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South Mokanger Farm Cottages-Stoneycroft Cottage

Bedrooms 7
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Our Historic 1864 Soneycroft bluestone cottage is Romantic for couples or use the Shearers Quarters as well to have a family reunion or group stay. Stoneycroft was built by Scottish stonemasons imported from Scotland and built from the stone on the property. Choose from' Stoneycroft Cottage' with it's wide verandahs and cosy wood fire sleeping 6 in 2 bedrooms or you can spread to the adjoining shearers quarters which has 2 more double and 3 twin bedrooms extra. Altogether we can accommodate 16. or Classy' Mountain Duck Cottage' with it's open plan new kitchen/sittingroom boasting air conditioning,log fire and a north facing sunny verandah with 4 bedrooms sleeping 8. This cottage is very private and fully fenced with a purpose built dog yard so you can bring your canine friends. In summer you are welcome to use the pool at the homestead (about 2 min car ride away.)

Position, position,position !!

We are so well positioned to explore the Grampians National Park with it's wild life, flowers, walks and waterfalls. Only 20 minutes from The renowned Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. Just 25 minutes from Hamilton, to all the shopping you need and just over an hour to the coast, Portland, Port Fairy or Warrnambool. Or maybe you will just curl up on the leather lounge and read a book.

On the Farm

Children are encouraged to save the food scraps to feed the chooks and collect the eggs each day. You can watch the farm activities that are happening at the time of your visit. The large in ground pool is there for you to use at your leisure.You can walk or bike ride down the 4 kilometre laneway with wonderful mountain views.

More Details

Elisha & Matt Nettleton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Elisha & Matt Nettleton

We are a Canadian couple who has moved to the country after 9 years in Melbourne. We love life in the country and want to share it with as many people as possible. We have 2 young daughters who also love the farm! We are happy to show you around the farm and John, who runs the farm, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things farming!

We also run the local pub, so if you are looking for somewhere to eat or have a drink, just ask us!

Elisha & Matt Nettleton purchased this farmhouse in 2017

Why Elisha & Matt Nettleton chose Cavendish

Getaway from the city, decompress, enjoy the view and just relax! Alternatively, use it as a base for a Grampians National Park adventure, a weekend of wineries, or somewhere to hone your photography skills.


Cavendish Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 7 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking


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South Mokanger Farm Cottages-Stoneycroft Cottage
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect Weekend Get Away.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing weekend, accommodation was perfect for all couples (5). Great place to catch up with friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Stoneycroft Cottage - very peaceful and surrounded wonderful natural beauty. The cottage was cosy and very well appointed with a great kitchen. It was very wintery and cold during our stay but the abundance of heaters, an open fire place and electric blankets on all the beds kept us toasty!

We look forward to another family holiday at Stoneycroft.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Putney, New South Wales, Australia

Interesting property with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

A quaint, clean cottage on a working farm. Our hosts were very welcoming and extremely responsive to requests. Our dog had an amazing time with walks and sheep viewing. Great central, yet quiet, base of operations when visiting the Grampians, Dunkeld, Great Ocean Rd.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Semaphore, South Australia, Australia

Lovely cottage and property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 nights with our small dog. The cottage was lovely and cosy (great fire!), and had everything you could possibly want. It was also great to have the fenced area so we could sit outside and let our dog run around the yard. A lovely, cosy property!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect oasis

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous base for a quick get away. The only sounds were distant sheep and the wind through the gums.

The cottage was so interesting, understated and simple, which made for a very relaxing uncluttered stay. Spotlessly clean, well appointed and the cosiest living room. The open fire was great on the cold nights and the fact that we could take our energetic dogs with us to sniff out the great smells only a farm can offer was a perfect bonus.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Wonderful setting. Very peaceful. very secure dog yard.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting. Very peaceful. very secure dog yard.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
The Bunyip Hotel Cavendish
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Mooralla Golf Course
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
The Bunyip Hotel Cavendish
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Port Fairy
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Grampians Nat Park-Dunkeld


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund