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
Berry COVID Escape
Visited Mt Hay retreat as a COVID escape and was overwhelmed with the attention to detail that was shown to our comfort. Received a warm welcome and was given a great over view of the property and then was shown to our amazing villa. Views to die for and again attention to detail in the small but important things. Nespresso coffee machine and mini kitchenette, metal water bottles in the room which you could take home as a gift, quality of bed linen and towels (you would be surprised how many accommodations skimp on this) to the well maintained facilities including a large heated spa and pool. Only 5 mins drive from Berry central and you will love Dougal the dog
dazawat, June 2020
This is one of our favorite places we have ever found! EVERYthing was perfect! Friendly staff, nice dog, beautiful views, amazing room, clean and well attended. Everything was perfection 🙂 will definitely come again!
Karlee M, June 2020
Such a fantastic weekend escaping our Sydney bubble and heading to berry. Mt Hay Retreat is simply stunning. Exactly what we needed to switch off and relax. Loved the farm animals and waking up to birds chirping. We will be back soon! Thanks Louise
Rebecca, July 2020
Luxurious, modern, tranquil perfection. Sweeping floor to ceiling views from the hillside property. Easy arrival/stay and the hosts were more than friendly and accommodating to all our needs. The suite was spacious, clean and modern...so comfortable and relaxing! Balcony set up (lounge chairs and bath tub) was on point. The farm animals were so cute and Dougal the Irish setter was a friendly companion during our explorations. 10/10 would recommend and stay here again.
Julia, July 2020
Mt Hay retreat was just perfect. The view is breathtaking, especially from the outdoor tub. The owners are so lovely and gave us great recommendations for local activities. The rooms are spotless with great features like a rain shower and automatic blinds. Highlights of our stay were seeing the wild wombat and relaxing on the swing or in the spa with a wine in hand. The owners’ dog Dougal is absolutely gorgeous and very friendly. The location is great because you feel so removed from civilisation but are so close to Berry and surrounds. We will definitely be back!