The Caretaker's Cottage

- Roam & Stay in luxury -



Entire Cottage from -
$550.00 per night (inc. GST)

Two Rooms in Cottage from -
$475.00 per night (inc. GST)

Single Room in Cottage from -
$400.00 per night (inc. GST)

Nestled near Austin's Lawn lies the estate's original Caretakers Cottage - restorations completed in early 2018.
The Caretaker's Cottage is the perfect weekend escape. Ideal for a group getaway, team building or family retreat.

The cottage is an experience of rare Australian artwork, while the garden boasts unique sculptures and hidden follies. It is truly enchanting and an unparalleled cultural experience.

Self check-in available
You can check in with the doorman.
Check-in: 2:00pm arrival
Check-out: 11:00am depart
Free-roam: 11-acre private garden estate

The cottage

Once the home of the estate's caretaker and his family. The cottage has been renovated by the resident artist's wife, Janet, in the style of the main house. It has been decorated with their personal collection of original artwork and furniture. Fully self-contained with three generous sized bedrooms, a bathroom (with clawfoot bath and separate shower), a living area with wood burning fireplace and fully equipped kitchen (with fridge, stove, oven, microwave, cutlery, crockery etc). Creature comforts include Ecoya bath products (body wash, soaps, candles), towels/bathrobes, heating for those chilly days (Nobo wall heaters, electric blankets on beds), slow combustion wood fireplace, high quality Sheridan bedlinen and goose down doonas.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to enjoy a friendly game of tennis or a dip in the estate’s swimming pool. Prefer to relax? Pull up a seat on the wicker furniture on the original residence veranda and enjoy the sunshine. Or in the winter months, enjoy libations by the outdoor fireplace. Staying at Hopewood offers an experience of curated rare Australian artwork, alongside the 11 acres of manicured gardens boasting unique sculptures, hidden follies and a mix of Australian and exotic botanicals.

Other things to note

Hopewood is very peaceful however we do have resident dogs, chickens, peacocks and peahens who wander the grounds. Please give them space as they are curious but shy.

The neighborhood

Hopewood House’s place is located in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia. Bowral and surrounds offer a gentle escape from Sydney and Canberra life. The Highlands is a cool climate and considerably cooler than Sydney. There are many wineries, boutiques, antique dealers, cafes, restaurants and beautiful National Parks to explore. Ask Janet, the owner for suggestions that may interest you.

Getting around

We are a 4 minute drive from Bowral train station, we are happy to collect guests from the station.

House Rules

No smoking. No Pets. No parties or Events


Strict · Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking
After that, cancel up to 7 days before check-in and receive a 50% refund, minus the service fee.
If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance or decides to leave early after check-in, the nights not spent are not refunded.

Check-in: 2:00PM arrival
Check-out: 11:00PM arrival

Entire Cottage | Stay from:
$550.00 per night

(inc. GST)



Wi-Fi | Continuous access in the listing | TV | Iron


Towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper | Washing machine - for a fee | Indoor fireplace | Heating | Central heating or a heater in the listing | Dryer - for a fee | Hot water | Laptop friendly workspace | A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in.


Free parking on premises | Pool | Private or Shared | Single level cottage | No stairs in cottage


Kitchen | Space where guests can cook their own meals | Coffee maker | Cooking basics | Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper | Dishes and cutlery | Dishwasher | Microwave | Refrigerator | Oven | Stove

Guest Access

Building staff | Someone is available 24 hours a day to let guests in | Private entrance | Separate street or building entrance


Luggage drop-off allowed - for guests' convenience when they have early arrival or late departure

Bed & Bath

Shampoo | Hangers | Hair dryer | Bed linen | Extra pillows and blankets | Bathtub


BBQ-Grill | Garden or backyard

Safety features

Smoke detector

Accommodation Photo credit: Ella Ottaviano