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Black Cat Cottage farm stay

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

From the moment you breathe the fresh country air you will begin to relax and unwind. Black Cat Cottage and Trufferie is on 20 peaceful acres, 6 minutes from Creswick. Come, stay and share in the picturesque views of Creswick forest and our 1000 tree trufferie.

Black Cat Cottage is an early 1900s weatherboard and mudbrick cottage that has been extensively renovated with modern conveniences for a relaxing stay.


Bedrooms contain a queen size and 2 x single beds, quality linen and electric blankets, Black Cat Cottage provides fully self contained farm stay accommodation sleeping up to 4 people. The cottage features a cosy wood fire and large country kitchen with french doors leading out to the gardens and petanque area.


Stroll around the gardens, nibble on fruit and veggies in our French style vegetable garden or visit the chooks. Our two farm dogs Ella and Harry would love to walk and play with you.

In summer there is a 10 metre heated salt water pool for you to relax by, or enjoy a game of petanque with a glass of wine under the 100 year old Cypress trees.

In winter joins us for a truffle hunt while we explain the mysteries of this intoxicating french delicacy, or curl up by the wood fire with a good book or enjoy a range of DVD’s and games.

The owners are on-site but out-of-sight while they attend to the daily running of the farm and trufferie.

Centrally located with only 6 mins to Creswick, 25 mins to Daylesford & 12 mins to Ballarat

Things to see and do

If you venture out to discover what the region has to offer you will not be disappointed. Creswick is a beautiful little town with its own French patisserie, cheesery and Forest Resort championship golf course. You may wish to explore the many walking tracks or you may like to visit The Tangled Maze and mini golf.

Daylesford is only a 25 minute drive through picturesque countryside with cafe’s, bric a brac and antique shops. Maybe stop and have lunch on the Daylesford Lake and burn off those calories with a paddle boat ride on the lake.

Ballarat is only 12 minutes away, full of cafe’s and shopping, Stroll around the beautiful lake or visit the spectacular Sovereign Hill. There is also the Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens to enjoy.

Why not make Black Cat Cottage your base for day trips?

Local attraction include :

Creswick / Clunes area

- Forest Resort Championship golf course

- Tangled Maze

- Creswick woolen mills

- French patisserie (Tart au citron is a must!)

- Lambley Nursery

- Tuki trout farm

- Cool climate wineries

- Bookstores in Clunes

- Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese

- Bush walking

- Mountain bike riding

- Trail bike riding

- local fishing

- lakes and waterholes

- fossicking for gold

Ballarat area

- Sovereign Hill

- Son et lumiere : Blood on the Southern Cross

- Wildlife park

- Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery

- Her Majesty's Theatre

- Lake Wendouree

- Botanical Gardens

- Ballarat Tramway Museum

- Ex-Prisoners of War memorial

- Historical goldrush buildings

- Heritage walking trail

- Australian Jet Adventures

- Mill Markets

- Rivers factory outlet

Daylesford / Hepburn area

- Cafe's and more cafe's

- Antiques

- Art Galleries

- Convent Gallery

- Hepburn Spa capital of Australia

- Daylesford Lake and paddleboats

- Lavandula lavender farm

- Sunday markets

- Spa country railway

- Bush walking

- Wineries

- Daylesford Cider Company

- Chocolate Mill

Day trips to :

- 90 minutes to Geelong, the Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Rd

- 75 minutes to central Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport

- 90 minutes to The Grampians

- 45 minutes to the Pyrenees wine district

- 90 minutes to Hanging Rock

- 60 minutes to Castlemaine and on to historic Bendigo

More Details

Andres Haas
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, Estonian
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Wattle Flat Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 x Single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well looked after and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need for your stay. the hosts are very nice and accommodating.

Great stay will return IYH

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

After a very stressful and emotional week we had a very relaxing stay at Black Cat which was extremely comfortable and everything we possibly needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Hallam, Victoria, Australia

Gorgeous, Picturesque Getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you arrive and take in the surroundings, the beautiful gardens and cottage you feel relaxed and at ease. We had a beautiful stay, it was perfect for our little family. Not only is the property wonderful but the hosts are just amazing. Very compassionate and hospitable. The cottage was very well presented and most importantly very clean. We highly recommend this getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your time at Black Cat. Thankyou for leaving our cottage spotless.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellently appointed and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time at Black Cat truffle farm cottage. Very comfortable beds lovely kitchen and beautiful gardens. The heated pool was just icing on a lovely little holiday. Thank you to our hosts Annette and Andres.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for leaving our cottage spotless :)
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A warm comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

A cottage with character. Enjoyed the peace and quiet and the open fire

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage with a fully stocked kitchen. Loved how comfy the bed was too and loved a dip in the pool.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
RACV Creswick
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Creswick or Ballarat
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Western Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Creswick or Ballarat
Other Activities:

farm stay and trufferie


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.