Freshwater Creek Cottages | Farm Stay Accommodation Victoria

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We are very lucky in Freshwater Creek to experience the four season’s in all of their glory. We have the space to watch our landscape change month by month. If you’re interested in seeing the happenings on our little farm, read our seasonal diaries.


 

“The seasons are what a concert should be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other.”

- Arthur Rubinstein

We are very lucky in Freshwater Creek to experience the four season’s in all of their glory. We have the space to watch our landscape change month by month. If you’re interested in seeing the happenings on our little farm, read our seasonal diaries.

 
Kids Birthday Parties.

Looking for a unique birthday party idea for your child? Look no further than our no-fuss kids parties! Set amongst our beautiful farm we host parties of up to 20 children with your own private farm tour and every child gets a chance to drive the tractor. You will have 3 hour access to the playground, feeding the animals and and also riding the trikes and bikes around the farm.

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Rustic Farm Wedding.

Two farming families came together as one on a Spring afternoon at Freshwater Creek Cottages. The clouds parted and sun shone through at exactly the right time for Kathryn walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams, Simon. Set amongst the our olive grove the two made a promise to each to be there for one another for life. We' were honoured to be a part of their special day.

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Glamping hens party.

It’s not until you reach the back of our property you come across our magnificent olive grove. On special occasions we set up events between the rows of stunning lush olive trees. We get the most incredible sunsets here in Freshwater Creek and the light that filters through our grove is pure magic.

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Fun for kids.

Switch off the screens and plug into nature. We’ve designed the backyard you’ve always wanted. From feeding baby animals, playing in our adventure playground to exploring the property on bikes you’ll find the kids fly out the door in the morning and you won’t see them again till dinnertime.

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First BBQ of Spring.

Spring is an exciting time of year, the days become warmer and the nights longer. The gardens are exploding with flowers, the grass is green and with first taste of a balmy night, the bbq fires up. One of our favourite ways to cook our lamb is on the bbq. Here’s a recipe from our neighbour, best enjoyed while watching the animals run amuck at dusk. Spiced lamb skewers.

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Spring diary.

Spring is such a beautiful time of year here in Freshwater Creek. As the winter frost fades and leaves start to appear on the trees, It amazes us every year how vibrant and green everything becomes. The farm feels very much alive in spring with all of our new little baby farm animals finding their feet. Here’s a diary documenting Spring 2018 at Freshwater Creek Cottages.

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Farm to table.

This year we’ve had our best year yet for farming at Freshwater Creek Cottages. We are feeling very grateful that our hard work in the fields is paying off and we’re being rewarded with our very own chemical-free, paddock-raised beef. Here’s a recipe from one of our neighbours who regularly drops by for fresh meat, a simple spaghetti bolognese.

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Markets.

The Surf Coast is home to many markets that support local farmers and artisans. Here’s a round up of markets near Freshwater Creek including the popular Torquay Farmer’s Market and the summer Nightjar Festival that runs throughout January.

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Vitamin sea.

Victoria is undoubtedly home to some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. Whether you’re here to catch the pros at the annual rip curl pro at Bells Beach or learning to surf on a foamy down at Point Roadknight, the Surf Coast has swell for all skill levels.

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Book a table.

Although all of our cabins are fully equipped with kitchens you may want to treat yourself to a meal out. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner there are plenty of amazing restaurants on the Surf Coast, here are just a couple that spring to mind.

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Winter diary.

Winter is birthday season on the farm and is without a doubt our busiest time of the year. Almost everyday we welcome a new baby farm animal which keeps our hands busy and our hearts full. I love winter in freshwater creek, it’s all about open fires and red wines. Here’s a diary documenting Winter 2018 at Freshwater Creek Cottages.

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