The SpaceFormerly the gatekeeper's residence, the cottage comfortably sleeps 5 adults or a family. Complete with two bathrooms, a beautiful open fireplace, a private garden and idyllic valley and vineyard views, it is an unsurpassable country retreat.
All the comforts of home are here, along with some little luxuries including crisp white linen, organic bathroom toiletries, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and iPod dock and of course, a vast collection of books. Guest AccessAs a getaway for grown-ups, Bendooley Estate's Book Barn Cottage is unique. Our iconic book barn has recently been renovated, so you can now wine and dine at our fabulous new Cellar Door and Restaurant, open for coffee and lunch every day. You will never have to leave the property! Put your feet up and relax.
The Book Barn Cottage is also a wonderful place to spend time with your children. With a fully fenced garden, complete with an old fashioned swing hanging from the ancient radiata pine, you can relax and truly breathe in the fresh country air.
Our little guests love to wander down the lane to the homestead to visit our hens and ponies. Perhaps take them on a nature walk around the property. You might end up in the Book Barn, where we have an array of delightful new and second-hand childrens' books to ponder over while you enjoy a cup of tea.
For rainy days, we have a cupboard full of board games and books. A high chair is available for tiny tots and a travel cot can be arranged upon request.
If you feel like exploring the Highlands, the book barn cottage is conveniently located within an easy drive to Berrima, Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale. The NeighborhoodThe Book Barn Cottage is located in the picturesque Southern Highlands just 3 km from historic Berrima and ten minutes from beautiful Bowral, Mittagong or Moss Vale. It is a leisurely 90 minutes drive from Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong.
THINGS TO DO
There is plenty to do on and off the property for all ages.
On the property:
Browse the Berkelouw Book Barn - a leisurely walk from your front door.
Unwind and relax, stroll through the vineyard and sample some of our excellent cool climate wines at our new cellar door
Pack a picnic to enjoy by the lake or have friends to visit for a BBQ.
Visit the Bendooley Restuarant to enjoy some great food, good coffee, handcrafted beers or a glass of wine in a friendly place where life is to be enjoyed and not taken too seriously.
The food is simply fabulous!
Off the property:
Visit historic Berrima - two minutes drive away or Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Robertson which are also close by.
Wineries 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 are numerous great cafes and restaurants in the Southern Highlands.
Antiques, furniture, books, art, clothes, jewellery, gifts - 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.
Play golf on one of the five major 18 hole courses in the area.
Some of the most magnificent private gardens are located in the Southern Highlands and Fitzroy Falls are spectacular.
Bushwalking, bike or horse riding, canoeing, abseiling and rock climbing are all on offer.
A little further afield
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.
Brigadoon at Bundanoon, Tulip time in Corbett Cardens Other Things to NoteFEATURES
King size bed, 2 king single beds + single trundle available (sleeps 5)
Quality linen, towels and luxurious organic toiletries
Generous built-in wardrobes in both bedrooms
Complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate and milk
Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, fireplace (wood supplied) & electric blankets
Gas BBQ and outdoor settings
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
Flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and iPod dock
Fully serviced for extended stays
Pets on request only