The Studio

Farmstay Accommodation

We offer you 6 types of accommodations. Choose the one that best suits what you are looking for.

Pilliga Pottery

Barkala Farm is the home of Pilliga Pottery,  creators of unique pottery featuring Australian native flora and fauna.

Blue Wren Cafe


The Blue Wren Cafe serves delicious home made foods.  The taste and the atmosphere will keep you coming back for more.

Event Location

Barkala Farm has the space, scenery and accommodation to make your event a hit.

Know more about our Farmstay


  • positive review  Was one of the best family experiences we have had in a long time was great family fun food was great the pottery classes for my kids and ourselves was great and all the activities available was great it is definitely a hidden gem we recommend it to everyone large groups or small it’s a must do family place for short or long stays💖💖💖💖💖 friendliest staff ever

    Corrie Daniel Bone Avatar Corrie Daniel Bone
    March 14, 2019

    positive review  An excellent and magical place to visit!

    Graeme Compton Avatar Graeme Compton
    January 14, 2019

    positive review  Such a treasure! - warm & welcoming hospitality. Highly recommend 😃

    Gambirra Illume Avatar Gambirra Illume
    November 6, 2018

    positive review  Fifth visit to the pottery and, like the other four times, incredibly relaxing and memorable! Very comfortable accommodation, and TOTALLY yummy food. The country breakfast and/or the omelette are great ways to start the day. The pizzas or the sausages and sauerkraut are amazing dinners. The warmth of the welcoming by Maria and the family and staff always makes you feel special and they couldn’t be more helpful. Nothing is too much trouble!! And then there is the creative beauty of all the different pieces of pottery!! Combining amazing art and user friendly functionality, there is definitely something for everyone!! I now am the proud owner of seven pieces!!! And various family and close friends have also received pieces as gifts. This place has become a precious place for relaxing and re-creating! Do yourself a favour!!!

    Andrew James Watters Avatar Andrew James Watters
    September 30, 2018
  • positive review  Amazing pottery, and very nice "bit different" meals. Stopped for "30min", left about 2hrs later..

    Phil Spencer Avatar Phil Spencer
    September 7, 2018

    positive review  Fabulous place to visit/stay - unique and beautiful pottery, excellent food and coffee and all in the rich and varied Pilliga. Do yourself a favour and get out there!

    Tim Weston Avatar Tim Weston
    September 3, 2018

    5 star review  One of my favorite places in the world. Just magical!

    Larissa Walker Avatar Larissa Walker
    July 9, 2018

    5 star review  Fabulous Pilliga Pottery and adjacent comfy Barkala farmstay accommodation, lovely caring hosts, beautiful quiet setting with clean air, bush walks and farm animals! What more could anyone wish for! Visit and support this great pottery and farmstay venture!

    Phil Bradley Avatar Phil Bradley
    June 24, 2018
  • 5 star review  popped in for a cuppa and to visit the pottery and ended up staying 2 nights. Beautiful people and beautiful country.

    Spencer Shaw Avatar Spencer Shaw
    April 24, 2018

    5 star review  I have been going there for years and watch it grow.

    Phillip Ryan Avatar Phillip Ryan
    April 23, 2018

    4 star review  Great place so good to see them going well out in the bush �great food all day long and lots to see and do if u want to or just sit around and enjoy the atmosphere ���

    Bernadette Hamblin Avatar Bernadette Hamblin
    April 22, 2018

    5 star review  Awesome coffee pizza and food bonus talented potters...

    Mary King Avatar Mary King
    April 19, 2018
  • 4 star review  We spent the Easter weekend at Poets Cottage and it was absolutely beautiful horse riding, bush walking, feeding farm animals and pottery classes, the whole family had a wonderful time, the staff were so friendly and willing to help! Great Food! We are are talking about when we can come back. Thank you to you all that helped make our holiday wonderful!

    Barbara Williams Avatar Barbara Williams
    April 3, 2018

    5 star review  We have just spent the Easter long weekend camping here and loved every moment. There were so many things on offer and the kids had a great time feeding the chickens and horses in between swims in the pool. It was very peaceful and relaxing and I loved that there was no phone service so could unplug and forget about everything for a few days as well as bring our dogs with us. The ice cream was amazing and next time we will have to try the wood fired pizza. I have heard it is amazing though we had packed so much food we didn’t get a chance to try it this time. We will be back again soon �

    Alana Hunter Avatar Alana Hunter
    April 2, 2018

    5 star review  Fantastic peaceful and interesting farm stay. We camped here for 4 nights and we loved it ! Kids loved all the activites from the free clay play to the animals, there are interesting things dotted all around the gardens and plenty for kids to explore. The swimming pool was a welcomed addition. Cafe serves really nice coffee and ice cream. We didnt have wood fired pizza as we bought plenty of food but we wish we had of tried them as many people said they were delicious. Very worth the 10km drive out there. Such a beautiful spot to sit and relax. We will be back!

    Leah Rigby Avatar Leah Rigby
    April 2, 2018

    5 star review  the most tranquil and beautiful place....awesome pottery handmade by the most talented artists who you could chat with and have a guided tour through the workshop.....sooo inspiring

    Debbie Mercer Avatar Debbie Mercer
    March 10, 2018

Friends of Barkala Farmstay

The Farmhouse - Barkala Farm

Outback Beds

Eagle Valley - Barkala Farm

Coonabarabran Visitor Centre

The Studio - Barkala Farm

Bare Nature’skin

Astronomy Capital of Australia

Astronomy Capital of Australia

The Old Schoolhouse

Sculptures in the Scrub

National Park

Warrumbungle National Park