Top 10 Stayz Accommodations In Southern Highlands, Australia


About 110 kilometers (68 miles) southwest of Sydney lies the Southern Highlands, a geographical region within New South Wales in Australia. It is best known for some of the finest wines in the region so wine tasting is definitely a hit among the tourists here. Another striking feature about the Southern Highlands, sometimes referred to as simply Highlands, is the quaint provincial scenery reminiscent of an old English countryside. So while visiting the countryside, why not stay at a lovely farmhouse or country lodge to get the full experience? Below we’ve listed the top Stayz accommodations in Southern Highlands, Australia, to help pique your interest.

1. Grand countryside getaway (from USD 443)

“Eridge Lodge” is a mix of country living with grand facilities. The heritage house features three bedrooms, two of which have king-sized beds, and three ensuite bathrooms. Up to 10 people can comfortably stay at this impressive house. The kitchen also has top of the line appliances including a walk-in pantry. Options for wood fire or electric heating are both available to warm you up on cold days. If these aren’t enough, they also offer undercover parking for up to four cars!

Eridge Lodge Burradoo- Heritage Cottage central located
71 reviews
cottage 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are generous sizes
The fireplace was a real highlight
There are three comfy couches in the living room with a great fireplace (ready to light when we arrived) and a large table in the eat in kitchen so also plenty of space when it was time to socialise
With three large en-suited bedrooms (one downstairs and two upstairs) there is plenty of space to spread out
A beautiful 3 bedroom 3 en-suite house with large kitchen large dining & lounge room with a great fire Bedrooms have air con and sitting rooms Beautiful grounds and under cover parking for 4 cars
but it was well presented and clean
Not only was it picture postcard
The property was exactly as pictured only better
Jane is very helpful and responsive
we needed somewhere nice for her to get ready
What a wonderful job they did adding to and restoring the original cottage
Eridge Lodge delivered more than expected
Small minuses - wifi was useless and music system could do with up grade while Optus and Vodafone mobile & data reception poor
Eridge Lodge is a lovely property
This house has everything you need for a relaxing getaway
Eridge Lodge is so comfortable and clean and conveniently located close to shops but away from any hustle and bustle
The location is perfect - close to Bowral shops wineries and other southern highland destinations Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to take their family or friends on a weekend getaway...
Eridge Lodge oozes charm and is warm and inviting The main living area is great for relaxing reading a book or just chilling by the cosy fire
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2. Private and intimate country getaway (from USD 272)

Shed 85 is a farmhouse-turned-residence sitting atop a landscape overlooking Southern Highlands. From the outside, it looks like any other farmhouse but when you enter, it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere of any home. Much of the furniture is rustic, fitting for a countryside house. The property is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends to play and run in the vast area surrounding the house. The location is also superb, especially for bikers and hikers - natural sites such as Meryla State Forrest, Fitzroy Falls, Morton National and Kangaroo Valley are within reach.

Shed 85 - peace and privacy - pet friendly
62 reviews
farmhouse 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Having breakfast overlooking the neighbouring farm was delightful
It contained everything we needed and communication with the owners was easy
The shed had everything we could want it was warm and cosy and the beds were so comfortable Sitting outside with the fire burning with a cold beer in hand in the evenings was simply awesome
there's even a little playground and giant chess board
The accommodation is spacious tidy and warm
(we almost don't want to share it )
Nice quiet location and very clean inside Thanks for the fresh chicken eggs and lemons
beautiful decor royal doulton china
Edwina was easy to communicate with and provided us with local sightseeing ideas
Edwina and Hugh were very accommodating hosts assisting with toys for the children showing us around the property and organising interactions with animals for our 4 young children
Thanks Edwina Hugh ands the kids for making us feel so welcome Everything was great
We had a fantastic stay at Shed 85 and our hosts could not have been more welcoming
The property itself is beautiful with views from the living areas and patio and pleasant walks throughout bushland adjacent to the accomodation
The location is only 10 mins from town and 15 minutes from fitzroy falls making it convenient base for exploring the surrounding area
All of us very much enjoyed their company and lovely play area out the front of the house
and we wished we could of stayed for another night
We had a most enjoyable stay - great place for cycling (mountain biking) and
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3. Charming country cottage (from USD 170)

This simple yet attractive home is a great option for small groups or families who are seeking a quick vacation in the country. The rustic yet minimalist features of the interiors and furniture are what make it look most appealing to guests. You may feel as if you’re in one of Jane Austen’s books with this one. There are lovely paintings on the walls and several books on the shelves - a perfect country oasis!

