Le Chic En Rose

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Just to finish off my series of posts on our trip down to Denmark (Western Australia), here are some photos I didn’t include in earlier articles but which I wanted to share.

We stayed in the settlement of Shadforth, which is a few kilometres out of Denmark town centre. The road out of town wends its way up a hill dotted with homesteads and trees – the pretty scenery had been hit quite badly by the fierce winter storms and part of the road had been washed away, but fortunately for us it was still accessible.

Our base for our few days stay was was the Chimes Spa Retreat on Mount Shadforth Hill Road. We had a very comfortable and cosy chalet room overlooking the rolling hills, with views of the bay and ocean in the distance. If the weather had not been so gorgeous (the first fine spell in weeks) we would have taken advantage of the spa facilities but we were busy enjoying being out in the open air and visiting the Denmark attractions. It was the sort of rural ambience we love, a roaring wood fire in the welcoming reception area, breakfast supplied each morning in the dining room/conservatory and our own private balcony where we could watch the sun go down each night. We also made friends with the resident dog and cat although the dog didn’t pose for photos!

Chimes is just down the road from the Lake House Winery, which I featured in a previous post (see here). There is an arrangement between the two venues whereby you can order platters from the Lake House to be delivered to your room at Chimes in the evenings. We found that worked well – we could eat out for lunch then come back to our room later in the afternoon. The roads are quite dark and unlit and we preferred to do that rather than drive back from town in the evenings.

Another walk we did, albeit quite a short one, was out across a new boardwalk built along the inlet just down from Ocean Beach. The area is a wetland area, which has been designated an Ocean to Channel Recreation Zone. There were a few people enjoying a picnic on the little beach plus one hardy swimmer braving the cold waters of the inlet!

So that concludes my Denmark series for now – wish it was a little nearer to Perth (about 5 and a half hours drive) but that adds to its attraction as it isn’t really possible to just pop down for a weekend so it tends to be quieter than the busy south west region round Margaret River and Busselton. We will certainly be back though especially as it’s far safer to stay within our home state at present! You can find all the Denmark series of posts here. Au revoir!

Copyright ยฉ 2021 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose. All rights reserved.

8 thoughts on “Au revoir Denmark!

  1. GILLIAN DALE-JONES says:

    What a cosy, pretty spot, Ros

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    1. Yes it’s a cosy place Gill – very welcoming! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Heyjude says:

    A lovely visit. Have you spent any time in Albany? We found that to be an interesting town with the historic whaling station and blowholes on Vancouver Peninsula. I think it would be a nice base to explore the area for a week.

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    1. Yes we stayed in Albany for a few days nearly 20 years ago Jude! On that occasion we just went to Denmark for a day trip. I can remember that the pretty wooden buildings reminded me of Scandinavia a bit. I think either Albany or Denamrk would make a good base to explore the area – the coast is spectacular ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Got here at last, Rosemay! It’s surprising how much you miss with just one day away from the Reader. I was readaing Terri’s ‘cosy’ post before this and that perfectly describes your opening shots. And then those lovely skies. Hope the week’s going well.

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    1. Thanks Jo – no problem at all – just visit when you can (not that I have been keeping up with the blogosphere too much myself recently!). It’s been a good week so far – the sea breeze is back to cool things down so I’m much happier! Hope your week is going well too xx

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  4. sami veloso says:

    You stayed in a lovely place. Denmark is one of our favourite areas in WA, such a beautiful town.
    Great photos Rosemary.

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    1. Thanks Sam! Yes it’s beautiful isn’t it we really enjoyed our stay there ๐Ÿ™‚

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