Private and quiet cottage on ten acres
Open plan cottage for two
Breakfast on the veranda and enjoy the views
English Shepherds Hut
Views acrossthe gardens and blueberry farm to Mt Dandenong
Alpacas  next to  Folly Farm cottageOlinda
Ensuite with spa

Folly Farm Rural Retreat

Address: 192 Falls Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788

Phone: 03 9751 2544  |  Fax: 03 9751 2184  


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Folly Farm Rural Retreat offers simple pleasures and casual elegance! A private and quiet country cottage for two, situated on ten acres of gardens and blueberry farm. Quiet and private with no passing traffic. Enter through dry stone gateway which opens onto ten acres in the heart of Olinda.

Little Folly is a retreat exclusively for two. The open plan cottage provides all the luxuries of today with the ambience of a Hill Station property. Setting the mood is a beautiful wrought iron chandelier, handmade by a local blacksmith and a romantic four poster bed, hand turned by local craftsman.

The cottage has a second accessible bathroom offering a step-less shower, anti-slip flooring, hand-held shower, grab rails, wheel chair accessible toilet and more. Access via ramp. Parts of garden maybe accessed in good weather.

The English Shepherds Hut is a special place to enjoy the garden, in all weather. Curl up on the daybed, turn on the fire and watch the garden grow. Read a book, write a poem and pen a postcard. The shepherds hut is a cosy escape in winter or a delightful summerhouse in summer.

The light and sunny cottage offers delightful views of Edna Walling gardens and Mount Dandenong. A short stroll brings you to Olinda and Mount Dandenong Villages, National Rhododendron Gardens and a golf club. For Gardens lovers, CloudeHill and Gentiana Nurseries are very close.

Folly Farm Rural Retreat has a garden full of history! The National Trust classified gardens were designed by Edna Walling in 1936. Ellis Stones and Eric Hammond's special rock work creates a very special magic. Here you will find Walling's signature trees including silver birches.

Folly Farm welcomes your dog. Olinda is very dog friendly with many cafes providing outside service. Wonderful walks for you and your beautiful dog.

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Accommodation pricing information (GST included)

Little Folly Cottage

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Minimum two night stay on weekends. Three nights required on long weekends and Melbourne Cup. Midweek special available, please enquire.


Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Little Folly Cottage

Folly Farm is a private retreat with one cottage, ensuring you a peaceful and private stay. The spa cottage, overlooks dry stone walls that lead to the Edna Walling designed gardens. Ten acres of hill stations gardens and blueberry farm to explore. Setting the mood is a beautiful wrought iron chandelier, handmade by a local blacksmith and a romantic queen size four poster bed, hand turned by local craftsman. The polished spotted gum floors and original leadlight French doors are complimented by the light and sunny aspect. Linger over a second cuppa and enjoy delightful mountain views from the veranda. A disabled bathroom is available. Built to Australian standards. Folly Farm also welcomes your dog. Conditions apply.1

Payment methods accepted

MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

When cancelling notice of 21 days is required for payment to be refunded, although an administration fee will be charged. Cancellations made within 14 days of the first night of the booking full payment is required unless cottage is subsequently fully booked then the payment will be refunded less administration fee and costs. Failure to arrive the full tariff is payable.


  • Car park
  • Gardens in property
  • Iron
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Safety deposit box
  • Spa
  • Walking tracks


  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking

Reception opening hours


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Disabled access

The cottage provides a wheelchair access bathroom which offers a step-less shower base, safety anti-slip floor coverings, hand held shower, wheel chair accessible toilet, grab rails for shower and toilet, portable shower seat, lever taps, heated towel rail, hair dryer. All meet Australian standards. Sofa bed available for separate sleeping arrangementsParts of the garden maybe suitable for wheelchairs and guest can enjoy beautiful views across the garden and farm from the cottage.The cottage is accessed via ramp. Please contact them for further information.

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