How did Nannup Tiger Cottages come about? Let us share our early beginnings of the farm and hope it will entice you to come and experience the ambience and quiet peacefulness of the farm for yourself!
Cosy and beautifully decorated Cottages
We are proud to say that Nannup Tiger Cottages are comfortable and cosy, with all you need. Situated only 4km from Nannup – known as the “centre of the South West”, Tiger Cottages is a perfect location for bird watching, bush walking and relaxing with a farm atmosphere. We have been appreciated by the local community for many years.
History of the farm
In 1862, the Higgins family settled on the property. The Governor visits Nannup and stayed at the original stone cottage Majanup in 1870. Sadly in 1875 young Higgins dies of diphtheria and the grave is still on the property.
From 188- – 1900 Mulberry, lilac and Boxthorn trees were planted and in 1900 the Brockman family bought the farm.
1930’s – Brockman, state politician held meetings in present house and the Brockman Highway is named after mr Brockman. He dies at 56 years in 1939.
1954 saw the ending of the log hauling tramline that ran for 42 years since 1912 and some evidence of sleeper formation can still be found on the property.
The Persey family buys 200 acres of the Brockman farm in 1978 and in 1991 the Perseys opened Nannup Tiger Cottages.
Over the years the property has seen dairy farming, beef cattle, chaff cutting, horses, sheep and deer farming.
At the turn of the century a small parcel of high grade gold was found on the property and we are still looking for the big one!
After the passing of Tom Persey, Cyndy said fair well to Nannup Tiger cottages as she passed the baton to the De Beer family. Together with the Bam family, they hope to put their own stamp on the homestead without taking away from the beauty and memories that saw many patrons return year after year for yet another wonderful stay. We hope to be worthy curators and carers of this little piece of heaven and welcome patrons, new and old to share the beauty and peacefulness we have found here.
“…Our group of nine friends recently stayed at Tiger Cottages which suited us all perfectly. It was a very relaxing short break. We all shared an evening meal on the veranda of Rosewood cottage which had plenty of space to accomodate us all comfortably. We will surely return…”
“…We stayed in Deer Cottage on our visit to the Nannup Tulip Festival. Enjoyed the comfort of a wood heater that kept us nice and cosy. The cottage had everything we needed for a pleasant stay and our hosts so welcoming! They even brought more firewood when we ran short. Will certainly make a return visit!..”