Charleson Farm - rural escape with breathtaking views

100% Recommended
14 people
Charleson Farm was born from our passion for the countryside and the things we hold dear - family, friends, good food and laughter. The property is set high on a stunning 100 acres with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The spacious modern architectural house provides you with everything to relax and recharge.

Centrally located, it is only 25-35 mins from Lorne, Torquay, Anglesea, Birregurra, Geelong and the attractions of the Great Ocean Road. Three hat restaurant Brae is also close by.

Charleson Farm is one of the highest rated properties in Australia with 5 star ratings and reviews.
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Features and Amenities

5 bedrooms
11 beds
2 bathrooms
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 03:00pm
    Check out before 11:00am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a 50% refund of the total booking amount (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

- Enjoy the views and rural tranquillity
- Relax in front of the wood fire
- Have a drink on the large covered deck
- Watch the kangaroos run by
- Visit the local wineries and berry farms
- Host a dinner party
- Go bush walking in the nearby National Park
- Swim in the pool or at the beach
- Feed the goats and ponies
- Explore the treehouse with deck hidden in the pine trees
- Hang out in the games room, or
- Simply do nothing

There is high speed NBN to facilitate remote working.
The property has the facilities and space to accommodate multiple families in comfort:
-Sleeps 14 guests, 11 beds, 5 bedrooms: 3 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with a king bed (can be split into 2 singles) and a large bedroom with 6 beds (a king bed that can be split into 2 singles and 2 sets of bunks)
- Most rooms can fit portacots
- The kitchen is modern and includes a dishwasher, microwave and almost everything else you will need. There are 2 large fridges.
- 2 modern bathrooms and 2 toilets
- Just off the kitchen is a built in gas BBQ
- The house has a laundry with washing machine and dryer
- All rooms have heating and cooling. The main living area also has a wood heater (wood provided), UHD TV, Netflix and Bluetooth speaker
- Separate large games room complete with table tennis, games console, table soccer, TV, Bluetooth speaker etc
- The house is set up with babies in mind: two portacots, high chair, baby friendly toys, safety locks on cupboards etc
- High speed NBN throughout the house to facilitate remote working
- Above ground plunge pool
- There is a supermarket, chemist, bakery, hotel, swimming pool etc nearby.
- Quality bed linen, large soft towels, bath mats, hand towels and tea towels are provided.
- Pet friendly

We endeavour to provide a 4pm checkout to enable guests to maximise their break, but this depends on whether there are other guests arriving that day.

Charleson in the Media:
- Urban List - '10 Best places to stay for large groups'
- Qantas magazine - 'Feels like home'
- Get Lost magazine - 'Wonderful places to stay'
- 'Home for explorers' story by Riparide
- Channel 9 Postcards show
- Featured on International travel programs
- Several magazine and TV ads

Charleson is a friendly, sustainable environment with a house designed using passive solar architecture to enhance natural light, capture winter sun for warmth and provide shade and cross ventilation in summer. It provides solar energy and rainwater, and the house is kept sparkling with eco-friendly products. Enjoy organic vegetables and herbs straight from the garden. Plastics/paper/glass are recycled, and fruit and vegetable waste can be given to the goats and farm animals who are very eager to sample a range of treats!


  • Base Price $490 / night
  • Weekend Price $990 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $190
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Extra People $49 (adult) and $49 (child) / night after 2 people

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We grew up in rural Victoria, spending our childhoods roaming farmland from dawn till dusk. We wanted the same careless freedoms for our children and a place where people could come, breathe out and leave their cares behind. We hope that you take the time to absorb the expansive views, relax, share food, love and laughter with family and friends, and that you return home re-energised. Enjoy! Maria & John
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    Home for Explorers

    After a year of waiting for road trips in Victoria, we were so happy to stay a couple of days in this beautiful and quiet farm-style place. Charleson Farm was very welcoming to our group of friends. Our host John showed us the pr...

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