Wembley is a one of a kind in the Southern Highlands – a historic, stylish and captivating home set amongst an oasis of landscaped gardens. The home has soaring 3 metre ceilingsand incorporatesreclaimed doors and stained glass windows from theQueen Victoria Building and Carrington Hotel! Wembley is set on 11 acres and has an incredible array of features:pool and spa, luxurious pool cabana with its own kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, adjoining indoor-outdoor entertaining area that combines the best of a shearing shed, sports bar and BBQ, a half basketball court, trampoline, herb garden, chicken run, farm animals, and plenty ofparking for guests! Wembley is therefore a perfect retreat and is located just west of Berrima town – an easy drive to cafes, restaurants, wedding venues, wineries and the like.
** Please note **
Whilst groups of up to 11 are welcome, Wembley is not available for rowdy bachelor parties. Wembley has an on-site caretaker who looks after the property and farm animals and can assist with any queries you might have whilst staying. His residence is private and away from the house and pool house.
** Sunday Brunches **
Wembley is available to be booked for post wedding brunches. The 11 in house guests + an additional 30 guests may attend the brunch. This is entirely on a “Do It Yourself” basis. Wembley is unable to provide catering, cutlery, crockery etc for the brunch. The cost of hosting a brunch is an additional $1,450 and must be arranged with us at the time of booking or prior to your stay. The on site caretaker will monitor use of the property for brunches, and we will ensure payment for that.
** Where will I be? **
Wembley is situated in Medway, to the west of historic Berrima. It is close enough to town to be an easy drive for coffee or a meal, but far enough out to truly feel away from it all. This is an ideal property for guests attending a wedding in the Southern Highlands as The Bendooley, Centennial, Eling Forest, The Loch and Artemis Estates are all within easy driving distance.
Please scroll down to see this property’s exact location on Google maps.
** Why choose Wembley? **
Wembley is a truly exceptional Southern Highlands home. Set on an expansive 11 acre estate, the property features a swimming pool, spa, basketball court, covered bar/games room and a large paddock with livestock.
The house has been built in intricate detail using reclaimed features from both the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney and The Carrington Hotel in the Blue Mountains, and furnished throughout with exceptional antique pieces from around the world. Every detail has been thought of, with the addition of multiple TV’s, games etc for the children.The pool house is self-contained so provides an ideal retreat for parents or grand-parents.
** How is the property laid out? **
A long private 50m driveway reveals this beautiful property with manicured lawns and fountain. Enter through the ornate leadlight doorway and you are greeted by the formal parlour room. In the main house there are 3 bedrooms, a queen, a queen with 2 singles and a master bedroom with a king and a single. Shared by these bedrooms there is a truly exceptional family bathroom; an entirely open travertine tiled wet room with a feature reclaimed stained glass window from the Carrington Hotel, ornamental fireplace and a freestanding claw and ball bathtub. There is also a laundry in this section of the home with a washer, dryer, toilet and basin.
The heart of the house is the large kitchen with stained glass windows featuring a 5 burner range cooker, European appliances, granite bench tops and garden views. The large open plan living/dining area enjoys a large open fire, comfortable lounges and an antique French rectory dining table. Further to this, is the informal children’s lounge, with additional TV, Wii and retro arcade games machine. The second family bathroom is accessed via the children’s lounge, featuring a walk-in shower and a free standing claw and ball bath tub.
Across the lawn lies another real treat; a large covered entertainment area decorated in True Blue Aussie style – complete with bar, bar fridge, dart board,large gas barbecue, ping pong table and an outdoor TV! Adjacent to this games area is the pool house with queen bed, separate lounge and a full kitchen with bi-fold windows that open to the undercover bar area – even the chef won’t feel left out!
** What about outdoors? **
Wembley is set on 11 acres. At the front of the property there are beautiful lawns, an ornate fountain and a basketball court. To the rear of the home is a covered entertaining deck and open lawn area with a trampoline.The lawn leads to a paddock and children will love visiting the chickens, alpacas and resident pony! The covered bar area opens to a full kitchen garden (help yourself!) and the 12m pool with in-built heated spa.
** Staying warm or keeping cool?! **
The main house has floor ducted heating and cooling throughout plus underfloor heating in the bathrooms and kitchen. The main lounge has a large open fireplace. The pool house has underfloor heating in the bedroom and bathroom and a gas fire in the lounge (but no airconditioning).
** What about sheets, towels and other supplies? **
Pillows, blankets, duvets, linen, bath towels and pool towels are all provided at this property.
** Parking for cars, boats etc? **
2 covered car ports are available for guests to use and further parking is available on the driveway or the half basketball court. Please do NOT park on the other lawn areas as there are irrigation and sprinkler systems that can be damaged by vehicles.
** Is my dog or cat welcome to stay? **
Sorry, Wembley is strictly not pet friendly – due to chickens, horses and other farm animals.
** 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 January.
** Are there any special Peak Season rules? **
Please note that during PeakSeason, our properties have designated changeover days to make the cleaning rosters manageable. We do not schedule arrivals on Public Holidays.
** Is there any special information I should know about? **
The Paddock Area- children must be supervised at all times. The chicken coop is protected by electric fencing – DO NOT TOUCH. Guests must not enter the fenced paddocks, interaction with the pony and alpacas must be over the fence only. Guests must not access the feed shed.
Kangaroos and wombats frequently visit the property, guests are reminded that these are wild animals and not to approach them.
The pizza oven and adjacent BBQs are not available for guests’ use.
The trampoline is used entirely at your own risk.
The pool is accessed via multiple gates and is fully compliant with NSW regulations. Please note, however, one of the pool gates is the large corrugated iron barn door in the bar area and therefore must be latched at all times.
Wembley is looked after by a caretaker who lives on the property. However you are assured of complete privacy as the property is not overlooked by the caretaker’s residence.
** 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 100% guarantee that the Wi-Fi will work, and no compensation will be payable if problematic. If internet access is important to you, please have a backup plan. Smart TV’s are provided in the lounge of the main house and in the sports bar area adjacent to the pool house.
** 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.