• south_cottage1.jpg
  • south_cottage2.jpg
  • south_cottage3.jpg
  • south_cottage4.jpg
  • south_cottage5.jpg
  • south_cottage6.jpg
  • south_cottage7.jpg
  • south_cottage8.jpg
  • south_cottage9.jpg
  • south_cottage10.jpg
  • south_cottage11.jpg
  • south_cottage12.jpg
  • south_cottage13.jpg
  • south_cottage14.jpg
  • south_cottage15.jpg
  • south_cottage16.jpg
  • south_cottage17.jpg


Southdown Cottage is located in the grounds of historic Southdown in Burradoo/Bowral - an original Southern Highlands property dating back to 1857.

The Cottage, adjacent to the majestic original homestead, was built in 1864 as a caretaker's residence for the then large 335 acre property.

In the middle of 19C it was used as a bunkhouse for the children of city gentry visiting the famous Southdown Riding School which operated on the property for some 40 years, as well as a guest house for the homestead.

The cottage is a quaint fully self-contained English story book style cottage.

The interior is decorated in country cottage style with special ambience for up to 4 guests. Upstairs has a queen bedroom/ensuite overlooking the gardens. The downstairs bedroom/ensuite has 2 king single beds (rate applies for different bed configuration on request - check with operator). There is a fully equipped kitchenette, dining and sitting area with wood fire (in winter) overlooking the bay tree and long pond garden. Full linen and a complementary basket breakfast for 2 days is supplied.

Relax in the park-like 6 acres of gardens. There are secluded areas where you can sit and enjoy.

The upstairs bedroom is not suitable for the elderly or infirm.

Sorry no pets.


Customer Comments...

Dear Margaret,

Thank you for the opportunity to stay at Southdown Cottage. Thank you also to Celia for her welcome.

We had a wonderful stay.

I left the keys inside with a key in the door. I do hope all else was ok.

Kind regards,



Hi Margaret,

Thanks for your hospitality this week.

We have really enjoyed our time in the cottage and around the beautiful gardens.

Thanks and kind regards,

Peter and Janine and Harrison Hoban.


Hi Margaret,

Thank you we found the Cottage to provide the sense of escape and the access to all we needed. We were ale to do business in Sydney and return to the quiet and bliss of your piece of heaven. It was beautifully presented.

Thank you once again,



Hi Margaret,

Thanks so much we had a lovely, relaxing time and enjoyed catching up with family. Everything was wonderful with the accommodation, it more than a home away from home.

Best regards,


Dear Margaret,

Thank you, our stay was delightful. The cottage is beautiful and was perfect for our weekend. Sorry we didn't bump into you either! We would definitely stay again so hopefully we will see you on the next visit.

All the best!



Features & Facilities

- Television/Foxtel
- DVD/CD player
- Selection of DVD’s and CD’s
-  WiFi

- Travel Cot - on request - $15
  (no linen provided)

- Linen/towels/bath robes
- Iron/Ironing board
Laundry Facility Room
- Washing machine/dryer

Laundry Facility Room
- Washing machine/dryer

- Full cooking facilities
- Microwave
- Espresso machine

- R/C air conditioning
- Wood fire ( for use from April-August)
- Space heater/fans
- Electric blankets

- Parking – 1 car
- Non-Smoking
- No pets