From collecting freshly-laid eggs to feeding farm animals, this picturesque escape lets guests experience life on a farm — in the most luxurious way possible
A luxury farm-stay cottage has opened on Jamberoo Valley Farm, a working permaculture farm nestled in the green pastures of the New South Wales South Coast, just two hours south of Sydney. The beautifully-designed homestead boasts spectacular views of the valley right out to the ocean and offers Sydneysiders a new and unique getaway from the daily grind of inner-city living.
Created by Evette Moran Interiors and stylist Styled By Love, the six-person, two-bedroom cottage has Scandinavian finishes and a large outdoor entertaining area with a wrap-around deck and BBQ. A steaming outdoor Swedish hot tub offers the perfect vantage point to relax while taking in the breathtaking Jamberoo Valley views while, later in the year, it becomes a cold plunge pool to cool down and refresh.
Surrounded by luxury gardens designed by award-winning landscape designer Charlie Albone from Inspired Exteriors, the opulent cottage sits on a 65-acre permaculture and polyculture farm that uses fully organic farming methods and principles. Guests can even hand-pick produce and herbs from the cottage’s kitchen garden and collect freshly-laid eggs from the chicken pen, taking advantage of the very short journey from paddock-to-plate for a beautifully fresh and in-season meal.
“Jamberoo Valley is one of the most spectacular hidden gems along the NSW coast. We wanted to create a beautiful farm-stay experience where people could truly disconnect to reconnect and experience what is a truly magical and energising property – from sitting back with a good book on the terrace to sipping wine by the fireplace or taking a romantic stroll through the grounds. It’s our favourite pocket of the world and we’re proud to be able to now share it with our guests,” said Moran.
The farm is also home to pasture raised and grass-fed beef cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. From Monday to Saturday, guests are invited to join staff at 9am to feed the animals, making the perfect activity for families looking for a fun weekend getaway with the kids.
The South Coast’s unspoilt natural environment is further enhanced by welcoming towns and quaint villages, as well as the diverse range of local attractions and adventures within a short half hour drive from the farm. Those staying can conveniently bushwalk in the Minnamurra rainforest, take the kids to the Jamberoo action and water theme park, explore the nearby beaches, visit the renowned Kiama blowhole or Kiama markets, or indulge at the local pubs and restaurants in Kiama, Gerringong and Gerroa.
Bookings are essential to stay at Jamberoo Valley Farm Cottage and prices start at $420 per night with a two-night minimum stay.