Berrima is a historic Southern Highlands village on the old Hume Highway, 122 kilometres south-west of Sydney. It's situated near three other Southern Highlands towns of Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong. Berrima has many tea houses, coffee shops and craft galleries to keep you feeling warm and comfortable as you enjoy the unspoilt beauty of its Georgian sandstone houses and public buildings that date back to the 19th century. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, Berrima accommodation is a great choice.
Feel Part Of The Community
Because Berrima is one of the oldest towns in the Southern Highlands it's an ideal place to discover the secrets of early European settlement. From a comfortable and spacious Berrima holiday rental you can move around freely and enjoy your own independence during your stay just like a local. It's the best way to get the historic feeling of the place as you'll feel a part of the community and not that of a visitor.
The Historic Berrima Court House
Early in your stay you should visit the old Court House which now doubles as an information centre and houses secrets of the past that few other places can equal. The Berrima Court House built between 1835 and 1838 has interior joinery hand hewn with an adze from curved cedar timber. It's where Australia's first trial by jury was held in 1841.
The Court House That Comes To Life At Night
It's at night when the Berrima Court House releases much of it secrets as locals will sware that it's haunted by at least two notable ghosts, a judge who sits in his chambers brooding and a convict, Lucretia Dunkley, an axe murderer, who was hung in 1843. Other ghosts wander across from time to time from the jail next door. The reports have become so believable and intriguing that special Ghost Tours are available to walk you through the court-house at night.
Working Up An Appetite
Walking around Berrima will soon have you wondering where to eat and there's no better place to go than the award-winning local bakery. The irresistible smell of freshly cooked bread will draw you to the bakery. The pies are the best around and you can also take some tasty cakes back to your cosy Southern Highland accommodation to enjoy in front of the cosy open fireplace before retiring for the night.
The Red Cow Farm Near Berrima
When you stay at Berrima you must visit the Red Cow Farm. This is a private home garden spread over two and a half hectares and it's open for the public to admire. Red Cow Farm is actually situated nearby at Sutton Forrest but you'll be totally enthralled as you walk through this spectacular garden that's been created by the owners from scratch.
Berrima Holiday Rentals Will Make Your Stay Memorable
Southern Highlands accommodation is memorable because you are staying in an area that's steeped in Australian history. Berrima holiday rentals make staying in this beautiful area even better as it's the only way to be away from your own home but still have all the space, privacy and independence you need.