Just over an hour and a half from Sydney on the South Coast of NSW and located on 5 acres at the northern entry to the historic town of Berry, Mananga Homestead stands majestically on a hill overlooking the town and the green fields of this unique area. Having been built in 1894 as a dairy farm, Mananga with its Victorian Design and complex gables and verandahs, has now been recognised as a significant historic building by the National Trust.
The homestead offers 6 bedrooms, 2 lounges, 6 bathrooms, a conservatory and the great atmosphere of yesteryear with its open fireplaces and high ceilings. Verandahs surround the entire home where you can relax and take in the beautiful views of the green hills of Berry.
The original was built for William Stewart. William was an acquaintance of David Berry in Scotland and although, at first, settling further south of Berry, was enticed to come to Berry and help control the large David Berry Estate. Alexander Berry appointed William Stewart the first Commissioner of Peace for the district of Broughton (Berry) on 8th April 1867. This involved mayoral type duties.
Williams brother, Donald Stewart, had arrived in Australia and went prospecting at the gold fields. Later he returned to Berry and became the first Post Master of Berry, the Post Office being at the Old Mananga Cottage.
John Stewart, son of William, came to Australia at the age of 19 years after finishing his studies in Scotland. He purchased the Mananga land when portions of the Berry Estate were sold off after the death of David Berry. It was John Stewart who built the existing in 1894. Interestingly, John was the first registered auctioneer in NSW and his office is still quite evident in the Homestead. The firm of Stewart and Morton was formed in 1880 and operated till 1960.
One kilometre away you will find quality restaurants, antique, craft shops and other Berry attractions while if you wish a beach lies waiting 6 kilometres away.
Other activities close by are the Drawing Room walk, wineries, golf courses, tennis courts, rainforest walks, Kangaroo Valley, and Dolphin Watch cruises on Jervis Bay.
Bed 1 = queen + ensuite
Bed 2 = queen + single, tv, + ensuite
Bed 3 = queen + ensuite
Bed 4 = queen + ensuite
Bed 5 = queen (bathroom just across the hall)
Bed 6 = queen + small ensuite
(Bring own linen & towels)
Tv room has Austar, formal lounge area with piano, plenty of great books to read, the house is surrounded by magnificent gardens.
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Open Fireplace
- Pay Television
- Washing Machine
Stay before 27 Jun 2013 for 5% off.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 12 adults. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 people.
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