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AWAY FROM HOME WITH / PASCALE BEARD OF THE GROWERS COTTAGE

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELVES…

Just over five years ago we purchased the beautiful 25 acre property that The Growers Cottage sits on and it has changed our life and the life of our family. As it is so close to Sydney it is very easy to escape to for a weekend, even for a day. On weekends we often escape to the property and yes we cannot believe how lucky we are!

We live near the beaches so this was a complete change for us and we had no idea how much we would love it. What we love so much is the feeling of remoteness, the sounds of the birds, driving in late on a Friday evening and seeing a wombat walking along the grass or the beautiful big water dragons that sun themselves along the banks of the creek. We love the pace, how once you enter the property the busy feeling of Sydney is instantly left behind and nature take over with its soothing sounds and smells.

It also introduced us to a different way of living – when we purchased the property the previous owner had started to develop the gardens – on the road into the road is lined with olive trees, the gardens house many varieties of apple trees, established lemon trees, mandarin, is now a very proud bee keeper with four bee hives near the cottage, which he lovingly calls, ‘'.

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