The Farm Stay Guesthouse is located 2 hours from Geelong, 1 hour from the famous 12 Apostles and 20 minutes from Warrnambool’s Whale watching. Your HOSTS are Emma and Daniel. We would like you to have an enjoyable stay at our Guesthouse and offer you as many or as little experiences as you would like. Our property is bordered by Ellerslie-Panmure Road and the Hopkins River. We have our own private access to the Hopkins River where it is possible to catch Trout, spot a platypus, watch birdlife, paddle in a canoe and view Koalas and Wallaby’s. The property covers 14acres of farm. Originally set up as a horse’s breeding and training farm, the facilities are now used to rear calves. Our other pets include 2 Dogs, Cats, miniature pigs, Chicken, Quail, Sheep, Cattle, goats and Horses.
The guest house is two Storey - upstairs has 3 bedrooms, a Queen bed, Double bed and Single bed. Suitable for 4-5 guests. Ground floor is open plan living/kitchen and Bathroom/laundry. The Guesthouse is fully self contained with a well equipped kitchen, electric stove, grill, oven, microwave and a large fridge/freezer. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, toilet, basin and Laundry facilities. A new split system Heating and Cooling sees our guests very comfortable in all types of weather.
All linen and towels are provided during your stay. For your convenience Tea and Coffee, Shampoo/Conditioner, soap and washing powder is also supplied for you to use during your stay. Undercover parking is provided.
We welcome our guest to join in with farm activities or simply rest by the heated pool, enjoy the country air or put your feet up in your comfy guest house.
Morning feeding - 8.30am
The dogs are let out of their pen
Feed chooks and collect the eggs
Feed the pigs
Mix calve milk And feed to the calves
Feed out hay to horses, cows and sheep
UNSUPERVISED ACTIVITIES any time of the day
Fishing for Trout in the Hopkins River – We have a lovely fishing hole in the river. It is very peaceful sitting here watching wildlife waiting for a fish. Fishing rods and bait can be arranged
Canoeing in the Hopkins River – We have 2 x 2 man canoes for hire for guests to paddle along the river. Please enquire if interested
Walking – please enjoy walking around the farm stay. Koalas can be found in the trees along the river. The river is accessible at the fishing hole and along the 400mtr walking track (Koala Walk). Both the “Koala walk track” and the “fishing hole” are available for guests to use anytime
Heated Swimming Pool – (Summer Only) the heated pool is a magnesium mineral pool which is good for your skin. It will not cause any irritation to sensitive skin. It is solar heated which means it is heated by the panels on the roof of the main house. Temperatures can vary between 18 – 34 degree. You can access the pool by the balcony off the main house.
Camp Fire- For the ultimate country experience we provide you with fire wood and a fire drum. The fire can be used to cook your BBQ meat for a real country camping experience. Don’t forget the marshmallows