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“A remarkable garden”

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Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown
Ranked #2 of 3 Cooktown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at Wendy's farm for two nights in the converted shipping container - don't be put off, it's fantastic, flooded with natural light, comfortable and cool.

Honestly, I couldn't recommend Hilltop highly enough. If you like solitude, peace and quiet amongst natural beauty, friendly animals, lovely people, fresh air, stunning views, sustainable living, clear night skies and a kind of rural bohemian charm, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Wendy S, Owner at Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Thank you - Cam - it was lovely having you stay and taking you both on a farm tour.

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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Hill Top and pitched our own tent on Wendy's beautiful property. Wendy is friendly, and the facilities are great. Perfect location for star gazing by the fire place. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting CookTown.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Peace, beauty, privacy and nature. Wendy has a range of simple yet comfortable accommodation for different needs, all wrapped in a view of forested bluffs and the wide open plain between them. I prefer the self-contained cabin with its indoor/outdoor kitchen and outdoor fire. I had a lovely stay - my third. Now Hilltop Farm is a periodic getaway from the stressy South, where I can eat fresh produce from her garden, swim in the dam, sit by the fire under the stars, go for long undisturbed walks or just sit on the verandah and read a good book. Wendy knew many interesting places to explore nearby and I was able to purchase yummy fruit and veges fresh-picked from the garden. I recommend Hilltop Farm for anyone who wants to get away from the busy-ness of the world. Wendy's farm tours are great too, for an in-depth explanation of how her farm produces nearly all her food, with increasingly less effort - inspiring and educational.

Room Tip: There is one of each type of accommodation. Best to phone Wendy and discuss.
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Wendy S, Owner at Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Pam thank you very much for your review and for highlighting how we are environmentally sustainable. We love living here and feel great when our guests also enjoy staying at Hill Top Farm!

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We just had another fabulous week at Hilltop. A stay at Wendy's is now a 'must' any time we go to Cooktown or up the Cape. Its sooo laid back and relaxing and the way Wendy has incorporated farm stay into her amazing permaculture garden is fascinating. We learn so much every day!

We opted to be fed this time, and were impressed with delicious and nutritious meals she and Tim, one of her regular WWOOFers, made us. Most of the ingredients were home grown at Hilltop and the smoothies and icecream is to die for!

....and to cool off with an afternoon dip in that ginormous dam and then sit round the campfire sipping banana wine as the full moon rose!....yep Hilltop is right up there on our must re-visit list.

Room Tip: The glamping tent is great!
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Wendy S, Owner at Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2015

Thank you Eric and Bev for your lovely review of Hill Top Farm!

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

As a southerner, Hill Top Farm was a unique experience. Together with permaculture farm host Wendy, the rural lifestyle offers guests the opportunity to experience a real down-to-earth lifestyle, with all that one requires. The comfortable indoor/outdoor accommodation, open-space and freedom offers guests the opportunity to observe farm animals and wildlife close-up. Where-else can you shower with beautiful green tree frogs? When taking the short drive to Cooktown to gather supermarket supplies, I recommend visiting the botanical gardens, gallery, museum, lookout and river front. I stayed one beautiful week at Hill Top Farm, wishing I could stay much, much longer!


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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown

Address: 2120 Endeavour Valley Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cook Shire > Cooktown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cooktown
Price Range: RM99 - RM139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hill Top Farm provides award winning environmentally-friendly cabin and camping accommodation for guests wanting to combine the comforts of home with adventure and discovery. Our organic and Permaculture farm is only 15 minutes from Cooktown (on the bitumen)- ideally situated to explore historic Cooktown and surrounding spectacular landscapes. We have a self-contained, twin share cabin, twin-share Safari tent, and one private powered camping site. Our guests have exclusive use of the facilities. We can provide the option of self-service breakfasts, camping for groups and dog-friendly accommodation. Why not join one of our courses or take tour of the farm for a real ecotourism experience. ... more   less 

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