Bakehouse '38 Restaurant & Guesthouse
A beautiful historic building Est 1938 for your unique guesthouse getaway
Elegantly rustic ensuite rooms which are the perfect place to unwind after a day of wine-tasting and sight-seeing in our popular tourist region.
Molly's Room is named so as to honour previous owner Molly Coy, local artist and winner of the 2016 Busselton Art Prize. Molly's Room is romantic, rustic and elegant, with a north facing window to let in the light, and perhaps a view of Molly herself as she takes her dog Jess on her daily walks. The room amenities include reverse cycle heating and cooling, bar fridge with tea/ coffee making facilities and a smart TV for your online viewing pleasure.
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Named for the quirky, vintage Singer sewing machine vanity base in the ensuite bathroom. With 3 large windows this beautiful garden room is filled with sunlight throughout the day. Come evening, pull the blinds and dim the lights and escape into your own private place. The room amenities include reverse cycle heating and cooling, mini fridge with tea/ coffee making facilities and a smart TV for your online viewing pleasure.
Follow the history of the Singer Room renovation here:
The Reef Room
The Reef Room was bestowed with this name for the rustic doors which make up the bed head over looking the huge king size bed.The doors came from the former Reef Hotel in Bunbury which was built in 1895 and add a further touch of history and interest to the room. The Reef Room also has a double basin vanity and large bath to wind down in at the end of your day. The room amenities include reverse cycle heating and cooling, bar fridge with tea/ coffee making facilities and a smart TV for your online viewing pleasure.
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Cowaramup, otherwise known as 'Cow Town', is a quaint country town which has retained its character despite the rapid growth of the local tourism industry. The locals are friendly and you can find just about anything you will need in the shops right here, all within easy walking distance. There are peaceful parks nearby and the Wadandi walk track begins a short distance away, for an easy 3 hour hike to Margaret River through forest, vineyards and farmland.
Owners Shannon and Clayton live onsite in a separate residence at the rear of the property. Shannon is a chef and lover of good food and great produce. Having grown up in the Margaret River region, Shannon feels blessed as we are surrounded by an abundance of local food producers and the Saturday morning Farmers Market in Margaret River is a must-do while you are here. Clayton is a keen surfer and adventurer who spent 3 years travelling Australia. With over 15 years in the region, he appreciates how lucky we are to have such beautiful beaches and forests right here in our backyard. Together we know the region intimately and will be only too happy to share all this with you when you stay with us at Bakehouse '38!
We offer breakfast as an optional extra as some guests may choose to explore different eateries in our wine and food region. If you would like a delicious breakfast on any morning of your stay before you head out and about, you will be taken good care of here at Bakehouse '38. Shannon is our resident Chef and owner and she will whip you up a cooked breakfast that can be selected from our ever changing menu. Breakfast also includes seasonal fruits, cereal, toast with local condiments and tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate. You can enjoy breakfast in your room, on the verandah, in the guest lounge/ dining area or outside in the courtyard between 8-10am daily. Please let us know upon check-in so we can be assured to have fresh ingredients on hand. Simply select your preferred breakfast and advise of any dietary requirements. Breakfast is an extra charge and can be paid by cash while here. Daily breakfast $25 per person per night.
Guests can hire our electric Rickshaw for the ultimate romantic experience. It has 3 speeds and is simple to ride. Pamper your loved one with a scenic cruise around Cowaramup and along the Wadandi track between town and Margaret River. Beneath the seat is a cargo storage area with room enough for a picnic hamper and a bottle of wine. If you like we can provide a tantalising chef-prepared picnic for two from right here in the Bakehouse kitchen. Rickshaw hire $100 per day. Rickshaw hire with picnic hamper $150.
Wood fired potted bread
Our Bakers 1&2 wood fires oven is fired up three times a week for our rustic potted breads.
Gourmet variety breads made with fresh fruit and vegetables, baked in terracotta pots.
Sweet Corn & Jalapeno
Rosemary & Garlic
Pumpkin, Sour Cream & Chive
Beetroot & Chocolate
As well as many more seasonal varieties
Take Away Meals
Wood Fired take away meals are prepared fresh daily, seasonal menu.
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available Thursday, Friday & Sunday evenings
In House guest can avail themselves of these meals served in our dinning room seven days.
Cowaramup is now home to a wonderful herd of 42 lifesized fibreglass Friesian cows and calves wandering the streets, parks and shops of the village. You will encounter them as you drive into town or as you wander around and at least one cow is visible directly from the verandah of Bakehouse '38!
