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Crystal Hill Homestead, Pet friendly, Family Farmstay only 2 hours from Sydney

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


About the property

Have a wonderful Family Holiday or Romantic weekend getaway, Southern Highlands


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.


Please do not book your children in with HomeAway.

HomeAway charge full adult price for children.

We charge only $40per child per night. You can square up for children directly with us.

Access to the homestead is level and the home is surrounded by level lawns and gardens, it's completely private and surrounded by a dog proff fence. You are free to go anywhere on the farm as well and there are many areas for you dog to run off leash. 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. One 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 double sofa bed and another 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 entertaining area features gas BBQ and wood fired Pizza oven a very long heavy timber table seats 14 or more people. This area opens from the kitchen and 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. Please let us know if you would like to bring your dog and we’ll keep our chickens locked in their home.


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 September, 2018

Why Cherry Hood chose Towrang

We welcome children and we’re very happy to introduce them to our goats and encourage them to get

‘up close and personal’ with them. Our goats love children and want to be friendly.

The homestead is so very beautiful that everyone who sees it falls in love with it. The homestead has a welcoming homey atmosphere, it’s full of books and paintings and interesting things like the Crystals embedded in the walls. We have dozens of regular guests who just adore returning to their home away from home. We’ve watch so many children grow from toddlers to teenagers. Many can’t wait to come back to see their favourite goat or the baby goat they named and cuddled all grown up.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Towrang

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 book children direct with us after you book adults with HomeAway. HomeAway charge full adult price for children!!!
  • We only charge $40 per child per night. You can contact us direct once you book in with HomeAway
  • We have Crystal Hill Homestead on google if you need further information.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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, Pet friendly, Family Farmstay only 2 hours from Sydney
average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful property with gorgeous hosts

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful stone homestead. Cherry and Marty are the perfect hosts - friendly, respectful of privacy and best of all - very good company. Look forward to many more stays at this farm and getting to meet all of the lovely 4 legged creatures who call this place home. Heidi and Robert

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent - beautiful, lovely view, great feel, had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family came for a wedding weekend. The owners were so helpful and generous with farm fresh eggs! The view was a surprise and loved sitting out in the morning looking at it. Very warm and friendly and a relaxed vibe that was very special.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for all the family and my dog

  • 4 of 5

Loved the serenity and the view! House was a great size and the log fire helped to keep it warm on the freezing cold nights. My dog absolutely loved the freedom of a fully fenced yard where he could run around to his hearts content. I think we will bring all the family next time as there are plenty of bedrooms and space.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One amazing home!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at Crystal Hill Homestead - we wish we had booked longer!! We will be back again with family and friends in the future!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful property with us and the pup!!

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Lisa You are extremely generous to write such a lovely review under the circumstances! 🌸💕🌺 Thankyou Cheers Cherry
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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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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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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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