Experience the farm life with these top Perth farm stays.
If you are craving a holiday without any alarm clocks and the call of a rooster instead? Well, a Perth farm stay might be what you are looking for.
Hearing the farmhouse sounds of alpacas, sheep, horses and even roosters could warm the cockles of your childhood farm animal-loving days as you get in touch with life in the countryside.
A farm stay is a perfect excuse to pack a flannel shirt and strap on the boots with Perth having many comfy farm escapes closeby. To make finding your next homestead easier, we list the top farm stays just outside of Perth to channel your inner farmer any time of the year.
Lavendale Farmstay & Cottages
Sitting on the banks of the Avon River and a 10-minute drive from York is the delightfully picturesque Lavendale Farmstay & Cottages.
Lavendale’s self-contained cottages are popular with families, groups and couples with all of its one, two and three offering superb views of the Avon Valley in creature comforts. That warm holiday feeling is felt all year round with each cottage having its own outdoor BBQ area and enclosed wood fire.
The 64-hectare farm is not only great for human enjoyment but also for animals too with Lavendale being home a roll call of farmland residents: horses, ponies, alpacas, donkeys, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and ducks and chickens. All the farm interaction happens in the evening as Lavendale allows guests to feed the animals and collect eggs. After performing farming duties, guests can be rewarded to a spectacular star display with clear skies.
Lavendale Farmstay & Cottages, 5895 Great Southern Highway, Gilgering via York, WA, 6302
Keller’s B&B Farmstay
Keller’s B&B Farmstay is not your average farmhouse.
Fringing the Swan Valley, this upmarket working farm offers guests boutique hotel comforts, suiting both boots and heels wearers seeking a stylish rural experience.
The farm stay’s two rustic yet chic double bedrooms feature the usual hotel luxuries (flat-screen TV, WiFi, large bathrooms), both paired with their own private entrance and outdoor setting.
Farm to table concept is a way of life as most of Keller’s highly rated breakfast ingredients are sourced within the farm’s radius. Outside the farm, the award-winning flavours of the Swan Valley wineries and restaurants await, making it a spoiled weekender for the palate.
Guests can meet and greet the pigs, sheep and cows on-site as well as help out with farm duties and egg collection if desiring the full farm experience.
Keller’s B&B Farmstay, 104 Victoria Rd Dayton, WA, 6055
Gumleaf Cottage Farmstay
Heading towards the airport doesn’t mean you have to take to the skies to have a good time.
Situated a short 30-minutes drive from the Perth Airport is the ever-quaint, secluded Gumleaf Cottage Farmstay. The traditional farmhouse itself may be over 100-year-old, but its interior is the stuff of modern outback comforts.
The self-catering cottage sits on a 12-acre farm and is within easy distance to the Swan Valley and Perth Hills. There is, however, plenty of activities to do on the farm itself. Whether that be making friends with the farm animals, getting involved with farmer responsibilities for the day, fruit picking, bushwalking, rowing a boat in its dam, possum spotting at night, the list of fun farm activities goes on.
Gumleaf Cottage Farmstay, 1475 Brooking Road, Hovea, WA, 6073
Whoever said Perth farm stays were basic?
Time to head to Avon Valley and retreat to live life in the slow lane – and spa.
Brigadoon Farmstay spreads itself across 50-acres and offers guests the chance to be immersed in rural life with being amongst native wildlife and sharing space with its farmland residents.
The retreat offers fuses country life with outback indulgence as its fully furnished, 70-square metre self-catering chalet is made complete with a private hot tub overlooking its green gardens.
Bikes are also available to hire if wanting to make use of the retreat grounds and surrounding wilderness.
Brigadoon Farmstay, 43 Andalusian Retreat, Brigadoon, WA, 6069
Or maybe a farm stay in Perth isn’t for you after all, perhaps luxury AirBnB stays in Perth is more your thing?
Feature image: kellersbedandbreakfast.com