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Crystal Hill Homestead

Bedrooms 4
Space 200 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


A magnificent four bedroom stone homestead set high on a hill with magnificent views forever. This cool fresh climate will give great relief to Sydney siders who are ‘over’ the humidity and heat.

Access is level and the home is surrounded by level lawns and gardens, it's completely private, and you are free to go anywhere on the farm as well. The homestead is set on a lovely of 86 acres consisting of natural bush and forest as well as paddocks. The farm has two big barns one friendly sheep and sweet friendly goats to meet. The bush and forest areas have tracks and paths for walking.


The kitchen is fully equipped and basics such as coffee, tea, sugar etc are provided.

Linen and towels all provided, as are basic toiletries.


We live on the farm several hundred metres from the homestead, out of sight or earshot - we keep a low profile.

We are very happy to show you the animals etc. just ask, we’re here to help you, but your privacy and your security are assured.


The tariff is based from $210 per night, per couple. Except on weekends and during school holidays, where the couples rate is $220.

Individual adults are $110 per night extra, children under 18 are $40 each per night at all times.


Guests have the whole homestead and its gardens to themselves, Guests do not share the homestead with strangers or the owners. One couple to larger groups are welcome to stay. An individual booking the Homestead would pay the couples rate for 2 nights and the single rate of $110 for every other night of their stay.

E.G. The tariff for two couples for two nights would start from $780. Discounts apply for large groups of 6 adults or more and for stayz of 5 days or more.


On the same farm there’s a very comfortable three bedroom self contained cottage/apartment for extra large groups who take the homestead. Not on HomeAway please speak to us about booking it.


The homestead has beautiful high timber cathedral ceilings. The interior stone walls are dotted with natural crystals, the homestead was lovingly built from stone from this property. A slow combustion wood fire adds to the warm atmosphere. We provide mountains of split wood on the back verandah for you. The fire is set and ready to light on your arrival. For late arrivals we’ll have the fire going and the homestead warmed and comfortable for you.

The fully equipped kitchen has both a wood burning stove and a gas AGA cooker with electric ovens perfect for the gourmet guest. An Upstairs bedroom suite has a king size bed, sitting room with TV and ensuite spar bathroom. (there is also a sofa bed upstairs on the messanine) Downstairs has three bedrooms with Queen size beds. A big bathroom downstairs also has a double vanity, toilet, shower and bath.

The house suits up to 4 couples or a large family. But extra people can use the two sofa beds plus the 3 camp mattresses, or spill over into our 3 bedroom cottage.


A huge covered outdoor eating area features gas BBQ and wood fired Pizza oven a very long heavy timber table seats 14 or more people. This area opening straight out onto level lawns. We also have a huge fire pit for cooking marshmallows, a favourite with children.

"Nobody smokes here anymore" is our policy for the whole farm and of course our accommodation. If you are a closet smoker please don’t throw your buts in our grounds. Please take them with you.

BABIES in their own cot are free of charge

Extra matresses for children are available


are welcome at $10 per night for one large or two small dogs.


Goulburn city is only a 20 minute drive from Crystal Hill Homestead. Aldi, Woolworths, Coles and most other shops are available in this big inland city. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and just about all the takeway food chains are represented. Lilac City Cinema offer four theatres.


Crystal Hill Homestead is only 5K from the highway on the Sydney side of Goulburn. It is easy to find but far enough away to be very quiet.

We’re 2 hours from Sydney except on Friday afternoons/ evenings.


We’ll send you detailed directions, our homestead is featured on Google and our front gate coordinates are registered with Google Maps.


A trip to Goulburn would not be complete for children without a visit to the big Merino, and for adults a wonderful shop full of top quality woollen products, lavender products and Aussie themed gifts.

INFORMATION CENTRE has maps and a Tesla recharge centre.

An amazing historic train museum features Goulburn's long association with rail being the first place to have a train line.

The old brewery has markets each Sunday and the town has a street Market each month.

Goulburn has a long history of cycling and cycle racing so a visit to the Greengrocer Cafe is the place to see some amazing state of the art bikes. GG also has great coffee and food.

Goulburn was once an extremely wealthy wool growing area on the ‘sheeps’ back’ so it feature many really beautiful well preserved and cared for cathedrals and churches and civic buildings.

Goulburn has a wonderful Regional Art Gallery in our modernist council building in Burke Street.

Crystal Hill Homestead is set on 86 acres and is very quiet, being away and out of site from neighbouring farms. In the paddocks away from the Homestead are friendly goats to visit, pat and feed. Baby goats are born regularly you will probabaly get to cuddle one.

Lots of beautiful chickens can be fed your kitchen scraps if you want. In spring and summer there'll be little baby chicks to hold and pet. There's usually an abundance of eggs to collect and eat for your breakfast. ( except in Autumn when our chickens are in moult.

We have ducks with ducklings born regularly through summer.

There are usually lots of Kangaroos to see. Other wildlife is abundant. The area is favoured by huge yellow tail black Cockatoos, a real treat to see.

Guests who enjoy walking quietly through the bush can see kangaroos and several different wallaby species and some unusual bird life.

Your dog can run free around the spacious grounds of the homestead and is welcome inside. Please restrain your dog on leach if he/she chases stock or wildlife when outside of the house yard.

More Details

Cherry Hood
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Towrang, Australia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • please put ALL your food scraps inc meat dairy onions in the compost and scrap buckets provided
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • The homestead also has two double sofa beds upstairs and the sofa in the living room (downstairs) is both wide and very long and comfortable for a large person to sleep on. We also provide extra camp mattresses. (under each bed) we also have a 3 bedroom apartment nearby.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Crystal Hill Homestead
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
Sydney, NSW, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely experience. Loved the place, the property, the view, the pizza oven... Definitely keen to come back. Can't recommend more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Joey It was our pleasure to host you both. Warm regards Cherry and Martin
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A cozy, comfortable getaway - perfect for enjoy the best of winter in the Southern Highlands.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful country farmhouse which was perfectly fitted out for a relaxing holiday with family and friends. We particularly enjoyed being able to include our dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this picturesque property, it is very warm and cosy despite the weather

Owners were very helpful and friendly

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

High quality property with all the amenities. The goats are friendly. The ducks and chickens are good for the kids. I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days and was not enough, the property is beautiful, the views are amazing and we loved the animals. We used the pizza oven one night and the pizza turned out great. My kids really enjoyed feeding the goats, the chickens, getting eggs, looking for lizards and playing with our dogs. We will definitely come back to this lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A beautiful, spotless, high quality home.

  • 5 of 5

This was a huge highlight at the start of our trip and with the bar set so high it was a hard act to follow. The place was spotless, well-equipped and full

of character. The bed was sumptuous, comfortable and warm. Sitting on a huge sofa, enjoying a glass of wine in front of the wood heater with our two dogs at our feet, what more could we want. Cherry was a delightful host and we were lucky enough to be present at the birth of some baby goats. Wish we.had booked for longer but hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
16 Kilometres
Goulburn Cascade
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Snowy Mountains
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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