The Best Farm Stays in NSW for an Unforgettable Country Escape
Looking for a weekend away with friends? These gorgeous farm stays in NSW get country elegance just right.
After a wisteria-draped cottage with a wraparound balcony? A renovated barn house for yoga? A set of stables for a morning jaunt on the ponies? Thankfully, NSW has farm stays down pat, meaning you can indulge in all the best parts of farm life without any of the elbow grease (yes, we are city-slickers through and through).
Here are the best farm stays in NSW with charm by the bucket load…
Basalt Luxury Accommodation
Nestled in the heart of Orange, NSW, Basalt is a rustic retreat that offers a unique countryside experience. This charming farm stay invites guests to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the breathtaking natural surroundings.
The venue has three beautifully designed studio apartments where you can stay, which have been grafted into the rich basalt soils on the highest point of the 75-acre cherry orchard and feature gorgeous views over the entire region. Within each studio, you will find an internal wood fireplace for those frosty nights, a stargazing telescope to spot the constellations, and a concrete bathtub nestled beside bi-fold windows, allowing you to soak in the breathtaking surroundings quite literally.
Snuggle up by the fire as you spot kangaroos amongst the cherry trees. The serenity and peacefulness of the location make you feel a million miles away from the world but in actual fact, you're only ten minutes away from Orange's town centre.
1100 Pinnacle Road, Canobolas
Just two and a half hours out of Sydney you'll find an enchanting farm stay in Edith, NSW. Waldara offers guests an authentic yet luxurious experience with their tastefully appointed accommodation for large groups, tennis court, spa, fire pit, manicured gardens and 800 acres of picturesque countryside all exclusively yours. Waldara is the perfect getaway destination for family and friends.
Both the Homestead and the Lodge can sleep up to ten guests and are kitted out with all the essentials (fully appointed kitchen, heating, coffee machine, fireplace) to make your stay beyond comfortable.
280 Burroughs Crossing Road, Edith
The Owl Pen Cottage on the grounds of Chapel House offers the ideal farm stay experience. You have 9 acres of manicured gardens to explore, a wood-burning fire, spa bath and sunroom overlooking the garden at your disposal. In the warmer months, enjoy the pontoon situated over Goose Lake and dipping in and out of the outdoor swimming pool whilst pretending you're in an arty European film. What could be better!?
18 Coach Road, Rydal
Surrounded by rolling green hills and lush avocado trees in Comboyne lies Hilltop Farm. A boutique farm stay that can sleep up to seven people and is all about resetting by the tranquil countryside. The beautiful property is surrounded by avocado trees and mountain views.
But the best part? The home comes complete with its own family of chickens so you can collect fresh eggs for your morning fry-up. It also has a games room with table tennis and a pool table, an outdoor fire, and a spa.
Comboyne, NSW, exact address disclosed upon stay
The Cope House
The Cope House is all about slowing down, unwinding and connecting with your loved ones. Embracing rural living, this charming farmhouse, which is in the greater Mudgee region, is thoughtfully renovated and luxuriously furnished. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two triple bunks and a separate studio, Cope House is a no-brainer destination for large groups of up to 16.
Soak up 35 acres of stunning farmland, perfect ground, outdoor entertaining areas (hello, cosy times around the outdoor fire pit), and an undercover BBQ. This is rural living with a super chic twist.
Greater Mudgee region, address disclosed upon booking
Dubbed one of the most instagrammable farms in the country, upon entering the property at Rosedale Farm in Orange it's easy to see why! This grandiose location is drenched in history dating all the way back to 1846. In 2017, Rosedale underwent an extensive restoration with a strong European influence by interior and lifestyle stylist Steve Cordony and is now one of the most sought-after farm stays.
Guests can pick from two self-contained and luxurious rooms - the one-bedroom suite, which sleeps two, or the two-bedroom suite which sleeps four. Both embrace the Italian style of country living and come with all your creature comforts plus a complimentary cheese board. Yes, please!
Rosedale Farm, 671 Ophir Road, Orange
A stunning and secluded place where you can feed alpacas, muck around in the river or go for a grounding hike along the countryside. The River Ranch is a popular spot for those looking to really unplug from the daily grind and reconnect with themselves, their partner, or nature.
Just 15 minutes out of Mudgee, this is the epitome of off-grid living. Don't be fooled by its unique art, antiques and old wares, River Ranch comes with all the contemporary finishes and modern conveniences including a camp kitchen, a fireplace, and a pool table. There is also s BBQ and a large deck so you can dine outside and marvel at the Riverlea Valley.
Mudgee, exact address disclosed upon booking
Warrambra is all about that sweet, slow farm life. This gorgeous property, which is owned by Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew and husband Neil Varcoe, is situated on 100 acres of stunning land in the Greater Blue Mountains, and with their tagline being the perfect "place to hang your hat" you can expect to enjoy maximum rancho relaxo vibes here.
Feed the cattle, spot turtles in the dam, or kangaroo watch. The homestead has three spacious bedrooms with one king and two queen beds. There's also a wood fire inside, two fire pits outside and the pièce de résistance - a heated mineral pool outside. So lush!
Address disclosed upon booking
Settled on 160 acres of rolling green farmland with its own picturesque creek frontage, this estate was once a dairy farm that has since transitioned into a beef cattle farm and is still running today. The 1920s stone farmhouse accommodates up to ten guests, with elegantly appointed rooms and spacious living areas, you’ll feel immediately at home.
You’re encouraged to throw on gumboots and explore the property, pick apples from the orchard and visit the cows or head over to the renovated tractor shed where yoga classes are held Monday to Friday. In-house massages and spa treatments can also be arranged.
123a Beach Road, Berry
Duckmaloi Farm (Image Credit: Duckmaloi Farm)
Calling the Oberon Plateau of the Blue Mountains home, Duckmaloi Farm offers spectacular scenery across its 100 acres and a wealth of activities suited to young families and couples looking for an escape. Established gardens and farm animals make for charming afternoon strolls, while the nearby Jenolan Caves, Kanangra Boyd National Park and horse riding schools ensure that you’ve plenty to do.
A classic country-style BBQ and rec area is available for you to cook up a feast before working it off on the full-sized tennis court. Two 2-bedroom, self-contained cottages are available as well as four luxury bedrooms available within Duckmaloi house.
54 Karawina Drive, Duckmaloi
The Woods Farm
Set on 40 acres of farmland, 10 minutes from Hyams Beach, this farm stay is the real deal; horses, cows, alpacas, chickens, and goats can all be found here, as well as wild kangaroos. Yet, it's also a unique place to stay. Choose from one of the ten glamping tents, decked out with a king-size bed, Turkish rugs, daybed or lounges. Or opt for a three-bedroom self-contained cottage, all the same layout, but uniquely styled.
2 Bayly Road, Tomerong
Steeped in Australian sporting history, Markdale is the place where the Ashton Brothers formed the polo team that put Australia on the polo world stage. 6000 acres of the rugged landscape is your playground and just 80 km northwest of Goulburn it acts as a fantastic base from which to explore this NSW region.
The historic 1850s ‘Stone House’ and ‘Shearers Quarters’ are the property’s guest accommodations and with a full-size tennis court, pool, riverside picnics and wildlife walks, there is plenty to keep you busy on the property. The property’s outstanding award-winning gardens were designed in 1947 and have been featured in books and magazine editorials for decades.
462 Mulgowrie Road, Crooked Corner
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