About this listing
Yaroonga which means 'my place' is known as a friendly welcoming relaxing haven by family and friends and those seeking down time in a lovely country environment - including me when I escaped back to the bush from my corporate life 20 years ago!
Welcome to Yaroonga Homestead!
Surrounded by a beautiful country garden, Yaroonga is situated on the Pages River just off the New England Highway at Blandford in Upper Hunter Country, part of the Hunter Region. It is a working horse farm where the horses train in various disciplines from equestrian to working stock horses and Light Horse activities, a few select foals are bred and horses boarded.
The Upper Hunter is the largest horse-rearing region in Australia. Blandford just north of Scone, the Horse Capital of Australia and famous for its Festival of the Horse has much to offer for anyone wanting to linger longer from outdoor activities to relaxing at one of the many charming local cafes.
Yaroonga is an historic country homestead with all its quirks and character of an old home, renovated in the late 90's to make it a comfortable, inviting home nestled in a charming rural garden. One queen room on the verandah with its own separate entrance overlooking the delightful terrace. Separate bathroom with bath in the main part of the house.
Guests have access to the living areas and family room, outside terrace and garden. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the country kitchen. Guests can go for a nice walk up the quiet country lane, down to the river or pat the horses in their paddocks.
There is ample parking for caravans and RVs if you are grey nomading and would like a night of extra comfort!
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as you would like. You are welcome to enjoy a welcoming glass of wine on the terrace. And I am happy to have a chat and provide information and history of the homestead and area or leave my guests to themselves.
Yaroonga is situated in a 40 acre rural setting on the Pages River surrounded by paddocks of grazing horses and cattle. The historic Bloomfield Homestead established in 1833 located next door is the home of the Haydon Horse Stud.
It is a easy 10 minute drive into Murrurundi which is situated on the New England Highway half an hour's drive north of Scone. A picturesque town, with a population of 1 000, it is nestled on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range. The Pages River flows through Murrurundi and provides pleasant spots for a picnic.
Murrurundi is a show case of country pursuits with dog trials, rodeos and camp draft competitions. “The King of the Ranges" is now held in February each year and brings thousands of people to town.
The Norvill Art Prize, which is the highest art prize for landscape paintings outside metropolitan areas, is held in October every second year and attracts entries from all over Australia.
Murrurundi is a delightful town to walk around – view the historic buildings, visit the Community Technology Centre and Pioneer Cottage. Paradise Park is a wonderful picnic spot! More information is available from the Visitor Information Centre situated on the Highway or go to www.upp(URL HIDDEN)
You will need a car to get around. There is ample secure parking for caravans, trailers and RVs.
Other things to note
Yaroonga is a working horse farm with a full sized dressage arena, stables and yards, many horses, a small cattle herd. Harry the very friendly Labrador/Golden Retriever and Max and Bille the resident mice traps!. Pam is a competition dressage rider and her partner Jon is a riding member of the Australian Light Horse. There is usually horse activity happening including life changing Horsanity workshops. Check to learn more.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.