Price Morris Cottage
Experience a piece of yesteryear...
Imagine...Living in, not just viewing, this 1837 slab farm cottage built by one of Australia's early settlers, Price Morris. The newly restored, heritage listed, Price Morris Cottage is open for short breaks, weekends, and mid-week packages. Bring your family and friends, come and stay and enjoy this unique part of Australian history.
Lovingly restored to its former glory, this totally unique accommodation is self-catering and ideal for couples or a groups of friends up to 8 people.
Continental breakfast included in tariff. Breakfast basket by request (ask about our prices).
The kitchen is fully equipped with hot water service, LPG gas stove with oven, electric jug, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, radio and open log fire.
Also available for wedding ceremonies, wedding photography and film/TV productions.
Enjoy the serenity and ambience of the Macdonald Valley within 100kms of Sydney.
Brief HistoryPrice Morris was an emancipist/farmer who took up the 50 acre grant of the property in 1837. In the 1830’s the area became the home of prominent Welsh Methodist settlers and the Price Morris cottage the centre for Methodist meetings and worship. A Methodist church was built, used and still remains in St. Albans but as the generations changed and parishioners grew older the use of the cottage as a meeting place re-occurred until the late 1960’s. In one of the generations there were seven Preachers one of whom was the grandfather of the late Sir Allen Walker, founder of the Central Methodist Mission.
How To Get Here..
Travelling by car, from Sydney, to Dural – proceed to Glenorie, Maroota & Wisemans Ferry by Great North Road. Select the Webbs Creek Ferry to cross the Hawkesbury River. Turn right to St. Albans and follow the Macdonald River to St. Albans. Do NOT cross the St. Albans bridge – proceed straight ahead passing the entrance to the Court House, pass the St. Albans School of Arts, the Annexe and arrive at the entrance to Price Morris Cottage on your left. You have gone too far if you pass over the cattle grid near the remains of the stable.
Cross the Hawkesbury by the Wisemans Ferry turn left, (Settlers Rd) to St. Albans, pass Fickle Wombat café, turn left onto St. Albans bridge crossing the Macdonald River, turn right onto Upper Macdonald Rd & proceed past entrance to Court House, St. Albans School of Arts, the Annexe and on left arrive at the entrance to the Price Morris Cottage.