Farm & Retreat stays
Fancy getting off the beaten track when you stay in Eurobodalla? Try the rural lifestyle with a farm stay or just get away from it all at a secluded retreat.
Eurobodalla Farm Stays & Retreats
If it’s peace and quiet you’re after, perhaps with a touch of solitude thrown in, then a farm stay or retreat style holiday is a great option.
A farm stay in Australia is a unique experience and in a unique destination like Eurobodalla, your farm stay or retreat holiday is certain to be memorable.
There is nothing quite like the feeling you get waking up to the sounds of a working farm – the lowing of cattle and clucking of chickens, and, in Eurobodalla, the rumble of rolling waves is never too far away.
And all that fresh country air is bound to work up an appetite so stock up on local produce and treat yourself to a hearty cooked breakfast as you soak up the atmosphere of country life in Eurobodalla.
A farm stay will often come complete with farm animals and a farm house or homestead, a perfect option for family accommodation and the perfect way to experience country life.
A farm stay is a unique destination in its own right and, more often than not, will be pet friendly so your dog can get a taste of the rural life and stretch those legs on acres of farm country.
Choose your Accommodation
Accommodation of all types can be found on a farm stay, rural acres or bush retreat.
Barn, lodge, stables, homestead, self contained cottages? Take your pick! Farm stay accommodation is as varied as the land itself.
You might like the peace and quiet of an architectural bower hidden in bush acres where you can enjoy the solitude of the forest as you enjoy a breakfast of local produce on a private deck.
Consider a cosy farm house or cottage in the country with stunning views of rolling hills and the comforting sounds of a working farm and resident farm animals.
How about a retreat to an elegant up-market villa on country acres with your own luxury plunge pool?
Farm Stays and Retreats Accommodation in Eurobodalla
Bryn Glas farm Stay
Located on the outskirts of Moruya, Bryn Glas Farm Stay offers private self-contained accommodation set in a picturesque, rural environment with panoramic mountain views.
Enjoy a breakfast of home baked bread, fresh farm eggs and bacon.
Take a tour around the property and interact with the chickens and sheep and share any produce that is in season.
The Knoll, Moruya
Set on 18.5 acres of rural land, The Knoll offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is both peaceful and private.
Set on rolling countryside, and looking out over farmland to the Great Dividing Range in the distance, the property is just three kilometres to Moruya’s pristine Main Beach and Shelly Beach with the Moruya River nearby.
Mogendoura farm, a rural retreat
Experience the gentle pace of country life in self-catering cottages at Mogendoura Farm.
This working farm enjoys 2 kilometres of riverfront, between the Moruya River and Mogendoura Creek. Gorgeous beaches are only minutes away.
Clark Bay Cottages
The cottages are situated on the Wagonga Inlet, 5 kilometres from Narooma on 21 acres of farm land. Each of the cottages has beautiful views with the sound of bellbirds singing all day.
Purpose-built for people with disabilities, there are no access issues to any of the cottages or the recreation hall. The farm’s resident alpacas will eat from your hand!
River Cottage Farmstay
Made famous by the Australian television series ‘River Cottage Australia’ this beautiful homestead is on 22 acres of farm land located near the historic village of Central Tilba.
Oakleigh Farm Cottages
Set on 63 acres with stunning ocean views and 5 fully self contained, pet-friendly cottages surrounded by beautiful beaches.
The farm stay offers peaceful surroundings and space to enjoy everything nature has to offer.
Farm Stay “The Valley” Tilba
This lovely family pet friendly farm stay offers the entire property set on 4 acres. The homestead has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living and chef kitchen with wrap around balcony to enjoy views of the gardens and dam.
Visit the menagerie of farm animals, explore the grounds or walk a few minutes to the heritage listed Central Tilba village where you’ll find quaint cafes, shops, galleries, the local pub and cheese factory!
Mountain View Farm
Mountain View is a truly unique and peaceful place with friendly, genuine hospitality.Pet Friendly and Family Friendly with self-contained and accessibility-designed accommodation.
Explore the gorgeous property or relax in the Old dairy with its original cobblestone floor.The animals and buildings are a link to the past farm and annual everlasting daisies light up the hills.
Bower at Broulee
Natural – secluded – romantic. Bower At Broulee offers luxury self-contained accommodation in a native bush setting, ideal for a romantic getaway any time of year.
Truly retreat from your everyday life as you relax in your spa, read a book by the fire, or stroll the walking trails at The Bower.
5 star architecturally designed villa accommodation situated on 124 acres of cattle farm with 3 kilometres of river frontage.
Located minutes away from the South Coast town of Mogo, local beaches and next door to the Mogo Wildlife Park.
Fairview Farm Cottages
Two very private cottages in a delightful setting on a small farm on the shore of Wallaga Lake. Stunning views of Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and only 10 minutes drive away from pristine beaches.The farm adjoins the Wallaga Lake National Park and has many bushwalks and lakeside walks to enjoy.
