Your private boutique escape
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.
In the Press
- NSW Regional Tourism Awards 2019 – Luxury Accommodation Gold Award
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017, 2018 and 2019
- Eat, Live, Escape – Escape: Spectacular Views, Luxury Accommodation and Stunning Location
- Baby Mac – Cheeky Midweek Escape to Mt Hay Retreat,
- Melissa Wilson – A solo Midweek Escape Saved me from Burnout
- How To Escape Sydney For Some Winter Romance – Mr and Mrs Romance
- Signature Luxury Travel – Mt Hay Retreat – Award Winning Luxury Accommodation
- SeeTasteDo – Things to See, Taste and Do at Mt Hay Retreat.
- Travel and Beyond – Unwrapping the Shoalhaven – Berry and Beyond
- Town and Country Magazine – Retreat to the Country
- The Conscious Consumer – Berry: Getaway from the city and back to nature.
- Little Grey Box – Travel Awards 2016
- Little Grey Box: My Unforgettable Escape to Mt Hay Retreat
- Style Magazine Article: Best Baths with a View
- You The World Wandering Video
- Braidwood Times – Retreat to the Countryside
- Little Grey Box” 12 Awesome things you absolutely must do in Berry
- The Contented Traveller
- Trust the Tick – Quality Tourism Australia
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 ethos – to look after Mt Hay for future generations by allowing others to enjoy this distinctive and extraordinary place. Native wildlife that can be seen on the farm include 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.
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. Wherever possible we try to minimise the impact we have on nature. Along with recycling and minimal energy consumption, we are constantly working to reduce our use of chemicals and substances that are harmful to the environment. 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 all our guests to relax, refresh and enjoy their stay.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
This place is absolutely stunning, fantastic views, tranquil, lovely pool, close to Berry. Louise and Anthony great hosts, nothing too much trouble. Facilities and grounds kept in immaculate condition. We will definitely be going again and highly recommend this place for a fantastic quiet getaway.
Sandra, September 2020
My boyfriend and I just got home after two nights in ‘The Big Blue’ room. What absolute bliss. The view is just incredible from the moment you open the door but in terms of the room itself, it was so clean, the bed was so comfortable with beautiful linen and the bathroom was so spacious. The big round bath tub on the balcony was just divine and so private. The giant swing is also a lot of fun ! We will definitely be back.
Abbeyjennifer, September 2020
The private road leading to the retreat itself gives you the feeling of truly escaping to a place where you can focus on the incredible views and beauty in the nature that surrounds Mt Hay.
Even in the current COVID pandemic you are able to experience an unparalleled level of relaxation, as every precaution has been taken into account and manufactured so that you feel like you are in your own world without being limited.
The perfect getaway was curated for our stay to celebrate a 10 year anniversary that was utterly unforgettable, with caretakers Anthony and Louise being the most accomodating and welcoming duo.
There is no doubt that we will be back again as the allure and beauty is absolutely enticing.
DodgingDaggers, September 2020
Amazing views from the second we opened the door into the room. Mt Hay met our expectations and more! Our room was lovely, with every little detail considered. Bed was so comfy and view from our bed was amazing (electric blinds meant no need to even get out of bed for beautiful morning views). We chose the room with the bath on the balcony which added to the experience of relaxing and taking some time just to enjoy the views.
Definitely the type of place where you want to stay in and enjoy the room, balcony, pool and of course the giant swing!
Couldn’t have asked for better service whilst we stayed, everyone was so friendly.
Definitely would recommend!
Beckie23, September 2020
Well, what's not to like? You've read the other great reviews & my wife & i agree with them all!
The champagne & cheese provide in our package was great....sitting out on our balcony admiring the view & contemplating the meaning of life (further work required here, possibly with more champagne).
Surrounding countryside & walks are great and as others have said, Louise & Anthony are perfect hosts....it was our umpteenth wedding anniversary & we loved it!