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Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay with 3 FREE experiences

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9 bedrooms, WiFi
9 bedrooms, WiFi
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
9 bedrooms, WiFi

Overview of Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay with 3 FREE experiences

Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay with 3 FREE experiences


5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Taylor Bay, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAlexandra Golf Course29 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarian Rennie Studio Gallery33 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Torbreck38 min drive

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About this area

Taylor Bay

Located in Taylor Bay, this farm stay is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Marian Rennie Studio Gallery is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Eildon Bushland Reserve and Lake Eildon National Park. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Alexandra Golf Course - 29 min drive
  • Marian Rennie Studio Gallery - 33 min drive
  • Mount Torbreck - 38 min drive
  • Cathedral Range State Park - 45 min drive
  • Mansfield Zoo - 83 min drive


  • Check Out 7 - 10 min drive
  • Billabong Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Eildon Bakery Cafe - 10 min drive
  • 4 Ways Take Away - 20 min drive

About this property

Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay with 3 FREE experiences

Waterfront Property with kitchen and balcony
*** Should you booking has to be cancelled due to government restrictions, full refund will be initiated, and they would be no obligation to differ.***


FAWLTY FARM offers a unique farm-stay experience with a range of accommodation options including the romantic Lake House, cosy old pool room, cute A frames and practical bunkhouses. Relax with family and friends under The Big Top and enjoy the open fire pit, extensive outdoor cooking options and the largest 12 person cedar Hot Tub in Australia.

Splash around in our PRIVATE lake where you can fish, paddle boat, kayak and swim. The lake is stocked with fish and is safe for swimming but is not fenced. Take a nature walk and enjoy the local fauna such as kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. BYO boat for fun on Lake Eildon. We have the largest pontoon in Taylor Bay which has 2 X 9m sides that will accommodate your super boats. There is no charge for guests. There is plenty of room for your cars, boats and caravans.

We also offer 3 FREE experiences with your hosts John and Sally including:

- a visit to our 28 person party boat the 'Fawlty Princess,' moored in Taylor Bay
- a visit to our operational quartz reef Gold Mine. It's been running for 80 years and some guests still find gold!!
- a trip in our 20 person ex-Swiss army pinzgauer to our private Ridge Hut for a Sundowner. Sparkling wine, cheese and nibbles provided.

The whole environment of FAWLTY FARM is perfect for large groups of family/friends looking for a place with great facilities and unique accommodation. Situated on 300 acres of steeply undulating country with a mixture of open grassy paddocks and dense natural bush-land, FAWLTY FARM is a perfect country getaway where the only sounds you will hear is the abundant wildlife and the laughter of family and friends. Other activities in the surrounding area include bushwalking, mountain bike riding, fishing and horse riding. Please ask us for information on these activities.

Much as 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.

PLEASE NOTE - Fawlty Farm is designed for large groups of 18 adults. Please do not make an enquiry for small groups as Fawlty Farm can only be booked in its entirety (we do not rent out parts of the property).

PLEASE NOTE - Due to previous experience, we have found that all male groups are not suitable for our accommodation and we no longer accept these bookings.

Taylor Bay is unique as access to Lake Eildon is only possible through private land. There are no public facilities in Taylor Bay making the area safe, secluded and exclusive. The small but delightful township of Eildon is only 7 minutes away and the Dam Wall has year round boat launching. Even at about 75 percent capacity, Lake Eildon is more than 3 times the size of Sydney Harbour.

John and Sally have been welcoming guests to FAWLTY FARM for more than 30 years. The property is 'Hosted Accommodation' which means we reside on the property but in a separate dwelling. We are here to help and assist but won't get in the way of your group enjoying everything FAWLTY FARM has to offer.

Our extensive outdoor kitchen includes 9 different appliances to suit the most ambitious cooking team including:

- wood-fired, electric driven Roasting Spit that will take a lamb or suckling pig
- wood-fired ex-Army Baking Oven with huge stainless hot-plate which is ideal for breakfast cookups
- the latest gas Radiant Quartz Technology system BBQ
- gas Smoker
- gas fired Yabbie Pot
- wood fired Pizza Oven
- Beer Keg converted to a nifty rotisserie that is ideal for a rolled roast or two large chooks
- Paella Burner with a 600mm Pan
- half 44 gallon drum Charcoal Cooker which is great for all cuts of meat
- "flaming Charcoal" Texas offset grill/smoker (incredible BBQ, endless fun cooking anything)

BYO food and drinks. You will need to do your own cooking and cleaning with a view to leaving the premises as they were found i.e. clean please.

Connected to The Big Top is a large building that houses a substantial indoor kitchen and living room, as well as the 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 3 showers and a bath.
Behind here is a bedroom with a queen bed and 2 singles plus a wall plasma TV. The bunkhouse is 2 rooms with 6 bunks in each.

There are four separate cosy A frame cabins each with a double bed and two folding camp beds.

The romantic Lake House is a separate 2 storey dwelling on our private lake. It has a queen size bed and a slipper bath/shower upstairs. Downstairs is a double and single bed, kitchenette, toilet and TV. Large double doors open onto a deck over the lake with a 10 person dining setting and BBQ. Awesome in summer.

OVERALL - FAWLTY FARM has a total of 5 double beds, 2 queen beds, 13 singles and 8 folding beds suitable for children 4-10 years. We are permitted to have 18 guests but have sleeping options for 25.

The nightly rate of $1,500 is for up to 15 adults, with extra adults $100/p/n. Extra children 11-15 are $50/p/n and children 10 and under are free. If the Home Away calculator is unable to factor the children's rate, please contact us to confirm a price.

There is a 2 night minimum, except for long weekends which is 3 nights, Easter and Melbourne Cup is 4 nights and any booking that includes Christmas Day or New Year is 5 nights minimum.

We hope to welcome you to FAWLTY FARM soon.

John & Sally
Air-conditioned accommodation at this farm stay offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the farm stay include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boating
  • Table football
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Water sports equipment


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


  • Books
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Games
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Spices
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony
  • Private porch


  • Dryer
  • Fireplace

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Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM

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

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 and a first aid kit
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

Property is also known as

Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay With 3 Free Experiences Taylor Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Perfect for a big group.
15 of us stayed for 3 nights. The property has just the right amount of things to get adventurous with while also being the perfect place to get solid downtime together. Every spot is large enough for the entire group to hang out but also appropriate to break off and do different things. We loved it. And John was very communicative and delightful

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous Fawlty Farm
Great farm stay surpassed our expectations! Sleeping areas and indoor/outdoor spaces were perfect for our family of 8 adults and 8 children. Plenty of activities to do, the hot tub and the private lake a bonus, the animal feeding and the extra excursions provided were a very special experience for all.

5/5 Excellent

Fawlty farm is brilliant
Loved our stay here. John was a brilliant host. The property has everything, the activities organised by the John were great, and it’s a beautiful place. Will definitely be back!

5/5 Excellent

3/1/20 for 8 nights
Amazing stay at Fawlty farm with family. 6 adults and 9 children and we had the best time. The set up is fantastic and the hosts wonderful. I recommend highly for a large group. Kids were aged 10 to 17 and we spend plenty times on the water both the farms lake and lake eildon. The experiences Fawlty farm offers made the holiday what it was and I am sure that you will have a great trip if you partake. Fawlty farm is a rustic adventure that exceeds all expectations. Do yourself a favour and book.

5/5 Excellent

Vibrant and multi-use space
There is something for everyone here. We were impressed with how much access we had to all of the facilities, use of the fire pit, bbqs, lake, kitchen... anything. This is a perfect spot for a gathering of friends!