'Seahorse' At Wattle Bank Farm

99% Recommended
4 people
Pet-friendly
'Seahorse' Retreat is located on the idyllic Wattle Bank Farm - known for their Grow, Play and Stay activities. The small sustainable farm grows gourmet Oyster mushrooms for local and Melbourne restaurants, run Natural Horsemanship experiences with their 10 horses and conduct farm tours. Only 8 minutes to the glorious Inverloch beaches and wonderful wildlife walks in the Wonthaggi Heathlands and 1.5 hrs from Wilson's Prom, the once 1970's 10 metre long caravan has been repurposed into a tiny home to provide an ideal getaway for a couple or family with young children. The stay is appointed with separate master bed room with a Queen Bed, 3 Japanese style bunk beds, a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. It also has a beautiful indoor wood heater as well as outdoor fire pit complete with hammock and seating. During your stay you can choose to be completely self sufficient or order a curated hamper showcasing local Gippsland producers. Book in for a farm tour or a natural horsemanship experience with Australia adventurer Peter Bland who co owns the farm with his wife Beatrice. During your stay, we can provide access to the gardens to add seasonal greens and citrus to your dinner or pre-order some mushrooms for breakfast. Cook indoors or in a camp oven in the fire pit or the BBQ. Rest in the hammock under the big tree whilst watching the little ones run play on the tyre swing. We love creating experiences for our guests so if there is any special occasions that you are celebrating, let us know in advance and we would love to help you curate a magical experience for your loved ones. Pets are welcome but we ask that you kindly let us know a bit about them when booking. Drop in at the farm shop to stock up on local goodies before you head home. Last but not least, hit us up with your favourite things to do and we will send you some recommendations....
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bathroom
BBQ
Hammock
Indoor fireplace

Details

  • Check in after 02:00pm
    Check out before 10:00am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Please note that we live on the property with our horses, chooks, dogs and a cat.

Pet Friendly on Request - We love furry friends but please call us to discuss first due to the horses as they will need to be on leash around the property. Kindly bring their own bedding so they don't sleep on the beds.

There is an open fire pit with a grill and camp oven as well as outdoor BBQ/gas burner. Gas cooking facilities are available inside the caravan perfect for a morning coffee or a cuppa on a cold evening when you'd rather snuggle up in bed looking at the stars through the skylight. Tea and coffee facilities are available.

The caravan is surrounded by a small garden complete with sun loungers and a hammock perfect to take in a great evening sunset overlooking the rolling hills of South Gippsland.

This off-grid experience operates on 12 volt and solar panels and has a compostable toilet. There are ample outlets to recharge your phones but we encourage you to leave behind the rest of the gadgets! Items such as hairdryers do pull a lot of power and we request not to use this during your stay. On cloudy days or in winter when we have less sunlight, we recommend the power is switched off during the day. There is a main switch at the front which turns off all power in one go.

There is a separate bedroom and the 3 Japanese style bunks are located off the main living area. Indoor and outdoor games are available as well as yoga mats and some day beds complete with rugs. You will find these under the bed.

In winter months ensure to dress warm for your own comfort, warm wooly comforters, additional blankets and hot water bottles are included in the cabin. We recommend boots or gum boots in the middle of winter especially if you are going to horse ride or walk the paddocks. We have a beautiful indoor wood heater for winter and those cool Victorian nights. In summer, throw open all the windows front and back and the cool air breezes through. Flyscreens keep those mozzies away.

We have 10 horses on our property - your experience could be simply giving them a pat (but no snacks!) or you could book an adventure with us - One or two-hour private lessons or a cross country trail ride if you are experienced. If you would like a hamper for your stay or pick some mushrooms and herbs from our farm, let us know in advance and you can pick those up from our shop.

Let us know what you love to do and we will send you some recommendations ahead of your stay.
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Prices

  • Base Price $255 / night
  • Weekend Price $295 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $35
  • Security Deposit $250
  • Discounts 
    1% discount for bookings of 14 nights or longer

    2% discount for bookings of 28 nights or longer

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Host

Beatrice
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Wattle Bank VIC 3995, Australia
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Wattle Bank Farm - Grow, Play and Stay. We are an agri tourism business located on the Bass Coast, Gippsland. Minutes from the beautiful Inverloch, it is the perfect place where ocean and country meet. One of the 16 finalists as nominated by Country Style Magazine 'Legends of the Land' in the category of Regional Hospitality - we grow gourmet Oyster Mushrooms, run Natural Horsemanship Experiences and host an immersive stay experience. Husband and wife team, Peter and Beatrice own and manage the property. For more information, please visit www.wattlebankfarm.com.au or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @wattlebankfarm
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Adventures on the Property

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One Hour Private Lesson Per Person

Book in a private 1 hour lesson with Australian adventurer Peter Bland and learn the basics of Natural Horsemanship - catching your horse, bareback riding and Liberty work - let the horse choose you! No experience required. $100 plus GST per person. Ideal for 1 person/ maximum 2 people....

Two Hour Natural Horsemanship Experience

Two Hour adventure - minimum of 2 people - Catch your horse, obstacles, bareback riding, educate the foal, bush polo and more.
$150 plus GST per person . Hosted by Australian adventurer Peter Bland at Wattle Bank Farm. Perfect for families. No experience required.
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    Cooking Experience

    Cooking the fresh ingredients that Beatrice and Peter had offered to us was a delicious experience....
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      Natural Horse Riding

      Peter & Beatrice invited us to enjoy an amazing experience on their natural horse project....
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        Picking Oyster Mushrooms

        After a walk around the property with Beatrice, the lovely owner of Seahorse, we were invited to pick some delicious oyster mushrooms....
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          Marshmallow Time

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            Introducing Horses To My Daughter

            A special, nostalgic feeling seeing a part of myself in my daughter. for me, this was the highlight of the weekend....

            Farm Tour Grow Play Taste

            A 1 hr farm tour which includes a tour of our Oyster Mushroom farm, introduction to horse whispering with our 10 horses, visit to the gardens and a tasting of those delicious mushrooms on the BBQ. $50 per person....

            Outdoor Equipment Provided

            Enjoy the outdoors with the following equipment included in your stay.

            Yoga mat (2)
            Surfboard (1)
            Kayak (1)
            Bodyboard (1)
            The equipment is located under the cabin. Please ensure all equipment is returned in good working condition once used. We also have 10 horses! All equipment will be provided upon booking an experience....

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              Perfect Sea & Horse Escape

              Our stay at Seahorse started with plenty of nature and peaceful moments. Our hosts did a great job welcoming us during the night, showing us how everything works. After a long week, we were 100% ready to forget the hectic pac...

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