Hybla & Eurythmic

Hybla was built in 1917 and has been in the family since our great grandfather, the first Sir Ernest Lee-Steere, used the winnings of two of his racehorses, “Hybla” and “Eurythmic”, to purchase the cottage after relocation from Kalgoorlie to its current home on Middleton Beach. He wished to maintain the Albany connection initiated by his wife’s father, C.Y. O’Connor, in the 1890s. In the years since, 5 generations of our family have enjoyed the cottage so it was important that we maintained the old character when renovating for the next chapter.

The renovation has resulted in the retention of a number of distinct areas as was a feature of the original cottage:

Protected Front Deck

The front decks have been designed to optimise views to Middleton Beach and will cater for swimmers, walkers and cyclists.

Eurythmic Room

The heart of the venue is named after another of Sir Ernest’s racehorses. The design includes the bar, restaurant and high top tables and our TV screen for showcasing special events.


In keeping with the racehorse theme, this dining room is named after “Northerly” who was trained (by Fred Kersley) over the road from the family farms in Piara Waters (the location of our Perth venue, the C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub). This quieter section is intended for more intimate lunches and dinners. Bookings for more formal parties or business lunches would suit this area.


Research Institute Mezzanine

Named in honour of the scientific and community meetings held at the old cottage, the view from upstairs is breathtaking! Suitable for private functions (link here to menu and functions page) and meetings, the Mezzanine can hold up to 40 guests. Audio/Visual facilities are available. Please book to avoid missing out. When not booked for functions or activities, this is an ideal spot for a quiet, social meeting overlooking the water.