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What makes Country Cottages at South Cathedral Farm special is not just one thing, but rather the unique combination of everything that is ‘South Cathedral Farm’.
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Where it all began

Our story…

 

Country Cottages at South Cathedral Farm began as the dream of a ‘Tree change’ for owners Megan Buntine and Marty Slade.

In 2000 they stumbled across 40 acres of vacant land in the foothills of the Cathedral Ranges near Buxton, and Megan knew she had finally found her lavender farm!

Over the next three years, the couple set about transforming their property into a home for themselves and a sanctuary for visitors, and in 2003 their combined lavender farming and holiday cottages business won the award for Best New Tourism Business at the Regional Tourism Awards.

The lavender farm is no longer, but this beautiful rural retreat continues to offer peace and tranquillity to all who come to stay.

Our Story

Where it all began…

Country Cottages at South Cathedral Farm began as the dream of a ‘Tree change’ for owners Megan Buntine and Marty Slade.

In 2000 they stumbled across 40 acres of vacant land in the foothills of the Cathedral Ranges near Buxton, and Megan knew she had finally found her lavender farm!

Over the next three years, the couple set about transforming their property into a home for themselves and a sanctuary for visitors, and in 2003 their combined lavender farming and holiday cottages business won the award for Best New Tourism Business at the Regional Tourism Awards.

At the core of everything they do are the fundamental values of:

Relationships

developing personal connections, if even in just a small way, with visitors and potential visitors

Excellence

trying their very hardest to provide every visitor with the best experience of South Cathedral Farm possible
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Improvement

always seeking new ways to make visitors’ experiences of South Cathedral Farm even better
Megan Buntine

Megan Buntine

Owner/Manager

Megan has worked broadly across the government and community sectors, and has a particular focus on service excellence, which is apparent in her approach to managing South Cathedral Farm.

Your Hosts

Marty Slade

Marty Slade

Owner/Manager

Marty is a retired architectural designer whose favourite design style is that of the Federation period, one which is reflected in his bespoke design of these delightful Country Cottages.

Your Hosts

Megan Buntine

Megan Buntine

Owner/Manager

Megan has worked broadly across the government and community sectors, and has a particular focus on service excellence, which is apparent in her approach to managing South Cathedral Farm.
Marty Slade

Marty Slade

Owner/Manager

Marty is a retired architectural designer whose favourite design style is that of the Federation period, one which is reflected in his bespoke design of these delightful Country Cottages.
What makes Country Cottages at South Cathedral Farm special is not just one thing, but rather the unique combination of everything that is ‘South Cathedral Farm’. It is the beautiful setting, the gorgeous cottages, the welcoming hosts, the fresh country air, the delicious food and wine, the peace and tranquillity, the stunning sunsets, the resident wildlife, the regional highlights, the millions of stars in the clear night sky, the list goes on…

So if you are looking for a very special break away from the everyday, you should treat yourself to the experience that is Country Cottages at South Cathedral Farm.