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Barrington River House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Views, country air, peace and quiet - get away from it all

In any season our home provides an amazing escape into the heart of rural New South Wales (less than a 3 hour drive from Sydney).

The property runs from the Bucketts Mountain range right down to the Barrington River - a hive of activity for water sports - kayakers, canoists, kids and big kids racing on inner tubes, and fishing lovers all use the river especially during the summer. The walk to the river from the house is about 500m.

Your kids will also spend a lot of time in the fully fenced salt water in ground pool - you can watch them as you laze in the sun.

Sit on our verandah, listen to the birds and enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the famous Bucketts Mountain Range. You are not too far from civilisation - just 15 minutes by car takes you into historic Gloucester with cafès, pubs, supermarkets, shops, tennis courts and parks.

We love to relax up there and we love the time away from our phones and computers - but we do have wifi and a large screen tv with foxtel just in case you need to keep in touch, want to know what’s going on in the world or just want to check the sports scores.

We have a number of activities on and off site in case you do want to keep busy:

On site - you can:

• bush walk

• fish – either in the Barrington River or in in the large dam (catch and release silver perch and bass fingerlings released in April 2017)

• swim in the salt water pool or tube down the Barrington River

Off site - within a 10 minute drive you can:

• kayak,

• canoe

• mountain bike

• white water raft

• abseil

• play tennis

• play golf

Off site - within a 30 minute drive you can:

• go horse riding on trails though the foothills of Barrington Tops on the Cobark River –fully guided horse rides through mountain trails along crystal clear mountain streams.

• hike in the Barrington Tops National Park and Gloucester Tops National Park


Our House is in Barrington, New South Wales, which is a comfortable 3 hours drive north of Sydney and under 1.5 hours drive from Newcastle.

Barrington River House sits on over 400 acres of visually stunning farmland in the Barrington River Valley, New South Wales. Built in the early 2000’s the house is modern in style yet rests harmoniously in the beautiful rural surroundings.

It is the ideal location for those seeking tranquility, peace and relaxation.


• We can sleep up to 8 guests - the House has 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds and 2 single beds) For more than 6 guests we can open an adjoining self contained suite with another queen bed and bathroom.

• Layout of house and self contained area - see the floor plan in the photos;

• Reverse cycle air-conditioning and ceiling fans in the bedrooms;

• Large screen TV with DVD player and cable television;

• Linen and guest toiletries provided;

• Slow Combustion fire in lounge room – firewood supplied during the winter months;

• Gas BBQ with hood located on covered tiled return verandah;

• Kitchen - fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, large stainless steel fridge/freezer, microwave and cooktop. and some basic provisions

• Bathrooms - The house has three bathrooms - one full bathroom with bath, shower recess and toilet, the second is with a toilet only and the third is an ensuite to the main bedroom with shower and toilet;

• Two car garage;

• Mobile phones – please note that there is very limited mobile phone access. For those who must stay within reach - free WIFI, local calls and satellite television are provided. Incoming and local phone calls included;

• Absolute privacy - you will have the place to yourselves.


We are able now able to accommodate larger families/groups of up to 14 guests with the Old Schoolmaster's Cottage on the Barrington River which is located on the same large rural property. The Cottage and House are private and separate from each other. To access the Cottage from the House you need to cross Barrington East Road and walk approximately 500m.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Barrington River House
average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews

Just beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful place to escape the city!

The house is clean and well equipped and the pool was a fantastic bonus! We all enjoyed our stay so much we didn't want to leave! The mountains as the backdrop and the cattle as your only other company, it is truly a place to relax and unwind.

The location is great. Far from any hustle and bustle but only a short drive away from a good coffee and a woolies for any necessities. There is much to explore in the area but we were happy to spend the hot days by the pool.

The property is on a working cattle farm and the shed is near the house but Paul made sure we got the privacy we wanted. Thankyou.

And it was a pleasure dealing with Jenny from start til the end which made it all the more stress free so thank you also.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this place and look forward to going back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this property. The house was extremely well stocked and comfortable with a lovely outlook over the surrounding gorgeous scenery. The swimming pool was a great asset which we made full use of in a lovely setting. The owners left lots of information regarding the surrounding towns, things to do and places to eat which made everything easy. We would definitely recommend this property for a great holiday and hope to return there again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Once again we have had the most amazing annual family get away.

Barrington River House is perfect in every way, it accommodates for everyone my 10 year old nephew love the pools, walking down to the river and dragging us up the mountain so he can ride his bike down, my parents in their 70's also love relaxing taking in the view and the ease of getting around in the level home.

We always manage to cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen and love a wine at sunset, the views are stunning.

Thanks for another wonderful holiday Jenny, we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Beaches NSW Sydney

Our stay at Barrington River Houser

  • 3 of 5

The location of the Property is excellent and the House is very nicely done & comfortable.

The only negative we had was that they didn't give us enough towels for 5 Adults which we had booked for (only 4 left) and the house hadn't been vacuumed from the previous occupants.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the location excellent and the house comfortable. I spoke to my amazing cleaners who told me that you had arrived well before the 2 pm check in and that you had sent them away before they had finished preparing the house for your arrival.
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Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Heavenly Farm Stay

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed house situated in a most idyllic location overlooking some of the most beautiful country around.

Fantastically located in absolute peace and quite. Heaven.

The swimming pool was the icing on the cake for us.

A great property for a family stay or just for two.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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How's The Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the property - relaxing and peaceful. The house was perfect and the communication from Jenny from the time we made the booking to our arrival was fantastic. While you were far enough away from civilisation you were close enough for a short trip to Gloucester if you needed anything.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

World Heritage Barrington Tops


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.