Are you looking for a farmstay near Margaret River?
Many people visiting our region are looking for a rural escape and farm accommodation with animals really offers that unique type of stay.
Perhaps you are a city dweller and it's rare to be able to get up close to animals, help feed them and interact with them.
Or maybe you’re just a sucker for cute animals (who isn’t really!?) and just love seeing their friendly faces nearby on your holidays.
I live locally and am an expert on accommodation in Margaret River so you can trust my detailed guide on farmstays in and near Margaret River and what makes them unique.
I’ve narrowed your search down to the nine best farmstays in Margaret River featuring rural spaces, privacy, family friendly options, animal feeding and even wildlife such as kangaroos and possums.
Looking For A Margaret River Farmstay? Here Are My Top 9 Recommendations!
- Margaret River Hideaway Cottages And Farmstay
- Margaret River Holiday Cottages
- Yelverton Brook Conservation Sanctuary
- Burnside Organic Farm
- Fair Harvest Permaculture
- Big Valley Campsite
- Big4 Taunton Farm Margaret River
- Kerriley Park Farmstay
- Four Elements Farmstay
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1. Margaret River Hideaway Cottages And Farmstay
Margaret River Hideaway Cottages are an easy-to-find rural farmstay only 5km from Margaret River town. The cottages are spaciously set apart offering you that real private, country feeling.
We love Margaret River Hideaway Cottages as they cater well for families (including well behaved doggo’s!). There are two studio’s suiting 1-4 guests and 7 2-3 bedroom cottages suiting up to 8 guests.
A real standout feature of the cottages is that they are enclosed with their own private fenced yard making it a super safe option for families with young kids or dogs.
But, we know you’re here for the farm animals! And you will not be disappointed. You’ll find alpacas, dorper sheep, scottish highland cattle (my fave), guinea fowl, emu’s, peacocks, chickens, ducks and geese.
Animal feeding takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and guests are welcome to partake. If you’re looking for a farm stay in the south west all your boxes will be ticked here.
Phone: + 61 8 9758 8005
2. Margaret River Holiday Cottages
Margaret River Holiday Cottages are one of our favorite places to recommend to couples or families seeking Margaret River Farmstay accommodation.
The property is only 2km from Margaret River town but you still get all the feels of a rural environment. How convenient!
Margaret River Holiday Cottages are a family run property with some awesome features like a communal fire pit (for winter months), a playground, games room and even a heated indoor swimming pool!
What we really love about Margaret River Holiday Cottages is that they’ve partnered up with a couple local animal rescue organizations that rehome orphan farm animals.
They have sheep, alpacas, cows, ducks and chickens and free animal feeding takes place daily *for guests. This place is a warm and friendly home away from home style farm stay.
Phone: + 61 8 9757 2185
3. Yelverton Brook Conservation Sanctuary
Yelverton Brook is actually a Conservation Sanctuary. It is an exceptional property situated on 100acres of natural bushland about 20 minutes north of Margaret River.
The property has always been home to an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna but with the introduction of a predator-proof fence in 2001 it truly became the wildlife sanctuary it is today.
This is not a traditional farmstay, potentially it’s even better! You will be nestled amongst nature with wildlife, native flora and fauna on your doorstep.
Here you will find kangaroos, possums, a wide range of bird life and even critically endangered species such as woylies that have found a safe-haven to continue living and breeding.
Hosts and owners Simon and Joy are dedicated to exceptional service to their guests and the welcome wildlife to their sanctuary. A stay here is truly embedding yourself in nature and escaping the hustle and bustle of a busy world.
Address: 118 Roy Road, Metricup, WA, 6284
Phone: + 61 8 9755 7579
4. Burnside Organic Farm
Burnside Organic Farm is a unique family-run property, employing sustainability practices and opening up their hearts and homes to the guests and visitors.
This will be the place you visit and probably want to make your life a little more like theirs. If you’re looking for a luxury farm stay in Margaret River I would consider this the top pick for you.
‘Farm’ and ‘Luxury’ might not naturally go hand in hand for you but you’ll be surprised. Burnside Organic Farm offers a 1 Bedroom Luxury Spa Bungalow as well as a 2 bedroom limestone bungalow. Visit our recommendations here for more luxury accommodation or spa accommodation options.
You’ll enjoy experiencing farm life by exploring their extensive vegetable garden, biodynamic vineyard and interacting with their farm animals which include geese, chickens, sheep, cows and pigs.
