Matthew & Lavinia

The farm has been producing fruit and vegetables for 45 years. The garden has been evolving since 2000 with certain herbs, flowers been planted to support Lavinia Botanica of manufacturing chemical free skin products. Lavinia believes in pure simplicity and crafting products that have a purpose and responsibility, yet will still be gentle and effective on the skin. Visiting the farm, you will enjoy the peace and quiet and smell all the beautiful aromatic plants. As well as meeting the local neighbouring animals.

Capacity of Farm: 5
Special Farm Requirements: Wifi
Farm Animals: Sheep, Alpaca, Horse/pony



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Family Members: Matthew (Male), Lavinia (Female).
Location: Thirlmere, New South Wales 2572. 1 hour and 20 minutes from Sydney.
Closest Train Station: Picton Station, Southern Highlands Line.
Farm Details: Fruit & Vegetable hobby farm with 1 chicken, 1 cat (in & out), 1 dog (out), beehives, swim spa, bushwalking in forest on property, access to nearby alpaca farm, including horses and sheep. Also access to nearby turkey farm including cows. Local sightseeing and kangaroo spotting. Also makes soap, beeswax candles and is an artist.
Farm Activities: A tour of the farm, hand feed all animals, collect fresh chicken eggs to cook/eat for breakfast, wildlife and kangaroo spotting, show guests arts and crafts (how to make soap, beeswax etc), local sightseeing, visit neighbouring farms to do farm activities (if time permits), bush walking and star gazing.
Acres: 5.
Internet: Free WiFi available.
Bathrooms: 1 (Separate from hosts).
Heating and cooling: All bedrooms have heating and cooling + fans.
Room 1: 2 single beds.
Room 2: 2 single beds.
Room 3: 1 queen  bed.
This host can transfer a maximum of 6 guests.

Access Train/public transport – access to farms in the Southern Highlands region via train is easy and affordable from Sydney. Catch the train from Sydney Central Station to the closest train station to the farm. On arrival, your farm host will meet you and provide a complimentary transfer. Train tickets are at your own expense.

Private car transfer – available upon request at an additional cost.

Self-drive – if you choose to self-drive, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to get to your farm.