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 restoration and modernisation program began further enhancing this Edwardian/Federation masterpiece.
Consequently, Illowra is fully air conditioned/heated with a modern kitchen that includes 2 fridges, microwave, electric oven & cooktop plus everything you need to cook up a storm for you and your guests.
In addition to the dining room and breakfast nook alongside the kitchen, there are numerous areas for outdoor dining with a large gas BBQ supplied, however, the conservatory attached to the kitchen, with its views across the garden appears to be every guests favourite dining area.
Illowra has 7 Bedrooms in the house, in addition there are 2 bedrooms in the cottage (the cottage is available for an additional fee). The bedrooms have a mix of king, queen, double and single beds. A cot is available on request.
All linen and towels are supplied. The 7+ Bedrooms can be configured to meet your particular sleeping needs.
The air conditioned/heated cottage can accommodate up to 6 Guests. This is offered for the extra large groups who need more beds than the house 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.
WE TAKE ON LINE PAYMENTS - OFFER SENIORS DISCOUNTS FOR MID WEEK STAYS. LONG STAY DISCOUNTS ALSO APPLY TO STAYS OVER 6 NIGHTS
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.
Pets are allowed with prior permission
Security deposit is taken for your booking of $600 and a STAYZ booking fee of $250 - the security deposit is refundable a few days after your stay. The deposit is refundable should you cancel however refund is fully dependant on the house being re let for the period of your stay and an administration fee of $150 is deducted prior to refund
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.