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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property


Situated on a quiet country lane with no through traffic, and hidden among citrus orchards on the banks of the tranquil Hawkesbury River you will find Cornwallis House, a luxurious holiday home, ideal for those looking to find the perfect escape.



This property has many unique features that set it apart from others, such as

* Four extra large king size bedrooms, all with French doors opening onto a verandah or terrace.

* Each bedroom has it's own private en-suite bathroom (rare to find).

* Each of the 4 x king beds can be split into separate long single twin beds if required

* The house accommodates 8 people in absolute comfort (or maximum of 12 with 4 x extra beds).

* Spacious house with massive wraparound verandahs, sitting on acres of grounds

* Absolute riverfront

* Picturesque setting amongst a working orange orchard

* Most amazing "WOW" 360 degree views of the river and surrounding rural countryside

* Fully equipped kitchen - nothing to bring.

* Breakfast provisions for 8 people on the first morning are included in the rate

* So close to the city, yet feels like you're way out in the country

* Bonus extra night on Sundays makes it great value for money (subject to availability)




Conveniently located on Sydney's north west doorstep in the "lowlands" region of the upper Hawkesbury Valley - a little pocket of paradise only 4 minutes drive from Windsor and just over a 1 hour drive from the city centre.

The surrounding area is a flat rural picturesque patchwork of citrus orchards, small agricultural farms, turf farms, equestrian stud farms and polo fields.

Cornwallis House is a grand and charming two storey Queenslander style house blending with its surroundings perfectly. The interior is contemporary and stylish, creating an atmosphere of elegant comfort and total relaxation.

This house provides guests with a level of comfort, space, privacy and relaxation unmatched in the area.



The uninterrupted 360 degree VIEWS that give the house its WOW factor! You will be mesmerised from the minute you arrive till the minute you leave.

You don't have to spend hours getting there.

The superbly equipped gourmet kitchen is the focal point of the house and the place where everyone tends to gather. The kitchen (and outdoor BBQ on the verandah) is for people who like to cook. You won't need to bring anything extra with you it is completely fitted out with everything you're ever likely to need to cook up a storm.

Relax with a soak in the 6 person outdoor SPA which has prime position on a mezzanine deck facing the river and offers the best views in the Hawkesbury! Sunset and stargazing from the spa on a clear night makes for a memorable stay. (Sunrise is pretty spectacular for any early risers in your group too).

If you want to escape for a snooze, or a quiet read , there's no more tranquil place than in one of the 4 extra large family size hammocks on the upstairs wraparound verandah.

Wander through the orchard picking oranges straight from the trees (in season May - Sep). We have a heavy duty juicer in the kitchen for you to use during your stay. You'll never taste orange juice as good as this. !

Winter is the perfect time to relax in the house where it's cosy and warm, or you can gather your friends and family around the fire pit for easy conversation while you toast marshmallows and listen to music, all the time spending quality time with the important people in your lives.

Some of the other activities you can enjoy are : fishing from the riverbank, going for a walks down the quiet country lane, flying a kite, or playing outdoor games.

There are many great attractions in the area for you to explore including some outstanding cafes, breweries, bars and restaurants, plus lots of local historic buildings and a lively art scene.

Hosting a special occasion event at the house for family and friends. Guests who stay a minimum of two nights are able to hire the property to host a wedding or any other special occasion event for up to a maximum of 120 guests (there is an additional venue hire fee involved).



Cornwallis House was designed with entertaining in mind. There are two levels of outdoor space, upstairs and downstairs, with multiple outdoor settings and places to relax and dine outdoors. It's perfect for small groups who like to stay in and cook for themselves, spending quality time together relaxing with a few drinks over long lazy meals , or for a larger event such as a wedding which can be held in the downstairs function room or in a marquee on the lawn.

We allow guests to invite extra family or friends to visit during their stay, however there are limits and venue hire fees may apply, depending on the numbers and your requirements. Please ask us about this when you enquire, and remember that honesty is the best policy.



On the days when the weather is not so good you'll find shelves of new paperback novels, stacks of magazines, over 200 DVDs to watch or CD's to listen to, a Wii games console with adult & childrens games, as well as a large variety of board games & card games to play, as well as a full size table tennis in the large multi purpose room downstairs.



When you're feeling active we have plenty of bikes (with helmets) for you to use. You can choose to go for a ride along the quiet country lanes exploring the Cornwallis "lowlands" area, or you could go for a nice 20 minute bike ride into town (Windsor) along a new bike path along the river for part of the way.


