Aylmerton House + Cottage for 14, Southern Highlands – 4pm Check Out Sundays (except Peak season)!
Aylmerton House is an iconic Southern Highlands home - one of the best in the district - that sleeps 14 in sumptuous comfort and luxury. This beautiful sandstone home was built in the 1870's and has 5 acres of lawns and gardens. The main house plus connected cottage has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, multiple living rooms, two fireplaces and lovely wrap around verandahs- making it a perfect gathering point for friends or families. Aylmerton House is the quintessential Southern Highlands experience!
Where will I be?
Aylmerton House is located in a very pretty farming area, just to the north of Mittagong. The property is flanked by cattle farms of beautiful weekenders, and is itself a lovely 5 acre property, complete with lawns, gardens, dam and walking tracks. The property is located on the corner of Old South Road and Aylmerton Road, yet is very quiet and secluded. The towns of Mittagong and Bowral, plus any golf courses, wineries, wedding venues, restaurants or cafes are all an easy drive from the house. This is a stunning, historic home, well worth a bit of extra driving - if needed - in order to stay here!
Indicative distances are:10 km to Bowral town centre,11km to Gibraltar Hotel,11km to Peppers Craigieburn,12 km to Centennial Vineyards, 15km to Bendooley Estate,6 km to Mittagong,19km to Berrima,100 km to Sydney and180 km to Canberra.
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Why choose Aylmerton House?
A visit to the Southern Highlands is all about experiencing beautiful countryside, sitting around a cosy fireplace, driving through working farms, and if you are lucky, staying in one of the historic homesteads that are found in the area. Built around1870, Aylmerton House is certainly a historic home and is one of the few iconic properties that is available for holiday renting. You can therefore make for an incredibly special stay - a quintessential Southern Highlands experience - by staying at Aylmerton House!
How is the property laid out?
The property consists of the main homestead, which adjoins a separate cottage and garden bedroom via a covered walkway.
As per the floorplans provided, the main homestead sleeps 10 across 5 bedrooms and 3 shared bathrooms. It also has 2 living areas, a large dining room, and a classic country kitchen.
The adjoining cottage sleeps 4 across 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. The cottage also has its own kitchen area. Note that the second bedroom has an external door and is not accessed from inside the cottage. This is evident in the photos.
Do I use the main house or the cottage or both?
You will have use of both the Main House and the Cottage. Both are connected via a covered walkway.
Wi-Fi, internet, Netflix or pay tv- will I have it?
This property provides complimentary Wi-Fi and a password will be provided in your pre-arrival email, or will be available at the property. Please note however that neither the agency nor the owner can guarantee 100% that the Wi-Fi will work, and no compensation will be payable if problematic. If important, please therefore always have a backup plan.
What about outdoors?
Aylmerton House stands on 5 acres of lawns and gardens including commemorative and sculpture gardens, large lawn areas, mature trees and a large dam. The house and cottage also have covered verandas. There is a nook or hiding spot for each season and every occasion!
Please however take extreme care with young children on this property as the dam is NOT fenced.
Keeping warm or keeping cool?!
During the cooler months and winter, the house has gas central heating, 3 fire places, electric heaters for the bedrooms, and electric blankets on the beds. In the warmer months, the house can be opened up to catch any available breeze. The sandstone walls also keep the main house very cool by comparison to other construction methods.
What about sheets, towels and other supplies?
High quality sheets and towels are provided at Aylmerton House.
Toilet paper, kitchen soaps, guest soaps and some other supplies are also provided, but please be prepared to top up during your stay as needed. Regarding food, condiments and the like, please plan to bring everything you need. For safety and hygiene reasons, our houses generally do not supply food items.
Parking for cars, boats etc.?
There is ample off street parking for 6 - 8 vehicles. Please park only on the gravel driveway areas, not the lawns - thanks.
Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay?
