Chestnut Cottage Farmstay
A Tranquil Haven in the Heart of the South West
disconnect from the city
Reconnect with Nature
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature at Chestnut Cottage Farmstay. Located in Nannup, Western Australia, this picturesque cottage is nestled among the Jarrah forest and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty. With three bedrooms, Chestnut Cottage is suitable for multi-family holidays or a couples’ retreat.
What can you do at Chestnut Brae Farm stay?
Interact with animals
Learn how to manage a unique chestnut farm
Pick the freshest chestnuts in WA
Enjoy organic shopping
We have sheep, alpaca, pigs and angora goats. The goats enjoy being fed and introducing themselves. The pigs enjoy a scratch, especially at feed time. Our turkeys, pekin bantams and chooks often take a walk around the garden and come and say hello. At feed time you can help feed them and get to know them even better. If you are lucky our Polish Chicken may even lay a green egg, just like in Dr Seuss’s book.
While you are at the farm you are most welcome to have a 1.5 hour complimentary tour with John where you gain all behind-the scenes farm life on how to pick, store and process chestnuts.
From late March until early June you can put on some sturdy boots and gloves and go picking sweet chestnuts. The trees will be turning yellow ready for winter and the orchard is a part of paradise.
At the farm shop there is a vast range of products – from a chestnut ice cream and our signature chestnut ale to chestnut-fed pork ribs. Our farm shop will be open during the time of your visit so you can purchase products from the farm.
Watch over 60 species of native birds
Barbeque delicious chestnut-fed pork
Discover most ancient plants in the witches garden
There is a list of what we have spotted in the farm stay. You are most welcome to add to that list. We have spotted everything from eagles to blue wrens.
Want to cook outside in seclusion? We have a barbeque on the verandah where you can cook, why not try our chestnut fed pork and other specialties from our farm shop. You can also sit on the deck with a glass of wine and count the kangaroos hopping along in the adjoining field.
On a clear night you can be in another world. The Milky Way will be above you and you can look at the stars for as long as you like in this magical world.
Apart from almost 1000 thousand chestnut trees in the orchard, you might find a huge variety of native and European varieties of plants on the farm. Some of them have survived since the Age of Dinosaurs
Chestnut Cottage farmstay
A Peaceful Rural Retreat
Chestnut Cottage is surrounded by 70 acres of a European-style garden and farm. Guests are invited to take a complimentary walk around the farm and help feed the animals. The cottage itself is a hundred year old restored building located in a beautiful heritage garden. Water at the farm comes from the rain, and electricity is primarily generated by the sun. Each bedroom has a view of the beautiful chestnut tree planted valley. Amenities at the cottage include a wood fire, a spa bath, and books to read.
In the heart of the Southwest, just 15km south of Nannup, Chestnut Cottage is a peaceful rural retreat offering a unique tranquil haven. This is the perfect place to relax, read, star-gaze, bird watch, bush walk, cycle, and explore the South West region. You can watch kangaroos and emus at the start and end of each day, and spend quality time with your family while providing your children with the opportunity to connect with nature and learn where their food comes from.
The cottage has pine raked ceilings, a slate floor, and two queen size bedrooms. There is also a separate bunk room with four single bunk beds, complete with all bedding requirements. The cottage has one bathroom with a toilet, shower, and spa bath. The dining room has a beautiful jarrah table and chairs, and the lounge room has a sofa in front of a wood burning fire, perfect for cosy winter escapes.
There is a small library of books and DVDs, as well as TV and WiFi. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook your own meals. There is also a gas barbecue on the verandah and a portacot and high chair available upon request. Simply bring your own food and refreshments.
From the upstairs balcony, you can enjoy panoramic views of the farm and chat with your loved ones at the end of the day while snacking on chestnuts and sipping local wine. The fresh air and spring water at Chestnut Cottage will help you relax and recharge. Please note that this is a working farm, with free-range animals and farm machinery, so children must be supervised at all times. Smoking is not allowed in the cottage or any of the rooms.
Chestnut Cottage is conveniently located near wineries, restaurants, cafes, and many of Western Australia’s most impressive natural sights and hikes. If you would like to purchase free range eggs (when our girls are laying), chestnut-fed nitrate-free bacon, chestnut-fed pork, organic Wiltshire lamb, or peeled frozen chestnuts to have ready for your arrival, please let the farm know in advance.
The first night’s accommodation will be charged if a booking is cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.