Poppy's Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast in Armidale

5 reviews (3.8)

AWARD WINNING B&B Enchanting garden + company of friendly farm animals. Enjoy private ensuite accommodation. Beautiful Gourmet breakfasts a specialty - cost included in tariff. Enjoy country hospitality at its best "warm friendly and generous".

A$150.00 - A$150.00
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
Book from A$150.00 per day Low commission
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Max. 5 guests (2 included) Min. 2 nights

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Please enter the check-in and check-out dates for your stay as well as the number of adults/children checking in. We will check the availability and confirm the total price including any applicable fees and taxes.


Poppy's Cottage, award winning B&B with wonderful breakfast included in the tariff is only 5 min from Armidal. This is the perfect stopover on the New England Highway between Sydney & Brisbane/Gold Coast - or the charming and peaceful holiday destination for that much needed "getaway-from-it-all" restful break. An unforgettable, warm, and friendly farmstyle Bed & Breakfast experience awaits you in this romantic and cosy atmosphere. Enjoy the history behind this settlers’ cottage which was built as a residence for gold miners at Hillgrove circa 1860, and transported by bullock team in 1901 to its present location when the farmhouse was built.

The charming historic farmhouse on 140 acre farm is home to our family of five, and menagerie of dogs, ducks, hens, geese, cattle and various other farmyard animals - and they are all very friendly! As well as enjoying time on the trampoline, children may like to help collect the eggs from the chicken house in the morning. We have two dogs and pet ducks in the garden so children have plenty of opportunity for an enjoyable farm experience. Also resident is a young cat with a most interesting personality. The garden of 2 acres is fully fenced.

Nestled in an enchanting cottage garden, our guests enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own separate cottage . Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom: double bed in main room, & two singles and sofa double bed in second room. A cot is also available.

The cottage is warm and snug with heating, electric blankets, fluffy doonas, and ironing utilities. There is a small refrigerator as well as tea and coffee making facilities, along with a barrel of homemade Anzac biscuits which disappear very quickly! You will find fresh flowers in the cottage, as well as extra bath towels and all linen provided. After dinner treats include English Fudge, chocolate peppermints and an opened bottle of port. There is a CD system so bring along your favourite music. There is a microwave in the cottage, and television with DVD available on request. Reading matter in the cottage is both abundant and versatile - a selection of magazines and books offering everything from Byron to "The Three Little Pigs"!

A hearty gourmet breakfast includes fresh and poached fruit, yoghurt, freshly squeezed orange juice, farm eggs and bacon, plunger coffee, Twinings Tea, home baked fresh bread, and delicious jams made from the fruit trees in the garden!  During the warmer weather, you may enjoy this, at your leisure, in the garden beneath the shade of the fruit trees.

Having enjoyed the company and hospitality of B&B's overseas, your hosts now enjoy offering the same experience to our guests in "Poppy's Cottage", (which they have been operating since 1991).

In addition to being almost adjacent to the local vineyard with its cellar door and restaurant, Poppy's location provides a convenient base to explore historic buildings, Cathedrals, University, National Parks and Waterfalls nearby in the New England area.

Poppy's Cottage is pet friendly, however please phone for requirements for your pets as they do have some restrictions. They are happy to welcome clean and well behaved dogs.


Bed & Breakfast for Double per night - $170
Twin per night - $175
1 person per night - $150
1 extra adult - $60  
  1 extra child [under 12] - $50

(10% discount applies for 7 nights or more)



Armidale with its unique blend of culture, state of the art technology, educational diversity and natural beauty is a city offering everything worth living for. Situated in the country half way between Sydney and Brisbane and only two hours from the coast, it enjoys a warm summer, tones of amber during the autumn, a crisp winter and an exhilarating spring. Resting high on the Northern Tablelands, it its the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for harmonious living for 22,000 citizens from 53 different nationalities.
Armidale's educational facilities have attracted students, academics and their families from all over the world adding a multicultural dimension to the city and events hosted by different ethnic groups add vitality, spice and colour, making life in Armidale an enriching experience.

Local Attractions:

Less than two hours drive from Armidale along sealed roads is the spectacular gorge country of the New England National Park. Included in the World Heritage List, it offers views of magnificent unspoilt wilderness as far as the eye can see. Only 15 minutes drive from Poppy's Cottage, guests may stroll along the easy walks and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Dangars Gorge. They may view spectacular lookouts as well as exploring more testing treks.

In the adjacent lane kangaroos may be seen grazing each morning. For the energetic, guests may climb the extinct volcano situated on the property, and stimulate a good appetite for their hearty Poppys Cottage breakfast. Here they can settle back under the fruit trees in an enchanting garden and enjoy the delicious meal served to them at their leisure.


  • Pets Welcome Outdoors
  • Children's Playground
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Linen supplied
  • DVD
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Ensuite
  • Baby Cot
  • Books/Magazines Supplied
  • Cooked Breakfast Provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cooking facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • In-house Movies/Videos


Location map

Check-in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00:00
Check-out: 10:00:00

Terms & conditions

Conditions of Reservation:

A 50% deposit is required to secure the dates you wish to book. The booking will be secured after payment of your deposit has been received. Please could you pay your deposit within two weeks of making a booking.

All prices are GST inclusive.

Check-in is usually anytime after 2:00pm (this is a bit flexible depending on the time previous guests depart, so please call if you would like to request an earlier check in).

Check-out by 10:30am.

Cancellations Policy:

A $30.00 handling fee is charged on all cancellations/date changes.

Refund of your deposit is subject to the cottage being re-booked for your cancelled dates. For cancellations less than 3 weeks before your booking date, the deposit may be forfeited. We will do what we can to try to rebook these dates.




The genuine warm hospitality that poppy extends to her guests.A very dog friendly place to stay



Excellent breakfast and beautiful farm setting.



We loved staying in this cute miners cottage, on the outskirts of Armidale on our way from Sydney to Byron - we felt a million miles away, out under the wide open skies but still close enough to nip into town for dinner. Our breakfast was delicious and we especially enjoyed having it served out in the garden under the shade of the fruit trees. Poppy and Jake were great hosts and made us feel very welcome - so much so we stayed on our way home too!



Excellent place to stay. Highly recommended.



The arrangement of the property is not really suitable for 2 couples. The breakfast was however fantastic

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