Welcome to Ruse Estate Retreat. Lawrie and I (Karen, your hosts look forward to having you stay at our beautiful property in the lovely Margaret River Wine Region, also known as ‘Down South’. You might meet our beautiful dog Mr Harry on your walks around the property. Harry is a mini schnauzer and is sure to greet you with a playful bark and of course a look that is just begging for you to throw a stick for him. You may also find him cooling off in the dam on a warm day.
Lawrie and I purchased this beautiful property in 2020 and it was always our vision to build some holiday accommodation, as we felt it is such a gorgeous property that we had to share our little bit of paradise with others. Being a newly built property, it is ever evolving and we are looking forward to our guests being part of our journey as things grow and we tweak the property to suit both ourselves and our guests. We anticipate our guests will be part of our journey, because once you see how beautiful the chalets and our property is, you will come back and visit again.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries and if we can do anything to assist you with your stay. If you need any recommendations for things to do while you are here such as recommended restaurants, wineries, breweries or tours etc, please get in contact with us.
How did we come up with the name for Ruse Estate?
I recently discovered that I'm a direct descendant of James Ruse and Elizabeth Perry. James Ruse was a first fleet convict and he was also the first freed convict to be allocated farming land and Australia;s first farmer. His wife Elizabeth was the first emancipated female convict and was also a farmer. Considering James's links to the land, our family felt that it would be a great name for our vineyard and it’s a great story to share with our guests.
So welcome to Ruse Estate!
If you want to learn more about James, check out this link http://www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/james-ruse.html He's quite renowned and even has a major road and school named after him in Sydney. Some of his farming equipment is also on display in the Powerhouse museum.
We are looking forward to sharing our little piece of paradise with you.
Hope to see you soon!
Karen and Lawrie Tremaine