Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes, the Southern Highlands captivate visitors with its serene beauty. Offering a tranquil escape from bustling city life, the area beckons travellers seeking a rejuvenating retreat. From luxurious estates to cosy cottages, the Southern Highlands boast a diverse array of stays that tap into the rich history and country charm of the region.
An iconic destination in the Southern Highlands, Bendooley Estate located in Bowral offers an exciting dining, accommodation and wedding experience. Located on the grand estate, couples and small groups can unwind in one of the luxurious cottages overlooking the lake, valleys and groomed gardens. With so much to explore within the property itself, your weekend can be spent, dining at the on-site restaurants, wine tasting in the cellar door and exploring the beautiful grounds.
Promising a luxurious and unique hotel experience in Moss Vale, this Georgian-style manor blends stunning artworks and gracious interiors with the property’s fascinating history. Offering an elevated bed and breakfast experience where guests are treated more like valued friends, Moss Manor accommodates the modern traveller, with afternoon tea on arrival, an evening wine tasting and breakfast as part of their accommodation booking. Between travelling around the picturesque countryside, the fully licenced venue encourages guests to enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea or even a light meal from the daytime menu in the quiet ambience of the dreamy glass sitting room, or outside in the lush courtyard.
An impeccably designed five-star luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Bundanoon, let your worry wash away at the secluded Osborn House. Boasting two seasonal dining options, a day spa, an indoor pool and wonderful grounds to explore, this is the luxury stay you go to when you want to retreat (or feel like you’re on an estate in the Cotswolds). With each room boasting its own unique feature, whether it’s a balcony, sunroom or glorious views of the national park, there are ample inviting spaces to sit down with a wine, a good book or a deck of cards.
Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa
Hidden away in a secluded hilltop east of Bowral sits Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa. A beautifully serene and charming boutique hotel, the luxurious rooms are surrounded by spectacular gardens boasting old English charm. Ideal for couples, spend an afternoon in the award-winning day spa and indoor pool, challenge each other to a game of tennis on the court, or spend your day relaxing on the terrace, in the restaurant or at the bar, tasting your way through the menu.
If you want to retreat to the bush but don’t want to sacrifice all the luxuries, Aruna Estate is the perfect middle ground. Offering four villas and two off-grid cabins, enjoy the fresh air and country views, while also making use of the pool, tennis court, yoga deck and outdoor fire pit. Don’t feel like cooking? Enhance your stay with special additions such as a pre-made dinner, BBQ pack, cheeseboard, ready-made cocktails and a private chef experience.
The ultimate group stay in the country, Whetheral House is stepped in Moss Vale’s rich history. Set on a private drive, the large house, sleeping up to eight, offers a slice of tranquillity. Seamlessly connecting its generous living areas with the outdoors, it’s been made to entertain, from the modern country-style kitchen and fireplace to the spectacular outdoor lounge area and firepit. Convenience is key, so if you don’t feel like cooking or are looking to explore the region, the property is near many restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, wineries and boutiques.
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