Horses, dogs, cats and birds - your furry and feathered (and even hairy and scaly) family members are most welcome at Diamond Forest Farm Stay. Up until now these are the pets that have accompanied their owners on holidays, and all have been well behaved and have enjoyed their holiday along with the rest of the family.
Forest and Bluegum Cottages are the pet friendly cottages at Diamond Forest Farm Stay. They are very popular so if you are planning a holiday with your pet it is advisable to book well in advance. Both cottages have the same bedding within, consisting of a queen in the first bedroom with 3 single beds in the second room (one of which is a trundle bed), sleeping up to 5 people. At this stage they are the only cottages on the property set up as pet friendly accommodation.
All 4 cottages at Diamond Forest Farm Stay are two bedroom, western red cedar externally with Colorbond roof; Cyprus pine cladding, slate floors and raked ceilings internally. All have verandas front and back with picturesque views into the animal paddocks and forest, each cottage is situated privately from the others.
The pet friendly Forest and Bluegum cottages each have a 2m high, 6m x 9m outdoor grassed enclosure of chain link wire mesh with direct access from the cottage patio down a set of steps into the secure yard. This means that you may leave your pooch in safety, security and comfort while visiting any of the many national parks in the area. Each enclosure allows your pet to shelter from sun and rain either on or under the enclosed veranda.
Your pets are allowed on the slate floored areas inside the cottage, however are required to be kept off the carpets, furniture and bedding. The doors to the carpeted bedrooms can be shut, thereby allowing pets free run of the slate floored areas within the cottage. Covers are provided for the lounge suites.
Rules regarding dogs on the property are basically those imposed by any local Council: dogs must be kept on a leash at all times on the property as there are lots of free-range pet animals that many dogs can’t resist the temptation to chase, and other guests on the property that may not be comfortable around dogs. All droppings must be picked up (including those in the dog enclosure at the cottage) and dogs must not cause a nuisance by noise or otherwise to other guests.
"Crate training" can be a useful tool for pets that will be regularly travelling with the family and also in general daily life. A properly crate trained dog will think of the crate as their own safe place and will be happy to spend time there when needed. The familiarity of the crate can help your dog to feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings and in circumstances when you have to go out and need to leave him or her behind.
Much of the area around Pemberton is National Park and dogs are not allowed; however they are allowed on lead around Big Brook Dam and also in the Diamond State Forest directly across the road from Diamond Forest Cottages. Additionally, some of the lovely restaurants, wineries and cafes in the area are pet friendly and will allow your well behaved dog to join you for lunch.
For horse enthusiasts who love to holiday with their four-legged friend there is a labyrinth of great logging tracks that can be followed on horseback for miles and miles through the Diamond State Forest adjacent to Diamond Forest Farm Stay. Additionally, for your peace of mind, your equine friend can be accommodated in full view of your cottage, in a safe grassy paddock with water available. Fences are constructed of reasonably new ring lock wire and treated pine posts.
Diamond Forest Farm Stay's pet friendly accommodation - Forest and Bluegum Cottages, are well equipped to provide you with all the essentials you would expect of quality self contained accommodation, along with some modern conveniences to ensure your stay is outstanding such as: LCD television, DVD player and reverse cycle air conditioning. Both of these pet friendly cottages have had a full renovation with new kitchens and bathrooms installed ensuring that we keep up with the excellent reputation we have developed over the years. They are also kept meticulously clean and comfortable as has been commented on by previous guests and you can verify this on TripAdvisor..
Private gas barbeque on back verandah
Electric blankets on queen bed and king singles during the cooler months
All doonas, sheets, pillows and towels provided
Heated towel rail & heat lamps in bathroom
Outdoor bench seat on your own private front verandah
Broom & mop, dust pan & brush, pegs and bucket on the back verandah