The Barn Canterbury Homestead Peaceful Holidays

Nestled in a picturesque garden overlooking the 1880 limestone cottage, The Barn is a modern conversion from a stage coach station on Canterbury Farm. Away from the hustle and bustle but within very short driving distance of bayside.

Please be aware that the Mornington shire has strict guidelines that effect holiday rentals. These include restricting who can stay & the behaviour & activities of guests while occupying holiday rentals. We reserve the right to cancel any bookings that we feel don't comply.

The Space:

The Barn is located in the extensive gardens of the Canterbury Homestead. The drive leads past the limestone cottage straight to the front of the Barn. There is parking for 2 cars and enough space to park a boat. A 12 minute walk takes you to the National Park Walking track along the coast which leads to Dimmicks Beach, an idyllic coastal cove.

There are large gardens to enjoy and an outside verandah area where you can sit and relax and take in the surrounds.

Inside you will find a large main living area downstairs alongside the cosy but functional kitchen, dining area and bathroom. Upstairs there is a large main bedroom with queen bed and a second bedroom with 2 singles that can be joined into a queen bed as well as a separate single bed. For your comfort and convenience linens are provided.

A peaceful self contained retreat for a memorable holiday.


Air Conditioning: Wall-mounted reverse cycle air-conditioning,

Heating: Underfloor hydronic heating for cosy winter stays.

Bathroom: Shower, Toilet, Vanity

Bedrooms: - Two - one with queen double, the other with three single beds two of which can be joined together (by prior arrangement)

Facilities: Crockery and Cutlery, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Furniture, Iron and Board, Kitchen, Microwave Oven, Aldi coffee pod machine, Oven, Pantry Basics, Television, Toaster, access to Washing Machine.

Outdoor: Covered area with table and seating, garden area, Gas BBQ,

No Schoolies or Party style bookings

If you book and disregard the above then we reserve the right to cancel the booking, or ask you to vacate the premises immediately, with full loss of your payment.

Guest reviews:

- Our stay at the Barn was wonderful. It's well equipped, clean with all the necessary amenities. The gardens and outdoor areas are fantastic for relaxing. It's a kids paradise! David and Maurice are excellent communicators and have been very attentive. We look forward to staying here again!

- An outstanding property that well surpassed our expectations. Very comfortably and cost, the kids loved the beautiful garden, the slab heating was absolutely amazing! We will be back!! Thanks to the lonely property owners. So kind and accommodating

- Great getaway, backyard is beautiful and trampoline was a big hit! Thanks for the wine and cheese ??

- The cottage was the perfect weekend get away. Very quiet and cosy for the winter. We were welcomed with cheese and wine and enjoyed the ping pong table. Will be definitely going back again!

- The Barn is a great place to stay, very spacious with lovely decor Great hosts, great for a family

- We stayed at 11 Wagstaff Street, Rye. The house is a beautiful conversion of an old barn. It was modern, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It sits on a huge block of land within walking distance of the front and back beaches. Overall, the house itself was gorgeous and better than we'd anticipated. We were very well looked after. We would definitely go back.

- Great space for a family stay near the back beach and a short drive Blairgowrie or Rye for shopping. Wonderful big green garden to enjoy and a trampoline for the kids. We were very comfortable.

Mornington Shire Registration ID: STRA0664/19


  • Air Conditioning
  • Backyard
  • BBQ
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Children Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden Area
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Queen
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Twin/ Single
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 2
  • Single Bed x 3
  • Shower
  • Toilet



a beautiful place

Ru - 11th April 2023

Thanks so much for hosting us Maurice, what a beautiful place it is! We can't wait to visit again in the future.


Peaceful and relaxing

Gail - 25th April 2022

The barn is a charming property consisting of a wonderful garden and surroundings including the original stone cottage.


The Barn

Maggie - 2nd March 2022

Lovely property. Thanks Maurice