Donnelly Lakes is an 40.95 hectare (Landgate approximate) property located in the state forest midway between Pemberton and Nannup via the Vasse Highway. There is now excellent mobile coverage through Telstra. The property lies some 2.3 kms off the highway by a well maintained gravel road. Surrounded by forests of karri, marri and jarrah and 1.2 km of the Donnelly River serves as the western boundary. The river is spring fed and maintains good flows all year as does the Barley Brook which joins the Donnelly on the property.
The climate at Donnelly Lakes is sublime and enjoys some relief from weather extremes of cold and heat due its proximity to the ocean which lies 14km to the south.
The lake system is extensive with a main lake of approximately 6 acres with a depth to 7 metres. Lower lakes are fed from this source which overflows during the winter months and is kept refreshed with a number of springs at the head of the lake which keeps levels high all year. As such this is an ideal environment for aquaculture with good sustainable food systems available to marine life. There are a number of billabong and oxbow lakes, 2 large house dams and a permanent spring-fed soak by the homestead.
The top paddocks are ideal for truffle and orchards and the lower and south paddocks ideal for an avocado or finger lime plantation.
Water is abundant for agriculture or aquaculture either from the lake system, dams, bore water systems or with pumping rights from the river.
The property lies in the location of Peerabeelup noted of its rich soils and picture perfect landscapes within the Shire of Nannup which has a progressive 'energy' whilst maintaining an old world and friendly charm.
Comprising the main homestead and five (5) chalets for guest accommodation together with all the necessary plant and equipment.