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Gorgeous but dated
Hi, the cottage and gardens are spectacular on the outside. However, I have to say the decor on the inside wasn't to my taste it is faded and dated chintz, the bed was as hard as a rock.
It was sad also that there is no working fireplace as that is one of the indulgences I generally look forward to in the Southern Highlands.
However, all that said I did have a very comfortable stay and it is brilliantly located in Bowral a nice quiet street, and a park across the road - perfect.
The glass conservatory is lovely but once again the furniture worked against it. Also if you are taking any wifi none of the powerpoints allowing you to charge anything without the plug. I always take one with me just in case.
The only warning I would give to anyone is be careful about whether you drive right up to the cottage as I did but then I found backing out on a winding driveway with shrubbery either side a huge challenge. In the end I chose not to.
Also not a place for those with a dust allergy as there are a heap of dried flower arrangements every where the second day I woke up with my dust allergy fully activated.
I have to say though Dave dog gave it 10 paws as he loved doing the lap of the house indoors and out.
It was great to have a house so secure for dogs with a gate on the veranda and a gate at the drive way.
The position is excellent ,parking awful ,steps difficult ,beds only just .
The cottage is Jupiter comfortable ,but a bit old world ,could have a bit of an up date .
However it does have all you would need to stay a few days .
Thank you Glen for your review of Holly Oak.
Holly Oak is a gorgeous cozy cottage, perfectly located with only a short stroll to the heart of Bowral and the glass sun room is amazing to sit, relax and enjoy a book or magazine.
The owner takes great pride in the presentation of the property to ensure all is warm and welcoming for guests.
We thank you for your feedback and will bring this to the owners attention.
Holiday Rental Specialists hope you return again soon.
Hollyoak cottage was perfect for our two day getaway. The cottage has seperate areas for four of us to comfortably sit and read or watch tele. Very sweet and clean and comfortable. Loved the coffee machine and the rolling pantry. Will stay again.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time. We must say you also left Hollyoak Cottage in a delightful state which our professional cleaners were happy to see.
We also do believe that with the glass sun room it gives this cottage so much more room.
The owner takes much pride in providing all amenities to make the guests stay most comfortable.
We can't wait to assist you again on your next trip to the Southern Highlands.
We had such a great time!
We rented this property to attend the Bowral home and garden show for 2 nights. The property was very clean and well stocked with all we needed for a relaxing time away. The highlights were the magnificent front gardens, and the veranda at the front where we enjoyed dinner and a few glasses of wine at the end of each day. We would certainly stay here again when in Bowral. It was really enjoyable and in a great location!
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Bowral Garden Show (Tulip Time) and your time at Hollyoak Cottage.
We agree that this property is very well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The owner also spends a lot of time in the garden to present this as beautifully as it is.
We are more than welcome to accommodate you again in the future.
Quite a cluttered and dated cottage and a fair distance from the main street of Bowral. Extremely tricky driveway to back out of, and banging electricity box door kept us awake all night as did the rattling windows.
We are all very shocked to see this review on such a gorgeous little cottage.
As you can see on previous reviews, guests loved their experience at Hollyoak Cottage.
This house is very close to town, only 2 blocks away which makes everything so convenient.
The driveway provides a turn around point which allows you to turn your car around and drive out.
We are sorry to hear the banging fuse box kept you awake all night, we simply fixed this on your departure with a clip to hold it closed.
We hope your stay at Hollyoak Cottage was relaxing minus these minor details.
lovely little cottage in bowral
we stayed for 2 nites in august. very close to the bradman oval so great walks for the dogs. the house is set up well for 2 couples. only down side, bring your own wine glasses as the ones supplied are a little small, and not a full selection of cooking fry pans, so if planning on cooking up a big breakfast, take your won fry pan... gardens lovely, can be difficult getting out of the driveway however if u r not good at reversing..
Thank you so much Peter for taking the time to submit this review. Your feedback has been discussed with the owners and they will look into the the things you have highlighted. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in the Southern Highlands there are some wonderful walks in the area.