Experience a Yarra Valley organic farm

 

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm Cottages is set on 54 acres of native farmland bush. We are nestled in the hills of Don Valley, only 90 minutes from Melbourne, 15 minutes from Healesville Sanctuary, and right on the doorstep of the Yarra Valley winery region. We are a short trip from neighbouring areas of Marysville, King Lake, the Dandenongs, Warragul and Baw Baw.

Our beautiful property is forested with stringy bark eucalyptus trees, mountain ash trees and tree ferns. The natural environment attracts an abundance of Australian wildlife including wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, king parrots, cockatoos and lyrebirds. You can also see wild deer, foxes, and bats scurrying about. We enjoy incredibly fresh mountain spring water and clean country air. It is a joy waking up to a chorus of kookaburras and gazing into the stars on a clear night.

We are a working farm with over 600 organic hazelnut trees, several chestnuts trees, and various kitchen garden veggie and berry patches. 

Our aim is to create a meaningful, sustainable and nourishing place for everyone to retreat, replenish and reconnect.

 

nut orchard

 

Our nut grove includes over 600 hazelnut trees and several chestnut trees. The hazelnuts are hand harvested towards the end of summer, sun dried and cracked fresh each season. The chestnuts are hand harvested throughout autumn. We love making hazelnut chocolates and roasting chestnuts over the fire.

 

herb, veggie and berry patch

 

Our ever expanding herb, veggie and berry patches are located throughout the property - wherever we can find flat land! We are fortunate to have such beautiful fertile soil and fresh mountain spring water. We apply organic growing principles and do not use any chemicals or pesticides throughout our garden or property.