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 Markets in the Mall

    Sunday 31 March 2019 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…

    31 Mar - 26 Jan
  2. The Idea of North

    Thursday 04 April 2019 , Armidale

    If you think you know the limits of what the human voice can create, then hearing and experiencing this astounding group will make you think again. The Idea of North will help you forget there are no instruments with their exceptional…

    04 Apr
  3. Colour New England Arts Festival

    Saturday 06 April 2019 , Armidale

    Join local musicians, writers, performers, crafters and other artists for an exciting day of fun and creativity at the inaugural Colour New England Street Arts Festival. The festival will bring Armidale’s Beady Street Mall and surrounds…

    06 Apr