1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Southern Highlands
  4. Bowral
  5. #191897

Polo Cottage, Private Historic House

House, Bowral

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


Before anything else, here's part of a review from a beaming guest, Felicia, who stayed at Polo Cottage recently. We're new to Stayz, which explains why we don't have any reviews on the site as yet.

"An absolute gem in the Southern Highlands. My partner and I were blown away from the moment we arrived. This cottage is BEAUTIFUL There is no other way to describe it…possibly the best accommodation we have ever stayed in" Scroll down to read the full review…

In a nutshell

With its scalloped, shingled cladding, detailed timber work, leadlights and beautifully appointed, intimate rooms, Polo Cottage offers a charming, authentic Southern Highlands experience.

Fully self-contained, this storybook cottage accommodates up to four guests in two spacious bedrooms, making it ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families craving a relaxing break from routine by the way, if you need a babysitter, we have some great nannies we can recommend. The cottage is perfect also for honeymooners or wedding guests.


Resting halfway between Bowral and Moss Vale, in elegant Burradoo, this private guesthouse is an ideal base from which to explore all this picturesque region has to offer—from farmers’ markets, antique emporiums and quirky boutiques to beautiful vineyards, stylish cafés and award-winning restaurants.

Polo Cottage is also close to the popular Bong Bong Track, which follows the Wingecarribee River to Moss Vale to the south and Bowral to the north: cows, horses and wildlife inhabit the sprawling paddocks beyond the river. The entrance to the track is just a short walk or bike ride from Riversdale Avenue. Make your way back to the cottage from the river through the tranquil, tree-lined streets of Burradoo, where grand architecture and magnificent gardens abound.

Inside the cottage

Built in 1897 as one of the original cottages for the Burradoo Polo Club, Polo Cottage’s exterior has, except for aesthetic touches, remained unaltered for over a hundred years. Inside, though, it’s has been beautifully restored; it’s now stylishly appointed and deliciously heated.

The light-filled modern kitchen contains everything you need to cook breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. You can dine casually at the small table in the kitchen or in the atmospheric separate dining room. Or, on a clear, sunny day, guests can set up on the generous-sized sandstone table in the garden.

In winter, the snug sitting room with its comfortable chairs, books, magazines and real-flame gas heater, set in the cavity of the original brick fireplace, is an inviting place to unwind. Come spring, the two sun-drenched verandas, looking over the vast grounds of Chevalier College, provide lovely nooks for enjoying a glass of wine or cup of tea.

Both bedrooms feature immaculately presented king-sized beds, one of which can be converted to king-sized singles. Guests will appreciate the cosy doonas and throws on chilly nights. Like the bedrooms, the cottage’s elegant bathroom is large, yet cosy and inviting.

While the minimum stay is two nights, not surprisingly, most guests find it difficult to leave Polo Cottage and extend their stay.

If you’re thinking of relocating to the Highlands and want to trial the area, or renovating an existing home or between properties, we offer great rates for weekly or monthly bookings.

Recent glowing review from Felicia—June 2016

An absolute gem in the Southern Highlands. My partner and I were blown away from the moment we arrived.

This cottage is BEAUTIFUL There is no other way to describe it. We felt like we had stepped back in time with the heritage features throughout, but the modern luxuries that made our stay so enjoyable.

This is a newly renovated place, and you can tell Greg and his wife have poured their hearts into this.

Possibly the best accommodation we have ever stayed in The cottage was immaculate, everything was brand new and beautifully laid out. We were greeted with some chocolates and fresh flowers throughout the cottage.

While we did not meet Greg, he was a fantastic host who made sure the place was heated and warm for our arrival, was very prompt with responding to any questions and made sure we were comfortable.

Wonderful fireplace, really spacious rooms and you have the entire cottage to yourselves.

Fully equipped kitchen with quality tea and coffee. The bed was incredibly comfortable too

My partner and I were still in awe that we had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful place and will definitely be returning.

I could spend days writing about our experience, as there are very few places like this one.

All I can say is you need to visit this cottage and enjoy it yourselves.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking

Balcony Children welcome Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher Fireplace Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Television Toaster Towels provided
Polo Cottage, Private Historic House is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful quaint cottage A most enjoyable home away from home. A glimpse into life from another time. The cottage was clean and comfortable. A most enjoyable stay.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosy cottage! We loved spending a few nights in Polo cottage. We especially loved the gas fireplace and the cottage charm. Greg was very helpful and quick to respond to messages. The only issue for us was the house's proximity to a main road (with cars heading into Bowral) so it was quite noisy due to traffic. But overall the stay was lovely!
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property Step back in time with all modern amenities. Old word charm.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polo Cottage My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Polo Cottage. Arriving on a chilly afternoon we were very happy to find our friendly host Greg had heaters on and the cottage was extremely warm and welcoming. The beds were really comfortable and tastefully dressed with lovely linen. We would highly recommend Polo Cottage to others.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Southern Highlands Experience What can I say, The Polo cottage lived up to every expectation. 3 friends and I wanted to head to Bowral for a true highland getaway and the Polo cottage stood out for us to book. The minute we drove into the drive way at night the cottage was all lit up we just new it was going to be beautiful!! As we opened the door we all where in heaven it was cosy and warm and had such a homely feel, the owner was so accommodating and welcoming even though we never met he made us feel like we were welcome and that nothing was an issue. the warmth in the house and the cosy lounge rooms where we played cards by the fire and enjoyed a glass of wine was second to none. Such a perfect location. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-16
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