Relaxing retreat - a great place to unwind
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About Linda Stanley
John and Linda, apart from being chestnut farmers, work with farmers around the world, teaching them how to market their produce direct to consumers. They have written a number of books, both individually and together. They enjoy and believe in healthy living, cooking from scratch, keeping active, enjoying each moment, travel, meditation and the company of family and friends. They enjoy having guests in the farmstay as it is a lovely way to share the joys of the farm.
Linda Stanley purchased this Farmhouse in 2013
Why Linda Stanley chose Carlotta
John and Linda Stanley purchased Chestnut Brae in 2013 with a view to creating healthy added value chestnut products using sustainable regenerative agriculture. We also want children to understand where their food comes from, so we converted the original farm house into a farmstay. We believe it is important to connect with nature to recharge the soul and city living deprives people of the opportunity to connect with nature. Chestnut Brae is a stunningly beautiful property, some people say it is the most beautiful farm in the south west, and is therefore an ideal place to recharge after hectic fast paced city living.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Chestnut Brae is unique in that it is the largest chestnut farm in Western Australia, and is the only farm where chestnut fed pork is a major product. It is nestled in a lovely valley with three dams in the valley and is surrounded by rolling hills where kangaroos and emus can be viewed morning and evening as they make their way across the valley.
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Pigs are on the Christmas wish list!!!
Great location central to many day outings. Well equipped kitchen perfect for preparing family meals. Spa bath a lovely treat after long days out, kids loved it! Farm a beautiful tranquil setting. Farm animals a hit with the kids - they all have pigs on their Xmas list now. Thanks for the break from our hectic city schedule!
You are very welcome Amanda, we are so pleased your family enjoyed the escape from the city and the opportunity to relax and enjoy some rural relaxation. We find just walking through the orchard of chestnut trees is good for the spirit as well as the mind and body. Itis as though that is what our body needs.
Connecting with animals is also good for us, we need to be exposed to all different environments to build our physical immunity - I think sometimes modern life is far too sterile an environment for our health, we all need variety - the spice of life. :0
Oh dear - pigs on a Xmas list - sorry about that! :( Perhaps tell the children they can come back and see our piggies instead :0
You are always welcome at our farmstay.
Kind regards, Linda and John
A rustic old farmhouse set amongst tranquil bushland.
We had a wonderful stay at Chestnut Brae. The homestay is fully equipped and comfortable. The tour of the farm was a highlight as it was interesting to hear about the process of chestnut farming.
Thank you for your review Tennille, it was certainly a pleasure to host you on our farmstay and we are so pleased you enjoyed ysour stay. Your family was a delight to show around our farm.
It has everything we need and more
We loved our stay at Chestnut Brae. It was relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Our host John and Linda were very nice and friendly. On one of the day John took us on a tour of their Chestnut farm which was very informative and inspiring. The farm house was very comfortable for us 5 adults and 4 children. I really appreciate the clean beddings and comfortable bed, with complete kitchen equipments and utensil which allowed me to cook and stick to our special dietary requirements. Thank you very much John and Linda for allowing us to stay at your place.
It was lovely to have you and your family stay with us Christy. We really appreciated how clean and tidy you leftthe cottage, and what a pleasure you all were to have with us on the farm.
A great, relaxing getaway
Our hosts John and Linda are friendly and welcoming. The surrounding of the farm is picturesque and peaceful which made our stay at the farm very relaxing. The farm tour was very interesting and educational for adults and kids alike. We highly recommend trying John and Linda's chestnut fed pork as they are a premium quality marbled meat, yummm! Thank you for the unique experience :)
Thank you Evonne for your kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed your holiday at our farm. Your family is delightful and a pleasure to host st our farmstay. Best wishes, Linda and John.
What a picturesque Winter getaway, rolling green hills, fireplace, animals and free range kids! :-)
Thanks for hosting us Linda we enjoyed our stay and hope to be back one Spring to see the chestnuts and daffodils in bloom!
Thank you Ettienne, so happy you enjoyed your stay at our farm. We would love to have you stay with us again one Spring, so we can show you our gorgeous daffodils in flower and chestnut trees leafing up.
Very nice location
Very friendly hosting by the owners.Excellent location, beautiful weather in December.
Thank you Vipul for your comments. It was a pleasure to have your family and friends stay with us. Very best wishes, Linda