Lothlorien - Mystical retreat on top of Berry Mountain

House in Bellawongarah
From $1595 to $1650 /night

Within 2 hours scenic drive from Sydney or Canberra is Lothlorien, a secluded five-acre property nestled below Black Ash Nature Reserve high on Berry Mountain. Lothlorien lies halfway between Berry and Kangaroo Valley, a fifteen-minute drive in either direction.

Splendidly encircled by lush green pasture and an enchanting rainforest, Lothlorien truly epitomises a mystical essence of serenity. Possessing a charming private atmosphere, this property provides breathtaking escarpment views and unrivalled sunsets over Wedding Cake Mountain.

The north facing chalet style residence includes 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sleeps up to 12 people – making an ideal getaway for two/three families or a large group of friends. The dwellings imaginative layout emanates a fun & relaxing environment with bedrooms dotted arbitrarily throughout the house. All the oversized bedrooms are uniquely decorated, offering splendid garden or sky views and boast original artworks from Liz Isaacs. Perched high in the turret, bedroom five is a true highlight with 360-degree views and is also close to a multipurpose game and reading den.

Enveloping the well-equipped kitchen – complete with Miele dishwasher, 4 burner electric stove top and espresso coffee machine, the open living and dining room allows for casual dining and hours of relaxation. The informal space includes an 8-seater dining table, alluring wood burning fireplace and a 42-inch art frame TV – perfect for guests who want to escape and chill out. Nearby is a serene sunroom with a breakfast table & ornate timber daybed that overlook the property’s impressive fishpond and glorious gardens filled with unique flora that attracts an abundance of wildlife. For bird and nature lovers, Lothlorien is truly captivating with unique species of birds regularly visiting the grounds, native wombats burrowing their homes amongst the open grasslands, and the serenity of a running stream right at your doorstep.
Conveniently attached to the sunroom is an informal BBQ area that includes a large Beefmaster BBQ with wok plate. Wonderful for anyone that hankers for a protein-rich feast while basking in the natural beauty and ultimate stargazing location this property provides.

For guests that want complete privacy and seclusion, a separate wooden yurt with cosy balcony area is nestled at the back of the property, close to the thriving orchard and a healthy vegetable and herb garden. The Yurt sleeps two and has its own quirky bathroom. This eclectic space includes a comfy queen bed, TV and kitchenette inclusive of Nespresso machine & tea station, microwave, toaster and small fridge.

Lothlorien is unquestionably magical, offering plenty of areas to discover and guests can freely explore the natural surrounds unearthing plenty of picnic areas, a historical windmill and if you venture around & beyond the timber walking bridge over the creek, there are one-off walking racks and tranquil reading nooks that are perched between hanging vines and overlook the natural stream.

Bedroom configuration:
Main House
• Bedroom 1 – Queen bed
• Bedroom 2 (Master) – Queen bed, walk-in robe, ensuite
• Bedroom 3 – Queen bed
• Bedroom 4 – Queen bed
• Bedroom 5 – Double bed

Yurt
• Bedroom 1: Queen bed

Key Features:

Main House
• Fully-equipped kitchen: 4-burner stovetop and oven, Miele dishwasher, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee pod machine, kettle, cutlery, crockery and utensils included. Large pantry stocked with 1-round of coffee pods and an assortment of teas.
• Living and dining area including: 8-seater wooden dining table and chairs, wood burning fireplace, lounge chairs and a 42-inch smart TV.
• Exceptional sunroom and breakfast table/chairs overlooking fish pond
• Games and reading den with large, 63-inch TV, chess board and comfy lounges.
• Laundry: washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum and broom, toiletries provided.
• Reverse-cycling air-conditioning and fans included.

Yurt
• Separate kitchenette: microwave, Nespresso coffee pod machine, tea and coffee station and fridge
• Wooden balcony area overlooking the properties thriving orchard
• Eclectic bathroom filled with handmade, ceramic tiles.

Overall:
• Secluded, private, north-facing
• Circular driveway with ample parking
• Nestled among green pastures and lush rainforest
• Established orchard filled with kiwifruit, feijoas and plum trees
• Thriving vegetable/herb garden
• Abundant wildlife and natural discovery opportunities
• Solar panels
• Tank water (3 new tanks available)
• Four-burner Beefmaster BBQ and wok plate
• Children permitted; no pets allowed. Please note the property sits amongst the natural landscape including a flowing water source and steep terrain. Children must be supervised at all times.

Bookings commencing on a Sunday or Public Holiday will incur a $150 sundry charge

COVID_19 policy – should we be placed back into lockdown or travel restrictions are re-instated, we will be offering a hassle and penalty free postponement in the way of a credit voucher to use within 24 months.

Please note this is an exclusive and luxury property in a tranquil setting therefore there are strictly no parties, including weddings, bucks or hens parties, schoolies or similar parties permitted. The property is not a ‘party house’. Your bond will be forfeited if it is established an event of this type has been held at Lothlorien

* Property has an unfenced fishpond and stream running through the property – children must be supervised at all times.

* Please also be aware that CCTV cameras monitor the entry and driveway to Lothlorien

STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-30759



Features


  • Bathroom: 2 en-suites; 1 main bathroom
  • Big Screen TV
  • Books
  • Child Friendly
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Machine: Nespresso
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Furniture Outdoor
  • Garden Area
  • Iron and Board
  • Laundry
  • Linen: Sheets and Bath Towels
  • Microwave Oven
  • Security cameras on property
  • Shower
  • Stairs
  • Toaster
  • Views: Unbeatable
  • Washing Machine

Reviews

Hidden high above the lush hinterland near Berry township is a place we fell in love with.

Anonymous - 15th December 2021

Hidden high above the lush hinterland near Berry township is a place we fell in love with. The yute style accommodation is a little different to what we were used to for a road trip but this was special. It's one huge room with a large ensuite and veranda all made out of solid timber. Inside are all the essentials and luxuries needed for a memorable stay. Plenty of windows for natural light, a firm and comfortable king size bed, electric blankets and ceiling fan, Nespresso-style coffee machine, and the cleanest bathroom you're ever likely to see. The natural sounds of the local wildlife lulls one to sleep, not to mention the constant running water from the nearby stream. It's all set on top of Berry Mountain with sweeping views of the valley below. Host Danae makes every attempt to ensure your visit is memorable. The conveniences of Berry are only 15 minutes away by car, but staying in the yute among nature's wonders sure makes a refreshing change from settling in a tourist town. The NSW south coast is gorgeous at the best of times but staying at this accommodation was fantastic. We'll be back! Michael + Trish.

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