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Saumarez Homestead

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Allow lots of time

We had a very enjoyable few hours here, but could have spent longer. We made sure to arrive in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corinne J
Sydney, Australia
Excellent afternoon tea

We had a fantastic time sampling teas and eating tasty scones! Les was very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“national trust”(13 reviews)
“guided tour”(10 reviews)
GROUNDS, GARDENS AND FARM AREA open seven days per week. Entry to the house only available by guided tour on weekends and public holidays or anytime for organized groups of 8 or more. Also, Saumarez Café only open weekends 10am to 4pm. This unique...more
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230 Saumarez Rd | Enter via Armidale Airport, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
+61 2 6772 3616
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All reviews national trust guided tour farm buildings step back in time heritage rose garden old homestead weekends and public holidays house tour well worth the visit light lunch volunteer guides wonderful insight the property manager run by volunteers morning tea unsealed road coffee shop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable few hours here, but could have spent longer. We made sure to arrive in time for a tour, arriving at 3pm for the 3.30 tour of the house. The gardens were just beginning their spring blossoming and looking lovely. The...More

Thank Corinne J
Les D, Manager at Saumarez Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good advice for visitors to allow as much time as possible to visit this quite complex property and we ask to guides to keep to the interesting bits and not take too long. Responding to questions is very important as this way the visitor gets...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time sampling teas and eating tasty scones! Les was very helpful and knowledgeable about the genealogy of the estate.

Thank M B
Saumarez H, Manager at Saumarez Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the scones and the Daily Ritual Teas on offer at the Saumarez Café.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Got there at 3:33 and the for the 3:30 house tours and the guy said he couldn’t do it because no one was there by 2:10, even though you have to pay for a ticket he still wouldn’t open the house. Second time we have...More

Thank Georgia W
Les D, Manager at Saumarez Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I talked to the guide on duty and as there was no one there at 3.30 so he went to lock up. When he arrived back at 3.45 to find three young ladies there he explained that if no one is there at 3.30 he...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Wow what a lovely spot to celebrate spring! Visited today with the whole family from the grandparents down to the kids. Everyone loved the flowers and gardens and we all enjoyed the sun. Afternoon tea out on the lawn with a game of croquet for...More

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Saumarez_Homestead, Manager at Saumarez Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

More and more families are finding Saumarez Homestead to be an ideal place for a picnic. Now that Spring is here, the gardens are waking up and the bulbs are coming into flower. We are so pleased that JayInNewEngland and her family had a wonderful...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

What a beautiful location for a wedding or party .Great grounds for a. Marque or rooms at the back that can be hired plenty of car space ,area big enough for buses .Five minutes from. Armidale great motels 5 k down the road .

Thank debbie w
Les D, Manager at Saumarez Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

There is also a fabulous wedding/party venue in the Saumarez Homestead Farm Area located in the old heavy horse stable and carriage shed. Towards the end of 2019 Saumarez Homestead will also have onsite accommodation available in the Farm Area.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

We visited about October 2017 with a group do a grand tour outside and inside the house. A light lunch was included in our tour and both the tour and the lunch were excellent. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The visit to Saumarez Homestead (now owned by the National Trust) was the highlight of our Probus group's visit to Armidale. Morning tea then the 33 of us split into small groups for an escorted tour with very knowledgable volunteer guides. Then a light lunch...More

Thank Ian L
Les D, Manager at Saumarez Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many special interest groups find Saumarez Homestead a great place to visit. With so much to see and do at Saumarez Homestead, groups are advised to allow as much time as possible for their visit.

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Well worth a visit to learn all about the heritage of this old homestead. Tour is well worth it as its the only way to see inside the house. Tour guides are volunteers but very knowledgeable and lots of humour amongst the facts. Only downside...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 12 May 2018

No access to inside of the building which is disappointing. One can catch a few glimpses of it through the fence

Thank Malcolm K
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Even though we didn’t have the opportunity to take a tour through the homestead it was still worth visiting to take a walk through the gardens. The rose gardens were beautiful and there were lots of autumn trees which looked great this time of year....More

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