Away Berry

4 bedroom Holiday house for rent in Woodhill

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Min nights: 2

$212.50 - $500.00*per dayprice range estimate for 6 guests*

Guest rating: 5.0 / 23 reviews

Away photograph

Away is a spacious and elegant home, set high on the slope of Berry Mountain that was designed to complement the sweeping outdoor panorama that surrounds it. The house is fully equipped, including linen and towels to accommodate eight people so all you need bring is your favourite wine and a good book.

It was Away that Sydney Magazine chose to feature at their launch. Kendall Hill wrote, "The view is captivating, while indulgent accommodation awaits indoors."

Spaciousness was central to the brief to the architect and is evident throughout the house. Away is built from South Australian lime stone and is modern and contemporary, aspects of which the reviewer for the Sydney Magazine picked up when he wrote, There is a strikingly modern CD player with funky column speakers and high fidelity sound (serious music lovers).''

The house has two separate wings, positioned well apart that come together in a single, large, open plan kitchen & living area that faces north and provides sweeping views towards Ulrich's Pass and Budderoo National Park.

The two wing concept allows you to enjoy your family or the company of friends yet to lose yourself in your own, private space. There is a bathroom in each wing with large cast iron bathtubs where an average person can lie full-length and experience the softness of a pure rainwater bath.

The open plan area features a spacious and fully equipped kitchen, dining table for eight and a three, two and single seat sofa, arrayed in front of the open, wood burning fireplace.

The heart of the house is the open fireplace where the two of you can curl up together and share those memorable, intimate moments or around which a group of good friends could gather with a glass of red wine and chat away till the early hours of the morning.

There is an additional wood fired stove that can turn the whole kitchen and open living area toasty warm and guests often pull up the high-back stools and sit around it. It's one of those fun, impromptu gathering points in a house.

There are four bedrooms, three of which have queen size beds. The fourth has two single beds that can be made up as a king size if required. The north bedroom has two corner windows that allow you to wake up in the morning and take in the changing moods of the valley. In the night if you leave the blinds open moonlight will stream in. The South bedroom is my favourite; it has a high post bed, very firm and comfortable and at night you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the stream that flows through the middle of the property.

The theme of spaciousness continues with the high cathedral ceiling over the kitchen/living area and into the bathrooms which are large as are the shower recesses and cast iron baths.

There is a modern, 4 burner barbecue ideal for entertaining on the deck which is elevated and gives you the sense of being in the view and a part of the forest surroundings. If you bring a little native birdseed you'll be delighted at the sorts of birds that might join you for lunch.

Away is a truly inspirational location. You will experience the many, changing moods of the valley; thick cream, white fogs linger in the early morning and dissipate before lunchtime. Clouds rise over the ridges and change colours with the sunset. They race overhead with the strong winds and cascade over the mountains like a misty waterfall. Sunset strikes the escarpment behind the house which glows orange in the clear afternoon light.

Wildlife abounds. In the morning there are a myriad of bird cries and strikingly coloured parrots fly on to the railing of the deck. Black Cockatoos often float overhead, their cry unique and Kookaburras abound. Echidnas are common and in the nights wombats forage about close to the house.

You will be able to watch the moon rise over the mountains and the most remarkable of all is the stars. You have never seen stars until you see them at Away. High up on the mountain and with no other source of light, stars seem to burn a hole in the night sky and you will see the complete Milky Way.

At Away you will feel a million miles from everything in a pristine bushland setting with peace and quiet and abundance of wildlife but in reality you are 12 minutes to the township of Berry- a charming little hamlet with lots of interesting shops to browse and cafes and eateries as good as any in Sydney.

It's the quiet you will notice as soon as you arrive; a quiet that you never experience in a big city and a quiet that you probably haven't experienced in some time. You will start to relax as soon as you step out of your car.

Away is well positioned to take advantage of all that the surrounding Shoalhaven district has to offer. You can be on picturesque Seven Mile Beach in 20 minutes and the journey is a straight road through beautiful countryside; no traffic and no parking headaches when you arrive. You can pack a picnic lunch, grab a beach umbrella and spend the morning on the beach with your friends or family then return to tranquil, cool summer evenings on your private deck.

The most famous walk in Berry to the Drawing Room Rocks lookout is 10 minutes up the road and if you want to go a little further afield, within a short drive you will reach the picturesque town of Kangaroo Valley, Fitzroy Falls and the new Sky Walk at Jamberoo to name but a few.

