History Of Carter Cottages

Carter Cottages is a heritage listed accommodation due to its history and uniqueness. They were built in the late 1930’s by the Carter family who were very instrumental in their time; they owned the largest poultry farm in the southern hemisphere. Therefore they needed housing for their staff to live in so they built approximately 120 red brick houses called the Carter Estate. In the late 1950’s the farms closed down and the workers moved on, therefore the houses were available to the general public for purchase. Carter Cottages consists of four of these houses however we call them Cottages as they are modest, cosy, and initially built in a rural location called Werribee.


We offer our guests unique 3½ star accommodation with all the modern conveniences, with a touch of yesteryear.

Our cottages are private, self-contained with various options. They all have their own car park, heating, cooling, flat screen TV, bathroom, some with full cooking facilities and some with a kitchenette.

We have studio type, one and two bedroom cottages, some with lead-lighted windows for privacy and presentation, high ceilings and exposed beams, polished timber floors, timber furniture, Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities and more.

There is an outdoor entertaining area with BBQ and outdoor seating with plenty of shade and atmosphere.

Carter Cottages are located only one kilometre from the Werribee CBD, where you will find excellent restaurants, cafes and retail outlets.  We are also located only one kilometre from the Werribee Train Station for those traveling to Melbourne or Geelong.

The Werribee Park Tourist Precinct is only three kilometres from Carter Cottages, where you will find many attractions and things to do.