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Altona - Bundanoon NSW

House, Bowral

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

From $350 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.price | format:'currency':'short'}} for

Min 2 - 4 nights stay

14 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
2 bathrooms


Altona was built right in the centre of town in 1905 initially to house a live-in policeman (and his seven children) - as it then took a full day on horseback from the main police station in Moss Vale to arrest duelling miners, timber fellers and railway workers fuelled by grog supplied by the newly opened pub. Over time the house was also used as the Savings Bank, Post Office and Electoral Office which accounts for its peculiar key system making it very difficult to break into! Today you can enjoy modern conveniences and all the Highlands have to offer from this charming residence steeped in history, a mere 1.5 hours’ drive from Sydney.

The house comprises 4 bedrooms: The Yellow Room was the policeman's entrance and his office. The Gold Room (appropriately named) was the Bank, PO and Electoral Office. The Red and Green Rooms were the personal space of Constable White and his family. The laundry and mudroom were part of the original Altona but the kitchen and two bathrooms have been modernised and are fully equipped for your comfort and convenience. The former back verandah has been enclosed and now houses a 12 seat dining table for your guests to enjoy a feast together. The original stone floor of the jail remains outside and now hosts one of the two outdoor dining settings. The original stables now have hot and cold running water to a vanity (no bathroom) and house a queen bed and a bunk bed - ideal for an extra couple or a teenage sleepout.

Enjoy the central location. Altona is set right in town and is walking distance to the Community Centre where regular functions are held ranging from tango to movies, monthly piano mornings and farmers markets. Solar Springs with amazing facilities is available for a small fee up the hill. Near the RSL are playing fields and a swimming pool. The train station is just across the road and there are cafes either side of the house. This is the ideal accommodation for many of the local cycle races, car rallies and collectors’ gatherings, not to mention Brigadoon and Highland Flings, when Bundanoon, the seat of ex-patriot Scots becomes the crowning glory of the Highlands. Bowral, Berrima and other notable Highland villages are all within 20 minute radius of this lively character filled village that is Bundanoon.

The house features:-

Altona has been lovingly restored over the generations, has recently been used as a Collectors Gallery and still houses antiques, photos and a remarkable book and record collection. Some items are for sale and the contact details of the owner are available at the house for any further discussion or purchase.

• 4 bedrooms with individual heaters

• 2 bathrooms (1 with bath)

• living room with open fireplace and DVD/CD players, bluetooth and other music players

• dining room with 50 inch free to air TV, Foxtel and gas log fire

• fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine

• separate sleepout for up to 4 additional guests (additional charge, key provided when booked and paid for)

Bedroom Configuration:-

• Gold Room - king bed

• Red Room - queen Bed

• Yellow Room - king bed

• Green Room - queen bed

• Stables - 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed (outside the main house, vanity with hot and cold water but no bathroom – sleeps up to 4)*

* Please note there is an additional cost of $50 per person per night for the stables and also the double sofa bed in the main sitting room of the house all of which must be booked and paid for at time of booking in order to gain access.

Distances to:-

• 5 m to Bundanoon Village

• 120 m to Bundanoon Railway Station

• 220 m Bicycle shop

• 290 m to Solar Springs Spa

• 1 km to Glowworm Glen

• 1 km to Moreton Park walking trails

• 1.1 km to Quest for Life and village gardens

• 6.1 km to Exeter Village Store and Café

• 9.1 km to Sally's Corner and Maur vineyard

• 9.2 km to Buddhist Monastery

• 9.7 km to Penrose

• 10.6 km to Montrose Berry Farm

• 11.7 km to Sutton Forest Pub and open Garden markets

• 13 km to Sylvan Glen

• 21.6 km to Bowral

• 29 km to Fitzroy Falls

• 51 km to Bungonia Park and village

• 118 km to Sydney

• 170 km to Canberra

We can also provide the following on request:-

• Porta cot plus linen for $15

• Rollaway plus linen for $40 a night

• Highchair for $15.

Subject to availability - Request at time of booking.

Guest Reviews:

"Very nice and eclectic house."

Andrea, June 2016

Please Note:

• Sorry we are NOT pet friendly

• All linen is supplied for your stay and included in the tariff. Cleaning is included in the tariff.

• There is a back to base alarm installed on Altona for police fire and ambulance in case of emergencies

• This property will consider bookings for "schoolies". Please make note of this in your enquiry, if applicable. A comprehensive guest registration form must be completed prior to confirmation and a $2000 cash bond is payable 7 days prior to the stay. We will also need to hold valid credit card details of a guaranteeing parent as extra security.

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

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.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Books Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Altona - Bundanoon NSW is rated 4.666666666666667 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Family gathering We had a family get together (group of 10 adults) at Altona on the long weekend, with half of our group travelling from Sydney and the other half from Canberra/Wagga. In addition to the main house we also used the Stables. The house was nearly perfect with the pluses being a long dining table big enough to seat 10 people, plenty of fridge pace (one large fridge freezer and two smaller fridges), excellent location close to everything (walking distant to shops and the pub), lovely antique furniture, beautiful decor, two very functional bathrooms, comfortable beds, plenty of parking spaces. The minuses: the living spaces were a bit cramped, which was due to a few reasons : we found that we were all crowded into the dining room and hardly used the lounge room at all. Mainly because we either wanted to watch TV or play cards/scrabble and couldn't do either of these in the lounge room. There is a tv in the lounge room but it can only be used to watch DVDs as it is not connected to a tv receiver and there isn't anywhere (except the floor) to lay down the scrabble board or cards. This made the dining room quite noisy and cramped when we were all competing for TV and table space. We also lit the fire the first night we were there and then had to open up the house to let the smoke out (our party are experienced with open fires and we put this down to poor quality wood that was slightly damp from the rain). The other big minus is an extremely small dishwasher which is only half the size of a regular dishwasher. We found that we had to put it on numerous times each day to keep on top of the dishes. The kitchen is pretty well stocked and the only thing we really missed were champagne flutes (we had to go and buy some). All in all we enjoyed our stay and the house and gardens are beautiful and in a great location. I am not sure that I would stay here again as there is another house that we usually have on the outskirts of the village that has much bigger living spaces and is better suited to groups (the only reason we stayed at Altona is because the other house was already booked).
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect family getaway! Gorgeous, warm and inviting house in excellent location.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding old world charming property Amazing. Loved the fireplace and the antiques. Each bedroom of a different colour. Loved that too. So sick of all white bedspreads. The location was brilliant - just pop out to a few restaurants - traditional Chinese, the coffee shops, best pizzas ever at a takeaway with a back garden to dine in. The property made us relaxed and happy. Loved the garden with several outdoor seatings and a great barbecue. Near lovely national park walks and bike trails and the amazing glow worm glen. People were so friendly.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 14 people.