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Lilly Pilly Cottage Gidgegannup

Farmstay, Swan Valley

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bathroom


LILLY PILLY COTTAGE offers a Swan Valley/Perth Hills family fun-filled farm-stay experience on an organic vineyard & farm. It's only a short distance from the Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary and Lake Leschenaultia. Lilly Pilly Cottage is on 100 acres of tall timbers, pastures and a quaint vineyard, all near the small village of Gidgegannup.

Gidgegannup is in the Perth Hills of Western Australia - it's close to the city but far enough to be country - only 50min from Perth central and 40min from the Perth International Airport. An excellent opportunity for children to get back to basics having a wholesome and safe farm-stay experience. They can help hand-feed the friendly farm pets. A great opportunity for parents to come and relax and enjoy the bush tranquillity. Do as much or as little as you like. Ideal for a family or a couple's retreat.

This secluded homely cottage is tucked into tall timbers and is all yours for your stay. It offers a fully equipped kitchen/dining, three bedrooms, one bathroom/toilet plus a reading/play room off the main lounge room with games, puzzles and books. We provided all linen and towels, so all you need to bring is your food.

In the winter bring your wellies and marshmallows and toast them on the outdoor campfire (check with farmer Ray for fire restrictions). Or, you can take a hike in the nearby Berry Reserve, which has a seasonal (winter and spring) waterfall. Also, you can visit Noble Falls where the children can enjoy the playground, have a BBQ or just enjoy a gourmet pub lunch at the Noble Falls Tavern or the Parkerville Tavern. Recently opened is the Noble Falls Estate Wild Goose Cafe`offering gourmet breakfast 9-11 on a Sunday morning. On a blustery day just enjoy a cosy log fire indoors (chopped wood provided).

Lilly Pilly Cottage is air-conditioned for those hot summer days, enjoy the balmy evenings outdoors and barbeque on the patio overlooking the Australian bush. Bring your torch and at night spot the possums, other nocturnals or just take a stroll and look for a kangaroo. Bring your bathers and go for a short drive to beautiful Lake Leschenaultia, there you can spend the day and canoe, swim, picnic or barbeque in the shaded grassed areas overlooking the vast lake.

Find peace, tranquillity and relaxation while you watch your family have fun and visit some of the most well-kept secrets in the Perth Hills.

Gidgegannup is between the Swan & Avon Valleys - a pleasant 50-minute scenic drive from Perth for your West Australian farm holiday experience.

Farm Activities

Lilly Pilly Cottage extends a warm welcome to children having activities which delight them, like the feeding of the friendly farm animals. The farm environment allows an opportunity for children to bond with the farm pets and interact with nature. Farm-stays suit all ages and people.

You can assist farmer Ray to feed the ponies Blue and Baci and our miniature Shetland Amy. Amy loves to be brushed and is a lovable, very huggable, 'My Little Pony' look alike. Hand-feed Lilly our friendly alpaca. Also, hand-feed the chooks and collect the fresh organic, farm eggs for your next breakfast. The sheep with their lambs (in season) come up for a visit, and you can help farmer Ray hand-feed them too. Meet Betsy, our pet Jersey cow. You can see the goat, Snowy, in the paddock right near your cottage, feed Snow your leftover apple-core, but she loves bread better.

In February or March is when our Shiraz grapes are hand-picked and crushed for the new vintage. After the grapes are picked, we celebrate the harvest by enjoying a smorgasbord of food and a taste of last year's vintage.Ask Ray for a taste of the latest vintage and a tour of the winery.

All this, on a quiet 1100-acre property.

Local Attractions & Facilities

Gidgegannup Village - 5 minutes away - offers an excellent bakery/cafe`.There's also a fast- food outlet (fish-n-chips, pizza and hamburgers) plus a liquor store. Visit Experience Gidgegannup website for more tourist information.

Berry Reserve - 1000 acres of native bush, with a brook and seasonal waterfall - it's ideal for picnics & bush walks, just 5 minutes away on Reen Road. In August and September, the wildflowers put on a spectacular display.

Noble Falls - picnic or BBQ (provided free of charge), a playground plus a seasonal water-fall - 10min east on Toodyay Road. There is also a Tavern across from the Falls that's open seven days from 11 am till late. It offers gourmet pub food for lunch or dinner from the 2 Fat Chefs, or you can just pop in for a refreshment or a coffee and just enjoy the excellent views from the Verandah.

