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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 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 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.

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 you to relax and refresh.


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!

Rachel A, December 2020

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

Maggie M, November 2020

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)

The positives: 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

Steve H, November 2020

Breathtaking, Unique and incredible are 3 words I'd use to describe Mt Hay Retreat. The view will take your breath away, the area is green and lush with never ending views over the mountains. Access is via driving through an incredible rainforest and when you arrive at the top, the magic continues. The rooms are extra large and have everything you need. Pack some wine and goodies with you as you won't want to leave!
Electric vehicle charging is available, just ask the amazing hosts who are happy to run an extension cable for you.

Kristie, December 2020

The perfect place to relax, recharge and connect. Mt Hay offers rare tranquility in the most exquisite setting. Anthony and Louise and their beautiful furry friends are so hospitable and helpful, we will be returning for many years to come!

McKellar, November 2020