Welcome to Aylmerton House C1870! From the moment you drive through the wrought iron gates and sweep past the fountain on the circular drive up to the front door you will feel this grand lady's presence. Or perhaps take the sandstone path through the Camellia arches past the partiere and the cottage to the cosy back end of the house. Either way, this property will surprise and delight you at every turn.
The period home stands on 5 acres of lawns and gardens including partiere gardens, vegetable patches, bocce court, large grassy areas, rose gardens, hedges, trees all shades of Autumn, dam with fountain, playhouse, courtyards - shady and sunny and covered verandahs. There is a nook for each season and every occasion.
Living areas comprise the grand formal dining room with table to seat 14 and massive open fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped and offers another cosy open fireplace with copper pots and central marble island bench top. A great place to cook up a storm for your dinner party. Across the massive hallway is a drawing room with open fireplace, relaxing sofas at one end and beautiful card/games table at the other. At the end of the hallway is a large casual sitting room with tv, comfy sofas and occasional chairs and slow combustion wood heater, opening out onto a warm sunny courtyard with outdoor furniture and bbq. Covered walkways take you to the Cottage and Garden Room offering another small living area and kitchen along with additional sleeping quarters and a bathroom.
The formal end of the house is deliciously cool in summer and there is central heating as well as 3 fireplaces in winter.
The bedroom configuration is as follows:
Master bedroom - 1 x queen with ensuite
2nd Bedroom - 1 x king
3rd bedroom - 1 x queen
4th bedroom - 1 x queen
5th bedroom - 2 x singles
1 x Bathroom with large bath
1 x Laundry with shower and toilet
1 x King
1 x Bathroom with shower
2 x singles
(Breezeway to Cottage bathroom)
There is a $500 refundable cash bond required with all bookings at this property
The house is only minutes from the Freeway but a world away from care.
Sydney 100 km
Canberra 180 km
Mittagong 6 km
Bowral 10 km
Centennial Vineyards 12 km
“Fantastic property. Comfortable, warm and inviting”
Reinaldo, June 2016
"Great house for a group weekend away. Plenty of space for kids to play and adults to relax."
Suzie, July 2016
"We had a wonderful time at Aylmerton House. The property was beautiful and so cosy - perfect for a winter getaway with friends."
Susie, June 2016
"Thank you for sharing this beautiful property with us, it was the perfect place for my son and his grooms men to prepare for the wedding at Bendooley."
Ian, May 2016
"We had a wonderful stay. Everyone was in awe at the beauty of the place.The whole atmosphere was welcoming and serene which is what we all needed! Hectic weekend, Thank you!"
Sophie, March 2016
''Fantastic for our book group for our annual celebrations.''
Ruth, October 2015
"Well stocked kitchen and wood pile. Beautiful dining room for dinners. We loved all the areas you could sit inside and outside. The grounds were a nice size to wander and enjoy."
Janelle, July 2015
"A wonderful property with everything you need. Feels like a second home - a perfect place to stay and enjoy."
Andrea, March 2015
"We had a truly wonderful weekend in the Southern Highlands at Aylmerton House. We cant recommend the house enough! Everybody enjoyed thoroughly and it was a perfect setting for our weekend away. I would have no hesitation in recommending the house to friends."
Michelle, July 2014
"Aylmerton House is an absolutely stunning 1870s house. We were all wowed when we arrived on our first night and just moved from room to room completely mesmerised, taking in the style and intricate details of the house. Highlands Holidays had turned the heating on for us so it was warm when we arrived, which was a lovely touch. We woke up the next morning to the beautiful views of the surrounding 5 acres of land. All the bedrooms are decorated beautifully and the beds are very comfortable. The house is massive and even with a large group of us we had plenty of room. Although the oven is on the small side (NB: there is another kitchen in the cottage and also a BBQ), the kitchen has everything you need to cater for a large party including Le Cruset cookware and a Royal Doulton dinner. We spent our afternoons relaxing in the drawing room eating cake and drinking tea and taking walks around the grounds (we joked that we felt like part of the aristocracy!). Our evenings were spent dinning in the exquisite candle lit dining room, in front of the open fire. For those who enjoy mod-cons there is also a huge flat screen TV in the living room. On the few the occasions that we were able to drag ourselves away from the comfort of the house, we enjoyed some of the nearby wineries and quaint villages. We loved our stay and we would recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing weekend away in complete comfort and style. The only trouble is that on our next weekend away it is going to be hard to find a property that lives up to Aylmerton House!"
Kelly, June 2014
Holiday Rental Specialists - Booking Information
We take pride in the cleanliness and presentation of all the holiday properties managed by Holiday Rental Specialists - Highlands Holidays. All are well stocked you will find the following:
Linen: linen and towels are included
Kitchen: cleaning spray, tea towels, detergent and dishcloths
Pantry: we operate a revolving pantry, you will find oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee and sugar. Please feel free to leave sealed, non-perishable items for the next guests
Bathroom: soap, tissues and toilet paper
Online Safety and Security
For your added security, this property is managed by Holiday Rental Specialists – a Licenced Real Estate Agent with offices in Bowral, Berry and Culburra Beach, Australia. We will never request payments be made to an overseas bank account and your money is held safely in our Trust Account until after your departure.