Lovely outdoor terrace

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $20 AUD
Weekend Price: $115 AUD / night
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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)

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Two cats, one dog, numerous horses and a small mob of cattle!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

10 Reviews

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Norma User Profile
May 2017
Pammie is a very welcoming and amiable host; this is a typical farmstay. One needs to be dog and cat friendly.

Raymond User Profile
February 2017
Always enjoy :)

M User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful place in a very nice country landscape. Very comfortable house to stay. Great hospitality from Pammie and John and the lovely dogs. Lovely breakfast on the decking under the verandah over looking beautiful landscape. Can hear coal train passing now and then in a distance but not visible. But did not bother us. a pleasant and memorable stay. Will come back again. Thanks Pammie and John.

Raymond User Profile
January 2017
Lovely place to stay

Rebecca User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful location, gorgeous house with loads of character. Hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable about the local history. Harry the dog is incredibly welcoming.

Leila User Profile
December 2016
A great place to stay in Murrurindi. Spectacular house & grounds. Good value. Lovely hosts!

Kath User Profile
December 2016
We loved our stay with Pammie and Harry the Labrador. And what a fantastic garden! We were warmly welcomed by both our hosts and look forward to another visit . Highly recommended!

Blandford, Australia · Joined in November 2013
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