We stayed at Animal Land farm stay in December 2014 for 4 days. It was a real highlight of our trip.
Firstly, the accommodation is VERY spacious, clean and well provisioned. There are standards you would expect from a hotel, like beautiful linen, toiletries, and coffee machine. Then there's touches of home, like plentiful breakfast provisions and toys for the kids, plush blankets for snuggling up on the spacious lounge, and not forgetting the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! (And we travel. A lot). We were really impressed by the unit (it's really more like a house), and it was great that we could do laundry if we wanted, and an undercover carport for the car.
Secondly, the people on the farm are so friendly, they may you feel like part of the family. However, they know when privacy is required and don't overwhelm guests by being in their face. If you need anything they are really happy to oblige, from recommending a place for dinner to taking you around the farm, but they won't intrude if you'd rather do your own thing. It's a small but important feature I think.
And of course there's the farm. If you're animal lovers like us, you'll never want to leave. The staff were so accommodating, letting us join in with all the activities and routines of the farm, and also letting us know where we could just go and wander and play with the animals in our own time. It is obvious this is a love job for all of them and they were happy to share their passion, answer our questions, and let us have a go at everything. Riding Ginger was the highlight for our son, plus feeding the giant bull, Burgers.
For a family of city slickers, this was an ideal introduction to a farm - comfortable, clean and independent accommodation coupled with the convenience of a farm stay. We can't wait to go back and would recommend it to all ages. It's also in a really great position - not far from the airport, Melbourne city, but feels like you're in the middle of nowhere because its so peaceful and quiet.
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