Escape to the relaxing surroundings
stunning beauty of a heritage listed
Federation Home and Garden…
Nestled in the picturesque Bickley Valley, just 30 minutes from Perth, Western Australia, and a mere 20 minutes from Perth Airport,
Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat
offers a peaceful and relaxing spa retreat
away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Book directly with us to enjoy our newly launched
Winter Warmer Exclusive Deal
May, June & July 2019
Stay with us from now until the end of July at an
exclusive price of $250 a night
usually $290 a night for a couple. No minimum night stay.
Stay 2 nights and enjoy an additional complimentary bottle of award winning bubbly included. Saving of $80 over 2 nights!
Full breakfasts daily and a welcome platter on arrival complete this special offer.
Only valid if booked directly with us by phone or email.
Please mention the name of this offer at time of booking.
0458 572 322
Fifteen years ago, looking for a peaceful life style in the Perth Hills Western Australia we were lucky enough to discover Fawkes House and another dream was realized for our family.
Originally from the UK, a year on teaching exchange in Paris, Ontario, Canada, ten years teaching and living in Singapore we were ready for another adventure.
A place next to the ocean seemed an amazing opportunity to live the Aussie dream and we enjoyed four great years in Mullaloo. With our two boys off to uni and longing for a garden to tend and enjoy we looked to the Perth Hills to discover the house of our dreams. I had always wanted a wood burning Rayburn cooker and Richard a gravel drive! Here they were in stunning valley side setting with so much more too.
The idea of running a bed and breakfast had always been in the back of our minds. Ten years traveling in Asia, a year in Canada and a road trip across Canada and the Northern States of America we had experienced an extensive range of holiday accommodation options around the world. A background in teaching cookery and a love of experimenting with food encouraged us to have a go and Fawkes House was born.
We began modestly as a simple bed and breakfast with Fawkes Cottage, soon discovering our guests adored the ambiance, and the luxury and attention to detail, we offer all our guests.
Two years later we embarked on turning the derelict first garage in the area into our second accommodation option; the Coach House.
Respecting the heritage nature of our property we designed the Coach House retaining the original coffee rock walls and high ceiling. Check out the internal and external tin feature walls they were the old original roof!
Over the years Fawkes House has changed and developed in response to guest feedback. The addition of luxury spa baths, spa treatment facilities and a name change to Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat has created a thriving successful business for the discerning guest to enjoy.
Success is judged on satisfied and returning guests who become friends and feel part of our ever expanding family. Everyone plans to return, recommend us to family and friends and take away with them some of the tranquility and peace Fawkes House exudes. The majority of our guests have stayed with us before, discovered us through recommendations or have been lucky enough to book in advance!
Wanting the best for our guests at all times, we constantly fine tune all aspects of the Fawkes House experience; adding new unique features we have sourced through research and personal travel experiences.
We value the lifestyle and experience we enjoy on our property and sharing our experiences with guests. We offer our guests a range of innovative and unique all inclusive packages that can be fully tailored to individual needs and preferences.
The Fawkes House Country Spa experience is an opportunity to escape the ever increasing demands of lives with no down time or opportunities to relax fully.
At Fawkes House we can give you that real breathing space, stunning surroundings and peace and quiet to be still.
Oh, and everyone raves about our homemade dishes incorporating locally sourced food!
So what are you waiting for…..come and stay and we are sure you will not want to leave and will plan to revisit us often…..
Caroline and Richard Babbage
Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat Awards to date….
2015 Perth Airport Western Australia Tourism Awards Silver Hosted Accommodation
2014 Perth Airport Western Australia Tourism Awards Silver Hosted Accommodation
2014 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Sustainable Business of the Year
2013 Perth Airport Western Australia Tourism Awards Bronze Hosted Accommodation
2013 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Sustainable Business of the Year
2013 listed as number 6 in the 10 best Spa and Wellness Destinations on the RAC web site
2012 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Outstanding Tourism Business
2011 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Outstanding Customer Service
2010 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Micro Business of the Year
2009 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Tourism Accommodation
Fawkes House beginnings….
The Fawkes family were early settlers in the Carmel Valley and completed their substantial, brick and tile homestead c.1919. The family assumed the whole valley clearing the land by hand, We have a selection of old photographs of the property in its early days displayed on the front veranda.
The Fawkes family established the property as a grapefruit orchard and became nurserymen selling fruit stock on to the Italian orchardists moving to the area. A couple of the old original grapefruit trees remain in the garden.
We are only the fourth owners in about one hundred years and the house has been obviously much loved over time. The garden was established by the wife of a Kalamunda doctor and has some beautifully established trees and rare plants.
Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat was established ten years ago when we renovated Fawkes Cottage, The lounge was originally the wash house and the bathroom was the garden room where garden tools were stored. The bedroom was added about thirty five years ago at the same time the oak tree was planted which shades the cottage for the summer months.
About six years ago we renovated and extended the original old garage which had large double doors at each end and an old tin roof. This is now our second cottage the Coach House. The story is that Mr Fawkes preferred not to reverse his car and would drive in and then out the second set of doors! We have re used the old roof as internal wall coverings much admired by guests!
The main house is a perfect example of the Federation style with characteristic tall chimneys, Marseilles tiles and a traditional veranda with gables and turned timber work. Within, original ceiling roses and cornices, polished jarrah floors and decoration true to the period complete the picture. We feel very privileged to live at Fawkes House and love to share the property with our guests.