THE ANGAS CARRIAGE, Alpine, Southern Highlands – 4pm Check Out on Sundays!

Staying in The Angas Carriage is a truly unique and enjoyable experience. Angas started life as a passenger train in the 1920s and has been loving restored and converted into accommodation for up to 9 guests. The original woodwork and compartment layout make this a beautiful place to be. Modern updates including insulation, kitchen, bathroom, heating and air conditioning ensure that Angas remains comfortable for guests all these years later. This is an accommodation experience that you will not forget.

** Where will I be? **

The Angas Carriage is located within the Little Forest complex, a collection of 7 cottages spread across 42 acres of grounds. The carriage does have its own private spaces, but please be aware that other guests may be around as well. There are two other cottagesin immediate proximity to the carriage so please do expect to occasionally see your neighbours. Communal spaces include the lawns, gardens, driveway and trails, but you will have plenty of privacy as well. The Little Forest complex has a bush setting and is circled on one side by the Sydney – Melbourne railway line. As a result, trains are audible at times, and for any kids, part of the fun! Little Forest also has various trails throughout its 42 acres, but please keep children supervised at all times due to wildlife, unfenced dams and trains.

** Why choose The Angas Carriage? **

The Angas Carriage is a truly unique accommodation experience. For train lovers young and old, staying here is a wonderful experience. Even without an interest in trains, the modern appointments and beautiful interiors make this a great place to base yourself in the Southern Highlands.

** How is the property laid out? **

The Angas Carriage is reached down a tree-lined country drive way. You approach the carriage across a lawn and enter up the steel stairs. You enter into the kitchen and dining area. A hallway runs the length of the carriage, off which you will find the 7 bedrooms. The kitchen has a bar fridge, convection microwave and a small gas stovetop. Cooking equipment is supplied. There is a bathroom with shower and toilet that is at the kitchen end of the carriage. At the opposite end is a separate toilet. The windows look out onto the landscaped gardens and surrounding bush.

** Wi-Fi, Internet, Netflix or Pay TV will I have it? **

This particular property does NOT offer Wi-Fi. If you bring an internet dongle with you, the best network is generally Telstra. Otherwise, it’s best to use your smartphone only during your stay or find a local cafe that offers free Wi-Fi. The Holidays Collection is committed to getting all owners to provide Wi-Fi at their property, but this is still work in progress!

** What about outdoors? **

The Angas Carriage is surrounded by lawns and gardens that are open for guests to use. The house is part of a larger 40 acre property which includes bush trails for guests to explore. Please be aware that there is an unfenced dam on the property so children must be supervised at all times.

** Keeping warm or keeping cool?! **

The Angas Carriage has heating and air conditioning.

** What about sheets, towels and other supplies? **

High quality sheets and towels are provided at The Angas Carriage.

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 are off street open air parking spaces beside The Angas Carriage.

** Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay? **

Sorry, The Angas Carriageis not a pet friendly property.

** What are the minimum stay rules? **

There is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends or during December / January, and four nights at Easter.

** 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.

ELLENGOWAN FULL HOUSE, Foxground, Gerringong- 4pm check out Sundays!

Relax around the pool or on the spacious deck while breathing in the fresh air at this Foxground property set on acreage halfway between Berry and the beach. The swimming pool and fireplaces make this the ideal house for family entertaining and relaxing.

** Please note – **

Ellengowan is ideally suited for a large family gathering, or two families going away together. Groups of ten or more adults may be permitted, but only once we have an understanding of the age, nature and make up of the group. Party groups, bucks, hens or other rowdy gatherings are definitely not permitted at Ellengowan – sorry.

There is an unfenced creek on the property, small children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Friendly horses live in a paddock near the entry to the property you are welcome to pat them, but please keep gates closed at all times.

** Where will I be? **

Ellengowan is located in the beautiful rural valley of Foxground. The property is private and secluded but only a 15 minute drive away from Gerringong’s shops, cafes and Werri Beach.

Please scroll down to see this property’s exact location on Google maps.

** Why choose Ellengowan? **

Ellengowan is the perfect property for those that want to relax surrounded by nature! The house has a warm, cozy, country feel and is perfect for two families. There is plenty of room to explore, play and relax.

** How is the property laid out? **

Ellengowan is a single level farmhouse suitable for ten adults and four children. There are three king rooms, one double room, one queen room and twochildren’s rooms, with two single beds, one of the children’s rooms can also be used as a play room with a selection of games and toys. There are three bathrooms all with vanity, shower and toilet and one with a claw foot bathtub.

Ellengowan has two living areas, the first has four comfortable sofas, a wood fireplace, flat screen TV and sliding doors that open to the deck. The main living area has a flat screen TV, twosofas and is divided from the dining room by a double sided wood fireplace. In the dining area there is a huge timber table with seating for 16. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances, has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas cooktop, kettle, toaster, coffee plunger and a servery window leading out to second living room. There is also a laundry with dryer, second fridge, washing machine and sink.

