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Garden Hill Retreat: Connoisseur's Cottage

Cottage, Berry

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


The Connoisseur's Cottage @ Garden Hill Spa Retreat is a well-appointed, aesthetically designed and tastefully decorated two-storey sandstone masterpiece, which nestles at the foot of the Cambewarra Mountains. Straddling between picturesque Kangaroo Valley and fashionable Berry, it has been meticulously conceived to give the most demanding connoisseurs a most memorable experience in country living.

Many of our guests have enjoyed our Magnolia Spa Cottage, situated on the eastern end and overlooking the rose gardens and gazebo. Standing elegantly on the western end of the property, the Connoisseur's Cottage enjoys a panoramic view of Brown's Mountains, the mirror lake and the French-inspired kitchen garden.

Enjoy breakfast at the sun-drenched courtyard and feast on the breathtaking view of the Australian bushland amidst the manicured rose and gourmet kitchen gardens. Recharge with an energising game of tennis. Swim in the indoor pool. Relax with a game of croquet. Wind down with your favourite Shiraz or Chardonnay at the sun-drenched courtyard and watch the ducks dive in and out of the mirror lake.

Book at table at the fabulous restaurants in Berry: South on Albany, Burrows, The Wharf or the Silos Estate.

Awaken your senses with a visit to the delicious wineries: Two Figs, Silos Estate, Coolangatta Estate, Cambewarra Estate and Mountain Ridge.

Leave your footprints on the exhilarating walking trails at Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra Grotto Walk or Bomaderry Creek Nature Reserve. You will be blown away by the sheer majesty of these spectacular and subtly hidden heritage sites.

Read our wonderful reviews on our sister property Garden Hill Spa Retreat The Magnolia Cottage. Visit our blogs and video clips on Garden Hill Spa Retreat on wordpress and youtube.

To make your holiday relaxing, we provide farm fresh eggs, breakfast provisions, a bottle of wine and chocolates, linen and towels. Simply chill out and be mesmerised by the sublime beauty of Garden Hill.

Message or email us if you have a special celebration: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons and even babymoons, and we would do our best to help make your stay unforgettable.

Following is the wonderful review we received from a very happy guest:

Connoisseur's Cottage

The Connoisseur "Sandstone" Cottage is a love affair between the Arts and English heritage. The dwelling features an indoor wood fire place, master bedroom, shower amenities, indoor plus outdoor dining, veranda with a garden patch that have various herbs such parsley, coriander, mint, and thyme. In addition to the above luxury amenities the stay included an outdoor wood fire "sandstone" oven.

As my wife and I sat outdoors during breakfast we can we see the transition from the dwelling to the lake and were taken away by the hills in the backdrop. There afterwards, we played a sporting game of tennis then took a wonder around the garden and the lake. Later the evening we would relax by the indoor pool, which can be used throughout the year. In addition to the above, we learnt the site will feature a playground for Croquet, which is a gentleman's/woman's game.

The Garden Spa is also within proximity via vehicle to Queen Street in Berry, which has diverse restaurants and cafes plus much needed body message services in the area. Berry has a local history of both English convicts and Aboriginal settlement so check out the local museum Free entry.

My wife and I travel quite a lot and we rarely give 5/5 but this place is an exception. Overall, we loved it and look forward to coming back


Confirmation and Cancellation

We are pleased to confirm your reservation as soon as full payment has been made. There shall be no refund on cancellation and no change of dates should you be unable to enjoy the cottage on the dates you have booked. We have blocked the calendar for you and rejected all other applications in your favour and will not be able to offer the cottage again for the same dates.

Minimum Stay

The minimum stay is 2 nights except for the Christmas season, which is 7 nights.

Garden Hill is sublime beauty. You will have a fabulous stay.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Ceiling fan Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Hair dryer Heating Indoor pool Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Tennis Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine Wood stove
Garden Hill Retreat: Connoisseur's Cottage is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite private getaway We had a wonderful weekend at the beautiful Garden Hill Retreat. As some of the other reviews say - photos don't do this place justice! We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the cottage, having dinner under the stars, the cosy fireplace and the gorgeous garden and surrounds. The cottage comes with absolutely everything you need- even a bottle of wine, breakfast supplies, and fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. We also loved exploring the nearby wineries and restaurants, as well as beautiful Berry and Kangaroo Valley. Thank you Rosalind for being such a warm and welcoming host!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Weekend Garden Hill Connoisseurs Cottage is a great place to stay. The cottage is master built, beautifully located and very comfortable. We intended to eat out over the weekend but the delights and extensive inclusions of the Cottage combined to make an easy decision to 'éat in' both nights. We enjoyed tennis and swam often. We went home refreshed and determined to return to Garden Hill. Nick and Rosalind were welcoming and rightfully proud of their cottage and what it offers to visiting guests. At the same time our privacy was respected. Highly recommended
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful stay Garden Hill Retreat lives up to its name. What a great place to stay, the cottage is beautiful and immaculate. Property overall is beautiful, wake up to the sound of birds, beautiful view whilst eating your breakfast on the veranda. All the facilities you want in a weekender stay. You cant hear any cars its so peaceful and the fireplace is an added bonus.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort Cottage We loved the cottage and the tranquil surrounds. While the main house was much closer to the cottage than we expected, the hosts were lovely and very respectful of our privacy. Everything was thought of to make the cottage feel like a home. We particularly loved the underfloor heating in the bathroom and the pot belly stove in the lounge, it made the whole place feel very cosy. The bed was also super comfortable and felt like a luxury hotel. We would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a weekend away (although not if you're looking for complete privacy).
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heaven on earth What a breath taking place! The photos really don't do it justice. Such beautiful surroundings and such a cozy cottage. Very clean and it had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable (we even enjoyed some of Nic's home made Kumquat marmalade - YUM) We can't wait to go back!
Date published: 2017-05-24
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