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Saumarez Homestead

230 Saumarez Road, Armidale 2350

Ph: 0267723616 / 0459652009

Saumarez Homestead, a 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 on Sundays at 2.30 and 3.00 pm. Stroll through Mary White’s garden, with its Jocelyn Brown style cottage garden, the picking garden and the lawns. Allow at least two hours to see this extensive property.