Old World Charm in the Southern Highlands
Is Sydney’s weather cold enough for you yet? Maybe you should stop fighting old man Winter and instead embrace the chill factor with a trip to the Southern Highlands. It’s all about crackling wood fires, steaming soup, antiquing and quaint B&B’s.
Get some R&R at Burradoo’s “Clubbe Cottage”, a shingle-clad and character filled residence built for members of the Burradoo Polo Club over 100 years ago. There the local aristocracy would make themselves comfortable on the expansive verandah and enjoy a Pimms or two after the polo.
It’s the small touches that count from the fresh garden roses to the beautiful furnishings, India Hick’s Island Living bathroom products and old fashioned footed tub, hot water bottles and electric blanket…meaning you can spend the entire weekend in bed or the bath out of the cold.
Clubbe Cottage – 1 Riversdale Ave, Burradoo
If you must leave, head to nearby Milton Park for some old world charm. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles away in this secluded estate full of majestic grandeur. Wander through the stunning grounds and hedged maze, enjoy a cocktail and a game of billiards in the Polo Bar, relax by the roaring fire or have a fine-dining experience at Hordern’s Restaurant.
Or venture farther afield to the village of Burrawang with a population of 100 people. Like any good town, the centre of all village life is the pub. Stepping inside the Burrawang Village Hotel you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to old England. God Save The Queen. You can’t go past a famous Burrawang Burger on the garden terrace with spectacular sweeping views of the countryside beyond. And if you imbibe too much red wine, crash for the night in one of their boutique rooms complete with Japanese hydrotherapy tub. Heaven.