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Set on a high bank overlooking the fertile flats of the Murray River, Old Blythewood stands as a testament to the industry, ingenuity and flexibility of the pioneering McLarty family. John and Mary Anne McLarty were amongst the first Europeans to...more
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Southwest Highway, Pinjarra, Western Australia 6208, Australia
Childhood there was blissfully happy. Sport of all kinds, cricket especially the nets. About 75 kids of both sexes. Holidays at Mandurah were a bonus. Now it is a venue for sleeping in the cottages etc. Still great.
Originally dating from the latter half of the 19th century & serving as homestead & staging inn (hotel) for travellers heading south.
Attractive setting on banks of Murray River & a classic design & construction building(s) of its period.
Two Lovely old cottages/ inn built in the 1840's on the banks of the Murray River not far out of Pinjarra township. Lovely outlook to the River and on high ground so it never floods. Gardens and long driverway to take your car (horse and...More
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nationaltrustwa, General Manager at Old Blythewood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017
Glad you enjoyed your visit to Old Blythewood Myree. It is certainly a gem.
As the only visitors we were treated to a personal guided tour by the on-site manager who took great pride in telling us about the farm, its history as an inn, the flora and fauna and of course the people who lived there and their...More
An hour's drive south of Perth is Old Blythewood, a National Trust Property. My wife and I visited on Sunday and were the only visitors that weekend. It is only open on weekends and that was the last weekend before a three month shut down...More
An early colonial period house, with separate kitchen, furnished with some original pieces and other items of the period. The grounds were not really a garden--rather sparse after a very dry summer. The caretaker gave us a detailed history of the area and the families...More