The cottage began its life as the cooking school building at Frensham girls’ school, in nearby Mittagong. In 1992 the cottage was moved to Luxstowe property to house Mick’s parents. Its story and furnishing have since grown and changed from the school’s mixing bowls, aprons and utensils to memorable family roast dinners, important dates celebrations and numerous interesting people staying.
Tucked away, down a long driveway lined by apple trees, Luxstowe House is nestled between Catavento Sculpture Studio and the paddocks, quietly inviting us to slow down, breathe and unwind away from routine and commitments.
Surrounded by established trees, shrubs and sculptures in the vast gardens of Treekeepers Container Nursery, and holding beautiful antiques and original artworks, Luxstowe House bridges qualities of the past and the present in a rural setting, yet only five minutes away from the pulse of things.
Luxstowe House is five-minutes drive from Bowral and Moss Vale, where you’ll find a variety of places to eat and shop. If you enjoy walking or cycling, an entrance to the Bong Bong Track, which follows the Wingecarribee River, is close by. Not far from several townships, waterfalls, bushwalks, golf courses and wineries, there are plenty of things to do and places to visit.
The property’s rural setting is perfect for relaxing, reading and artistic pursuits. It appeals to solo travellers, couples and families of all ages and walks of life. (Please note that there are ponds on the property and dams in the adjoining paddocks, so be vigilant with young children.)
Antiques, sculptures and books give Luxstowe House a timeless and rich quality and character. Its high ceilings create a sense of generosity, enhanced by the large windows that frame the serene landscape.
On a beautiful day, a picnic in the garden is a lovely way to enjoy Luxstowe’s tranquil and atmospheric setting.
Guests enter the spacious main bedroom, with the queen-size bed, through the second bedroom, which has the two singles. All beds have electric blankets, down duvets and pillows, and pure cotton sheets.
The bedrooms, bathroom and living room have wall-mounted heaters, and a large gas heater in the living/kitchen area provides extra warmth.
The cottage accommodates a maximum of four guests with all linen and towels provided.
If you require a cot with linen and/or highchair, please let us know when you book. Both can be provided for $15 each. If you need a babysitter, we know several nannies who would be happy to assist.
Neither pets nor smoking are permitted.
The cottage has a television, DVD player, and IPod dock. Sorry, no WI-FI.