Tours

The following tours are designed for guests of Chestnut Cottage Farm Stay.  General public tours are available by appointment only, contact us for more information.

The Chestnut Experience
Sweet Chestnuts fall to the ground in autumn, we then harvest them by hand picking them up off the ground, and process them. Chestnut Brae is the only sweet chestnut farm that peels and processes chestnuts on the farm. We make a range of products, such as chestnut flour, beer, ice cream, hummus, puree, or we roast and vac pack them.  Join us as we walk you through the process from picking to quality control, to grading, peeling and finally sample some of the range of chestnut products we produce on our farm. We take you from tree to table on the sweet chestnut experience. Join us for an unique chestnut experience.

 

The Fungi Foraging Experience
Once the chestnuts are harvested the orchard is full of many different species of fungi, some edible and some stunningly beautiful but totally inedible.  Sweet Chestnut, like oak, is the home to may different fungi species.  Most of the fungi are natural Western Australian fungi however we have introduced some European and Asian edible varieties.  Take a guided walk around the orchard and discover some amazing fungi.
The Marron Experience
This unique crustacean, a fresh water member of the lobster family, lives in the waters of the southwest and is one of the worlds most delicious foods.  In season we will walk you through how to put out nets and later pull them in with the days catch.  You will then get to taste this delicate morsel caught that day from our own dams.

 

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