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Happy Valley Homestead Farm Stay

We welcome people to come and enjoy our way of life in country WA.

HVH Farm Gate

Our recently renovated rustic farm house has been reopened for your next relaxing holiday in the country. Once the original Jarvis family homestead it’s rustic charm has been maintained to offer a comfortable stay. You can relax with your family, of up to 8 people, in this unique self contained homestead which features timber floors, antique furniture, 3 bedrooms, a fire place in the comfortable lounge room, a self contained kitchen, a large dining area, renovated bathroom with laundry facilities and a back deck overlooking the valley. You can enjoy the peaceful surrounds of our organic farm with a BBQ on the back deck, a short bush walk or arrange a tour of our farm.

While your exploring this beautiful part of the South West region our Farm Stay is also a great central location for day trips to surrounding country towns, wineries, cheese factories, children’s Apple Fun Park, the picturesque Ferguson Valley, Wellington Dam and more.


To celebrate our Farm Stay reopening this winter during Happy Valley farm’s 75th anniversary we’re offering 2 Adults a 3rd night FREE when booking a 2 night stay @ $280 from July until September. (Conditions apply: Excludes school holidays,  Additional adults $40/night & children U16 $20/night, Linen optional $10 pp/stay.)

Included here is a updated photo gallery of images of our Farm Stay accommodation. Plus please visit our website for more information about Happy Valley Homestead or contact us for bookings via email.


Rustic Farm house accomodation
Rustic Farm Stay accommodation with space to relax.
Plenty of grassed area within the farm house yard for camping  in tents.
Plenty of grassed area within the homestead yard for kids to safely camp in tents.
Spacious homestead with views of the valley.
Spacious homestead with views of the valley from bedrooms and back deck.
Country style wrought iron Double Bedroom
Country style  wrought iron Double Bed.
Comfortable Queen size bed in front room.
Comfortable Queen size bed in front room.
Extra bunk room for children and extra guests.
Extra bunk room for children and guests.
Self contained kitchen with breakfast bar.
Self contained kitchen with breakfast bar.
Comfortable lounge room with fire place.
Comfortable lounge room with fire place.
Dinning room with large table for family meals.
Dinning room with large table for family meals.
Spacious back deck for relaxing and taking in views of valley & wildlife.
Spacious back deck for relaxing and taking in views of the valley & wildlife.

To book your relaxing break in the country call Fiona on Mbl. 0429 311 369 for available dates.

Working Dogs at Happy Valley

Introducing our chicken guardian Maremma dogs to protect our free ranging chickens day & night from predation of foxes, wild cats & birds of prey has been an added asset to our farm life.  We’ll look at their role and journey on the farm with a blog diary for their time as livestock protectors.

IMG_0620TYBER is a fully grown male Maremma dog who enjoys resting during the day in the cool of the apple trees in the company of the chicken’s.

He’s very meek in nature so is great around different people working in the orchard.  Tyber has been seen guarding his chickens with his loud barking and alert defensive behaviour towards any unknown threat in the orchard; especially at dawn and at night. He likes to have access to as much of the orchard as possible and is often seen in many different patches of the orchard checking the boundary fences.

He’s a beautiful attentive dog we’re grateful to own.



BAILEY is our boisterous young male maremma who also loves resting under the apple trees to cool off. He was purchased as a young pup from a local breeder, Kate Mason (Kojonup), with his sister he enjoyed our families company until being introduced to the chickens at a young age. He loves having the company of his new mate Tyber in the orchard who are often seen swimming in the dam together on hot days. Bailey’s grown to become much larger than Tyber and is very independent. He’s now showing territorial behaviour towards his male mentor Tyber so tends to like having his own patch to guard. We’re grateful for his added presence in the orchard now he’s over 12 months old. He’s a very sociable dog that is happy to live with the chicken’s in the orchard and have new people around for feeding & egg collection.

SALLY is our young female maremma, Baileys sister, so was also raised on the farm alongside our children as a pup. Her introduction to the chickens has been different as we are planning to breed from Sally when she is a little older. She is in charge of our oldest chickens on the farm having some introduction time in the orchard. Although not in the orchard she has been trained with older chickens since she was a pup and loves people visiting her at feeding time and when they collect the eggs. She’s a gentle dog that is intensely spirited, very loving and almost as big as her brother!


I’ll be recording some of their habits and progress while we have chicken’s free ranging in our orchard. They’ve been a very enjoyable breed to deal with the short time we’ve had them. They’ve surprised us with their abilities to keep the predators at bay that live in the valley surrounding our orchard.

Fiona Jarvis