Book Barn Cottage
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Located in the grounds of the historic 1839 Bendooley Estate property, the Book Barn Cottage is a dream getaway for booklovers, couples, a group of friends or families.
elegant, contemporary country charm
Spacious and self-contained, this two-bedroom weatherboard darling will charm you from the moment you walk through the door. The Book Barn Cottage has been lovingly refurbished in contemporary style and you will feel instantly welcomed by its warmth and elegant ambience.
Formerly the gatekeeper's residence, the cottage comfortably sleeps 4 adults or a family (additonal trundle bed for a 5th person available). Complete with...Read more
Book Barn Cottage
Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Additional Location Information
The Southern Highlands of New South Wales is one of the most precious gems of Australia's regional areas!
It has rolling green country side reminiscent of southern England, beautiful National Parks with spectacular waterfalls, gorgeous villages, many vineyards with excellent cool climate wines & gourmet delights.
The Book Barn Cottage is located on the historic 1839 "Bendooley" property, only 3 km from Berrima in the heart of the Highlands. It's a place to unwind, relax, dream and read a few great books!
...or stroll through the vineyard, pack a picnic to have by the lake, browse thousands and thousands of books at the renowned Berkelouw Book Barn, enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at our new restaurant The Kitchen, have a great cup of coffee, or sample some of our wines at the Bendooley Estate cellar door.
Explore some of the many other fabulous cafes, restaurants and shops in the nearby towns and villages. Tour the local cellar doors sampling excellent cool climate wines. Go bushwalking in a National Park, bike or horse riding, visit local private gardens, or marvel at the spectacular waterfalls in the area.
ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
There is plenty to do in the area for all ages, both on and off the property.
The historic village of Berrima is located only 3 km down the road and Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Robertson are only a short drive away.
Vineyards and Cellar Doors:
There are now over 60 vineyards in the Southern Highlands and 14 Cellar Doors, all showcasing cool climate wines of exceptional quality. Pick a wine trail and explore or book an organised wine and food tour.
From fine dining to casual country fare, there numerous great cafes and restaurants in the Southern Highlands.
Antiques, furniture, books, art, food, wine, clothes - all sorts of eclectic finds.
The International Cricket Hall of Fame and the Sir Donald Bradman Museum is a must for any cricket lover. There is also the Berrima District Museum and the 1834 Harper’s Mansion.
Art and Antiques
There are some fabulous antique and preloved furniture stores in the area as well as a number of great art galleries like the STURT - Australian Contemporary Craft & Design, the Bell Gallery and The Milk Factory Gallery.
The Empire Cinema is located on the main road of Bowral and usually features some great art house and foreign language movies along with new releases.
On weekends there are markets at Berrima, Bowral, Mittagong, Bundanoon and Robertson. Please check Tourism Southern Highlands site for dates.
Three of the Highlands’ best golf courses are just around the corner.
Some of the most magnificent private gardens are located in the Southern Highlands.
If a leisurely stroll through country gardens or a bushwalk is not enough, canoeing, abseiling and rock climbing are also on offer.
A little further a field
You might like to visit the underworld of the Wombeyan Caves or do the Illawarra fly tree top walk.
Pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment offered by numerous spas and salons of the area.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$244||$244 - $366||$1,751||$0||2 nights|
|May. 18 2013 - Dec. 31 2014
|All Other Dates||$244||$244||$1,751||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $44 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Mid-week special: 3 consecutive nights at $695.00
Weekend special: 3 consecutive nights at $995.00
The above special rates are in Australian Dollars.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 15, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Amazing Home away From Home
Berrima is an idyllic spot just one and a half hours' drive from Sydney. The newly refurbished Book Barn is a fantastic spot to look for old and new books. The restaurant serves fabulous food and the staff are friendly.
The Book Barn Cottage is set in the spectacular grounds of this country mansion. It is cosy and welcoming with ducted floor air-condtiioning and a log fire place.
I highly recommend this place.