Charming country cottage
43 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The daytime temperatures were pretty hot during our stay but with the french doors open in the evening we were able to get the cool air in and then lock it in the house during the day The light co...
The weather was windy and cold and the house fully catered for this
We love the art too
So many nice pieces to admire
We had a lovely short break in the southern highlands
Enjoyed our stay in this warm comfortable well equipped cottage in a peaceful setting
Hidden well away from the street and within easy reach of Bowral & Moss Vale
Lovely property in an ideal secluded location Most enjoyable thank you
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4. Beautiful cabin lodge on a farm (from USD 236)

This family-owned cabin is situated on a farm near Fitzroy Falls in Southern Highlands. It’s a great option for small families with children because aside from the two-bedroom and two-bathroom house, the property also offers tours of the farm. Your children can get to meet and feed the farm animals like goats, sheep, ducks and horses. Aside from the farm, other activity options include tennis, basketball, soccer, and horseback riding, so plenty of fun awaits you and your family.

The Lodge Farmstay Fitzroy Falls
199 reviews
farmhouse 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

5. Elegantly adorned accommodation (from USD 453)

This newly renovated lodge sits on over 1.0 hectare (2.5 acres) of beautiful gardens in Foxgrove, Southern Highlands. It is stunningly designed like those you see on interior design shows with a country but minimalist aesthetics accented all around the house. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house can accommodate up to ten guests! It’s also a great option for big groups who are attending an event at the nearby wedding and events venue. If you’re the bride or groom, this would be a fitting place for you to get ready for your big day!

Foxgrove - NEW LISTING
27 reviews
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
We were provided everything we needed to make our weekend enjoyable and comfortable
We were provided everything we needed to be comfortable (firewood DVDs bacon & eggs)
The house was beautifully decorated clean and organised
The property was clean and beautifully furnished
The house was beautiful and perfect for our large group
What a glorious spot Foxgrove is We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay; enjoying the wood oven at night sitting around the farmhouse table with friends and family admiring the view and ...
Foxgrove is the perfect place for a weekend escape With gorgeous outlooks onto the surrounding farms and all the comforts of home there is nothing to do but relax with family and friends
Gorgeous property in a great area
We had a perfect stay over the long weekend The house was equipped above and beyond any other place I've stayed with a great attention to detail showing care from the owners in ensuring our stay w...
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6. Luxury Southern Highlands retreat

luxury southern highlands retreat
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This lovely countryside home, nicknamed “Cordeaux Cottage”, brings with it a bit of its own history. Located in the town of Berrima, it’s one of the only surviving houses of its kind - a 19th-century-era cottage made of sandstone. It was owned by the Cordeaux family from 1818 to 1917, and a lot of the original features still remain, including a fireplace. There are, of course, modern additions to the house including kitchen appliances and entertainment modules. In addition to the house itself, guests can also roam about the property’s garden and mini-maze.

Cordeaux Farm - Luxury Southern Highlands Retreat
Berrima, NSW, AU
41 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room and a luxurious renovated bathroom
The cottage is a pretty as the pictures nicely renovated without losing the old charm
The bathroom was generous in size
The cottage is most charmingly appointed and the perfect tranquil
The cottage is easy to access although there is one sandstone step in the cottage ( beautifully worn down by the ages)
full of character clean and warm Very pretty
Fiona was very responsive to our questions and very friendly
My young girls absolutely adored their time and the host Fiona was so generous in sharing her time with them
We are most grateful to Fiona and family for the warm hospitality and for sharing their special property with us
We could not believe our luck in being welcomed to our perfect cottage getaway by our charming host Fiona
The owners are so friendly as are the beautiful horses they have
The property has a lovely peaceful serenity about itLoved Bella
country retreat Awakened by birdsong
The place needs a really good clean and a rethink in my opinion
Lovely little cottage with character however needs a lot of attention Is very drafty and very little privacy at night with the glass doors Mattresses are terribly hard and need updating Lighting th...
A lovely place to relax Quiet and tranquil
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7. Modern Scandinavian vacation home

modern scandinavian vacation home
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This modern home near the central business district of Bowral in Southern Highlands features a Scandinavian style to its interiors. The design will easily make you feel like you’re checked in at a hotel. They offer free wifi and unlimited Netflix for your entertainment needs. The house also features a designer deck with barbecue equipment, a perfect spot for you to relax. Aside from the house’s features, its location is favored by many past guests as well because it’s only five minutes away from the central area which has restaurants and shopping centers.

Bowral, NSW, AU
17 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Luxurious private historic house

Don’t be fooled by the size of this house from the outside - it looks small sitting on a vast property but inside features a whopping six bedrooms! Though originally Gothic in architectural style, it resembles colonial European styles as well, especially seen in the furniture and doorways. Aside from these, the property offers first-class hotel-like services with a masseuse, chauffeur, concierge, a private chef and a housekeeper available for the convenience of its guests.

