WINTER WARMERS // Getaways in the Southern Highlands
Where to sneak off to when you don’t want to head too far
It's always fun to become a tourist in your own backyard and explore the best of what the Highlands has to offer.
And half the fun of that is having a weekend away in a part of the Highlands that you’ve never been to before, or that you’ve just driven through on the way to getting somewhere else further afield.
We put together a fab list of 15 unique accommodation options close to home (no battling highway or holiday traffic!).
1 // Fulford Folly, Bundanoon
Stunningly renovated four bedroom Queenslander style home just minutes from the charming village of Bundanoon. And they have mini-donkeys! Oh, and a Champagne Bar. Aaaand this is the view from the bath.....
2 // Elouera Farm, Tallong
Gorgeous contemporary barn building with kickbutt views. Over 500 acres of farm paddocks, creeks, and pristine bush to explore.
3 // The Old Bank Boutique Hotel, Mittagong
Built in 1892, this charming building is in the centre of Mittagong, easy to get to with plenty of parking and beautiful, unique charm. Originally the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, the building has been reimagined as boutique accommodation with King, Queen and Double Rooms available. Plus there are cottage and stable rooms - gorgeous! The dining room is beautiful and we are lovin' the high tea option on Saturdays - feast on tasty delicacies and some bubbles while you relax by the open fire.
4 // Redleaf Farm Carriages, Fitzroy Falls
A truly unique accommodation experience, these beautiful train carriages have been renovated for style and comfort. Hide away or get amongst it and get involved in life on Redleaf Farm.
5 // That House On The Hill, Bowral
Perched up high on Mount Gibraltar with amazing views all the way to Sydney, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from anywhere but you’re actually nice and close to town. With 6 bedrooms, this is an awesome option for a big family or a group of friends keen to catch up.
6 // Hideout Cabin, Moss Vale
Imagine waking up to this! A gorgeous architecturally designed cabin built over a dam on a beautiful farm where you can go horse riding, get involved in farm life or simply relax by the fire pit. What a way to disconnect from all the crazy!
7 // Bendooley Estate Cottages, Berrima
A selection of super-stylish cottages in the grounds of the stunning Bendooley Estate with everything at your fingertips – fab food, wine, books and beautiful views.
8 // Cliff House on Platypus Gorge, Canyonleigh
Perched up high above Platypus Gorge on the Wollondilly River, this three-bedroom hideaway has plenty to keep you busy. A tennis court, canoes, wildlife spotting and star-gazing by the campfire.
9 // Edmond Tiny House, Robertson
Good things comes in small packages – absolutely! This tiny house has cracking views, perfectly styled compact but comfortable places and most importantly, peace and quiet.
10 // Wrenmallee, Joadja
Amazing architecturally designed homestead on 100 acres has views from every window and space.....so much space! And alpacas! And how good does that fireplace look?
11 // Exeter Farm Stay
Meet and feed the Suffolk sheep, Dexter cattle, lambs and Angelique the alpaca at this gorgeous farm stay. 140 acres of rolling paddocks and pristine bush to explore and a yummo healthy country continental breakfast to get you going in the morning.
12 // The Stables at Long Paddock, Burradoo
A gorgeous guesthouse with beautiful, stylish interiors that are oh-so-Highlands. Collect eggs from the chooks in the morning, wander around the 10 acres or jump the fence to the Bong Bong Cycling and Walking Track for a wander along the Wingecarribee River.
13 // The Lodge Farm Stay, Fitzroy Falls
Morning farm tours (on a cool 6 person buggy) where you feed the chickens, piggies, sheep, goats, ducks and more is a highlight of this gorgeous farm stay tucked away in Fitzroy Falls. Lots to do on the property including tennis, shoot some hoops, kick a footy on the fully fenced footy field or toast some marshmallows by the fire.
14 // Wildernest Tiny House, Wingello
A unique off-grid experience in a teeny tiny house nestled in bushland on the edge of Wingello Forest. The perfect spot for a digital detox.
15 // Bunya House, Bowral
This beautifully restored grand old dame of a house (she’s 130 years old!) is in Bowral. An easy walk into town, cute swing in the gorgeous garden and stunning interiors. If only the walls of this heritage home could talk – imagine!
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