By appointment you can also enjoy a wine and caper tasting. Do it!
Phone: + 61 4 27 572 139
5. Fair Harvest Permaculture
Seeing as we are heading down a bit of a permaculture track.. Fair Harvest Permaculture is a unique farm stay in the south west that offers training and certification in permaculture, glamping and camping accommodation, venue hire and all sorts of other goodies.
This is a working farm conscious of their environmental footprint, there are extensive food gardens and animals that you’re invited to help feed and interact with. The property is also open to the public for day visitors and events/workshops.
What you’ll find here is a feel-good, family run property that extends their knowledge to like-minded people or those looking to expand on their permaculture knowledge (including complete beginners!).
If you’re looking for ways to become more sustainable in your day to day living, or provide for your family by growing your own seasonal produce. You’ll find inspiration at this Margaret River Farmstay.
Phone: + 61 4 39 568 131
6. Big Valley Campsite
Big Valley Campsite Margaret River is a well-known camp ground on a working sheep farm. Tucked away near Rosa Brook amongst rural holdings and natural bushland you’ll feel a world away from city life. This is a really authentic farmstay in WA.
Your hosts are known for their friendly nature and above and beyond approach to making your stay comfortable and memorable.
Here you’ll find all sorts of farm animals including sheep, goats, chickens, guinea pigs and ducks. You’ll also most likely encounter wildlife such as kangaroos which is a highlight for many visitors to the region.
Big Valley Campsite is also pet-friendly! So it’s a wonderful option if you wish to holiday with your doggo. However you will need your own tent or caravan to stay here. If you’re looking for more pet-friendly accommodation here's some ideas.
Address: 46 Boronia Road, Rosa Glen, WA, 6285
Phone: + 61 8 9757 5020
7. Big 4 Taunton Farm
Smack bang in the heart of the Margaret River Region you’ll find Big 4 Taunton Farm Holiday Park.
Taunton Farm is located approximately 20 minutes drive north of Margaret River and just 5 minutes north of the little town of Cowaramup but is central to many of the wineries, restaurants and beaches of the region.
Taunton Farm offers a variety of accommodation options with chalets to suit 2-6 guests, powered and unpowered campsites and historical buildings available for venue hire.
C’mon, c’mon get to the animals right? Ok I will, Taunton Farm has cows, sheep, goats, horses, birds, pigs, chickens even a camel! There is also animal feeding time for guests of Taunton Farm every day for no extra charge. SO much fun!
Phone: + 61 8 9755 5334
8. Kerriley Park Farmstay
Kerriley Park Farmstay is located about 25 minutes drive north of Margaret River. It’s a private, homely place to stay whilst still being central to the attractions of the Margaret River region.
Kerriley Park offers private self-contained cottages set amongst natural bushland sleeping up to ten guests. So if you’re a large family or traveling with friends this place might just be for you!
There is daily animal feeding at 8:30am for guests to partake in. The animals include pigs, alpacas, goats, bunnies, chickens and ducks.
Phone: + 61 4 29 420 888
9. Four Elements Farmstay
Four Elements Farmstay is a wonderful, family-friendly option that will really get your kids experiencing nature in the Margaret River Region.
Located between Dunsborough and Margaret River this property offers a rural experience whilst still being convenient to all your favorite Margaret River attractions.
What we really love about this place is all the kids activities they run for guests.
Seriously, I’m talking animal feeding, fruit picking, tadpoling, boomerang throwing, yabbie trapping, downhill gravity racing, lantern night stalking and bonfire nights! (in winter). Honestly, you will not be bored here. It’s not possible.
If you’re coming for the animals you will love the chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, pigs, even a horse and some fish in the dam. If you’re looking for a farm stay in the Margaret River Region this place will tick all the boxes.
Phone: + 61 4 12 066 445
I trust you’ve found exactly what you’re looking for in a Margaret River farmstay.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury cottage set amongst nature where you can watch farm animals or wildlife, take a pleasant stroll past your window or a hands-on, family-friendly farm adventure there's a place for you in Margaret River.
This guide takes you from authentic rural campground experiences featuring campfires, farm animals and a bit of mud and dirt through to private, peaceful cottages nestled amongst nature with luxurious spas and private decks.
The Margaret River Region has SO much to offer, I can't wait to see you here!
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