* 4 large king bedrooms AND 4 ensuite bathrooms - a feature rare to find.
* Accommodates 8 people in absolute comfort (or maximum of 12 with 4 x extra beds).
* Spacious house with massive wraparound verandahs, and acres of grounds
* Absolute riverfront
* Picturesque setting amongst a working orange orchard
* Most amazing "WOW" 360 degree views
* Fully equipped kitchen - nothing to bring.
* So close to the city, yet feels like you're way out in the country
* Bonus extra night makes it great value for money (subject to availability)

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 tranquility 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 May - Sep), 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, bocce 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 of 8 people 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 orange orchards, 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 jet skis you will hear more gentle sounds like the hum of a water pump, the chug of a tractor, and the chirping of the prolific bird life. 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 very attractive Queenslander style house which has been purposely designed to meet the needs of small groups .

* The house is surrounded by approx 80 Acres of orange orchards. One of the highlights of your stay will be picking the fruit from the trees to make fresh juice for breakfast.

* 3 large king size bedrooms upstairs and 1 large kingsize bedroom downstairs - each with its own private en suite bathroom, sleeping 8 people comfortably. All with views and all with doors opening out on to the verandah or lawn.

*The beds are super comfortable and come beautifully made up with top quality linen.

* Each of the 4 king size beds 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 or iphone dock (+ android plug in) 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 marshmallows 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, restaurants, 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 toddlers (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 a bonus 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 DEAL (Stay 3/Pay 2 nights special offer)

For a limited time we are including breakfast provisions for your first morning in our rate, to coincide 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 COOK; 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 with a wonderful neighbouring cook 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 are well set up for guests to hold small country garden weddings at the property, Maximum number is 100 and venue hire fees apply. Please contact the owners, Angelo and Alannah, for more information and a quotation.


- 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 was a finalist in the 2014 Stayz Holiday Rental National Awards in the category of Best WEDDING VENUE Rental.
**We were WINNERS of the Greater Sydney Tourism Award for Regional Champion**
* The house was featured as part of a STAYZ TV commercial campaign on The Morning Show on Channel 7.
* In 2014 Cornwallis House was used as the location for a film shoot for the Channel 10 Lifestyle TV show "The Living Room" . It featured a childrens themed birthday party (How To Train Your Dragon) with Miguel Maestre.


Cornwallis House has recently been re-assessed and continues to be awarded a 4 & 1/2 star rating by Star Ratings Australia, an independent national tourism accreditation program used by the state motoring associations such as NRMA, RACQ, RACV and so on.

We are also proud members of HHART ( Hills Hawkesbury And Riverlands Tourism) our local regional tourism association.
**** I M P O R T A N T ***** For your security - Cornwallis House is managed in Australia and we NEVER request payments be made to overseas bank accounts or in foreign currency.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from ***Magnificent and Outstanding*** Celebrating my 60th Birthday at Cornwallis House was the most enjoyable experience - considering I was turning this grand age! The whole Australia Day weekend was a huge success. The photos shown on this website are exactly what you can expect when you view the property. The house is exceptionally roomy, having 4 kingsize bedrooms and a giant rumpus/entertaining area downstairs. I had 12 guests staying, so 4 guests were accommodated downstairs in the rumpus area. Alannah and Angelo had gone to great lengths to provide separate private areas for these 4 guests and each of them had their individual needs met for sleeping. The house is equipped with EVERYTHING you need to have an event. I had 28 guests attend my birthday that weekend and all cutlery, whiteware, glassware, tables and chairs, bars, tablecloths, outdoor bar tables and chairs and more were provided for a small extra fee per head. Usually, when arriving at any accommodation for an event such as mine, you expect to have to buy or bring items that are not provided in the hire fee. Well, in this case NOTHING was lacking. Pots, pans, pantry essentials and more! If you had of wanted to bake your own birthday cake you could of! There are two kitchens in the house as well as four ensuites which give you plenty of options for catering an event upstairs or down. The grounds around the house are private and the orange groves are very useful for freshly squeezed OJ in the morning! They even supply the electric orange juicer! Alannah and Angelo thank you so much for everything you thought of, supplied and did to make my 60th birthday weekend the best I could have asked for. Nothing was too much trouble and your attention to detail with all the information you supplied was much appreciated. All my guests who stayed in the house and those who stayed at the Seibel in Windsor were able to relax and feel at home in your beautiful home. A big thank you from all of us!
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cornwallis House Beautiful home in a tranquil 8 acre picturesque location. Loved every minute. Thank you to Alannah and Angelo for their hospitality.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Property. Our stay at Cornwallis house was amazing. My husband and I were married at the Sydney Polo club and stayed at Cornwallis house the night of our wedding. The night before I stayed at the house with my bridal party and we all got ready at the house on the morning of the wedding. The day after the wedding our entire families came out and we had a big breakfast. The property has amazing scenery and we got some great shots getting ready and on the balcony at the location, the place is well fitted with every facility you cam imagine. We can't wait to come back in the near future. Thank you!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely property We stayed at Cornwallis House for a 70th birthday event and really enjoyed it. The hosts are very welcoming and the facilities are outstanding. The three upstairs bedrooms are spacious and comfortable (we had 2 children and 2 adults in one of them and it was still ok). The downstairs bedroom is not as good as the upstairs ones but is still comfortable. Overall it is a great place for a group of people to stay.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Friendly home Our weekend was all about family getting together and Cornwallis House provided a wonderful venue to do just that. With ages ranging from toddlers to 86 years everyone was well catered for. Relaxing in those amazing hammocks, bike riding or just sitting and talking while the little ones played safely on the enormous deck were just a few options available. The house has everything you could ever need and more....loved the bathroom floor heating. Our hosts were so accommodating and helpful from the booking to catering and even providing a guided tour on our arrival. Fantastic!!
Date published: 2015-08-17
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo, Free WiFi
High chair, Rumpus room, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Heated Spa (not spa bath), Video Games
Airconditioning, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Conference Facilities, Eco-Friendly, Parking
Kids Cubby House , Full Size Table Tennis , Adults & Kids Bikes , Volleyball, croquet, boccee , Outdoor SPA, 4 king size hammocks , River access for canoes and dinghys, Full mobile phone reception and Broadband , Gas Fireplace, Central Heating & Under Floor Heating, Board Games, Books, Magazines, Baby Toys



(1) Prices are total for the whole house for up to 8 people. (2) The "Midweek" rate is a per night rate however the "Fri & Sat" rate is combined total for 2 nights.(3) For your added security this property is managed only in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

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).

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $1080
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $800 $2160 $5360 2 $80 $60
* $1120 $2240 $5990 3 $80 $50
* $800 $2160 $5360 2 $80 $60
* $800 $2240 $5990 3 $80 $50
* $800 $2160 $5360 2 $80 $60
* $800 $2240 $5990 3 $80 $50
* $800 $2160 $5360 2 $80 $60
* $800 $2240 $5990 3 $80 $50
* $800 $2160 $5360 2 $80 $60
* $1120 $2240 $5990 3 $80 $50
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $1,000 p/s Pamper Treatments $90 p/p
Catering $50 p/p

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.