Ripley winner of the Stayz National Award for 2012 in the Best Indulgence category. See

*** Our Stayz calendar is always kept up to date and accurate to the minute ***

'Ripley' was designed by famous local architect Martin O'Toole and has been featured in cover articles in several lifestyle magazines including 'House and Garden', 'Highlife' and Country Home Ideas.

'Ripley' is functional, with a mixed of contemporary and French-style features such as high ceiling, chandeliers and French recycled timber doors. The generous amounts of natural light all though the house makes it a photographers pleasure - rain or shine.

With luxurious finishes and generous living spaces surrounded by a beautiful, fully landscaped garden, the portico entrance walkway evokes the elegance and charm of a grand old French country house.

Enjoy the views of the fully landscaped garden from every room. Soak in the claw-foot bath taking in the serenity of the garden and the canary aviary. Savour the all-day-long sunny northern aspect during the day and the warmth of the large open fireplace and continuous underfloor heating on winter evenings.

The property is fully fenced with perfect lawn surrounding the living spaces - children will jump on the huge trampoline, or ride bicycles and skate boards on the drive. You can sit in the kitchen area, on the terrace and be part of the action in the garden.

'Ripley' is set on one acre and enjoys full privacy from neighboring properties. Escape to a true paradise - a lost haven of symmetry, calmness and beauty.

'Ripley' sleeps up to 18 people
~ 10 in the main House and ~ 4 in the 'Barn' plus single mattresses for an additional 4 -6 guests.
The 'Barn' must be included to cater for groups of more than 10.
'Ripley' is well suited to one or a few families, or a group of friends, but is also ideal to host a very special anniversary weekend or your bridal party.
If the Barn is not rented with the main house, it may be rented out to a separate party. ***


'Sleeping Arrangements'
Main House: 4 Bedrooms ; 5 Beds + 1 Double sofa Bed - Sleeps: 10
The Barn: 1 Queen Bedroom + 1 Double Futon Bed - Sleeps: 4
4 single mattresses can be placed in any room for additional guests.
'Bathrooms Facilities'
Main House: 3 ensuite with showers (main with claw bath), 1 guest B'room with Double Showers
The Barn: 1 bathroom with shower

LUSH KING BEDROOM - Private en-suite with claw foot bath & shower
Hypoallergenic Latex mattress
Beautiful quality bed linen
Beautiful extra soft bamboo towels
Very large room with two sofas and French doors opening to a romantic sitting area
Beautiful large en-suite with lovely view to the aviary with endlessly singing canaries

GREEN QUEEN BEDROOM Guest bathroom with double showers
Very comfortable queen bed
Lush 100% cotton linen
Two windows with hand painted shutters opening to the front garden giving plenty of light during the day and darkness for a blissful morning sleep

BLUE DOUBLE BEDROOM - Private en-suite with shower
Very comfortable latex double bed
Lush 100% cotton linen
Beautiful extra soft bamboo towels
Window with hand painted shutters opening to the front garden
NOTE: This is a children bedroom but comfortable for adults

RED TWIN BEDROOM - Private en-suite with shower
2 singles - 1 a 4 poster Chippendale style mahogany bed
Lush 100% cotton linen
Beautiful extra soft bamboo towels
2 Window with hand painted shutters opening to the front and side garden
NOTE: This is a children bedroom but comfortable for adults

4m long sofa - very comfortable
1 Double size sofa bed
Beautiful TV room
LED 32" screen TV with 3D Blue Ray player
Wide selection of reading books
Selection of boardgames

Extra accommodation upon request:
Mattresses and cot available

Fully self-contained studio with full featured kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom, slow combustion fireplace and mezzanine bedroom
1 Latex Queen bed
1 double size futon bed


Please Note: You can view the Barn - see

You will be happy to cook with all mod cons this kitchen provides. It makes cooking here as comfortable and enjoyable as it gets.

With French doors opening to the undercover BBQ and sitting area; French doors opening to the wisteria path and the fire pit; French doors opening onto the sunny terrace this kitchen is the HUB of the house.

A huge carrara marble top kitchen counter.
Round dining table seating 10 plus additional dining tables if required.
42" TV
Music speakers with iPod connector - no CD Player
Full pantry with all the oils, spices and vinegars the chef may need.
Fully equipped kitchen with cookware, cutlery and glasses enough to entertain up to 14 people.
Gas stove
Electric oven (sorry no microwave!)

LOUNGE - FIRE PLACE - Cinema Screen
Ceiling projector and home cinema screen + 100's of movies
Great Fire place
Bluray/DVD player
Two large 3.5 seater feather sofa
French doors opening unto the terrace and back garden

Large space
Washer and Drier
Door opening to covered terrace, to the front garden and to the garage with remote control garage door
Easy access to recycle bins

Covered BBQ area with table seating 4
Large sunny uncovered terrace
Round table seating 6

Huge top of the range enclosed trampoline

Apple trees
Pond with fountain
Bird cage with orange canaries
All year round cool climate fully landscape 'white and lanvander' garden including a selection of :
Roses, Camellias, Hydrangea, Wistera, Hellabore, Agapanthus, magnolias and more than one hundred white bulbs.


Ripley inhouse Chef will bring your weekend in the Southern Highland to life! We are most fortunate to have on board an excellent Inhouse dining team who offers a special 'cooked & served at home' dining service.

Our fabulous Chef creates restaurant quality 3 course delicious meal, all prepared in Ripley's kitchen. Each delicious course is elegantly served on a beautifully set table complete with fine china, silverware, glassware, linens, napkins and flowers. From $135 per person; minimum 10 guests, maximum of 60 guests. This includes all staff, setup, cleanup and all equipment hire necessary to cater for your group.

We can host intimate garden weddings in the garden surrounding Ripley for up to 60 guests.
Our service is designed to minimise the details the bride and groom need worry about, giving them a better opportunity to spend time with all their guests in Ripley - Absolutely Gorgeous. Keeping in mind that Ripley is a residential family house and not a formal functions centre, Ripley's intimate weddings are casual yet elegant with a 'Home away from Home' feel to it.

We can host a wedding ceremony with a conjunction of 2 to 3 days accommodation.
We provide all reception equipment, including catering, flower packages, celebrant and hair & makeup artist.
Please call to discuss your requirements.

As we need to be very mindful of the impact on neighbours, please be aware of Ripley's requirements in this area before choosing Ripley:

1: Any guests on the property over and above those staying must only be by prior arrangement and permission in writing from me
2: Any gathering of greater than 14 people will attract additional equipment and venue hire fees
3: Ripley has their own caterers. We do NOT allow external caterers
4: For all other external suppliers such as hair and makeup artist, photographer etc, please call to discuss.
5: For gathering above 20 guests, day events are preferable.We are however flexible depending of the nature of the event
6: All visiting guests must have departed Ripley by 11.00pm

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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Electric Gates
Fenced Yard
Free Fixed Line Internet
Free WiFi
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Separate Accommodation
Swimming Pool
Towels Supplied
Under Floor Heating
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access


Std pricing is for 8 guests - Extra Guest: $75 pp/pn & $25 per visiting guests (Infant in cot are free) Barn must be included for group over 10 The Barn & the full number of guests are charged for the full period of the booking

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $800 $2600 $4290 2 $50 $50
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $500 p/s In-House Chef $135 p/p
Cleaning Fees Ripley $300 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 8 adults. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 16 people.

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