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Nut Season Over and Campanella Cottage FOR SALE!

Thanks to everyone who visited Campanella Cottage over the past 5 weeks. The farm-gate is now officially closed.

Campanella Cottage For Sale

The time has come for George and Jane to retire from farm-life. The entire Campanella estate was sub-divided into two properties (Campanella and Campanella Cottage). Campanella Cottage was listed today including the four bedroom house, sheds/garage, established gardens, rain-forest, part of the paddock and chestnut trees.

For more information visit: IRIS Property

You can also check out the four seasons garden of Campanella Cottage on this website.

Gather-your-own Chestnuts Easter 2019

The trees at Campanella Cottage have plenty of chestnuts this year!

We are opening between 9am and 3pm for “Gather Your Own” on Good Friday: 19th April, and Easter Saturday: 20 April.

Please note, if all the nuts have been gathered we may close earlier on the Saturday.

Visitors must bring and wear appropriate clothing including:

  • wet weather gear recommended
  • foot wear suitable for the farm paddock
  • gloves to handle chestnuts, gloves not provided on site.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to the farm if visitors are not wearing appropriate footwear.

$8 per kilo. Cash only – no credit card or EFTPOS facilities.

Gather Your Own Chestnuts 2019

The trees have plenty of chestnuts this year and we are opening between 9am and 3pm for “Gather Your Own” on the following weekends:

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April

Please note, if all the nuts have been gathered we may close earlier on the Sunday.

Visitors must bring and wear appropriate clothing including:

  • wet weather gear recommended
  • foot wear suitable for the farm paddock
  • gloves to handle chestnuts, gloves not provided on site.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to the farm if visitors are not wearing appropriate footwear.

$8 per kilo. Cash only – no credit card or EFTPOS facilities.

Green Walnuts Finished

All the green walnuts in  reach were cleared today.

The farmgate will now remain closed until chestnut and walnuts are ready to collect from the ground in mid-March.

Wishing you and your families a happy holiday season, and a wonderful New Year in 2018.

George and Jane Mayne

Green walnuts available 17th December

Green walnuts have not developed adequately for picking just yet, but we hope they will be ready by 17th December December, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Gloves should be worn for picking to avoid staining your hands. Hitting, climbing of trees and ladders are not permitted.

Please note, the crop is small due to pruning in October. It is recommended you call prior to visiting 4756 2035 to check there is enough produce for you.

We will not open the farm gate again until March 2018 when the mature nuts begin to fall.

Green Walnuts December 2017

Campanella Cottage will be opening the farm gate for picking of a limited supply of GREEN  walnuts ($8.00/kg).

DATES: 17th and 23rd of December 9:00am – 2:00pm.

At this time the outer green shell and inner shell is soft and a needle can be passed through both.  Nuts at this stage are suitable for pickling or making preserves.  Gloves should be worn for picking to avoid staining your hands. Hitting, climbing of trees and ladders are not permitted.
Its recommended you call prior to visiting 4756 2035 to check there is enough produce for you.
We will not open the farm gate again until March 2018 when the mature nuts begin to fall.