Winter Family Farm Stays Near Sydney With A Fireplace

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Fresh air, a sky full of stars, adorable nursery animals and a crackling fireplace to keep you warm—what more could you want in a family-friendly farm stay experience? 

Jump in the car for a road trip to one of our favourite farm stay experiences with fireplaces; all just a drive away from Sydney for an awesome winter getaway.

Winter Farm Stays With A Fireplace 

1. Bilpin Country Lodge, Farmstay and Bed & Breakfast - Blue Mountains

Bilpin Country Lodge Farmstay
With a beautiful log fire, Bilpin Country Lodge is the perfect escape!

The Blue Mountains region comes alive in the colder months and Bilpin Country Lodge makes an ideal winter getaway to experience the magic. Bilpin's beautiful log fire lights up the lounge room for a toasty retreat experience throughout winter, along with a host of creature comforts including Wi-Fi, a games room and breakfast. Set on 10 acres of gardens and bushland, the farm stay surroundings offer ample space for the kids to immerse themselves in nature and outdoor play, with swimming, canoeing, hiking, a playground, and resident animals to feed and pat. The lodge is also pet friendly so you can bring your own four-legged friend.

You can book out the whole property for a big family gathering of up to 20 people, so you can curl up by the fire and make yourselves feel right at home.

Distance from Sydney: 90 Minutes


2. Peacehaven Country Cottages & Farmstay - Bulahdelah

Peacehaven Country Cottages
How's this for a bit of cosy, relaxing, winter perfection?!


A stunning self-contained country cottage retreat and farm stay on the Mid North Coast of NSW near the Myall Lakes, Forster and Barrington Tops, Peacehaven even offers free pony rides for the kids! Their Tranquility Cottage has a log fire and a spa bath with candles, an aromatic oil bubble bath and bath salts.

Distance from Sydney: 3 hours

3. Barcoos Farmstays - Bathurst

Barcoos Farmstays Bathurst
A stay at this working farm is the perfect winter activity for outdoorsy families!


Barcoos Farmstays Bathurst is a genuine working farm with merino sheep, breeding cows, working dogs, horses and ponies, alpacas to hand feed, a donkey with manners, a pig that does tricks for treats, chickens, ducks, and often poddy lambs. In winter they have a slow-combustion wood heater in the Farmhouse and an outdoor campfire area. There are loads of hands-on interactive family fun that kids will love including farm activities, pony rides and Clydesdale-horse-pulled sled. Barcoos Barn has self-contained units and a Farmhouse, plus caravan and camping facilities.

Distance from Sydney: 2+ hours

4. Mowbray Park Farmstay Holidays - Picton

Mowbray Park Farmstay
Crackling fires await at Mowbray Park—plus plenty of opportunity for fireside cooking!


At Mowbray Park, your stay includes accommodation and supervised activities plus you can access the whole farm. To keep you warm they have fireplaces in some of the buildings, combustion fires in others and the most magnificent outdoor fireplace. Activities include pony rides for the little ones, tennis, swimming, table tennis, canoeing, archery, boomerang throwing, sheep shearing (seasonal) whip cracking, campfires with damper making, farmyard activities including feeding the cattle, collecting eggs and milking the cow and feeding all manner of farmyard animals.

Distance from Sydney: 90 mins


5. Ashmar Farm Stay - Gloucester

Ashmar Farm Stay
Embrace farm living as a family at the beautiful Ashmar Farm.

You’ll have this gorgeous self-contained heritage cottage all to yourself so you can experience authentic family farm living! Get started at Ashmar Farm by milking a cow, collecting farm eggs, feeding the animals and bushwalking through the ancient cycads. During the cooler months make yourself warm in front of the crackling wood fire. For kids, there is lots to see and do at the farm, and plenty of wide-open spaces to play in. They’ll learn all about farm animals and where food comes from.

Distance from Sydney: Less than 3 hours

6. Kookaburra Cottage Farmstay - Port Stephens

Kookaburra Cottages
This Port Stephens gem will keep you busy with plenty of farm-related activities and experiences on offer. 

At Kookaburra Cottages there is a farmhouse, cottages and cabins to choose from for your overnight stay and a daily animal feeding schedule that includes cow milking and feeding of the calf and cows, a tractor ride to feed the pig, then the donkey, goats, alpacas, sheep and duck island. Their cottages offer wood fires and your own private jacuzzi bathtub. The farm is also close to beaches and tourist attractions around Port Stephens and Nelson Bay.

Distance from Sydney: 2.5+ hours

7. Ocean & Earth Farmstay - Limeburners Creek

Ocean & Earth Farmstay
Beautiful bushland surrounds and a beautiful loft-style farmhouse—what more could you want? 

Ocean & Earth Farmstay is a beautiful property surrounded by natural bushland brimming with native wildlife and friendly farm animals. The loft-style farmhouse has a huge open fireplace. You get the whole farmhouse to yourself so you can completely relax – but there are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained! While away the hours canoeing, fishing, yabbying, feeding resident farm animals such as horses, cows, alpacas and chooks, bushwalking and bird watching. Plus, there’s spectacular stargazing and a bonfire on Saturday nights!

Distance from Sydney: 2.5 hours

8. Morvern Valley Country Cottages - Bundanoon

Morvern Valley Farm Stay
Families will delight in this gorgeous cottage farm stay—with plenty of animals waiting to be met!

Morvern Valley is host-free so a whole luxurious cottage is yours! Each cottage has its own BBQ area, parking, fenced private gardens, and even its own hen house for egg-collecting fun. For warmth, you can gather around an open log fire (with sturdy safety screens) and all wood provided. Children are thrilled to meet the animals including ponies, miniature horses, donkeys, sheep, chickens, ducks, giant geese, alpacas and other farm animals who are friendly and love a pat, and to be hand-fed.

Distance from Sydney: 90 mins


9. Dusodie Holiday Farm - Dungog

Dusodie Holiday Farm
Fresh air and a bounty of country activities await at the gorgeous Dusodie Farm. 

Why we like it: Dusodie Farm is set on the banks of the Chichester River, in the foothills of the Chichester State Forest, this a true farm stay experience, with plenty of farm animals and wildlife for all to enjoy. They have a slow-combustion fire in both the self-contained cottage and the cabin that looks down to the river. You can also have campfires. A great family getaway, where parents can relax while kids enjoy the cubby, sandpit, or trampoline, hand-feeding farm animals, and the freedom of a country lifestyle. Wake to the sounds of abundant birdlife and inhale the crisp, clean country air.

Distance from Sydney: 2 hours


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