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Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay with 3 FREE experiences

Farmstay, Lake Eildon

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

18 guests
7 bedrooms
24 beds
4 bathrooms


FAWLTY FARM offers a unique farm-stay experience with a range of accommodation options including the romantic Lake House, cosy A frames and practical Bunkhouse. Relax with family and friends under The Big Top and enjoy the open fire pit, extensive outdoor cooking options and the largest 12 person cedar Hot Tub in Australia.

Splash around in our PRIVATE lake where you can fish, paddle boat, kayak and swim. The lake is stocked with fish and is safe for swimming but is not fenced. Take a nature walk and enjoy the local fauna such as kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. BYO boat for fun on Lake Eildon. We have the largest pontoon in Taylor Bay which has 2 X 9m sides that will accommodate your super boats. There is no charge for guests.

We also offer 3 FREE experiences with your hosts John and Sally including:

- a tour of Lake Eildon in our 28 person Dayboat the 'Fawlty Princess'

- a visit to our operational quartz reef Gold Mine. It's been running for 80 years and some guests still find gold

- a trip in our 20 person ex-army Land Rover to our private Ridge Hut for a Sundowner. Sparkling wine, chese and nibbles provided.

The whole environment of FAWLTY FARM is perfect for large groups of family/friends looking for a place with great facilities and unique accommodation. Situated on 300 acres of steeply undulating country with a mixture of open grassy paddocks and dense natural bush-land, FAWLTY FARM is a perfect country getaway where the only sounds you will hear is the abundant wildlife and the laughter of family and friends. Other activities in the surrounding area include bushwalking, mountain bike riding, fishing and horse riding. Please ask us for information on these activities.

There is plenty of room for your cars, boats, caravans, horses and dogs. Please enquire first as some city dogs don't understand country etiquette.

BYO sheets and towels. Other bedding such as pillows, doonas and blankets are supplied.

PLEASE NOTE - Fawlty Farm is designed for large groups of 18 or more adults. Children under 16 FREE. Please do not make an enquiry for small groups as Fawlty Farm can only be booked in its entirety which makes it cost prohibitive for less than 8 adults. See PRICING below for more information


Taylor Bay is unique as access to Lake Eildon is only possible through private land. There are no public facilities in Taylor Bay making the area safe, secluded and exclusive. The small but delightful township of Eildon is only 7 minutes away and the Dam Wall has year round boat launching. The lake is currently at about 75 percent capacity which is more than 3 times the size of Sydney Harbour.


John and Sally have been welcoming guests to FAWLTY FARM for more than 30 years. The property is 'Hosted Accommodation' which means we reside on the property but in a separate dwelling. We are here to help and assist but won't get in the way of your group enjoying everything FAWLTY FARM has to offer.


Our extensive outdoor kitchen includes 9 different appliances to suit the most ambitious cooking team including:

- wood-fired, electric driven Roasting Spit that will take a lamb or suckling pig

- wood-fired ex-Army Baking Oven with huge stainless hot-plate which is ideal for breakfast cookups

- the latest gas Radiant Quartz Technology system BBQ

- gas Smoker

- gas fired Yabbie Pot

- Pizza Oven

- Beer Keg converted to a nifty rotisserie that is ideal for a rolled roast or two large chooks

- Paella Burner with a 600mm Pan

- half 44 gallon drum Charcoal Cooker which is great for all cuts of meat.

BYO food and drinks. You will need to do your own cooking and cleaning with a view to leaving the premises as they were found i.e. clean please.


Connected to The Big Top is a large building that houses a substantial indoor kitchen and living room, as well as the bathroom complex with 2 toilets and 2 showers.A second bathroom has another toilet as well as a shower over bath and a double handbasin cabinet. There is also a Poolroom with a wall plasma and reverse A/C. The bunkhouse is 2 rooms with 6 bunks in each and is connected to the Poolroom by a covered walkway.

There are four separate cosy A frame cabins each with a double bed and two folding camp beds.

The romantic Lake House is a separate 2 storey dwelling on our private lake. It has a queen size bed and a slipper bath/shower upstairs. Downstairs is a kitchenette, toilet, daybed and TV. Large double doors open onto a deck over the lake with a 10 person dining setting and BBQ. Awesome in summer.

OVERALL - FAWLTY FARM has a total of 4 double beds and one Queen. 12 singles and 8 folding beds suitable for children 4-10 years. The whole facility can accommodate 22 adults and 8 children under 10. However, current regulations stipulate the maximum number of adults allowed to be accommodated as paying guests is 18. Obviously our housing facilities are greater than this.


Cost depends on a number of factors such as number of adults, length of stay, days of the week, month of the year and number of days before arrival. Please use the Stayz calculator to determine cost prior to enquiring. That said, there is the old supply/demand factor meaning we may be negotiable on price if we need your booking i.e. the Bums on Seats factor.

Generally, long weekends and some holiday prices vary but as a rule of thumb, the cost per adult is usually around $100 per person per night based on 10 adults.

We hope to welcome you to FAWLTY FARM soon.


John & Sally


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Balcony Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Games room Heating Hot tub Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Living room Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay with 3 FREE experiences is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 20.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent holiday Great mix of everything. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of wonderful memories taken away with us. Children enjoyed themselves immensely. Highly recommend for big family groups.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Weekend Ever!!!!!!!! Myself and a large group of friends stayed here last weekend as my leaving Australia party. It was by far the most amazing weekend I and many of my friends had in Australia. John and his beautiful wife Sally were so welcoming and accommodating. The house had absolutely everything that you need and more. The surroundings on the lake were breathtaking, especially the view when you wake up in the lake house in the morning. From the hot tub to the games room, fire pit and all the cooking equipment made it such a special weekend. The highlight was when John took us out on the boat on Saturday on the lake where we enjoyed a few drinks and jumped off the boat for a swim. That evening he and Sally took us to the viewpoint where we enjoyed wine and cheese and the most fabulous views. Fawlty Farm is somewhere we will all be talking about for a very long time and recommending it to anyone looking for an amazing get away. Thank you John and Sally from Lauren and the gang.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing weekend away. We met 3 other families for my husband's 50th and had a great time. There was always something for the kids to do; paddle boating, basketball, bocce, billiards etc. Adults were able to join in or relax with the beautiful view. The boat trip, hilltop champagne and cheese and tour of the goldmine did not fail to impress! Thankyou John and Sally for a very memorable weekend.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind experience A group of us (adults and kids) stayed here for the weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday after staying here a couple of years prior. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend. There are a great variety of rooms and sleeping arrangements and loads to do on and around the property. John and Sally are excellent hosts and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We got loads of use out of the outdoor cooking equipment and sound system, we had a roaring fire each night and used the hot tub until the wee hours of the morning. Even though the weather was cold and sometimes wet - we were always comfortable and cozy. We capped off the weekend with an exploration of the old historic mine on site and with John's help I even found me some gold! I recommend preparing ahead and getting good use out of the smoker / spit roast etc. and even if its winter - don't forget your togs. We are already planning our next trip back.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW,Fabulous Place for a Family Gathering !!! Fawlty Farm was so much better than I thought it would be. There is something for everyone. The owner was extremely helpful and made sure our stay went smoothly. The view from the top is amazing. Tramopline, Golf, etc perfect places for us to gather. The fire at night allowed us to play outdoor games at the tables. The kitchen has everything you could need to create perfect meals. We had lunch on the boat....and enjoyed a splash in the lake. I can't wait to return in the near future. Such peaceful surroundings. Thank you.
Date published: 2016-04-26
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