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Mt Hay Retreat

260 Mount Hay Private Rd, Berry, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2535 Australia
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Berry
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Unique, private and ultra exclusive, Mt Hay Retreat is a boutique escape that is second to none. With only 5 individual suites in total, each is filled with natural light and has been designed as your own private escape. Dominated by breathtaking views and offering a secluded and peaceful sanctuary well away from the cares and complexities of contemporary life, Mt Hay Retreat is still only minutes from the heart of world famous Berry Village. Refined, spacious and luxuriously understated, each of our five suites have been appointed with the finest of finishes. With king sized beds, kitchenettes, expansive living areas and an intuitive design that encourages seamless indoor/outdoor living. Each residence includes a generous private deck with a feature outdoor bath, complete with individual private gardens and views that stretch uninterrupted across the landscaped grounds and nearby countryside of Berry to the sparkling ocean. There is also a 33 meter indoor heated pool and spa. Serenely set on 360 acres against the majestic backdrop of Broughton Head, this magnificent property is a working farm embraced by native bushland and lush green pastures. With views that stretch uninterrupted across the rolling hills of the South Coast and beyond to the distant ocean horizon, Mt Hay Retreat is a lifestyle destination of rare distinction. Electric Vehicle charging available upon request.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Open-air bath
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Rachel A wrote a review Dec 2020
4 contributions
I surprised my partner with a trip to Mt Hay to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed for two nights but it felt much longer in the amazing relaxing setting. Anthony could not have been more accommodating as a host, offering plenty of recommendations of local wineries and beaches to visit, as well as taking us to feed their goats and even supplying our car with some oil when it overheated. The outdoor bath is an amazing luxury, the swimming pool and spa is great for a colder evening and the swing is a gorgeous spot that makes you feel on top of the world. Their two gorgeous dogs were the icing on the cake!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Maggie M wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
Beautiful gardens and birdlife with a magnificent view over the valley to the ocean. Loved feeding the Koi fish along with the dogs. Andrew and Louise are perfect hosts and willing to help you with ideas about the area. Accommodation was excellent along with outside bath. A perfect place to escape.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Steve H wrote a review Nov 2020
Canberra, Australia33 contributions13 helpful votes
I was recommended to visit Mt Hay retreat, and I am so pleased I did. I surprised my wife for our anniversary. So what are then pluses here: no formal check in or checkout( yep, these guys know how to make your visit memorable) Plenty of options to include ie cheese platters, massages etc The views The silence The privacy Closeness to a range of great restaurants Style and level of amenities Great pool The negatives: Every break has to come to an end! Will we be back, you bet we will. So thanks Anthony and Louise you made our stay very memorable, your hospitality was first class and your respect for privacy comes naturally to you.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Zickyboo wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia167 contributions38 helpful votes
Such a relaxing stay, the view over the entire valley and out to the ocean is lovely. Well maintained gardens with walks to a koi pond and a giant swing. The weather was still crisp, so we were pleased the pool is indoor and heated. Short 10 min drive into Berry, the hosts are very welcoming (along with their beautiful dogs!). I personally didn't love the bright colours of the rooms, but they were spotless and spacious and to be honest I was more focussed on the view!
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Date of stay: November 2020
justinandshae wrote a review Nov 2020
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A stunning location, beautifully manicured gardens, and views that you never get tired of looking at. We enjoyed our anniversary with a couple of nights at Mt Hay, which ended up feeling like a whole week! The indoor, heated pool was a highlight. Close to Berry and delicious restaurants, and only 15 minutes' drive to Crooked River Winery. We also loved the drive, then bushwalk, up to Drawing Room Rocks. Loved Anthony's availability for anything we needed, including tips on places to eat and visit. There's obviously a lot of love and effort poured into making this place a real retreat. Couldn't fault it - we'll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
US$220 - US$339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesShoalhavenBerry
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