Traditional Farm Cottage by River

4.87

Entire bed and breakfast hosted by Ivy

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the bed and breakfast to yourself.
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Pets allowed
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Outstanding hospitality
3 recent guests complimented Ivy for outstanding hospitality.
Enjoy open log fires in the sitting room. Eat fresh produce from our farm. Surrounded by Wilkin Flora & Fauna Reserve, famed for native orchids, abundant & rare wildlife. Your horses & dogs are invited to visit. You can walk, fish, canoe, bird, swim and spot platypus! Enjoy eggs from our poultry & produce from our garden.

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The space
Tolka Cottage is cosy and comfortable in all seasons. Discreet and private in a quiet location. It is ideal for those who wish to escape from the urban environment, for families, for small groups of friends, for naturalists interested in native flora and fauna and for those who wish to star gaze in our dark night skies. Wake up to native bird song and you may also hear a cockerel or two.
The famed Tolka breakfast ingredients, for a great country breakfast, are included for your first morning – fresh Tolka eggs, bacon, tomatoes, fruit, cereal, yoghurt, homemade Tolka jams & bread made by Ivy, filter coffee & a variety of teas.
There is a formal sitting room and a more informal sunroom. The bedrooms consist of 3 bedrooms consisting of a queen bed, a double bed & 2 single beds made up with top quality bed linen, continental quilts and towels. In addition, they all have electric blankets for those cool winter nights. There is reverse cycle air conditioning for your comfort.
The bathroom has shower & toilet. The laundry has a washing machine & dryer. In addition there is an outside shower & separate toilet. Both bathrooms have good hot water from a gas fired boiler. Tolka Cottage has colour TV, DVD & stereo/CD player, interesting books & games.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Strathdownie, Victoria, Australia

This is a secret corner of Australia, undiscovered by mass tourism. A hidden delight for the connoisseur.
It will suit those who are travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide, or those who are on the route to, or from, the Great Ocean Road and/or the Limestone Coast. The Cottage makes an ideal stop over, for a couple of nights, for a complete chill out.
It provides a retreat for those who wish to enjoy the many festivals at Mt. Gambier and Coonawarra, but who want to have the freedom to escape from the crowds, at the same time.
The farm with its wild areas, left unspoilt to encourage wildlife and its billabong will enrapture the unadventurous.
Those who venture into the Wilkin Flora & Fauna Reserve which surrounds Tolka, will be treated to a botanical delight, rich in native wild flowers, orchids and fungi.
The Casterton Horse Races take place several times a year and are a fun day out for the family and Tolka is ideally suited as a base for race goers, especially, if they wish to tap into Ivy's expert knowledge of the racing world.
Tolka Cottage is always in demand for the Casterton Kelpie Festival each June. The Kelpie breed of dog originated in this area and is celebrated with the Kelpie Muster, the Festival and Working Dog Auction. So book early.
There are several golf courses within easy reach: Casterton Golf Course, 15 minutes away, is the closest, followed by Coleraine Golf Club, 30 minutes away. There are two courses at Mt. Gambier, a 50 minute drive.

Hosted by Ivy

  1. Joined in November 2013
  • 31 Reviews
Originally from Ireland, horses are in my blood. I worked with them all my life, firstly with showjumpers and latterly with thoroughbred race horses. A lover of all wildlife, in particular of birds and of the natural environment. Unable to live without dogs. Passionate about good quality home produced food. Maker of bread, grower of vegetables and fruit, breeder of hens, geese and ducks. We love having guests who share our interests and to treat them to our little piece of heaven on earth.
Originally from Ireland, horses are in my blood. I worked with them all my life, firstly with showjumpers and latterly with thoroughbred race horses. A lover of all wildlife, in pa…

During your stay

Our house is near Tolka Cottage, but far enough away to be unobstrusive, so we are available if you need us.
We are food mad and love our home grown produce. It is our philosophy that we should produce as much of our own food at home as possible. Guests may freely harvest their choice of vegetables from the garden for their own use and buy duck, geese and hen eggs when available and other homemade delights. Also, we usually have a large range of dried fruits and preserves for sale. If you are interested, you can learn how to catch yabbies (fresh water crayfish) for your supper in the dams.
If you wish to find out more, just contact Ivy and she will be happy to help you.
Our house is near Tolka Cottage, but far enough away to be unobstrusive, so we are available if you need us.
We are food mad and love our home grown produce. It is our philos…
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House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Smoke alarm

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