Inside Glendale Cottage.
If you're planning a romantic weekend in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Glendale Cottage in Bowral could be just the place for you.
Glendale Cottage sits on 16 hectares of beautiful rural land. The cottage dates back to about 1890, and way before Ian Jackson bought it, it was a dairy and post office.
The cottage is self-contained and has beautiful, colourful gardens. In summer, visitors like to stroll around the gardens and picnic on the banks of the Wingecarribee River. The shady, bullnose veranda is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the rolling countryside and lake.
In the colder months, the decor makes staying indoors an attractive option; an open log fire creates a cosy atmosphere in the main living room and a second sitting room also has an open fireplace, television, VCR and a selection of videos.
The two bedrooms have queen-size beds with romantic tulle canopies, and photographs and memorabilia of bygone times. There is also a full-size sofa bed for a third couple, if required.
The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a gas barbecue on the veranda, but if you don't fancy cooking, Bowral is just five minutes away, and it has a great range of restaurants.
Fresh bread, croissants, yoghurt, eggs, fruit, jams, plus a variety of teas and coffee are provided for a leisurely breakfast when you feel like it.
The Coach House is another colonial-style cottage offering the same level of luxury and comfort as Glendale. It also has a queen-size bed, lounge and dining area, central heating and a kitchen.
To complete your weekend in the country, you can make the acquaintance of the cattle, ducks, sheep, dogs and Digger the stockhorse.