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Heritage Coach House at The Rift

Bedrooms 6
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

The Coach House

Set in rambling heritage-listed gardens at The Rift estate, The Coach House is an elegant, charming country retreat. Gourmet kitchen, expansive living, dining, and relaxed alfresco spaces; minutes to bushwalking trails, wineries and Bowral town.


The Rift is a grand old late-nineteenth century Italianate mansion set on one of the early Bowral estates. The Coach House accommodated the coachman, horses and a foundry, and retains many original character features that reflect its rich history.

Luxurious Country Retreat

A gourmet kitchen awaits, and an outdoor entertaining area with bbq and deck chairs on the verandah for relaxing. More energetic guests can play croquet and badminton on the lawn, or wander down to the field for a game of cricket or football. There are gardens full of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers to explore. Named for the geological rift at the base of Mount Gibraltar, there are bushwalking trails and scenic paths to explore nearby.

Our guests enjoy a truly luxurious stay, with amenities including:

• Free wifi.

• Flat screen TV.

• De'Longhi coffee machine and appliances.

• Fully equipped chef’s kitchen.

• Luxury Sheridan linen and towels.

• Arctic goose down duvets.

• Three open fireplaces, heaters in all bedrooms and underfloor heating in bathrooms.

• Claw-foot bathtubs.

• Laundry with washing machine, dryer and iron.

• High chair, infant cot, games and toys for children.

• Wheelchair access to property, bedroom and ensuite.

Tranquillity Awaits

The Coach House very private and separate from the main house. Guests are warmly welcomed on arrival, then left to relax in their own space.

The Neighbourhood

Bowral is lush, quaint and picturesque. Locals take pride in their homes and gardens, and the main street in town is full of delightful boutiques and cafes.

Getting Around

A Country Link train will transport you from Sydney or Canberra to Bowral station, only minutes from The Coach House. Southern Highlands taxis can be booked for minor transits, as well as maxi taxis for a winery tour.

Other Things to Note

The Coach House often hosts events, parties and gatherings such as birthday celebrations and wedding breakfasts. Please note that additional guests or events are only allowed by prior arrangement.

For the comfort of all our guests, we request that there is no smoking in The Coach House or within the grounds. Thank you for your consideration.

More Details

Janet Ottaviano
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Bowral, Australia

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sadly disappointed

  • 1 of 5

Sadly we had a terrible experience staying here. Not so much the accomodation but the re-emburstment of the bond. Excuses made, could not prove either of the so called issues had been fixed even when we asked to see receipts/photos. Even spoke to Stayz to try and mediate but The Rift just ignored the correspondence. They kept a large amount of our bond and feel others should be aware.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend staying at The Coach House, for a friends wedding. The house is spacious and comfortable, with all details thought of and provided for such as heaters in all rooms, plenty of cutlery and crockery, hairdryers in each bathroom. Janet was a wonderful host, and ensured we had no issues. I highly recommend this property, and would definitely book it again!

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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