Our Trip Down South - Part 2

We headed off from Sydney and made it to Bowral in good time to stop at Gumnut Patisserie
to join the masses who were wanting something delicious and pick up Dads birthday cake. Then on to Fitzroy Falls via beautiful gardens, driveways and cottages to arrive at our (smiley) cousins new house. 
How lucky and delighted were we to arrive to a warm hot roast lunch, it was not expected at all!  A warm meal with friends on a very chilly day is wonderful, but when you have just moved into a house and have an 18 month old in tow, well that just makes it more appreciated by us...thankyou!
We were definitely looked after over the two days we were in the area and had a memorable time seeing their beautiful home and glorious gardens, and the views from Fitzroy Falls lookout were brilliant, the most fabulous antique shop and not to mention the guided tour to Berrima. 

(where is Ollie?)

We stayed at Walnut Cottage in Burrawang, I definitely give this historic cottage a thumbs up.
 When we arrived the cottage was cold, the day was cold, well for us it was extremely cold, but Dad got the fire roaring and we soon warmed up (heated car seats help also!).

Everything is well presented and extremely clean in this cottage, there was nothing missing at all. The old bath was the most comfortable I have been in, the beds dreamy also. The gardens full of flowering trees and a large area for running and swinging.

There were plenty of board games and old books, magazines etc along with good music to play.

The kitchen had modern facilities and everything you could possible need.
 The cottage is within walking distance to Burrawang, but it was way too cold for us wimpy QLD ers to venture out in the evening without the heated car seats, so that night we drove to the Burrawang Pub to see what we could find for dinner. Unfortunately they don't open for dinner until 6.30pm and after sitting in the cold room for a few minutes we decided to head out in search of somewhere warm. I think this pub would be a good place in summer or on a sunny day, but without people it lacked the atmosphere that we had hoped for.
 The next morning we went in search of breakfast supplies and once again headed into Burrawang to the General Store, but were too early as breakfast starts at 9am (?) although they did agree to feed our starving boys some toast. This store is actually not a store now sadly, but a beautiful old building and worth visiting nevertheless.
Lesson learned...If you do decide to stay in this lovely village, which I do recommend, make sure you bring supplies, unless you like to eat late.

 After toast we headed off to meet our friends again, because they kindly suggested they take us to Berrima and on the way we spotted a wombat hole! Yes a fresh giant hole on the side of the road (sadly I saw a dead wombat the next day).
 It was another cold day in Berrima, but the autumn colours put on such a wonderful show and the old buildings are so, so beautiful. Plenty of places to visit here.

 We were also taken to one of our favourite bookshop chains (not really a chain at all) Berkelouw Books. This is a fantastic setting, with vineyards and gardens and books and restaurant all in one.
Later that day we went to Bowral to have a look around the shops and were surprised at how busy it was, I think half of Sydney was there that day.
We picked up  some supplies for dinner and enjoyed the scenery on the drive back to Burrawang.

 We loved our time in this beautiful part of NSW, but it would not have been special without the kindness and generosity of our friends who dropped everything and gave us their time to help make our trip memorable...thankyou.


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