Happy Valley Homestead


A Family Farm Stay Experience



Welcome to Happy Valley and the Jarvis family Homestead. We invite you to experience the tranquility of our country Homestead with your family for a unique Farm Stay experience. You will experience a taste of Western Australian rural lifestyle from the 1940’s, when our farm was established, until today.

Homestead History


Happy Valley Homestead is situated approx 5km South of Donnybrook in the Upper Capel valley at far the end of Goldfields Road.

It was built on the farm in 1939 as the original Farmhouse (pictured right) by our family. The weatherboard building was constructed of timber from two small mill cottages.

The family then established a small dairy and piggery. These timber buildings are still standing among a mix of large established Morton Bay Figs, Plane and Eucalyptus trees (pictured below). The Homestead garden features some of the original fruit trees in the surrounding yard that still produce fruit today.  

Happy Valley Today…

We are still farming here, while raising the 4th generation, with 200ha of grazing pastures for beef cattle and riding ponies. As a family we maintain a 12ha commercial Apple orchard in the valley (pictured right) with fruit packing facilities. All surrounded by 50ha of native bush with an abundance of birds and wildlife. We grow many apple varieties from the old Granny Smith, to the popular Pink Lady (pictured left) and Royal Gala. Our apples are picked from February to May in autumn.

The farm is currently in conversion to organic production so be assured our farming practices are safe. Livestock is rotated around the farm periodically and there are numerous waterholes and irrigation dams located around the property.  
Farm Stay Accommodation 

We have recently renovated the original Homestead as a fully self contained Farm Stay for families of up to 8 people. The Homestead has some of the original furniture and belongings our family used so you can experience how our grandparents used to live on the farm all those years ago.


It contains 3 bedrooms, one with Queen size bed, one with double bed and one bedroom with two single bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 children or adults. Pillows and doonas are provided for all beds. Towels and bed linen can be provided for a small charge on booking.

A comfortable lounge room with a wood fireplace where you can curl up with a book or loved one on winter nights or watch a movie with TV and DVD player provided. 
  The kitchen has been fully renovated with a fridge/freezer, breakfast bench and electric stove top and oven. It’s self contained with a kettle and toaster, cutlery, crockery, and cooking equipment. It’s also equipped with a double sink, rain water for drinking, cleaning equipment and Fire safety equipment for your convenience and safety during your stay. A large dining table is also available for large groups and families.    
A fully renovated bathroom is located on the back verandah with toilet, shower and laundry facilities (washing machine and dryer). A clothes line is located below the deck behind the bathroom. Sorry no Hair dryer provided. 
A deck has been added to the back of the Homestead for you to enjoy BBQ’s while you take in the view of the valley and Homestead surrounds. Most evenings you can see kangaroos as they venture into the paddocks and valley from the bush while sitting on the back deck. 


         NO Pets allowed as this is a working farm with livestock.

         NO Smoking inside Homestead.

         NO Wheelchair access, not suitable for disabled due to stairs.

Things to enjoy on your stay 


While staying in the comfort of the fully self-contained Homestead you can relax and listen to the red-tailed cockatoos as they fly overhead and feast on the gumnuts, marvel at the dainty blue wrens dancing around the garden, wonder at the frogs croaking in the winter creek and wake to the birds singing at dawn.  

You can also enjoy the many local family attractions in Donnybrook or the surrounding region. Donnybrook is situated in the Geographe Wine Region and central to many small & large country towns. They offer many opportunities for easy, fun day trips with your family. 


School Holiday suggestions: Donnybrook Apple Fun Park, Balingup Golden Valley Tree Farm, Old Goldfields Orchard & Cider Factory, Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre, Boyanup Farmers Market, Donnybrook Bi-Annual Apple Festival (Easter), Balingup Small Farm Field Day, Balingup Village Markets, Wellington Dam and Ferguson Valley Gnomesville, local Restaurants, Wineries and Taverns, Bushwalking trails, Art Galleries and local craft.

To find other farms and Station accommodation experiences as you travel around WA check out www.farmstaywest.com.au .


Where to find us


Happy Valley Homestead is located at 231 Goldfields Road off Upper Capel Rd. It’s a comfortable two and a half hour drive from Perth via Bunbury and the South Western Highway to Donnybrook.


Directions: Follow the map from Donnybrook off the South Western Highway out of town to the Upper Capel Rd to Kirup and turn off at Goldfields Road after the sandstone quarry.

Our House is located a further 2 km at the end of the bitumen at 206 Goldfields Road where you will see our Twin Apple Packhouse sign. Please call in to see us on your arrival, unless otherwise arranged.

Happy Valley Homestead is located at the far end of the gravel driveway at 231 Goldfields Road.



Booking Enquiries


Please forward all Booking enquires via email or phone.

Email: twinpack@bigpond.com 

Fiona’s Mbl: 0429 311 369


Please notify us of:


1.    Number of Adults and children (including age)

2.    Dates of intended booking

3.    Number of nights you’d like to stay

4.    Linen required (charged at $10/person per stay)

5.    Your name and contact details.

6.    Expected arrival time and late check out requests.

7.    Please ask any questions or requests about activities you might like to do during your stay.

eg. Tour packing facilities, Fruit purchase, Orchard visits, Bird watching or Bushwalking.

NOTE: All activities availability subject to seasonal changes.


You will be emailed to confirm your booking and total cost of your stay.


Deposit: One night’s accommodation will be due to secure your booking via your chosen payment option.

We accept Cheques and Direct Deposit.  Sorry NO Credit Card facilities available

Please ensure your deposit arrives in time to avoid cancellation. Please read our Cancellation Policy to avoid disappointment.


Full payment is due on arrival by Cash, Cheque.  Sorry NO Credit Card facilities available


Accommodation Rates


Minimum 2 nights Stay

Arrival Time: 2.00pm Departure Time: 10.00am


(School Holidays and Weekends):


$130 per night for up to 2 Adults, $20 per night per extra Adult

$10 per night per Child (Under 16) under 2 years FREE


Weekly Peak Rate:

$780 per week (7 nights) for up to 2 Adults

$120 per week per Child (Under 16) under 2 years FREE




$120 per night for up to 2 Adults, $20 per night per extra Adult

$10 per night per Child (Under 16) under 2 years FREE


Weekly Off Peak Rate:

$720 per week (7 nights) for up to 2 Adults

$60 per week per Child (Under 16) under 2 years FREE



Senior Card Holders Discount:

10% OFF 2 night stay Off Peak for up to 2 Adults


Linen Charge: $10 per person per stay

Port-a-Cot available on request for $5 per stay includes linen.

(Laundry facilities available)


Note: All prices include GST and subject to change without notice.


Contact Us


Jason & Fiona Jarvis

Rural Address: Happy Valley Homestead, 231 Goldfields Road, Donnybrook WA 6239

Postal: PO Box 51, Donnybrook WA 6239


Home Ph. (08) 9731 1373

Jason Mbl: 0429 311 363

Fiona Mbl: 0429 311 369

 Last updated 3/11/2012

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