**We are also proud WINNERS of the 2012 Greater Sydney Tourism Award for Regional Champion**
* The house was also featured on the STAYZ 2012 television commercial campaign on The Morning Show on Channel 7.
There's a place on Sydney's doorstep, in the upper Hawkesbury Valley, that you've probably never heard of. A little pocket of paradise, so beautiful, that the locals have been keeping it a secret. That little secret is Cornwallis, and it's only four minutes drive from Windsor. It's here in this picturesque place, hidden among the orange groves on the banks of the Hawkesbury River where you will find Cornwallis House, a luxurious holiday home, ideal for those looking to find the perfect escape.

WHILE STAYING AT CORNWALLIS HOUSE you cant help but be absorbed by the tranquillity of the river and the surrounding farms. Cornwallis House is grand and charming, blending with its surroundings perfectly. The interior is contemporary and stylish, creating an atmosphere of elegant comfort and total relaxation.

Guest are free to do as little, or as much, as they like. You are welcome to wander through the orchard picking fruit straight from the trees (in season), take a pushbike ride along the country lanes, explore the river or do some fishing in the dinghy, go for a walk, play a game of volleyball or croquet on the expansive lawns, or explore the many attractions of the area.
The afternoon is the perfect time to doze in the hammocks on the massive wraparound undercover verandah or to take in the best views in the Hawkesbury while soaking in the Jacuzzi.

Cornwallis House was built with entertaining in mind and is perfect for small groups who like to spend quality time together relaxing with a few drinks over long lazy meals. You and your friends and family will marvel at the spectacular sunsets, whilst enjoying the space and privacy on the verandah overlooking the fragrant orchard and tranquil river.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY, somewhere truly unique, where you can celebrate milestones in your lives, or maybe you are just in need of a short break in the countryside but want to stay close to the city, then come and find our little secret. Discover Cornwallis House for yourself.
Cornwallis House is exclusive and private, hidden amongst an orange orchard, down a quiet country lane with no through traffic. The surrounding area is a flat rural picturesque patchwork of citrus orchards and small agricultural farms.

The river is relatively narrow and shallow at Cornwallis, resulting in a low speed limit for boats, meaning that instead of hearing the roar of power boats and jetskis you will hear more gentle sounds like the hum of a water pump, the chug of a tractor, and the chirping of the prolific birdlife. This part of the river is enjoyed by slower and quieter vessels such as "tinnies", canoes and kayaks.

Did we mention the uninterrupted 360 degree VIEWS? They are the WOW factor! The house is surrounded by views that will mesmerise you from the minute you arrive till the minute you leave. You'll feel like you're way out in the country, yet you're only an hour from the city centre.


* Cornwallis House is a newly built two storey Queenslander style house which has been purposely designed to meet the needs of small groups .

* Approx 80 Acres of orange orchard surround the house. One of the highlights of your stay will be picking the fruit from the trees to make fresh juice for breakfast (in season May-Sept).

* 4 large BEDROOMS, each with their own private en suite bathrooms, sleeping 8 people comfortably. All with views and all with French doors opening out on to the verandahs.

*3 x King size beds upstairs and 1 x Queen size bed downstairs. The beds are super comfortable and come fully made up with top quality linen.

*For families or groups that require separate beds - each of the 3 king size beds upstairs can be split into 2 x long single twin beds on request.

* Extra guests (maximum of 4) can be accommodated on top quality deluxe airbeds (on an air base) which are available at an additional cost and include the bed linen. .

* Loads of space and privacy. The house is on acreage - you don't share it with anyone else and the neighbours are not too close.

* Massive wraparound under cover verandahs, including an extended verandah for dining and entertaining, doubles the available living space, and offers the opportunity to be outside just about all year round.

* Superbly equipped gourmet kitchen,(including coffee machine), which is the focal point of the house and the place where everyone tends to gather. The kitchen is for people who like to cook (or at least have the option to cook if they want to). You won't need to bring any cooking equipment with you as the kitchen comes completely fitted out with everything you are ever likely to need to cook up a storm, should you wish.

* For those who enjoy soaking in a hot tub we have a 6 person outdoor jacuzzi situated on its own mezzanine deck overlooking the river (we supply the pool towels). Taking in the sunset and stargazing from the jucuzzi on a clear night makes for a memorable stay.

* When you want to escape for a snooze, or a quite read there's no more tranquil place to do so than in one of our 4 extra large family size hammocks located on each corner of the upstairs verandah. The kids love the hammocks too.

