• Corona Virus. Covid-19 Policy.

    WOW – In 10 days so much has changed. Travel restrictions are now in place with a strong emphasis to stay at home unless it’s imperative. As you may know, this is a difficult time for small businesses around the…

  • Eden is Special.

    But, why is Eden Special? Eden sometimes can’t cope when things happen, sometimes it can be something that I can’t even see, but she perhaps can – or imagines she can! – Eden has made me learn so much! Pre…

  • Bathurst Farmstay

    Pull on your gumboots, the animals are waiting!  There’s eggs to collect, lambs to feed and Georgie the Pig is always happy for a treat. For horse lovers there’s led pony rides and Clydesdale cart rides around our ‘real’ working…

  • A Dog Friendly Farmstay

    As fellow animal lovers we know how disappointing (and expensive!) it is to leave your pets behind when you go on holiday. So grab that leash, because pets are also welcome at Barcoos! We’re a fully operational farm, with lots…

  • A Refresher on Farm Rules

    I know… I know… nobody likes to be bombarded by rules. However, in order to keep our humans and animals safe – there are a few things we need you to know. Please carefully read the rules, if you have…

  • A Bogan by any other name…

    What do you do when a gorgeous, wee pony comes by the name of Bogan? Truth be told, I had a little chuckle at his name – but it’s growing on me already! A 10hh Shetland Pony, he’s the newest…

  • The Story of Barcoos

    Barcoos was started 7 years ago as Barcoos Barn. After a run of very dry years in the 2000 to 2007 period things were tough on the farm, and rather than go back nursing and shift work Elaine was keen…

  • overcoming zoophobia

    Overcoming Zoophobia! ( fear of animals)

    Almost 10 years of running the Farmstay, and a lifetime of living on a farm gives Farmer Ken and I a fair bit of exposure to people that have a real fear of animals. Many folk come to the Farmstay…

  • Prudence Draft horse

    2019 Spring School Holiday Availability

    Fancy a country adventure this October Long Weekend (5th/6th Oct 2019) Wardell Farmhouse is available – Click this link webpage or email farmstaysbathurst@gmail.com to make a booking. These are the only dates left for the Spring School Holidays! Remember, all…

  • “Black Betty” – The Orphan Black Angus Heifer.

    Betty was advertised on a FB Buy, Swap and Sell site as she couldn’t stay in the backyard in Perthville village any longer! – A cute little orphan cow, at 12 months old is getting a little to big for…