- totally self-contained Is one of 4 cottages, provides you with an entry to an original historic Southern Highlands property and just 2 minutes drive to the centre of Bowral.
The cottage has been lovingly restored from its days as a bunk house for children when "Southdown" was run as a riding school from 1920 to 1960.
It has a queen bedroom with ensuite upstairs over looking a long pond, hedged cottage garden rooms of roses, camillias etc.
Downstairs has 2 king singles (can be made into king bed for a couple on request - $45 fee) with ensuite
There is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge / dining area with a window seat to sit and watch the colourful birdlife.
Southdown Cottage - ideal for a family or 2 couples will give you a most relaxing and memorable stay.
The Cottage is not suitable for the elderly or infirm.
A 2 day complementary basket breakfast is providced.
Wood basket for the fireplace is $35 extra

WINNER 2014 EXCELLENCE IN ACCOMMODATION - SHBAwards -set in a manicured gardened estate

The park like grounds in which Southdown Cottage sits, make your stay not just an ordinary accommodation stay but a total experience.
To stroll around these beautiful gardens is most rewarding and memorable.
The majestic 150 year old trees form the backdrop for this historic cottage.
You will find a surprise around every corner to explore. The orchard is laden with fruit during season. The stunning Highlands autum colours of red, yellow and orange and the winter tracery mark out the trees and foliage..
Spring bursts forth with the carpets of daffodils, bluebells, beds of tulips, roses, perennial borders, camellias and rododendrons.

An original Southern Highlands historic property

Southdown was the original 335 acre 1857 Burradoo property.
Late in the 1880's it was reduced to 35 acres after being cut up for the Holly Park Estate, that now forms most what we know as Burradoo today.
It had been a summer house /property for Sydney establishment and Queensland cattle property owner.
In the 1880's it was owned by Sydney MLA John Lackey and later that century was a school for girls.
During the 1920 the famous "Southdown" riding school was established and remained that way until the late 1960's.

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*** SOUTHDOWN COTTAGE*** Bowral is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picture postcard pretty cottage! Quaint English style cottage with all the home comforts and everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The loft style bedroom overlooks the beautiful gardens and the pretty pink and blossoms come right up against the window. Close enough to explore Bowral but a delight to come home to afterwards. Very homely, cosy and welcoming!
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Southdown Cottage is a unique accommodation experience. The cottage is decorated with exquisite taste and is very comfortable and warm. We loved the gardens. Southdown represents the essence of the Southern Highlands and we look forward to returning.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cottage is a little piece of paradise, we loved it!
Date published: 2008-12-18


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking

2 day complementary baskt breakfast provided
6 acre gardened estate
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Electric blankets/electric heater
High chair
Historic 1857 property
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Reverse cycle air conditioning
Romantic setting
Serviced for extended stays
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
travel cot on request - no linen provided


MID WEEK SPECIAL 3 NIGHTS PAY - $495 - $595 Mon - Thurs -2-4 people -check with owner - conditions apply - excludes last minute discount & holiday periods

Last minute deal!

Stay before 06 Dec 2014 for 5% off.

Special offer!

MID WEEK SPECIAL- 3 NIGHTS - $495- $595- Mon - Thurs --check with owner - conditions apply - excludes last minute discount & holiday periods

Property Overview

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Additional Costs
Optional costs*
wood basket $35 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.

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