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About Us - Meet The Nagel's

Old Bara is a stunning property located only 25 minutes drive from the town of Mudgee and 40 minutes drive from the town of Rylstone. Whilst offering the Old Bara Farmhouse,,  we also offer our beautiful 1100 acre property to those campers looking for something a bit different.  A "slice of paradise" where we offer:  peace, privacy, security, a bit of an adventure and a 'true aussie' experience in the bush.


Perfect for those who wish to bush camp and experience  a 'true Aussie' break!

Bring your mountain bikes, walking shoes and your dog is also very welcome to join you.

Here is a little bit of information about us...The Nagel Family.



Richard Nagel was born in Sydney. He then grew up in the Queensland outback on his family’s 70,000 acre sheep and cattle property, Charlotte Plains, near Cunnamulla where he worked for 10 years a few years after finishing school.


Sally Holt was born in Canada. She then grew up in Oxfordshire, England. She worked at Collins Publishers in London before travelling the world.

Richard met Sally whilst she was travelling around Australia in 1986. They were married in Oxfordshire, England in 1987 and have two children, Benjamin (32) and Jessica (30).


The Nagel family moved to the Mudgee district 29 years ago. Having lived on two previous properties, in 2006 they moved to 'Old Bara', a picturesque 1100 acre cattle property between Mudgee and Lue.


As well as being a farmer, Richard is also a very skilled carpenter and sculptor. He produces fine and unique timber furniture as well as garden sculptures made from recycled metal. He started his furniture business in 1993, now “Nagel’s Tables & more”, where most of what he creates is made to order to suit the needs of each individual. After some winning entries his recycled metal sculptures are now becoming well recognised, this is where Richard's passion lies.  You can view some of his creations at Richard Nagel Sculptor,


Sally has been involved in the equestrian world most of her life. She was a competitor in One Day Events across the state. As a result of Sally’s near fatal horse riding accident in 1998, Sally and Richard became involved in fund raising for Careflight. They've held 3 black tie balls in Mudgee which raised over $110,000 to help keep the essential Careflight helicopters and trauma specialist doctors in the air.

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