2. The grounds of the historic Southampton Homestead property ruins are strictly out of bounds for guests. Please respect that this was once our family home. In addition, there are trenches, protrudent branches and uneven footing, so there are trip and injury hazards.
3. We have a small, approved poultry abattoir / processing facility on our property, where we harvest ducks and chickens for our customers. Entry is not permitted at any time. Our operation is small and there is no direct impact on visitors staying in guest areas.
4.. Children must be supervised at all times and are not free to wander the property. We will reconsider bookings where we feel this may be difficult for guests.
5. No lighting fires without permission, of course during fire season but also outside of that - we will notify all guests of fire restrictions relevant at the time of booking. Just assume no lighting fires unless we tell you otherwise.
6. Our two Clydesdales Monty and Lawson are natural horsemanship trained and gentle animals. They are 900kg+ each - you may wander over to say hello and give much appreciated pats (and apples!), but do not go inside their enclosure.
7. Assume that any white wire or fence is electrified! Don't touch or go inside any animal enclosures.
8. We have a small herd of cows (with horns) on the property - please enjoy them from afar and do not go inside their enclosure. Even if you are familiar with large animals or grew up on a farm, please enjoy them from outside their fenced areas.
9. Please do not go inside enclosures with chickens or ducks. Our farm is reasonably small, and our operations can often be viewed from guest areas.
10. Please respect the peace and quiet of our property and environment - no loud music or parties!
11. Please note we do not give private tours of the farm while guests are staying. We have an annual open day if you wish to know more about the farming side of things, please visit our website for updates (southamptonhomestead.com)
2. Please consider that as a working farm, the following is essential to note:
- There will be some background noise during the day and sometimes at night (in the form of dogs barking). No, we don't run chainsaws all day long - much of our operation is manual and human-powered. Most of the time, it's peaceful and quiet. However, please consider that we have working guardian dogs (Maremmas), roosters, occasional machinery, light vehicle movement and occasional tractor movement.
- There are restrictions to areas you can visit - there are safety reasons including machinery and trip hazards. Please stay in the guest areas only. In particular, the workshop, abattoir and any sheds or farm buildings.
3. Southampton is an oooold property - sometimes we find old wire, bricks, buried glass bottles, rocks and other artefacts popping up where they weren't visible before. Be aware of your surroundings and particularly what's going on underfoot.
4. Dugite and tiger snake sightings are common during summer and warm weather. Please be mindful of your surroundings. Keep doors closed and be mindful of logs, and don't leave things lying on the ground outside.
5. We occasionally have a bull on the property - never, ever approach a bull. Even the friendliest, bottle raised bulls are unpredictable. You will be informed if we have a bull when you book. He'll be generally kept pretty busy by the cows!
6. Our cows and horses are highly socialised, so if they happen to be outside of the fence, don't panic. Please don't approach them - even if you grew up on a farm or are familiar with these animals. Stay clear and please come and find either Jeff or Michelle (if they're not sorting it out already!).
7. One word - gravel! All roads and walkways are covered in gravel. This stuff can be slippery and we have some sloped walkway areas. Please take your time, watch your footing, don't run and enjoy the walk.
8. Assume that any white wire or fence is electrified! Don't touch or go inside any animal enclosures.
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We are happy to discuss individual needs - there are potentially a number of physical challenges to our landscape (gravel being a key one) and we do not have a universal access bathroom but depending on the situation, we may be able to accommodate.