This grand estate was held by six generations of Archers from 1817 until the last heir bequeathed it – seemingly unchanged since colonial times – as a historic site in 1994. In the picturesque grounds there are seven self-contained handmade-brick cottages dating back to the 1840s, which have been carefully renovated in line with their original role as accommodation for free settlers and workers on the property. They sleep from two to six people, and each oozes history and charm, especially the fairytale Gothic-style Coachman’s Cottage. Tours of the main house are included, as are the delicious breakfast provisions delivered to your cottage. Dinner hampers can be ordered from the Servants Kitchen restaurant.
Woolmers La; (03) 6391 2230