Farmstay on the Ridge

Not far from the outskirts of the sprawling hills of Melbourne, up winding roads with endless views, you'll find The Ridge House. Here, Kristy and Neil have converted their old family home into a spectacular retreat - perfect for the stay-in getaway.

With room enough for the whole extended family, The Ridge House feels like a real country home - with modern styling and extensive goodies available. Every single detail has been thoroughly thought-out, from the food provided to the pantry of goodies for purchase and a very well stocked and stylish minibar.

The rolling hills and distant views can be enjoyed right from the deck, or a very short walk to Loggers Lookout is the best spot for an afternoon glass of wine and pizza from the nearby Hotel. Wallabies will greet you in the morning and all manner of birds sing happily all day in this tranquil setting.

A real highlight was our farm visit. A guided walk through the property and over the neighbouring hill took us to Kristy and Neil's Green Hills Farm - a working family farm where they are both growing produce from the land and at the same time working to regenerate it back to its native ecosystem. The kids were able to hold chooks, browse through the veggie patches and learn a little about the area and the importance of creating balance with the land.

At the house we enjoyed family games, relaxing together and taking a big, slow breath of the country air.

Things We Did

  • Lookout
  • Farm
  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
  • Wildlife
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    Loggers Lookout
    The perfect spot for a glass of wine and pizza. Take in the boundless views....
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      Green Hills Farm
      If Neil & Kristy, the owners are available, you can ask to organise a tour of their working farm. Green Hills Farm, to experience and learn about the work they do there. Great for the kids!...
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        Yarragon Hotel Pizza
        A quick drive down to the hotel for some takeaway pizza is a must when staying in Yarragon....
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          Walking the Property
          There are plenty of walks around the property, with forested areas, open fields and amazing views....
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            Wallabies at Dawn
            Every morning the wallabies come as close as they can to the house for the fresh grass. If you're quiet you can sit and watch the mobs grazing....
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              Local Farms at Yarragon
              The area is full of farms to drive around and look at - with some beautiful Highland Cows on the way to Ridge House....

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