Lavendale Farm

4 Star Self Rated

5895 Great Southern Highway, Gilgering via York, WA, 6302


Lavendale Farm is situated 15K south of York in Western Australia on the banks of the Avon River. The property is approximately 64ha of gently sloping land lying between Great Southern Highway and the river.

There is a 2.5km river frontage which is fenced off from the main farming activities. All of the river bank area is natural bush and the property is a "Land for Wildlife" site. The country style farm house was completed in July 2007 and offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills and farmland.

Lavendale Farm is a place to come and relax under the wide verandahs, watch the animals graze and walk among the vast array of native Australian trees which have been planted as shelter belts and hosts in the sandalwood plantation.

"Aussie Bush"- Our Solar Powered Self Contained Cottage has a long, wide veranda for its outdoor setting and BBQ. Inside the spacious living area is a comfy chesterfield and enclosed wood fire for those cold winter nights. One bedroom has a colonial style queen bed and the other has sleeping for three in a double and single bed. There is a claw foot bath in the bathroom and a separate shower. Again, TV, DVD, games and books. Air-conditioning for summer, Wood fire for winter.

"Valencia"- Solar Powered Self Contained Cottage is a Mediterranean style house with two bedrooms, an elegant bathroom with long bath and separate shower, and a huge living area. We have TV, DVD player and board games, puzzles and books. An enclosed wood fire will keep you warm in winter with evap. air conditioning in summer. There is an attractive patio with outdoor setting and BBQ. One room has a huge French provincial queen size bed and the other room has 3 single bed. We have cots and high chairs available. Air-conditioning for summer, Wood fire for winter.

"Bali Hai" has a tropical island theme. There is a 4 poster bed in one room, a double and single in the other. Patio and decking with a water feature. Again, your own BBQ. This cottage has a huge bathroom with corner bath. Evaporative air-conditioning keeps you cool in summer and a cosy enclosed wood fire in winter.

These three cottages have electricity provided by our solar power generating unit. They have their own rain water tanks and have gas hot water services and cook tops. We have microwave ovens, toasters, stove top kettle and lots of pots and pans and crockery.

"The Lodge" has 3 bedrooms and sleeping for 8 people. There is a huge patio and bush garden. Asmall conference room called "The Common Room" is attached. This unit is fully wheelchair accessible and the bathroom has special fittings. Able bodied people will love the extra space. Drive right up to the front door. We have a 2 night minimum stay for The Lodge. Air-conditioning for summer cooling and winter warmth.

"Kirribilli" adjoins The Lodge. This 2 bedroom modern unit can sleep up to 6 people in single and king size beds. A small conference room separates The Lodge from Kirribilli. Great for large family groups or for corporate team building events.

2 one bedroom cottages have been added. Beautiful views, romantic get away retreat. Full kitchens, living areas, patios with BBQ, Wood fires and air con in summer.

We have not put laundries in the cottages. We can provide a personal laundry service for our guests if required.

You'll enjoy the the communal campfire which we light, weather permitting in the evenings during winter. Great fun. Bring some marsh-mallows!

Lavendale Farm's mission is to provide a safe and relaxing environment for guests to enjoy,

where nature is enhanced and animals are appreciated.

Room Descriptions

Aussie Bush Cottage

Country style 2 bedroom cottage with plenty of room for 5 people. Queen, double and single bed. Enclosed fire in winter A/C in summer. Large veranda with BBQ and outdoor setting. Bush garden.

Bali Hai

Tropical island themed 2 bedroom cottage. Huge 4 poster bed plus double and single. Patio with BBQ. Decking over fish pond. Close to the playground. Wood heater in winter, air-conditioning in summer.


Modern 2 bedroom unit with sleeping for 6 people. Next to The Lodge but with separate parking, entrance and patio with BBQ and outdoor setting. Reverse cycle Air-conditioning. Modern bathroom with large shower. Sleek and roomy. Cot, high chair and baby bath available. King and 4 singles or 6 singles.

Rose and Orchard

Small but spacious 1 bedroom cottages. Bedroom has queen bed and ensuite. Comfortable lounge dining area and a well set up kitchen including full cooker. Each has its own outdoor area and BBQ. Beautiful views of the country. Wood fire in winter and evap- air conditioning during summer. Great for romantic getaways. Not set up for children.

The Farmhouse

New 3 bedroom self contained unit with sleeping for 8 people. One bedroom has a queen and a single bed, one has a double and a single bed and the other has a queen bed. 1 bathroom but 2 toilets, large kitchen and living area. Long Veranda with lovely country views. This unit has reverse cycle Air-con for heating and cooling. Next to the new Community Room and opposite Bali Hai Bungalow. Great for extended families with a mix of adults and children.

