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GUMLEAF COTTAGE FARMSTAY - Free daily Animal feeding - close to Perth!

Bedrooms 3
Space 96 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Relaxing family farm retreat!

*Your own private 3 Bedroom Cottage - 2 Queen bedrooms + 4 children's bunks + 3 cots! (extra roll out beds available)

Gorgeous Log fire + Reverse cycle air - heating for winter, come and toast marshmallows!

Cool air-conditioning for summer, Childrens splash pool provided for Summer months.

We strongly recommend a minimum stay of 3 NIGHTS to allow enough time to enjoy all activities on and near the farm!

Lovely Family or Romantic Couple farm holiday experience. You have your very own private, beautifully renovated, self-contained Cottage all to yourself but with hosts living on the 12 acre property should you require anything! Gumleaf Cottage is a 100 year old typical Australian farm cottage, situated on the property of Golden West Haflinger Stud where Cathy used to breed these beautiful golden, blonde ponies which originate from Austria!

Always a variety of farmyard pets to play with and the kids are welcome to join in with animal feeding and care every morning, including collecting the eggs! They will be well entertained with our variety of very friendly farmyard pets including Rabbits, Miniature Goats, Sheep, Chickens, Dog, Cats, Parrots, miniature ponies and of course our gorgeous golden Haflinger ponies!

Located on the doorstep of the Perth Hills and Swan Valley vineyards and Tourism precinct, local country pubs, fine dining restaurants, wineries, Fruit picking, weekend markets and more!

Surrounded by natural bush and farmland with beautiful Australian flora and fauna to explore right on your doorstep. Kangaroos, possums and bandicoots visit the property most nights!

* A peaceful rural atmosphere yet only 40 minutes from Perth city!

* Fantastic world class restaurants, pubs and vineyards in the local area!

* Only 40 minutes to beautiful white sand beaches or to the city of Perth!

* Horse-riding lessons for beginners available.

* Walking or Bike riding trails straight from the farm gate!

* Ideal short-stay for families or peaceful getaway for couples!

(Discounts for longer stays or relocating overseas families)

Horse and Pony rides - Whether you are horse experienced or not, it is difficult not to fall in love with these gentle lovable ponies. Riding lessons or led pony rides are available on request on a pay as you use basis.

*Bring your Horse/Pony with you!... Ideal location for country riders as the State Equestrian Centre is only 15 minutes away. Overnight Agistment available by arrangement.

***Please bring casual clothing as you can expect to get dirty exploring the farm and joining in animal feeding. Wellington boots are a good idea for kids, or at least enclosed footwear!

Nearby Tourist Attractions!

John Forrest National Park

Whiteman Park

Caversham Wildlife Park

Lake Lechenaultia

2 Sisters & a Chef Restaurant

The Brook Garden Restaurant

Malmalling Vineyard & Cafe

Parkerville Pub

Mahogany Inn Bar & Restaurant

Chocolate Factory

Ice Creamery

Sweets and Treats

Nougat Factory

Swan Valley Wagon Trails

Western Australian Reptile Park

Supa Golf at the Swan Valley Oasis

Vines World Class Golf Course

Aboriginal Gallery and Performance Centre

Award winning Wineries & Restaurants

Boutique Breweries

Kookaburra Outdoor Theatre

Bibblumun Walk Track/ Bike trails/ Horse trails

Red Hill Auditorium (Concerts)

State Equestrian Centre - Events

Country towns within an hour drive - York, Northam, Toodyay

More Details

Cathy Anne Hingley
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Cathy Anne Hingley

I absolutely love living in the Perth Hills, surrounded by nature and yet so close and convenient to everything! We are so spoilt for choice for great food and wineries! Yet the beach is straight down the highway 35 minutes away!

I love children and seeing them learn and appreciate the freedom of life on the farm, it makes it all worthwhile! My animals are family members and very dear to my heart!

Cathy Anne Hingley purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Cathy Anne Hingley chose Hovea

Popular for its unique location in the lovely Perth Hills..... Rural yet close to everything! So many activities for the whole family!

