A trip to the Margaret River Region is all about getting back to nature. Spending time on the beach, the coast, the caves, the forest, the bush, the wines. And, of course, to fully immerse yourself this rural experience you’ll want to stay somewhere rural too, and it doesn’t get any more rural than a farm stay. These are ten of the Margaret River Region’s best.
Immerse yourself in a rural experience at Margaret River Holiday Cottages
Margaret River Holiday Cottages
Set on 12 acres of parkland, this property abuts a natural reserve, where there are numerous stunning walk trails.
The Holiday Cottages also offer the best of both worlds, with an indoor solar heated pool, and heaps of activities like pool, table tennis, family board games, and an undercover barbeque area.
Sunflowers Animal Farmstay
Sunflowers Animal Farmstay in Ellensbrook offer the full family farm experience, with 300 friendly farm animals that guests can feed with free buckets of food. There are kangaroos, llamas, horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, geese, bunnies, turkeys, a Clydesdale horse, roosters, kids, guinea pigs, lambs, a pony, guinea fowl, pigs, rabbits, an ostrich, chicks, galahs, ibis, an emu, cows, sheep, goats, alapacas, and Pommy the talking corella.
Guests can stay in one of four well-equipped and self-contained units, which can accommodate between four and nine people.
There are also free pony rides for the kids.
Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm
Karridale is a world away from the busy season bustle in Margaret River, and the Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm offer total solace and retreat.
Their self-contained stone and rammed earth cottages are set on 25 acres, which by day is a working hop farm. The property is also dog friendly, so that you can enjoy a holiday with the entire family.
Rustic country charm at Moonrise Farm
Petra Olive Oil Farmstay
The Petra Olive Oil Farm is 1200 trees on 30 acres tucked away in a hidden corner of Yallingup.
Their dog-friendly farm stay features five beautiful self-contained chalets, and guests can stroll through the tranquil groves and past dams and abundant kangaroos.
The Petra farm shop features a stunning range of their estate produced olive oils, gourmet vinegars, delicatessen and anti-pasti products, along with skin and hair care products, all of which are single estate produced and cold pressed on site.
Burnside Organic Farm
Burnside Organic Farm is a small family and certified organic and biodynamic winery on the outskirts of Margaret River.
They offer bungalow accommodation in their recycled timber and rammed earth and stone cottages. The private patios on the cottages overlook the surrounding farmland, which include a vineyard, winery, avocado orchard, and vegetable gardens, which guests are welcome to use.
The bungalows are solar passive and well-spaced among natural bushland. A big tree swing will provide hours of fun for the kids, and they can also feed the on-site animals and learn about how food is grown in the kitchen garden and orchard.
For the adults, Burnside Organic Farm is also home to a small family winery. Lara & Jamie planted the grapes in 2001 and they handpick and make the wine onsite. All wines are certified organic, from paddock to bottle.
The Moonrise Farm is a picturesque small farm in Rosa Brook, 15 minutes east from the Margaret River township. It looks out over a splendid valley where you’ll see abundant kangaroos and other wildlife. It features two dams, a pond, a mature orchard. There are also extra luxuries like a pilates studio, a huge boatshed with two large decks for activities. The original restored farmhouse and two cottages can sleep up to 18 people.
Moonrise is also close to Jester’s Flat, Margaret River’s premium horse riding adventure destination. Jester’s Flat offer everything from a one hour ride suitable for beginners, right through to five day treks for those looking for a fully immersive horse riding experience.
Dunsborough Rail Carriages and Farm Cottages
Dunsborough Rail Carriages are a true rustic escape, with lovingly restored railway jarrah carriage and farm-style cottage accommodation, all of which are self-contained.
Set on 100 acres of farm and bushland, you can bask in the serenity of country life, listen to the sound of wind and birds in the peppermint and gum trees. Guests are also welcome to collect fresh eggs and feed the alpacas.
Dunsborough Rail Carriages and Farm Cottages are also just a three kilometre drive from the coastal town of Dunsborough, and only 10 clicks from the pristine azure waters of Meelup Beach.
