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Donkey Tales Farm Cottages

Self Contained Daisy Hill

Donkey Tales is your city escape with a difference! Offering only 2 x fully self-contained cottages, in a rural bush setting, you have the tranquility of a remote location, but conveniently located, only 8km from the major township of Maryborough, or Talbot. Each cottage has two bedrooms and can accommodate a maximum of 5 people. All linen is supplied, along with a complimentary continental breakfast basket and toiletries on arrival. For your convenience, you have a complete kitchen with a full sized fridge, stove, microwave and pantry. A separate bathroom and toilet and your own laundry. There is a large undercover area with a shared BBQ and outdoor table and chairs, so rain, hail, or shine, you can continue with your outdoor activities in comfort. The property boasts 16 acres of treed rural farmland, yours to explore and enjoy! Admire the many beautiful birds, sometimes kangaroos, koalas and a giant hare! For something very special, we also have miniature donkeys on the property with you! You can spend your time with the donkeys, learning what intelligent, friendly, affectionate animals they are. Each has a unique bray and personality. If you walk in the paddock with the donkeys, don’t be surprised if you find them following you! They are very curious animals and love socialising with our guests. Very therapeutic and quite unique. Have you been kissed by a donkey?


Looking for somewhere to unwind from the hustle and bustle of life? A farm stay with Miniature Donkeys sound interesting? Come visit us and enjoy both at our 16 acre property in Daisy Hill. Donkey Tales Farm Cottages, is located just off the Ballarat Road, halfway between Talbot and Maryborough. Only a 45 minute drive from Ballarat, 1 hour from Bendigo, 40 minutes from Castlemaine or 40 minutes from Daylesford, we truly are at the centre of the Victorian Goldfields! We opened the property to visitors in 2014 after completely refurbishing both cottages. They have been styled with an old world charm, but with comforts such as a new modern bathroom with separate toilet, the ambience of a gas log fire, split system heating and cooling, a full kitchen with ample bench top space, a full sized fridge, stove, microwave and pantry. With only two cottages on the property, each is totally private and separate, but close enough to be convenient for family and friends, who wish to holiday together. Each cottage can accommodate up to 5 guests. Both cottages overlook the undulating landscape of the property, directly where the donkeys are in their paddocks. There is also a bench seat in the paddock for you to sit a while and have the donkeys come to you, for your attention. A perfect way to reground yourself and unwind from a busy lifestyle, or simply for those who enjoy and appreciate being at one with nature. The property conveniently has a circular driveway and each cottage has its own undercover carport. If a second car space is required, there are plenty of tucked away places for free parking. Daisy Hill track is opposite the driveway and a perfect place to go for extended nature walks, or bike riding. If you are quiet, you are sure to see plenty of wildlife in its natural habitat! If gold detecting is something that interests you, be sure to speak with Stinky Pete from Detech (he is my husband and I promise he doesn’t smell haha). He loves talking about detecting and sometimes is available to take people out with him too. Whatever it is that has caught your attention to read thus far, come visit us and see for yourself. We have excellent reviews from our guests, take great pride in what we offer and try to deliver the very best experience for you. Your pleasure is our happiness and sharing our donkeys with you is our ultimate joy. Hope to see you here soon, where you can create memories and your own Donkey Tales!

Cancellation of a confirmed booking 15+ days before arrival - a 50% refund of total invoice will be offered
Cancellation of a confirmed booking 8-14 days before arrival - no refund will be offered

No refunds apply for unused nights booked beds or early departures. We recommend travel insurance

30 Leeway Lane, Daisy Hill VIC 3465, Australia