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Darlington Grove Farm Stay in a Renovated Dairy Lots of Animals and River Access

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1 bedroom, cots/infant beds, travel cot, Internet

Overview of Darlington Grove Farm Stay in a Renovated Dairy Lots of Animals and River Access

Darlington Grove Farm Stay in a Renovated Dairy Lots of Animals and River Access

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Darlington, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLamington National Park4 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Chinghee National Park25 min drive
  • AirportGold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta)93 min drive
  • Popular LocationSpringbrook Research Observatory93 min drive

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About this area


Located in Darlington, this farm stay is in a rural area and on a river. Local points of interest include Lamington National Park. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lamington National Park - 4 min drive
  • Mount Chinghee National Park - 25 min drive
  • Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery - 56 min drive
  • Springbrook Research Observatory - 93 min drive
  • Springbrook National Park - 97 min drive


  • Christmas Creek Cafe & Recreation Centre - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 93 min drive

About this property

Darlington Grove Farm Stay in a Renovated Dairy Lots of Animals and River Access

Riverside Property with kitchen and patio
Darlington Grove is a unique farm stay experience located in the heart of the Scenic Rim, Lost World Valley. The owners Kate and Sam purchased the property to enjoy with their 3 little sons and love sharing their experiences with others. They reside in the main homestead if you want to say hi!

You will be staying in what used to be a functioning milking Dairy Shed. Think of your stay as cottage farm stay meets glamping! The Dairy has been fully renovated and features a beautifully decorated bedroom which has amazing mountain views, an open air kitchen, cottage garden and a rustic but comfortable, detached shower and toilet. The Dairy is situated on a 100acre hobby farm that has animals (sheep, chickens, ducks, horses, pigs and cows) an olive grove of 250 trees, and the Albert River flowing through it.

For the ultimate farmstay experience you can opt in or out of taking on all the farming duties of the farm for the duration of your stay. Farming duties include:
1) feeding the sheep, chickens and ducks
2) collecting the eggs and either eating them or taking them home with you
3) Letting out the sheep and poultry of a morning and locking them up at night
4) collecting and splitting firewood
5) checking the water troughs of the animals including the horses and cows.
Few farmstays offer this much immersion and freedom in a real working farm setting. And if all this sounds too much at anytime you can simply opt out and let the onsite caretakers do it all.

Here is some info that you will find helpful to make the most of your stay:

What are the sleeping arrangements?
The dairy is has a queen size bed. It will comfortably sleep a family of 5 if you don't mind rooming in together!! There is available on request a port-a-cot and 2 trundles to accomodate little people. You are welcome to bring your own blow up mattress and additional linen for additional kiddies. Additional families or friends aren’t allowed to camp with your booking, but we can recommend some other awesome farm stays in the street if you want to share the experience with others.

Is there TV and internet?
Not unless you count nature’s TV which is the amazing view down the valley!! We don’t have TV or internet in the dairy shed. Keep in mind that we also don’t currently get Optus phone reception in Darlington (we do get Telstra). You can completely switch off!!

When is check out?
In: 2pm, out 10am

Can I cook there?
We have an open air kitchen that is equipped with everything you should need, with exception of a microwave! We even have a nespresso machine but you will need to bring your own pods.

Do I need wood for the fire pit?
No…we supply a wheelbarrow full.

Is there air conditioning/heat?
Yes!! You are “glamping” and not camping after all!

What about water?
We are on tank water pumped straight from the Albert River. All the locals drink it but you are also welcome to bring your own bottled drinking water.

Do you have towels/sheets?
Yes…you just need to let us know if we need to make up the trundle beds if you are bringing little people.

What is the shower/bathroom situation?
You have your own shower and toilet which is detached, but tucked just behind where you are sleeping…and yes we have hot water and the toilet flushes! We are on septic so we just ask you
don’t flush anything except toilet paper.

Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately we are a working farm and so we can’t allow your furry friend to come.

What else should I bring?
Sunblock, torches, fire starters and a lighter for the fire pit, toiletries, food, a decent bottle of wine, additional toilet paper if you’re a scruncher and not a folder and plan to use more then the 2 rolls supplied! If you do forget any of the basics the local camping ground about 1km down the road sells all sorts of basics and Beaudesert is a 20-25min drive away.

What is there to do?
We have 100 acres to explore by foot as long as you don’t get lost!! The Albert River flows through the property which you have easy access to. The property is home to chickens, a nasty rooster, 6 sheep, 4 pigs, 2 horses and 12 cows…give or take depending on when you come to stay. Our chickens, sheep and cows are very free range so don’t be surprised if they drop by the dairy to say hi. The property is located in the heart of the scenic rim so we are a stones throw
from all the good stuff….Lamington National Park, Orielly’s, Mt Tamborine, the Scenic Rim food festival, vineyards, bush walks, cooking schools etc.

Waiver and Assumption of Risk
I fully assume the dangers and risks associated with animal handling, hiking, swimming and the use of open fires and agree to use my best judgment while engaging in those activities. I understand there are potential dangers these activities may present to children who are not carefully supervised, as well as the danger to any person while intoxicated or using any kind of drugs or medication. I agree to be fully and solely responsible for any accidents you may incur. I understand the risks discussed above and I agree to waive any claim whatsoever against the owner for accidents or claims arising in connection with the above activities.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this farm stay offers fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include baths or showers. Cots/infant beds are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Sam and Kate
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Playground

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Firepit
  • Garden


  • Books
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds available
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio
  • Private porch


  • Dryer
  • Fireplace

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Unique Farmstay in a Renovated Dairy
Unique Farm stay Experience Hosting one Family Only

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 31 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Do not miss out!
Wonderful farm stay! Delightful interactions with the animals. Magical views, comfortable beds and relaxing atmosphere. We will visit again!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Farm Getaway
Perfect 2 day getaway from the noise and bustle of the city. Heaps to do (or not do) and plenty to explore. Clear skies with plenty of stars and marshmallows shared around the warm fire. Lost World lagoon down the road for extra fun and plenty of animals to entertain the kids. We had an absolute blast and took home a lot of great memories. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Family farm stay
A great farm experience for the kids. The accommodation was very comfortable and the views spectacular. Lots of space to get out and explore. Kate and Sam were very friendly.

5/5 Excellent

A perfect reset
So nice to step out of our busy tech filled lives into slow paced country paradise! Our daughter loved all the animals and we enjoyed waking up to the sounds of birds and the stars at night. Thanks again guys!

5/5 Excellent

Darlington Grove met all expectations
Everything that the online listing expressed and the owners described to me personally was accurate about Darlington Grove. As a landscape artist wanting somewhere that inspired me as well as somewhere suitable to set up my materials in the open and under cover when the needed, this destination is ideal. The bedroom accomodation was sumptuously comfortable and the living space was robustly furnished in keeping with its semi open air design and as a place not too precious or fussy for its use by families wanting to relax.