Castle Mountain is a 2000 acre [850 hectare] property on the North-West Slopes of New South Wales. The property is so named because the mountain “Castle Mountain” is located in the centre of the property and when viewed from the west the 70 metre escarpment gives the appearance of a castle on top of the mountain. 

Castle Mountain is the highest point, 757 metres, in the triangle formed by the towns of Quirindi, Wallabadah and Willow Tree, and is recorded on most good maps. We have lived here for 32 years and built our own solar powered homestead from the local cypress pine and natural rock.  We initially ran medium/fine wool merino sheep and beef cattle.  Through being a host farm for WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) we were introduced to the international backpacker market and opened our home and property as a farmstay.

We operated this for 12 years  providing budget accommodation with home-cooked meals, a comfortable bed and a real Aussie experience including horse riding, milking a cow, collecting eggs, feeding animals, spotlighting native animals, bushwalking, barbeques and playing with a pet kangaroo and emu. With our son, trained in cliff rescue and abseiling, we also  introduced rock climbing and abseiling to the list of activities.        

After being featured on the popular TV program, Getaway, we were inundated with Australian families giving children an opportunity to experience farm life paticularly close contact with animals.                                                                         

We also catered for group camps of artists, mountain bikers, bird watches and church groups.  This led to coach loads coming for lunches; trail rides for horse enthusiast; wedding and birthday celebrations; family reunions and vintage car and four wheel drive gatherings.                                                                                       

Castle Mountain is centrally located to many of the famous NSW tourist attractions being under an hour from Tamworth, the Country Music Capital of Australia and home to AELEC (Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre); 3 major water storage dams catering for fishing and water sports close by; Barrington National Park to the southeast; and the vast thoroughbred horse and wine growing industries of the Hunter Valley to the south; Warrumbungle National Park, Western Plains Zoo and Coonabarabran Siding Springs Observatory to the west; Nandewar National Park and Moree Artesian hot baths to the north and the Wild Rivers National Park and Waterfall Way east of the university city of Armidale.  As well, it is in the centre of one of the most productive beef cattle, sheep and cropping districts in Australia                                                                         

The Castle Mountain homestead is connected to NBN satellite, landline and mobile service and is a unique, solid, practical family home. It could also be run as an outdoor business venture for individuals or a syndicate-owned property catering for private adventures or corporate training for personal development - or any number of other uses. We have closed the farmstay and are planning our retirement.                                 

The Owner Builder magazine Aug/Sep 2014 edition did an article on the building of our home and it can be viewed on the following PDF file by clicking on the picture below.

Phone 0267462102  Mobiles 0403 034 546   0488 462 102  

Email  peter@castlemountain.com.au                                                                                            

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Castle Mountain  For Sale $975,000

 1000 Acres house block. Plus option 2 more lots = 2000 Acres

 

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