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4.3 out of 5

"Great location - made a fantastic break from our road trip MEL - BNE " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 07 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Barkala Farmstay, you'll be 0.1 km (0.1 mi) from Pilliga Nature Reserve and 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from Timmallallie National Park. Highlights at this farm house include a restaurant and free self parking.

You can enjoy dining areas, sitting areas, and fans, featured in all 8 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service.

The café, Blue Wren Cafe, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor swimming pool along with access to rock climbing and mountain biking. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Dandry farm house include Cooleburba State Conservation Area and Ukerbarley State Conservation Area.

Farmhouse Room 1

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
AU$92* Per night/room 11 May - 12 May

The Old School House

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Farmhouse Room 4

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Poets Cottage

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Farmhouse Room 2

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Eagle Valley

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 13 Max

Barkala Farmstay ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barkala Farmstay

Everyone (14) Couples (2) Family (9)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Nov. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Dec. 2020 by Pilliga Pottery/Barkala Farmstay

Thank you for your rating. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here.

5 out of 5
Great location - made a fantastic break from our road trip MEL - BNE

Posted by , from Brisbane on 7 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
Great friendly staff all willing to happy Really enjoyed the pizza.Thanks

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Unique farmstay accommodation. You can feed farm animals, many bushwalking trails, pottery lessons, lovely cafe serving fresh wood fired pizza and home made gelato among other menu items. The staff are warm and friendly. It is a farm so expect some dust and flies, making it an authentic experience. Maria and her family have created a little oasis in The Pilliga.

Posted by , from Sydney on 7 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
Really enjoyed our stay. The peace and quiet. The night sky. No mosquitos. Enjoyed the pottery demonstration and cafe. There are nice walks to go on . The only negative was that there was no hot water, so a cold shower.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 29 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
Lovely family environment, but logistics very difficult if you have babies needing bottles etc. We stayed in the farmhouse which was cute, but bring all your own cups/bowls/cutlery and be prepared to queue to shower and brush your teeth!

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Oct. 2018 by Management

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the family environment and buildings. The Farmhouse has a cupboard with cups/bowls/cutlery/glasses as well as tea and coffee facilities and a microwave and fridge. We wish you would have asked so we could have made your stay more enjoyable. We will endeavour to put up a sign so it isn't missed again. Very sorry for the inconvenience.

5 out of 5
We arrived after a long and arduous trip, Maria was there to welcome us, she knew the purpose of our stay was to celebrate my mums 80th, lots of focus on ensuring everything was as it should be. I thought Maria was the most authentic business person I have come across during many decades of all sorts of travel. Imagine how blown away I was to hear Maria's own mum had very recently passed yet her focus was on ours and other guests experience . By the way the whole stay was wonderful but really stood out was a sense of ethics which permeated through all the staff, I loved seeing kids playing and laughing outside with very happy hounds as well. This has prompted my first feedback for anything.....ever!!!

Posted by , from James Creek NSW on 29 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jul. 2018 by Barkala Farmstay

Thanks Lyn, we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure to host you, and we do hope that this will be the first of many stays with us.

5 out of 5

Such an amazing place!

A great place for family and lots of fun to be had on the farm and such amazing pottery too. The breakfasy and dinner was suburb!

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

City dweller converted after amazing farmstay

Pros: The setting and the people made it a perfect stay.
Cons:
Location: Coonabarabran was a first time visit and there was so much to see and do that it takes far more than a day so a return trip is needed.
After a year of travelling around regional and rural NSW staying in motels the Barkala Farmstay was a welcome and needed change. Staying one night was my only regret. The staff as so professional and kind and very good at what they do. There is a pride in the customer service so rarely seen in short term stays. The room was so comfortable. The food excellent. The pottery beautiful enough to purchase and take home as a remembrance of a lovely stay.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 8 Oct. 2017

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2 out of 5

Beautiful, but noisy in the farmhouse.

Pros: Beautiful grounds.
A great location, beautiful surrounds, staff were friendly, but the farmhouse was noisy at night. The walls are thin so every person in the building can be heard and there was a water tank (or water pipes?) in our room that kept running intermittently all night. I'm sure the other accommodation options are fine, but I wouldn't recommend the farmhouse.

Posted by , from Sydney on 12 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2017 by Maria

Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't entirely enjoy your stay. You are right, our other accommodations (which are not shared and made of hardy mud brick) offer a much quieter stay. It would be lovely to welcome you in one of them if you are in the area again.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. A seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Barkala Farmstay. Self parking is free. This 3-star Dandry farm stay is smoke free.

  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barkala Farmstay offers 8 accommodations with fans. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Blue Wren Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 9 and AUD 18.5 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barkala Farmstay Agritourism Coonabarabran
  • Barkala Farmstay Coonabarabran
  • Barkala Farmstay
  • Barkala Farmstay Agritourism property Coonabarabran
  • Barkala Farmstay Agritourism property
  • Barkala Farmstay Coonabarabra
  • Barkala Farmstay Dandry
  • Barkala Farmstay Agritourism property
  • Barkala Farmstay Agritourism property Dandry

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in September and close in March.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.