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. Armidale Farmers Market

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Armidale

    The Armidale Farmers Market occurs on the first and third Sunday of the month. Head along to buy fresh, local, seasonal produce, home made gourmet food, wine and plants. Get a hot cup of organic fair trade gourmet coffee and catch up with f…

    22 Jul - 28 Oct
  2. Myall Creek and beyond

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Armidale

    A group of contemporary Indigenous artists respond to the Myall Creek Massacre and its aftermath in this new exhibition. On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838 a group of eleven convicts and ex-convict stockmen brutally slaughtered a gr…

    22 Jul - 14 Oct
  3. Deep Cuts

    Sunday 22 July 2018 , Armidale

    Deep Cuts explores the work of contemporary Australian printmakers Rew Henks, Brian Robinson, Dianne Fogwell, Angela Cavalieri and David Frazer, who push the limits of traditional woodcut, lino and other relief printmaking techniques with m…

    22 Jul