Tarndie Courtyard
Front verandah with host Jock
Enjoy 3 acres of heritage garden
Create memorable dinners in the 1878 Dining Room
Blue Bedroom c.1848
Be inspired in our Farm Gate Woolshop

Tarndie - Heritage Sheep Farm

Address: 37 Roseneath Road, Warncoort, Victoria 3243

Phone: 03 5233 6241  |  Mobile: 0458 493 363  

Email: homestead.australia@bigpond.com
Web: tarndie.com

Tarndie - Heritage Sheep Farm is a weekend destination in the Otway Hinterland with accommodation.

Located at one of Victoria's oldest surviving country houses, Tarndwarncoort Homestead, the Heritage Sheep Farm tells the story of one family's long association with the Farm since 1840 and the Polwarth Sheep that originated here.

Within the complex is the Homestead and Gardens, Farm-gate Woolshop, Courtyard Kiosk and the Farmers' Cottage.

The Farm-gate Woolshop and Courtyard Kiosk is open every weekend. Here visitors can meet a sheep and then find a beautiful fleece, tops and yarn in a range of natural and hand-dyed colours. Woolcraft supplies and handcrafted items are also available.

The Homestead accommodates groups up to 14 guests in an exclusive use, self-catering format. Perfect for groups of friends, mid-week corporate retreats and creative weekenders to prepare a grand feast and dine in genuine 1878 style in the Dining Room. Their in-house catering can assist you create a very memorable experience. Special eight bedrooms and five lounges.

The Farmers' Cottage is perfect for couples and families to hide-out on the working sheep farm while they explore the Otway region. Two bedroom. Self-catering. Open wood fire in the lounge. The 40 minute self-guided Farm Walk takes visitors through the farm as they learn more about the farm's heritage.

Group Visits, minimum of 20 guests are welcome during the week by prior arrangement.

Tarndie - Heritage Sheep Farm is an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, an hour and 45 minutes train from Southern Cross Station Melbourne. It is only 45 minutes from Geelong on the Princes Highway, 40 minutes from Lorne and five minutes from Birregurra.

Content: Homestead Australia PL

Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Tarndwarncoort Homestead

Tarndwarncoort Homestead accommodates up to 14 people. Eight bedrooms with two King beds, two Double beds, two Twin beds and two Single beds, shared bathrooms, five shared spaces. Ramble the three acres of garden and relish the vine covered patio in the Courtyard. Weekend Retreat bookings include a Guided Tour on Saturday morning to learn about the historic property and how its development fits a Victorian and global perspective. Perfect for adult groups of family and friends, special occasions and creative retreats. Imagine your Dinner Party in the original condition 1878 Dining Room, complete with long table, marble fireplace and family portraiture. Additional Services such as private catering, yoga classes and woodcraft workshops are available for guests to take part in.0

Farmers' Cottage

The Farmers' Cottage offers visitors a chance to live a little closer to the land. Be careful! The peaceful setting on the working sheep farm might kindle a latent to start living "The Good Life"! Self-catering with cosy lounge with an open wood fire. Double room and Twin room. Cook up your local produce bounty in well equipped kitchen. Self-guided Farm Walk trail to learn more about the farm's heritage. Stop to feed the chooks and collect their eggs. Learn to spin wool on the old wooden spinning wheel! Local produce breakfast hampers for two night stays.0

Payment methods accepted

Cash Only 

Cancellation and booking policy

Fifty per cent deposit required to secure booking.

Local directions

We are located on a working farm. Please phone ahead for further directions


  • BBQ facilities
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Gardens in property
  • Kiosk
  • Library
  • Open fireplace
  • Pets not allowed
  • Shop
  • Walking tracks


  • Art and craft
  • Farm/Station
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Shopping
  • Guided walks

Reception opening hours

Accommodation available all week.

Check in:  3:00pm

Check out:  11:00am

Disabled access

Access to the Farm-gate Woolshop and Courtyard Kiosk only.

How to get here

Great Ocean Road