A In 1869, William Henry Kaye chose a parcel of land cradled by rolling green hills at the edge of the Nowhere Creek that came to be known as Ballakaye; home of the Kaye’s.
Almost 150 years later, together with their children, Jack and Kirby Kaye live in the original home built by William and are the sixth generation to operate a mixed farming enterprise on the property.
Settler and Sons is driven by a fondness to share our love of authentic farm life with people that are as passionate about farming, family and great food as we are. We are on a journey to become more self sufficient, more sustainable, better farmers and better people by doing what we love each and every day.
For us, producing, cooking and sharing food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Our animals are beyond free range, meaning they spend their days socialising and carrying out natural behaviors in vast paddocks of fresh pasture whilst maturing naturally. We love and care for our animals and believe that this shows in the quality of our produce.
Our kitchen garden is grown free of chemicals with lots of hard work and dirt under our fingernails; just the way it’s meant to be.
Think enormous pillow top beds, luxury linens, roaring fires, deep soaking baths, delicious local wine and produce. Pick your fill in the kitchen garden, take a picnic down to the creek, sleep in, cook up a storm, read a good book. Do all these things in accommodation set into the side of our big hill overlooking nothing but the beautiful Ballakaye landscape.
Long Table Sunset Dinner - Saturday February 24th 2018
Come and watch the sun set against the spectacular backdrop of the Pyrenees Ranges with a glass of Pyrenees/Grampians bubbly in hand whilst grazing share boards piled high with a selection of local cheeses, crackers, breads, fresh fruit, preserves, small goods and more. Follow up with slow cooked Settler & Sons Pastured Lamb accompanied by sides using ingredients gathered fresh from the Ballakaye Kitchen Garden. Wrap it up with sweet treats showcasing delicious seasonal summer fruits made all the better with matched local wines available at bar prices, live music and great company. A bus will run from Ballarat to Ballakaye and return to Ballarat at the conclusion of the gathering. Enjoy a classic long table, open air, genuine paddock to plate dining experience.