Business Story: Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages
Meet Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages
Be hugged by nature at Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages.
Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages offer a nature immersing getaway for young families, couples, overseas explorers and groups stayers.
High in the magical hilltop forest above the cloud line, is a magical 46-acre natural bushland property. Across the breathtaking land, are 6 beautifully crafted cottages.
They are set apart in 25 acres of Jarrah & Marri hilltop forest. Each overlooking a picturesque view of stunning green hills.
Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages Business Story
Prior to Balingup life, Business Owners, Brian and Deb Vanallen had immersed in many beautiful south west adventures. After returning to their city home, they would often ponder amongst themselves “how great it would be to live down south.”
After visiting Balingup Heights, Brian and Deb fell in love with the magical property. Seeing a window of opportunity to enhance ‘The Heights’ – they soon after moved into Balingup!
In September 2009, they took over Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages with their two young children Asha and Mia.
Being the third owners of the beautiful property, they have actively worked to grow the business over the past 8 years.
Getting right to work with renovating each cottage to install new kitchens, bathrooms and floor coverings to each cottage. All while making sure the cosy country cottage charm vibe remained!
Brian and Deb live on site in their stone farm house and now operate as a small, family business.
What makes it all worthwhile for Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages?
Each day Brian and Deb wake up to a magical sunrise, often sitting above the mist line. At night, the clear skies give an awe-inspiring view of the constellations.
To be able to live and work in such a spectacular location allows Brian and Deb to joyfully jump out of bed every morning.
Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages have also housed some amazing guests! Meeting such delightful people over the last 8 years, leave Brian and Deb with big happy smiles!
A fun fact about Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages
From the ‘lookout’ on the property, it oversees the Balingup townsite below and across the valley. Often visitors send a ‘cooee’ into the distance and regularly get a response from a distant neighbour!
Maddy, the lovable farm dog has a wonderful time roaming around the property and even has a sixth sense! When guests head out for a walk, she’s there to guide you! Or she’ll pop up on a cottage balcony when there’s a good BBQ on offer!
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Balingup Heights have also been awarded with three honours at the 2017 South West Small Business Awards. The Tourism Award, Customer Service Award and Runner Up in the Business with 0-4 Employees.