Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

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Saumarez Homestead is a stunning rural property open to visitors to tour through the historic homestead, stunning out-buildings, gardens and grounds. It is a perfect setting for events or just a weekend tour with lunch or morning tea. Do note that tours are not available from mid-June to the end of August, except for group bookings and functions. If visiting between the beginning of September and mid-June, check the website for the schedule of guided tours. Put Saumarez Homestead on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Armidale trip maker.
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  • Absolutely stunning house, my dream home! We started off by arriving early and had a picnic on the front lawn, totally divine! We had the place to ourselves and the tranquility was superb, just make.....  more
    Absolutely stunning house, my dream home! We started off by arriving early and had a picnic on the front lawn, totally divine! We had the place to ourselves and the tranquility was superb, just make.....  more »
  • We were able to visit on a day when ne only the grounds were available for viewing which was fine because the laid out gardens are just glorious and well looked after by the volunteers. Make sure you....  more
    We were able to visit on a day when ne only the grounds were available for viewing which was fine because the laid out gardens are just glorious and well looked after by the volunteers. Make sure you....  more »
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  • There's a story here set in a beautiful family home. Original furnishings. Large residence of the period and well maintained. The tour was of the home and the Saumarez family. Although it wasn't included it would have been good to see the servants quarters and how the home functioned.
  • While the homestead could have some restoration dollars spent on it and the garden definately needs work, this is an extraordinary time capsule of a wealthy but parsimonious (read Presbyterian) family's home life. Not to be missed by any visitor to Armidale. The house is only accessible by guided 1.5 hour tour but it is worth the time and the $12.00 The White family handed it (and the 20 odd acres it sits on) over to the National Trust and left. Everything was left behind, even the spectacular silver hair brushes, books, family pictures and family Bible. Didn't have time to get down to the farming sheds but assume that is equally interesting. Don't miss it. If you want to see the gardens and farming sheds and are going for the 3.30pm tour, make sure you arrive at least an hour beforehand to do so. No time after the tour.

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