Built as the Estate Manager’s Residence on the Original Berry Estate, "Illowra" was Designed and Built by the Acclaimed Architect Howard Joseland in 1906 for the late M.F Morton, MLA.
In late 1990's a Decade Long Restoration and Modernisation Program began Further Enhancing this Edwardian/Federation Masterpiece.
Consequently, Illowra is Fully Air Conditioned/heated with a Modern Kitchen that includes 2 Fridges, a Microwave, Electric Oven & Cooktop plus Everything You need to Cook up a storm for you and your Guests.
In addition to the Formal Dining Room and a Breakfast Nook alongside the Kitchen, there are Numerous Areas for Outdoor Dining with a Large Gas BBQ supplied, however, the Glass Conservatory attached to the Kitchen, with its Views across the Garden appears to be every Guests Favourite Dining area.
Illowra has 9 Bedrooms, 7 in the Main House and 2 in the Self Contained Cottage with King, Queens and Single Beds plus Cots on Request.
All Linen is Supplied for the 7+ Bedrooms that can be Configured to Meet your Particular Sleeping Needs.
Bath Towels, Mats and Toiletries are Supplied for the 4 Upstairs and Downstairs Bathrooms/Ensuites in the Main House.
The Air Conditioned/Heated Cottage with Shower, Toilet and Kitchenette can be Configured to Accommodate up to 6 Guests. This is offered for the extra large groups who need more Beds than the Main House can Accommodate and rented at a separate rate - just ask us.
All your start up needs are met with milk, tea, coffee - dishwasher tablets hand soaps, washing powder etc.
There are also games for the family/group to enjoy in the TV room and various books in library.
In addition to the magnificent house and gardens, the 1.6 acre property, includes a gas/solar heated 12.5m pool and spa for all year round swimming and a full size tennis court with rackets and balls supplied and a table tennis table in the tennis court pavilion.
With so much room, many guests comment that the property is not only big enough for the all the family to get together, it’s also big enough to get away from the family.
WE TAKE ON LINE PAYMENTS - OFFER SENIORS DISCOUNTS FOR MID WEEK STAYS. LONG STAY DISCOUNTS ALSO APPLY TO STAYS OVER 6 NIGHTS
There are great discounts for midweek stays at Illowra and additional discounts for seniors
The property offers plenty of options when planning small intimate parties of 8-30 people and functions for groups of up to 50.
All gatherings/events over the guest numbers that are staying In house at Illowra need prior written approval - please ensure you advise us of your plans so we can approve and price your event
On site and on street parking is provided.
Pets are allowed with prior permission
Security deposit is taken for your booking of $600 and a booking fee of $100 - the security deposit is refundable a few days after your stay. The deposit is refundable should you cancel however refund is fully dependant on the house being re let for the period of your stay and an administration fee of $150 is deducted prior to refund
The standard entry time is 3pm and exit 10am. Where possible we extend to suit your needs - just let us know what you are looking for.
Rated 5 out of
18 guests all of whom thoroughly their stay great facilities with pool, spa, tennis & table tennis
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 4 out of
Plenty of room
Our group of 14 adults recently stayed at Illowra for 2 nights. There was plenty of space and it was clean and comfortable. The use of the pool, tennis court and table tennis made for a fun weekend.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 4 out of
Great Long Weekend
Visited Illowra with family and friends Feb 2016 to celebrate three birthdays, a total of 11 adults and 5 children. The heritage place is so spacious and comfortable that we still had spare bedrooms and there was always somewhere you could sit for a quiet moment if you chose.
At first the street noise was noticeable (very close to major intersection but this soon faded and hardly at all inside. Very private and surrounded by trees in a beautifully landscaped garden.
The heated pool and spa was used by everyone and was simply wonderful.The tennis court was in good condition and safe for the children .
Close to wineries, the beach, parks and shops, it is very central if you want to do a little exploring ... or you can just stay in and enjoy the place.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of
Great for large extended family
Our huge family enjoyed our best holiday ever together at Illowra. The large lounge room was a good place for family games etc and the large well equipped kitchen was big enough to prepare meals for so many people. The conservatory was a popular eating place.
The house is so big that there are lots of nooks and crannies to get away for a quiet time. We had little children and felt very secure that they could roam around safely with all the security fencing. The gardens are amazingly beautiful. Some of us older ones hardly left the house as it was so relaxing.
The bedrooms are large and very comfortable and the many bathrooms were good for a crowd. The air conditioning was excellent for such a large house.
The huge pool, spa, tennis court and ping pong table were constantly in use.
Our hosts Cecelia and Richard were so pleasant and helpful.
We will definitely be back for another holiday.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of
Gracious house of generous proportion
Our family of 8 adults and 5 children thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at this lovely house. We enjoyed the space it provided as there were plenty of quiet little nooks in which to reflect. The swimming pool and tennis court were of exceptional quality and we appreciated having 4 bathrooms. All in all a wonderful family holiday spent at Illoura
Date published: 2016-01-06
Illowra @ Berry/Nowra is rated
- Pool and Spa Facilities
- Entertainment and Family
- Kitchen and Dining
Child's high chair,
- Linen and Cleaning
Iron and board,
- Heating and Cooling