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Highcroft - charming, backs on to walking trails

Cottage, Bowral

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


This property is a holiday rental, it is not a principal place of residence and there are no shared rooms. Enjoy your time in comfort and privacy.

Set on over 4,500sqm, Highcroft is a charming property that backs onto the nature trails of Mount Gibraltar and offers a peaceful retreat with a sunny northern outlook. Highcroft has recently undergone a facelift. It now has a fresher, newer feel Highcroft Cottage has everything you are seeking for a short country getaway with friends, or a longer family Southern Highlands experience.

Close to the cafes, galleries and antiques stores, Highcroft is easy to find and conveniently located high off the road from Mittagong to Bowral with distant views of rolling hills and bushland. Local vineyards and function centres are very close by, with Corbett Gardens, the Bradman Oval and Museum, golf courses, Bong Bong Street shops and Sturt Gallery are short drives away. Highcroft sits 1.1km from Bowral town centre.

Inside, there are two living areas, three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and culinary kitchen and laundry / mud room. The formal sitting room has stained glass windows and looks north over the rose gardens and circular driveway. It adjoins the dining room and kitchen. The rumpus area is fitted with a large modular lounge suite with views across the courtyard and greater grounds. It adjoins the master bedroom. There is a large 58 flat screen smart TV and DVD player in the rumpus room with a second TV in the main bedroom.

Guests are invited to cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen or fire-up the gas BBQ in the courtyard using fruits, vegetables or herbs from the vast garden.

The green bedroom consists of a queen-sized four poster bed with an en suite. The elegant blue bedroom consists of a queen bed with built in wardrobes, dressing table and window seat. The French styled antique twin room can accommodate 2 singles or a third couple with the beds pushed together. There is a further sofa bed double in the sitting room.

The Highcroft gardens are vast, colourful and changing with the seasons. Blossoming plums line the driveway and flower in Spring along with iris, tulips, rhododendrons, camellias, wisteria and lilies, just to name few. Herbs include kaffir lime, parsley, thyme, lavender and Italian celery. Fruit tress include oranges, lemons, apples, pears and fig trees. Children can wander through the fairy garden at the rear of the property or play hide and seek for hours on end amongst the large trees including pines, gums and Japanese maples. There are three outdoor dining areas to choose from for alfresco eating or an afternoon aperitif

Theres a selection of DVDs, books, cards and board games if its a bit chilly outside or if it starts snowing. The house has central heating so it is warm and comfortable in the winter months, and due to its elevation on the Gib it stays cool in summer.

The property features:

58-inch smart TV and DVD player in rumpus room

Wi-Fi and basic Foxtel

40-inch TV in main bedroom

Washing machine

Large spa bath

Music station with Bluetooth and USB input


DVDs, books, games and cards

Cot and highchair

Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom 1: Queen bed

Bedroom 2: Queen bed

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds

Highcroft Cottage is equipped with a double sofa bed please bring own linen for this bedding

Distances to:

2.6 km to Bowral town centre

3.2 km to Gibraltar Resort

3.8 km to Craigieburn Peppers Resort

4.6 km to Centennial Vineyards

2.5 km to Mittagong

8.7 km to Bendooley Estate

11.2 km to Berrima

16.2 km to Southern Highlands Winery

17.6 km to Sutton Forest

Extras available for hire: subject to availability - request at time of booking

Rollaway inc linen full stay only $40/night

Portacot inc linen full stay only max $30 $10/night

Highchair full stay only max $21 $7/night


All linen sheets and bath towels is supplied for your stay and included in the tariff


Cleaning is included in the tariff at this property.

Please Note:

Directions to the property and Key/Access details will be emailed to the guest at 4pm two days prior to arrival

Information during your stay can be found in the Guest Information Folder or by calling our office 24/7

This property is approved for accommodation only and STRICTLY no parties or loud music

Out of peak season stays of a week or more may qualify for a discount, please call us to discuss

Holiday Rental Specialists may be able to offer you a last-minute discount, please call us to discuss

This property is pet friendly there is a $100 surcharge to have your pet stay please declare at time of booking and refer to our terms and conditions regarding pets

To ensure the comfort of our guests and the neighbours, we do not accept bookings for "Schoolies" breaks and under no circumstances do we allow weddings or parties of any sort

WiFi is not guaranteed. This is a service offered as a complimentary extra. As there is no charge for this service we will attempt to fix issues as they arise but cannot be held accountable

For your added security, this property is managed by Holiday Rental Specialists a Licensed Real Estate Agent. 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

Guest Reviews:

“This is a lovely place for a large group. The garden is a particular highlight. Thanks for having us.”

Emma, January 2018

"We had the most wonderful time at Highcroft. The house was cosy and beautifully decorated with a gorgeous garden full of stunning autumn leaves. We were three couples, one with a new baby and two without, so the bedroom set up with the extra sitting room was just perfect. So close to Bowral shops and wonderful outdoor eating areas in the garden. We had the most spectacular weekend"

Megan, May 2017

"Close to town and all amenities. Clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you."

Rosanna, April 2017

"Great weekend made easy with great accommodation. Thanks."

Alice, November 2016

"A lovely property for your highlands stay. The great house and grounds make for a terrific spot for the family."

Nicholas, March 2016





4 Car Spaces

Charming cottage set in large gardens


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Deck/Patio Dishwasher Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Long-term renters welcome Microwave Parking Pets allowed Satellite/Cable Washing machine
Highcroft - charming, backs on to walking trails is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming cottage My 4 friends and I just spent 3 lovely nights in Highcroft cottage. We loved it. The gardens are beautiful with amazing colours. We didn't get time to go on the walks nearby or to really enjoy the garden which we were all disappointed about. An issue with the main TV couldn't be rectified even when the lady from the agency came out but we didn't miss it as we made our own fun with music and games. Would highly recommend this cottage and would definitely go back.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed We stayed at Highcroft in July 2014- and I am sorry to say we will not be back. We travel quite regularly and have never received such poor service. The bedroom my husband and I slept in was so mouldy and musty we couldn't breathe. The estate agent also asked us to take the bins in- up a VERY long and VERY steep driveway. To top it off we were ushered off by the cleaning lady who arrived a half hour before check out time was due.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely accommodation Highcroft has a welcoming appeal to it and our stay was very comfortable. Clean house, warm beds and fabulous roaming gardens, making for excellent adventures for our 3-6yr old contingent. The exhaustive list of fees for things (like if you leave something behind) was a bit against the 'community' feel of the place, and I have misplaced jacket but certainly not game to ask about it. But the key things were great.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely property but needs work It's a lovely property but definitely can do with some improvement. Positives: - Very cute cottage with nice expansive grounds, - nice decorations, (although the main bathroom looks rather out of period) - The genuine period articles in the house was really interesting, - lovely and extensive crockery and kitchenware, - close enough to both Mittagong and Bowral by car, Negatives: - the "utilised" furniture need replacing, e.g. mattress too hard or too soft, pillows really near end of life, bed and bath linen really low quality or end of life (also insufficient quantity) , dining chairs was rather painful to sit for an extended period because they need replacement cushions, - Should really not have cream coloured carpet in the living room if it is going to be requested that we avoid walking on it when the most convenient egress and entry is through this room, - TV really need to be in the family room rather than the living room for above reason, - and generally the property need a little spruce up with a lot of things looking a little tired. - And there is really no vegetable garden to speak of as advertised.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful weekend away, gorgeous house, beautiful garden and great company. Loved Highcroft and will be back for another visit.
Date published: 2013-06-28
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