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 the pines at one of Bowral’s finest grand homes.

The design for Menabillie Manor was by the significant Australian architect Aaron Bolot, in whose name the prestigious annual Aaron Bolot Award for excellence in Architecture is currently given.  Bolot worked with the well known American architect of Canberra design fame, Walter Burley Griffin, on several Sydney projects and later, independently, became renowned for bringing modernist design into Sydney with his innovative apartments at 17 Wylde Street Potts Point, completed in late 1951 and registered with the Register of the National Estate in 1977 and with the Australian Institute of Architects’ register of nationally significant Twentieth Century Architecture.  The Sydney builder, Richard Capper, so impressed with the Potts Point building, shortly after its opening engaged Aaron Bolot to design a residence for his Merilbah Road, Bowral, property and Bolot finalised his working plans for Menabillie Manor on the 20th June 1951.

This boutique accommodation with three 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 classical works of Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin et al are played on the grand piano at 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 three deluxe spacious suites - the Tulip Wing, the Bradman Wing and the Garden Room, 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 and a balcony in the Garden Room.  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 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 sour dough bagette and complimentary wine.  Guests staying two day weekends are served complimentary High Tea with local Southern Highlands award winning Centennial Vineyards sparkling Pinot Chardonnay or Blanc de Blanc on Saturdays at 5pm 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.