Bourne Cottage

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 8 Guests




Air Conditioning


  • King Bed x 1
  • King Bed x 1
  • King Single x 2
  • Queen Bed x 1


This property is available for long stays at a reduced rate. If you need to relocate or have to be in the Highlands for essential work, please enquire with our office.

Set in the foothills of Mount Gibraltar and a gentle stroll to the town of Mittagong, Bourne Cottage is set to make your Southern Highlands experience a memorable stay.

A charming historic house was once part of the Winnifred West Frensham Estate and was originally the greenkeepers cottage. History reports that it was one of the few Mittagong cottages that survived the great fires of 1939, largely because a water tank burst and doused the fire.

Now renovated, Bourne Cottage has merged the charm of yesteryear and the convenience of today with high-end linen, oh so comfortable beds, beautiful styling and enchanting grounds and gardens which all combine to make your stay so special.

The magnificent grounds are a horticulturists’ delight. They have a citrus collection, including cumquats, mandarins, lemon and limes, and also fruit trees, including avocado, apples, peaches, nectarines, ornamental cherry and plum. Plant collection includes large maple shades pretty, seasonal bulbs including iris, daffodils, fragrant jonquils, delicate bluebells and striking clivias. There are nasturtiums, boysenberry vines, seasonal herbs, and an ample supply of rocket for the chefs in your party. With border hedging, camellias, islands of colour, sunny lawns and tranquil nooks with dappled shade, this north-facing garden with a mountain backdrop is an absolute delight to behold!

Tastefully decorated and comfortable living areas ensure that you and your guests have a wonderful setting in which to relax and enjoy the stories of your stay and tales of the day’s activities. Restful and comfy lounges are great for sinking into and watching a movie on the large flat-screen TV or listening to some of your favourite music on the Sonos sound system.

The 10-seat dining table is ideal for enjoying those special meals prepared in the well-stocked kitchen with fresh produce picked from the local farmers’ markets. Compliment your gastronomic creation with a glass of the local wine or craft beer.

Luxurious linen and bedding will provide a contented night’s sleep in the 4 bedrooms. The main bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite bathroom, and bedroom 2, also with king size bed are both spoilt with delightful garden views through the French doors leading to the verandah and terrace. Bedroom 3 has a split king (advise at time of booking if bed is required made up as a king or as 2 singles) and bedroom 4 has a comfortable queen bed also overlooking the verandah with French door access. (Note that if you booked prior to 17 October, the bed configuration has now changed).

The wide and beautiful north-facing verandahs trap the winter sun, providing warmth in which to relax with a book. Lounge under the wisteria as it drapes and frames the beautiful gardens during the warmer months. Enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace, perfect for meals anytime of the day or indulge in toasted marshmallows in the courtyard with firepit as the stars come out to play. There is so much to love about Bourne Cottage, and you will want to keep coming back for more.

The Southern Highlands is a great place to relax, escape, unwind and rejuvenate within easy reach of Sydney and Canberra why not make the time to visit just some of the many festivals during the year – Pie Time festival, Craft beer & Cider festival, Tulip Time, Christmas in July, the Bong Bong Races, farmers markets and much, much more.

Bourne Cottage is perfect for all seasons. Make your booking today!

The Property Features:

Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
3 Flat-screen TVs, DVD, WiFi, Netflix, Foxtel, Sonos Sound System, PS 4
Comfortable and inviting living areas
2 bathrooms, the main with bath
Full laundry with washing machine and dryer
Reverse cycle central heating and cooling
Luxurious linen and beds
Library of books and board games
Wonderful wide and sunny north facing verandah
Outdoor furniture with BBQ
Firepit and outdoor seating
Beautiful grounds and gardens.

Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom 1: king with ensuite
Bedroom 2: king
Bedroom 3: split king (advise at time of booking if the king or 2 single is required)
Bedroom 4: queen

Distances to:

500 m to Sturt Craft Centre
700 m to Frensham
1.4 km to Lake Alexandra Reserve
1.5 km to Eden Brewery Craft Beer House
2 km to Mount Gibraltar Reserve
2 km to Fitzroy Inn
5 km to Artemis Winery
5 km to Bowral
7 km to Bradman Museum & International Hall of Cricket
8 km to Centennial Vineyards
11 km to Bendooley Estate
14 km to Berrima
114 km to Sydney
175 km to Canberra


All linen (sheets and bath towels) is supplied for your stay.

Property Specific Notes:

Pets are welcome at this property. There may be a surcharge to have your pet stay please declare at the time of booking and refer to the terms and conditions regarding pets.

Wi-fi is offered as a complimentary extra. As there is no charge issues will be dealt with ASAP but cannot be guaranteed.

To ensure the comfort of our guests and the neighbours, we do not accept bookings for “Schoolies” breaks/under 21yrs groups and under no circumstances do we allow weddings or parties of any sort.  


This property is a holiday rental, it is not a principal place of residence and there are no shared rooms. Enjoy your time in comfort and privacy.

Terms and conditions apply for this property and payment warrants your agreement and that of all other guests staying at the property with you.

The guest limits apply at all times during the booking. Any extra guests (this includes day visitors) above those that have been booked and paid for must be approved in writing prior to the stay. Only the guests staying at the property are permitted to be present. If you wish to have visitors in addition to booked guests, you must advise us in writing prior to your stay and ensure you receive written permission. This is not possible at all properties.

If you or any other guest receives a warning regarding excess noise or excess guests, you may be asked to leave the property IMMEDIATELY with no refund of monies. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

This property is approved for accommodation only. No mattresses, tents, caravans or more cars than the property accommodates are allowed. Under no circumstances are the following activities permitted at any of our properties: motorbikes, dirt bikes, quad bikes, use of firearms or air rifles, fireworks.

Extras may be available for hire including rollaway beds, portacots and highchairs. Send us a message to check availability and cost.

Out of peak season stays of a week or more may qualify for a discount, please send us a message.
Information during your stay can be found in the Guest Information Folder or by calling our office 24/7.
For your added security, this property is managed by a Licensed Real Estate Agent. We will never request payments be made to an overseas bank account and your money is held safely in our Trust Account until after your departure.

If we had more properties in our management portfolio we could easily get them booked. Demand is high and supply just can’t keep up. Please send us a message or call us if you would like to know more about the packages we offer for bookings and property management.


Air Conditioning
Bath Tub
Child Friendly
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Machine
Covered Outdoor Area
DVD Player
Games Console
High Chair
Iron and Board
Linen Included
Longer stays possible
Microwave Oven
Outdoor deck
Pets welcome with Surcharge
Smart TV
Stand-alone Heater
Views - town and hill or mountains
Washing Machine


Shivonne - 3rd November 2020

Love how many plates and cutlery were provided. Great not to have to wash up for every meal. Super comfortable couch. Thanks for a great stay!

- 19th August 2020

Large stylish and comfortable house with a beautiful garden. We enjoyed our stay

- 20th July 2020

The house was beautiful as per photos Beds were very comfy. Communication was great

Airbnb - 3rd July 2020

Great place to stay!Great place to stay over the Easter Weekend with a group of friends. Loved the big backyard and the beds are ridiculously comfy!

Sue - 3rd July 2020

Beautiful garden for children to play in!A great place for adults and children to unwind. Children had a ball playing hide and seek in the gorgeous garden. The cottage has everything you need with a well stocked kitchen I.e. equipment, pots etc, for home cooked meals. attention has been given to all the little things you need to have a relaxing time away ( i.e. TVs, Netflix, Nespresso machine).

Sally - 3rd July 2020

Perfect for families and young kids!We loved our stay, perfect for families with young children. Had everything we needed. We would definitely go back.

Adelle - 3rd February 2020

Beautiful spot close to downtown and quiet location. 



17-19 Tyndall Street