The owner of the historic Southampton Homestead spoke of his devastation last night.
The homestead, which was built in 1862 and is about 12km south of Balingup, was one of two properties destroyed yesterday.
From London, owner Jeff Pow said his family and friends were heartbroken by the news.
“We were on business in London and so unable to defend or assist the gallant firefighting efforts of friends and neighbours, who have put their lives on the line fighting to save our home,” Mr Pow said.
He said he wanted to thank the 200 firefighters who fought the blaze which ripped through the shires of Nannup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Manjimup.
“As new farmers, we are also deeply distressed by the injuries sustained by the many varieties of animals on the farm and at a dream literally gone up in flames.”
Mr Pow was last night trying to organise a vet to assess the animals while he made his way back to London to Perth.
He said everyone had safely evacuated.Mr Pow, a former career firefighter and now a member of his local volunteer brigade, said Southampton was a place "where family and friends slowed down"."It is such a beautiful setting - we're all just devastated," he said.