A mere two-hour drive from bustling Sydney, you'll feel as though you've entered a blissful new world as you arrive at Broger's End.
Accredited by EcoTourism Australia, and beautifully set on a 160-acre working farm with permaculture gardens, you'll be surrounded by invigorating green views in every direction. Simply head across the field for an energising dip in the Kangaroo River, or indulge in some wondrous mountain bush walking trails, right from your front door.
You'll find two rustic, solar-powered dwellings here; The Shed, a luxuriously large haven with three double bedrooms, and The Dairy, ideal for a couple (with a sofa bed for extra guests).
The Shed, an aptly-named conversion of the farm shed, has been lovingly transformed into a spacious and creative retreat, using recycled and reclaimed materials wherever possible. The décor and cosy furnishings follow a similar theme, with a gorgeous mix of ornate and rustic throughout.
The large, light-filled living area is the ideal catch-up spot, complete with crackling wood fire and a well-equipped kitchen. Pour your favourite drinks, then head to the attached open-plan bay area, which features a pool table, pizza oven and barbecue.
Later on, head upstairs to claim your favourite from the irresistibly comfy bedrooms on offer.
The 70 year-old Dairy was once a milking shed, and features three sets of French doors that were used to let in three cows to be milked at once! These days, those stunning doors open up the living area beautifully, allowing access to the wisteria vine-covered, al-fresco dining area.
As if that wasn't quite enough comfort and indulgence, the contemporary bathroom includes a spa bath and a shower...which opens out onto a private garden and a stargazing bath tub. What better way to greet the evening than by popping open a bottle of bubbles, then taking a dip by golden sunset?
Treat yourselves to some freshly-laid farm eggs for breakfast - an ideal way to fuel up for a long day of adventure and exploring (or lazing with a good book, of course).
You'll find nearby Kangaroo Valley Town stocked with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to while away some time in, with gourmet delicacies, antique shops and art galleries for the more refined!
Jervis Bay, with its crystal-clear water and paradise coastline, is the perfect setting for a day at the beach, and if you prefer something a little more thrill-seeking then there are plenty of local activities to get involved with. Hire a canoe or kayak, take a horse riding tour, or head for the local Jack Newton-designed golf club.
However you decide to spend your time, nothing will beat that soul-soothing feeling of heading back to your tranquil Broger's End sanctuary by evening, just in time for a chilled glass of local wine.
Things to note
Broger's End is pet friendly, if you have dogs please feel free to arrange their stay with the property. Minimum stay 2 nights but 1 night stays may be possible midweek. Check in is from 4pm, check out is 11am. Smoking is only permitted outdoors, not inside the accommodation. Travel cot available on request.
Region: Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales
Cost (from): £82 per night midweek (Dairy)
Bathrooms: 1 per property
Minimum stay: 2 nights (weekends)
Property ref: 1033
FacilitiesThe Shed sleeps 7 but can sleep up to 9 by including The Bay area to your booking, 3 bedrooms (2 are either king/twin), bedding & towels provided, 2 bathrooms, shower & bathtub, full size & fully equipped kitchen, oven, microwave, full size fridge, espresso maker, coffee beans, outdoor pizza oven, outdoor gas hob, pool table (within The Bay area), Wi-Fi, iPod dock, outdoor entertaining/dining space, BBQ, parking.
The Dairy sleeps up to 4, queen bedroom, double sofa bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, shower, outdoor bath/spa tub, kitchen, microwave, full size fridge, outdoor gas hob, espresso maker, coffee beans, open-plan living area, Wi-Fi, iPod dock, wood burning stove, gas heater, parking.
River swimming, hiking, cycling, golf, kayaking, canoeing, waterfalls, beaches, vineyards.
At a glance
- An EcoTourism Australia-accredited, 160-acre riverside farm site two hours' drive from Sydney. Perfect for couples and groups looking to get back to nature in a visually stunning, soul-soothing way.
- The site features two creatively converted, individually-spaced dwellings. Choose from The Shed, a large space that features three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, or The Dairy, ideal for couples.
- Each dwelling is fully self-contained, with a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. The Dairy also features an outdoor stargazing bath.
- Additional features include a barbecue, outdoor pizza oven, and a supply of fresh eggs, herbs and vegetables from the garden.
- Take a dip in the nearby river, or go bushwalking in the mountains, with trails accessed directly from the site. Kangaroo Valley Town is 6km away, with the paradise beach at Jervis Bay accessible within 45 minutes.