• The Coach House at The Rift Estate, Bowral.

    The Coach House is 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 has its own private concierge and often hosts events, parties and gatherings such as birthday celebrations and wedding breakfasts.

    Teresa of Highlands Private Concierge arranges chefs, nannies, hospitality staff, leisure activities, transport and can assist in your every need during your stay and/or function.

    For information on the concierge service please contact teresa directly on 0424 799734.

    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.