The Berrima Motel nestles on almost two acres of beautiful gardens full of native birdlife. These back on to the Wingecarribee River where you can often see families of platypus at play. All 19 units exude a feeling of comfort that is only found in a true country motel.
Situated right in the centre of the historic village of Berrima, the Berrima Motel is without doubt one of the most charming motels you will ever have the pleasure of staying in. Being in the heart of the village, the Berrima Motel is in easy walking distance of the speciality arts and craft shops that have made shopping in Berrima so famous.
The motel is also conveniently located to all of Berrima's historic buildings, art galleries, fine restaurants and coffee shops, and is directly opposite Australia's oldest continuously licensed hotel, the Surveyor General Inn.
A visit to Berrima is not complete without a visit to the Surveyor General Inn. Enjoy the hospitality of their friendly staff, and take home with you the memory of one of Australia's most famous inns.
The Surveyor General Inn was built in 1834 for James Harper, using convict labour, and licensed as an inn the following year. The main building, constructed of local convict-hewn sandstone and sandstock bricks, has served as both a pub and accommodation for over a century and a half.
Remaining in the Harper family for almost 100 years, The Surveyor General is the oldest continuously licensed inn in Australia.
Enjoy the hospitality of the friendly staff and food.
Formerly the gatekeeper's residence, the Book Barn Cottage is a beautiful, spacious, fully self-contained cottage. Refurbished in contemporary style, this two-bedroom weatherboard darling exudes warmth, ambience and country elegance.
The Book Barn cottage is the perfect getaway for book and wine lovers, couples, friends or families.
Crisp white linen, organic toiletries and little luxuries abound. Their cottage contains a lovely open fireplace, a vast collection of books and a private garden with idyllic vineyard and paddock views.
Browse the Book Barn, enjoy a great coffee or a glass of wine and a sumptuous meal just footsteps away at their ar door and the Bendooley Bar and Grill, housed inside the famous Berkelouw book barn.
The cottage is family friendly, fully fenced and bursting with books for little people. Their little guests are welcome to wander down the lane and collect eggs from their hens and pat Tiffie the pony.
A relocated and restored 1840s colonial cottage. The Settlers Hut is situated in the historic village of Berrima and offers a cosy and intimate getaway for two people overlooking the Wingecarribee River where platypus can be seen playing at dawn and dusk.
The rough-hewn slab walls and carefully selected rustic colonial bush decor enhance the amazing ambience that The Settlers Hut exudes. The main room is a traditional living space complete with a Victorian Iron tester bed and featuring a large open fireplace with easy chairs.
A period kitchen has been recreated and fitted with cupboards and benches of recycled timber. You may choose to prepare breakfast or a romantic evening meal on the classic early Kooka gas stove.
The bathroom has an old fashioned claw-foot bath and shower.
Located in the front garden is a former stable now a traditional rustic dining room with outside barbecue facilities.
The Bay Tree Gallery provides an opportunity to promote local artists and their work while at the same time providing a unique shopping experience.
The Bay Tree Gallery has two gallery areas. The first exhibiting works by many local and featured artists including paintings, pottery, figurines, woodwork, jewellery and photography. The second gallery area features glasswork, pottery and a range of clothing accessories from the local area.
The gallery has four areas for gifts and cards, ladies and men's fashions and accessories including quality leather bags, jewellery, hats, scarves, shawls and gloves.
The gallery stocks a number of Australian brands including Pacific Sheepskin Ugg Boots, St Alban scarves, throws and blankets, Jacaru oil skin coats and hats, Clover Field soaps and products, Brilliant Silk hand painted scarves, Sarah Gordon Jewellery.
The gallery has a huge range of gift cards for all occasions including a number of locally hand made cards....
It's time to delve into the past and Berrima is just the village to visit. Home to Australia's oldest continually licensed Inn - the Surveyor General, amazing colonial sandstone buildings, (one which houses Eschalot, a hatted restaurant) and even a ghost, if you look hard enough.
This delightful historic destination in the Southern Highlands is just 122 kilometres south west of Sydney and has a unique collection of Georgian, sandstone homes and public buildings from the 19th century. There are craft galleries, coffee shops and tea houses, making it a great short break.
Browse through the many craft shops, galleries and antique shops, visit the Courthouse Museum and enjoy a Guinness and a meal at the Surveyor General Inn, Australia's oldest continually licensed inn. Berkelouw Books, now known as Bendooley Estate is a converted barn near Berrima that is packed with 300,000 second-hand books, cafe and cellar door....
Locate at the northern end of Berrima, The Brown Shutter offers an adventure for all shoppers with a large range of gift ware including home wares, educational toys, teddies, clothing and jewellery.
The service at The Brown Shutter ensures that everyone that visits leaves having had a wonderful experience with gifts that are wrapped free of charge.
Come and visit The Brown Shutter and make your next visit to the Southern Highlands one to remember!