Hello Serenity: 5 Stanthorpe Farm Stays
The privacy of staying on acreage, meeting adorable farm animals… staying on a farm around Stanthorpe is a great way to experience wine country in a fully authentic country escape.
1. Mallow Organic Sheep Farm
Stay on a real sheep farm, Mallow Organic Farm & Cottage, just 10 minutes outside of Stanthorpe. The 3 bedroom cottage is so stylish that it’s hard to believe it was once the farm’s shearer’s quarters. Views from the verandah overlook the characterful shearing shed and views from the bathtub are over the privacy of the farm landscape.
Go walking on the farm to see the lambs grazing on the pasture, the historic woodshed and all the natural beauty of the lake with birdlife, fishing and a private summerhouse to enjoy the quietness by the water.
2. Straw House B&B Cottage
These two gorgeous boys, Aklan and Bahookie come running at afternoon tea time. Pat and feed these gorgeous Scottish Highland cattle at Straw House B&B Cottage, where guests can book in either the detached cottage or the main homestead… both of which were built with straw bale walls!
Also on the property, meet the alpacas, feed the chooks, enjoy a star filled night sky by the fire pit and go for a stroll with the three beautiful resident labradors who love to accompany you on a walk to the private apple orchard onsite.
3. Happy Pig Farm
The whole family will be as happy as a pig in mud at Happy Pig Farm, a self sufficiency farm on the outskirts of Stanthorpe. The self contained holiday unit, which has a private entry is part of the 100-year-old original farm house. During your stay enjoy a farm tour to meet and cuddle pigs and baby lambs.
4. Windswept Country Retreat
Windswept Country Retreat sits on the privacy of a 161 acre property in Ballandean, where a Farmhouse Cottage accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 double bedrooms.
Explore on the property’s walking tracks, where visiting bird enthusiasts have reported over 50 varieties of birds. Wet a line and tempt the fish to your table and try the property’s waterholes for fresh yabbies in the warmer parts of the year (nets are provided).
5. The Forgotten Grove
The Forgotten Grove name was born as a nod to the olive trees on this property, which had been forgotten and neglected for some time. These trees and the small property in Glen Aplin, south of Stanthorpe, is being nursed back to health utilising only organic practices. There are two bee hives on the property, as well as a vegetable garden, chook pen, and an aquaponics set-up housed in a small greenhouse. As an eco-friendly facility, the house was designed to ensure minimal impact on the environment.
This B&B style accomodation features two luxury queen bedrooms with ensuites for guests and a shared kitchen area.