Dr Crookston’s Guest House, Camden

Nestled within the grounds of a stunning 19th-century heritage-listed estate in the heart of charming Camden, Dr Crookston’s Guest House will gently transport you back in time.


Historical elegance with small-town hospitality

The stay where time stands still

From the tranquil gardens to the grandeur of the main house, a stay at Dr Crookston’s is an invitation to journey through time and relish a bygone era of splendour.

Originally built circa 1880s by the region’s founding family, The Macarthurs, our lovingly converted guest house on our classic Victorian-era estate whisks you away to a genteel time when life moved at a slower rhythm.

While the main house was once home to the town’s various doctors – most famously, Dr Crookston – the guest house was originally the cook’s quarters. Almost a century and a half later, it retains its old-world charm and classic B&B ambience while providing tasteful, modern comforts and conveniences.

With private quarters boasting elegant period details surrounded by a lush green courtyard bordered by stately Jacarandas and just a short stroll from the heart of Camden town, Dr Crookston’s perfectly captures the essence of Victorian-era elegance and Australian architectural heritage.

Whether you’re curling up with a good book in your private lounge as the winter chill sets in or unwinding with a crisp Chardonnay in the summer as the bells of St John’s chime through the courtyard, this quaint sanctuary suspended in time will enchant you. Through every season, we invite you to immerse yourself in the spirit of our little historical hideaway and the dreamy nostalgia of days gone by.

A charming, cosy cottage for two

Victorian-era elegance and excellence steeped in local heritage.

We’ve taken great care to preserve the history of Dr Crookston’s while gently incorporating all the essential comforts of a B&B retreat. Delight in the whimsical décor and character-filled space tailored for relaxation and memory-making. The bright and airy combined bedroom/sitting room features plush linens, buttery-soft couch, reading nook, and antique work desk. Your in-room serving trolley comes fully equipped with everything needed to prepare simple meals, or if you feel like indulging in local hospitality, Camden’s Argyle Street cafés and restaurants are just a short stroll away.

2 guests

1 bedroom with queen bed


Renovated bathroom with walk-in shower

Bar fridge

Washing machine & dryer


Kettle with tea & coffee


Smart TV & sound system

Work desk

Split-cycle air conditioning/heating

Private entrance


100m walk to town

Linen & towels provided

Come on in, take a peek for yourself

Discover the quaint town that history built

Take advantage of Dr Crookston’sprime location in the heart of the colonial township of Camden, the rural heart of the Macarthur Region and the birthplace ofthe Australian wool, wheat and wine industries.

Meander down the street to check out the town’s specialty boutiques, antique and homewares shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs, set within gorgeous green spaces and heritage buildings.

Consider yourself a history buff? Don’t miss the chance to visit Camden Museum to immerse yourself in the area’s rich local colonial past. And if you love genuine, home-grown farmer’s markets, you can’t go past the Camden Fresh Produce Market held every Saturday morning.

Once you’ve explored the treasures of Argyle Street, meander back to Dr Crookston’s and inquire with us about taking a special tour of the charming main home for a peek into a treasured piece of Camden’s past and the people who walked its hallways. A haven for artists, the estate hosted Archibald Prize winners Sir William Dobell and Arthur Murch in their time, as well as many notable members of Sydney’s high society from the 1920s to 1950s. (And while you’re there, ask about our bespoke themed events held throughout the year!).

Stories from Dr Crookston’s

Wonderful stay

Lovely old heritage home which has been tastefully redecorated. Everything was pristine, and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Heating and a comfortable duvet made it very cosy on cold nights. Camden is magical, and I recommend this gorgeous cottage. Don’t forget to ask about the history of the wonderful home and the whole area!


Wish our stay was longer

From the moment we booked, the communication was great, and when we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome. The home was very easy to find, clean, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. We loved looking through the book showing the history of Camden and its surrounds, and the sound of the church bell was just beautiful. Easy walking distance to the Main Street, which offers many dining options. Lovely home and grounds; would definitely stay again.

Cherrie & Trevor

Five stars

Fantastic place and location, a stone’s throw from cafes, bars, and lovely walks. Couldn’t recommend the stay and location enough!


Would definately recommend

Loved the place! I felt blessed to have this unique opportunity to stay in a beautifully maintained, heritage-listed estate, which also happens to be within walking distance of the town’s centre.


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