Managed by Accor Vacation Club, and rated in the top 25 hotels for romance by TripAdvisor, Grand Mercure Basildene Manor blends old world charm with contemporary comfort. The property is set in manicured gardens in the Margaret River wine region, the property features 19 rooms and suites close to wineries, restaurants, cafes and recreational activities, the manor is the ideal option for an extended stay in this beautiful area and features spacious rooms and suites, fireside reading room, conservatory, pool, sun deck, tennis court, lakeside pergola and BBQ facilities. You simply can't go past the beauty of Basildene Manor.
Sleep in Grand Style – Grand Mercure Basildene Manor has beautifully appointed rooms and suites. We welcome guests with the promise of comfort and privacy to ensure a relaxing and memorable stay. Rates from $319 – $769 per night for two persons inclusive of your continental fruit buffet and a la carte breakfast. Breakfast is served each morning between 8am – 10am in the conservatory overlooking the stunning gardens and lake.
Basildene Manor’s sensational fruit buffet and a la carte breakfast is served daily in the conservatory overlooking the valley, lake and forest.
For lunch and evening meals, dining out in Margaret River is a rewarding experience.
Just minutes from Basildene Manor you will find everything from casual pizza bars and quirky cafés, to hip wine bars and stunning contemporary vineyards and restaurants offering amazing cuisine to delight your palate.
We would be delighted to share our local knowledge with you.
Famous Wineries in Margaret River
The Margaret River wine region is a rich tapestry of culinary delights, picturesque scenery and award winning wines.
Boasting some of the finest chefs and dining experiences in Australia we are confident you will savour the very best Margaret River has to offer.
Reservations are recommended.
From Basildene Manor it is only a short, scenic drive to many outstanding places to explore. Find for yourself the natural splendour that has made the region one of Australia’s most popular destinations.
You may marvel at sweeping coastal panoramas, walk along pristine beaches or through majestic forests. We suggest a stay of four to five days to experience the REGION’S MANY ATTRACTIONS.
Take a tour, visit one of our many local galleries, beaches, caves, or take a stroll through one of our majestic forests.
Taxis are available and can be pre-booked at reception.
History of Grand Mercure Basildene Manor
The proud history of Basildene Manor has its beginnings at the turn of the century.
Percy Willmott and brother Frank arrived from England as teenagers and took to farming in the south west. Percy subsequently took up the position of Chief Lighthouse keeper at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse at Augusta before moving to the land in Wallcliffe Road to set up their family farm.
Basildene was built in 1912, by Percy and his wife Margaret (Brockman) for his family. Two sons (Henry and Edward), and a daughter (Madge) were raised at Basildene and their descendants remained at Basildene until the late 1970’s.
Inspired by the beautiful and unique natural materials abounding in Margaret River, he painstakingly built a residence that would stand as a beacon of grandeur against the surrounding Karri trees. The Manor is shaded at the front by a huge oak tree that was planted in approximately 1910 from an acorn acquired from the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
Granite rocks were quarried on the property and the finest selected to build the magnificent walls, while inside superbly finished local jarrah was used to fashion the staircases, balustrades, the floors and the majestic central gallery and main hall.
Today, Basildene still stands proud and guests from all over the world are drawn to its charms and a sense of history from a bygone era.
In 1998 Basildene Manor was classified by The National Trust of Australia as a significant heritage property.
Reading room with fireplace
Outdoor heated swimming pool (November to April)
Complimentary guest laundry (washing machine and dryer)
Complimentary on-site parking