Free Spirits is set on 8 acres & runs as a non profit animal sanctuary home to 50+ rescued farm animals. The home is minimalist but it has the essentials. The home is shared with animals. Guests have their own private bedroom, lounge & bathroom. The kitchen is shared with the owner. We ask that guests eat vegan while at the sanctuary in respect of the animals. This place is best suited to those who love animals and appreciate nature and the basics in life!
“If you love animals and a good deal, you're in the right spot here. The room is basic, has some storage, a big tv, is quite spacious and the bed provides a good sleep. The kitchen has anything you might need for a meal. The shared bathroom was a bit of an adjustment, but it's clean and neat, the water warm and towels soft. There are sheep, lambs, ducks, geese, turkeys, chooks, pigs, goats in the sanctuary paddocks and two cats (one shy and one all but shy) to meet and greet. Leah is very friendly and happy to tell the story of all the animals. For this money, you can't get much better.”
This cozy and comfy self contained unit has a fully equipped kitchen, a seperate bedroom with a double bed and ensuite. The unit has a large entertaining deck, fitted out with a bbq and outdoor setting to enjoy dinner on a warm afternoon or soak up the morning sun. You can also sit out and watch the wildlife or simply relax, taking in the panoramic views. Our farm is at the foot of the Warby Ranges, a great place to take a bush walk. We are located about 10 mins drive from the town centre.
“Very comfortable cabin with great views of surrounding mountains due to its elevated position. Bring some carrots to feed the friendly Alpacas and Horse. Close to town so you are never far from anything you need. Enjoyed a relaxing stay.”
'Top of the Hill House' is a 120-year old rural farm cottage situated on our hobby farm at the top of a hill in Goorambat, surrounded by stunning views of the mountains, and just 15 minutes' drive from Benalla. This rustic cottage has retained many of its original features, is clean and comfortable, and faces due east so that you can see the superb sunrises. It is a perfect rural retreat for couples, families or small groups...and we also have a pool! We have recently installed solar panels.
“I stayed at Anne-Marie's lovely cottage while working in Benalla and it was an absolutely wonderful home base. From the incredibly comfortable bed and fully stocked kitchen, to the home made bread and jam it was a lovely stay. Looking forward to going back!”