• 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…

  • 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…

  • A Girl with a Gift for Animals.

    Nathalie arrived in February 2016 to stay for 2 weeks and stayed for 5 months – she then set off to see a bit of Australia, came back again to help with school holidays in July, left again to visit…

  • A Visit to Barcoos – Choices.

    A visit to Barcoos has always been about all the interactive activities that we provide and this will continue to be our focus because this is what we love doing, however, now Barcoos also offers Accommodation Only Rates. To help with…

  • School is Back – and it’s quiet at Barcoos.

    At the end of the Christmas School Holidays February is typically quiet. Families are busy getting kids settled into school after the 6 week break. We do have two BIG weekends with the 12 hour Race at Mt Panorama, and The…