Luxury B & B Accommodation in Bowral, Southern Highlands NSW
Enjoy refined excellence in country bed & breakfast hospitality at Bowral in the Southern Highlands nestled amongst established trees at one of Bowral’s finest grand homes.
This boutique accommodation with private suites is the perfect peaceful setting for a romantic weekend, a wedding anniversary celebration or the opportunity for a deserved relaxing break. The manor has several balconies to relax and absorb the Southern Highlands atmosphere with a lovely garden setting to stroll and watch the abundant birdlife. To end the day one can enjoy a game of pool in the Billiard Room with a complimentary Australian port from the oak barrel.
The spacious high ceiling ‘Grand Room’, where chamber music charitable concerts are held annually and where piano music accompanies the 5 pm Saturday High Tea, has floor to ceiling double glazed windows to enhance the panoramic views of the town of Bowral and surrounding hills.
The B&B has two deluxe spacious suites - the Bradman Wing and the Tulip Wing, with quality inclusions and furnishings which include comfortable lounge suites, writing desks, computers, email access, free WIFI, large flat TVs, DVD & CD players, airconditioning, heating to your taste and separate stylish bathrooms. There is a large balcony and a spa bath in the Tulip Wing. Each wing has kitchenette facilities for making tea and coffee and a bar fridge. All beer, soft drinks, nuts, bottled water and seasonal fruit in suites are complimentary and the tariff is inclusive of all costs.
There are many lounge areas throughout the manor for relaxing in perfect quietness and privacy; to read a book from the well-stocked library, or to enjoy your favourite music or DVD.
Bowral is central to a great variety of interesting attractions and pleasant walks in the Southern Highlands with numerous wineries, boutique shops and quaint small villages like Berrima, Burrawang, Bundanoon and Robertson. The recommended scenic drive to see the sub-tropical rain forest at Minnamurra State Forest on the way to Kiama, returning through Berry and Kangaroo Valley, is mesmerising and astonishes visitors, especially our overseas guests. For full details of local attractions, drives and places to go please check ‘Things to Do and See’ page on this web site.
Upon arrival a warm fire welcomes you in winter, or air conditioning in summer, with freshly cooked scones and tea or a cheese platter with complimentary wine. Guests staying two day weekends are served complimentary High Tea at 5pm on Satudays with local Southern Highlands award winning Centennial Vineyards sparkling Pinot Chardonnay or Blanc de Blanc with background classical piano on the Yamaha C7 grand piano.
Menabillie Manor prides itself in serving an excellent cooked breakfast using local produced meats, daily freshly cooked sour dough bread, local jams and we use fresh eggs, cooked as you like them, from our own free range chickens. Special dietary needs are accommodated.
Your hosts Susy and John are always on hand to ensure your comfort and personal needs are met and to advise on local attractions, activities and restaurants if needed.
The Bradman Wing At Menabillie Manor
The Bradman Wing has been named after Bowral’s finest son, Sir Donald Bradman. The name is used after receiving official permission from the Bradman Trust and a visit to the Bradman Museum in Bowral is an educational and a valued experience.
The Bradman Wing is a luxury executive suite where the guests' every need for an ultimate stay has been sought. It has 27 square metres of living space with a writing table, lounge and guests have unanimously conveyed that the standard is to 5 star accommodation expectations and naturally appointed with quality fixtures and inclusions.
Linen, towelling and bathrobes are deluxe standard and the towel rail is also heated and there is an abundance of cupboard and storage space.
The furniture is Australian Queensland Maple that gives a warm touch to the room and the windows look out over the front garden and water fountain. TheBradman Wing has facilities for making tea, coffee and a bar fridge with complimetary cool drinks and there are both central heating and air conditioning/heating facilties in addition to electric blankets for an inviting warm bed.
The bathroom is brand new and has state of the art fittings and tasteful tiling. It has a double shower and a heated tile floor with the towel rail also heated to ensure a warm towel is on call.
