1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Murray River and Goulburn
  4. Flowerdale
  5. #198074

Tathra Cottage - Rustic Farmstay

B&B, Flowerdale

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


Located about 100 metres East of the homestead, "Tathra Cottage" is a cosy, mud-brick cottage with cathedral ceilings that offers a rustic farm stay experience reminiscent 0f a bygone era. The cottage sleeps two adults and is set in its own Sam Cox landscaped Australian native garden high on a hill with stunning views all round. It has a queen sized bed (with pillow-top mattress), wood fire, and colonial out-door shower fitted with a wood-fired hot-water system. The outdoor toilet (with hints of luxurious fittings) is accessible via an automatically lit pathway. You’ll enjoy complete privacy and ambience.

3G/4G mobile internet and WiFi services are accessible from within the cottage for those guests wishing to keep in touch with the outside world. Other features include well appointed luxury kitchenette (with half-draw dishwasher, microwave/convection oven, fridge/freezer, 2-burner gas cook-top and wine storage). Creature comforts include a Nespresso coffee machine, FoxTel TV and DVD player, a leather sofa for lounging about and an outdoor Weber gas BBQ (with rotisserie). If you happen to forget to bring your favourite wine and cheese with you a selection of locally produced and imported wines and produce are also available for sale separately. While breakfast is normally a do-it-yourself affair (we supply the breakfast cereals,eggs, bread, bacon, jams, juices, etc) you also have the option of having your hosts prepare a delicious meal to start your day.

Guests also have access to the 6-8 seater spa located on the north-westerly side of the homestead where magnificent views of the sun setting over the nearby "3 Sisters" hills can be enjoyed. After sunset, enjoy a star-filled sky and the majestic Milky Way.

For those guests staying with us over a longer time frame, you will also have access to the homestead's modest gym comprising a walking/running treadmill, spin cycle, a range of free weights, exercise mat, aerobic step, and medicine balls.

Luxurious Sheridan linen (bedding, towels, slippers and fluffy bathrobes) is supplied.

Horse lovers accessing the local trails are also able to make use of up to three 4m x 8m stallion stables during their stay. Each stable has fresh water, hay feeder and hard feed bin. We can also provide hay and hard feed for a separate fee.

Local Attractions

• Paragliding (1km away). The Three Sisters is a popular venue for para-gliding and on a clear sunny day it is not uncommon to see as many 12 gliders and their pilots circling the locals hills.

• The Flowerdale Hotel (1.5km away). Open 10:00am to 10:00pm every day. The hotel provides a traditional pub dinner seven nights per week. The hotel is also a popular venue with car and motorcycle clubs on a Sunday afternoon providing a great opportunity to see many unique cars and motorbikes.

• Fly Fishing the King Parrot Creek (5km away). The small locality of Hazeldene offers several fly-fishing opportunities. One of the local personalities also offers fly-fishing lessons for a small fee with further details available on the Internet.

• The Flowerdale Estate (7km away). Operates Gracie’s Restaurant for finer dining evening meals except Sunday nights. Also provides a High Tea experience on Sunday afternoons however this is very popular with visitors to the region so pre-bookings are essential.

• Village Green & Pavilion (18km away). A popular cricket ground and pavilion modeled on England’s Lords and provides an enjoyable budget evening meal on Friday nights only in a club room setting. Club cricket matches are also played on most Saturdays and Sundays.

• Kerrisdale Mountain Railway (25km away). The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway operates several small steam powered engines and carriages capable of carrying passengers through a mountain-style landscape in the Kerrisdale location. The operators also offer train and carriage restoration services to other small railway operators.

• The Great Victorian Rail Trail (25km away). Cycle, walk or horse-ride all or selected sections of Victoria’s longest rail trail at 134km in length. Locally the Trail skirts the Goulburn River offering several places of interest to along the way. The Cheviot Tunnel located near Yea is very popular with visitors to the region.

• Broadford Motorcycle Complex (28km away). Legally ride your vintage, veteran or contemporary sports motorcycle at speed on one of Victoria’s high speed track circuits.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking

Coffee maker Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fitness room/Equipment Games Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Stove Television Toaster Towels provided
Tathra Cottage - Rustic Farmstay is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tathra Cottage - Rustic Farmstay what can you say, if you could give 6 out of 5 stars you would. the out door toilet and shower we loved it even though it rained the whole weekend, this did not put a dapper on any thing. the view from each window, the wild life and the host Paul And Rachael you put your self above the rest you went out of your way to make us feel like we were the only ones cooking breakfast Sunday morning DVD'S, Foxtel, log fire alight on arrival, showing us around. I recommend to any one looking for some were to stay close to Melbourne and want to experience of the country life here is the place. Paul ,Rachael we will be back thank you from Ralph and Kelly
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romantic Rustic Stay We had a wedding in Flowerdale and decided to stay at the Tathra Cottage. Our first impression was "OMG! It's beautiful!" When we saw the alpacas at the front, we knew we were at the right place. We drove up the windy, apple-crabtree lined driveway which lead to the main house where we met the owners/hosts, Rachel and Paul. They are lovely and welcoming hosts. Their hard work and love of the property is visible wherever you look. We drove up to meet the Cottage. It sits alone atop of a hill amidst Mother Nature. It has amazing scenery from every window and every seating area the hosts have provided. Walking into The Cottage feels like you're walking into a hotel room. It is luxury from top to bottom - from the top-of-the-range, everything-you-need kitchenette to the so-soft linen on the bed. Toiletries are provided just in case you left yours at home - just like in a hotel! There is a TV with Foxtel and a great range of bluray DVDs on offer - just in case! And a lovely open fire with enough replenishment wood. However, our favourite parts of The Cottage are the outside amenities. The toilet is a circular corrugated cubicle with a basin. Comfy and comforting any way you look at it! And if you've ever wanted to shower outdoors and have 360 degree of peace and tranquility, you can do so in The Cottage's outside shower. It is a matching spiral corrugated structure, powered by wood fire. Half the fun is getting the fire started and heating the water for your shower. Makes you feel like "Macgyver"! Just amazing!! The Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway. Our one night stay was not enough but we enjoyed every minute of it! We highly recommend at least a two night stay to fully enjoy and use the all facilities offered. Everything you may need is here for your getaway. Even a breakfast fit for royalty! Thanks Rachel and Paul for sharing this space. We will definitely return with friends! And, an even bigger thank you for picking us up from the wedding. It was service that went beyond our expectation!
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond our expectations Our hosts Paul and Rachael were amazing, the service level completely beyond our expectations. The studio itself, is five star quality, kitchenette, comfy furniture, wood heater there is a Tv but they are waiting on a foxtel connection which is scheduled to be fitted shortly, it did not worry us we wanted a tv free time. It was the little things we did not expect - Robes, Slippers, Toiletries (just like a hotel) and Nespresso machine. The full breakfast items included hot and also sweet (pastries). The outside toilet is a proper flushing loo, with basin. The outside shower, may not be everyones cup of tea, but for us, brilliant, in fact it was a highlight. Peace, tranquil surrounds. The spa is a communal one, we were the only guests so had it to ourselves, its located near the studio and the main house. The cottage is set away in its own space which is what we wanted. The drive way to the cottage is not yet complete, its ok for AWD and 4 x 4 but for our sedan not possible, we parked at the main house and (the walk is not far) but our host Paul used the All Terrain Vehicle to ferry us and our bags to and from. The "farm" animals are pets - chickens, alpacas and the most beautiful horses. Roaming around we saw echidnas and kangaroos and there are a fair share of wombats! Paul and Rachael were available at a moments notice to assist with anything we needed. Thank you for making our stay a wonderful experience. We will be coming back for sure.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Expectations This review is a long one but as we found out when we arrived, we are Tathra Farm Stays first ever guests, as it has only just been opened, so i thought we owed it to our wonderful hosts Paul and Rachael. My partner and I stayed at Tathra Farm Stays last weekend. We took a gamble and chose the cottage. The gamble being the outside loo and shower. Wow. We loved it. The loo fyi is 5 star, it is a proper flushing toilet. The outside shower, is completely brilliant, there is a little while to wait for the fire to warm up the water but its worth it and its not really waiting when you are enjoying a glass or two. We also had a quick look at the Studio and for those who want all the creature comforts, you will not be disappointed. Paul and Rachael were fantastic, they have thought of everything a guest would need. We arrived at the studio to find a well stocked fridge for breakfast the next morning. 6 freshly laid eggs from their free range chickens as well bacon, hash browns, tomatoes and mushrooms and for those of us with a sweet tooth, pastries!! There was also some freshly picked oranges. There were also bickies to enjoy with our cuppa. The studio is appointed with everything you would want. A wood heater - TV (we didn't turn it on, but probably just as well as the satellite dish is only just about to be installed), a little table and two chairs, a very comfy sofa and queen size bed. The kitchenette has everything you need, two gas burners, sink, a little dishwasher, toaster, kettle and also a nespresso machine (with pods!) and all the kitchen bits and pieces you need. They even have comfy robes and slippers to lounge around in just like a five star hotel. no need to bring anything bar the toothbrush and toothpaste either, as the toiletries are also as you would expect at a five star resort. The views from the studio are stunning, It was great sitting outside enjoying a cuppa. There are multiple sitting locations of either side of the studio to take in the views and relax. There is also a bbq, and outdoor dining table and chairs. In terms of the local wildlife, we saw one of their resident echidna's, there are wombats and in the morning we were lucky to share some time with a few kangaroos who decided dining on the grass outside the studio made for an ideal breakfast. Paul and Rachael own three beautiful horses and at the moment also a "ring in buddy". All four boys were very friendly and loved feasting on the grass we picked for them. They also have a few alpacas, who seemed to find the game of tag the horses were playing with them less amusing than the horses did. Finally there are two beautiful dogs Arnold (a husky?) who is quite old and reserved and Panza (a malamute) who is big happy puppy in a dogs body. Thank you Paul and Rachael, we will be sure to stay again.
Date published: 2016-09-29
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