** WiFi, Netflix, Pay TV – will I have it? **

This property provides complimentary WiFi 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 canguarantee 100% that the WiFi will work, and no compensation will be payable if problematic. If important, please therefore always have a back up plan.

** What about outdoors? **

Ellengowan has great outdoor areas. There is a veranda that wraps around the back half of the house. An above ground full fenced pool set into the deck, next to the pool is an outdoor setting with umbrella, two large day beds, and multiple deck chairs and sun lounges. Step down five steps to another level of the deck with a firepit overlooking the creek. There is also a vegetable garden, trampoline and children’s swing on a tree.

** Staying warm or keeping cool?! **

Ellengowan has three wood fireplaces to keep you cozy in winter. There are ceiling fans in some bedrooms and portable fans provided to keep you cool in summer.

** What about sheets, towels and other supplies? **

Pillows, blankets, doonas, linen and bath towels are provided at this property. Please however bring your favourite beach towel!

** Parking for cars, boats etc? **

There is off street, open air parking for four cars at the front of the property.

** Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay? **

Ellengowan is a pet friendly property, subject to the following rules:

Please do not allow wet or dirty dogs in or through the houseAbsolutely no dogs on the furniture or in the bedroomsThe property is not fenced and is surrounded by farmland and farm animals so pets must be closely supervised at all timesPlease bag and dispose of doggy waste appropriately** What are the minimum stay rules? **

There is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends, four nights at Easter and during NSW school holidays and seven night blocks during peak season. Peak season runs from mid-December to the end of January.

** 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 generally 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 24/7customer service – emergency calls only after hours, please.

Elandra – Absolute Beach Front Luxury

Elandra is a luxurious,absolute beachfront property – one of the best on the South Coast of NSW. It has direct beach access and 180 degree views of Hyams Beach, Point Perpendicular and Bowen Island. It is a large two storey beach house that comfortably sleeps 13 – but only a maximum of 8 adults – across 7 bedrooms, 3 living areas, various decks and much more.

** Please note – maximum 8 adults**

Due to its quality, style and bedding configuration, Elandra is not suitable for bookings that have more than 8 adults. Bookings for more than 8 adults cannot be accepted at this property – sorry!

** Where will I be? **

Elandra is located on the waterfront side of Cyrus Street and has a private staircase leading down to the beach. It is also next door, yet in a secluded and private manner, to the Hyams Beach Cafe and has private beach access to the main beach. Location is perfect therefore!

** Why choose Elandra? **

Elandra is a large two level home that can comfortably sleep a few families or a large group. It has spectacular views and is stylishly furnished with several living areas allowing all guests to have their own space. The large and well equipped kitchen is a master chef’s joy to work in. The Miele appliances offer the touch of lux whilst maintaining the simplicity of a beach side holiday. New floor coverings through out the house make for easy care to give you more time to enjoy your stay!

** How is the property laid out? **

Elandra is a two level house with lovely front and rear lawn aresa. The front of the house encompasses a large open plan living area with fireplace, dining room, functional kitchen and a large veranda all with spectacular views of Hyams Beach and beyond. Also on this level is a TV nook, a study, a three way bathroom, laundry and the master bedroom incl. en-suite and three queen rooms. Downstairs has a small kitchenette, living area, bathroom and three bedrooms.

Due to the bedding configuration, Elandra is only suited to 8 adults and 5 children.

** WiFi, Internet, Netflix or Pay TV – will I have it? **

This property does have Wi-Fi and a username and password will be provided for that in your pre-arrival email. You may use the house WiFi with no guarantee of reliability or bandwidth by us or the owner.If internet access is critical during you stay, please make sure that you have a Plan B. Elandra offers limited Pay TV channels via Foxtel, however, smart TVs are provided and you can access your Netflix account via these TVs. No DVD player is provided so please bring your own media device for movies or music.

** Staying warm or keeping cool?! **

Elandra is complete with an open fireplace, three electric heaters and gas heaters. There are also four ceiling fans throughout the house. Downstairs there is a split system RC/AC for comfort.

** What about sheets, towels and other supplies? **

Linen is supplied at Elandra. Please remember to bring your favourite beach towels.

** Parking for cars, boats etc? **

there is a remote controlled under cover garage that can fit two cars, one behind the other. In addition, there is parking on the driveway for 2 larger vehicles or 4 small vehicles.

** Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay? **

Elandra is not pet friendly. Please contact us for a list of our many pet-friendly options.

** What are the minimum stay rules? **

there is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends, four nights at Easter and seven night blocks during peak season. Peak season runs from mid-December to the end of the Australia Day long weekend in January.

** Are there any special Peak Season rules? **

please note that during peak season, our properties have designated changeover days so as 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.

Aylmerton House + Cottage for 14, Southern Highlands – 4pm Check Out Sundays

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.

Please also scroll down to see the exact location of Aylmerton Houseon Google Maps.

** Why choose Aylmerton House? **

A visit to the Southern Highlands is all about experiencing beautiful countryside, sitting around a cosy fireplace, driving throughworking 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 sharedbathrooms. 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 WiFi 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 havecovered 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

** 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.”