Testimonials

We wanted peace, tranquillity and romance and we got it. Chef’s Cottage is a great place to escape and unwind with comfort and ease. We had some lovely quiet walks around the property and tremendous fun at the beautiful local beaches.
Brodie, Wayne, Curtis and Mini – Sydney
A perfect getaway. Couldn’t ask for more. This Cottage is definitely one of the nicest places either of us have every stayed! The location is amazing. LOVE IT!
John and Katie – Sydney ~ March 2010
We have experienced much accommodation around this country, Bawley Bush Retreat rates up there with the finest. When you first dreamed of this creation you must have wondered if you could finally get it done! You did- thank goodness - persistence will always beat resistance! Thank you Pip and Bill
Jimmy and Loretta – Katoomba ~ February 2010
Fifth time at Bawley Bush Retreat – we just wish it could have been for longer. We enjoyed, particularly the trumpeting of the black swans on the lake and our 2 poodles revelled in the deserted beaches and the bush around the Cottages. Thank you Bill and Pip as ever
Matt and Sue – Marrickville – Sydney
Simply heaven. Can’t wait to be back! Thank you for a sensational stay!
Tegan, Shannon and Dennis ~ July 2010
Our first visit to Shoalhaven couldn’t have been better. The Cottage is so cosy and has everything we need. Beautiful surrounds and meticulous information made our stay so easy and enjoyable. We can’t wait to come back with some friends in tow
Linda and Ben – Leichhardt, Sydney ~ June 2014
Perfect R & R. Fabulous time due to the care and thought put into the Cottages and surrounds. Thanks for another wonderful break – Best wishes
Marius and Nuch – Canberra ~ September 2014
My family, friends and me had a great time here. We enjoyed the bush and all the songs by birds. The Cottage had all we need, and the beaches are amazing
Family Hernadez and Family Martin – Mexico ~ October 2014
We have died and gone to heaven with this place!!
Lyn and Sava ~ October 2014
Our third time at Bawley Bush Retreat. Just perfect. Bill and Pip really do think of everything in making the Cottages so comfortable. This time we even got to see a couple of Glossy Black Cockatoos!
Matt and Susan Adams ~ June 2009
Our hats go off to Bill and Pip – this is a dream location and a dream to stay here – Best place, best Cottage ever!!
Mick, Nicole and Olivia ~ July 2011
The only bad thing about this place is having to leave!! We have had a wonderful time and extremely happy that we are right next to bunches of beaches.
Don, Liz and Eleanor. Best summer holiday for me ever!! ~ July 2013
We are blown away by the beauty and tranquillity of this perfect holiday spot. Aimee and I came here for our honeymoon and we seriously don’t want to leave. Bill and Pip are wonderful host’s and the cottage is so welcoming and comfortable. My wife and I know we will be back, next time with the kids. Thank you for making our stay so memorable
Brodie, Wayne, Curtis and Mini - Sydney ~ December 2008
Dear Pip and Bill, My whole family and I enjoyed staying at the Chef’s Cottage so much. We loved going on bushwalks and seeing the native animals to this area such as turtles, frogs, bats and wallabies!! I certainly hope I can stay here again!
Tamara Lockwood ~ January 2010
The walls speak of ambience, the sturdy logs hold and share the cottage’s heart. Such respect shown for the elemental energy. The young tall trees shelter its position and, yes to cook here is a chef's delight! Everything you need is provided – thank you for providing such a sacred place for our family to be!!
John, Diana, Yasmin and Travis Mund (and Gabby our dog!) ~ October 2013