I am sure many have done the obligatory Sunday drive to Berry for the first Sunday market. Well, last weekend we left on Friday and had a couple of days to relax and enjoy Berry in all its finery.
Securing a marvel of accommodation through STAYZ, Aberfoyle Berry, one could be forgiven if they thought that they had stepped back in time!
A wonderful renovated cottage of yesteryear, with exquisite quality accommodation provided. Stocked DVD cabinet, stocked bookcase with novels and games, stocked wood pile for the open fire if needed and a beautiful appointed kitchen to either while away the hours baking if you wanted or to sit and chat over a cuppa.
Clean and inviting - great communication with the owners and we were on a winner. Berry is just that nice little town to visit and wander aimlessly to check out what the trends are with home furnishing, décor and quirky objects de art - along also with some great little clothing shops to fulfil that retail urge.
But the winner here in Berry has to be food! So many places to choose from for all prices ranges and cuisines! Modern Australian at its best with the freshest ingredients and flavours. On Friday night - the Berry Hotel - and the best pizza! Priced well it is a great homely feel, especially when the open fire is blazing.
The Burrows was our breakfast choice - and amazing diverse menu - and the ambience of the room was magnetic! And they are caterers also - so providing weddings and private parties with their amazing food.
Saturday evening we took a recommendation to The Leaf - Thai and Vietnamese - what a winner this was - At the old Post office building the theme of the menu is of a postcard. Great idea and provided also modern twists on old favourites - but the Mummy Prawns were to die for!
Along the main strip there are numerous cafes and restaurants and we were glad we had a couple of days to enjoy what was on offer. Never used the car until Sunday when we left. So good to walk around and mix with the locals.
Sunday the markets were good, but we felt there were not as many stalls as when we had previously had attended. But on offer was a myriad of stalls offering products of a very high standard for a lot less than the shops. Do yourself a favour - take a weekend to relax and adsorb the fresh country air!