Farm stays are the next luxury travel chapter
November 1, 2022
Whether it’s onsite winemaking facilities, miniature pygmy goats and handsome Herefords or abundant vegetable and micro-herb gardens, every farm stay in Victoria, Australia, offers a unique experience for travellers
There is no shortage of land in the vast expanse of Australia. Its unparalleled landscapes and relationship with nature make for sweeping views and holistic travel experiences. Despite being the smallest state in southeast Australia, Victoria claims mountains, national parks, wineries, fantastic surfing beaches… and has no shortage of farms which have been converted to offer a top level of bespoke accommodations.
If you are looking for your next Victoria stay in the heart of nature, check out the four properties below.
Nestled amongst rolling farmland with uninterrupted sweeping views over Western Port Bay, sit three standalone luxury cabins, all exquisitely crafted to provide the ultimate coastal retreat. The Cabins at Five Acres offers guests an unprecedented luxury experience on Phillip Island.
Each cabin has been beautifully designed and carefully curated with individual personalities. Enjoy immaculate interiors and high-end finishes. Soak in the view from the handcrafted concrete outdoor bath. Cosy up by the log fire and indulge in delicious grazing platters with locally made wine.
Perched on a hilltop with jaw-dropping views across the Barwite Valley to the Broken River, Buller Roo offers luxurious lodgings, incredible night skies and adorable miniature pygmy goats, which are popular with the entire family. Buller Roo is a unique destination offering warmth and comfort and the ultimate relaxation. This place is tailor-made for family holidays and a return to simple pleasures with books, board games, a covered patio, a barbecue, and a tyre swing.
Fellcroft is a working farm, providing luxury bespoke on-farm accommodation in the Macedon Ranges. A place to relax, unwind and reconnect. Designed exclusively with couples in mind. The cosy space captures the stunning views of Mt Macedon, Hanging Rock and Camel’s Hump. Each of the quarters has French doors from every room that open to expansive decks allowing for maximum enjoyment of these exclusive vistas. Interiors have been curated with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furnishings, some from Fellcroft’s long history. The palette in both quarters has been inspired by the surrounding forest, seasonal fields and big skies. Complimentary local wine and cheese are provided on arrival along with an extensive breakfast hamper.
Dairy Flat Farm
Dairy Flat Farm sets across almost 40 picturesque acres, with a productive herb and vegetable garden that already supplies the multi-award-winning Lake House kitchens and a newly planted orchard of apples, pears, stone fruit, quince and medlar. It has a vineyard dedicated to cool-climate pinot noir and chardonnay, an established olive grove, ornamental hedgerow gardens, a bakehouse dedicated to slow-fermented sourdough and a concierge-serviced private Lodge for up to 12 guests.
The lodge is luxurious, with many a cosy nook, spacious bedrooms and a kitchen equipped to meet the needs of the most enthusiastic of cooks. The last year or so has seen a sharp rise in the emergence of luxurious farm stay properties, where visitors can not only relax in comfortable lodgings but also get a first-hand understanding of living off the land.
Photos courtesy of the various properties