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Branwens Retreat- the perfect escape

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Named after the Welsh goddess of love and beauty this charming country retreat has amazing views over green pastures to the mountains, close to beaches, wineries, and the Shoalhaven River. It's an Ideal place for those seeking a destination for relaxation whilst having award winning restaurants and wineries nearby. Well set up for couples and small groups of adults - it's the perfect place for a girls get-away or a romantic weekend. Families with older children (8+) are also welcome.

Branwens Retreat is a picturesque cottage (130 sqm) set on a small rural acreage in the parish of Coolangatta, near the villages of Shoalhaven Heads and Berry. This is a peaceful location but not isolated. Beautiful beaches, bush walks, wineries and quaint historical villages are all within a short drive.

We are located at the base of Coolangatta Mountain within 10 minutes to wonderful surf beaches, the historical township of Berry and some great award winning restaurants and wineries. Further afield you will find Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruises and our National Marine Park- Jervis Bay (1/2 hour), magnificent mountains and rainforest valleys full of interesting bush walks.

Comfortable accommodation, with a few little luxuries, we aim to cater to adults and older children. We are popular for escape weekends, romantic interludes and retreats with the girls. The cottage is self-catering, the full kitchen is well supplied with appliances to help you cook up a storm. An open plan living area and wide verandahs mean you can soak up the rural scenery at any time of day and in all weathers. The 5 -person outdoor Jacuzzi on the patio is an ideal spot to take in the stunning sunsets as you sip your champagne.

Check out the legend of Branwen on our FB page and see our short film.

On the ground floor the Lavender Room has an antique cast iron double bed and is ideal for a couple or single. Upstairs the 40 sqm Rose Room has a queen bed and threes singles (including two dormer day beds) . Suitable for a couple or singles happy to share.

Quality bedlinen and towels are included in your stay. In-house pampering services (massage and beauty treatments) are available.

Branwens Retreat is located just over two hours from Sydney and Canberra on the South Coast of New South Wales Australia. This is a popular area for weekend travellers and those interested in spending more time exploring secluded coves, regional wineries, mountains and rainforest.

Our guest cottage overlooks green pastures towards the mountains, 1 klm to the Shoalhaven river and with olives groves and vineyards in sight.

The perfect place to take in the starlight and the sound of our local frogs...

There is a minimum two night stay, three nights on public holiday weekends and Xmas peak period. Ask about weekly discounts and mid-week specials.


Total number of guests accommodated is six.

Special Events:

The infamous Berry Country Fair takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month (excepting February) the Shoalhaven WIne Festival occurs on the June long weekend and the Berry Open Garden festival in October.

What our guests have to say:

"Our stay was amazing-your cottage is magical. We will definitely come back again". (Jane, April 2017).

"We are a couple who left for a brief weekend away from our large family and were so delighted with this beautiful 'old-worldly decorated' home (even though built only a few years back)- we were taken back in time, but did not feel deprived of all the comforts of today! We were thrilled with this haven - so many little extras provided for in the kitchen. Sleep was easy as it is whisper quiet, the bed super comfortable, you have to be there to experience the amazing views of the mountainous escarpments, especially from the outside jacuzzi at sunset! Don't forget to turn the fountain on! Stop & smell the roses. Discover all the beautiful & amazing pieces in the home on display - you' ll feel a sense of wonder. We would go back as this place is really gorgeous! The owner is really lovely. Visit the winery up the hill :)" (Michael & Pam, October, 2012).

"Branwens is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed in - we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I don't think that we could think of anything further to improve it. Our friends have stayed in some beautiful places but they said that Branwens was truly the most beautiful " (Sue, December 2010).

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017


Back Forest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Branwens Retreat- the perfect escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had an enjoyable girls weekend away in this cute little cottage. The owners were lovely and approachable. Beautiful outlook and slightly hidden away while still close to Berry and Nowra if you wanted to go anywhere.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that you had a great weekend with your friends. Kate
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Other Activities:

Berry & 7 Mile Beach





  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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