There are brochures and maps at the house to help you plan your outings and we are always available to give our guests some local knowledge on lesser known beautiful places to visit.

''Look at this valley from our homeland
Do you know that I could have no bliss living in any other spot in the world compared to living in valleys
All valleys attract me but peace be upon the valley of the beloved.''
May Ziade

Things to do

  • Walk to the Drawing Room Rocks Lookout close to home
  • Swim in the local river hole
  • Browse the boutiques in Berry
  • Visit spectacular Seven Mile Beach, 20 minute drive
  • Star gaze at night
  • Tour the wineries in the area - Camberwarra, Coolangatta Estate, Two Figs and Seven Mile Vineyard.
  • Visit Kangaroo Valley & Fitzroy Falls

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Foremans Road, Woodhill NSW 2535, Australia

Laundry facilities
No smoking
BBQ - Gas
Linen supplied
Log fires
Baby Cot
Books/Magazines Supplied
Videos/DVDs Supplied
Bath towels provided
Clothes dryer
Cooking facilities
Gas stove
Heaters provided
Iron and ironing board
Level access
Local telephone calls included
Washing machine
Absolutely loved the house and our stay!! Highly recommended. 5/5 by ,
We just enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay at Away for my mothers birthday. I love the fact that it is far enough away to feel you really are away from it all, but just a short picturesque drive to either Berry or Kangaroo Valley. The house itself was wonderful. Views that just go on and on. And a wonderfully spacious and very well equipped kitchen which encouraged us to cook up a storm. Thankyou Ross for sharing your wonderful house with us. 5/5 by ,
We enjoyed our stay at Away! It was an amazing property with beautiful views. The house was very spacious and the kitchen was well equipped. Thankyou Ross for letting us stay at your lovely house. 4/5 by ,
We had a wonderful time at away, it was so peaceful, the perfect place to get away and relax. We are looking forward to our next stay at away. 5/5 by ,
We loved our 4-night stay at 'Away' - it is a spacious home with a beautiful view to the mountains. There is plenty of space to laze about and with two separate 'wings' for sleeping and bathroom quarters it allows for plenty of privacy if you have two families or four couples. I don't think the photos really reflect how truly spacious this home is - the high ceilings and sheer length of the main living space make it feel so big yet the furnishings make it feel very homely. The kitchen was well equipped and really made me want to cook up a storm!! The location is great, very private and peaceful but only a 10 minute drive into Berry or 20 minute drive to Kangaroo Valley. Note that there is no mobile phone reception/internet connection nor Foxtel at the property (though there is a landline if you need it). So if that's important to you, just be aware of that. However it was exactly the escape I was looking for. Would happily stay here again! 5/5 by ,
Our group was 4 H&W teams. This house was the most ideal for 4 couples. We were all happy. Although it was rainy through, we enjoyed watching magnificent mountain view from the balcony, listening streaming sound from the valley. Two of us travelled to Gerroa head land for fishing, that has taken us only less than 30 minutes. There was a beautiful fishing point. Inside property, everything was there for us to cook, dine, relex and get unwind. I will definitely come back with my family group next time and happy to introduce this property to anybody who wants to travel to Berry. 5/5 by ,
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views and the ambience was second to none. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We would definitely stay again, in fact may well book again this year. 5/5 by ,
We had a beautiful time at AWAY It's spacious, comfortable, everything you need is there, and then there's the view from the back deck, just amazing. Ross the owner is kind and so helpful, making sure you have the best time ever. I highly recommend staying at AWAY. 5/5 by ,
We had a wonderful second visit to Away, this time with even more family. We stayed over Christmas, with 6 adults and 4 children and found we had plenty of space even with all the rain. It wasn't possible to use the outdoor space much because of the rain but we found there was more than enough space in the house for us all without getting on top of each other. It is a very peaceful house and only 10/15 mins from either the beach or Berry if you want to get out of the house and see some action. There is a nice long hill from the house up to the main road which is great for a morning walk and cow, sheet, dog, goat etc spotting. Our kids all really enjoyed this daily ritual. Also, feeding the birds on the balcony was a bit hit. The kitchen is very well equipped, with all the utensils we could possibly need - great if you enjoy cooking. Overall a lovely house and a wonderful stay. 5/5 by ,
Great property, great communication. Owners were very accommodating. The location felt like you were miles away from it all, but you are only 10 mins to Berry and the Beach. Very very well appointed. Nothing was needed, the house had it all! Great views. Great for 2 families. 5/5 by ,
Just spent the weekend at AWAY with 6 other lovely lady's. We had the most relaxing beautiful well needed weekend. The view is amazing. The open fire is so nurturing. We all just loved everything about it. Thank you.5/5 by ,
