The Eaton family welcome you to Catherine Lodge Cottages
Catherine Lodge has been in the Eaton family since 1985, when Mick’s parents, Joe and Joan purchased the newly subdivided acreage. Catherine Lodge is named in memory of Joe’s beloved Mother.
After retiring from the Navy in 2005 Michael was looking for something he could do while raising their three energetic young children.
The Eaton’s decided on cherry farming, adding select varieties of Tayberries, Youngberries and Silvanberries to the mix. It’s Eileen who makes these fruits into the delicious jams and conserves available at the Farm Gate shed.
Another local favourite has been added to the list of produce grown at Catherine Lodge – the Pink Eye – Tassie’s iconic spud, and garlic both thrive in the area’s sandy loam. Pink Eyes are a great source of amusement from passing tourists who drop in to the Farm Gate shed to discover what they are!
The Catherine Lodge ethos is about growing quality produce and selling at a reasonable price to locals and tourists alike. We deliberately do not export in large quantities, preferring to share our bounty with people who appreciate low food miles, export quality and the personalised experience of chatting with the grower and family.
In 2013, Catherine Lodge has expanded into self-contained accommodation. Having travelled extensively with a young family, Eileen and Michael have designed their cottages specifically for families who want a relaxing rural getaway. As the children sleep soundly, parents can enjoy some quiet time around the wood fire or on the deck, preferably with a beverage of their choice in hand.
We hope you will take a moment and explore both Cherry and Tayberry cottages and we’d love you to come a stay with us.