Set on a beautiful 2 acre property, this accommodation in Barrington is only 5km from the Gloucester township. At only 3 hours north of Sydney and 1.5 hours from Newcastle, it’s perfect for those looking for a secluded getaway or those travelling two and from Queensland.
This two bedroom holiday home is fully self contained and fully furnished for guest convenience. The main bedroom offers a queen size bed, whilst the second bedroom offers two king single beds – all linen is provided. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, bathtub and separate toilet. There is also a laundry for use during your stay.
During the winter, cosy up in front of the wood fireplace with a good book and a hot drink. During the summer, relax outside in the outdoor entertaining area – complete with BBQ facilities. The holiday home also offers outdoor games, board games and a selection of DVDs to be enjoyed. A continental breakfast hamper is provided for the first morning of your stay.
While wandering the beautiful gardens, you may come face to face with some of the wildlife that call them home. Say hello to our Tawny Frog Mouth, the occasional bowerbird, our shy echidna and the variety of other birds that like to feed on the lawn.
When staying at Shady Trees Barrington, you will have ample opportunity to explore the surrounding area –Gloucester, Barrington Tops, Stratford, Tibbuc, Krambach, Nabiac, Burrell Creek, Stroud and more.
If you’re staying at Shady Trees Barrington sometime in the near future, you will be able to enjoy the many attractions that the area has to offer. We’ve outlined just some of our favourites below:
It should come as no surprise that the region is best known for its amazing natural attractions. Some of our favourites include Barrington Tops State Forest – check out the Cobark Lookout for beautiful views of the region’s south; if you visit during winter, head up the mountain to enjoy the snowfall – and Copeland Tops State Conservation Area – where you can enjoy the easy Hidden Treasures track or the long Basin Loop track.
Those who would prefer to immerse themselves in the history or culture of the region will not be disappointed. The Gloucester Museum displays photographic records, memorabilia and archival material that is of historical significance to region, and a tour of the Mountain Maid Gold Mine is always worth the visit. The Gloucester Gallery is a great place to stop if you want to see works by local artists and the Footpath Mosaics tell the story of the town up until present day.
If there is one other thing that the Barrington region is known for, it’s the plethora of sports and adventure activities that are available. Popular activities to get the adrenalin pumping include abseiling, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking (the Steps Mountain Bike Park has been purpose-built for this). More sedate activities include horse riding along the river, playing nine holes at the Gloucester Golf Course or hitting the local lawn bowling club.
A variety of events are held in the region each year – if you plan to visit whilst one of them is being held, be sure to book accommodation early to avoid missing out. The Art Trail is held in August and September each year, the Motor Cycle Expo and Muster is held the first weekend of May, the Shakespeare Festival is held every March, the Chill Out Festival is the second weekend of July, and the Gloucester Tri Challenge is the second Sunday in September.
One of the best ways to see the region’s local produce in action is to head to Tucker Patch, a demonstration garden located in Gloucester. The gardens are open Monday to Friday all year round (please note that times differ between summer and winter), whilst the Farmgate Shop is only open Friday and Sundays. Another fantastic way to try the local produce is by heading to the Gloucester Farmers Market, held on the second Saturday of each month.
If you want to get out of the house and explore somewhere new, there are plenty of scenic drives to enjoy. The Gloucester Tops scenic drive is about 115km return and will take about 4 hours to complete, a perfect half day trip. BuccanBuccan circuit is only about 34km (all sealed) and can be completed in less than 60 minutes. There are plenty of stunning country roads branching off throughout the area, so you could always just pick one and drive!