Bella Vista Farm: Sharing stories of its past and its people
Bella Vista Farm is a unique heritage property located in the Hills District of Sydney. The house and kitchen block are fully restored and its numerous outbuildings which date back as early as the 1850's make this a complete example of a hilltop farm complex typical of the Cumberland Plain.
Bella Vista Farm, located in Sydney’s north-west is set in twenty hectares of parkland. The property was originally granted to Joseph Foveaux in 1799 and was also owned and farmed for twenty years by John and Elizabeth Macarthur.
The house and 1840’s kitchen block have been fully restored and partially furnished. Most of the outbuildings remain intact including the barn and stable block which date from the 1850’s. The house sits in an attractive garden which still contains many plants of historic significance.
Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will be on hand to share stories of the people who have lived in this special place. Other attractions will include displays, skill demonstrations plus children’s craft and heritage games. Visitors can browse the second hand ‘Treasure Stall’ in search of a bargain.
Devonshire teas and refreshments will be available in the Heritage Area or bring a picnic and find a tranquil spot in the farm grounds.