About Us


Rick and Kate purchased this property in 1996 after falling in love with it during a weekend trip from Perth. At that time there was only one gum tree and a rustic old wooden shed standing on ten acres of pasture. The view of the river, birdlife and the ambiance convinced them that this is where they wanted to establish a B&B.

Over the years they gradually developed the property establishing the vineyard, olive grove and planting a number of trees. In 2007 they commenced building the house, Bed and Breakfast and establishing the garden.

In early 2010 the house was completed and the Bed and Breakfast opened in June 2010.

By 2013 the rustic old shed had developed a distinctive northward lean and was in danger of falling down. It was decided to demolish the shed as this position would be an ideal site for a cooking school for their daughter Jodie and Son in Law Shaun to manage.


On 29th January 2014 construction started on the cooking school, now known as the The Kitchen at Rickaty on Blackwood. This was completed at the end of June 2014.


For B&B enquires please contact Rick and Kate on +61 (08) 9761 4052, 0422 607 126 or 0447 031 691.

For the Kitchen, Jodie can be contacted on 0438 338 043.

Or use the secure Contact Form.