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Folly Farm Rural Retreat-The most romantic cottage

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About the property

The most romantic country cottage!

Latest News: Don't miss ...Tesselaars Tulip Festival, The Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens and CloudeHill during can walk two minutes to the Botanical Gardens from our front gate........

The open plan cottage boasts an beautiful wrought iron chandelier, handmade by a local blacksmith, spotted gum floors, modern gas log fire and mix of timeless antique furniture with chic modern pieces setting the mood for the perfect getaway.

Little Folly is a private retreat exclusively for two adults and situated on a historic hills station(Est.1910) of ten acres. This romantic cottage overlooks dry stone walls that lead on to the Edna Walling designed gardens and blueberry fields. One cottage ensures a private stay.

There is a separate small kitchen and an en suite bathroom with corner spa.

All tariffs include breakfasts provisions including home baked bread, farm fresh eggs, bacon from local gourmet butcher, tomatoes, blueberries in season, pod coffee machine, plunger coffee and more.

Our driveway of 150 metres opens onto ten acres ensures that there is no passing traffic and is completely private yet ten minutes flat walk to Olinda Village

After a day of exploring the mountains, relax in a double spa, curl up and dream in front of the fire and sleep well in the romantic queen sized four poster bed.Guests will find a library of DVD's and C.D's, books and magazines. Have a chat over the fence with our beautiful alpaca pets! These quiet peaceful animals are a delight and sooooooo cute.

Also available if required is an access bathroom and has been built to Australian standards.Access is by four stairs or ramp.

Folly Farms cottage sleeps two adults.

Folly Farm is dog friendly! Conditions apply.


A truly special treat. Guests are welcome to explore the gardens and your hosts will be delighted to explain the gardens history. Ellis Stones and Eric Hammond both worked with Edna Walling to make Folly Farm a very special place. You will find all the signatures that are Walling including beautiful Silver birch.


Shepherds huts were designed to be home to the shepherd who could not afford to leave his flock for long. A warm place to nurture a sick baby lamb. These days, our shepherds Hut offers our guests a special vantage to enjoy the garden in all seasons. A beautiful daybed and fire add to the romantic ambiance. Designed and built by Robert at Folly Farm with traditional workmanship including amazing forged wheels made by a local, Hills, third generation blacksmith. Perfect for meditation or a romantic dinner….. maybe a proposal

Please note Folly Farm is closed during our blueberry harvest January and February and usually reopen by the Labor Day Weekend or mid March

In the heart of Olinda

Folly Farm is located between Olinda and Mt Dandenong Villages. A short five minute "flat" walk will bring you to quaint Village of Olinda where you will find shops, restaurants, boutiques and cafes. In daylight savings walk up for dinner and enjoy the stroll home.

The National Rhododendron Gardens are just a few minutes walk from our front gate.

Nearby is the magnificent CloudeHill Gardens and Seasons Restaurant... don't miss their beautiful cakes.

Lunch is a pleasure in the Hills! We are spoilt for choice and King Henry, Olinda Cafe, Sassafras die for scones and cream are just a few ideas. Perhaps take a picnic to one of our outstanding Hills gardens or walk a few minutes from Folly Farm to the National Rhododendron Gardens.

Olinda is a plant collectors heaven with CloudeHills nursery and nearby is Gentiana Nursery with rare perennials and an excellent alpines collection...then explore some of the wonderful Hills gardens nearby.

Access Bathroom

The large bathroom offers a stepless shower base, safety anti-slip floor coverings, hand held shower, wheel chair accessible toilet, grab rails for shower & toilet, portable shower seat, lever taps, heated towel rail, hair dryer. All meet Australian standards.

Parts of the garden can be explored by wheelchair and guests can enjoy beautiful views across the garden and farm from the cottage.

The cottage is accessed via ramp and some parts of the garden maybe suitable for wheelchairs.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017


Other Activities:

Olinda Village & Parks/Gardens


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Olinda, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests


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Folly Farm Rural Retreat-The most romantic cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best holidays I have had in a very long time. It is a stunningly beautiful property, amazing views and so close to Olinda village. My little dog was made very welcome. It was such a luxury to enjoy a five star place that was also pet friendly. I felt very pampered and spoilt. The hosts had thought of everything- from everything I might need for brekkie to all those little touches that made the stay really special. Definitely coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Daina for your very kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your break at Folly Farm. There is still more lots more dogie walks for you to explore here in Olinda Village. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. AND thank you for the beautiful review!!!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful romantic retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was amazing, with fantastic views over the blueberry trees. Every comfort was taken care of, down to the chocolates, bathrobes and slippers. The hosts were incredibly friendly, and even allowed us to hand-feed the Alpacas. Will definitely be staying again in the future. Thanks Belinda & Robert!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We really loved meeting little Sue. Of course we are always happy to talk all things alpaca!!! There are so many more dog friendly attractions for you to visit and we hope to see you again over Spring! Regards Belinda & Rob
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Geelong, Belmont, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Our hosts provided us with an absolutely perfect getaway. The attention to detail was of the highest standard and our requirements were met superbly. There is not one thing I could suggest to improve the cottage. We are already planning a return in the spring!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

A peaceful place to stay. Belinda is a friendly and welcoming host. The cottage has everything you need. What we loved most about our stay was the quiet we experienced. Perfect place to read. I would like to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We're delighted you both enjoyed your stay. The garden and rural views from the cottage are lovely and the cottage is just the perfect place to chill out. I hope we see you again at Folly Farm & thank you for the great review! Belinda and Rob
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cosy and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property to relax and keep warm or in the warmer months the front covered verandah is a must.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Folly farm

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our little furry friend , hosts Rob &Belinda made us feel very welcome

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Olinda, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Tariff 1
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Optional Costs
    Dog cleaning Fee: $30 per stay

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