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Uncover the History of Reibycroft

Uncover the History of Reibycroft Step back in time and explore the rich history of Reibycroft, the home of Angel House Australia Foundation. Dating back to the 1820s, this property holds a fascinating past that is waiting to be discovered. Originally constructed by Mary Reiby for her daughter Penelope and son-in-law John Atkinson, Reibycroft has stood the test of time and now serves as a haven for individuals in need of shelter, support services, and community mental health services. Nestled in the heart of Freemans Reach, Reibycroft spans across 100 acres, including part of Bushell's Lagoon. The property boasts excellent equine facilities, outdoor splendor, and lovely accommodations, making it the perfect destination for short-term accommodation, respite, or a weekend getaway. As you explore the property, you'll come across three charming cottages - The Old Dairy Cottage, The Loft Accommodation, and The Croft Cottage. Each cottage offers a unique experience and is surrounded by lush gardens, a tennis court, and a swimming pool for your relaxation and enjoyment. But it's not just the picturesque surroundings that make Reibycroft special. The historical significance of this place can be felt in every corner. From the dedicated page on our website to the incorporation of historical photos and stories, we are proud to showcase the heritage of Reibycroft. The property has a rich history, dating back to the 1820s when it was constructed by Mary Reiby for her daughter Penelope and son-in-law John Atkinson. These historical photos and stories give visitors a glimpse into the past and allow them to connect with the heritage of Reibycroft. At Angel House Australia Foundation, we are more than just a mental health services provider. Our founder and director, Mel Mardon, is a registered Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provider with the NDIS. With over twenty-six years of experience, Mel has helped countless clients transform their lives and reach their self-identified goals using horses, nature, and domestic animals in therapy. We collaborate with a range of providers, including plumbers, roofers, construction workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, and independent support workers. Together, we offer various programs such as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Behaviour Intervention Intensive Support, Work Experience & Horsemanship Training, Psychosocial Program, Effective Parenting Program, and STA/Respite Program. Come and experience the magic of Reibycroft, where history meets healing. Uncover the stories of the past while embarking on a transformative journey towards a brighter future. Whether you're seeking short-term accommodation, respite, or a weekend getaway, Reibycroft offers a unique experience that combines the beauty of nature with the rich history of the property. Explore the charming cottages, relax in the lush gardens, and take advantage of the excellent equine facilities. And while you're here, don't forget to immerse yourself in the history of Reibycroft, learning about the fascinating stories and people who have shaped this place. At Angel House Australia Foundation, we are dedicated to providing shelter, support services, and community mental health services for individuals in need. Our founder, Mel Mardon, has over twenty-six years of experience in helping clients transform their lives and reach their self-identified goals. Through the use of horses, nature, and domestic animals in therapy, we offer a unique approach to mental health support. We collaborate with a range of providers, ensuring that our clients have access to the services they need. From plumbers and roofers to occupational therapists and psychologists, our network of professionals is here to support our clients on their journey to healing. Whether you're an NDIS participant or a private client with disability and mental health challenges, Angel House Australia Foundation is here to help. Our programs, such as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Behaviour Intervention Intensive Support, and Work Experience & Horsemanship Training, are designed to meet the unique needs of our clients and provide them with the tools they need to thrive. So why not take a break from the everyday stresses of life and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Reibycroft? Book a stay at one of our charming cottages, explore the lush gardens, and experience the transformative power of nature and animals in therapy. Uncover the history of Reibycroft and embark on a journey towards healing and self-discovery.

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