Freedom to relax and enjoy peace and return to family values from times gone by! Leave the technology behind and interact with the family outside on our lovely farm.

What makes this cottage unique

Very well equipped for Families and Children with toys, games, books and sports equipment, including bikes provided.

Pony rides & beginner riding lessons by appointment.

Fantastic Pubs, Restaurants and wineries on our doorstep, or if you prefer to self cater you have your own fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Hovea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 96 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , 1 Queen bed, plus 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , 1 cot , 2 sofa bed/futon , 4 Single Bunk beds + 2 single trundle beds + 1 Cot
  • Note: 3rd Bedroom is only available when booking more than 2 Adults unless specially requested! (Additional costs may apply)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tourist hot spot of WA, the Perth Hills are alive with beautiful places to visit, dine and explore through walk and bike riding trails, orchards, vineyards and fantastic dining options everywhere! A peaceful getaway on nature's doorstep yet only a short drive from Perth City or Airport!


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average rating of 4.754386 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Cathy was absolutely lovely and provided for a warm and comfortable stay at the cottage. Both Lauren and Cathy were wonderful with our small kids (2 demanding toddlers!) and truly left them with an unforgettable experience, especially the daily animal feeds and horse riding.

The cottage is in a peaceful location, just a short drive away from daily conveniences, wineries, restaurants etc. Highly recommended for a family retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kee & Shirleen, we loved having you here and look forward to welcoming you back! Your babies are a credit to you! Cathy
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Goldfields WA

Kids dream

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Cathy and her helpers for making our stay so fantastic. The kids loved their daily animal feeding run and pony rides.The cottage was clean, comfortable and warm even though it was rainy for some of our stay. There are toys for inside and out to keep the kids too busy to be bored. The country garden is fantastic for adults to relax in and kids to explore. Cathy went that extra step to make sure our stay was the best she could make it. I can't thank her enough for her care.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle, you are an amazing Nanna to your Grandkids and they are all such lovely children! I truly hope to see you all again! Take care, Cathy x
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Another great experience for the family

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Cathy after our first trip last year...the kids totally enjoyed themselves feeding the animals and wondering around the farm. Tux is still ever energetic and the first thing my son woke up was to walk out of the house to play with Tux who is very gentle with the kids (9, 6 and 3). Cathy was great in guiding the kids in handling the animals and we felt safe letting the kids play and wonder outside by themselves. My kids already missed the farm and wants to go back again next year. The house was well stocked with toys and kitchen equipment that it really feels like a home.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Fantastic family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Cathy for a memorable weekend at Gumleaf Cottage. The kids had an absolute ball feeding the animals, collecting eggs, riding in the hay cart, playing with Tux and riding the ponies. The house is so well equipped for young children with lots of indoor and outdoor toys and is very cosy and homely. We all enjoyed our stay, grown-ups and kids alike, and I've no doubt we will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the farm is truly memorable. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable, with all the basic necessities provided. Cathy has even prepared complimentary fruits, pancake mix and snacks for us. Our kids really enjoyed riding on the wagon, feeding the animals,, collecting the freshly laid eggs and playing with the dog. Will definitely come back if we have the chance!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 3 nights at gumleaf cottage and had the most wonderful time. Our 2 and 4 year old girls loved it. They loved feeding the animals and just being on the property in general. Cathy was wonderful with them and very patient in showing them what to do. Our eldest loved the pony ride and cuddling all the rabbits. The property is so serene and the old cottage full of character. Loved every minute and would highly recommend. Our kids didn't want to leave!! Also plenty of good food places close by and lots to do in the swan valley. Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Perth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Parkerville Tavern
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Barrack Street
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Vines Golf Resort
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Midland Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Kilometres
Mahogany Inn
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
North Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Farm Animals -Wineries

Local vineyard Wineries - wine tasting & meals

Australian Pubs for great food & entertainment

National Park - with local Kangaroos & birdlife

Monthly markets

Bushwalking trails off the property!


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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