The cows love having their photographs taken and often dress up for the occasion.
A community project supported by the local Lions Club, the udderly delightful bovines mooved into the town in July 2012.
Each year in July, we celebrate our cows with a huge Cow Town Birthday Party . Called Deja Moo – a Legend Dairy Country Fair is a wonderful extravaganza where locals and visitors come together for a day of cowabunga fun and frivolity.
This year Deja Moo will be held on Saturday 8th July, the middle weekend of the July school holidays, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Formally known as “Rails to Trails” this path is open to walkers and cyclists. The Wadandi Track showcases the heritage of the former Busselton to Flinders Bay Railway and takes you through some of the most beautiful natural bush, farmland and vineyards in the Margaret River region.
The track currently begins or ends (depending where you start) at Cowaramup and finishes at Witchcliffe. Passing though peppermint, jarrah and young karri forest the trail provides a firsthand view of the abundant bird life. The track offers the opportunity to experience the Margaret River region through its natural environment, Aboriginal heritage and the rich history of the industries and communities served by the railway from 1884 to 1957. Along the 5 kilometres north of Margaret River there are numerous bridges crossing a major river and creeks and streams of varying sizes. The trail is easy to navigate with picnic areas along the way. The spectacular birdlife includes yellow robins, parrots and blue wrens and the wildflowers are stunning in Spring (September to December).
Gracetown was developed in 1963 and named in honour of local Western Australian heroine Grace Bussell.
The town is well known for its many surfing spots. North Point is a powerful break that provides good tube rides for surfers. South Point is popular because it works well when the breeze is onshore and Huzzas, in the middle of the bay, is a less powerful wave that is popular whenever it breaks. The main beach area, located in the bay, is an easily accessible swimming beach suitable for families with small children. Close to Gracetown are several other excellent surfing locations. The Cow Bombie surf break is 2 km offshore west of Gracetown and holds the honour of serving up the biggest waves ever ridden in Australia.
The Cape to Cape Track runs across the beach to the west of the town and it is one of the few towns located along the track.
Enjoy a visit to Sandalford's charming Cellar Door in Margaret River. The rustic, rammed earth building sits among a beautiful country garden surrounded by grape vines and Southwest bushland. Bring your family and friends to relax and picnic in this gorgeous location, using the covered pergola and free BBQ facilities.
At the Margaret River Estate you can sample and purchase Sandalford's complete range of Estate Reserve, Margaret River Range and Element wines, as well as the fortified Founders Reserve Liqueur Port, Botryitis Semillon and Sandalera. You can also discover and purchase a variety of local artwork, wine accessories and Sandalford merchandise.
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and open 12pm - 5pm ANZAC Day 25th April
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery
Blessed with an idyllic location on the famous Caves Road. It’s a location that affords the kind of space where you can relax, kick back and enjoy a long lunch.
Open from 10am to 6pm. Lunch served from 11.30am to 3.30pm with pizzas available til 5pm everyday.
Bookings: Walk-ins only. If you have a group of 15 or more, please give us a call. Don’t Monkey about, arrive early to beat the crowds!
The Clarity Tribe
Designed to Clear the Mind ~ Relax the Body ~ and Nourish the Soul. Organic Luxury wellness products for that moment of “Clarity”
Created and hand packaged in Cowaramup, Margaret River Region of Western Australia, The Clarity Tribe's exclusive collection of unique products have been carefully chosen and united just for you, or your loved ones. They focus on sourcing organic and/or sustainably harvested ingredients, recycled materials and eco packaging. A 100% Australian owned business, THE CLARITY TRIBE also purchase from Australian owned suppliers, ensuring you are provided with a superior product along with quality customer service.
The newly opened retail space is located at 64 Bussell Hwy Cowaramup WA and in addition to wellness products they have a large selection of dreamcatchers, homewares, jewellery, giftware and local art that reflects their concept.
The Chiefs at The Clarity Tribe have been so kind to provide us with some beautiful products for you to experience during your stay at the Bakehouse. Return the favour and go in to their store and explore their entire fantastic range. Buy some to take home for yourself or friends and family!
Cowaramup Brewing Co
Located in a picturesque rural setting 4km east of Bussell Highway in Cowaramup, Cowaramup Brewing Company offers quality hand crafted ales and lagers, a range of local wines with an excellent menu focusing on local produce.
