Subdued country manor near Sydney’s CBD

Eleven of its 27 rooms are in an imposing century-old mansion, with the remainder in a newer wing. Tip: request the historic building.

A subdued atmosphere and plush environs evoke thoughts of stylish English country houses – an ambience accentuated by the presence in the room of an antique mahogany bed, a charming old desk and farmhouse-style floral curtains. Mind you, some rooms manage to blend modernity with the dominant (as well as immaculately maintained) mood of a well-heeled yesteryear. Rooms have en suites, expected amenities (including TVs and Wi-Fi) and are of