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, cheese 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. Until the end of Dec 2017, children under 16 are FREE. Please do not make an enquiry for small groups as Fawlty Farm can only be booked in its entirety we do not rent out parts of the property. 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.
THE BIG TOP KITCHEN
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.
FROM January 2018, children 5-16 are half price at $45 per child per night. Children under 5 are FREE. The nightly rate is based on 13 adults with extra adults $95 per person per night.
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 13 adults.
We hope to welcome you to FAWLTY FARM soon.
John & Sally