The Poet’s Cottage


Sleeps up to 6 people 

2 Queen beds, 2 single beds

Linen and towels are included

Bathroom with shower, vanity basin and toilet

Gas stove with oven, kitchen equipment, fridge/freezer,

TV / DVD, BBQ, Fans, wood heater (wood supplied),

Veranda fenced off for dogs,

Outdoor fireplace

All activities


The Poets Cottage – An appealing combination of creative flair and skillful construction has gone into this spacious farm stay accommodation, an earthy and ambient building. Relax and be inspired by the natural surroundings of this homely and comfortable house. Nestled between the orchard and the lightly wooded goat run, The Poet’s Cottage is secluded and peaceful, with a private driveway and parking in the rear of the building. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining area, its open plan feel is warm and inviting. Stimulating natural timber beams and a hand crafted staircase give the living area the feel of a natural extension of the surrounding bush land.

Barkala Farm is off the grid, therefore 240V AC power to the accommodation is 100% solar-generated, cooking and hot water is powered by LPG gas, and heating is by combustion stove. There is no microwave oven or electric kettle.

Water on the farm comes mainly from rainwater tanks and is drinkable. We also use bore water in some instances. There is never an endless supply of water on the farm and we ask that guests be mindful of this and conserve as much water as posisble during their stay, particularly in the dry season.

$150 p/n per couple

$28 p/n per extra person

For Same Day Bookings: please call us on (02) 6842 2239 for directions and confirmation of your booking. Check that your GPS directions stay on the Newell Hwy until reaching the Borambitty Rd turnoff (lat/long 31°05’32″S 149°23’01″E), then follow it for 10km (there are signs) to Barkala Farmstay, home of Pilliga Pottery.
For bookings made 24 hours in advance: Please refer to the map sent to your email confirmation.

We charge a non-refundable deposit of $60 to confirm a booking in our guesthouses and accept Master card or Visa card.
If guests cancel 1 week prior to their arrival, 50% of the full amount of the booking will be charged to the credit card.
If guests cancel 24 hours prior to their arrival, the full amount of the booking will be charged to the credit card.
The non-refundable deposit can be used towards another date in the future during off peak season, this service is free of charge.