Mansfield Cottage is a traditional 3 bedroom farmhouse nestled in the beautiful Barrington River Valley and situated right on the river, in the foothills to the Barrington Tops Wilderness & Gloucester Tops Waterfalls.
Located in the heart of farming country and surrounded by farms and farm animals, number of farm animals is subject to neighbouring farmers needs.
Early morning Kangaroo sightings are common, occasional sightings of the local Echidnas and seeking the shy elusive Platypus is a popular.
The beautiful gardens are a haven for local birds from beautiful Blue Wrens to the spirited Honey Eaters with Kookaburras, Magpies and Butcher Birds...watch them splash in our bird bathes...
Collecting fresh eggs for breakfast, a great treat for the kids, big ones too!!!
Bring you tube to float down the rapids or enjoy the tranquility of our swimming hole.
Will you experience a Winter Wonderland with fresh SNOW on the Barrington Tops (70 kms) and white, white frosts at the Cottage, with temperatures reaching minus 8c.
The Cottage comfortably sleeps 7 guests - 2 x Double Bed Bedrooms / 3 x Single Beds.
Reverse Cycle Airconditioning, Slow Combustion Fire, Electric Blankets & Bedroom Fans ensure your comfort.
Proudly Family Friendly, a great Getaway for Couples and a popular Girls Weekend Away!!!
Minimum stay just 2 Nights - Long Weekends 3 Nights - Christmas & Easter Breaks 4 Nights.
Mansfield is just 3 hours North of Sydney, 1 & 1/2 hours North of Newcastle, all on tar sealed roads.
We are only 70kms from the Barrington Tops World Heritage Wildernessand Gloucester Tops Waterfalls.
The property has been owned and operated by four generations of the Perram Family, originally operating as a Dairy and Beef Farm, from the 1800s. On display at Mansfield, is a Christmas card from my Great Grandfather & Great Grandmother for Christmas 1913.
In September 2002, the Cottage was converted into Holiday Accommodation and enjoys a very successful role in the local tourism industry.
Although Mansfield is just 100m above sea level, the contrasts of the seasons are tremendous, from a summer high average of 24.5c (maximums of +30c) down to a cool winter low average of minus 2c (minimums of below -4c can occur).
As you can imagine, with these changes the seasons of Autumn & Spring are fantastic.
The comfortable, traditional, 3 bedroom farmhouse cottage is located in the picturesque Barrington River Valley and just 150m from the Barrington River. This river is well know for it's canoeing, swimming, fishing and tubing activities, as well as a great location for bird & fauna watching - seeking the shy and elusive platypus is very popular.
Modern conveniences (sorry no dishwasher or clothes dryer), together with reverse cycle air-conditioning and slow combustion fire ensure your all season comfort.
We comfortably sleep 7 (2 x 2 Doubles - 3 x Singles).
Just bring your own food and drinks, remember all linen, towels and even soap are provided - with our fully equipped kitchen and laundry, what could be easier.
Mansfield has four distinct seasons with the contrasts being very spectacular.
We are just 100m above sea level
Average rainfall is 985mm (40 inches) pa
Average maximum temperature - 24.5 degrees Celsius
Average minimum temperature - 10.5 degrees Celsius
Highest temperatures occur generally in December, January & February, when average maximum is around 30 degrees Celsius (maximums of 40c+ can occur)
Lowest average minimum is around 2c occurs at the end of June (minimums of less than minus 8c can occur)