Tarndwarncoort at Warncoort was one of the earliest established properties in western Victoria.
The first part of the present Tarndwarncoort homestead was designed by Alexander Dennis and built in 1848-9. A two storey symmetrical house with no verandah, it was made of coarse local freestone rubble in a colonial Georgian style, with a shingle roof and eaves coming down low over the first floor windows, reflecting early nineteenth century English rural architectural traditions.
The 1877 addition is architecturally significant as a refined and notable example of the work of prominent Colac architect Alexander Hamilton, who designed the homesteads, as well as more utilitarian buildings, on many Western District properties.
Read more about Tarndwarncoort on the Heritage Council of Victoria's website.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 4pm
Visitors are invited to take a self-guided ramble around the Farm Walk and see how a working sheep farm operates and enjoy glimpses into the Homestead’s past.
The Farmate Woolshop sells bespoke, naturally coloured and hand-dyed yarns made with 100% Polwarth wool grown on the farm.
Visit the 'Tarndie' website.