We are permitted to have 18 guests but have sleeping options for 25.

The best way to describe Fawlty Farm is that it is has all the components of a very large house, but here they are separated and spread out over a small area. The focal point is the ‘Big Top’. This is an open-sided but covered area of some 150sq.mt

There is an open fire pit in the centre surrounded by 3 tables each seating 10 people.

One of the best Features of Fawlty Farm is our extensive Outdoor Kitchen situated under The Big Top. There are 9 different appliances to suit the most ambitious cooking team. The Texas off set cooker/smoker is ideal for slow roasting beef cuts.

We also include use of 2 stand up boards, a paddle boat, 2 kayaks and a diving board.

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Fawlty Farm is perfect for large groups – we are permitted to have 18 guests but have sleeping options for 25 in Taylor Bay, Lake Eildon.

Our property has a total of 5 double beds and 12 single beds as well as the 8 folding beds suitable for children 4-10yo. The whole environment of the farm is perfect for a group of friends or family looking for a place with great facilities and loads of interesting accommodation. There is plenty of space for your cars boats and caravans..

Although we love dogs, Fawlty Farm is not securely fenced and is abundant with wildlife and domestic animals. It is not suitable for pets and we ask that you leave them at home please

The Lakehouse is a separate 2 storey cottage on our private lake. It has a Queen size bed and a slipper bath/shower upstairs. Downstairs is a kitchette, toilet, daybed andTV/Radio. Large double doors open out onto a deck with a 10 person dining setting and BBQ, built over the lake. Great in the Summer.

The private lake is stocked with fish and is safe for swimming but is not fenced. The 300 acres is steeply undulating country with a mixture of open grassy paddocks and dense natural bushland. Perfect for that getaway where the only sounds you will hear will be yours or the abundant wildlife.

Connected to the main entertainment area is a building that houses the substantial kitchen and living room, as well as the two bathrooms, 3 toilets, 3 showers and a bath. Behind here is a bedroom with queen bed and two singles with a wall plasma TV.

The Bunkhouse is connected to these by a covered walkway. There are 2 rooms with 6 bunks in each. Next to these buildings are the four separate A Frame Huts that have a double bed and two folding camp beds in each.

Fawlty Farm is a Hosted Self-Contained Accommodation. This means that your hosts, John and Sally, reside on the property but in a seperate dwelling. We are here to help and assist you but not necessarily joining your group.


The most unique feature of our Farm are the complimentary Tours offered to our guests during their stay. These are guided by your hosts John and Sally Gilbert.

During your stay we are able to offer you several tours of aspects of the property and the area in our ex-army 14 seater 6 X 6 Pinzgauer.

We also include a visit to our party boat moored in beautiful Taylor Bay and a tour of our 80 year old operational quartz reef Gold Mine.

We often come back with some gold and a trip to the private and very exclusive Ridge hut for a Sundowner.


The centre piece is the largest cedar Hot Tub 12 persons in Australia.

Most impressive is the wood-fired, electric driven Roasting Spit that will take a Lamb or a Suckling pig.

The Ex-Army Baking Oven, also wood-fired, has a very large stainless hot-plate ideal for breakfast cookups for your whole group. The BBQ is the latest gas Radiant Quartz Technology system.

There is also a gas Smoker, Gas fired Yabbie pot, Pizza Oven and a Beer Keg converted to a nifty rotisserie that is ideal for a rolled roast or two large chooks.

A dedicated Paella Burner with a 600mm Pan has many other uses. The half 44 gal. drum Charcoal Cooker is great for cuts of any meats.


The minimum rate of $2250/n is for up 18 guests (over 5 years old) with extra guests $125/p/n. Children under 5 are FREE. There is a 2 night minimum, except for long weekends (3 nights), Easter and Melb Cup (4 nights) and 5 nights min for any booking that includes Christmas or New Year.

Due to past experience, we have found that all male group bookings do not suit our expectations and will no longer be permitted.

The property is primarily set up for Outdoor Leisure and Recreation. Our main pursuits are Bushwalking, Mountain bike riding, Fishing and Horse Riding. Please enquire about details regarding these facilities.

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