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Linnaeus Collection - Berry NSW


NSW south coast

The Linnaeus Collection, in the historic village of Berry, is setting new standards in luxury, boutique holiday accommodation.

Berry is a little piece of paradise in the Shoalhaven district on the NSW south coast. It is a 2 hour drive from Sydney, oozes country charm and sophistication, and is also just a 10 minute drive from the renowned Seven Mile Beach with its long stretches of pristine sands.


By Car

Berry is under 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. There is a recently completed freeway from Sydney to Berry which makes for an easy and scenic drive.

By Train

Take a train to Berry which is a short 3 minute drive from Linnaeus Farm or 5 mins from Far Meadow Cottage. For more information visit

Private Transfer

We can arrange private transfers from locations within NSW including Sydney, Bankstown, Canberra and Albion Park airports. Please enquire for more information.


Helicopters can be landed on both Linnaeus Farm and Far Meadow Cottage. We can organise this service for you via our trusted partners or alternatively you can use your own helicopter.

Free parking is available at all Linnaeus Collection Properties. We are currently offering electric car charging to guests staying at Linnaeus Farm only and will be implementing charging facilities at other properties in the near future.

Our properties allow for a seamless self check-in process. Full check-in instructions are sent 5 days prior to arrival.

Check-in time is 3pm, unless agreed otherwise prior with our team. We can sometimes arrange an early check-in, so please contact us if you plan to arrive early and we’ll do our best to accommodate you (we can’t promise, unfortunately).

Check-out time is strictly 10am unless agreed otherwise. If you require a later check-out, we’ll do our best to accommodate it. But please bear in mind you’ll need to let us know beforehand.

If we have guests arriving that day it will be almost impossible to offer a late check-out due to the cleaners needing to prepare for those guests.


Geoff our caretaker and maintenance team spends three full days a week on the lawns at Linnaeus Farm and Far Meadow Cottage to keep them looking pristine for you and for the next guests. Geoff may enter and exit the property as needed between 7am and 3pm.


We are located in a residential community and, although this is a holiday destination, it’s home to many people. As such we ask that you respect their privacy and their right to a peaceful existence! Specifically, between the hours of 10pm and 8am noise should be kept to a minimum. The property is fitted with noise monitors and we are notified of excessive noise. Please note, these monitors are NOT recording or hearing devices, that is illegal, they are only decibel readers.

All properties are professionally cleaned and stocked prior to your stay. Where additional housekeeping is requested, any relevant fees will be invoiced to the guest.

Linnaeus Collection accepts payment of all fees via our online booking system only, unless agreed otherwise. 


Bookings require a 50% deposit when your stay is scheduled 30 days or more in advance.
Bookings within 30 days of arrival require full payment.

Request by the Guest for changes to the check-in and/or check-out times must be made at the time of Booking unless otherwise agreed. Any agreement by Linnaeus Collection to change the check-in or check-out time is subject to availability and payment of an additional fees in accordance with the Schedule of Costs.

If you would like to change your booking at least 90 days from the check-in date, we will amend the booking for you with no fees. 


Cancellations are accepted with full a refund subject to a 10% administration fee when cancelled at least ninty (90) days prior to the date of the Booking.

Any cancellations made within ninety (90) days check-in, Linnaeus Collection will be entitled to retain all amounts paid for the Booking, subject to cases of extenuating circumstances, where at their sole discretion, may only retain the deposit and administration fee. Please read the full Ts & Cs here.

Minors and children should be supervised at all times in particular, in the natural bush and forests surrounding the Properties, all roads, driveways, stairs, and balconies, the pool, dam, playground, sandpit, tree house, barn, garden, barbeque and firepit.

Strictly on approval only – Rules and conditions apply below

Pet Fee: A fee of $300 (per pet) will be charged for your pet’s stay. This helps us keep our properties in tip-top shape for all guests – with or without paws!

Indoor Access: We understand pets are part of the family, but unless we agree in writing, they should enjoy the great outdoors only. If we’ve agreed that your pet can join you inside, they should steer clear of bedrooms, living rooms, furniture, carpet, floorboards and especially off the rugs. In fact, we will specify exactly where your pet can stay. Indoor access will be limited.

When you are out of the home and the pet is left behind, please ensure the pet is NOT left in the home under any circumstances.

Clean as You Go: We appreciate you scooping up after your pet. Keeping our grounds poop-free is not only courteous to other guests but also keeps the place looking (and smelling) beautiful.

Damage and Extra Cleaning: We know that pets can sometimes be a little overenthusiastic. If your pet goes into restricted areas, leaves a mess, or causes any damage, an additional cost of up to $1,000 may apply. This depends on the extent of the clean-up or repair required. Please make us aware of spoils or mess. Finding them afterward, without warning, will result in the full $1,000 being applied.

Keep the Peace: Please ensure your pet is well-behaved and doesn’t disturb our neighbors with excessive noise.

Safety First: Pets must be always under your control. Also, for their safety, please don’t leave them unattended on the property, especially the ones that have Dams.

Health and Safety: Ensure your pet is up-to-date with vaccinations and free from fleas and ticks. Healthy pets make for a healthy stay!

Terms and Conditions: Further term and conditions are applicable as part of the short term rental agreement or any Linnaeus collection agreements provided for your stay

All Linnaeus Collection properties are smoke-free homes, including the outside area surrounding the property. No smoking of any substance, including vaping is allowed.

Where there is evidence of smoking inside the Property, including traces of residual smoke or where cigarette butts have not been disposed of, a penalty of $500 will be charged.


All Bookings require a refundable security bond to be provided, either by a credit card pre-authorisation or bank deposit (Security Bond) no later than two (2) days before the commencement date of the Booking (or at the time of Booking if the Booking is made within two (2) days of its commencement date). The amount of the Security Bond will be determined in accordance with the Schedule of Costs.


We understand that sometimes accidents happen! Should you break anything please let us know immediately – if it’s minor we won’t charge. If it’s a larger issue (e.g. the TV screen!) we would like to agree the cost with you before you leave to avoid any issues later. Thank you!

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