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Matilda Cottage - Berry village centre hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

There is a versatile configuration of sleeping arrangements, making this the perfect cottage for a diverse range of people.

Gather like-minded friends from book groups, knitting clubs, foodies or whatever your passion and get away from the bustle of day-to-day life.


1 x queen size bedroom with ensuite (small bath, shower & toilet) and television

1 x bedroom with 2 x king singles (can be arranged together) and own bathroom (shower & toilet)

Both bathrooms feature beautiful artisan soaps which have been hand crafted.


1 x King sofa that can be used as 2 x singles or arranged side by side as 1 x queen bed (not a pull-out) with powder room close by.

Fully equipped kitchen, but with so many fabulous cafes and restaurants close by, take some time off from cooking.

Relax in the comfortable living area and catch up on some reading or tune into the digital television with Apple TV.

A bluetooth Beats speaker is available to play your own music selection from either an Apple or Android device.

FREE WIFI: connect to Matilda Cottage wifi for unlimited digital broadband.

WEEKEND RATES: cover 4 x guests with small additional charge for Guests 5 and 6.

MIDWEEK RATES: cover up to 6 guests through non-holiday periods

Foodie delights for all:

Relax out on the sheltered north facing verandah with a fragrant coffee or soothing tea through the morning and replace with a chilled glass of wine or craft beer through the afternoon.

Buy local wines directly from the cellar doors, or visit Justin Lill Wines at 112a Queen Street where all wines are hand selected by Justin with a detailed knowledge of grapes and vintages.

Delicious cheeses and olives and the best duck pate ever from The Emporium Food Co delicatessen at 127b Queen Street, or local produce from the Taste of Shoalhaven in Broughton Court will add to your enjoyment as the sun slips behind the picturesque escarpment.

Stroll across the road to Berry's newest breakfast and lunch venue, The Burrows at 71 Queen Street where Rabbit & Co provide a funky cafe with a distinctly vintage style, serving HYPER HYPER coffee.

Slip next door then, to exquisite boutique shopping at Moss Nest.

Other favourite eateries and restaurants include:

South on Albany, 3/65 Queen Street (cnr Albany St) has an emphasis on sourcing the freshest seasonal and local produce and has been awarded One Hat.

Milkwood Bakery, 109 Queen Street for organic sourdough bread, mouthwatering array of cakes and pastries and freshly made juices.

The Berry Sourdough Cafe, Cnr Princess & Prince Alfred Streets is the Big Brother of Milkwood and here you can sit and relax in the rustic barn-like premises before popping into the Picnic Shed for boutique homewares.

Il Locale Gelato, 114 Queen Street exclusively serving locally produced gelato from The Pines, Kiama and locally roasted coffee.

Love Eating Asian Food (LEAF) Cnr. Queen and Prince Alfred Streets offers a casual yet delicious fusion of Thai and Vietnamese meals.

For your classic country pub experience, you can't beat The Berry Hotel at 120 Queen Street where through the summer months you can enjoy your choice of beverage sitting in the open windows as you watch village life pass you by along the street. Winter is the perfect time to sit by one of the comforting open fires.

Excellent 'Retail Therapy' is available right along the Queen Street strip and also beyond with favourites being:

Moss Nest, Haven & Space - homewares, It's Berry Necessary - for all pop-culture, Bliss & Co, The Flying Pig - for bespoke art and the list goes on.

What to do in Berry:

Various festivals are held through out the year and the Berry monthly markets are not to be missed.

Regular Events:

Berry Markets on the first Sunday of the month, visitors will find an array of handcrafted goods and foods, along with plants, jewellery and great gift ideas at The Berry Showgrounds.

Berry Produce Market is held twice a month on the second and fourth Sundays from 8am to 2pm in Andrew Place. Visit for your fresh fruit and veg, free range eggs, honey and much more.

Annual Events:

The Berry Show held on the first weekend of February over Friday and Saturday with fantastic animal displays and pavilion exhibitions along with evening entertainment on both nights.

The Berry Quilt Show is held on the first weekend of May and brings together an exhibition of beautiful quilts and generally featuring the work of one outstanding quilter.

The Berry Gardens Festival is an outstanding display of both village and acreage gardens. The 2016 event is from the 13th to 16th October

Our local Rotary Club hosts a couple of events each year:

The Berry Celtic Festival in late May

The Berry Small Farm Field Days held in early September

A family fun event on New Year's eve culminating with fireworks.

Walks are also a feature of the area:

Drawing Room Rocks is not to be missed. These are the best directions to find where to start your ascent:

Take Woodhill Mountain Rd (north side of the village), drive 6.7 kms and you will come to a T intersection, you are on the top of the T and turning left would take you to Kangaroo Valley via Wattamolla.

Either park your car here at the T-intersection, or there is limited parking 500 metres away at the true start to the walk (at the cattle grid).

From the T-intersection, walk or drive 200 metres to a right hand fork in the road (do not take either of the right-hand driveways which are near the T-intersection), it is then 300 metres to the cattle grid. From this point it is a steady walk upwards until you reach the lookout where the view and rock formation are stunning.

Your descent will be much quicker than the ascent.

Also worth a visit are:

Bundewallah Walking Track through pristine rainforest.

The Kiama to Gerringong Coast walk.

Golf Courses in the local region include:

The Kangaroo Valley Golf and Country Club

The Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course

The Gerringong Golf Course

More Details

Wendy Firth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


Berry Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing


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Matilda Cottage - Berry village centre hideaway
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Excellent stay!

  • 4 of 5

Wendy - thank you for everything you did to help me prepare for the night before my wedding. The place was perfect and immaculate, and we had a very comfortable stay.

Thank you again for the communication and the ease of the booking. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate Delighted to know that your stay before your Wedding day was all that you wanted. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the Cottage when next in Berry. Best WF
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Perfect Property!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoy our stay in the beautiful little town of Berry. Matilda Cottege is in the heart of the town in the most perfect position!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to know that your visit to Berry and stay at Matilda Cottage brought you joy. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back when next travelling this way. Best WF
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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our break away. Matilda Cottage is in a great location, close to everything in a quiet spot. The cottage had all we needed including that wonderful verandah to relax on.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend and especially the sunny verandah nook. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back any time. WF
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Jervis Bay, Jervis Bay Territory, Australia

Secret hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Wendy for another great weekend away at Matilda cottage ! See you again next year

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to welcoming your party to the Cottage again, Michelle. WF
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Matilda Cottage, so close to everything.

Very comfortable and the home made Banana bread was delicious.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vicki, glad you enjoyed the banana bread. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back when next in Berry. WF
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect town location

  • 5 of 5

If you are wanting a spotlessly clean and comfortable stay located right in the heart of all the shops and restaurants of Berry then Matilda Cottage is for you. Host Wendy has made sure that all details are attended to with a lovely welcome surprise, hand crafted soaps and all of the amenities you could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being wonderful guests at the Cottage, welcome back any time. WF
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Restaurants, Cafes, Boutiques


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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