On the 31st of December 2019, Mark and Sue Berry, Owners of Bower at Broulee, luxury couples retreat that was built and developed over 20 years of hard work, watched their passion and business go up in smoke. Determined not to give up, the last 8 months have needed more resilience and passion than ever before as he set to rebuild his passion with his wife Sue.
The Bower at Broulee has now risen from the ashes in stunning glory and is set to open its doors on October 2nd to its past and future guests.
Located on the NSW South Coast, just south of Batemans Bay, this stunning retreat is perfect for couples seeking privacy and luxury in a natural environment.
The Bower consists of 5 fully self- contained and architect designed and located on 100 acres of bushland that is well on its way to being ‘reborn’ from the tragic fires of 2019/2020. “The miracle of nature can be seen in the ‘fluffy’ trees that now occupy our property,” said Sue Berry.
“the gorgeous green sprouts seen on the trees in the early days were signs of hope and kept us going with our journey to rebuild”.
Set within a kilometre of the iconic Broulee Beaches, Mark Berry spoke of the unquestionable decision to rebuild as there is no better place on earth to relax than in a place surrounded by nature.
“The fires took out our residence, the stables, and all outbuildings. Each of the five Bowers suffered various levels of damage from nearly destroyed to scarred” Sue explains.
Sue and Mark took on this challenge head-on, but not to just rebuild but to improve the facility for future guests. “It was an opportunity as much as a disaster for our business” Mark explains.
The new iteration of the Bower looks incredible. Luxury fit-out, all-new bathrooms, decks, and finishes, plus state-of-the-art contactless check-in technology will see The Bower at the forefront in the new post-COVID tourism space.
Each Bower is self-contained and has a fully equipped kitchen, stunning bathroom with underfloor heating and deep double spa, wood fires, reverse cycle air-conditioning, and private BBQ’s on the deck.
“COVID-Safe practices have also been introduced ready for our opening in October,” said Sue.
The natural social distancing supplied by the independent Bowers is supported by experiences in the Eurobodalla region such as bushwalking, kayaking, mountain biking, and other nature-based activities. And while you may be up for your own self-catering options the Bower has thought of everything in case you don’t want to cook. Chef prepared ready-made meals are an option amongst other delights that will ensure that relaxation is the outcome of your stay at the Bower.
For more information contact:
Mark & Sue Berry 04 04 839 690
Facebook Group @BowerRecovery