Mott’s Cottage

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

Please note that Mott’s Cottage is currently closed.

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

Mott’s Cottage


5 Sackville Street,
Port Fairy, 3284 VIC


Mills and Motts cottages will be open from 2pm to 4pm on the first and third Saturday of the month (every Saturday during school holidays).


Mills and Motts cottages will be closed from June-August, reopening on the first Saturday of September.

Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Monday to Friday.
Entry Fees:

National Trust members: FREE
Standard Entry: $5
No EFTPOS, cash only with no change.
No EFTPOS, cash only with no change.

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