We stayed at the Berry Hideaway last year and could not believe it was available again this year. It's been in the Good Weekend 50 weekend locations and is reasonably priced so I have no idea why that is the case.
The hideaway is on the other side of the highway from the main Berri town so you're away from the town which in my opinion gives you a greater sense of being on holidays. The hideaway consists of three houses on a very large plot. You cant see the other houses from your house.
Wendy and Kim are such warm hosts. They provide breakfast as part of the deal and are generous with their time showing off the alpacas and other animals to our kids.
The houses are basically new, the air conditioning is fantastic even in a heat wave and there is plenty of room for a family of 4 to eat, sleep and interact in separate spaces.
Berry is a great launching spot for Gerroa, Gerringong, Nowra, Kiama... just about any place inland or beach on that part of the south coast. We went to Jamberoo for a day and it was only about 30 mins drive.
If you do go do me a favour and keep it to yourself.
Booked for a week of books, walks and dining in/out and this did not disappoint. The cabin(s) are ideally situated just outside of Berry for the village amenities and dining options but most of the time we were happy to be hanging out on the property and not doing much at all. The Haven is fully equipped, breakfast provided and superb hosting by Kym and Wendy. Bonus thrown of fresh farm eggs and the alpacas. Would highly recommend. Just off the A1 Princes Highway - turning around if travelling north-south from a turning circle at Croziers Road is easy. Easy access to 7 mile beach but rare to have the seclusion so close to all conveniences.
Just a 5 minute drive into Berry, beautiful property, cottages set in amongst the gum trees. We really enjoyed our stay at The Haven at Berry.
I couldn't fault anything and I'm pretty fussy.
The cottages are tastefully decorated, with a lot of natural light.The veranda out the back was perfect for sipping on a glass of wine or beer whilst relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surrounds.
Kym (host) was very friendly and we were supplied with a great country breakfast each morning.
I loved Barry (the dog) and Cusco,Machu & Picchu the Alpacas.
Definitely would love to stay again.
Very well presented and appointed property. Serene location a short five minute drive to the city centre. Fresh eggs from local chooks a plus. Kym (property manager) very friendly and helpful.
This is a great place to stay. We are not B&B people and though this is theoretically a B&B you have your own house and you cook your own breakfast that they supply. That suited us down to the ground.
There are three identical houses on a very large block, each with a large grassed area you can let the kids run around in. The houses are very well stocked with cooking utensils, pots, pans, a BBQ. The sleeping is for 4 people, 2 upstairs and 2 below and its very comfortable.
Kim, the manager, kindly cut the grass out the front of our place so we could play cricket and also organise for us to be around when the Alpacas were being sheered. The kids loved it.
We were there when it was stiflingly hot. The air-conditioning is more than up to the task. If it had not been we would have been in a spot!
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a weekend away or a longer stay. The place is located about 2km outside of Berry along the pacific highway. It is central to Berry, Kangaroo valley, Gerroa, Gerringong and Kiama so there is always a new place to go to each day.
We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights with our 10 & 8 y/o over the weekend. Although the weather was cold Kym and Wendy our hosts certainly know how to look after you. From the cosy 2 story/2 bedroom cottage with full kitchen, to the organic breakfast basket with fresh local produce, extensive DVD collection and expansive grounds- it was great value for money for us and only 2 minutes into town for that all important morning coffee run.
We are already planning another trip back in Summer when we hope their pool will be ready for our kids- whilst we kick back and enjoy the countryside.
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