Highland House for 16, Southern Highlands
This stunning Highland home is a beautiful combination of stone, glass and timber. It is one of the few Southern Highlands' homes with a pool. With an oversized entertaining room, two slow combustion wood fires, a gas fire and reverse-cycle air conditioning, it is a perfect retreat for a large group or a family gathering in all seasons. The decks have rural views over attractive gardens, a dam and the swimming pool.
Highland House has a large dam on the property that is NOT fully fenced. Please take extreme care with young children on the property. The dam is located about 80 metres from the house.
If your house does have internet and if the owner makes it available to you, there is no guarantee of reliability or bandwidth by us or the owner. Very important; if internet access is critical during you stay, please make sure that you have a Plan B!
Where will I be?
Highland House is situated in Colo Vale, a northern village of the Southern Highlands. The property is surrounded by small acreage properties, rolling hills and farmland - close to many of the famous wineries of the region. The house itself is surrounded by beautifully designed gardens that flow down to a paddock and a dam. Highland House is located down a long private driveway, off a small rural lane. The property is quiet and secluded. The towns of Mittagong and Bowral, plus many golf courses, wineries, wedding venues, restaurants or cafes are all an easy drive from the house.
Indicative distances are: 15 km to Mittagong, 20km to Bowral town centre,17km to Centennial Vineyards, 21 km to Bendooley Estate,100 km to Sydney and180 km to Canberra.
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Why choose Highland House?
Highland House is truly an "escape from it all" location in the Southern Highlands. With roaring fires, vast entertaining areas, a pool and seemingly endless gardens and paddocks, it is a place to unwind and leave the stresses of the city behind. Keen chefs will enjoy the well equipped and spacious kitchen whilst the guests can comfortably spread themselves out over the large property.
How is the property laid out?
As per the floorplans provided, the house sleeps 16 across 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It also has a huge open plan living and dining area that forms the heart of the house. At one end of the house is a large king bedroom incorporating its own media room. A hallway leads to the further 4 bedrooms and the family bathroom. Two bedrooms have 2 queen beds in each (please note this), a smaller tri-bunk room is opposite and at the end of the hall is the expansive master suite with king bed, single bed, walk in wardrobe and ensuite.
WIFI, internet, Netflix or pay tv- will I have it?
Highland House has complimentary NBN. There is not a smart TV at the property so it is recommended to bring an HDMI cable or similar with you should you wish to stream from your own device. The kitchen also has a high quality Bluetooth speaker that you are welcome to connect to.
What about outdoors?
Highland House is set on 5 acres of lawns and gardens. The gardens have been beautifully designed into sections and guests will love to explore them. Beyond the gardens are paddocks with resident geese and a large dam. The pool is fully fenced and visible from the main entertaining space. Please be aware that Highland House has an Enviroswim freshwater swimming pool which uses a unique treatment technology, giving the water a slightly different appearance to chlorinated pools.
Please however take extreme care with young children on this property as the dam is NOT fenced.The dam is located about 80 metres from the house.
Keeping warm or keeping cool?!
The entire house has ducted air conditioning for heating and cooling. There are also 2wood burners,a gas fire and gas heater at the property. The house also has plenty of external doors and sliding doors that can be opened up to let fresh air in.
What about sheets, towels and other supplies?
High quality sheets and towels are provided at Highland 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 up to 5 vehicles. Please park only on the gravel driveway areas.
Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay?
Sorry, Highland House is not a pet friendly property. Please ask us about our pet friendly options.
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.
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
Sasha -May 2019
The place was perfect for our weekend away and our expectations were definitely surpassed.
Richard -May 2019
The house is really nice and secluded. Four of the rooms are very large which made it comfortable. We had a cook up for breakfast and the kitchen was great. It was a fantastic place for our group to stay for a wedding nearby.
Andrew -May 2019
Perfect house for a large group. The living areas are huge and inviting!
Shelley -March 2019
Our family really enjoyed staying at this property. The house was exactly what we hoped it would be, very large space for a big family. Having the pool and things for kids to do was a big plus for us!! We had 14 people stay and everyone was happy here even my 80 year old Grandma.
- Air Conditioning
- Air Conditioning: Ducted reverse cycle
- Bath Tub
- Central Heating
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Machine
- DVD Player
- Gas BBQ
- Microwave Oven
- Swimming Pool
- Washing Machine
Highland houseLayla Hejazj - 12th January 2021
Had a great time. Was nice and clean, very kid friendly and had beautiful gardens. Pool was also good
Amazing weekend.Becca - 10th February 2020
This house is stunning. We enjoyed our weekend away so much. It’s a great space that’s well equipped and awesome for a bigger group. We had rain the entire weekend so didn’t get to enjoy the pool but it didn’t matter as the house is so comfy.
Beautiful!Kate - 4th February 2020
Beautiful Place and Surroundings. Will definitely go back!
Peaceful and spaciousMitch - 23rd January 2020
The Highland House was great for our large group and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The house had everything we needed, was clean and a joy to stay in.