Amidst the undulating farming land of the Great
Southern region of Western Australia, overlooking the town of
Katanning is Kobeelya. Occupying six hectares
of parkland Kobeelya offers a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere
away from the pressures of urban living.
Situated 275 kilometres S.E. of Perth this
picturesque setting is within easy walking distance of the
shopping facilities in the centre of town. Kobeelya has
buildings ideally suited for conventions, conferences,
retreats and family camps.
Originally built in 1902 as the home
for the family of the founding father of Katanning, Mr
F.H. Piesse, the house itself was considered extravagant
in its time with all internal fittings and furniture
being purchased overseas.
the sixty years following Mr Piesse's death, Kobeelya was used
as a girls' boarding school, originally by the Church of
England and later by the Uniting Church. With the closing of
the school in 1986, the Katanning Baptist Church purchased the