Lindum Farm Stay

Cottage Accommodation

A humble and cosy cottage nestled in the bush, away from the crowds, away from the traffic! Awake to the bird song, watch sheep grazing in the paddock nearby or be welcomed by our friendly Kelpie. You can enjoy a bushwalk trail or set off on your own adventure amidst the peace and tranquillity.

Bring out the glamper and set a little campfire near the cottage to sit by and take in the amazing stars overhead. If your serious about star gazing, this cottage provides an excellent viewing platform to set up your telescope or you are welcome to drive out to a hilltop and take in panoramic night sky views.

Cottage accommodation with all amenities for up to ten people. Five bedrooms with warm comfy beds, one bathroom, separate toilet. Includes linen, full kitchen, some basic cooking ingredients and washing machine. Ample free parking. No WiFi or TV so it's a great opportunity to really unplug and connect with nature.

Pets welcome, however we kindly asks guests to keep your dogs with you at all times as we have sheep and poultry roaming nearby.

RATE: $150/night for 2 people. Each extra person an additional $40 per night. Infants in a portacot free of charge. Two night minimum stay. To book, please contact Ange on 0400 927 800.

What To Bring

Please stop off at any of the local shops to stock the fridge for your stay. Complimentary fresh eggs are supplied and there is plenty of drinking water provided. If you would prefer to have your breakfast supplied, for a reasonable fee, the fridge can be stocked with breakfast goodies.

By arrangement, an evening dinner may be provided to enjoy at the cottage using local produce where possible. Minimum four people and for an additional fee.

A Little History

Bill Dring, 21 arrived in Western Australia from Lincolnshire, England in 1923 followed by his brother George the following year. First they worked as farmhands then they joined forces and went contract clearing in the WA wheatbelt earning six pounds a week. They saved enough money to apply for a block of land from the Midland Railway Company.

In 1926 they were purchased 2,201 acres at nine shillings and sixpence per acre, 16 kilometres west of Bunjil in the Carnamah District Road Board. They arrived by train to Carnamah with their swag and as much as they could carry and hitched a ride from their neighbour Harold Pope. They made up a sled and toed their gear to the creek at Lindum and set up camp in the valley floor which we refer to these days as Bill's Creek.

From here the pioneers worked extremely hard hand clearing the land in order to get their first crop in of 420 acres in 1928.

They met two lovely sisters – Dorrie and Vi Alferri and went on to wed in the coming years. They set up simple homes and soon children arrived - four each. The eight children grew together on the farm and were very close and they all went to school at Caron, as Dorrie drove the bus collecting other neighbourhood children along the way.

Some of the children attended school in Perth, and Peter, Bill's only son went to Christ Church Grammar School in 1949 and later Muresk where he gained valuable agricultural skills and knowledge.

Peter took over Lindum after the sudden passing of his father Bill in 1963 and purchased Kelstern Farm with his wife Judy in 1978. They had four children and a fulfilling and magnificent life at Lindum and created many happy memories with their family, friends and staff. They worked tirelessly to develop and modernise the farm and are both respected people in the region. Peter and Judy retired to Perth in 2008 after a wonderful life on the land. They enjoy travelling back to the farm and sharing their stories.

Peter's son Roger and his wife Angela were married in 1999 and are the present custodians of the land carrying on the Dring Brothers' legacy started almost 100 years ago. With their three children, they are passionate about farming and the wonderful life their property provides for them. They love to care for and improve the land so it is well prepared for the future and all that it beholds.

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We love this place. It is our second visit and have booked another! It’s so relaxing, with wonderful hosts, no rules, great camp fire under the stars and an excellent walking trail near the house through the bush. Thank you, Ange and Roger. - Athalie and Graham, August 2020.

110% hospitality! Thank you Ange and Rog. Our kids loved the farm tour, especially the chickens. A very special spot you have here. - Jules and Matt of Follow the Vista in Byron Bay, September 2019.

Wonderful stay at Lindum. Lots to see and do. Outstanding hospitality, beautiful scenery and stunning wildflowers. Carnamah Town is a must see for a walk and historical overview. Check out the Historical Museum and Macpherson Homestead. - John and Jo, Fremantle, September 2020.