My daughter had told me about BARCCOS FARM STAY, she had visited with a friend before. I visited with my two daughters at the end of winter 2013.
We stayed in the Barn unit for two evenings in August 2013 , we were only three people but it will comfortably sleep five or six people
We were welcomed by Elaine and Ken and made to feel most welcome and at home from the start of our stay. Elaine on the first evening demonstrated to my daughters (aged 9 and 12) how to feed the lambs they had in a pen, this included showing how to mix the feed; also how to feed the chooks and the horses including Barcoos, a lovely big old Draft Horse after which the Barcoos Farm is named after. He is a lovely old boy, apparently 30 years old with a bit of a scar on his snout
On Saturday morning, “Farmer “Ken took the girls around to feed all the animals and give assistance. He also allowed them to sit atop the farm tractor and steer the tractor in the field for a short way. Later that afternoon we all tumbled in to Farmer Ken’s Ute and went down and across the road to a barn to a tall haystack where we collected bales of hay to feed the horses.
The “Barn Unit” which sleeps six comfortably is well appointed. It has two TV s, a DVD player with a selection of DVDs, an IPod dock…….
The beds all had electric blankets on them. Dressing gowns were provided too. The farm is situated on a rise and has a lovely view from the accommodation.
Barcoo’s is close enough from the middle of the Bathurst city centre to drive to ( approximately 10 kms) for a meal and buy provisions from the local supermarkets including ALDI.
I can highly recommend a peaceful stay at Barcoos to enjoy a reprieve from the Sydney big smoke and complemented by the hospitality and sincere friendliness of Elaine and “Farmer” Ken.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Interactive Farmstay Activities on a genuine Australian Farm. Enjoy feeding the farm animals, take a farm tour, enjoy led horse horse rides on tiny ponies through to big Draught horses. Tractor drives, sulky rides, so much to enjoy. Very peaceful rural views downthrough the valley. Bistro & store only 2 minutes away, and Bathurst is 10 minutes away. ... more less