The suite is fitted out with a 50” flat coloured TV screen with access to all Sydney channels and DVD player as well a CD Player/radio. The suite has its own computer for personal use and there are wireless and Wifi capacity free of cost.
It is our desire that your stay is most comfortable and your best interests have been catered for with the intention that your visit is memorable and especially enjoyable.
Facilities and Services
Country Full Cooked Breakfast
One enjoyable part of the country experience is a hearty hot breakfast cooked to your taste and we pride ourselves in providing a nourishing wholesome meal.
Where possible the produce is local with local fruits in season and fresh sourdough bread baked daily in our own country kitchen. Delicious jams and marmalade come from the local Southern Highlands Cuttaway Creek Strawberry Farm. We use fresh eggs from our own laying chickens on site. Seasonal summer fruit platter or stewed seasonal fruits with muesli and organic yoghurt are included in the accompanying continental breakfast with variety of loose leaf teas and your preference of coffee either plunger, filtered or espresso to start the day.
A daily breakfast menu is prepared and specific orders can be placed the night before. For special dietary requirements please advise when booking so we can cater accordingly. It is our policy to allow people to take any food supplies from the breakfast table for morning tea or lunch including fruit, and a thermos for hot water with tea bags is available free of charge for taking out to picnics. All bottled water, bottled and canned soft drinks and beer in the bar fridges within each suite are complimentary. Tea and coffee served at breakfast and throughout the day are made from local filtered water.
The Lynam Billiard Room
The Lynam Billiard Room is named after the original owner of Menabillie Manor, Reginald Lynam. Several of his photographs of his winning racehorses at Sydney race meetings in partnership with Tommy Smith as trainer are hung in the billiard room. Recently the original sign for the Menabillie - Hereford Stud and Stables was recently found under the house together with 30 framed racing photos of winning horses but unfortunately only twelve frames could be restored. Feel free to play billiards, snooker or pool with TV facility and also to enjoy some complimentary, and complementary, port from the oak barrel. Guests are invited to select a book or two from the well-stocked library. The fireplace in the billiard room has been converted into a gas heater so it may be helpful to ask your hosts to warm the room, which only takes a few minutes, before going down stairs.
There are several balconies to follow the sun throughout the day to enjoy, subject to the weather, your country full cooked breakfast or to relax with a refreshing wine and cheese platter or tea or coffee and freshly baked scones with jam and tea in the afternoons.
Views of Bowral and surrounding hills
Menabillie Manor offers scenic views of Bowral and the surrounding hills.
There is a well-equipped laundry downstairs, including ironing facilities, which is available for guests to use and please ask if you want an dditional ironing board in your suite. Your hosts are available to assist at all times.
Five Star accommodation
- Guest-rated Five Star luxury accommodation
- Full country breakfast with local produce including jams and marmalade with seasonal fruits and sour dough bread daily baked in our own oven
- Ideal for a relaxing weekend away for a wedding anniversary or birthday celebration
- Quiet and peaceful relaxing large garden
- Native birds utilise the acreage and drink from the water fountain
- A suite computer, Broadband internet access and free WIFI
- Large panel TVs with DVD players in each suite
- Radio and CD player in both suites
Whilst caring animal lovers there is no provision for pets. However, there are several excellent pet care facilities within close driving distance to Menabillie Manorand your hosts can make recommendations for professional quality pet care.
Menabillie Manor is a smoke free environment. There is no smoking permitted in any area of the manor. However, there are one and half acres of garden where smoking is naturally permitted but not in the vicinity of other guests.
The accommodation is not appropriate for children as both suites are fitted out with Queen size beds. Parents with babies are welcome as porta-cots are available and a fold-a-bed can be used for an additional adult or child in the Tulip Wing. An adjacent large bedroom, the Garden Room, can be used as a second bedroom when booking the Tulip Wing at reasonable cost for additional friends or family members. The property has a pond and water fountain which are not safe for small unsupervised children.