Australia - NSW
Southdown Cottages in and around Bowral in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands offer 4 uniquely decorated self-contained cottages, accommodating 2-4 people. Each is surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful gardens on the historic Southdown estate.

Southdown Cottages, Bowral


1. Southdown Cottage

Southdown Cottage is located in the grounds of historic Southdown in Burradoo/Bowral – an original Southern Highlands property dating back to 1857.

The Cottage, adjacent to the majestic original homestead, was built in 1864 as a caretaker’s residence for the then large property.

In the middle of last century it was used as a bunkhouse for the children of city gentry visiting the famous Southdown Riding School which operated on the property for some 40 years, as well as a guest house for the homestead.

The cottage accommodation has been extended and refurbished as a fully self-contained English Story Book style cottage.

The interior is decorated in country cottage style with special ambience for up to 4 guests. Upstairs has a quaint queen bedroom/ensuite overlooking the gardens. The downstairs bedroom/ensuite has 2 x king single beds (rate applies for different bed configuration on request – check with operator) . There is a fully equipped kitchenette, dining and sitting area with wood fire (in winter) overlooking the bay tree garden and long pond garden.Full linen and a complementary basket breakfast for 2 days is supplied.

Relax in the park-like 6 acres of gardens. There are secluded areas where you can sit and enjoy.

Not suitable for the elderly or infirm.

Sorry no pets.


2. Devon Cottage

Devon Cottage is located in the 6 acre grounds of historic “Southdown” at Burradoo/Bowral- an original Southern Highlands property dating back to 1857.

A very private self-contained accommodation with a uniquely decorated interior in a sylvan setting of trees, hedges, parterres and garden rooms. A romantic hideaway for 2 and only a few minutes from Bowral’s many restaurants, cafes and boutiques.

The cottage, originally a fruit pickers’ hut (c.1880) was reconstructed on site and an extra storey added, using recycled timbers and materials. The final appearance resembles an old cottage from Devon or Cornwall – hence ‘Devon Cottage’ – set in English style gardens. The original slab & tin walls are complemented by an eclectic collection of country style Victorian furniture and bric a brac to provide a rustic interior.

Upstairs has a queen bedroom/TV lounge area with windows overlooking the gardens and ponds. Downstairs has cosy living area with lounge, dining corner and a wood fire (in winter). An old fashioned kitchenette provides all cooking facilities. The period bathroom has a hip bath with shower over and there is an enclosed verandah sitting room.

Full linen and a 2 day complementary basket breakfast are provided.

Curl up with a book or sit and enjoy the 6 acre park-like estate, where the seasons offer displays of colour.

Devon Cottage is accommodation for 2 people.
Not suitable for children or the elderly or infirm.
Sorry no pets.


3. Southdown Stable

Southdown Stable is located in the grounds of historic Southdown, was the original horse stables of the Burradoo estate near Bowral (built 1857). The building was used as a stable during the estate’s long history as a riding school.

The Stable has been lovingly converted into a very cosy and attractive self-contained cottage for 2-3 guests just 3 minutes’ from Bowral CBD.

Decorated and appointed in a “between the wars” (1920s) decor, Southdown Stable invites you to unwind into the slower pace of times now past.

Southdown Stable has a queen bedroom, a king single bed in the open plan area, shower bathroom and an open plan sitting/dining/lounge/kitchenette with a rustic ambience. A wood fire (in winter), gas heating and reverse cycle air-conditioning, and all the necessary modern facilities blend with the artefacts and domestic utilities of the period to make for a most memorable accommodation stay. Southdown Stable offers a very special self-contained accommodation experience in the authentic recreation of a romantic earlier time.

Full linen and an initial 2 day complementary basket breakfast is provided.

The 6 acre historic garden beckons you to enjoy and offers total relaxation. You can take a 15 minute stroll into Bowral for restaurants or shopping.

Sorry, no pets.


4. Devon Long Barn

Devon Long Barn is converted rural barn at the end of a cypress drive, set within the 6 acre of the historic 1857 “Southdown” Burradoo/Bowral estate. Here old trees and new gardens are blended into tranquil and timeless ‘rooms’.

The self-contained accommodation has a king bedroom – lounge/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom with free standing bath and large walk-in shower. A mix of antique and contemporary furnishings and facilities provides self-catered private luxury accommodation for 2 people. The accommodation invites you to just soak in the bath or curl up with a glass of wine and a book or magazine.

You are invited to sit in the garden on the many seats provided and enjoy the tranquil vistas where the seasons bring displays of many changes and colour. Enjoy the huge 150 year old trees, massed bulb plantings, cherry walk, parterre, sweeping lawns and ponds . Wander among the old hedges, cottage, rose, orchard, vegetable and herbaceous gardens.

This iconic estate is just 3 minutes’ drive from the many cafes and restaurants of Bowral, and 15 minutes from the many vineyards, antique shops, surrounding villages and National Parks.

Full linen and a 2 day complementary basket breakfast are provided.

Sorry no pets.

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Thank you - we found the Cottage to provide the sense of escape and the access to all we needed. We were able to do business in Sydney and return to the quiet and bliss of your piece of heaven. It was beautifully presented. Thank you once again

Thanks so much we had a lovely, relaxing time and enjoyed catching up with family. Everything was wonderful with the accommodation, it more than a home away from home.

We loved staying at Devon Cottage. It was wonderful. We will be recommending (and already have been!) staying there to friends and relatives. Thanks for the hospitality. The little touches went a long way. We wish we could have stayed for longer.
Luke and Mia

The Long Barn was absolutely amazing. Leaving on Sunday was hard because we so wanted to stay on longer. You've thought of everything and all is so well done. So, thank you. I will definitely be returning to SouthDown Cottages, and have already recommended the Long Barn to many people. Cannot wait to get back to Bowral, and for a much longer stay next time.

TARIFF: All bookings minimum 2 nights stay

from $595 - $650 (2 nights) - accommodates 2 to 4 people.

from $495 / $550 (per couple / 2 nights) accommodates 2 to 3 people.
$65 additional person.

3 nights Mon-Thurs: $495 - $595 (2) - conditions may apply, please check.
4 nights Mon-Thurs: $595 - $695 (2) - conditions may apply, please check.

PLEASE NOTE ALL BOOKINGS MINIMUM TWO NIGHTS STAY. Ask about special rates for midweek and extended weekend stays.

WOOD SUPPLY: $35 / basket (April to August) $45 additional baskets.
Complementary initial 2 day basket breakfast provided.
Full linen / towels provided.

Payment by direct deposit or credit card (Visa/Mastercard - a 2.5% bank surcharge applies)
50% deposit to be paid on booking. Balance due 28 days prior to arrival date.
Payment to be made in full if booking is made within 28 days of arrival date.
A credit card number is required on booking as the accommodation bond. Your credit card acts as a bond against any damage, loss or cancellation.

After issue of an Accommodation Booking Notice, confirmation, receipt or invoice,
15% of the total booking value is payable if cancellation made more than 28 days of the arrival date, the full value is payable if cancellation made less than 28 days of arrival date.

Transfer of booking to another date will be permitted if your booking can be replaced by another booking. All transfers incur a $50 fee.