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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in the heart of farming country, surrounded by farms & animals






Mansfield Cottage is a traditional 3 bedroom farmhouse nestled in the beautiful Barrington River Valley and situated right on the river, in the foothills to the Barrington Tops Wilderness & Gloucester Tops Waterfalls.

Located in the heart of farming country and surrounded by farms and farm animals, number of farm animals is subject to neighbouring farmers needs.

Early morning Kangaroo sightings are common, occasional sightings of the local Echidnas and seeking the shy elusive Platypus is a popular.

The beautiful gardens are a haven for local birds from beautiful Blue Wrens to the spirited Honey Eaters with Kookaburras, Magpies and Butcher them splash in our bird bathes...

Collecting fresh eggs for breakfast, a great treat for the kids, big ones too!!!

Bring you tube to float down the rapids or enjoy the tranquility of our swimming hole.

Will you experience a Winter Wonderland with fresh SNOW on the Barrington Tops (70 kms) and white, white frosts at the Cottage, with temperatures reaching minus 8c.

The Cottage comfortably sleeps 7 guests - 2 x Double Bed Bedrooms / 3 x Single Beds.

Reverse Cycle Airconditioning, Slow Combustion Fire, Electric Blankets & Bedroom Fans ensure your comfort.

Proudly Family Friendly, a great Getaway for Couples and a popular Girls Weekend Away!!!

Minimum stay just 2 Nights - Long Weekends 3 Nights - Christmas & Easter Breaks 4 Nights.

Mansfield is just 3 hours North of Sydney, 1 & 1/2 hours North of Newcastle, all on tar sealed roads.

We are only 70kms from the Barrington Tops World Heritage Wildernessand Gloucester Tops Waterfalls.

The property has been owned and operated by four generations of the Perram Family, originally operating as a Dairy and Beef Farm, from the 1800s. On display at Mansfield, is a Christmas card from my Great Grandfather & Great Grandmother for Christmas 1913.

In September 2002, the Cottage was converted into Holiday Accommodation and enjoys a very successful role in the local tourism industry.


Although Mansfield is just 100m above sea level, the contrasts of the seasons are tremendous, from a summer high average of 24.5c (maximums of +30c) down to a cool winter low average of minus 2c (minimums of below -4c can occur).

As you can imagine, with these changes the seasons of Autumn & Spring are fantastic.

The comfortable, traditional, 3 bedroom farmhouse cottage is located in the picturesque Barrington River Valley and just 150m from the Barrington River. This river is well know for it's canoeing, swimming, fishing and tubing activities, as well as a great location for bird & fauna watching - seeking the shy and elusive platypus is very popular.

Modern conveniences (sorry no dishwasher or clothes dryer), together with reverse cycle air-conditioning and slow combustion fire ensure your all season comfort.

We comfortably sleep 7 (2 x 2 Doubles - 3 x Singles).

Just bring your own food and drinks, remember all linen, towels and even soap are provided - with our fully equipped kitchen and laundry, what could be easier.


Mansfield has four distinct seasons with the contrasts being very spectacular.

We are just 100m above sea level

Average rainfall is 985mm (40 inches) pa

Average maximum temperature - 24.5 degrees Celsius

Average minimum temperature - 10.5 degrees Celsius

Highest temperatures occur generally in December, January & February, when average maximum is around 30 degrees Celsius (maximums of 40c+ can occur)

Lowest average minimum is around 2c occurs at the end of June (minimums of less than minus 8c can occur)

More Details

Rick & Jill Perram
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

About Rick & Jill Perram

Hello and a Warm Welcome to "Mansfield" Cottage Barrington.

We have provided Holiday Accommodation since 2002 and are very proud of the facilities that we provide for guests.

We provide Holiday Destinations in the Mountains, at the beach and by the Lake.

Hope you can stay one day soon!!!

Rick & Jill Perram purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Rick & Jill Perram chose Barrington

The "Mansfield" Property has been owned and operated by four generations of the Perram Family, originally operating as a Dairy and Beef Farm, from the 1800s.

On display at Mansfield, is a Christmas card from my Great Grandfather & Great Grandmother for Christmas 1913.

