Mott’s Cottage

Mott’s Cottage nestles in the historic town of Port Fairy and is one of the oldest buildings in the district.

Constructed in three stages, the oldest section dates from 1850 or earlier and was built for local stonemason John Hooper.

Unusually for a cottage of this type it even acquired a second story but only acquired its name in the twentieth century from Sarah Jane Mott, who owned it between 1918 and 1944.

Across its long history it was used as a bakery and now survives to offer a glimpse into how the earliest European settlers into Victoria lived.

Mott's Cottage - Planning your visit


5 Sackville Street,
Port Fairy, 3284 VIC


Mott’s Cottage is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. however closed for Winter from the beginning of June to the commencement of September school holidays, when it is re-opened.
Admission is by donation, with $2 per adult expected, and 50c for children (accompanied by adult).
For pre-arranged viewings, please contact Marten or Angela Syme 5568 2632 to make arrangements.


As above and Christmas Day, New Year's Day and other public holidays.

(03) 5568 2682 or call Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
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