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Bedervale is a large single storey Georgian home, situated close to Canberra that houses the National Trust Collection. This privately owned property built in 1836 on a land grant by Captain John Coghill is a property of great historic and architectural significance. The homestead reflects a magnificent standard of preservation including original furniture and household utensils circa 1800-1900.

In an arrangement unique in Australia, the house is privately owned and occupied by the Royds family while the original collection is the property of the National Trust. Verge's fine architecture, the rich and varied collection and the generosity of the owners of the house combine to make a visit to Bedervale an unforgettable experience.

Bedervale Homestead was designed by Architect John Verge who also designed Camden Park at Menangle and Elizabeth Bay House at Sydney. It was built for Captain John Coghill in 1836 on a land grant he selected in 1826 at Braidwood.

For over 130 years the house was inhabited by the one family and the contents of the house that they accumulated during this time are still in situ, which is something of a rarity. As a collection, they reflect the changing tastes and social habits from Victorian through to Edwardian times and for this reason, the house and collections are unique.

Bedervale is one of the finest colonial homesteads in the state with an interesting collection of outbuildings. Within the homestead are rooms fitted with classically-detailed cedar joinery and a fine collection of furniture, general household utensils and books.

Bedervale is a working grazing property in a scenic location with views to the town of Braidwood, Mount Jillamatong and the coastal range.

Lunches, Morning & Afternoon Teas are available.


Opening hours

Tour is by appointment only, entry is by guided tour only.


Monkittee Street
Braidwood 2622 NSW


(02) 4842 2421

Entry fees

General Admission - $15 Trust Members - $10 *minimum cost of $50 for tours