UNESCO World Heritage site – 1820’s family owned working farm offering accommodation, wedding and reception venues, day visits and friendly farm animals. Dating from 1824 Brickendon has been owned and farmed for over 185 years by William Archer’s direct descendants – now in their 7th generation. Established as a typical English farm – Brickendon abounds with hawthorn hedgerows, quaint little buildings and a beautiful Georgian Homestead. A visit to Brickendon will allow you to explore the historic farm village complete with its quaint gothic chapel fascinating pillar granary with its staddle stone foundations, the blacksmiths and many more wonderful buildings all dating from the early 1820’s. Home to many hundreds of assigned convicts the village was a hive of activity with bullocks and draught horses working the land to produce food for the growing colony of Van Diemen’s Land. The newly installed Convict Interpretation centre describes how the convicts came to Brickendon and their lives while working their penance. Along with Woolmers Estate – which is located only 3km away, we had more than 1000 convicts pass through the properties over a period of 20 years. Take a stroll along the Convict Walk through Brickendon to Woolmers where interpretation signs tell the story of a day in the life of the convicts. A ramble through the heritage-listed gardens that surround the Georgian Country Homestead will delight your senses. Extensive plantings of old roses, flowering & fruiting ornamentals, and unusual perennials, all enclosed by the magnificent 170 year old Oaks, Elms, & Cedars sourced from around the world. Two of the original convict cottages offer delightful accommodation with private gardens, open wood fires and antique furnishings while the rustic farm cottages constructed from recycled materials offer wood heaters and a great out look over the paddocks and river to the mountain range of Ben Lomond .