Jamberoo, a delightful little village full of history, is surrounded by emerald green pastures and set against the forested cliffs of the Illawarra escarpment.The former Presbyterian church of St Stephens - The Belltower - was the first church built in town for the local dairy farmers and cedar cutters to worship in.Built in the Norman style by a local architect, St Stephen's Presbyterian Church is sure to please church admirers.
Recently, the property added little extras like Foxtel, Bluetooth music system, NBN and a 145 cm television. There is also aiconditioning for your comfort
The Belltower sleeps 4 with all linen provided and off-street parking for 2 cars.
LINEN AND FLUFFY TOWELS PROVIDED : Accommodates 4 guests : 1 large Room sectioned with 2 Beds: 1 bathroom
REVERSE CYCLE AIR CONDITIONING- GREAT FOR WINTER OR SUMMER - NBN WIFI -COFFEE MACHINE -CLOSE TO TOWN -BLUE TOOTH SOUND BAR FOR ENTERTAINMENT
The bathroom features luxurious furnishings such as a white, deep freestanding bath plus rain showerhead and a hand- held showerhead.
Kitchen; Has everything you need to cook your own meals; Oven, electric cook top, fridge, microwave and Breville Nespresso Pod Coffee machine.
In the entry there is a set of bellows from the early 1900's this piece belonged to the owner and is an interesting piece of history.A large piece of timber which belonged to Minnamurra house and is an early piece of Jamberoo history is also located in the foyer.
The bed is a late 1800's french bed brought out from France.
All linen supplied is 1000 thread count and there are various pillows to choose from ranging from duck feather to firm- perfect for a comfortable nights sleep
The coffee machine is a nespresso pod machine and only original pods are supplied.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven and cooktop. All kitchen requirements such as pots and pans, cutlery and crockery etc are supplied. There is a microwave and just about anything else you can think of in the kitchen.
There is also reverse cycle airconditioning and extra fluffy warm blankets to snuggle up in the winter.
The outbuildinghas been setup as a laundry with an extra toilet.
Nbn wifi, forte land Bluetooth sound bar are available for entertainment.
There is also an outdoor setting located in the laundry should they wish to sit outside on a nice day.
About Jamberoo and Surrounds;
The town has an IGA for groceries, post office, news agent, Valois coffee shops, an antique store and hair dressers.
There are tennis courts across the road, a golf course down the road and a bowling club and the famous Jamberoo pub
There is the local swimming pool and lots of lovely walks around the village green.
Enjoy the opportunity to visit nearby pristine Minnamurra Rainforest - the boardwalk makes it ideal for older people to explore the wonders of this lush rainforest without having to hike over difficult terrain.
Take in spectacular rural Jamberoo views - this is the town where Allowrie butter was made, and the local rolling green paddocks are still dotted with dairy cows.
Jamberoo is also where the Australian Illawarra Shorthorn cattle breed originated
Only a short drive to Kiama and sparkling south coast beaches.
Spend time enjoying all that the historic village of Jamberoo has to offer.
Minnamurra Rainforest and Barren Grounds Bird Observatory and Nature Reserve, two of the State's natural treasures, are both close to Jamberoo. To the west is Budderoo National Park, another wild jewel.
Jamberoo was established in 1820, originally to harvest the rich cedar forests that built much of colonial Sydney. By the 1830s, it was a thriving village at the centre of a rich dairy area; today, the town retains much of its historic character. Explore the historic churches and poke around in Fredericks General Store.
Bend an elbow with the locals at the Jamberoo Pub on Sunday afternoon, when bush bands perform or head to town for the monthly Jamberoo Arts and Craft Fair. Held on the last Sunday of every month, the fair offers fresh local produce, preserves, crafts and live entertainment.
Nearby, there are some great things to do with the whole family. Go wild at Jamberoo Action Park, an action-packed family adventure playground, or follow the boardwalk at Minnamurra Rainforest and marvel at the tangled subtropical rainforest. The town is also within easy reach of the surf beaches around Kiama.
The host was lovely, met us on late arrival with a goodie bag of wine and sweet treats and had the heating on in the Bell Tower which was lovely. It was very warm for such a large space. We had a great stay and would stay again. The pub a few doors down was hopping every night. Jamberoo is perfectly located just a short drive to Berry and Gerroa- country retreat a stones throw to the coast. The local IGA is well stocked catering to all cullinery taste with wine and local cheese. It was my husband, 10 month old son and my sister for the long weekend at the Bell Tower. Even though it is all open plan including beds, it is such a vast space with appropriate partitions that we still had privacy as a couple.
NICOLA, JUNE 2015
2 Car Spaces
Stay in a luxury renovated historic former Church Belltower - what an experience