The most romantic country cottage
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The open plan cottage boasts an beautiful wrought iron chandelier, handmade by a local blacksmith, spotted gum floors, modern gas log fire and mix of timeless antique furniture with chic modern pieces setting the mood for the perfect getaway.
Little Folly is a private retreat exclusively for two adults and situated on a historic hills stationEst.1910 of ten acres. This romantic cottage overlooks dry stone walls that lead on to the Edna Walling designed gardens and blueberry fields. One cottage ensures a private stay.
There is a separate small kitchen and an en suite bathroom with corner spa.
All tariffs include breakfasts provisions including home baked bread, farm fresh eggs, bacon from local gourmet butcher, tomatoes, blueberries in season, pod coffee machine, plunger coffee and more.
Our driveway of 150 metres opens onto ten acres ensures that there is no passing traffic and is completely private yet ten minutes flat walk to Olinda Village
After a day of exploring the mountains, relax in a double spa, curl up and dream in front of the fire and sleep well in the romantic queen sized four poster bed.Guests will find a library of DVD's and C.D's, books and magazines. Have a chat over the fence with our beautiful alpaca pets These quiet peaceful animals are a delight and sooooooo cute.
Also available if required is an access bathroom and has been built to Australian standards.Access is by four stairs or ramp.
Folly Farms cottage sleeps two adults.
Folly Farm is dog friendly Conditions apply.
A VERY SPECIAL GARDEN
A truly special treat. Guests are welcome to explore the gardens and your hosts will be delighted to explain the gardens history. Ellis Stones and Eric Hammond both worked with Edna Walling to make Folly Farm a very special place. You will find all the signatures that are Walling including beautiful Silver birch.
ENGLISH SHEPHERDS HUT
Shepherds huts were designed to be home to the shepherd who could not afford to leave his flock for long. A warm place to nurture a sick baby lamb. These days, our shepherds Hut offers our guests a special vantage to enjoy the garden in all seasons. A beautiful daybed and fire add to the romantic ambiance. Designed and built by Robert at Folly Farm with traditional workmanship including amazing forged wheels made by a local, Hills, third generation blacksmith. Perfect for meditation or a romantic dinner….. maybe a proposal
Please note Folly Farm is closed during our blueberry harvest January and February and usually reopen by the Labor Day Weekend or mid March
In the heart of Olinda
Folly Farm is located between Olinda and Mt Dandenong Villages. A short five minute "flat" walk will bring you to quaint Village of Olinda where you will find shops, restaurants, boutiques and cafes. In daylight savings walk up for dinner and enjoy the stroll home.
The National Rhododendron Gardens are just a few minutes walk from our front gate.
Nearby is the magnificent CloudeHill Gardens and Seasons Restaurant... don't miss their beautiful cakes.
Lunch is a pleasure in the Hills We are spoilt for choice and King Henry, Olinda Cafe, Sassafras Cafe....to die for scones and cream are just a few ideas. Perhaps take a picnic to one of our outstanding Hills gardens or walk a few minutes from Folly Farm to the National Rhododendron Gardens.
Olinda is a plant collectors heaven with CloudeHills nursery and nearby is Gentiana Nursery with rare perennials and an excellent alpines collection...then explore some of the wonderful Hills gardens nearby.
The large bathroom offers a stepless shower base, safety anti-slip floor coverings, hand held shower, wheel chair accessible toilet, grab rails for shower & toilet, portable shower seat, lever taps, heated towel rail, hair dryer. All meet Australian standards.
Parts of the garden can be explored by wheelchair and guests can enjoy beautiful views across the garden and farm from the cottage.
The cottage is accessed via ramp and some parts of the garden maybe suitable for wheelchairs.