Montrose House and Berry Farm

Alexander is obsessed with berries - he can eat punnets full to the point his poo literally turns purple. So last week, our family of three took a trip down south to the picturesque Sutton Forest. As our purpose there was primarily to pick berries, we decided there was no better place to stay than at Montrose House and Berry farm itself.
Montrose is a heritage listed homestead and gardens, surrounded by a working berry farm and it is absolutely beautiful. Just a short stroll through the gardens made me feel so much at peace and in awe of nature. The colours are beautiful with roses, hydrangeas, hibiscus and wisteria still in bloom and the differnt textures from the foliage and canopy of various trees on the grounds.
The cottage itself was clean and comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen which we found really handy.
We were given containers and directed to the blackberry bushes to begin picking. The berries have not yet been made available for public to pick so we felt really lucky to be amongst the first to sample the berries from this harvest.

The blackberries turned out to be delightful; juicy, sweet and plump. We picked until our hands turned purple and our containers full before heading back to the cottage to eat some more. What a great experience!
The rains fell that night and continued the whole time we were there. We visited a few vineyards in the area, jumped in countless muddy puddles and Alexander got his first taste of babycino (and loved it) before we headed home.

15 Responses to Montrose House and Berry Farm

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Going to a berry farm to pick and eat fresh berries sounds like a dream. It looks gorgeous there too!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

What a brilliant day out, I have special memories of berry picking as a kid too :)

rooth said...

That place looks like it's straight out of a fairytale

kidgranny said...

What a wonderful way to spend quality time with your family!

Rose said...

Good that your boy loves berries. Could eat directly after picking them.

burntfeather said...

These photos are so sweet and I'm with Alexander - berries are awesome! What a lovely place to stay/explore!

Lady of the Manor said...

Oh, what a wonderful day!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. We're having snow today and I'm missing summer!

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Anouk said...

What a lovely place! Such a perfect environment to spend quality family time :)

Ananka said...

Oh wow looks like a lovely place to visit :-D

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful! The berry farm sounds like a lot of fun :)

Pamela RG said...

Alex looked so happy picking the berries. He is so cute and growing up so fast.

Sharon D said...

Oh, what a wonderful way to spend time together! I love places like these. It's such a great place to create beautiful memories.

Arni said...

What a gorgeous place! Berry picking in this farm is a perfect activity as a family.

Jane said...

it's beautiful here!