Our motto is “We treat our guests as we would like to be treated”
Rest and relax in a pet friendly, beautiful, restful, romantic rural setting.
Our guests enjoy country hospitality so we always check our emails twice a day so we can answer any enquiries.
All our cottages are self-catering. There are enough provisions in the pantry to get you through your first breakfast (and a fair bit more) and the rest is up to you. The pantry is stocked with light foods, pasta, soup etc. Depending on which direction you enter you will go past the Cambewarra local Post Office shop or The North Nowra shopping centre/tavern.
The North Nowra shopping centre is located about 10 kilometres away for more supplies. On arrival, revive with a fresh coffee from supplied ground beans, enjoy our hospitality with a bottle of (dubious quality – we’ve run out of Grange) wine, cheese biscuits and a loaf of Trev’s yummy homemade bread.
Our rates are the same all year as we do not hike them up for long weekends or school holidays. The minimum stay is two nights and for long weekends three nights. Easter has a four night minimum stay. If you would like to stay longer give us a call and we can negotiate a deal.
Our special couple’s one bedroom and one bathroom deal of a two night weekend
$400 in Heron’s Rest
$305 in The Stables
$270 in Wisteria Cottage
Mid week couple one bedroom, minimum two nights booking
$170 per night in Heron’s rest
$140 per night in The Stables
$130 in Wisteria Cottage.
Extra people or bedroom in The Stables $50
Wisteria Cottage $40 per night per person.
No children in Heron’s rest due to adjacent dam. Children in The Stables and Wisteria Cottage $20 per head per night.
Just to make it perfectly clear a booking for a couple is for one bedroom and one bathroom only. If you want two bedrooms and/or bathroom for a couple there is an extra charge.
When you make a booking for a cottage you have exclusive use of that cottage. There will be no one else booked into the remaining bedroom.
Check in time is usually 1pm and checkout 11am but these times can be varied depending when the next booking is to arrive. On arrival revive with a fresh coffee with your own ground beans, enjoy our hospitality with a bottle of (dubious quality – we’ve run out of Grange) wine, cheese biscuits and a loaf of Trev’s yummy homemade bread.
The showers do not have water saving heads so you will get plenty of water. However, the showers do have a six minute timer on them. After all, the water comes from a tank and we all have to save water. There is a small “use and replace” wine cellar in Heron’s Rest and The Stables. You are welcome to the wine on the proviso that you replace the wine you drink with the same wine or that of an equivalent quality.There is coffee grinder, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, fry pan, and a barbecue. Enough for you to enjoy your meals in all cottages. There are 1000 thread sheets and pillow cases. Towels are supplied. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a dishwasher (in Heron’s rest and The Stables), microwave oven and a fridge. There is also an outside bbq.
Water comes from a rainwater tank so there are no nasty chemicals although Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District says you should be warned of this.
Tapitallee is located South West of Berry and just over the hill South East of Kangaroo Valley both about 20 minutes away with no traffic lights. It is a beautiful area with many attractions such as wineries, ceramics, orchids, bonsai, slab timbers, Bundanon and Riversdale. We are also close to the Berry Markets on the first Sunday of each month. The Kangaroo Valley markets are close by. We are also located only about a 40 minute drive from the Beautiful Beaches of Jervis Bay, where you can fish, surf and do all the other wonderful things you do at the beach without having to pay a fortune to stay close to it. Some time ago The Stables at Tapitallee was included in the Saturday Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend 52 Weekends which reviewed holiday accommodation in Australia and New Zealand. The honest part of this review is you can’t pay to get into it. Reviewers book in anonymously and if you make the grade they write a review.
If you put Tapitallee Lodges into Google Maps your phone will take you here. We find it easier to come down via the Princes Highway. Just send us a text to 0411 871 611 with your ETA and I’ll try and get the bread ready for your arrival.
There is a new by-pass of Berry so you continue to the big roundabout at Bomaderry. Turn right and follow Moss Vale Road for 3Km to the left hand turn into Main Road Cambewarra. Straight through the village for 2.5Km to the left hand turn into Tapitallee Road for 1Km then a right hand turn onto Illaroo Road. Follow Illaroo Road for 5Km and our driveway is on the right. Illaroo Road has white road markings on it. Our driveway is on the right.
After leaving the Kangaroo Valley Township follow Moss Vale Road up over the mountain and down the other side until the road straightens out at the bottom there is a hard right hand turn onto Main Road Cambewarra. Go straight through the village for 2.5Km to the left hand turn into Tapitallee Road for 1Km then a right hand turn onto Illaroo Road. Follow Illaroo Road for 5Km and our driveway is on the right. Illaroo Road has white road markings on it. Our driveway is on the right.
As you drive through Nowra move to the left hand lane. When you get onto the Shoalhaven River Bridge make sure you are in the left hand lane. At the end of the bridge turn left into Illaroo Road. Stay on Illaroo Road for just over 12Km. You will go past Illaroo Road Public School, a roundabout at the North Nowra Shopping Centre where you will veer to the right past the petrol station and tavern. Our driveway is on the right.