Noble Falls Estate's Wild Goose Cafe` offers everyday lunch till 4pm, including dinners on the weekend. This recently opened estate offers wine tasting and the Old Soap Factory sells crafts and gifts.

Mundaring Village -15 minutes away - has two large supermarkets and various cafe`s and restaurants. Visit the Mundaring Visitor's Centre online for more information.

Lake Leschenaultia - 20 minutes away in Chidlow - is a huge lake with grassed, shaded areas for picnics or a BBQ (provided free of charge) and white sand beach entries on both sides of the lake. It has a playground as well as a biking and hiking trail around the lake. Canoe hire and a cafe` are open in summer on weekends, public and school holidays.You can view a map of Lake Leschenaultia on the Mundaring WA website.

Swan Valley - 15 minutes west - hosts a large variety of vineyards, wineries, cafe`s and restaurants. Visit the Swan Valley Visitors Centre online for more information.

Caversham Wildlife Park, a popular tourist destination - 20 minutes away in the Swan Valley - where you hand-feed the kangaroos, have a photo taken with the koalas and close-up encounters with other Australian native animals. Bring a picnic, stay the whole day and enjoy the hands-on experience and the shows which are included in your admission fee.

Other "hot" family tourist destinations - about 50min away by car:

-Outback Splash at the Maze on Neaves Road in Bullsbrook, offering nine mazes, mini-golf and water slides for children.

-Hillary's Boat Harbour, one of the most visited tourist destination in Western Australia. The harbour offers shopping, cafe`s, a Marine Discovery Centre with whale watching cruises (bookings essential), plus, The Great Escape fun park with mini-golf, rock-climbing, waterslides and more.

Summer or Winter there's always something to see or do nearby. We know you will have a fabulous,fun-filled family farm-stay experience.

We look forward to meeting you.


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Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair DVD player Fireplace Games Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Washing machine
Lilly Pilly Cottage Gidgegannup is rated 4.6571428571428575 out of 5 by 35.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Family Getaway We had an absolutely lovely stay at Lilly Pilly Cottage. Farmer Ray was most hospitable and made our stay very enjoyable. The children had a great time helping to feed the animals and explore the farm and there were many other fantastic places to explore only a stones throw away. We would definitely recommend Lilly Pilly Cottage to families looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway not far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for children Being city dwellers, we were initially worried that the children will not be used to staying in a farm. However, Farmer Ray helped to settle us down nicely by for example, providing us with tips on setting up the fireplace in the cottage (it was the first time for us!). He also pointed us to specific places we could drive to for sightseeing and for grocery shopping. Our 3 children totally enjoyed the morning interaction with the animals in the farm and with Farmer Ray. The swing hanging from the tree was their favourite playground. The marshmallow BBQ over the campfire was also a hit with the children and us adults. Although the cottage is old, it is very cozy, provides us with the right amount of privacy and includes the necessities for us to make our farm stay an enjoyable one. This stay has made it to be a memorable experience for the whole family and we would like to thank Farmer Ray for this!
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Farmstay Experience My kids thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lilly Pilly Cottage during our 2 night stay. Farmer Ray was exactly what the others have reviewed! So hospitable and patient in sharing us about the life on the farm. He loves kids and was good at making our kids feel comfortable! A humorous and passionate farmer, he shared much about his farm animals as well as his orchard. He was thoughtful and took great care to ensure that we feel welcomed. The farm provided and enriching experience both for the kids and us. Living in a city state, sitting by the fireplace and keeping warm was quite an experience.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relax and enjoy! The Cottage is old but love it, as it gives the essence of a rural place. If you want to beat the crowd, feed the animals at your own leisure time, no competing with other people to feed or touch the animals then this is the place to go. Very relax, out of the hustle and bustle of city or town life. Very quiet and serene place. Farmer Ray is an excellent host! Loves how he interact with the kids and the animals! :)
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasant stay Our 2 nights stay was just nice. Cottage is a bit old but characterized the farmstay. My 2 children love the animals and the log fire. I recommend the 1311Shiraz created by farmer Ray.
Date published: 2015-10-01
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