Back Forest Retreat - Berry

Back Forest Retreat has two beautiful mud brick cottages close to the Shoalhaven River, Seven Mile Beach and Berry - just two hours south of Sydney.

Feast your eyes on cows grazing in green paddocks, put your boat in at the ramp several hundred metres away or walk for miles along a deserted beach. Features include self-contained, passive solar design, photovoltaic power system, wood-lined cathedral ceilings, wheelchair-accessible, native animal sanctuary, solitude, games room, gas stove, rainwater, instant hot water and washing machine.

While staying at Back Forest Retreat you can fish, canoe, walk, ride, visit wineries, surf, golf, enjoy drives, markets, National Parks, Berry, Bundanon, Shoalhaven Zoo and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

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For more information:



  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing - rivers, estuaries and lakes


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cots Available
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Gardens in property
  • Gas
  • Ice
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • Microwave oven
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Pets not allowed
  • TV/Lounge Area
Room Rates
Mudbrick Cottages
Price Range. AUD40 for each extra person, AUD50 surcharge for one night stay. One third off for week long stays. Subject to change and availability.
The cottages are snug because they were built along passive solar principles. Most of the windows face north to let in the winter sun and there are wide eaves to block out the summer sun. Mudbricks give them a high thermal mass to store heat and smooth out the day-night temperature variation. Timber venetian blinds and wall-length curtains are also used to control heat loss and gain. The large posts and beams are made from termite-resistant native cypress and the ceiling from plantation pine. The views are rural and very, very relaxing.
Facilities: Blankets, Ceiling Fan, Clock Radio, Full kitchen and cooking facilities, Crockery/Cutlery, DVD Player, Electric Blanket, Hairdryer, Heating, In-house movies, Iron/Ironing board, Microwave oven, Non Smoking Room, Refrigerator, Stereo/CD player, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Television, Video Cassette Recorder, Barbecue, Lounge/dining area, Private Facilities, Washing Machine.