Lavish Countryside Retreat Debuts in Australia

A whimsical countryside retreat, Osborn House has opened its doors to travellers searching for a unique and lavish escape.

Located in the picturesque Southern Highlands town of Bundanoon, Australia, the magnificently restored 19th-century guesthouse is a curated collection of 15 suites and seven luxury cabins offering panoramic views of the dense forestry and hills that surround the property.

Showcasing a mix of quirky design elements, every suite and cabin offers a one-of-a-kind experience.

At the Osborn House, the team have mastered a unique blend of country club hospitality, bespoke design, inimitable dining, therapeutic spa treatments, and curated outdoor experiences that allow guests to bask in the beauty of the plush surrounds.

The Osborn House experience begins as soon as guests step foot on the property, with a long meandering path through beautiful gardens leading them up to a heritage-listed building.

Guests are welcomed to indulge in various wellness facilities, including a lap pool with a retractable roof that unmasks serene views of the leafy landscape, a luxurious spa with four treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and cool plunge, as well as a fully equipped gym.

Nestled in Osborn House’s century-old gardens sits a kitchen garden. Currently, there are plans to establish a cooking school in the garden this year.

According to Adrian Levy, guests also have the luxury of enjoying two premium dining and drinking experiences, with Dinah’s restaurant and George’s bar both offering indoor and outdoor spaces overlooking the Morton National Park.

“At Osborn House, we take our guests on a magical journey which imparts new experiences, ideas and memories. Osborn House really does manifest its own time and place in the world, making it a truly special offering in Australia”, said Levy.

The rustic yet sophisticated food offering at Osborn house will be headed by executive chef Segundo Farrell, who boasts an extensive background in the art of fire cooking with Latin American food legend, Francis Mallmann.

“I love that I get to bring my passion for cooking with fire to this incredible location. The best part is having the opportunity to work closely with our local producers, using only the freshest local ingredients,” said Farrell. “The majority of our produce has been sourced directly from the Southern Highlands, including eggs, mushrooms and honey from Musset Holdings, ducks from Tathra Place Free Range and olive oil and tomatoes from Wollumbi Estate. Our kitchen garden is coming along nicely too, and I look forward to harvesting from there as soon as we can.”

The walls and corridors throughout the property are adorned with intricate paintings by Australian artist Jai Vasicek, who will also be the first artist in residence at Osborn House, with more to be announced later this year.

Seeped in rich and quirky history, the Osborn House offers travellers a home away from home escapade.