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16 Farm Stays In WA For Your Next Rural Escape

By Claire Logan – who is always dreaming of her next meal and reckons a good martini solves most problems

Farm Stay in WA

What better way to take a load off than by chucking on your gumboots and embracing the outdoors with a farm stay? Like a loyal sheepdog (but with a little less of a penchant for running) we’ve rounded up the best farm stays from the Perth Hills to Denmark and everything in between.

Practice your hay baling; we’re hitting the paddocks. Here are some of the best farm stays in WA.

Burnside Organic Farm

Margaret River

Burnside Organic Farm in WA
Image credit: Burnside Organic Farm | Airbnb

The picturesque Burnside Organic Farm is an oasis tucked away in Margaret River. With vineyards, orchards, a kitchen garden and a beehive all open to explore on the property, this gem offers a fully immersive farm stay experience. There are two beautiful bungalows nestled away on the farm—one has its own outdoor tub, and one has an indoor spa overlooking the gardens.

At Burnside, you can get hands-on and help hosts Jamie and Lara feed the animals and pick veggies from the garden, learning about what produce is in season. If you’re keen to truly get into the swing of farm life, you can even hop on a Private Farm Tour, exploring the whole farm and sampling their biodynamic wine and fresh produce. Of course, you can always just soak up the atmosphere from the tub if that's more your style.

Cleves Hut

Nannup

Someone enjoying the outdoor bath at Cleves Hut
Image credit: Cleves Hut | Airbnb

Nestled in a lush little valley on the banks of the Blackwood River, Cleves Hut is a damn romantic spot to slow down and connect with nature. The 100% off grid cabin is truly secluded and surrounded by grazing cattle and other wildlife—much of which you can watch pass by from your bedroom.

You won't find a tellie or wifi here, but they've assured us there is phone reception so go ahead and hotspot it if you can't cope without the internet. They've also got a Bluetooth speaker so you can soundtrack your stay with ease, plus board games to keep you entertained. The true showstopper here though is the gorg outdoor bath for two—it's completely private so you can just as easily enjoy a soak in the sunshine or by starlight. Stunning!

Little Hop House

Beerlerup

Little Hop House farm stay

Image credit: Little Hop House | Airbnb

Nestled between rolling hills on a working hop farm, Little Hop House does a winter getaway better than most. You’ll find the charming little one bed cottage in Beerlerup, a stone's throw from Donnybrook and about an hour away from Dunsborough. 

Spend your day exploring scenic nature trails and tracking down the cute farmland critters that call the property home or head out to explore the amazing local producers of the region. At night you can sink into your private outdoor tub with a glass of wine or light the little fire inside and cosy up with Netflix on the couch. 

Luxury Swan Valley Farm Stay

Swan Valley

Swan Valley Farm Stay
Image credit: Luxury Swan Valley Farm Stay | Airbnb

It's hard to believe this tranquil farm stay is a mere 20 minutes away from Perth. Head off for morning walks and meet the very friendly alpacas you'll share your stay with. Spend your day exploring the Swan Valley's best wineries and restaurants.

Then when the sun starts to set, pour a glass of wine and sink into the polished concrete plunge pool, soaking up the marvellous tree-lined and star-studded views. There's also a gorgeous firepit for the cooler months too.

Kushinga Cottage

Bridgetown

This charming couple's retreat is set on 17 acres of farmland, just a short five minutes from the eclectic little southwest town of Bridgetown. The quaint one bedroom cottage has been lovingly renovated, fitted out almost entirely with recycled materials. Enjoy your morning cuppa from the adorable outdoor setting under the shady trees.

The Cabin Margaret River

Forest Grove

Being completely off-grid within 75 acres of farm and bushland means there’s plenty of privacy to dip into a warm bubble bath on The Cabin’s verandah. After a relaxing sunset soak, you can pour yourself a drink and sit at the patio’s bar, or cosy up by the outdoor firepit. As for the house, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to the Swiss Alps, with this timber-laden home reminding us of a cosy ski lodge. 

Petit Eco Cabin

Yallingup 

A rustic outdoor bath tub
Image credit: Petit Eco Cabin | Airbnb

Perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo trip to treat-yo-self, this quaint timber cabin is the ideal place to unwind with a glass of vino. Nestled within an organic farm and vineyard called Windows Estate (quite convenient, we think), this cabin’s rustic bathtub sits under eucalyptus trees and faces a serene lake. We think you’ll find it hard to resist the urge to ‘gram this tub—especially when you’re lying back with a glass of red in hand.

River's End Retreat

Kalgan

This mighty little shipping container home is proof that good things do indeed come in small (and incredibly luxe) packages. Completely self-contained and set on a working farm, this spot is perfect for couples or solo travellers looking to go off-grid and get back to nature for a bit.  Just remember to BYO marshmallows for the deckside firepit (conditions permitting). 

