About Us

Our Property


The property is located on the Blackwood River just a short walk from the Nannup town centre and consists of natural forest and green pastures with sweeping views of the valley across to the Nannup township. The guesthouse overlooks the Blackwood River at the rear of the property. The famous Margaret River wine growing area of Southwest Australia, Busselton and Pemberton areas are all within easy driving distance. Nannup is situated central to these districts.


The kangaroos graze in the paddocks during the afternoon. Wildflower Walk is located in Kondil Park opposite the property, which also has various walk trails, including the Timberline Trail to Barrabup Pool. A brisk walk into Nannup township takes 10-15 minutes via another walk trail which leads over the famous Old Rail Bridge and through Foreshore Park where the world renowned Nannup Music Festival is held each year. 


The property has a rear boundary onto the Blackwood River, with easy access to the river's edge via our farm gate. Take a stroll and enjoy the ambience of the riverside. Tall river gumtrees grow along the banks of the Blackwood which flows through to Augusta and out to the Indian Ocean.

Kerry and Mercer Laidley, well travelled and formerly busy city people visited Nannup in 1993 and immediately fell in love with its beauty and tranquility, so much so that they purchased some land and built a cottage in the forest near Nannup as a weekend escape . In 2001 they bought a larger acreage overlooking Nannup township and the Blackwood River.  This became Riverwood Retreat Homestead, built here in December 2007 and subsequently the Bed and Breakfast accommodation adventure came later. 


Guest Rooms are located in the upstairs level.

Guests occupying the Monet Suite With Balcony can be served breakfast in the downstairs breakfast room or upstairs on the balcony. The Sitting Room has tea and coffee making facilites, cutlery, crockery, refrigerator, microwave, sink, TV, books and games. 


Guests occupying the Santorini Room are served breakfast in the downstairs Dining/Lounge.


Riverwood Retreat offers:

  • Comfortable beds, electric blankets and doona's.

  • A healthy continental breakfast with home made delights

  • Reverse cycle airconditioning all bedrooms

  • Treescape & river views, shady verandahs & BBQ upstairs 

  • Lovely gardens, especially in spring/summer

  • Watch the many birds feeding while you are having breakfast

  • Kangaroos on the property, and possums after dark

  • Bushwalking & Wildflower walks adjacent to property entry

  • Complimentary Welcome Food basket

  • FREE WiFi throughout.


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