Saumarez Homestead

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Saumarez Homestead


Stunning historic country homestead with gardens, farm buildings and a cafe giving you an insight into rural life in the 1800's. Available to the public for tours, weddings, functions and events.

This ten-hectare grazing property was first inhabited by British settlers led by Henry Dumaresq in the 1830's. Today it includes an elegant, extensive, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, built between 1888 and 1906, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with their collections of early farm equipment.


Experiences
Take a guided tour through the White family’s 30 room Edwardian mansion complete with original furnishings. Stroll through Mary White’s garden, with its Edna Walling style cottage garden, the picking garden and the lawns. Visit outbuildings complete with 19 th century tools and equipment. Allow at least half a day to see this extensive property, and experience 19 th century pastoral life.

Facilities
Guided tours for casual visitors and bus tours by appointment. The Saumarez Centre is popular for weddings, celebrations, small conferences and meetings. Lunch and other refreshments can be booked. Café. National Trust Gift Shop. Parking.

Children
School groups welcome. Special educational programs available for all ages.

History
The property takes its name from the Dumaresq Estate in Jersey in the Channel Islands . For five years after settlement, Saumarez with its well supplied store, tools, clothing and basic food was the last stopping point for settlers moving north ‘beyond the boundaries’. After Dumaresq’s death the property was sold to H A Thomas, whose family lived in the original slab homestead overlooking Saumarez Creek.
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Opening hours

Weekends and public holidays 10am-5pm to all visitors.
Entry to interior of homestead by guided tour only (10.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm weekends and public holidays except Christmas Day & Good Friday).
The property is closed for Winter from mid-June until the end of August, except for group bookings and functions which are available year round.


Address

230 Saumarez Road
(Enter via Armidale Airport from the New England Highway)
Armidale 2350 NSW


Phone

(02) 6772 3616


Entry fees

National Trust members – free access to grounds. House tour and grounds:
Adult: $12
Concession $8
Pre-booked tours and group house tours: $8
School groups: $6
Family house tours and grounds: $25
Grounds only
Adults: $7
Concession: $5
Family access to grounds only: $15

E-mail: saumarez@nationaltrust.com.au