Heaven in the Highlands
What a wonderful place to spend my 60th birthday. The Book Barn Cottage is set amidst a sea of green with the most glorious sunrises and sunsets shimmering through the gums, pines and poplars. A bucolic delight indeed - cows grazing in the paddocks across the road, grapes on the vine, a tree swing out the front - and only minutes from all the attractions of the Southern Highlands. The cottage is so cosy and comfortable, it felt like home mere minutes after settling in - fetch me my pipe and slippers, I am here to relax! And surrounded by books in every room, to browse through or purchase (we couldn't resist a couple), it's also a bibliophile's paradise. Katja made us feel most welcome and made sure that our stay was pleasant and care-free. All in all, highly recommended (5 stars).
Luxury for real people
What a beautiful place to be in and around! The cottage is stunningly renovated, furnished, styled and equipped. The gardens provide views from every window that are more like gardens featured in magazines. In fact the whole experience is like living inside the pages of a style magazine. Except that it is so real. Real windows that open and close, a very real cottage kitchen and lovely comfortable beds, modern spacious bathrooms and books, books everywhere. Happy places to sit, inside and out, and a wooden swing hanging from a high tree bough in the backyard, popular with kids and older generations who remember swings like that from their own childhoods.
Fresh eggs from the hens, vineyards across the lane and the rolling hills of the southern highlands. Berrima judt down the road and Bowral over the hill - life just slows down without you even thinking about it.
And the smiling face of the owner/manager who has lovingly thought of every detail to make this a really glorious place to spend some time.
Style and Serenity in The Southern Highlands
We enjoyed three wonderful nights at the Book Barn Cottage during Winter this year. The location is perfect and so close to all the great things the Southern Highlands has to offer. The Book Barn Cottage exceeded our expectations in so many ways in terms of comfort, cleanliness and facilities provided. The atmosphere of the cottage is warm and inviting - a true retreat where you can relax and enjoy time with friends and family in such a beautiful environment. We especially enjoyed the open fire, sunsets and magnificent grounds on the property .Katja provided wonderful service from the moment we booked and gave us great tips and ideas about local attractions. It was lovely to meet her during our stay. Her hospitality and attention to detail is outstanding! We would definitely recommend staying at the Book Barn Cottage to anyone and look forward to visiting again.
Three highlights from a wonderful seasonal experience in the Sou
There are so many wonderful things to say about The Book Barn Cottage. We have stayed there four times this winter and always felt like we never wanted to leave. There are many wonderful things to say about this unique holiday spot and it's owner, Katja. This property delivers so much more than others in a similar price range that I've rationed myself to a few highlights in this review. Highlight one is the huge crackling cozy fireplace complete with cut wood that invites you to relax upon arrival. Highlight two is the well-stocked, comfortable, beautifully decorated and organized kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. Highlight three is the plethora of interesting books scattered about the cottage just begging to be read while trying not to be distracted by the vibrant and colourful rosellas in the garden. Thanks for a wonderful seasonal experience in the beautiful Southern Highlands!
We had a glorious week at the Book Barn Cottage
The cottage is presented to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. We were there in winter so we really appreciated the beautiful bed with an electric blanket, the central heating and the open fire.The bookshelf is amazing with a fascinating selection of books.The basket of Goodies was delicious.
Nearby, Berrima village has fabulous eating opportunities.
We thoroughly recommend the cottage for a holiday of tranquility, walking, reading and pleasure.
Wonderful location with gorgeous hosts
We were so happy we stayed on at the book barn cottage !
With friends in the highlands that we needed to see we were looking for accommodation that would fit the family and that was located close to everything but not in a town . We felt that coming from Sydney we have that week in week out
The Book Barn was simply gorgeous . Clean , tastefully decorated, great water pressure and with all the little "touches" that make this style of accommodation really special.
We spent an enjoyable hour one afternoon poking around the book barn and loved the walks on the property , enjoying the lake, the gardens and the fresh country air
Thank you to our helpful host Katja, who even arranged a taxi into town one evening for us