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Osborn House

Osborn House opens in the NSW Southern Highlands

Luxury boutique hotel, Osborn House, has opened in January 2022 in Bundanoon in a tranquil forest setting reminiscent of a retreat in the Cotswolds.

Located between Bundanoon village and Morton National Park, the property is a two-hour drive from both Sydney and Canberra.

Guests will arrive via a meandering path through established gardens that leads them to the fully restored and transformed heritage-listed building that was built in 1892.

Osborn House General Manager, Adrian Levy, says the Osborn House team is building on a rich legacy of leisure as Bundanoon has hosted holidaymakers since the 1890s, when guests took the steam train to the quaint railway village.

“Our vision was to establish a new regional playground where our guests can leave behind their everyday and escape to a place where relaxed retreat and playful guesthouse meet.

“We want them to feel as if they’re spending time at a luxe family home in the Cotswolds countryside with our history, quirks and the privacy of the hilltop location all helping to take them a world-away-from-their-worlds,” he says.

Existing accommodation has been transformed into 15 suites, while seven new luxury self-contained cabins have been added. Suite guests can enjoy garden and forest views, while the cabins also include a fireplace and balcony bath.

Vintage European-sourced furnishings and objects have been used throughout, ensuring no two accommodations are the same.

Osborn House

London-based designer Linda Boronkay was responsible for the interior transformation, collaborating with Sydney-based Mac Design Studio and led by interior architect Alan McMahon.  

“The combination of reclaimed materials paired with rich and tactile fabrics, curated objects from around Europe and personal touches in the different spaces will make you feel like you are being embraced by an interesting individual,” says Linda.

Guests can dine at the onsite Dinah’s restaurant and enjoy drinks at George’s bar, which both offer indoor and outdoor terrace spaces and views across Morton National Park.

A kitchen garden has been established in Osborn House’s century-old gardens, and a cooking school will be added in early 2022. 

Wellness facilities include a 25m lap pool and a luxury spa with four treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, cool plunge, and gym.

In addition to getting out in nature, guests can wander the local township, or explore local vineyards, gardens and historic homes across the Southern Highlands.

Rates start from $660 per night.

All images courtesy of Osborn House