The brewery is open 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm year round. The brewery is available for private functions outside these hours. (The brewery is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday).
Cowaramup Brewing Co is providing an opportunity to participate in a behind the scenes tour of the brewery where the brewing process is explained in detail. Followed by a tasting of our 6 beers matched with food.
$75 bookings are essential
Maximum group size 20
Phone 97 555 822
Delicious ice cream handmade from their own farm fresh milk, and served in a unique rural setting, is a just a taste of what Millers Farm Café has to offer.
Third generation dairy farmer Paul Miller, and his wife Trish, run a working dairy farm, produce ice cream and bottled milk, and run the Farm Café. Located about 3km south east of Cowaramup town, the Farm Café is a family venue suitable for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents.
The Farm Café, open daily, is a restored 90 year old cottage set on spacious grounds, offering rural views, adventure playground, gift shop, home made treats and light lunches, coffee and of course…an enticing selection of award-winning, handmade ice cream!
Guests regularly comment on the lovely natural setting, the well-maintained grounds, friendly staff and the creaminess of Millers milk and ice cream. You can enjoy your ice cream scooped, in milkshakes and iced coffees, or a tub to takeaway…it’s up to you!
Be sure to take the short, scenic drive out of Cowaramup, along Wirring Road, to Millers Farm Café, for a real old-fashioned treat and a memory to take home.
Settlers Ridge Wines
Settlers Ridge is a unique Organic Winery that produces 100% certified organic wines from the beautiful Margaret River Wine Region. With a strong commitment to sustainability and careful vineyard management, the environment is kept in pristine condition with our organic practices. These organic wines are also Asthma and Allergy Friendly wines, They are Vegetarian friendly and most are also Vegan Friendly due to low inputs. Settlers Ridge also produce three Preservative Free wines. Due to our organic methods many Naturopaths are recommending our organic wine range. A small, family owned winery, Settlers Ridge Organic Wines was established in 1994. Twenty years on Settlers Ridge have won numerous awards, competing in mainstream wine shows. This has dispelled the perception that quality may be compromised with organic methods.
Pop in and see Kay in the town centre cellar door and sample the beautiful wines on offer!
The Candy Cow
At the centre of the Margaret River wine and food region sites the Candy Cow - "the most wicked sweet shop in the South West".
It can be found admidst rolling green dairy country, glorious beaches and acres of vines in a picturesque little town called Cowaramup (locally known as Cow Town).
Everything in the Candy Cow delights the senses - the smiling faces, the vibrant colours and busy sounds, the mouthwatering aroma and delectable tastes, the amazing range of 'old fashioned' lollies, fine fudge and nougat to die for, delicious chocolate and incredible quantities of fresh, crunchy, golden Honeycrunch as it is lovingly crafted before your very eyes.
A popular spot for sweet-tooths to visit while in the region, drop in to see Norm and his staff to experience it all for yourself!
Margaret River Wine Centre
Cowaramup really is the centre of the Margaret River Wine Region. At the Margaret River Regional Wine Centre in Cowaramup, you can taste and buy the wines of Margaret River in one convenient, central location. And you'll get great service and advice from the knowledgeable staff who live and breathe Margaret River wine.
Its the ideal place to begin your exploration of this renowned and varied wine growing area. Here, you can sample your favourite styles in the tasting room, then plan your winery tour. They've got all the maps, tourist guides and information you will need.
The centre is owned and managed by local wine identities who have extensive knowledge about grape growing and making wine. If you catch one of them in the shop, be sure to ask them about their labels.
The Golden Jersey
The new owners of The Golden Jersey want to take you back to the good old fashioned service and country hospitality of the 1930's, when the fuel station began.
They offer full driveway service.
The general store boasts natural locally made ice-creams, everyday grocery items, fresh bait that catches big fish, ice, hardware, agricultural supplies and hangover cures!
As bike lovers, they would love to service your bike or supply you with bike accessories, as well as offering you inside knowledge on the local trails.
There is also beautiful art on display at The Cottage, directly behind The Golden Jersey. Come for a wander through this delightful original 1930 cottage and view work by 3 talented local artists. Open 7 days.
Cowaramup District Social Club
Cowaramup is still a small, genuine country town in the middle of the thriving Margaret River Wine Region. As the restaurant at Bakehouse '38 is not quite yet ready to open for night time service, if you don't feel like driving the 10 minute drive into Margaret River you can dine at one of the local cafes which are open on various nights or head on down to the District Club.
