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Barkeldine Farm Country Retreat

Located mid-way between Barrington Tops and the Forster/Tuncurry Coast, close to the township of Gloucester - a perfect location for a getaway with family or friends or an ideal base to explore the whole Coastal and Hinterland Region.

125 acres of picturesque countryside -
rolling hills, dams, creeks, bush and farmland. Grazing cows, our 2 donkeys, geese, abundant native birdlife - you may also spot wallabies, echidnas and other native animals.

Relax and enjoy the property with its salt water swimming pool, half-sized tennis court and fabulous wood fire, or head off to enjoy the many attractions the Gloucester district has to offer.

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$160/night for 2 adults
Additional adults @ $50 per adult/night.
Children (2 - 16 years) @ $25 per child/night
$120/night for 1-2 adults
Available for booking in conjunction with the Cottage only

-minimum 2 night stay (3 nights in holiday periods) Maximum 11 guests

-minimum 2 night stay (3 nights in holiday periods) Maximum 13 guests

*STAY for 4 nights PAY for 3
-offer available anytime outside of public & school holiday periods.

For Special Offers and Managers Quarters Bookings contact Ron & Pat Crooks on (02)65580222 or [email protected].

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Local Attractions


Swim in the salt-water swimming pool - play tennis on the half court - explore the creek - enjoy bush walks up Boori Boori Hill and to the Hidden Paddock or stroll around the main dam to view the native birdlife - feed the farm animals - our donkeys, Phantom and Mason love apples and carrots, the geese will eat any vegetable scraps and bread, and the cows can be fed grass - search for miniature frogs in the cool foliage - investigate the Historic Hut built on the property in 1891 - be creative - paint, draw, take photos - read, watch a dvd, or relax and do nothing at all - on a clear night turn off the lights, go outside and view the stunning vista of the Milky Way.

Within a 10-50 minute drive you can find horse riding, bush walks, canoeing, kayaking, scenic drives, wineries, gold panning, fishing, boating, beaches, community markets, art and craft galleries, golf, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and shops. See Related Links below or go to Links & Attractions page of this website.

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Originally a dairy farm owned by the Holstein family, Barkeldine has provided holiday accommodation since the 1970’s. At that time ‘The Bails’ or milking shed was converted into a large Cottage suitable for self-catering accommodation, the Homestead offered Bed and Breakfast stays, and the owners lived in the Old Managers Quarters sharing the Homestead living quarters with their guests.

Ron and Pat Crooks have owned and operated Barkeldine Farm Country Retreat since August 2004 and offer comfortable self-catered holiday accommodation in the Cottage, with the Old Managers Quarters offering an additional queen room for large group overflow. The property is ideal for 2 or 3 families holidaying together, and also a great venue for couples, friends, family gatherings, small group retreats and special event celebrations. Many guests just keep coming back.