Update: 1912 Farmstay Cottage is now unavailable until further notice, due to longer-term residency.

Genuine 1912 farm cottage adjacent to high-quality Australian bush within an historic pastoral property.

The ideal destination for a country retreat, some ‘time out’, enjoying native wildlife & habitat, or as a comfortable base for exploring the Murray region.

“The Cottage” offers the visitor many features & possibilities:

  • Surrounded by pastoral and natural land, with abundant native fauna: kangaroos, other marsupials, 120+ bird species, rare Superb Parrot & Bushstone Curlew.
  • Optional guided tours through bushland, historic and current farming features, 1886 Homestead (23 rooms of authentic displays), environmental projects, 1912 fullyfunctional Woolshed & Shearers’ Quarters, 1876 Selector’s Hut.
  • All-year-round comfort: Cosy wood fire & electric blankets in winter, air conditioning & ceiling fans in summer
  • Comfortable loungeroom with TV, DVD player, library, games
  • Main bedroom (double), two twin share rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, shower & laundry

  • Enclosed sunroom for sheltered relaxation and meals
  • Patio for outdoor meals & relaxation
  • Wide verandahs
  • Phone landline & radio.
  • Timber panelling
  • Sparkling night skies (weather permitting)
  • Ideal for walks & cycling. 2-car carport. Linen: hire or BYO.
  • “Heritage Products” available at discount prices.
  • 10-minute drive to “Boat Rock Hill” natural reserve of aboriginal and geographic significance


Information for Guests

Enquiries and bookings: Alexander & Ann Sloane, Savernake Station.
Ph/Fax: 02 6035 9415

Please note we have a 2-night minimum stay.
Tarriff: $50pp/night. Children 2-16: half price. Children 0-2: free. Discount for 3+ nights. Prices are GST inclusive
Reservations: Deposit of $50 paid within 2 weeks of booking to secure your accommodation. Confirmation of reservation is by receipt of deposit within 5 business days. Preferred method of payment is via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to our bank account. Please contact us for details.
We also accept Postal Money Orders, Bank Cheques, and Personal Cheques made out to “A&A Sloane”.
Post payment to A&A Sloane, PO Box 77, Yarrawonga, Vic 3730. Balance payable on arrival.

Cancellations: More than 4 days prior, your deposit less a $15 administration fee will be refunded. Less than 20 days prior, deposit is forfeited.
Linen Hire: $10 pp (sheets & towels)
Pets: By prior arrangement only. No pets indoors. No smoking indoors.
Communications: Phone landline: restricted outgoing, unrestricted incoming. Intermittent mobile coverage. No internet facilities.

Local Attractions

The Cottage is close to many renowned tourist attractions.
Just an easy 20-minute drive away is the popular tourist town of Yarrawonga on the Murray River, which features an attractive 45-hole golf course, Lake Mulwala with its many water activities, Pioneer Museum, many sporting, dining & leisure facilities.


The gourmet towns of Cobram, Rutherglen, Beechworth and Milawa are ideal for short day trips. There are cinemas, 10-pin bowling and regular sporting, cultural and artistic events in Albury/Wodonga, Wangaratta and Shepparton (each an hour’s drive away). Enjoy a day trip to the high country, Mt Buffalo or Lake Hume.