Minimise your environmental footprint with a stay at Fair Harvest Permaculture
Big 4 Taunton
Drop a pin smack bang in the middle of the Margaret River region and it will land somewhere around the Big 4 Taunton Holiday Park. The Cowaramup park is a central as it gets. It’s close to all the region’s major attractions, but is also nicely secluded.
There are 18 cabins of different styles and sizes, as well as powered caravan and camping sites. Features include a large communal BBQ shed, a jumping pillow, and daily animal feeding.
On the grounds are also a rustic and beautifully restored church and school, which make for an excellent wedding venue.
Margaret River’s Hideaway Farmstay is five kilometres north east of town in a beautiful rural setting. There are eight cottages set on over 23 hectares of private parkland and pasture.
Each of their upgraded cottages have private enclosures for well-behaved dogs and offer superior levels of comfort. Kids and adults can feed the farm animals on weekends and Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Margaret River Hideaway makes the perfect getaway for honeymooners, couples, families, and small groups.
Fair Harvest Permaculture
Fair Harvest is a permaculture farm five kilometres from Margaret River, and offer a variety of permaculture courses and eco-friendly accommodation.
There are open farm and café days, and regular yoga and wellbeing sessions.
You can also join Fair Harvest for a retreat, food and community event, or book into their campground or glamping accommodation.
This is a place perfect for people wanting a quiet, eco-friendly stay, and minimises your environmental footprint. All waste is composted on site, all fruit, veg, herbs, honey, and eggs are grown on site, and all drinking water is filtered rainwater. The camp kitchen and ablution block are built from Fair Harvest grown timber, and all their firewood is also harvested from their plantation.
Fair Harvest is about caring and sharing with guests, and encouraging them to explore a different kind of life.
Kids will love petting the farm animals at Big 4 Taunton Holiday Park
Now that you know where you’re staying, it’s time to book
4.8 From $450
Margaret River Holiday CottagesMonday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly
185 Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
4.4 From $219
Sunflowers Animal Farm and FarmstayMonday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Children's Attraction,Outdoor Playground,Sunny Day
5561 Caves Rd, Burnside WA 6285
4.7 From $160
Karridale Cottages & Hop FarmGreat For: Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Fireplace,Nature & Wildlife Spotting,Walking & Hiking
300 Brockman Hwy, Karridale WA 6288
Petra Olive Oil EstateYALLINGUP FARM SHOP ~ EASTER & SCHOOL HOLS : 10 - 5pm EVERY DAY inc GOOD FRI & EASTER MON! NORMAL HOURS : Fri to Mon 10 - 5pm NEDLANDS FARM SHOP ~ Mon to Fri 7:30 - 3pm Sat 8am - 1pm ACCOMMODATION & SHOP ONLINE ~ Post delivery or "safe contactless click & collect" Visit our website: petraoliveoil.com.auGreat For: Picnic Spot
251 Sheoak Dr, Yallingup WA 6282
4.2 From $95
Burnside Organic FarmMonday - Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: ClosedGreat For: Child Friendly,Nature & Wildlife Spotting
287 Burnside Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
3.3 From $260
Moonrise FarmGreat For: Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Fireplace
673 Rosabrook Road Rosabrook, Margaret River WA 6285
Dunsborough Rail Carriages & Farm CottagesGreat For: Child Friendly,Dog Friendly
123 Commonage Rd, Quindalup WA 6281
4.6 From $47
BIG4 Taunton Farm Holiday ParkMonday - Sunday: 8:30 AM until 6:30 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Disabled Access
8113 Bussell Hwy, Cowaramup WA 6284
Margaret River Hideaway and FarmstayGreat For: Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Dog Friendly
225 Osmington Rd, Bramley WA 6285
4.9 From $45
Fair Harvest Permaculture CampgroundMonday - Thursday: Closed
Friday - Saturday: 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Sunday: ClosedGreat For: Child Friendly
426 Carters Rd, Margaret River WA 6285