What the farm offers
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 comfortable and attractive, 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.There is a verandah at the front and a bathroom at the rear.
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.
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)
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.
Self-guided farm tour:
We can show you a walk around the farm, where you can 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.
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.
... recycled grain silos
... plantation pine wood and plywood
... mostly recycled furniture
... solar powered, connected to the grid
... energy efficient light globes
... instant gas hot water
... gas cooking
... rainwater collected in water tanks
... greywater fed subsurface to fruit trees
... composting toilet
... 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
... we trae as "Fosterton Biodynamic Farm"
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.
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.
This is held one weekend each year and features, films, music, art, food and fresh air. Details can be found on their website.
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.
2 nights = $270
3 nights = $340
mid week Monday - Thursday
2 nights = $225
3 " = $295
4 " = $360
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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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:
Arrivals .... 2pm 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.
Simon Brownbridge &
792 Fosterton Rd
Dungog NSW 2420
Ph: (02) 4992 3408
0439 709 296 (S)
0407 457 649 (L)
For the past 3 years the Silo Hut was reserved for family members living on the farm. It is now free again for farm stays, commencing March 2018.
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