* Plenty of off street parking for your whole group.

* On the days when the weather is not so good you'll find shelves of new paperback novels, stacks of magazines, over 160 DVDs to watch or CD's to listen to, a Wii games console with adult & childrens games, as well as a large variety of new board games & card games to play, complete with a poker set.

* For those who like their music we have a stereo with an Ipod.Ipad dock as well as indoor & outdoor speakers on the verandah.

* You'll find the outdoor fire pit is great on those nights when you feel like sitting outside downstairs on the lawn around a blazing fire, toasting marshmellows and enjoying the company of your friends and family. Many of our guests also like to light the fire on a warm sunny Sunday morning and sit around it with a coffee while they read the Sunday papers in peace and quiet.

* When you're feeling active we have 8 adult and 2 childrens bikes (with helmets). You can choose to go for a ride along the country lanes exploring the Cornwallis "lowlands" area, or you could go for a nice flat ride into town (Windsor) along a new bike path, where you'll find an ice cream shop, an old fashioned lolly shop plus lots of cafes, restarants, pizzerias, pubs, and shops.

* For those who fancy a spot of fishing or puttering about on the water we have a small 4 person dinghy with outboard motor. Locally the river is known to be good for bass fishing.

* To keep cool in summer the house has full central air conditioning and also has remote control ceiling fans in every room.

* In winter you'll be warm, snug and cozy with central heating, a gas log fireplace, heated bathroom floors and heated towel rails.

* To keep the kids occupied we have a small cubby house, acres of grounds and lawn for outdoor games such as cricket, soccer, croquet and boules, an orchard full of orange trees to pick the fruit from (in season), and in summer we have an inflatable water slide for the littlies (see image in the photo gallery) and two "slip n slides". We also have loads of childrens DVDs and board games.




Our proximity to the city means it is easily accessible for weekend stays. You can be at Cornwallis in a ONE HOUR DRIVE from just about anywhere in Sydney.

So, instead of checking out at 11:00 a.m., on Sunday mornings as you would with most other accommodation properties, why not STRETCH YOUR BREAK FURTHER in the Hawkesbury by staying until LATE on your last night, or better still, have an EXTRA NIGHT and check out the Monday morning AT NO EXTRA COST (subject to availability at the time). We call this our LAZY LATE CHECK OUT Stay 3/Pay 2 special offer.

For a limited time we are including breakfast provisions in our rate, to co-incide with the Stay 3/Pay 2 nights special.

Uncover the secrets of the Hawkesbury by actively exploring its diverse attractions. Stay longer and you will be rewarded with a wealth of new experiences.


PAMPER TREATMENTS: For the girls - relax while our friendly team of beauty/ pamper professionals come to you at the house for a fun morning or afternoon of indulgence. Whether it's an aromatherapy massage, a deluxe facial, or simply a manicure, pedicure, tinting or waxing, this is a great way to take time out for yourselves for a change, without having to leave the house.

PRIVATE CHEF: Want to have a special lunch or dinner but don't want to worry about cooking or drinking and driving? We have a friendly partnership of chefs who will come to the house and create a memorable culinary experience just for your group. We can offer a range of ideas featuring menus based on fresh seasonal local produce.


We allow guests to hold small intimate day tme garden weddings at the property, Maximum numbers and other strict conditions apply. There is a Venue Fee - price on application.


- Cornwallis House has a NO SMOKING policy (inside the house)..
- Due to the lack of fencing the property is not suitable for pets.
- We don't accept bookings for "bucks" weekends.
- There is river access for watercraft that can be carried (such as canoes, kayaks and dinghys), however due to the steep site it can't be used as a boat ramp for cars with boat trailers. .

Cornwallis House has recently been assessed and awarded a 4 & 1/2 star rating by AAA TOURISM , an independent national tourism accreditation program used by the state motoring associations such as NRMA, RACQ, RACV and so on.

We have also sought and achieved the TQUAL Tick, a government run tourism accreditation program which offers the travelling public a guarantee that they are using an officially approved Quality Assured tourism business operating at best practice level to specific standards.

