Summertime at Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm is spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, peaceful bush lands, gorgeous beaches and the serenity of the Blackwood River. Whilst guests are busy exploring the surrounds we at Karridale Hop Farm are busy working hard making sure our hops will be ready for harvest from February through to late March. Much time is spent throughout the summer strolling through the hop yard winding young tender hop shoots up the drop strings tha
Spring means more time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. As the days get longer we begin to dream of warm lazy summer days at the beach with sand between our toes. Fuggles (our chocolate Labrador) loves summer too with the beach at the top of his list. As a dog friendly accommodation we thought we would share with you a few of our favourite things to do with Fuggles during spring and summer in our Region: enjoy a coffee or a lazy breakfast at one of our favourite local
We recently planted over 300 native seedlings in support of National Tree Planting Day. The planting is part of our revegetation program to improve the local biodiversity of our bush property. We planted a range of native plants including banksias, eucalyptus, Karri's, Tea Trees and Bottlebrush. To give our new plantings the best chances of survival we also used seedling bags to protect the young plants from native wildlife, wind and any unsuspecting walkers enjoying our bea
As proud new owners of 'The Cottages' we're making some big changes to ensure your stay is a memorable one. As our new name alludes to, one of the biggest changes on the horizon is a Hop Farm. This winter we'll be constructing the hop yard in anticipation of a spring planting of eclectic hop varieties. We hope to have our first hop harvest in late summer 2016.
We'll be blogging about our progress in the hop yard over the winter months so make sure to follow us if your inter