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Discover the beauty and peace of Kangaroo Valley at Hampden House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

The cottage is nestled in 3 acres of gardens with river frontage .

FROM 11/7/2018 to 20/8/2018 one night bookings are not available .

This magnificent country home dates from the early pioneering days of owner Karen Jarrett's family. Its handcrafted sandstone and timber features tells a story of the earliest settlement in the valley and provides a blessed setting for an unforgettable Kangaroo Valley experience.

With the spirit of a joyful soul, the house offers the comfort of modern country living with all the charm of yesteryear. Time honoured traditions are expressed in line dried linen, a country kitchen warmed by a crackling fire, fresh flowers, French bubbly, and chocolates that await each guests arrival. These traditions and gifts of generosity are like the hand woven threads of a gorgeous quilt of unpretentious splendour that makes Hampden House such a compelling experience.

To this picture add a marvellous in ground pool for summer pleasure, ducted heating and cooling, wifi, Netflix, an espresso machine for great coffee, a seasonally changing garden of mature trees, flowering beds and sweeping lawns and a picturesque river setting. Hampden House is just a 10 min stroll or a two minute cycle into the village, yet remains a peaceful little world of its own.

You can't imagine a more idyllic historic home for a romantic getaway.

More Details

Karen Beeston
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Karen Beeston

I am the custodian of Hampden House. Originally bought by my great grandmother, given to my grandmother and then given to me. l am a true Kangaroo Valleyian. I have had many happy times at Hampden House and it is an honour to be able to share and let you create your special memories in this grand old home.

Karen Beeston purchased this house in 1890

Why Karen Beeston chose Kangaroo Valley

Let yourself discover Kangaroo Valley and l am delighted to share my little piece of paradise with you, the river, mountains, gardens, private pool, and the lovely charm of Kangaroo Valley. Enjoy my great grandmothers home, the peace, beauty and charm of Hampden House will stay with you long after you leave. The property will be prepared especially for you. A very special place for you to relax and unwind.

What makes this house unique

The moment you drive around that top mountain bend and see Kangaroo Valley you will fall in love with this unique Valley. Hampden House is nestled in the village with three acres bounded by the Kangaroo River your very own private river bank and yet just a 5 min stroll to the village with cafes and restaurants. Your own private pool to enjoy. l will prepare the house especially for you, the lights, heating/cooling will be welcoming you with bubbles in the fridge and locally made chocolates.


Kangaroo Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NB: there is a minimum 2 night stay over weekends and public holidays
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Enjoy great grandmas brass bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Such a beautiful warm,cosy,welcoming home with gorgeous surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Hampden House is located very conveniently close to the heart of town, but really you don’t need to leave the house, it’s so lovely and has everything you need for a country escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Hampden House is delightful in every way.

  • 4 of 5

Hampden house is delightful. The property and gardens are like a retreat which was just the experience we were hoping for. Karen could not have done more to make us feel welcome and at home. The view is amazing, just as captured in the photos and in autumn is spectacular. There were so many thoughtful provisions above and beyond our expectations. Karen is a host who really cares about the people who stay in her lovely home. You can easily stroll to the village which is another added advantage. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience in the Kangaroo Valley.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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A perfect romantic escape

  • 5 of 5

Karen’s home exceeded all expectations. Stunningly beautiful and perfectly romantic as the other reviews suggested. Her warm hospitality blew me away also, highly recommended. I can’t wait to return as soon as I have time for another country escape from the hustle of the city.”

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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My family and l absolutely loved the home and property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for being so thoughtful and gracious .My wife has not stopped taking photos .We definitely want to come back .

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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An amazing property, in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We had a 4 day break for two at Hampden House and we wished we had booked longer. The location was just perfect. Right on the edge of town, in a private location right on the river. We enjoyed most of our hours laying on the deck chairs reading under the beautiful trees, in between swimming in the pool. The house has an amazing family history from the 19th Century and still has all the original fittings. Karen the owner was very helpful and left treats for arrival. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Warm inviting country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our overnight stay at Hampden House.

The property and cottage are warm and inviting and the extra touches added from our Host Karen really added to our experience.

Will be back there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Sydney / Albion Park
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Local Pub (The Friendly Inn Hotel)
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Berry / Bowral
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Princess Highway
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Jing Jo Cafe Restaurant (Thai)
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Seven Mile Beach
Other Activities:

Hideaway country experience

Kangaroo Valley is one of the 9 fully enclosed valleys in the world. A unique location waiting for you to discover and enjoy. The secret country charm of this valley must be experienced to be understand. You will fall in love with one of the most beautiful locations in the world and will just have to come back.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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