1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Hunter
  4. Gloucester
  5. #137984

Old Schoolmaster's Cottage on the Barrington River

Cottage, Gloucester

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


The Old Schoolmaster’s Cottage on the Barrington River is nestled cosily in the picturesque Barrington River Valley. Built in the late 1800s our Cottage is one of the oldest original residences in the Barrington Valley. The Cottage’s history has been enhanced by recent renovations, which highlight its old-world charm.

The Cottage enjoys a breathtaking position right on the banks of the Barrington River with an outlook over working river flats which change colour with the seasons. Sit on the verandah, listen to sounds of the river and overlook the magnificent Bucketts Mountain Range, all of which add to the unique atmosphere of the Cottage.

Swim or go tubing down the Barrington River which is less than 100 metres away, or sit comfortably near the slow combustion fire in the winter months. All year round, the Cottage provides a unique escape into the heart of the countryside.

Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, fishing, tennis and golf are all nearby. Fifteen minutes in a car takes you to the historic Gloucester town center, with cafès, pubs, museums and parks as well as extremely friendly locals.


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

The Old Schoolmaster's Cottage is the ideal location for those seeking tranquility and relaxation. The Cottage is also ideally located for those who wish to explore the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops and Gloucester Tops to marvel at the extreme natural beauty of the area.


Bedding configuration – the Cottage has 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds in one room, the other two bedrooms each have a queen bed.

Linen and guest toiletries are provided

Slow Combustion fire in loungeroom – firewood is supplied during the winter months.

Gas BBQ with hood (located on covered return verandah)

Kitchen - fully equipped with a Miele oven and dishwasher, large fridge, microwave and cooktop. The kitchen also has some basic provisions.

Bathrooms - The cottage has two bathrooms - one full bathroom with bath, shower recess and toilet and the second is a separate toilet

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

RATES - minimum 2 nights

$180 per night up to 2 guests ($90 per person per night)

$230 per night up to 3 guests ($76 per person per night)

$280 per night up to 4 guests ($70 per person per night)

$330 per night up to 5 guests ($66 per person per night)

$380 per night up to 6 guests ($63 per person per night)


We are now able to accommodate larger families/groups of up to 14 guests using our sister property 'Barrington River House' which is located on the same large rural farm. The Cottage and House are completely separate from each other and each is extremely private. To access the Cottage from the House (and vice versa) you need to cross Barrington East Road and walk approximately 500m.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Cot Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Old Schoolmaster's Cottage on the Barrington River is rated 4.95 out of 5 by 20.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Tranquil We absolutely enjoyed our weekend at the Old Schoolmaster's Cottage - Jenny was very thoughtful in sending us Things To Do whilst we were there and touching base with us on how we were enjoying our stay. The cottage is clean, and like a home away from home, with everything you need for a perfect family getaway. The surrounding fields offer a perfect playground for the children and the short walk to the river provides a little adventure and picturesque walk for everyone. We will definitely be coming back!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tranquil and beautiful We recently spent a weekend for a mum's weekend away at the Old School Masters Cottage. The cottage is so cute and suited our group perfectly. It was clean, tidy and well appointed. Plenty of firewood made the cottage cosy on a cold winter's night. Sitting on verandah in winter sun listening to the river and enjoying the rural landscape an absolute treat for the soul. Perfect. No mobile phone range was awesome. Free Wifi provided all the communication we needed. We'll be back.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful country escape We spent four nights and did not want to leave. The house is well appointed, cosy and great for lounging in front of the fire. Very peaceful with lovely scenery, amazing mountains and the sounds of the river. We enjoyed the winter sun on the verandah watching Mum and calf and abundant bird life. It was a perfect place to really relax and get back to nature
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true rural getaway Beautiful old farmhouse, you can feel the history underfoot. Sit out on the verandah with the sound of the river, birds and cows, or take a wander down to the riverbank for extra tranquility.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful country stay We had such a relaxing weekend away, the river was magical and the cow and her calf were a definate highlight of our stay, we would love to come and stay again one day.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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