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About Mt Hay Retreat

About Mt Hay Retreat

Unique, private and ultra exclusive, Mt Hay Retreat is a boutique escape in Berry on the NSW South Coast that is, quite simply, second to none. With only a handful of individual suites to choose from, 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, it is still only minutes from the heart of world famous Berry Village.

Serenely set on 360 acres against the majestic backdrop of Broughton Head, this magnificent property is a working farm embraced by native bushland, lush green pastures and beautiful gardens.

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.

Mt Hay Retreat is exclusively for guests aged 18 and over.

Our Environment

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Broughton Head, Mt Hay lies in a protected escarpment area so nature and wildlife are a part of everyday life. At Mt Hay we have a simple and driving ethos – to look after Mt Hay for future generations by allowing others to enjoy this distinctive and extraordinary place.

We believe that we have a duty of care to maintain this special place and an obligation to do our upmost to minimise our impact on the broader environment so that it is sustained for future generations.

As a working farm, we understand the impact of humans on the environment and we are committed to sustainable and responsible habits and behaviours at all times. Along with recycling and responsible and sustainable energy management, we are constantly working to reduce our potential impact on this beautiful place. 

We aim to achieve continual environmental improvement through implementing an environmentally aware management system with objectives and targets to minimise our environmental footprint. 

Our suites were designed and built using sustainable principles that extend to include the native landscaping and gardens that surround them – offering year-round colour and diverse habitat for the native birds and wildlife that also call Mt Hay home.  These gardens help cool us in summer and protect us from bracing winds in winter. 

Native wildlife that can be seen on the farm includes wombats, protected Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies, Echidnas, Lyre birds, Kookaburras, Wedge Tailed Eagles, Black Cockatoos and many, many more, including our very own herd of Cows, Goats, Chickens and Dougal our tickle loving Irish Setter.

We welcome any thoughts you may have on how we can improve the impact we have on this special environment. We hope that this beautiful escape will allow you to relax and refresh.


Mt Hay is an extremely well thought out luxury accommodation, making the most of its geography. The individual villas are sited on the edge of the escarpment affording beautiful views to enjoy at all times of day, and each one is private. Our hosts were most attentive to our needs and we were very appreciative of the opportunity to recharge our EV. We stayed in the Escarpment Villa with the internal bath which worked well for us. The villa was exceedingly comfortable, clean and decorated tastefully. I well and truly recommend Mt Hay Retreat for couples wishing for a luxury break away.

SueandDavid, June 2022
This was the perfect location for a short getaway. The accommodation was stunning and the view spectacular. A beautiful place to walk around the grounds, enjoy feeding the fish and have some fun on the big swing. Anthony and Louise are lovely hosts always making sure we had everything we needed. They also made a couple of great suggestions of places to eat in nearby Berry. We will definitely be back again!
MarBar_13, July 2022
A Getaway to remember - nothing could spoil this Retreat!
Timothy C, July 2022
We stayed for 3 nights in The Escarpment Suite. Mt Hay Retreat is a stunning property. The photos on the web site can’t do the rooms justice. The suites are very spacious and very well appointed. We went during the NSW floods, so had every excuse to laze around in the room and luxuriate in the massive bathtub, taking in the stunning views. Anthony and Louise are terrific hosts - very friendly and informative, and nothing is too much trouble. We’re sure we will be returning many times over!
SDDD888, July 2022
Spent the weekend in the Big Blue suite where we enjoyed beautiful panoramic views of the valley below. The room itself was simple yet luxurious and perfect for a couples get away. Heated floors in the bathroom with he choice between a normal or rainwater shower with great water pressure was a bonus. Enjoyed the afternoon having a soak in the giant tub on the back deck while taking in the view below with drink in hand. The suites are set out in such a way that you feel like you are the only ones there and even had the communal pool and spa to ourselves when we decided to go for a dip. Our hosts were friendly and accommodating and also allowed us to have our privacy during our stay. Only a 10 minute drive into Berry with plenty of restaurant options. Definitely recommended.
JayS, June 2022