Manor House, Moss Vale. Luxurious private historic house in an acre of gardens
28 reviews
estate 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedrooms consisting of 5 double bedrooms and 1 room with twin singles were generous in size
provided a travel cot and high chair
you feel right at home in the beautiful Southern Highlands
Four couples and a two year old Beautifully presented house with all the amenities including well equipped large kitchen and very comfortable beds Greg
Beautiful property love all the spaces the lovely books and magazines the courtyard the space for off road safe car parking the large garden great for games 1 street back from Main Str...
lots of books and comfy well decorated rooms
the fire place was put to good use
The house was lovely and perfect for us
The property is fabulous for family get togethers - definitely recommended We comfortably slept 11 adults and there was plenty of space to spread out Very close to town and pubs and clubs
the owner is very helpful
Underfloor heating was particularly welcome and
our host made sure our stay ran very smoothly; sending us very clear check in / out instructions as well as information about the local area - best coffee
what more could you ask for All the communication with Greg was a delight as he couldn't be more helpful
so the family did not need to bring these items from Melbourne which was most appreciated Greg's communication as host was always timely clear and helpful
The house is well situated within walking distance of amenities
It is conveniently located very close to the main street of Moss Vale Greg
Beautiful old house Cosy and inviting Everything you could want for a peaceful few days away from the city
The Manor House has everything Inside the house has a number of spaces for relaxation and dining
12 people in this beautiful property comfortable
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9. Luxurious country space

Not only is Millewa lavish in style, it’s incredibly big enough to accommodate 14 people! On the outside, it looks simple in design but when you enter the house, the features and accents say otherwise. Sitting on over 2 acres (0.8 hectares) of land, this luxurious property includes vast gardens, a koi pond, a tennis court, and a heated indoor swimming pool. The house itself features bespoke furniture and various paintings from local and international artists to accent the already grand ambiance.

Millewa Southern Highlands
84 reviews
House 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Well equipped kitchen reliable wifi (for the teenagers)
The design of the kitchen is such that adults can congregate for late evening chats and children watching films in the snug
Bedding was so comfortable & crispy clean
The children adored the house and facilities
12 of us girls enjoyed the spacious kitchen and the super comfy lounge with a fire
It was very clean spacious and perfect for children
The beds were clean and comfortable with plenty of pillows and extra blankets if needed Bathrooms were also spotless with plenty of hot water and lovely soft towels
safely Owners are also great with answering any questions promptly
The owners were very helpful and flexible with all our requests
all the indoor heated swimming pool
They thought they were in heaven
We were extremely comfortable and the time as always went far too quickly
The grounds were stunning and it was lovely walking around the peaceful rural streets
We were a group of mums that managed a leave pass
but we were still able to I joy the pool and games room
Those of our guests from England particularly enjoyed their stay in the Southern Highlands
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10. Lovely and quaint cottage

Another preserved cottage in the area of Southern Highlands is this lovely 1920s-era home. “Corelli Cottage” is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage that was preserved and upgraded with modern features. The cottage also features a unique underfloor heater that provides a warm atmosphere that’s helpful through the cold days. Corelli Cottage has a picturesque garden and barbecue equipment as well. It’s a perfect vacation home for families.

Corelli Cottage - pintoresca casa de 1920
59 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds are so comfortable
(8 degrees when we arrived)
(There is a sofa bed in the third bedroom)
was lovely and comfortable and kitchen was modern
It is a beautiful light filled space with great outside spaces to enjoy as well Russell
The house was spacious very clean warm and had a huge backyard
so it would have helped to have the gas heating working before we arrived as it took a while to warm up Bedding
Definitely home away from home
and I will book again when the next reunion is held
the house was well presented and has been well maintained and updated
Beautifully presented cottage with extra thoughtful touches to make our stay welcoming
The house is located in a pretty and quiet street close to shops
Location was great close to shops
It is in a fabulous position with an easy few minutes walk to the shops and cafes in Moss Vale and an easy drive into neighbouring Bowral
Location was central to everywhere we needed to go
Gardens were lovely and attracted a large range of birds
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Experience country living in Southern Highlands

Many of the houses in Southern Highlands, including those aforementioned, are preserved homes that have been adapted to provide top hospitality to its guests. You’ll get to experience what it’s like to live in a countryside setting when you stay at one of these farmhouses or cottages. They’re cozy, comfortable and charming - the qualities that would best describe life in Southern Highlands.

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