Located only 5km from the township of Gloucester and set on a beautiful 2 acres, this budget motel in Barrington is perfect for a country getaway or as a stopover point when travelling from between Sydney and Queensland.
The spacious holiday home has 3 bedrooms – 2 with a queen bed in each and the third with 2 king singles – allowing it to accommodate up to 6 guests. All bedrooms are spacious and come with quality linens.
The newly renovated open plan living area boasts a kitchen, dining area and lounge room, all of which overlook the outdoor entertaining area. In the newly renovated bathroom you will find a deep freestanding bath – the perfect place to soak and unwind. There is also laundry, which offers a washing machine and clothes dryer.
During the winter, there is nothing quite like curling up in front of the wood fireplace with a good book and a glass of wine. During the summer, dive straight into the beautiful salt water pool. There is also reverse cycle air conditioning to ensure that the whole house is warm or cool as desired.
The property itself offers 2 acres of established gardens for guests to explore, perfect for children to run around or for taking a stroll on lazy afternoons.
When staying at Serendipity on Barrington, take some time to explore the surrounding area – Gloucester, Barrington Tops, Tibbuc, Stratford, Krambach, Burrell Creek, Moonan Flat, Stroud, Forster and more.
If you’re planning to stay at Serendipity on Barrington sometime in the near future, you will find plenty of attractions and things to do. We’ve outlined some of our favourite activities in the list below:
One of the main reasons that visitors come to Barrington is to explore the amazing natural surrounds – it even snows during the winter! Popular attractions include Copeland Tops State Conservation Park, Chichester State Forest and Barrington Tops National Park. There are plenty of walks and trails in the area as well – such as Brush Turkey Track, Sharpes Creek walking track, Careys Peak walking track, Blue Gum loop trail, and Aeroplane Hill walking track.
The area is also rife with history. Tour the beautiful Tocal Homestead, which is set on a massive 2200 hectare property, or the Mountain Maid Gold Mine, which is one of New South Wales’ longest running operational gold mines. We also encourage you to visit one of the area’s popular museums – the Paterson Rail Motor Museum, Gloucester Museum (dedicated to the history of the district) or Paterson Historical Court House Museum.
A number of events are held in the Barrington area each year, so we definitely recommend taking a look if you happen to be in town at the right time. Some of the major ones include Dungong Dash and Dawdle, Gresford Campdraft and Rodeo, Dungong Pedalfest, Wirragulla Annual Polo Tournament, Gloucester AH and P District Show, plus the many markets (Gresford Community Markets, Dungong Markets, Paterson Gallery Markets and Gloucester Farmers Market).
Many visitors to Barrington want to take the opportunity to sample some of the region’s delicious local produce. Just outside of Gloucester you will find Tugwood Winery, which was built based on an old English barn. Faulls Ridge Winery, on the other hand, has more of a traditional European vineyard feel with that relaxed Aussie charm. The Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove is also worth a visit – 5 varieties of olives are grown here and their olive oils are delicious.
As you may have noticed, sports are big in the region. On top of the many athletic events that are held here each year (from mountain biking to marathons), visitors will have plenty of opportunity to get their adrenalin pumping. Try your hand at abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking or swimming in one of the many rivers. The Paterson Golf Club, offering 9 holes, is perfect for those looking for a more sedate activity.
If you want to learn more about the artistic side of the region, there are a few attractions you should check out. The Dungong Arts Society often hosts exhibitions and art shows, which generally showcase artists from the local community. The Vacy Community Arts Centre is a not for profit organization that sells a variety of art and crafts produced by locals. There are also opportunities to do farm visits so you can see how many of the locals live.