Bundanoon Lakehouse is a large European inspired provincial farmhouse in the heart of the Southern Highlands. It is large enough for 2 families and is the ideal place to base your self to enjoy all the Highlands has to offer, or just escape from the city.
Sitting on an elevated position of 20 acres of rich highland soil the trees and gardens of the property have matured to offer natural beauty, protection and total privacy for this wonderful retreat.
One of the many features of the property is the stunning private lake from which the Bundanoon lakehouse shares with 2 adjoining properties and takes its name from.
Entering through rustic gates and driving down the gently curving clay driveway leads you to the Lakehouses’ substantial accommodation. Inspired by traditional European architecture, the farmhouse has 2 distinct wings with high roof pitches connected by a stunning glassed walkway which acts as the main dining hall. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, multiple living/ seating areas, a rumpus room and wrap around verandah the house is perfect for 2 families to share. A second TV in the rumpus room adjoining the garage with table tennis and foozball tables ensures that the parents can enjoy the main lounge and dining wing of the house and the kids have their own area.
Abundant in its proportions , Bundanoon Lakehouse has many spaces to relax in or entertain. From the sun drenched front courtyard, the substantial dining pavilion with 12 seat banquet table , or the verandah with banana lounges, an outdoor area with pizza oven and BBQ overlooking the picturesque lake and sloping lawns, inside and out Bundanoon Lakehouse is an entertainers dream or relaxers haven.
The house is of full brick construction to keep you cool in summer and with its fireplaces and electric heaters in each bedroom will help insulate you in winter. There will be enough wood supplied to have fires during your winter stay, however we ask you to be frugal with this finite resource and use the 2 slow combustion heaters. We want you to be comfortable during your stay and the lakehouse is a big house with vaulted family room ceilings so we also provide plenty of rugs thermo rugs for you to snuggle up with and we appreciate you being sensible with the wood.
Depending on what time of year you are coming, the lakehouses’stunning diverse flora will delight you with spectacular vibrance of the flowering blossom season, the rich warm colours of autumn, summer greens or the winter deciduous shedding. Mature natives on a number of points create feature, privacy and protect you from the western sun so you can enjoy a drink on the balcony and look down at the lake. Around the property you will see mature elms, oaks, “ Bruce” the blue spruce, liquid ambers, manchurian pears, japanese maples, olives, weeping cherry, blossom and chestnut trees. The property also has a range of citrus trees. Orange, lemon, lime, lemonade, mandarin and grapefruit. They mature at different times in the year, so feel free to pick some to enjoy during your stay, but please be mindfull of leaving plenty for others. The property also has apple and plum trees in the western paddocks. If you are there at the right time try an apple or a plum. The general rule of thumb is the fruit is ripe the day before the birds eat it So good luck
Undulating lawns roll you down from the house to the vine covered lake pergola. A wooden tender with oars in the garage is available for you to set off from the pergola lake steps. The lake is fed by a natural spring which helps maintain its levels in periods of drought and if you are staying in the heat of summer it’s a great way to cool off… please note that there is no safety equipment around the lake, if you are around, on or in the lake it is at your own risk.
Enjoy a game of tennis on the allweather tennis court or have a family game of basketball with the hoop set up in the court.
In the cooler months toast yourself some s'mores at the outdoor firepit… theres plenty of room with the old railway sleepers set on local sandstone blocks, so get out the guitar and have a singalong. But strictly no fires in November to February inclusive or in periods of fire bans… at all other times you must check the NSW rural fire service website, to check if you can have a fire.
The rustic metal door and bars that feature in the northern courtyard of the house are believed to be from the Old Goulburn jail and on the southern side you will find a wood fired pizza oven which was resurrected from an old bakery in Newtown.
Bundanoon Lakehouse is strictly a non-smoking house.
In the interests of all guests we have a no pet policy.
No parties or events to be held at Bundanoon Lakehouse unless they are disclosed and agreed with Paul and Lindy
Guests are requested to dispose of all their rubbish to the red refuse and yellowrecycling bins at the front of the gate. These bins are not to be left at the house.
Only the number of guests you have disclosed and paid for in your booking are permitted at the Lakehouse during your stay... if you intend to have other guests or visitors you need to advise Paul and Lindy.
A cleaning fee of $100 is added to bookings.
We want to make sure that your stay meets your expectations. When making a booking request please tell us a little about yourselves and the reason for your accommodation needs in the Highlands. Fill out the booking engine with your full number of guests , adults and children and it will automatically calculate your tariff. We will get back to you within 24 hours and usually within a couple of hours...
1 Master bedroom – Queen bed, WIR, ensuite, electric heater
2 Queen bedrooms, electric heater, cupboards
1 bunkroom 6 beds, electric heater, cupboards
Main Bathroom – Separate bath and Shower
Kitchen – Full country kitchen,90cm oven, dishwasher, microwave, cook top , full cooking utensils, Nespresso Citiz Coffee machine, cutlery and crockery for 12, child high chair.
Formal dining pavilion – 12 seat banquet table
Large family room – cathedral ceilings, breakfast table , 2 fireplaces, 2 separate lounge settings, TV + DVD. The Lakehouse has a Bose Soundtouch 10 with Bluetooth to play your music during your stay, however the private serenity of property and the occasional train going by is music unto itself...
Rumpus Room – TV + DVD, Slow combustion fireplace, lounge, 4x tennis racquets+ balls, basketball, foozball table, table tennis table in adjoining garage
Laundry - Washing machine , dryer and basin, iron and iron board
Double Lock up garage
External pizza oven, preparation platform and rustic pizza spade
4 external banana chairs and side table + cushions
Big family sized BBQ
A cleaning fee of $100 is added to bookings.