National Trust tour of local properties


The Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch of the National Trust is organising a Springtime visit to four properties and gardens in the Jamberoo Valley. They may have room for you if you get in quick.

Participants will meet at the Kevin Walsh Oval, and travel together by bus. Two properties will be visited in the morning, and two in the afternoon, allowing time for lunch in Jamberoo. The Pub is offering a free beverage with every meal purchased.The tour will take in:

Terragong House on Jamberoo Road
From the time of the original land grant in the 1820s, the property remained in the Marks family (for seven generations) prior to its sale in 2014. The current owners have undertaken eighteen months of extensive and sympathetic renovations, and it is now their home and an exclusive B&B (photo).

Park Mount on Jerrara Road
One of the earliest surviving weatherboard houses in Jerrara, built c1848 for William Colley by his brother, master builder John Colley, born of a family of successful pioneers in the district. It is restored and extended with 21st century additions that complement and enhance the charm of the original house, which remains largely unchanged.

The Farm on Long Brush Road
A French inspired farmhouse built in 1996, after the owners spent time in France sourcing shutters, hardware for windows and doors, and antique furniture.

The Shed on Factory Lane
An old heritage shed conversion, now a modern family residence. Adaptive reuse at its best.

Using the bones of the original corrugated iron shed, the owners have created a contemporary home on the edge of the village, located in the precinct that was the site of Australia’s first cooperative dairy.

Date: Weds 23 October
$65 Members, $75 Friends
To book, contact Sue on 4272 9613 or email

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