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Retreat to the peace and tranquility of Barkeldine. Set in 125 acres of rolling green hills, Barkeldine Farm Cottage offers fully self-contained accommodation with complete privacy and all the comforts of home.

Relaxation is the watch-word at Barkeldine. Read on the verandah or by the fire, enjoy the spacious grounds.

For the more energetic, play tennis on the half-size court, climb Boori Boori Hill for spectacular views, swim in the saltwater pool, explore the creek or dabble your toes in the waterhole.


Barkeldine is located 25 kilometres (about 20 minutes) east of Gloucester via the Bucketts Way North, or 30 minutes (28 kilometres) inland from the Pacific Highway at Nabiac.


The Homestead was constructed during the 1890's by Anthony Holstein and his wife Mary Anne. The Holsteins built the property into one of the finest grazing and dairying properties in the district with their son Mark, his wife Tonina and their children Margaret, Netta, Anthony and Joseph. During Mark's time Barkeldine was known for its warm hospitality and the community spirit of the family.


Barkeldine offers a salt-water swimming pool, tennis court, walks, wildlife and farm animals.


Horse Riding,Bush Walks, Canoeing and Kayaking are popular pastimes in the Gloucester and Barrington Tops District.

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Barkeldine Cottage

For family and friends, comfortable, spacious Barkeldine Cottage is completely self-contained. With superb views of surrounding countryside, three huge bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and enormous sitting/dining room, Barkeldine Cottage comfortably accommodates up to twelve people. Bed linen and towels are provided for all guests.


The kitchen in Barkeldine Cottage is fully equipped with electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. China, glass and cutlery are all provided as are coffee and tea making facilities. The spacious dining and sitting room is designed to offer the perfect retreat. Comfortable chairs and sofas surround the 'spinning' long fire in winter. In summer, step onto the deck and enjoy a swim in the salt water pool. Play tennis on the half size court umpired by our pet donkeys, Sadie, Phantom & Mason.

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School Holiday Fun at Barkeldine!

Escape the city and spend some time these holidays at Barkeldine - just east of Gloucester, Basecamp to the beautiful Barrington Tops.

At Barkeldine Farm the children are busy outside, feeding the donkeys, searching for frogs in the early evenings, and playing tennis on the half-sized tennis court. The swimming pool is popular, too!

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Activities close by include horse riding, exploring the Mountain Maid Gold Mine, visiting Trudgalong Farm and bushwalking in the beautiful Barrington Tops. Canoeing or kayaking on the Barrington River are other popular pastimes.

Some comments from our younger guests - "The best place on EARTH! sad to leave - we loved the farm" - Dion, 8.

"Had a great time, our first country holiday - we will be back" - Liam and Patrick, 6 & 4.

"This place rocks. I climbed to the summit of the mountain and back to poolside in 8 minutes" - Liam, 15.

Prices effective February 2007

Barkeldine Cottage

  • 2 adults $150 per night
  • Additional adults @ $40 pp/pn.
  • Children aged 2-16years @ $15 pp/pn.

Old Managers Quarters

  • Single Night $100
  • Multiple nights $80/night
  • Booked in conjunction with Cottage $40/night

Special Packages

Package 1


Stay 3 nights & the 4th night is FREE.

Package 2

FULL HOUSE SPECIAL $280/night Minimum stay 2 nights. $340 for a single night.


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