The Farm Wagon
The Farm Wagon
3 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
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Unique glamping experience on a pretty free range pig farm on the bush. Our little wagon is beautifully lined with original timber boards and insulated with a foot of horse hair. It exudes peace and tranquility. Your outlook is the redgum forest that surrounds our farm through a picture window. Lose yourself, unwind.

The space

The wagon is a raw and unadulterated piece of history, originally used to cart cheese and meat by rail. The thick insulated walls sound proof your space and draw you back to the simple things in life and the beauty of the natural surrounding environment. Your bed is fitted with fine linen and big bath sheets and handmade body products are provided to use. Use this space to totally relax and unwind. Barham is just a three hour drive from Melbourne and home to a range of top quality artisan producers as well as awesome natural beauty. The cooking facilities are basic but adequate to cook breakfast and basic meals on the BBQ. There is a small microwave available in the work kitchen nearby, a fridge where you will find your breakfast provisions, a toaster and a kettle. The bathroom is next door and although unheated has very hot water. These are basic additions to the wagon which add to the experience of staying on a farm next to the bush. Suitable for kids and babies, and our pets are super friendly. The farm is easily accessible and we encourage our guests to wander on a walk to see how our free range pigs live.

Guest access

Guests will have private access to the whole wagon and the adjoining bathroom. The bathroom facilities are shared in business hours and are basic and unheated- toilet, shower and sink and are located in the shed right next to the wagon so its a quick dash in winter- but the water is really hot! The heater in the wagon is really warm. If more guests need to be accommodated there is another small studio that can accommodate another two people. Our guests are welcome to walk across the farm and into the forest. There is beautiful light in the early morning and evening, and deers and kangaroos and their joeys graze on the lawn and around the farm. We have lots of bird life including emus and small wrens and honeyeaters.

Interaction with guests

We are here most of the time and if you need anything you are welcome to come knocking on our door, but we will leave you in peace otherwise. We do provide a breakfast hamper included in your stay and can put together lunch hampers loaded with locally sourced produce, wine and goods for an added cost. During weekdays from 9-5 the butchery is in operation and our staff will be around. They are friendly and don't bite.

Other things to note

Our internet and phone reception is not very good, so we suggest switching off while you are here and letting the surroundings draw you in for a real country experience.
We provide a breakfast hamper loaded with locally grown produce including our own pork smallgoods which may be bacon, pancetta or sausages and locally made bread, local milk, avocados when they are in season and free range eggs all from Barham.
We can put together lunch hampers for $25pp.
We are an on-farm butchery, so we have a broad range free range pork cuts and products available. Ask us about cuts to put on the BBQ for dinner or goods to take home or ask our butcher Gary if he's in.


Amenities
Essentials
Shampoo
Heating
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $35 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $10 AUD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $120 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We have small children and are running a busy on-farm business with on onsite farmstead butchery and lots of free range pigs. We kindly ask our guests to please respect our work and family spaces. We also run everything on rainwater so quick showers are a must in our dry climate. There is no smoking on the farm, farm walks are welcome but we ask you to check with us first before you head off. The on-farm butchery is operational so we ask that guests do not enter the building for food safety protocol.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - from 9ish-5 on most workdays the butchery operates.
Pet(s) live on property - Golden Retriever Rove and cat BB. Lots of chooks and guinea fowl
Some spaces are shared - bathroom and fridge
Amenity limitations - No wifi, limited phone service and no heating in the bathroom.

Cancellations

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Rebecca User Profile
October 2017
Great value farm-stay! Our little boy loved being able to see the pigs, and made great friends with their dogs and chooks. The accommodation itself is so cosy - really toasty warm at night with the heater on, despite it being cold outside. As described in the listing, there is no heating in the bathroom but we didn't find it a problem, and it's only a couple of metres from the wagon door. It was great having our own BBQ on the porch. Lauren and Lachy were such welcoming hosts; happy to answer any questions and give us info on what to do in the area. We will be back!

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Bundarra Berkshires is a little slice of heaven along the Murray River. The cabin is such a wonderful quiet getaway with all your essentials. I loved meeting all the animals, saying hello to the pigs, and exploring the trail around the State Forest. Lauren and her family are wonderful hosts and provide a beautiful experience that provides you with enough privacy if you'd like it, but plenty of room to move around. If you're looking for a getaway that gives you a taste of the country, a wonderful farm visit, and lots of memories, then you should definitely stay here. :)

Wendy User Profile
August 2017
A lovely peaceful spot

Susan User Profile
August 2017
Due to very heavy rains, the driveway became very muddy and I wasn't able to stay at the farm wagon. But Lauren was an amazing, thoughtful host who gave me lots of notice and went out of her way to find me an alternative place to stay the night - just up the road. The location is stunning - towering red gums, happy pigs and lots of chirping birds. The accommodation was clean, well set up - with a fire already roaring when I arrived. There were also tasty breakfast supplies of local produce . I had a peaceful, lovely stay and I can't wait to return to explore the region more. Still looking forward to the little farm wagon stay based on the welcome I was given. Thanks again Lauren :)

Jacqueline User Profile
July 2017
Compared to our previous Airbnb experiences we were disappointed and considered it overpriced for the facilities provided. From the description given we had higher expectations. The wagon itself is cosy, but the toilet and shower are outside in a shed and was freezing cold. There was no bathmat and nowhere to hang clothes and towels except for one nail on the wall. We have no idea if the eggs and bacon were good as we didn't get to have any. The only way to cook them is a Bbq outside in the freezing cold and neither of us wanted to brave that. We made do with a piece of toast and left as soon as we could to find a cafe. A suggestion would be to get a small microwave, some hooks on the bathroom wall and a fan heater to make it a more pleasant stay. The pussycat was very friendly though and loved a pat.

Hazel User Profile
July 2017
Such a great find on air bnb! Had the best stay. If you are wanting to get away from it all and decamp somewhere a little off-the-beaten track, this is a gem of a place.

Catherine User Profile
July 2017
A charming, unique place . Perfect place to let the country /bush re-invigorate the soul. We loved the stillness of the bush, the quietness, the birds, the farm life, fantastic produce and caring and kind hosts. Basic shower, sink and toilet facilities were very adequate. Gas BBQ cooking facilities adequate and we enjoyed cooking our breakfast each morning looking at the bush. Bed and bed linen very comfortable and luxurious. Absolutely loved having no TV and being able to see the stars through the window. Wagon insulation amazing and comfortable. A relaxed and easy place to stay.

Barham, AustraliaJoined in February 2015
Lauren User Profile

I manage and run Bundarra Berkshires, a free range pig farm with my husband Lachy, our two young girls and baby boy. I love to cook, I love animals, I'm a local food advocate and just love living in the country.

Languages: English
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Response time: within an hour

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