Foxtrot Flats Farm

Scotsdale

Foxtrot Flats Farm
Image credit: Foxtrot Flats Farm | Airbnb

When you think farm stay, you're probably not thinking architecturally designed, rainfall shower and modern kitchen. But that's exactly what you can expect at Foxtrot Flats Farm.

The unassuming contemporary home has been masterfully finished so you could happily just stay curled up inside. But given the spacious undercover verandah and 45 acres of farmland to explore, that seems like a waste. Go for a walk, give the goats a pat—they love to make new friends.

The Grove At Ryans Rest

Quinninup

An outdoor hot tub in the country
Image credit: Ryan's Rest | Airbnb

This tiny farm stay in Quinninup is the perfect spot to slow down and reconnect with yourself, nature and that nice bottle of red you’ve been saving for a special occasion. The special occasion being that you’re in a tiny house on a beautiful farm, equipped with a candle lit, woodfired bath. It’s the perfect end to a day exploring the three-kilometre walking trail through river, lake and farm landscapes. 

Historic Cottage Farm Stay At Dalmore Estate

Bridgetown

Historic Cottage Farm Stay
Image credit: Historic Cottage Farm Stay At Dalmore Estate | Airbnb

For classic country adventure and charm, you can't beat this renovated workman's cottage at Dalmore Farm. The century old three bedroom farm stay sits on a whopping 250 acres, so there's plenty of room for everyone to explore. Plus, you'll also find a restored shearing shed with a yoga and gym space and a gorgeous outdoor pool and spa. 

Margaret River Hideaway and Farmstay 

Margaret River

If you’re keen to feed a few farm animals during your stay, Margaret River Hideaway is the place for you. Animal feeding happens every weekend and Tuesdays and Thursdays, so you can get up close and personal with the many lovable animals, including Scottish Highland Cattle, emus, sheep and chickens.

During your stay, you can opt for a cottage or studio depending on your needs and party size, but every accommodation option has an outdoor seating area and BBQ, so you can dine under the stars and watch the farm animals roam past. 

The Grange On Kalgan Farm Stay

Albany

a heritage style verandah overlooking bushland
Image credit: The Grange on Kalgan | Airbnb

Just 20 minutes out of Albany, you’ll find The Grange on Kalgan—a bespoke bed and breakfast overlooking the Kalgan River. We recommend taking advantage of the guest house and having the entire place to yourself.

You’ll have your own bedroom and bathroom, an impressive verandah overlooking the stunning gardens and farm surrounds and a lounge area complete with a seriously cosy stone fireplace to sit back and enjoy a local wine or two. If you’ve got a furry companion, they’ll be welcome to hang out at the house with resident pooch Ollie, one of the sweetest little dog’s you’ll ever meet. 

Petra Olive Oil Estate 

Yallingup

the interior of one of the chalets at Petra Olive Oil Estate
Image credit: Petra Olive Oil Estate | Airbnb

Petra Olive Oil Estate is a boutique olive grove close to Yallingup, and not only can you browse their collection of extra virgin olive oils, delicatessen delights and skincare in their Farm Shop, but you can cosy up in their luxurious chalets.

Overlooking olive groves, landscaped dams and gardens, there are three glorious chalets to choose from. All are dog friendly and fitted out with comfy beds, outdoor patios and large windows, so the whole living area is bathed in natural light. With exposed granite and timber finishings, these gorgeous chalets are going to be hard to leave. 

Karrak Reach

Denmark

If you’re wanting to get back to nature and ground yourself, this farm stay is for you. Set in the Scotsdale Valley, close to many wineries and restaurants, this beautiful farm overlooks rolling green paddocks and dams on one side, and 50 acres of karri forest and walking trails on the other side.

There are three spa chalets to choose from (called Tingle, Karri and Redgum), and one larger cottage perfect for families or groups. You’ll also be sharing the farm with friendly alpacas, goats, sheep and cattle, which you can help feed and get to know during your stay.  

Blue Hills Farm Stay 

Harvey

With three rammed earth chalets overlooking the Harvey Dam and rolling green hills, the Blue Hills Farm Stay is the perfect setting to escape city life for a while. With a fully contained kitchen, each beautiful chalet sleeps six, so you can bring the whole family with you and entertain the little ones with activities on the farm; from animal feeding and collecting eggs to bushwalks and trampolines.

Gather over the communal outdoor BBQ for the evening, and wind down with a glass of red after spending the day fishing, devouring samples at the cheese factory, swimming in the dam or hanging out at the nearby brewery.

Want more? Check out these dreamy Airbnbs with outdoor baths and spas.

Main image credit: Historic Cottage Farm Stay At Dalmore Estate

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