We stayed here for 2 nights while we attended the 'Calm Birth' course in Mittagong.
The house is in a lovely bush setting. Even though you are only a 5 minute drive from Mittagong town, you feel like you are in the middle of the bush.
I always think it is the little touches that set B&Bs apart. The owners of Darnell have thought of everything. Delicious home-made chocolate cake with tea/coffee on arrival was very much appreciated. Lovely chocolates, short bread, Twinings teas and sherry were available in the sitting room. There were also stacks of books to borrow as well as board games to play.
We stayed in the White room which was lovely. It was spacious, looked brand new and was very clean. It also had a large ensuite with a lovely stand-alone bath. The room opened onto a verandah that looked out over the tall gum trees. The bed was very comfortable and there was also heating which would be handy as the Southern Highlands can be chilly in Winter. The room was decorated beautifully.
A hot, cooked breakfast was available as well as tea/coffee, juice, toast and a large assortment of cereals and spreads. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious.
The hosts were friendly and were more than happy to provide tips on local restaurants and other attractions.
We could not fault this accommodation. If you are looking for a B&B option in the Bowral/Mittagong area, this is a perfect place to stay.
- 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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