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 and heated with a modern kitchen that includes 2 fridges, a microwave, a Blanco Oven and Omega cooktop along with everything you could 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 1 King, 6 Queens and 9 Single Beds, 3 double sofa 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 residence.
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 residence 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.
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
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.
This truly magical property is less than 10 minutes to Berry and the wine regions, local beaches and local golf courses. Explore the region or simply stay put and enjoy the escape.
Illowra offers solace and well being and has facilities to ensure the whole family has a great stay.
All linen supplied
4 x King Beds
4 x sets of single bunks
Maximum number of adults - 8
What To Do In The Area
With so much to see and do it’s hard to beat Illowra as your base for a relaxing weekend or a longer getaway.
10 minutes to Gerroa and Gerringong for shopping, cafes and the beaches
7 minutes to Berry for shopping, restaurants and markets
30 minutes to Kangaroo Valley
30 minutes to Jervis Bay
7 wineries within a 15-minute drive
Award Winning pubs and restaurants in Berry and Shoalhaven
5 boat ramps, 3 of these with 5 minutes drive
24-hour dog off leash areas on the river and beach at Shoalhaven
Things to Do
7 Mile Beach, Gerroa, Gerringong
Kayaking or stand up paddle boarding or paddling on Shoalhaven River
Fishing – Shoalhaven River, 7 Mile Beach, access to offshore fishing via Crookhaven Heads
Shoalhaven Wineries – Berry, Shoalhaven Heads, Coolangatta, Cambewarra, Gerringong
Fine dining, restaurants, cafes and bistros
Berry Markets first Sunday of every month