For the little ones we have a small cubby house and scootes, acres of grounds and lawn for outdoor games and an orchard full of orange trees to pick fruit from (in season).

In summer we have an inflatable water slide for the toddlers (see image in the photo gallery) and two "slip n slides". We also have loads of childrens DVDs and board games and toys for babies and younger children. There's also plenty for teenagers and older children to do in the area. Ask us and we can give you a list of activities in the nearby area for older children.





Our proximity to the city means it is easily accessible for weekend stays. You can be at Cornwallis in a ONE HOUR DRIVE from just about anywhere in Sydney.

So, instead of checking out at 11:00 a.m., on Sunday mornings, as you would with most other accommodation properties, why not stretch your break further in the Hawkesbury either by staying until late on your last night (Sunday), OR, better still, have a bonus extra night and check out the Monday morning, at no extra cost (subject to availability at the time). We call this our LAZY LATE CHECK OUT DEAL (Stay 3 nights/ Pay 2 nights). Not valid on public holiday long weekends or special event periods or for midweek stays.



To enhance your stay we can arrange in house PAMPER TREATMENTS or a PRIVATE COOK/ CHEF to prepare a special meal for you. Please ask us about this.



We're well set up for outdoor country garden weddings (max 120 guests) . You can use our large downstairs function room which seats up to 60 for a sit down meal or 120 for a stand up cocktail style event, or you can hire a marquee to set up on the lawns. Venue fees apply according to the number of guests you will have. Our venue hire fee includes : Trestle Tables, white fold up event chairs, tall bar tables and bar stools, outdoor bars, wedding arbour & silk flowers, decorations, and assorted other items. You are able to use your own suppliers, or we can recommend a few for you to contact.



- Cornwallis House has a NO SMOKING policy (inside the house)..

- Due to the lack of fencing the property is not suitable for pets.

- We don't accept bookings for pre-wedding "bucks" weekends.

- There is river access for watercraft that can be carried (such as canoes, kayaks and dinghys), however due to the steep site it can't be used as a boat ramp for cars with boat trailers. .


Cornwallis House has recently been re-assessed and continues to be awarded a 4 & 1/2 star rating by Star Ratings Australia, an independent national tourism accreditation program.

We are also members of HHART ( Hills Hawkesbury And Riverlands Tourism) our local regional tourism association.


**** I M P O R T A N T ***** For your security - Cornwallis House is managed in Australia and we NEVER request payments be made to overseas bank accounts or in foreign currency.


More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Hawkesbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cornwallis House in October 2017 and held our marquee wedding reception on the beautiful lawn area outside. It was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for a more stunning location -- the house itself was so welcoming, clean, and very family-friendly, and the owners Alannah and Angelo catered for our every need. Nothing was an issue! They provided much needed advice leading up to our stay, and Angelo was on-hand to help us on the day of the wedding. The breakfast items supplied for our first morning were generous, fresh and delicious! All our wedding guests could not believe that this wonderful place existed. We would highly recommend Cornwallis House as a relaxing place to stay for a weekend getaway, or a wedding!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Cannot rate highly enough!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Cornwallis house was amazing! My family stayed here from Friday to Monday, and Alannah and Angelo were kind enough to let us use their property to get ready for my wedding on the Saturday. We were blown away with the views, facilities and cleanliness of the property, as well as the food and drink left for us to enjoy on our first morning for breakfast. My family all agreed that this was one of the best weekends of our lives, largely due to the fact that we had such a great stay at Cornwallis house. We will definitely be back and cannot recommend this place highly enough. Alannah and Angelo were amazing hosts. - thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Thornleigh, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights for our wedding and fell so in love with the place. Everything was beyond our expectations and the word perfect does not even close to describe what we fell about the place. Angelo helped us so much before and during our wedding, nothing was too much for him. All of our guests were astounded and impressed either the property and beautiful our outdoor wedding party turned out. At the end of our stay we felt so sad to leave such an amazing place, the kids already asked when would we be returning so hopefully we will you you both again soon. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Chipping Norton NSW

A perfect Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house. A great stay was had by all. Lazying around in the hammocks or sitting in the very comfortable outdoor settings. Exceptional quality inclusions and the breakfast supplies were excellent. We especially enjoyed the full to overflowing fruit bowl with juicy sweet oranges from the orchards. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to get away from it all. The house is very comfortable and spacious even with 8 people. We would all like this perfect paradise to be our own.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our family stay here. Fantastic house. Great setting.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This place is just amazing. It was perfect for what we wanted

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Historic Windsor + River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 8 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $1000 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Pamper Treatments : $90 per person
    Catering - from : $80 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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