A stilt house which elevates you to the three tops, Khan Cottage has a spectacular outlook over the Illawarra Escarpment and its own 135 acres of land. From the wraparound deck, hear the rush of the creeks after rainfall and the raucous call of rainforest birds and kookaburras in sunshine. You are looking out over one of the most successful rainforest regeneration projects in the region. South Coast beaches are a fifteen-minute drive away.
Despite our faraway feel, vibrant Berry with its many cafes and shops is a five-minute drive from the house. Seven Mile Beach and Gerroa Beach, boutique wineries and excellent restaurants are on our doorstep. You are also close to Kangaroo Valley and the stunning beaches of Jervis Bay National Park.
Khan Cottage is fully self-contained. The accommodation includes two bedrooms: one queensize with its own deck and one double bedroom, both supplied with quality linen and towels. The house is lovingly furnished and is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, woodburning stove, gas heater and a Bluetooth speaker with aux cable for connection to your phone. There is no wi fi at the house. Khan Cottage is a place to enjoy its absence. Should you need access to the internet this is available at cafes in Berry where there is also ‘in-town free wi fi’ available 24 hours a day.
We, the owners, do not live on the property which means that the house, its environs, the mown path to the creek and beautiful views are all yours for the duration of your stay making Khan Cottage a very private and peaceful retreat for two to four people. It is located at the foot of the escarpment along Bundewallah Road which is itself a lovely long and rural lane along which to walk. A public walking track up to old-growth rainforest begins just past our lower gate. The cottage is a two-hour drive from Sydney, south along the Princes Highway.
Khan Cottage’s rainforest restoration project
Stroll from the cottage to ‘House Creek’ and you will encounter Subtropical Illawarra Rainforest, a Critically Endangered Vegetation Community. Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest is endemic to this region but only one percent of the forest in existence two hundred years ago still remains. Nearly all of this is seriously degraded. When we bought the property 25 years ago, its creeks were dense privet. It is a lifetime endeavour to return as much of our property to rainforest as we can. We have worked countless thousands of hours on the land to achieve this and continue to do so, patrolling every inch of it to remove the weeds which would otherwise reclaim it. We have taken a sabbatical to work on it full time, have spent tens of thousands of dollars of our own money on the project and have been awarded Federal, State and local grants to further it. In March 2020, the land at Khan Cottage was granted Biodiversity Conservation status by the NSW government. The conservation status was awarded not because of any pre-existing vegetation on the property but because of the rare young rainforest that now grows where at the start of our tenure there was only privet.
278 Bundewallah Rd,
Bundewallah NSW 2535
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