We had an amazing weekend stay at Away. The house was extremely well equipped, and on a very cold weekend in Berry, the house was cosy and warm. The kids loved exploring the beautiful gardens. A very comfortable house for three couples and kids.5/5 by ,
The perfect house for 2 families with young children to enjoy a relaxing Christmas in July long weekend. The house was well equipped, particularly the kitchen, which made the chef amongst us very pleased! Location is secluded and peaceful, house is warm and comfortable, the two wings ideal for us all to enjoy our own space. A fabulous time was had by all, and thanks for the lemons and limes fresh from the trees! See you next year...5/5 by ,
We had two wonderful at Away!!Everything was perfect,the view, the home, sitting around the fire, glass in hand, music playing, the candles, comfortable beds, morning coffee on patio, the peace, great kitchen, even the drive up the mountain to get there was awe-some. Two days was not enough, will be back for longer stay.5/5 by ,
Well we are back from our weekend at Away and what can I say but WOW! The property is fantastic. It is well equipped, the information the owner provided before hand is perfect and it is just so cosy. I will be recommending your property and if we head back down there would not hesitate to stay again.5/5 by ,
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our 4-day stay at this lovely house. All aspects seem to be perfects: the spectacular views, serene setting, close proximity to Berry, and most of all the house itself. The house alone is worth booking for. It is both comfortably equipped and full of eclectic artifacts. In short: a House with a Soul!5/5 by ,
For four busy teachers who needed a place to relax after a busy term, Away was the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. The house was amazing with spectacular views. A cosy place with everything you need in order to relax. Fantastic place to enjoy good food, company and catch up with family or close friends. Highly recommended!5/5 by ,
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Away. Some folk from interstate and some from Sydney. Everyone enjoyed it. Plenty to do in the area. Loved the Drawing Rooms Bushwalk. A couple of great restaurants in Berry and great shops. Away has heaps of room in the living areas for 8 people and a wonderful deck where we spent a lot of time looking out over the view. Colder nights so we had the fire going - just great, can't recommend it highly enough5/5 by ,
We had a wonderful time at Away. The house was beautiful. You seem to have thought of everything. The view is amazing and we made the most of the open fire place! Cosy beds, charming king parrots to visit us each day, and those deep lovely baths! Only problem was we had to come home! Thanks again,Jill5/5 by ,
My only hesitation in writing this review is that word will spread …lots more people will discover AWAY…and we won't be able to re-book! A note of congratulations are due to the owner in firstly finding the property but then equipping it for up to 8 people. The photo's and description do not do the property justice. It absorbed 6 - 8 of us over the Christmas New Year period. We had a couple of chefs in the group and also a couple of very house proud ladies. None were disappointed. The wide and accessible kitchen can accommodate preparing for an all day Christmas grazing session which flowed into the open plan dining table area for 8 and then slipped further along the room into the lounge area to finalise with port and cheeses. The room has magic views across the valley and depending on the time of day you could be in China, the rainforest of Queensland or the hills of England with wispy clouds, parrots and sunlight shadows to attract interest. What can I say. Do not go…you won't want to leave!;)John and Christine Cookson5/5 by ,
Thank you for the opportunity to spend a lovely week with my family in such a beautiful setting. It's obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into making the house comfortable, catering for all needs and situations. The cold and rainy weather meant relaxing with a good book in a warm space - from time to time looking up to take in the amazing view down the valley. The drive through the surrounding area, the scent of the flowering shrubs - gardenias and camellias, the clouds over the mountains, the sun bursting through to create an awesome sunset - it restores your energy and is good for the soul. I will be recommending your lovely house to anyone I know who might be thinking of heading your way. Cheers Jennie5/5 by ,
Thank you for the opportunity to spend a lovely week with my family in such a beautiful setting.  It's obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into making the house comfortable, catering for all needs and situations. The cold and rainy weather meant relaxing with a good book in a warm space - from time to time looking up to take in the amazing view down the valley.  The drive through the surrounding area, the scent of the flowering shrubs - gardenias and camellias, the clouds over the mountains, the sun bursting through to create an awesome sunset - it restores your energy and is good for the soul.  I will be recommending your lovely house to anyone I know who might be thinking of heading your way.  5/5 by ,
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