Couria creek Cottages
Discover this tranquil and very private retreat. Two cottages are nestled amidst 36 superb rural and bushland acres in the foothills of Gulaga Mountain at Tilba Tilba.
The stunning property, Couria Creek, offers peace and privacy, expansive views, bush walking, abundant birdlife (over 95 species), gorgeous alpacas, friendly donkeys and more.
Both cottages are self-catering, spacious, with loads of country charm, and are the ideal place to spend your relaxing break away. Your sunny veranda provides great views overlooking the property where you can enjoy total tranquility in natural surroundings.
Mystery Bay Cottages
Charming coastal farmland on 32 acres leading down to the beach.The cottages, cabins, glamping and lodge are all designed to meet your needs to unwind, relax and rejuvenate in our natural wonderland.
The property is a unique combination of country, bush and beaches; all on your doorstep. Some guests won’t get back in their car until it’s time to go home!
Things to Do on Farm Stays
You don’t need to leave the farm to have a great holiday but you might want to get out and explore a little more of the country. THe great thing is, you’re not going to be too far from a bustling village or busy town to explore the area, pick up some supplies, or get involved in an activity or tour.
Explore your country setting. Farm stays and retreats are usually set on acres of land available to you to walk through and enjoy.
Meet the animals. If your farm stay is on a working farm you may be able to interact, touch or even feed the animals. This is a great experience for families with children.
Go to the markets and buy some local produce. If your homestead, cottage, lodge or barn accommodation has a kitchen, bring back your goodies and cook up a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Head out from the farm and into the country for a scenic drive. The rural towns and villages of Nelligen, Mogo, Moruya, Bodalla and the Tilba district are not only picturesque but also a living snapshot of the real rural Australia.
The historic port village of Nelligen lies on a sweeping bend of the majestic Clyde River.
The picturesque riverside village is the first place to greet visitors arriving from the winding forest highway to Eurobodalla’s west. Just 10 minutes from Batemans Bay, the town has signalled the start of a beach and bush holiday for generations of Australians.
The waterfront area along Wharf Street is a great place to relax and take in the peaceful qualities of the riverside village. Here, a wide grassy bank makes a perfect place to picnic. Or pick up some lunch from the cafe nearby.
You can fish right from your picnic spot or from the jetty next to the boat ramp. Nelligen fishes well, with bream and flathead common, and huge mulloway lurking for the very lucky or very experienced.
Surrounded by forests, the Clyde River is remarkably pristine and undeveloped. Exploring it by boat or kayak reveals islands, sandy beaches and numerous small tributaries. It’s very easy to find a place that feels like the most remote wilderness, and a few hours among the river-forests can be transformative.
Mogo is a small heritage village on the South Coast of New South Wales, located midway between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the Princes Highway.
Mogo retains its historic roots with sympathetic heritage style architecture lining the shopping precinct’s streets. The nostalgic feel of the village invites visitors to slow down and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of browsing through fascinating shops and lingering over lunch or coffee.
Mogo’s olde worlde charm, set against a natural bushland backdrop, attracts talented artisans and craftspeople, as well as visitors, keen to wander the quaint streets and discover its hidden treasures.
Uncover the heart of country Eurobodalla in Moruya. The thriving town is nestled on the banks of the beautiful Moruya River and built on a rich rural history and relaxed style of living.
Moruya is steeped in history and the heritage of the town is always on display. Much of the architecture remains unchanged since the late 19th and early 20th century maintaining a tangible connection to the town’s early establishment in the 1800’s.
In moruya you can connect with a vibrant and creative community with award winning markets, the annual River of Art festival, boutique shops and the creative displays at Basil Sellers (BAS) Exhibition Centre.
It’s hard to miss the colour and movement spilling from Riverside Park when two of the south coast’s best markets are in full swing.The Saturday Country Market and the SAGE Farmers Markets on a Tuesday afternoon are a magnet for lovers of local produce, arts and crafts.
Lush green countryside, heritage architecture and cheese making are the hallmarks of the 150-year-old dairy village of Bodalla.
The verdant green farmland and long timber barns surrounding this historic working village tell you you’re in prime dairy country. Australia’s first commercial cheese and first cheese exports were made here, and the tradition is very much alive.
Like many 19th century towns, the architecture here is dominated by the two competing services of the time; the church and the pub.
The magnificent All Saints Church dates to the 1880s and is built in the Victorian Academic Gothic style. The nearby Bodalla Pub has been the towns other meeting places for over 100 years.
The villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba are as beautiful as they are unique.
Classified by the National Trust and regarded as one of Australia’s best heritage sights, Central Tilba offers a living snapshot of 19th century Australia along with a strong connection to indigenous cultural history.
In a land where rolling hills meet pristine beaches, it’s no surprise why this unique piece of the country appealed to those who settled here in the late 1800s.
Still largely intact today thanks to their National Trust Heritage status, the pretty weatherboard buildings with their quaint cottage gardens line the streets of the historic townships of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba. They present an authentic charm against the backdrop of ‘Mother’ Gulaga, a mountain sacred to the local Yuin people.
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