Established in 1954 by the Cowaramup community, the "Cow Club" is a place for members, visitors and guests to gather. New members welcome.
Mon-Fri: 4pm --
Sat-Sun: 2pm --
-- until there are <6 people being served at the bar (or midnight).
Adinfern Estate is located just 4km south of the township of Cowaramup on Bussell Highway. Visit the Cellar Door which is open seven days a week from 11am to 5.30pm where their friendly staff will offer a selection of tastings of their wide range of dry, sweet, sparkling, dessert and fortified wines.
3 Oceans Wine Company Winery & Cafe
Margaret River Winery, Cellar Door & Cafe/Restaurant.
Also a venue which has regular concerts featuring local and international acts. If heading to a concert here is the reason for your trip down south, then staying at Bakehouse '38 is a very handy location for your accomodation requirements.
Cellar Door 10 - 5pm.
Fully Licensed Venue serving Premium Sparkling, White & Red wines, WA Craft Beer, Spirits & Liqueur selection.Open daily, excluding, Xmas, New Year & Good Friday.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company
The Margaret River Chocolate Company’s original factory in the Margaret River region was opened in 1999 and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Australia.
It has an amazing range of chocolate products, with Free entry and Free tastings, as well as viewing windows to see the products being made.
The Chocolate Cafe has a range of delicious light lunches and sweet treats, where you can enjoy everything from burgers, chips, salad and soup, to a sumptuous range of cakes, desserts, chocolate fondues, milk shakes, hot drinks and the best chocolate brownies in Australia!
The Chocolate Cafe provides indoor and outdoor dining.
Open every day from 9am to 5pm, except Christmas Day.
The Margaret River Dairy Company
The Margaret River Dairy Company’s origins go back to 1966 when a group of Italian artisan cheesemakers began selling their farmhouse and ricotta cheeses in a small store in suburban Perth. In 1990 they moved to the unspoilt South West to be closer to the rich soils and rolling green pastures beloved by dairy cattle. The Margaret River Dairy Company has gone from strength to strength ever since.
They trace their origins to a group of Italian immigrants who were proud of both their heritage and their new home. These pioneers longed to recreate their favourite foods and began crafting dairy products that were steeped in tradition, though new to Western Australia. Soon the wider community began enjoying the fruits of their endeavours. The rest is history, their legacy The Margaret River Dairy Company.
The very first vineyard planted in our famous wine region. Here is their story:
A little known fact about the Cullen family is that their association with wine in Western Australia dates back to the 1880’s, when Kevin Cullen’s grandfather, Ephraim Mayo Clarke (1846 – 1921), purchased a small business and plot of land in Bunbury, Western Australia, where he started a store and winery. He successfully produced the highly popular ‘Punchbowl’ wine which he sold through the family shop and as far afield as the WA Goldfields. Kevin’s mother Elvie and her nine siblings all worked at the winery. When Ephraim died, it passed into the hands of his only tee-totalling son, who left the vines unattended. They eventually went into decline and the land was sold.
Howard Park & Madfish Wines
Visit the Margaret River Cellar Door daily from 10am to 5pm to try a diverse range of wines from the Howard Park, MadFish, Marchand & Burch and Franck Bonville labels.
10am - 5pm, 7 days a week
Open 12pm - 5pm on Anzac Day
Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Providore showcases an ever-changing selection of home made jams, preserves and sauces, and a treasure trove of unique gourmet ingredients.
They make their own verjuice, tapenade, dessert sauces, salad dressings and preserved fruits and harvest and press their own estate grown olive oil and make their own wine. Fresh egg pastas, cheese condiments, and a myriad of other fascinating ingredients most with recipes attached for you to take home and try. Each day different products are presented for complimentary tasting.
Providore's range of jams, relishes and chutneys are all made by hand in small batches. They have daily wine tastings. They also taste a sensational chocolate liqueur - Sambarino. Visit to experience a selection of rare ingredients, a range of infused olive oils and marinated olives and a gift shop with books and food themed merchandise.
9.00am to 5.00pm 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day, Boxing day and New years Day)
Brookwood is home to a unique range of wines, a selection of gourmet food products, and a relaxed winery café.
Sit back on the verandah, take in the sweeping vineyard views, breathe in the open spaces and slow down the pace of life.
Brookwood Cafe is open daily from 11am to 3pm.
The cellar door is open daily from 11am to 4.30pm.
