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What the farm offers

Eco points

Local attractions

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Eco accommodation - silo hut

Image The Silo Hut provides fully self-contained accommodation for 2 adults. The two grain silos belonging to the original dairy have been beautifully converted to a farmstay by our local builder Mark De Hoogh. The crafted interior is artistic and comfortable, comprises two tall, round rooms with peaked ceilings, a bathroom and a verandah. The walls and ceilings are made from plywood and there are plantation pine wooden floors. The Silo Hut is elevated and provides picturesque views of the valley, the river flats and hills. One silo is a bedroom / living area and the other silo is the kitchen.




Facilities

TV/DVD Player, CD Player with MP3 connection, fans (including one ceiling fan), heaters, kitchen facilities including 2 sinks, gas cooktop and refrigerator, small collection of magazines, books, CDs and DVDs.

What the farm offers

Image Fosterton Farm Biodynamic is a productive farm with beef cattle, chooks, bees, vegetables and hay. We also have our biodynamic bakery and stoneground flour mill on the farm. (Fosterton Farm Bakery)

Food:
We supply ingredients for a continental breakfast each morning, including our bread and delicious ground coffee and tea.

You can also purchase fresh biodynamic bread, pastries, flour, eggs, beef and seasonal produce when you stay. However, best to enquire about availability before you arrive.

Guided farm tour:
We can take you for a walk around the farm, look at the biodynamic method of agriculture being practised, the planting of native tree belts and the environmentally sustainable practices we've employed for energy, sewerage and water supplies.

Activities:
Bike riding, walking, birdwatching, observing the Australian wildlife, fishing, swimming, paddling down the river on lilos (air beds).... or just relaxing with your feet up, soaking in the beautiful environment.

Eco points

Image Materials
... recycled grain silos
... plantation pine wood and plywood
... mostly recycled furniture

Energy
... solar powered, connected to the grid
... energy efficient light globes
... instant gas hot water
... gas cooking

Water
... rainwater collected in water tanks
... greywater fed subsurface to fruit trees

Sewerage
... composting toilet

Farm practices
... sustainable farming using biodynamic methods of agriculture, which
includes treating the land and the animals naturally
... planting tree belts to provide shelter and a wildlife corridor
... Fosterton Farm, trading as Land S Partners, is Certified Biodynamic
by Australian Certified Organic

Local attractions

Image Williams River
One of the Hunter regions most pristine rivers, with crystal clear water supporting a wide range of native fish, flora and fauna. It is also the source of much pleasure for us all, whether relaxing by the river, swimming, fishing or canoeing.

Barrington Tops
Dungog is the gateway to the Barrington Tops and includes World Heritage listed natural forest of great beauty. There are picnic areas, walking tracks, cycling tracks and drives.

Pedalfest - Fosterton Loop Road
This is a beautiful, relatively quiet road where you can walk or cycle in peace, enjoying the countryside. It is one of the main cycle tracks in the Dungog Pedalfest which is held each year in spring.

Dungog Festival
This is held one weekend each year and features, films, music, art, food and fresh air. Details can be found on their website.

Dungog
Historic Dungog is a quiet town settled in the hills with several cafes, antique stores, two art galleries and the oldest cinema in Australia and a craft brewery. There is also a Museum run by Dungog Historical Society. Shops include clothing, groceries, secondhand books, video store, chemist, hardware, a newsagency and a Supa IGA.

Rates

Image weekends
2 nights = $270
3 nights = $340

mid week Monday - Thursday
2 nights = $225
3 " = $295
4 " = $360

full week
7 days = $460

(1 night = $170 last minute only, if available)

**** $25 reduction per stay ...if you bring your own sheets and towels!


(All prices are inclusive of GST)


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Bookings

Image Phone : (02) 4992 3408 to book your stay

To confirm a booking a 50% deposit is required.

Minimum cancellation notice is 21 days.
There is a cancellation/change of date fee of $50.
If the Silo Hut is rebooked ... there will be a full refund, less the cancellation fee of $50.

Methods of Payment:
...Cheque
...Cash
...Direct Deposit

Arrivals / Departures

Arrivals .... 1pm or after

Departures ... 10am or before

If you would like to arrive or leave outside these times, let us know. It may be possible to change, depending on bookings, etc.

Contact

Simon Brownbridge &
Loo Boothroyd
792 Fosterton Rd
Dungog NSW 2420

Ph: (02) 4992 3408
Mobiles:
0439 709 296 (S)
0407 457 649 (L)

Email: info@fostertonfarm.com.au

Website: www.fostertonfarm.com.au

News

Silo Hut now home for our family

The Silo Hut is currently reserved for family members living on the farm.

Good nutrition supports change for the better.