10 December 2020

Refurbished cottage perfect for South Coast summer getaway

| Ian Bushnell
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Aerial view of Judges House and surrounding bushland and water.

Splendid isolation: Judges House has commanding views across Batemans Bay. Photo: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Imagine taking a summer break at this stunning national park location on the NSW South Coast, near Batemans Bay.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has just opened this newly refurbished three-bedroom cottage in Yellow Rock, Murramarang National Park.

Located between the bush and the beach in one of the most pristine locations on the South Coast, Judges House can now be booked just in time for the summer holiday season.

Nestled in bushland with access to a secluded beach, the cottage boasts stunning views across Batemans Bay.

The three-bedroom weatherboard cottage features huge windows which bring the outside in, an open plan living area and a large wraparound deck to relax on and enjoy the natural surrounds.

The beach is just steps away for swimming, fishing, kayaking or canoeing.

Guests can explore walking tracks in the area which wind through coastal bushland and the rocky coves of Murramarang National Park, with vantage points for spotting birds, passing dolphins and whales.

There is a variety of surrounding trails for bushwalkers to explore, including short walks around North Head and Acheron Ledge walking track.

For holidaymakers wanting a stay immersed in nature, but with modern conveniences within reach, the house is only a 30-minute drive from the restaurants, cafes and shops of Batemans Bay.

As its name suggests, Judges House was formerly owned by a Supreme Court judge and enjoyed as a family getaway before it was generously handed over to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Judges House is perfect for families, couples or small groups wanting to enjoy a relaxing getaway. It can accommodate up to six guests, and facilities include showers, toilets, electric power, a barbecue and car park.

NPWS charges $350-$450 per night for a minimum seven-night stay. There is a separate park entry fee, which can be paid when booking.

The nearby Yellow Rock Beach House is also available, with the option of booking both houses together for a larger group.

NPWS has a range of holiday cottages available for rent across its parks network.

For more information or to book online, visit here, or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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