Sages Cottage

Sages Cottage

Sages CottageSages Cottage is a heritage listed property on the Mornington Peninsula, in Baxter.

Sages Cottage Farm dates back to the 1850s and has heritage protected buildings and grounds. Captain Benjamin Baxter arrived at Port Melbourne from County Cork, Ireland, in 1837 and became the first European settler in the Mornington Peninsula district.

Built from vertical timber slabs cut from trees off its very own acreage, is one of the few still standing strong of its kind to date.

Due to the reservation and preservation of the grounds, it does not completely resemble the original landscape however the original orchard and avenue of pine trees still stands, to date, as it did in the 1870's.

The combination of authentic landscape and foundations contrasted with the modernistic food scene that Going Gourmet offers proves Baxter Barn to be the perfect venue for you.

Historic Cottage
Sages Cottage Farm dates back to the 1850s and has heritage protected buildings and grounds. Captain Benjamin Baxter arrived at Port Melbourne from County Cork, Ireland, in 1837 and became the first European settler in the Mornington Peninsula district.

Wallara
The Sages Cottage property where Baxter Barn is located is operated by leading not-profit community service organisation, Wallara Australia. Going Gourmet is proud to be Wallara's official catering partner and every event or function held at Baxter Barn helps support Wallara with their pioneering work helping people with different abilities achieve their potential. For more information please visit www.wallara.com.au or their YouTube channel WallaraTV

Wallara's aim is for Sages Cottage to be Australia's most inclusive farm

Walks


Sages Cottage Farm is a Land for Wildlife site and part of the Landcare network with ongoing support from volunteers whose activities include weed removal, plant propagation and planting, flora and fauna surveys, habitat creation and a variety of other conservation tasks. Over 100 bird species have been identified on the property.

Self-guided tours
Any time between 9am - 2pm Monday to Thursday.

Sensory lake
Go lakeside, nearly 400m of tranquil walking on an accessible pathway around the beautiful lake filled with birdlife. Stop at the sensory stations to experience taste, sight, sound, touch and smell.

Bushland walk
Get lost in the wilderness, on our bush walk through our unique setting including rare plants, including orchids indigenous to the Peninsula.

Cottage gardens
including the glorious rose garden - half an acre of beautifully manicured gardens cared for by our team of dedicated volunteers, you will see heritage listed fruit trees, the rose garden and cottage beds brimming with blooms.

Food
Situated in the historic Baxter Barn, Harvest café highlights the excellence of local produce from the Mornington Peninsula. With our ethos grounded upon sustainability, we work to utilise the highest quality herbs, grown on the property of Sages Cottage Farm. This vast property allows our guests an abundance of gardens to peruse, while sipping on our delicious coffee. Our focus on community integration is shown through our relationship with Wallara, through the employment of our staff with all abilities. Our menu has been created with Going Gourmet and stands true to their commitment to "cater for people with taste buds", illustrating simple, beautiful and quality food.

Open Monday - Thursday 9 am-2pm

Shop
The Sages shop sells a wide variety of wonderful gifts, many made by Wallara clients of different abilities. Pick up a unique hand-made gift or piece of art. We can make gift packs to order.

Sages Cottage Farm was previously owned by Menzies Inc and was used for a range of programs including projects to help disadvantaged and abused children, particularly through its Animal Assisted Therapy program. The charity ceased its programs at the site in mid-2013 and the property was closed to the public.

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 9:00am-2:00pm

Sorry no dogs allowed



❊ What's On ❊



❊ Address & Contact ❊


Sages Cottage⊜ 85 Sages Road, Baxter | Map
85 Sages Road,Baxter
03 9792 2985

❊ Web Links ❊


Sages Cottage 

www.baxterbarn.com.au/sages-cottage


❊ Also See... ❊


Menzies Inc








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