We booked our stay at Darnell based on a recommendation from the Calmbirth Course instructor and we could not have been more pleased with the recommendation. We stayed in the Bay Room for two nights and it was superb. Being the middle of winter, it was freezing outside but inside it was beautifully warm thanks to the awesome heating system they have. My husband especially loved their heating as the "rads", as he calls them, are just like the ones from Ireland. Mel and Jerry were kind and hospitable hosts but also left us to our own devices ...just the right balance! The breakfast was beautiful and whilst I only partook in the continental breakfast, my husband delighted in the full cooked breakfast which left nothing out. I would absolutely recommend a stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and discover Darnell Bed & Breakfast, ‘the hidden spot’. Nestled among the peaceful upper slopes of Mt Gibraltar, we are only 5 minutes drive from Bowral and Mittagong, in the heart of the Southern Highlands. Architecturally designed and recently completed as a B&B, Darnell is unique to the area with untouched nature at your doorstep.The large Bay Room features a king sized bed and a romantic bay window seat for two. Relax in your spacious ensuite including a double-ended sunken spa bath set into a light filled bay window.The spacious White Room features a queen sized four poster bed and a private balcony overlooking the garden and Mt Gibraltar Reserve beyond. We hope you also find time to soak in the freestanding double-ended bath in the ensuite.Use our local knowledge to make the most of your stay, but be assured of complete privacy in the dedicated guest wing of the house. Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious homemade afternoon tea on the sun filled patio or curl up in your cosy guest lounge. In the morning, a full cooked gourmet breakfast by the open fire in our dining room will be the perfect start to your day. Features include:Dining Room with open fire; Guest lounge with tea and coffee; Bay Room with king sized bed, romantic window seat and ensuite with sunken double-ended spa bath and underfloor heating; White Room with queen sized four poster bed and private balcony. Ensuite with freestanding double ended bath and underfloor heating; English style radiators for winter warmth; Air conditioning for summer cooling; HDTV Homemade afternoon tea upon arrival; Full cooked breakfast (alternatives available); Free WiFi; Privacy and tranquillity; Only 5 minutes from restaurants in Bowral and Mittagong; Bushwalking in Mt Gibraltar Reserve from the bottom of the garden; Friendly local advice. To discover Darnell, wind your way up the slopes of Mt Gibraltar from either Bowral or Mittagong to find us tucked away just below the summit. Leave the stresses of the modern world behind at the top of our tree-lined drive and immerse yourself in the calmness of Mt Gibraltar Reserve. ... more less
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