Mark and Sue here and some 20 years ago we decided to leave the corporate world and embark on a “new adventure” So – we bought an untouched piece of bush near the coast and set about to create The Bower at Broulee. Our friends thought we were mad (and often we have wondered the same!).
We were living in Adelaide at the time and loved the availability of little retreat cottages in the winery regions where we could relax (in comfort!), not be disturbed by others [especially kids] and take time out of our busy lives. Whilst we knew the South Coast of NSW offered plenty of family accommodation, private retreats for couples were few and far between.
We were on a quest, and with Sue’s Mum and Dad, found this untouched piece of paradise just adjacent to the village and beaches of Broulee.
It hasn’t been an easy ride by any means. Initially our development application was looked on with great suspicion as the response was “who would want to pay money to sit in the bush and watch the birds”! Also, we had the usual finance challenges (not to mention physical challenges due to accidents!) plus the wheel turns very slowly when it comes to planning approvals. Still, we have been operating with happy guests and great success until the devastating fires December 2019. All of our beautiful Bowers were damaged to varying degrees and unfortunately we lost our home/office and outbuildings.
However – as has been said “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” and we feel in this case that what didn’t kill The Bower at Broulee has now made it even more beautiful and unique. The bushland has regenerated amazingly well and the newly repaired and refurbished Bowers offer a superior level of accommodation that we are sure you will love. Privacy, comfort, gorgeous bush, birds and peace – what’s not to love?
We’ve also gone to a fully automated self check-in so that your Bower will truly be your own while you are with us.
Come and see for yourself this really special piece of paradise. We all deserve that special break with our loved one now and then – so click here to check availability and book yourself a special treat. We look forward to introducing you to The Bower and in the many cases of our loyal returning guests – to welcoming you back!
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Sue & Mark Berry