Stunning, historic 1870's homestead with beautiful gardens!
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 house has 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, multiple living rooms, two fireplaces and lovely wrap around verandahs- making it a perfect gathering point for friends or families.
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 house has 7 bedrooms, 3 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 fariming 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, 11 km to Gibraltar Hotel, 11 km to Peppers Craigieburn, 12 km to Centennial Vineyards, 15km to Bendooley Estate, 6 km to Mittagong, 19 km to Berrima, 100 km to Sydney and 180 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 around 1870, 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 2 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?
If you book for up to 10 guests, you get the use of the main house only. If you book for 11 - 14 guests, you get the use of both the main house and the cottage. There is an extra charge for guest numbers above 10, to cover the extra costs of cleaning and servicing the cottage.
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 eletric 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.
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.
WIFI, internet, Netflix or pay tv- will I have it?
Aylmerton House has Foxtel and complimentary NBN, connected to a smart tv.Please use your own Netflix or Stan account.
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!
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."
Central Heating, Electric Blanket, Electric Heating, Fireplace, Gas BBQ, Linen, Microwave Oven, Washer/Dryer, Wood Stove.
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