Rural retreat offers private golf course, hip bar and lodge-style homeliness
PEPPERS Craigieburn stands proud and stately amid manicured formal gardens outside the township of Bowral, in the NSW Southern Highlands, about a 90-minute drive south of Sydney. Built in 1887 as a country homestead, the property became a guesthouse in the early 1900s and was refurbished in 2003.
The guest rooms are elegantly decorated in contemporary style, some with doors opening onto a large communal veranda.
Television, wireless internet, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities are provided in-room, but the spacious communal lounge areas beckon with the lodge-style homeliness of large fireplaces, artworks and well-worn leather sofas.
Montfort’s Bar has a hip young feel with polished timber floors and a large deck for sunset drinks, while Montfort’s Restaurant overlooks the gardens and offers fresh local produce. The 36 ha property includes a private nine-hole golf course and in-house Endota Spa.
It’s only a short drive to Bowral, renowned for its range of shopping, including antique, homewares and book shops.
Make time for a visit to the International Cricket Hall of Fame, incorporating the new Bradman Gallery, which offers an interactive experience that appeals to all ages, even if you’re not a cricket fan. Did you know women introduced round arm bowling because they couldn’t bowl underarm in their hoop skirts?
Centennial Road, Bowral, NSW 2576
Phone: 02 4862 8000
Rates: Prices from $161, room only, in Elms Wing. Bradman Experience package $199 per room per night, includes buffet breakfast for two, tickets to the International Cricket Hall of Fame, a Bradman DVD and Endota gift. Available until 30 June 2012.
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