In September 2002, the Cottage was converted into Holiday Accommodation and enjoys a very successful role in the local tourism industry.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Relaxing on the front patio with a nice drop of "Red"...

Watching the beautiful sunset over the mountains

Enjoying the panoramic views of the Bucketts Mountain Range.

The sounds of the bird filled gardens...

Bird Baths full of birds...

The gurgle of your backyard river...

In the Heart of Farming Country, surrounded by Farms and Farm Animals...

Gas BBQ and dining on the verandah...

The wonders of Nature, early morning Kangaroos, Shy Platypus, Occasional Echidnas, the nesting Tawny Frogmouth, Pigmy Bats and much much more...

The beautiful peace and quiet...


Barrington Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Travel Cot available - bedding to be supplied
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 x Single Bed on enclosed verandah
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Freshwater, New South Wales, Australia

Peaceful Break

  • 5 of 5

Nice country house with rural outlook and river at bottom of paddock for swimming and floating wildlife to check out had great time 3 generations

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve, looking forward to your next stay!!!
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New South Wales, Australia

Great holiday getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great comfy cottage, fabulous location in proximity to the river and township we had a wonderful time and will definitely book again

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rachel A pleasure to have you stay, looking forward to your return. Cheers Rick
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 weeks stay at Mansfield Cottage .

It was clean and tidy.

We enjoyed the chooks and the wildlife.

We would come again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol Pleased you had a great break and yes we would love to have you stay again :)
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect for a romantic weekend

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated my 30 th with a group of girls. The river was fantastic. Water was warm for april weather.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nafiza Hope to see you again soon at Mansfield Cottage :)
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Narara, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and everything we needed was right there and available. The river was gorgeous and close. Plenty of room inside and out for a family. We went in winter and the fire was perfect and plenty of wood available. Will definitely go back one day soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Natasha Yes we would love to have you stay again. Thanks Rick
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The property manager, Rick, is wonderful person, would love to do anything for guests.

  • 5 of 5

The property manager, Rick, is wonderful person, would love to do anything for guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Roundabout Tavern
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Gloucester Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Barrington Tops Wilderness


Your Mansfield Information Pack will introduce you to the Magic of Mansfield, with details of the many scenic drives/ walks and hikes available as well as What To Do & See

Explore the Barrington Tops World Heritage Wilderness and the Gloucester Tops Waterfall Country (the water is so cold even in summer)

Wander around the historic Copeland Goldmining Village, take advantage of the Mountain Maid Goldmine Tour

Relax at the lovely local picnic spots and look outs

Close By - Horse riding, hire canoes, 4wd tours, mountain bike hire/tours, rafting (subject to high river water levels)

Bird watching in the beautiful Mansfield gardens, 2 bird baths just loved by the birds

Will you be lucky enough to see the Kangaroos, Platypus and the Echidna at Mansfield

Backyard River - fishing, swimming, tubing, canoeing, river nature walk

Table Tennis, cricket, badminton


Collect the eggs for breakfast

Cows, horses & sheep surround the cottage –

Wide open spaces, great for ball games

Bring the kids push bikes


Snow falls in 'The Barrington Tops' are historically, usually between 2 to 6 falls each season - with July the best month.

Once settled, the snow usually melts quite quickly.

New technology has been established at Mount Barrington which will give a much clearer indication if there has been snowfall then waiting for a Ranger to travel and confirm.

In regards to travelling to the snow, it is best to get to the snow as soon after snowfall as possible, roads in the National Parks are all gravel and with snow, rain and high vehicle usage they can become very muddy, icy and at times slippery.

We have accessed with a two wheel drive vehicle but it is much better / safer in a 4wd. If the road is deemed to become too dangerous the Rangers close the road, although it is still possible to walk to the snow but from memory it is about 2 to 3 kms, so warm clothes are needed.

Mount Barrington is 1,500m high so keep an eye on the forecast and when they are predicting snow down to say 1,300m there is a very good chance there will be snowfalls at Mt Barrington.

Note – snowfall does not always reach as far north as the Barringtons, even with falls down to 800m.

From Gloucester allow a good 2 hours (depending on conditions/traffic) to get to the snow areas. Google Map Polblue Crown Reserve, Barrington Tops, NSW then click "satellite" to get a birds eye view of the area.

Good Luck!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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