We don’t know about you, but some of our favourite childhood memories were when our primary school class would take a trip to the local farm. We’d feed the chickens, cuddle the baby lambs and ride the horses around the yard thinking that the farm life could potentially be for us. Obviously, as children, we didn’t understand the hard work that comes with owning a farm, and soon abandoned that idea when it dawned on us that we’d have to pick up poop on the reg (eek!).
Occasionally, we still flirt with the thought that we could leave the city life behind and live out our days far away from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. Then we realise how much we’d miss Adelaide brunches and think a weekend escape would be a better idea, and Boy George, have we found an escape.
Situated just 100km out of the city limits, Morella Farm Stay is nestled amongst the beautiful hills of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. Offering a unique farm style experience for couples, families, groups of friends, or even just yourself, you’ll be able to head down to this picturesque self-contained homestead, with ocean and landscape views from your balcony and bask in what could have been.
Built more than 60 years ago, the owners, George and Helen, have recently taken it over and given the stead a fabulous revamp to create the ultimate getaway destination. Home to over 200 adorable farm animals (in fully fenced paddocks, of course), including goats, sheep and llamas, and 100 acres of paddocks, there’ll be plenty for you to see and do.
Animal lovers will love to interact with the friendly farm animals in their petting zoo, and those who are after a some fresh air will be able to simply enjoy a family picnic amongst the stunning landscape. You might even get to see the visiting native birds and kangaroos enjoying a drink from one of their several dams or grazing on their pastures. Clear your lungs and stroll through the paddocks to find hidden treasures throughout the farm like a creek and little waterfall, perfect for the kids to explore.
From only $175 per night, and accommodating up to 3 families with comfortable farmhouses, including a fireplace (bring marshmallows!) for the winter and an air conditioner for the warmer months, full kitchen and laundry facilities, and lounge areas to sit back and relax, you’ll never want to leave.
Morella is located just outside of the fishing town of Cape Jervis, the gateway to Kangaroo Island. This makes it an ideal location to stay for a few nights before you head over to Kangaroo Island via the ferry. Flexibility is paramount for the lovely owners, with the amount of guests who are wanting to stay and the amount of time you’d like to stay open to negotiation.
There really is something for everyone at Morella Farm Stay, whether you’re a couple wanting to indulge in a relaxing weekend, or an active families wanting to explore Morella, it’s 100 acres and the beautiful neighbouring towns, it’s the perfect weekend getaway!