We are also proud members of HHART ( Hills Hawkesbury And Riverlands Tourism) our local regional tourism association.
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Cornwallis House is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bridal treat! Cornwallis House is special! We spent a wonderfully relaxed weekend here for our daughter's wedding, which was held in the district. We stayed at Cornwallis House along with the bride and her 5 bridesmaids. We loved that we were in a private idyllic setting, away from the other guests who were mostly staying locally in hotels. The home is luxurious and extremely comfortable. It has superbly spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as beautifully appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. The setting is stunning. We and our guests especially loved the huge decks surrounding the home, which overlook the beautiful Hawkesbury river and the orange orchards. The hairdressers and makeup artists who came to the home on the day of the wedding, loved it too! It was a perfect respite for us and the girls over the period of the wedding. Our hosts Alannah and Angelo thoroughly spoilt us with a wonderfully stocked pantry, and with every imaginable comfort. They have thought of everything! We hope to return for a totally relaxed stay soon!
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I can not thank Alannah and Angelo enough for sharing their amazing home with us! Dealing with the Santangelo's has been nothing short of a pleasure! Both lovely helpful people, which is reflected entirely through their management of Cornwallis House and the great detail they went to, to ensure we had a wonderful stay. Not just the chocolates and note we found on arrival, but the flowers on the table, the helpful local information, and all round wiliness to provide an excellent holiday, made Cornwallis House our new number one relaxation destination. Thank you Alannah and Angelo!
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property and hospitality Our stay was amazing, the house is perfect. The service was fantastic, the breakfast supplies provided were more than anyone expected. I wouldn't change anythign about the house, we had such a plesent stay.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the Best! The most amazingly equipped house we have stayed in. Beautiful location - well maintained. So much to do - spa, cycling, fruit picking, copious amounts of dvdS. Thanks Alanna for the great help in finding restaurants for us and outside catering. Just brilliant! We will be back.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Great way to start the Christmas break! All aspects of the home has been thought of from - the amazing bathrooms to all the kitchen appliances you could ever need. The house, the view and the river - the kids and adults alike had a great time.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing property! We really enjoyed our stay at the Cornwallis house. From amazing views, jacuzzi, to four large bedrooms, each with their own ensuite, to a fully equipped kitchen with every appliance that you can think of, we could not fault a single thing! The house was very clean and tidy. Perfect for a relaxing getaway, we will definitely be returning in the near future. Also, it was a pleasure dealing with Angelo and Allanah.   
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful well stocked house! What can I say? this place is amazing, the owner met us on our arrival and what a welcome! The most well stocked house, with everything from fresh oranges to make juice in the morning, a games room, plenty of books and  bikes for us all to ride into the markets on a Sunday. The spa is easy to use and the scenery is beautiful. For four couples, having a bathroom each was wonderful too! I genuinely couldn't recommend this place any higher. We will be back!! Thank you! 
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxurious, tranquil and 5 star accommodation. Most amazing accommodation with all the luxury fittings and more.  Real 5 star accommodation with everything included.  The views and peace were added bonuses. We loved the bikes as an inclusion for a ride to town. But the house and surrounding orchards were breathtaking.  We picked the oranges straight from the trees for breakfast; arranged for massages in the afternoon and sat and drank champagne in the spa.  Just the most luxurious house ever, and we book luxury accommodation each year.  This is the best one yet.  What's more the added value of extra night was another bonus.  
Date published: 2013-12-20


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

4 king size hammocks
6 person outdoor SPA
Bikes & Dinghy
Clothes dryer
Conference Facilities
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Free WiFi
Free wireless broadband
Full Size Table Tennis
Full mobile phone reception and Broadband
Gas Fireplace, Central Heating & Under Floor Heating
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
River access for canoes and dinghys
Towels Supplied
Video Games
Volleyball, croquet, boccee
Washing Machine


Prices shown are total for the whole house (4 x bedrooms) for up to 8 people. MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS. *Please note a surcharge and change in minimum stay requirements apply to public holidays and long weekends. *Midweek rate = per night *Fri & Sat rate = total for 2 nights

Special offer!

*BONUS NIGHT OFFER: Enjoy Lazy Late check out on Sunday night or stay over until Monday morning for FREE - subject to availability at the time of your stay. (not valid on public holiday long weekends) * Free provisions for a full breakfast on your first morning. * Free use of the pushbikes

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)
* $750 $1980 $6500 3 $80 $60
* $750 $1980 $4980 2 $80 $60
* $990 $1980 $6930 3 $90 $60
* $750 $1980 $4980 2 $80 $60
* $990 $1980 $6930 3 $90 $60
* $750 $1980 $4980 2 $80 $60
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $1,000 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 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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