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Folly Farm Rural Retreat, Olinda
Style: Country Charm

Picture perfect Folly Farm Rural Retreat offers a magical experience to stay in your own private cottage located on a 10 acre working blueberries and alpaca farm in Olinda. A perfect romantic getaway, look out at the stunning stone walls, designed gardens and blueberry fields after exploring the local area.

What we love:

  • Established in 1910, enjoy overlooking the historic gardens, blueberry and alpaca farm from your verandah with a glass of wine
  • Enjoy the National Trust gardens on Folly Farm designed by Edna Walling in the 1930s
  • Within the gardens you will find the Shepherd’s Hut, with a cosy daybed and fire
  • The breakfast hamper has all the trimmings plus blueberries straight from Folly Farm
  • Animal lovers tip: Book in March or April to witness the baby alpacas!

In the know:

  • There’s seasonal blueberry picking available at Folly Farm each year
  • You can walk to the Olinda Village to explore the cafes, restaurants and National Rhododendron Gardens
  • There’s amazing restaurants and wineries nearby such as Seasons at Cloudehill and Dominique Portet Winery

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Folly Farm Rural Retreat, Olinda

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Location: 192 Falls Road, Olinda VIC 3788 Australia

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 11:00

Folly Farm Rural Retreat is a gorgeous cottage on a working blueberries and alpacas farm. Catered for one couple only, enjoy this secluded spot fitted with a stunning locally made wrought iron chandelier and four poster bed, double spa and wood effect gas log fireplace. The owners of Folly Farm live on the 10 acre farm too, if you should need anything.

Upon arrival you will receive a plentiful breakfast basket including home baked bread, farm fresh eggs, bacon from local gourmet butcher, yogurt, tomatoes, blueberries in season, pod coffee machine and plunger coffee.

For the adventurous guests, we recommend a fun trip to the SkyHigh Maze followed by a picnic at the SkyHigh viewing terrace. There’s also nearby cooking schools, hot air ballooning companies, forest walks and tree top adventures.


  • Air-conditioning
  • Balcony/courtyard
  • Blueberry farm
  • Cooking facilities
  • Disabled facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Heaters
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Linen provided
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Outdoor setting
  • Petanque Set
  • Refrigerator – full
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bath
  • Books
  • Daily newspaper
  • Dog friendly
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Historic gardens
  • Kitchenette
  • Luggage storage
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parking – onsite
  • Picnic basket & site map
  • Slippers
  • TV/DVD
  • Amenities
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Breakfast inclusions
  • Desk
  • Expresso Coffee Machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Magazines
  • Opening windows
  • Pet friendly
  • Queen sized four poster bed
  • Spa
  • WiFi - free


An hour drive from Melbourne, Folly Farm Rural Retreat is located at 192 Falls Road, Olinda Victoria.

From Ferntree Gully. Take Mt Dandenong Tourist Road to Olinda Village. Sharp right into Monash Ave. Turn right at Falls Rd. Folly Farm is about six properties on the left. Our dry stone wall entrance is easy to miss as it is only a driveway. Note: Folly Farm is located at the Olinda end of Falls Rd and not Kalorama.Please note that your GPS may be misleading.


Cancellation Policy

21 days notice of cancellation is required for payment to be refunded (less a $75 administration fee plus commissions). Cancellations made within 14 days of the first night of the booking full payment is required unless cottage is subsequently fully booked then the payment will be refunded less administration fee and costs. Failure to arrive the full tariff is payable.

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Room Configuration: 1 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Folly Farm

One private spa cottage for two.
Located in the heart of Olinda on ten acres of National Trust classified Edna Walling designed gardens and blueberry farm. Romantic accommodation for every special occasion. Close to your cottage is the English shepherds hut offers a special space to enjoy the garden in all seasons featuring a beautiful day bed and period heater. Perfect for meditation, afternoon tea or afternoon nap!

. The cottage is open plan with queen sized four poster bed,separate kitchen and ensuite with spa. A disabled access wheelchair bathroom is available, if required.

Hearty breakfast provisions to cook at your leisure are provided each day. This includes eggs from our hens, homemade bread, bacon, juice, tomatoes, espresso machine and more.

Folly Farms cottage is pet friendly by arrangement, A surcharge of $30 applies to all pet stays and Dog House Rules apply, please advise of dog breed and age.

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