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Dalrose retreat pergola and alfresco


Located in Stratford, Gippsland, a 2 1/2 hour drive east of Melbourne, Dalrose Retreat is situated on a family-owned, regenerative beef farm that offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


The brand new luxury retreat, opened in December 2023 is nestled in a serene, picturesque countryside with fresh air and scenic views that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. We've retained the handcrafted charm of our homestead while adding modern facilities that provide you with the most comfortable, welcoming and relaxing accommodation possible.

We re-invented the original homestead to allow others the opportunity to experience what farm life has to offer. Bring your family, your friends, you can even bring your pet. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Lauren and Mick


Sleeps 8

  • 1 downstairs master + ensuite

  • 1 upstairs king

  • 1 upstairs w/ 2 singles (with trundles convertable to kings)


Re 'treat' yourself with local cheese, wine, honey and other goods available on site, or take a self-drive to visit farm gates and cellar doors for yourself.


  • Heated polished downstairs concrete floors for cozy nights

  • Exceptionally large alfresco with two open fireplaces

  • Upstairs living room and balcony to watch the sun set over another day at the farm


  • Luxurious ensuite and bath to soak up the view

  • Large downstairs lounge and fireplace

  • Enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with farm life (and no neighbours)


  • 5 minute bike ride to the Rail Trail that connects Stratford and Maffra (with a winery and a brewery on the way for good measure)

  • 10 minute bike ride into Stratford township

  • 20 minute drive to Blores Hill for mountain biking



Features You Will Love


Reconnect with nature and quiet

It's time to step away from everyday life and bask in the beauty of the high country landscape. Our retreat was specially crafted to offer breathtaking views of our 150-year-old oak and red gums, as well as mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. Set amongst 80 acres of prime farming land means you have the place to yourself -  neighbours are a thing of the past.


Small town charm

The Retreat is located just a short 10-minute bike ride from the Stratford township. In town, you'll have access to everything you need, including fantastic coffee and warm country hospitality. Take the opportunity to meet the locals and savor the high quality food and services the area has to offer. You can even purchase the best our local area has to offer straight from the 're-treat store' we have available in the property.


What's old is new again 

Restoration of the 150-year-old chimneys is complete! The use of handcrafted bricks, redgum from wall studs and beams all salvaged from the homestead have allowed us to preserve the history of Inverbroom while incorporating modern luxury, comfort and style. Look closely and you never know what treasures from the 1800s you'll find. 


Space and freedom

We've created the retreat to share the sense of space and freedom that comes with farm living. Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and enjoy the peacefulness of having no neighbours (other than a few inquisitive catte). The entire retreat is at your disposal, so spread out, unwind, and relax.

Inclusive and accessible.

We are committed to making our retreat welcoming for all members of our community.

 Our retreat was constructed to accommodate guests of varying levels of mobility, with the bottom floor and perimeter of our residence being flat and wheelchair accessible. If you have a specific access request or would like further information we would love to hear from you.

Local. Sustainable.

We built this retreat to share our love of farm life with others, to preserve the history of the homestead and celebrate our local community for the amazing produce, products and services it creates and provides.

We reused as much of the original homestead as was physically possible.

Over 7,000 original, handmade bricks were cleaned and stacked ready for re-laying. Hundreds of red-gum timber beams were de-nailed, ripped and re-purposed into cladding, a magnificent table, staircase and benches. 
We collect the rainwater from Mother Nature and we promise you'll taste the difference.

We farm the surrounding land using sustainable and regenerative practices.
We are farmers, and we're committed to preserving and improving the land for the future.

Pet friendly.

Pets are welcome at Dalrose Retreat, and the retreat yard is fully fenced. However we are a working farm and do have some rules and requirements. Please read our Pet Friendly Agreement here and contact us directly to have a chat if you would like to bring your four-legged friend or pet to the farm.



99 Inverbroom Road, Stratford

Victoria, Australia



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Street Carnival and Parade, Maffra Main Street,

16 March 2024



Annemieke Mein: A Life's Work - A Retrospective,

2 March 2024 - 26 May 2024



Stratford township, 

19 April 2024 - 5 May 2024


West Sale Airport,

27-28 April 2024

Upcoming Local Events

Eat, Drink and Shop Local.

We are lucky enough to have the best local producers, artists and businesses right on our doorstep. We have installed a farm 're-treat' store to allow our guests to taste, drink and experience just how good our local produce and products are.


All of the art in the retreat has been created by talented local artists, and as much as we would love to keep it - it is all available for purchase if you have the perfect spot for its forever home.


But you don't have to stop there. Here are just a few of our fantastic local places to eat, drink and enjoy our local hospitality.

< 10 minute drive or 20 minute bike ride along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Open Wednesday through Sunday between breakfast, lunch and dinner.


P​l​us, every Sunday from 1-4pm there is live music showcasing local talent - it's the perfect place to soak up th​e scenic views of neighbouring vineyards and mountains while enjoying yourself!

20 minute drive or 1 hour bike ride along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Award winning dining in Gippsland. Huge supporters of local producers (including Dalrose Farm) and committed to sourcing everything locally.

15 minute drive or 30 minute bike ride along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Originally built in 1922 as a milk factory, and for many years the Saddlery and Grain building, the Brewery is a magnificent building to visit and enjoy locallly brewed beer and local produce. 

30 minute drive

Glenmaggie Wines have been growing vines and making wines in Gippsland, since 1995. Their brand new cellar door looks across beautiful farmlands and across to the High Country mountains.

Year Round Local Events and Attractions

If you like live music, you're going to love Live at the Bundy. Our local community hall attracts big music names and delivers sell-out events with its state of the art sound

Showcasing art exhibitions at an international level. 

See below for upcoming exhibitions.

The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides Gippsland with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles, cars, motorbikes, machinery, historic vehicles, carriages, trucks and auto memorabilia. 

Located in Sale, a 15 minute drive from the Retreat, this multi award winning venue provides outstanding facilities and services for touring theatre performances, corporate events, local theatre groups, conventions, exhibitions and more.


Maffra Farmers Market

1st Sunday of the month, McMahon Drive, Maffra (behind Woolworths carpark)


Stratford Market Day, last Sunday of the month, 1 Tyers Street, Stratford


Sale Producers Market, 3rd Saturday of the month, Sale Showgrounds

Respect and restore.

Dalrose Retreat homestead ruins before the restoration
Dalrose retreat homestead ruins before restoration
Respecting Inverbroom 

At Dalrose Farm, we are proud to have restored the original ruins of the homestead, 'Inverbroom' to create a luxurious and comfortable holiday retreat. Our purpose-built 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2 storey luxury farm house is perfect for families and groups looking to relax and unwind.


In 2020, we purchased the farm and set about carefully demolishing the home, gathering and cleaning bricks and saving timber from the wall studs and beams to repurpose into the staircase, dining table and external balcony cladding. We even found some of the original verandah tiles, which are now back on show at the entrance to the home.

The real heroes, though, are the original double-sided chimneys that we were lucky enough to save, and now stand proudly as the founding pillars and unmovable anchors of the property.


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