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Gumleaf Cottage Farmstay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

*Your own private 3 Bedroom Cottage - 2 Queen bedrooms + 4 children's bunks + 3 cots

Log fire + gas heating for winter, come and toast marshmallows, Winter/Spring is beautiful!

Air conditioned 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 mornings and evenings, including collecting the eggs! They will be well entertained with our variety of very friendly farmyard pets including Rabbits, Miniature Goats, Sheep, Chickens, Dogs, Cat, 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, 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

* 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. Trail rides (experienced riders only) and 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

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Hovea, Australia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 6 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours

Reviews

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Gumleaf Cottage Farmstay
average rating of 4.735849 based on 53 reviews
Singapore
5

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: Stayz
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

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: Stayz
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South Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Quality Family Time

  • 5 of 5

A weekend away, not far from the city left us all with everlasting memories. Our grandchildren loved feeding the animals, riding a pony and generally interacting with the bush and special animals at Gumleaf Farmstay.

We were welcomed straight away by Tux, the amazing dog. His temperament is such that we were never concerned about the children playing with a dog they didn't know.

Cathy is so gentle and incredibly patient. She spent so much time teaching the children about the animals and allowing them to experience the best of farm life. We were free to wander the farm at our leisure and everyone agreed that we had the best weekend away. We hope to come again in the future. Thankyou Cathy.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Best farm stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our holiday at Gumleaf. The cottage is gorgeous. The animals are delightful, well loved and cared for. Each morning and afternoon we all had an opportunity to feed the animals. Cathy is such an amazing person and host. we thoroughly enjoyed our little walks and pony rides. Thanks for such an amazing time. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Best time ever

  • 5 of 5

I could not agree more, we must have been the next guests after Tang and everything that has been said I completely agree with, my grandchildren whilst being driven to feed the animals in the trailer (plus hay carrots etc) just said "best time ever" totally unprompted, the constant smiles on their little faces priceless, Cathy has the patience and kindness of a saint, we will return without a doubt ... thank you Cathy x

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Singapore
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at Cathy's place and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Our son was in tears when we had to leave as he had grown attached to Tux, the sheepdog. Cathy is a wonderful host who pays attention to details--her cottage is well-stocked with utensils, dinnerware, cleaning equipment, etc. to make the cottage feel like home. We were worried about the cold in winter but it was not an issue as there was heating in every room (and comfy fleece robes too!). There was a lot of information about things to do in the vicinity (super accessible!). She left us a welcome basket and even marshmallows on the mantle so that urbanites like us can have a go at roasting marshmallows.

Our children (3yo and 5yo) were entertained by the toys, books, stuffed animals in their bedroom. The place is very child-friendly with the availability of a high chair, baby bathtub, child guard for bed, trampoline and playground/sand pit. Cathy herself is a gentle soul with a heart for the animals and what she does--she was very patient in showing the children around the farm and encouraging them with the animals. This is a place run with a lot of love and offers an intimate experience into authentic farm life.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • 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 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $200 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Horseriding Lesson: $60 per person
    Mini pony rides : $15 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these
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