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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
2021 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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Rob P wrote a review Oct 2015
Sydney, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed Friday and Saturday nights after choosing Mt Hay Retreat based upon TripAdvisor reviews. They were all very positive and our experience reflected the same. Our hosts were unobtrusive and always there when needed. The room (number 4) was wonderfully set out, with a glorious view over Berry, from Gerroa south to Nowra and beyond. Very peaceful and interesting at all times of the day. Great modern facilities, especially the large bathroom, note the bath is on the balcony! No troubles getting there, about 10 minutes drive from Berry along a windy and hilly road. Kitchenette works for breakfast and assembling foods bought with you. Could do with a few more basics (salt & pepper) but minor quibble. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: October 2015
EmmyLou11 wrote a review Oct 2015
Sydney, Australia33 contributions20 helpful votes
All I can say is what a wonderful place! From the magnificent views and scenery, the unique and comfortable suites and the beautiful and extensive grounds to the amazingly friendly and welcoming hosts (Anthony and Louise), the special personal touches (including a delicious punnet of strawberries and a dozen free range eggs) and the relaxing pool and spa...a place not to be missed. Mornings chilling by the stream, afternoons sitting by the pond feeding the Koi, soaring on the giant swing, chatting to the chooks, petting the old girl Teal...the perfect escape from the roar of the big city. Thank you guys for a special weekend
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Date of stay: October 2015
Mark M wrote a review Aug 2015
Mount Annan, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Breathtaking, is the word that comes to mind when you step out onto the large balcony of your amazing accommodation at Mt Hay Retreat to admire the view of Berry and the surrounding areas right across to the ocean. If you're after a blissfully relaxing getaway, then this needs to be your destination. The facilities are fabulous, from the indoor heated pool and spa, the well presented gardens to the wonderfully private suites themselves which are incredibly well appointed and luxuriously comfortable and did I mention the view......Breathtaking. The wonderful hospitality and attentiveness of our host Anthony and his family only added to an amazing experience at a really special place that you'll definitely want to come back to. The Berry township has an extensive choice of good
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Date of stay: August 2015
Nev J wrote a review Aug 2015
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Spent 3 nights at Mt Hay. Waking in the morning and having the auto blinds open to reveal a truly spectacular view of tree covered hills with the sea off in the distance was a fantastic start to the day. The accommodation is modern and well set out...bathroom amazing. The design of the units gives you perfect privacy. Andrew was extremely friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend Mt Hay to anyone looking for a really relaxing break. 10minutes to Berry.... the road is a bit rough in spots but still worth the trip. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2015
Mythrei wrote a review Jul 2015
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The views from the suites at Mt Hay retreat are absolutely breathtaking, second to none. My friend and I enjoyed such lovely hospitality from Anthony and Louise. Would highly recommend! All facilities were top of the range and again waking up to the amazing view was literally majestic and awe-inspiring. Outdoor bath was a weekend highlight. A great location to get away from the hustle and bustle and get some downtime to reconnect with yourself and nature. A very special location at the top of the mountain.
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Date of stay: July 2015
US$220 - US$339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesShoalhavenBerry
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