A stilt house which elevates you to the treetops, Khan Cottage enjoys a spectacular outlook. We have 135 acres of rolling rainforest, pasture and creeks, plus a wraparound deck with views which go on forever. Swing in the hammock with only the call of the Whip birds to disturb you or settle down beside our roaring wood-burning stove. From the deck, hear the rush of the creeks after rainfall and the raucous call of rainforest birds and kookaburras in sunshine. You will be looking out over one of the most successful rainforest regeneration projects in the region yet unspoilt south coast beaches are less than fifteen minutes away.
Despite our faraway feel, vibrant Berry with its many cafes and shops is a five-minute drive from the house. Seven Mile Beach and Geroa Beach, boutique wineries and excellent restaurants are on our doorstep. You are also close to Kangaroo Valley and the stunning beaches of Jervis Bay National Park. The cottage is a two-hour drive from Sydney, south along the Princes Highway.
We, the owners, do not live on the property which means that the house, its environs, the mown path to the creek and beautiful views are all yours for the duration of your stay making Khan Cottage a very private and peaceful retreat for two to four people.
Our housekeeper lives in Berry and is just a phone call away should you need her. Please note that there is a minimum two-night stay.
Khan Cottage is fully self-contained. The accommodation includes two bedrooms: one queensize with its own deck and one double bedroom, both supplied with quality linen and towels. The house is lovingly furnished and maintained and is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, woodburning stove, gas heater, iPod docking station and DVD player. There is no wi fi at the house. Khan Cottage is a place to enjoy its absence. Should you need access to the internet this is available at cafes in Berry where there is also 'in-town free wi fi' available 24 hours a day.
Khan Cottage's rainforest restoration project.
As committed conservationists we have entered into a Registered Property Agreement keeping our land safe from development forever. We are regenerating our precious rainforest creeks and working hard to restore the flora on all our property - a pioneering endeavour for private landowners. Ten years ago, our creeks - like most in the Illawarra - were a mass of privet, lantana and other weeds. Today, uniquely in the locality, they are regenerating Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest, an endangered vegetation community. This on-going project recognised by a Federal Government Envirofund grant, is the result of much hard work and is where the proceeds from your stay are spent.