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.
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 - quaint 1920's cottage
Top guest reviewsThe 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 modernIt is a beautiful light filled space with great outside spaces to enjoy as well RussellThe house was spacious very clean warm and had a huge backyard
Host:so it would have helped to have the gas heating working before we arrived as it took a while to warm up BeddingDefinitely home away from homeand I will book again when the next reunion is heldthe house was well presented and has been well maintained and updatedBeautifully presented cottage with extra thoughtful touches to make our stay welcomingRead more reviewsThe house is located in a pretty and quiet street close to shopsLocation was great close to shopsIt 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 BowralLocation was central to everywhere we needed to goGardens were lovely and attracted a large range of birds
“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
Top guest reviewsThe beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are generous sizesThe fireplace was a real highlightThere 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 socialiseWith three large en-suited bedrooms (one downstairs and two upstairs) there is plenty of space to spread outA 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 carsbut it was well presented and cleanNot only was it picture postcardThe property was exactly as pictured only better
Host:Jane is very helpful and responsivewe needed somewhere nice for her to get readyWhat a wonderful job they did adding to and restoring the original cottageEridge Lodge delivered more than expectedSmall minuses - wifi was useless and music system could do with up grade while Optus and Vodafone mobile & data reception poorRead more reviewsEridge Lodge is a lovely propertyThis house has everything you need for a relaxing getawayEridge Lodge is so comfortable and clean and conveniently located close to shops but away from any hustle and bustleThe 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
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
Top guest reviewsHaving breakfast overlooking the neighbouring farm was delightfulIt contained everything we needed and communication with the owners was easyThe 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 awesomethere's even a little playground and giant chess boardThe 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
Host:beautiful decor royal doulton chinaEdwina was easy to communicate with and provided us with local sightseeing ideasEdwina 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 childrenThanks Edwina Hugh ands the kids for making us feel so welcome Everything was greatWe had a fantastic stay at Shed 85 and our hosts could not have been more welcomingRead more reviewsThe property itself is beautiful with views from the living areas and patio and pleasant walks throughout bushland adjacent to the accomodationThe location is only 10 mins from town and 15 minutes from fitzroy falls making it convenient base for exploring the surrounding areaAll of us very much enjoyed their company and lovely play area out the front of the houseand we wished we could of stayed for another nightWe had a most enjoyable stay - great place for cycling (mountain biking) and
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
Top guest reviewsWell 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 snugBedding was so comfortable & crispy cleanThe children adored the house and facilities12 of us girls enjoyed the spacious kitchen and the super comfy lounge with a fireIt was very clean spacious and perfect for childrenThe 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
Host:safely Owners are also great with answering any questions promptlyThe owners were very helpful and flexible with all our requestsall the indoor heated swimming poolThey thought they were in heavenWe were extremely comfortable and the time as always went far too quicklyRead more reviewsThe grounds were stunning and it was lovely walking around the peaceful rural streetsWe were a group of mums that managed a leave passbut we were still able to I joy the pool and games roomThose of our guests from England particularly enjoyed their stay in the Southern Highlands
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
Top guest reviewsThe 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
Host:We love the art tooSo many nice pieces to admireWe had a lovely short break in the southern highlandsEnjoyed our stay in this warm comfortable well equipped cottage in a peaceful settingRead more reviewsHidden well away from the street and within easy reach of Bowral & Moss ValeLovely property in an ideal secluded location Most enjoyable thank you
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 with daily farm tours
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
Top guest reviewsWe were provided everything we needed to make our weekend enjoyable and comfortableWe were provided everything we needed to be comfortable (firewood DVDs bacon & eggs)The house was beautifully decorated clean and organisedThe property was clean and beautifully furnishedThe house was beautiful and perfect for our large group
Host: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 friendsRead more reviewsGorgeous property in a great areaWe 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...
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 RetreatBerrima, NSW, AU
Top guest reviewsPlenty of room and a luxurious renovated bathroomThe cottage is a pretty as the pictures nicely renovated without losing the old charmThe bathroom was generous in sizeThe cottage is most charmingly appointed and the perfect tranquilThe 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
Host:Fiona was very responsive to our questions and very friendlyMy young girls absolutely adored their time and the host Fiona was so generous in sharing her time with themWe are most grateful to Fiona and family for the warm hospitality and for sharing their special property with usWe could not believe our luck in being welcomed to our perfect cottage getaway by our charming host FionaThe owners are so friendly as are the beautiful horses they haveRead more reviewsThe property has a lovely peaceful serenity about itLoved Bellacountry retreat Awakened by birdsongThe place needs a really good clean and a rethink in my opinionLovely 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
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.
DEAR HAUS - CLOSE TO BOWRAL CBDBowral, NSW, AU
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
Top guest reviewsThe bedrooms consisting of 5 double bedrooms and 1 room with twin singles were generous in sizeprovided a travel cot and high chairyou feel right at home in the beautiful Southern HighlandsFour couples and a two year old Beautifully presented house with all the amenities including well equipped large kitchen and very comfortable beds GregBeautiful 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 roomsthe fire place was put to good useThe house was lovely and perfect for usThe 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
Host:the owner is very helpfulUnderfloor heating was particularly welcome andour 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 coffeewhat more could you ask for All the communication with Greg was a delight as he couldn't be more helpfulso 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 helpfulRead more reviewsThe house is well situated within walking distance of amenitiesIt is conveniently located very close to the main street of Moss Vale GregBeautiful old house Cosy and inviting Everything you could want for a peaceful few days away from the cityThe Manor House has everything Inside the house has a number of spaces for relaxation and dining12 people in this beautiful property comfortable
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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