Saumarez Homestead

Saumarez Homestead, an historic country homestead and ten hectare grazing property, was first inhabited by British settlers led by Henry Dumaresq in the 1830s. Today it includes an elegant, extensive, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, built between 1888 and 1906, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with their collections of early farm equipment.

In 1874 the property was sold to Francis White, whose eldest son, Francis John White took over management, spending his life developing Saumarez and its associated holdings into one of the largest and most successful rural properties of New England.

Take a guided tour through the White family's 30 room Edwardian mansion complete with original furnishings. Stroll through Mary White's garden, with its Jocelyn Brown style cottage garden, the picking garden and the lawns. Visit outbuildings complete with 19th century tools and equipment. Allow at least half a day to see this extensive property.

Nearby events

  1. Lucy Culliton: Wet Paint

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Armidale

    Life and art are intrinsically entwined in Lucy Culliton's paintings. An avid gardener, her own plants, garden and surrounding landscape are frequently featured, as too are the many animals that inhabit and share her home. 'Caution wet …

    21 Mar - 29 Apr
  2. Antipodean Tynker Exhibition

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018 , Walcha

    Antipodean Tynker Exhibition with a Steampunk feel. Featuring Five Handmade Motorcycles with Handmade engines, Art that Runs; The lifetime journey of Creator Mark Walker; Found Object Moving Sculptures. Steampunk Lamporium made by Blacksm…

    23 Mar - 27 May
  3. New England High Country: Forty photographers

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Sunday 03 June 2018 , Armidale

    Explore the New England High Country through the eyes of forty photographers who have captured the uniqueness and diversity of the life and landscape of this region as part of four-year community photographic project. Experience the drama…

    24 Mar - 03 Jun