You will fall in love with this charming heritage gatehouse, completely modernised and ideal for three couples ... but can comfortably sleep up to ten people. Set in sunny private gardens on the picturesque Eridge Park Road in Burradoo just 5 minutes drive from Bowral township, Eridge Lodge combines the quiet and peace of the countryside with the convenience of local shops and villages.
Like many of the historical buildings in Bowral, the Lodge dates back to around the 1880's when the area had become a retreat for prominent Sydney families and is regarded as one of the finest Australian examples of Gothic gate lodges. The original cottage has been doubled in size and now comfortably sleeps 10 guests with spacious living and cooking areas in the new section. Quaint details like the undersized door, the window seat and the tiny lighting alcove remain, but it now has the functionality of a modern home. Nestled between the renowned Moidart Gardens and the historic grounds of Hartzer Park Monastery, your outlook is both picturesque and peaceful.
The cottage is available for domestic holiday rental and small private functions such as weddings, anniversaries and parties. Price on application for special events. Sorry, no pets.
The cottage accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms (2 king and 1 queen bed) and three ensuite bathrooms. With its old world charm and warm natural colours, the cottage is instantly welcoming and relaxing. And in winter the wood burning fireplace creates a cosy escape from the outside world.
The modern kitchen has gas oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, walk-in pantry and all the necessary appliances for an easy, relaxed visit. There is also a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board available.
Entertainment options include a large plasma television and a DVD/CD player along with an ipod connector.
The three bedrooms consist of 2 king bedrooms each with wardrobes, sitting areas and ensuite. Each of the sitting areas includes a sofa bed for extra guests. The third bedroom is made up with a queen sized bed and wardrobe. Two of the bedrooms have flat screen televisions. Modern bathrooms offer all conveniences, two with full baths. Unfortunately due to insurance we do not provide portable cots, clients are asked to supply their own cot.
The upstairs area features reverse cycle air conditioning and in the cooler months the cottage has the choice of wood fire or electric heating.
Under cover parking is available for 4 cars.
Local restaurant menus and information guides and suggestions are included in the guest arrival kit for those wishing to explore the local area.
Terms and Conditions
Check in / Check out time:
The cottage is available from 3pm on the date of your arrival. Check out time is strictly 11am so the cleaners have time to prepare for the next guests check-in at 3pm.
We require a deposit at the time of booking and the balance of payment and a bond as a security against loss or damage the week prior to arrival. An inventory is checked after your stay and all damage or losses will need to be paid for. A registration form will be emailed to you. Please pay the deposit and return the registration form along with a photocopy of your drivers license to confirm the booking.
On Departure (11am checkout time):
Please leave the cottage as you found it. If our cleaner is required to do significantly more than a standard clean, an additional fee will apply.
We hope you find Eridge Lodge relaxing and comfortable home away from home and we hope you will come back again soon to the lovely Southern Highlands.
- If you have to cancel a booking please let us know as soon as possible.
We will not charge a cancellation fee if we are able to re-book your dates.
No cancellation fee will be charged if we are notified 30 days prior to your arrival.
- If cancellation occurs between 14-29 days prior to your arrival date, a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the value of the booking may apply.
Bowral and Surrounds
Bowral has always been a fashionable holiday destination for Sydneysiders because of its combination of rural charm and comfortable facilities. The town's stunning private gardens, part of grand old estates, are a delight in spring and autumn when they are open to the public. Spring and Summer are quite spectacular due to the many cool climate English style gardens. Bowral is a great place to shop for antiques, home wares, jewellery, arts and crafts. The Sir Donald Bradman Oval is one of the sacred sites of cricket and is well worth a visit.
The Bowral area was first explored by Europeans in 1798, in the very early days of Australia's European settlement. Expeditions to the area continued over the next 20 years, as the hunt was on for new grazing grounds outside Sydney.
The arrival of the railway in the 1860s encouraged development in the area and Bowral was proclaimed a town in 1863. In the early days, wealthy Sydneysiders built grand country homes with English-style gardens so they could enjoy the cool climate. Today, many of these homes survive, allowing new generations of visitors to enjoy the area.
Things to do
- Visit the Bradman Museum of Cricket at the Bradman Oval to learn about Australia's greatest cricketer.
- Horse enthusiasts an ch