Experience Bendooley Estate

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A Book Lover’s Paradise…

Home to the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn, a stunning cellar door and our luxurious accommodation, Bendooley Estate is a destination for wine, food, architecture and book lovers alike.

Almost forty-years ago, Leo Berkelouw a fifth-generation antiquarian-book-dealer with a thriving book business in Sydney that required larger quarters, purchased Bendooley Estate. He relocated his family and books to the property and so began the inception of the Berkelouw Book Barn.

Nestled in a charming vineyard setting just outside of Berrima, the barn is a new, rare, second-hand and antiquarian bookshop – originally with a quaint teahouse and now with an atmospheric restaurant and Cellar Door. It has evolved from a celebrated landmark into a popular tourist destination. And with significant architectural enhancements and added luxurious amenities, Bendooley Estate has become a leading venue for weddings and private or corporate events; a vineyard for wine tastings; a paradise for book lovers and an admired rural retreat with exquisite cottage accommodation. Steeped in history, the gardens are a fine example of early 19th-century geometric style and the property’s marvellous pine and oak trees are among the oldest in the country. The historic homestead and its magnificent gardens offer the most picturesque backdrop for your bespoke wedding ceremony in all four-seasons splendour, and the beautifully restored Book Barn is the most perfect, unique venue for any unforgettable celebration.

Come and discover this must-see destination.

Visit bendooleyestate.com.au for more.

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Inimitable Cottage Accommodation in one of Australia’s Finest Rural Settings.

The Bendooley Cottages are unlike anything else you will experience in the Southern Highlands. Truly escape and relax in the luxurious cottages whilst enjoying glorious vistas of the serene lake, valleys and groomed gardens. Individually designed, the inviting interiors offer a rare combination of rustic, eclectic chic and sumptuous glamour. Choose from our range of stunning studio, two and three bedroom cottages. Nestled in the grounds of the estate, simply wander up to enjoy a delicious lunch in our restaurant or browse the shelves of the Book Barn. For a special celebration, mid-week escape or conference event, let us welcome you for a memorable stay. Rates begin at $295 per night. Special packages available.

For more information and to book visit bendooleyestate.com.au/accommodation

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Overlooking the Estate’s vineyard, the Cellar Door is a captivating space for wine tastings, cuisine, art and the architecture – a fusion of medieval craftsmanship, glass, steel beams, century-old pine and locally-sourced stone. The Estate’s vines flourish from the Southern Highlands’ rich, red volcanic soil, high altitude, warm days and long, cool evenings. A fabulous range of wines are available to purchase in the cellar door or online; bendooleyestate.com.au/order-online/