic views of this rural landscape with its rolling hills, lush green fields and meandering streams. Flying low over rivers and streams, you can catch a reflection of the colourful balloon shimmering on the water, or pick leaves from the tops of nearby trees! As you gently float over the fields of the Avon your Pilot will provide an informative commentary on the region and the activities it hosts, as well as the history of ballooning and the science behind flying.
After disembarking its all hands on deck once again as you discover the art of repacking the balloon before being taken to the Rivers Edge Cafe to celebrate your experience in style with a sumptuous breakfast.
About a 30min drive from Hope Farm.
Fully licensed Kimberley Bar and Grill, with a full traditional menu, friendly service and open for all meals. Great food. Great service.
The road can be corrugated so we recommend 4WD vehicles most of the year.
Test your driving skills at their specially designed 4WD obstacle course.
WhiteGum Farm is also a fully functioning private air park and ultralight and gyrocopter aircraft flying schools.
Meckering Earthquake Walk Trail
The Meckering Earthquake Walk Trail takes visitors on a journey through the old town centre with interpretive signage providing descriptions and images of the commercial and public buildings that once stood in the main street of Meckering.
It's at least a half day trip. Approx 40mins from Hope Farm. Cafe there for lunch.
Also visit The Big Camera – Museum of Photography and Meckering Earthquake Farm Ruins