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DESTINATION: NSW South Coast

By JOHN ROZENTALS

TRAVEL: 25 NOVEMBER 2016

JOHN ROZENTALS finds a tranquil spot between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.

I’m probably more of a fan of the NSW South Coast than I am of the state’s North Coast.

It isn’t nearly as well travelled and the succession of towns and villages as you head south towards Eden just seem more laid back and relaxed.

Certainly the drive, along winding roads that often hug the coastline is more interesting than the freeways heading north.

One place that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a couple of times is Bundle Hill, which comprises four extremely attractive and comfortable cottages, probably best described as pole houses set in quite rugged bushland but with delightful glimpses of ocean below.

The location really is quite sublime — a few minutes up the range from Bawley Point, about midway between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.

These days property is managed by Greg Powell, who lives just up the road a bit and took over running the place from his parents, who discovered Bawley Point while working in Canberra, built the cabins are few years later and decided to ‘retire’ there.

Greg, incidentally leads a pretty idyllic life and is well worth having a chat to. He writes about food and wine, he loves surfing and he play bluesy, rocky guitar fairly regularly in a band heavily influenced by England’s Stray Cats.

There’s plenty to do down of the coast, but the place is mainly about relaxation.

The only noises that you’ll hear are the colourful parrots and rosellas that live nearby, the occasional tinkle on the roof of falling gumnuts, and, in the still of evening, the echoes of the surf about 10 or 12 kilometres down the hill.

Phone 02 4457 1122 or visit http://www.bundlehillcottages.com.au.