What to do during your stay
Jasmine cottage is right at the foot of Berry mountain, the perfect environment to loose yourself in nature, or simply go for a run or a walk. Alternatively Berry itself is a hub of activity with many beautiful shops, beauty salons, cafes and restaurants where you can while away your afternoon.
If you’re driving, there are local wineries within 10 minutes drive that are well worth a visit or the enchanting village of Kangaroo Valley is only moments away. The spectacular Shoalhaven Coastline is also only a few minutes drive – there’s so much to do you’ll be tempted to extend your stay…
Local Walking Trails
Horse Riding & Other Activities available nearby
Boutique Shops within walking distance
Award winning restaurants and Cafes nearby
Shopping – Fashion, Homewares & Country Markets
At the heart of Berry is a diverse and tempting shopping hub. From the contemporary Flying Pig Gallery, the lavender inspired luxury of Scullys, beautifully selected objects, homewares and clothing at Moss Nest, Roots and Wings and Juniper Hearth to the allure of fresh flowers at Shady Fig. It is definitely worth the wander to the little streets off the main shopping strip to discover more.
The first Sunday of every month welcomes the buzz of the Berry Markets – a must-visit country market. Here you can browse local handmade arts and crafts, fresh fruit & vegetables, locally cooked food and other curiosities. For a more intimate market experience, on the second Saturday and fourth Sunday of every month you’ll find the Berry Produce Market, where you can pick up locally made jams, honey and cupcakes, fresh fruit, vegies and eggs as well as plants and even handmade soaps.
There are several beauty salons in Berry with some offering in-home
treatments. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or just looking for a pamper day
in the privacy of your very-own tranquil hide-away we can
recommend a therapist to suit your needs.
When you need a break from shopping in Berry there are many foodie temptations. From handmade chocolates at Pompadours chocolate house, an amazing tea menu at Berry tea shop (their scones and jam are a must) to the Sour Dough café (and its offshoot Milkwood) for its artisan bread and pastries, or a rustic lunch and Il Locale Gelato bar for a locally produced gelato and some of the best coffee in the Shoalhaven.
Mezadellas woodfired pizza and Leaf Thai are both lovely spots to eat at for both lunch and dinner and they also deliver locally – as well as other fantastic restaurants such as South on Albany and the Hungry Duck.
Just a short drive outside of town will take you to The Blue Swimmer restaurant at Gerroa and the recently hatted Wharf Rd on the Shoalhaven River.
The cottage comes complete with two mountain bikes for your use during your stay. Explore the local surroundings by bike, foot or car at your leisure.
There are many local walks but the stunning Drawing Room Rocks is a 4.5 km hike into the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Berry. Although it is an uphill climb the rewards are breathtaking and leave you with a clear vision of where Berry sits in the landscape.
Within the Berry township there is an informative Heritage walk put together by the Berry Museum. The easy walk takes in many of the historical buildings and points of interest throughout Berry and gives you a good idea of Berry’s history.
If you want to step closer to the ocean you’ll find the beautiful Seven Mile Beach National Park literally minutes out of Berry. Seven miles of unspoiled coastline where you can watch the Sea Eagles swoop to catch a salmon or glimpse the rare nesting birds at Shoalhaven Heads river mouth. Further afield you’ll find the breathtaking Gerringong to Kiama costal walk where, between June and November, you can watch the whales migrate.
You have created a haven here!
The house and grounds are beautiful and the
touches are such a luxury to a mum who has very little time for herself.
I fell cocooned and pampered on every level and totally at peace with myself.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful getaway from the responsibilities of life.