YALANDRA FARM STAY AT Mittavale
BRINGING AGRITOURISM TO THE MITTA VALLEY
The Yalandra Farm Stay homestead” Mittavale” is located in the heart of the Mitta Valley and is 5 kms from the township Eskdale and 15 kms from the small village of Mitta Mitta.
Originally settled in 1872 by the Larsen family as a dairy farm and remained in the Larsen family until 2013 when the property was purchased by the Giltrap Family, a long-term farming family of the Mitta Valley. The original home was a slab and bark house built on the banks of the Mitta River. The current homestead was built in 1913 from bricks made on the property, these same bricks were used in the construction of the Eskdale Butter Factory. Yalandra Farm Stay at Mittavale remains a working farm and the property now grows out the grass-fed Wagyu cattle for Yalandra Fine Foods.
From the early morning wakeup call of the Kookaburras to the peace and serenity of country life as you sip your evening wine and watch the sun set behind the hills, Yalandra farm stays offer the true pleasures of life that are sometimes forgotten. The homestead consists of 4 bedrooms to offer guests a comfortable and relaxed stay in this stunning valley. The farm house consists of 4 suites (2 double and 2 Queen) each with their own ensuite and air-conditioning units. A modern fully equipped kitchen is available for those wishing to self-cater. Local meats, seasonal produce and products can be arranged if required and guests are free to utilise fruit from the orchard, herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden when preparing a meal. Don’t feel like cooking but want to experience the amazing culinary delights of the region, Yalandra Farm Stays can accommodate with prepared meals, barbeque trays, salads ready for you on arrival, or perhaps you would prefer your own personal Chef to cook for you, this can be arranged. A delicious cook yourself farm style breakfast hamper can be provided for your stay including our own farm fresh free range eggs, Yalandra free range smoked bacon, local sour dough & fresh preserves and of course locally roasted coffee. A great way to start any day. View the farm residents, chickens, sheep, alpacas and calves as they entertain guests and add to the farm stay experience. The majestic relaxing on the banks, taking in the serenity with a picnic lunch and a glass local wine. Whether bush walking, mountain bike riding, boating, horse riding or hunting is to your liking, the area has something to offer everyone for all seasons. Yalandra Farm Stay offers guests complimentary use of mountain bikes and Kayaks. Guided farm tours and 4WD tours are available with prior arrangement and private property access for Deer hunting can also be arranged. But if you wish to really travel in style, pre-arrange a horse and buggy ride in beautifully restored buggies.
In 2017 the farmhouse will also be home to a true “Paddock to Plate” cooking school. A cooking school that encompasses everything food related from the North East and Alpine regions of Victoria Imagine a unique culinary experience where your farm stay and activities are paired with local farmers, wine makers and artisans. Helping people connect through food, land and the environment. Local chefs, including Yalandra Fine Foods Chef Giuseppe Migliaccio will share their many recipes and techniques that are bound to impress all. For instance, immerse yourself in the Italian lifestyle, after all they were the founders of agritourism in Europe. Discover Italians passion for food and wine with Giuseppe Migliaccio, where he will share regional foods stories while teaching you how to make gnocchi, pasta, rich sauces and many other Italian delights using only quality local meats and produce. Of course, at the end of the class its everyone around the communal table to enjoy the fruits of their labour, matched to boutique local wines. Or perhaps bread making is what interests you, learn from a local artisan the secrets behind that light airy sour dough that everyone cannot get enough of.
COMBINE THE TWO FARM STAY & COOKING SCHOOL
For groups of 4 or more staying 2 nights, classes can be taken over one or two days and can be a combination of a formal 5 course dinner or an informal class such as making your own pizza dough, add quality local fresh seasonal produce and cook in the make to suit the seasons.
After an indulgent few nights away from your busy lifestyle, you may just want to keep coming back!
Also available for Private Dinners and Functions. Look no further than the Yalandra Farm Stay at Mittavale for your next private dinner party or function.