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Black Cat Cottage farm stay

House, Ballarat

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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Min 1 - 3 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


From the moment you breathe the fresh country air you will begin to relax and unwind. Black Cat Cottage and Trufferie is on 20 peaceful acres, 6 minutes from Creswick. Come, stay and share in the picturesque views of Creswick forest and our 1000 tree trufferie.

Black Cat Cottage is an early 1900s weatherboard and mudbrick cottage that has been extensively renovated with modern conveniences for a relaxing stay.


Bedrooms contain a queen size and 2 x single beds, quality linen and electric blankets, Black Cat Cottage provides fully self contained farm stay accommodation sleeping up to 4 people. The cottage features a cosy wood fire and large country kitchen with french doors leading out to the gardens and petanque area.


Stroll around the gardens, nibble on fruit and veggies in our French style vegetable garden or visit the chooks. Our two farm dogs Ella and Harry would love to walk and play with you.

In summer there is a 10 metre heated salt water pool for you to relax by, or enjoy a game of petanque with a glass of wine under the 100 year old Cypress trees.

In winter joins us for a truffle hunt while we explain the mysteries of this intoxicating french delicacy, or curl up by the wood fire with a good book or enjoy a range of DVD’s and games.

The owners are on-site but out-of-sight while they attend to the daily running of the farm and trufferie.

Centrally located with only 6 mins to Creswick, 25 mins to Daylesford & 12 mins to Ballarat

Things to see and do

If you venture out to discover what the region has to offer you will not be disappointed. Creswick is a beautiful little town with its own French patisserie, cheesery and Forest Resort championship golf course. You may wish to explore the many walking tracks or you may like to visit The Tangled Maze and mini golf.

Daylesford is only a 25 minute drive through picturesque countryside with cafe’s, bric a brac and antique shops. Maybe stop and have lunch on the Daylesford Lake and burn off those calories with a paddle boat ride on the lake.

Ballarat is only 12 minutes away, full of cafe’s and shopping, Stroll around the beautiful lake or visit the spectacular Sovereign Hill. There is also the Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens to enjoy.

Why not make Black Cat Cottage your base for day trips?

Local attraction include :

Creswick / Clunes area

- Forest Resort Championship golf course

- Tangled Maze

- Creswick woolen mills

- French patisserie (Tart au citron is a must!)

- Lambley Nursery

- Tuki trout farm

- Cool climate wineries

- Bookstores in Clunes

- Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese

- Bush walking

- Mountain bike riding

- Trail bike riding

- local fishing

- lakes and waterholes

- fossicking for gold

Ballarat area

- Sovereign Hill

- Son et lumiere : Blood on the Southern Cross

- Wildlife park

- Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery

- Her Majesty's Theatre

- Lake Wendouree

- Botanical Gardens

- Ballarat Tramway Museum

- Ex-Prisoners of War memorial

- Historical goldrush buildings

- Heritage walking trail

- Australian Jet Adventures

- Mill Markets

- Rivers factory outlet

Daylesford / Hepburn area

- Cafe's and more cafe's

- Antiques

- Art Galleries

- Convent Gallery

- Hepburn Spa capital of Australia

- Daylesford Lake and paddleboats

- Lavandula lavender farm

- Sunday markets

- Spa country railway

- Bush walking

- Wineries

- Daylesford Cider Company

- Chocolate Mill

Day trips to :

- 90 minutes to Geelong, the Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Rd

- 75 minutes to central Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport

- 90 minutes to The Grampians

- 45 minutes to the Pyrenees wine district

- 90 minutes to Hanging Rock

- 60 minutes to Castlemaine and on to historic Bendigo


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking

Air conditioning Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Free WiFi Heating Indoor pool Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Video Games Video library
Black Cat Cottage farm stay is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little cottage Fantastic cottage with a fully stocked kitchen. Loved how comfy the bed was too and loved a dip in the pool.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect holiday! We had a very relaxing, peacfull stay. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked and there was plenty of games and puzzles for the kids to enjoy. The pool provided hours of fun in the sun. The kids loved checking out the vegetable patch, the chickens and all sorts of fruit trees. Lynette was very warm and welcoming and we had a great time with Ella and Harry (the dogs:).
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay We had a lovely stay. The house was very comfortable & great for our family. A little home away from home. Great location being close to many attractions.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Property We enjoyed a delightful stay surrounded by an interesting garden.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant country living on a productive truffiere A lovely place to relax for a few days and enjoy the friendly country ambiance. A really well maintained period cottage with two bedrooms, a lovely lounge and the biggest country kitchen we've ever seen. All the mod-cons and extremely comfortable living. The outside gardens are a delight with country views, chooks, pets and of course those amazing truffle producing trees.
Date published: 2015-04-19
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