David and Annie Fishleigh
We are the new owners of Karri Hill Cottages, which were previously known as Watermark Kilns. We have lived in Perth for the last 20 years and the area between Pemberton and Denmark has always held a huge attraction for us. Biking and hiking on the Bibbulmun and Munda Biddi had taken us past the Watermark Kilns and when the property came up for sale, we just couldn’t resist the desire to live in this glorious spot. We still can’t believe our good fortune at being able to live in this beautiful place. We can’t get enough of the view of the mighty karri trees all around us and the constant bird shows, especially the gorgeous blue wrens hopping about on the lawns.
The climate and soil will also help us in realising our dream of creating a beautiful permaculture farm, incorporating aquaculture, bee keeping, livestock, chickens and vegies. If you are interested in helping us with our permaculture projects, you can find out more on helpx.net and wwoof.com.au.
We hope that in the coming years, we will be able to share the abundance from the vegie and herb gardens with you and that you will enjoy exploring the gardens and walks around the property, with its water lily pond, dams, karri trees, wildflowers and birds, sheep and cattle.
Our vision is also to make this a place where our guests can come and heal and recover from the stresses of their daily lives. The wonderful peace and quiet is something that most of our guests comment on. Annie is a qigong teacher and loves introducing this form of moving meditation to the guests as a powerful way of relaxing and restoring their health.