Your visit to Olio Bello will be the perfect opportunity to savour a range of organic, estate pressed Olio Bello Extra Virgin Olive Oils and other produce. The tasting room, envisioned as an educational centre where you can experience guided tasting of oils, allows you to discover some of the culinary delights of this ancient elixir and further expand your palette. You’ll experience first hand the subtle flavours of their oils including unique citrus pressed oils and sensational infused oils of roasted garlic & chilli and parmesan. You can also try delicious deli lines. A unique range of preserves is made exclusively from produce grown organically on the farm.
You have the unique opportunity to watch the olive milling process during the pressing season (April-June) and taste Olio Nuovo (New Oil) of the season which has been a most memorable experience for many. The products will provide you with tastes you've never experienced before.
Open 7 days a week 10am - 4.30pm
Bettenays Margaret River Nougat Company
In 1989 the Bettenay family searched the Margaret River area for an ideal property on which to grow grapes. They had a head start in this quest as Eric Bettenay had spent many years working for the CSIRO mapping the soils of Western Australia. With Greg’s academic background of an Honours degree in Horticulture, it is not surprising they ended up with one of the best vineyard sites in the region. This site was planted in 1989 to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Later plantings of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were established in 1997. The property now boasts 25 acres under vine with the excess grapes being highly sought after by neighbouring wineries.
The premises also includes a nougat kitchen and full nougat and wine tasting area maximising the experience for visitors to the premises. Bettenay Wines & Nougat tasting room is open 7 days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.
Mukau Giftware & Gallery
Nestled in the tiny town of Cowaramup in the heart of the Margaret River region, MuKau Giftware & Gallery is a unique giftware store owned and operated by Kiwis Wendy and Kerry Sibly.
The shop stocks a wide range of interesting gifts for all ages including a great range of handbags, jewellery, scarves and hand creams, home wares including ceramics, cushions and lamps, men’s novelty gifts, cufflinks, and books, old world tin robots, souvenirs and a great selection of children’s toys, craft, and games. Upstairs, the gallery houses paintings and photography by local artists, including some of Kerry’s own surfing and kite surfing paintings.
Their philosophy for the store is to create a warm and inviting shopping experience for all ages.Local quality handmade products, along with other unique items are sourced from around the globe, setting MuKau apart from the usual. At the same time their prices remain affordable!
Just the Spot for Quality Gifts!
Molly Coy- artist, printmaker, fine binder
In Molly's own words:
After more than two decades of working and teaching in the visual arts disciplines, including - painting, airbrushing, typography, design and visual merchandising, studying bookbinding in 2000 was a much needed creative revival. The following 15 years spent restoring beautiful old books connected me to the Artisans of the past, developed and honed my skills and perception.
Moving to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in 2013, establishing a new studio/workshop and selling my binding business in 2015 has allowed me the time and space to concentrate on painting again (mixed media and watercolours) and to study printmaking, developing a Portfolio of block, intaglio and monotype prints.
I have also applied my book making skills into the creation of individual and limited edition artist books, now combining mixed media and print-making within the book structure thus extending my capacity to frame and develop concepts and images.
Recent collaborations to produce limited edition artist books include:
• ‘Loneliness to Solitude’ with photographer/textile artist Unhi Mook.
• ‘Overprint’ with artist/printmaker Leon Pericles.
• ‘Handscapes’ (winner of the 'City of Busselton Art Award 2016') with letterpress historian/printer Dr Claire Bolton.
Visits to Molly's studio are by appointment only or during the Open Studios event which runs through April each year.
Contact Molly: Phone 0466977309 Email email@example.com Web Mollycoy.com
Gourmet Food Merchant
Gourmet Food Merchant is dedicated to showcasing the best local produce from the Margaret River district in the lush south-west of Western Australia. While the rustic-looking shop focuses on all that is good in the local district, it also stocks a growing array of tasty goodies from elsewhere, particularly cheeses. They feature sauces, vinegars, dressings, pickles, jams, preserves, nuts, cereals, beverages and sweet things. Located in the heart of the Margaret River wine district in Cowaramup, about 10km north of Margaret River. Stop in next time you’re in Cow town!
Gateway to world renowned Mountain Bike trails
Less than a kilometre from the Wadandi Track, heading south to Margaret River and the famous Pines Track on the way passing the tracks known as It's a Trap, Kessel Run, The Dark Side, Outer Rim and Cash & Carry.
A short drive to Middle Earth.
Close to The Golden Jersey bike hire with spares and repairs.