The Lodge

Large 3 bedroom unit with sleeping for 8 people over 6 beds. Wheel chair accessible with appropriate bathroom fittings. Split A/C for heating and cooling. Large bedrooms. Full kitchen. One bathroom, but 2 toilets. Patio with BBQ and outdoor setting. Private garden.

The Lodge and Kirribilli

Combination of 2 units making 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 lounges, 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets with a large common room between the two units. Great for large families and corporate groups. Separate carports and entrances for each unit. Wheelchair access to The Lodge. Large patios, 2 BBQs, plenty of outdoor seating and a small sand pit for the littlies.

The Quarters

This lovely one bedroom unit is part of our Farmhouse complex. There is a king bed and a single in the bedroom, so room for a child and a port-a-cot. This unit has reverse cycle air-con for heating and cooling. The veranda overlooks the farm and animals. Elegantly furnished and functional. King bed can split to make 3 single beds in total.

The Red Room

Large room in our Residence with full ensuite bathroom and private access from the veranda. The rate is for 2 adults. There is no provision for more than 2 people. Lounge chairs, small fridge, large windows and French doors. Cooked breakfast is included in the rate. No cooking facilities.

Valencia Cottage

2 bedroom self contained cottage in a Mediterranean theme. Sleeps 5 over 4 beds. Queen bed and 3 singles. Patio, BBQ, outdoor setting. Close to the playground. Enclosed wood fire in winter, A/C in summer.

Business Facilities

We now have an In-house conference room. This room is located between The Lodge and Kirribilli. We can provide catering and presentation equipment. From Easter 2016 there will be a larger conference/dining room with attached kitchen. THis is located in the new Farmhouse Complex which also offers two more accommodation units.

Check In Instructions

Check-In 200pm. Please check in at the Residence on arrival. There will be an envelope with your Key, directions and a map to your cottage and important information.

A Credit card swipe is required if paying by cash. If no credit card is available we require a $200.00 bond refundable after check-out.

Children and Extra Guests Details

Our rates are for each cottage. There is a maximum number of people each cottage can accommodate. This number INCLUDES children. We need to know the number of people in each cottage but it does not alter the rate.

We have cots and high chairs available for all cottages.

Dogs are allowed in the cottages but not The Red Room or The Farmhouse and The Quarters. Owners of pets must adhere to our "Dog Policy' which we will send to you. A surcharge may apply.

Car Parking Details

Please check in at the Residence. We will direct you to your cottage or room and give you a quick personal orientation. All units have their own parking for 2 or more vehicles.

Travel Directions

From York, travel 13k south on the main road to Beverley. Main entrance is 1Km past the BE20 marker.

From Beverley, travel north to York. Main entrnance 1km past the Y15 marker.

Things To Do

Lavendale Farm has plenty to do if you want to just relax close to "home". The river is a very peaceful place to walk along. It is completely natural and the only paths are made by kangaroos. In places it is hard going, but finding a nice place to sit on the bank is worthwhile.

Always wear boots when walking in the bush. The sandalwood plantation is great to wander through and the animals will always appreciate a scratch behind to ear or a brushing if you are used to horses. In future there will be a swimming pool and childrens play ground. We have a games room with table tennis foosball and a drawing board and a sand pile and playground for the kids. Weather permitting we can have a camp fire in the evenings.

We are still establishing gardens and other features. Lavendale Farm is an ongoing project, and we dont mind if you want to lend a hand with the weeding!

York The historical town of York is 10 minutes from Lavendale Farm. Some of the more well known attractions are the Motor Museum The Old Gaol and Court House the Residency Museum The Mill gallery York Wines, Avon Walk Trail and Swinging Bridge. The historical village of Greenhills only 15 minutes drive away has a great pub and a well set up equestrian centre.

Beverley Less than 15 minutes away and offers the Avondale Discovery Farm, a must to see in the area. The Aeronautical Museum take a glider ride. The Dead Finish Museum has some very interesting pieces on early settlement in the area.

Northam This is a major regional centre and only 30 minutes from Lavendale Farm. It has many shops and businesses. Also built on the Avon River it stages the beginning of the annual Avon Decent in August each year. Hot air Ballooning over the Avon Valley departs from the Northam Airfield.

  • Additional Features for people with disabilities
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bedding
  • Car Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Courtyard
  • DVD Player
  • Deck
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking
  • Heating
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed (by arrangement)
  • Pets allowed
  • TV
  • Wood Fire