Yes, your favourite pet is welcome to stay at Aylmerton House, and please note the following:
- the yard is not fully fenced
- please keep your pets off all furniture and beds
- please clean up behind your pet
Please note that due to the nature and location of this property, wildlife may be about including possums, kangaroos, spiders and snakes. We do whatever we can to keep the property safe and do work with a network of wildlife removal experts, however we cannot guarantee that you will not see any wildlife at the property. If you do, we will use our best endeavours to have the animal removed or to make the property safe, however no compensation whatsoever will be paid for any disturbance caused by wildlife. You must book the property knowing that this risk exists, even though very uncommon.
What are the minimum stay rules?
There is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends, and four nights at Easter.
Are there any special Peak Season rules?
Please note that during peak season, our properties have designated changeover days to make the cleaning rosters manageable. We also do not schedule arrivals on the Christmas, Boxing, and New Years Day public holidays.
Is there any special information I should know about?
Aylmerton House has a large dam on the property that is NOT fully fenced. Please take extreme care with young children on the property.
Who will I be dealing with during my stay?
This property is professionally managed by a dedicated holiday rental agency with offices in Gerringong, Hyams Beach and Bowral. We have over 270 properties in Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Huskisson, Vincentia, Hyams Beach and the Southern Highlands. We offer guests 24/7 customer service - emergency calls only after hours, please.
Past guest reviews
What a wonderful place. Perfect for a getaway with friends or family. Very easy drive from Sydney and close to Bowral. Highly recommend to anyone. Very comfortable, spacious and warm for winter with fires.
Rashelle, July 2017
"Beautifully furnished, country sheik house. The beds are so comfortable and the gardens are amazing. Would recommend to anyone wanting the perfect getaway"
Nicole, April 2017
"The house is beautiful. The gardens are just divine. Fabulous for a big group. Gorgeous interior and very comfortable. Would definitely come again."
Charlotte, November 2016
"Our party of twelve had an exceptional weekend, the house is grand and lived up to every one of our expectations."
John, November 2016
"Fantastic property. Comfortable, warm and inviting."
- Bath Tub
- Central Heating
- Coffee Machine: pod machine
- DVD Player
- Electric Blanket
- Electric Heating
- Gas BBQ
- Microwave Oven
- Pets Welcome
- Wood Stove
Great Long Weekend LocationGregory Incoll - 29th March 2021
We had an extended stay at Aylmerton House for our daughter's wedding in the Southern Highlands. The house was fantastic.. In particular, beds and hot water were good, great outdoor dining/BBQ/combustion fire and lots of fireplaces in the house. Bocce court was a real winner. Kitchen was well appointed and the grounds were gorgeous.
Stunningly beautiful stay at The Aylmerton HouseEmily Kitney - 22nd March 2021
Our stay at the Aylmerton House the night before and the night of our wedding was just absolute perfection and we can’t wait to see how beautiful it looks in our wedding photos.
Such an amazing property - it was really spectacular. It’s quintessentially Australian. Lots of amazing vistas from each room, beautiful rose gardens and vast lawn areas The gardens were so lovely and relaxing 😌
An awesome propertyWendy OKeeffe - 27th December 2020
Couldn’t wish for a nicer property. It’s just incredible Plus the Xmas decorations were awesome
Gorgeous house perfect for a large groupMillie - 26th November 2019
We had an awesome time at Aylmerton House, perfect for our group of adults, with enough space for everyone to hang out comfortably together or have some time away. The gardens are gorgeous, roses in full bloom smelt divine. The outdoor courtyard area was perfect for entertaining. The beds all comfy and showers hot. The house was oozing old world charm. Would have no hesitation in recommending.
Wonderful family weekendjaniemm - 31st August 2019
A fantastic place to unwind with family. Highly recommend.
Beautiful spaceJulia - 18th August 2019
We loved everything about the house, except one of the rooms outside, which is definitely not suitable for winter. Our friends had to move bc of how cold it was + dusty
Great property for a weekend getawayJames - 2nd July 2019
This was a great weekend away with friends. The house has excellent facilities and a good selection of outdoor games. With the wood burning stove and a couple of fireplaces, it was a great winter retreat. There isn't much around the local area. However, the house has everything you need.