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. Music On a Market Sunday – Tangos

    Sunday 25 November 2018 , Armidale

    Tangos and music inspired by the South American tango tradition feature in the Music on a Market Sunday Concert. Duo Astor—Alana Blackburn (recorders) and Steve Thorneycroft (guitars)—will play music by Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazolla…

    25 Nov
  2. Armidale Markets in the Mall

    Sunday 25 November 2018 to Sunday 26 January 2020 , Armidale

    Armidale Markets in the Mall are held on the last Sunday of each month with 50 plus different stalls making a regular appearance. Stalls include a huge range of quality handmade and handcrafted items, cupcakes, candles, bath and body…

    25 Nov - 26 Jan
  3. Armidale Farmers Market

    Sunday 02 December 2018 to Sunday 15 December 2019 , 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…

    02 Dec - 15 Dec