Come and soothe away the troubles of a hectic city lifestyle when you stay at Haven Retreat at Berry.
Nestled in the foothills of Berry Mountain, just south of Berry itself, we are only 2 hours drive from Sydney and 2 1/2 from Canberra. Here, you will find privacy and the space to unwind, yet still with easy access to all the surrounding attractions.
Drink in the healing balm of nature amongst our ancient trees and wide lawns. Haven Retreat is one of three luxury holiday villas each with their own secluded spot on our beautiful 25 acre property, offering expansive views across rolling pastures and the forested slopes of the mountain escarpment .
Haven Retreat is fully self contained with all modern amenities and those luxurious touches that will make your stay a memorable one. Ideal for a couples getaway, honeymoon or a weekend break, with two spacious light filled bedrooms equipped with king size beds that can convert to two king singles if preferred, the house is large enough to accommodate a small family or a group of friends with ease.
A vanity area easily becomes a home office if you really need to open the laptop. The master bedroom has an ensuite and the second bedroom is adjacent to the main bathroom which has a spa bath.
Organic and eco friendly toiletries are provided for your use throughout. Laundry facilities are available, so if you come with your kids or for a longer stay there is no need to load up your suitcases.
The open plan living space is supplied with a Television / DVD player and bluetooth speakers for your iPod or Android device. The master bedroom also has it's own TV/DVD player.
For your breakfasts, we provide you with a basket containing a sumptuous selection of locally produced and ethically sourced provisions so that you can eat when you please - several options are available to accommodate your preferences or needs, please enquire upon booking for a sample menu and order in advance to ensure your choice. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and indoor dining area should you decide to eat in, or you may wish to sample the delicious offerings of our local restaurants and cafés.
A private deck, adjoining the living area, comes complete with gas barbecue and an outdoor dining setting so that you may enjoy an al fresco meal on balmy evenings, or simply sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the view.
To save you having to hit the high street supermarket, or for late arrivals, barbecue packs for meat lovers or vegetarians can be obtained from us, please let us know in advance of your arrival if you require this service as it will need to be organised. We also provide a selection of basic ingredients for your use, so that you can whip up a quick meal, and of course tea and coffee.
The house is air conditioned throughout and well insulated. On crisp winter evenings, you can also light up your gas log fire and avail yourself of our cosy throws.
A foldaway cot with bedding and a high chair are available on request, subject to availability. Please ask in advance.
You may check in from 2pm on your day of arrival, but there's no need to rush on your last morning as check-out is 12 noon. You are welcome to leave bags at reception and return later should you wish to arrive earlier in the day.
No smoking is permitted within the house, but you may smoke in designated outdoor areas such as the deck or driveway.
There is ample parking outside the villa.
Because we are using an enviro-cycle waste water system we have provided luxury eco friendly products for your use, or if you bring your own, please ensure that they are biodegradable.
We can easily accommodate small groups. If you wish to book more than one lodge, please see the separate listings for Haven Villa and Haven Lodge and add a request in the message section of the enquiries.
Covered deck with picturesque views.
Al fresco dining setting and barbecue facilities.
Air conditioned throughout.
Gas log heater.
Gas hob with electric oven.
Tea and coffee making facilities.
HD TV/DVD players.
Bluetooth music system.
Books, magazines and DVD library.
All linens and towels provided.
Luxury eco-friendly toiletries provided.
Laundry facilities including dryer and laundry products.
Ironing board and iron.
Country walks on property.
Only 2km from Berry.
Things to see and do
Haven Retreat is the ideal place to unwind, so you may just wish to relax, sit out on the covered deck and read that novel you never get a chance to start, or enjoy a glass of wine.
If you enjoy walking, but don’t want to take to the hills, you can simply meander along the cleared pathways through our very own piece of forest and down to the bubbling creek, or if you are feeling energetic take a short drive up to the ridge behind us for bushwalking trails and rock climbing.
Our beautiful local town of Berry is only 2 km away and it is fast becoming a foodie paradise with great restaurants, boutique bakeries and cafes, many of which produce their own lines of provisions, some of which you will get to sample during your stay, as we try to source locally where possible. With individual shops, regular produce and crafts markets, galleries antiques stores, it’s leisurely atmosphere it makes a great place to wander around.
We are ideally situated for the area’s many and varied attractions. Charming destinations abound. Picturesque Kangaroo Valley is only 25 minutes drive away, and a little further afield, the towns of the Southern Highlands like Bowral and Bundanoon are very easily accessible, as is Jamberoo. A superb coastline and miles of sandy beaches are only 10 minutes away. You won’t have to jostle for a prime spot here ! Walk along the pristine Seven Mile Beach, or travel north to visit Gerroa, Gerringong and Kiama. Further South along the coast you will find Huskisson and Jervis Bay.
Local attractions include 7 wineries [ there’s one next door ! ], bushwalks, golf courses, seasonal and weekend country fairs, markets and festivals. For mainstream shopping head to Nowra,15 minutes away, which also offers a cinema, all the big names you’d expect to see on the high street, and diverse restaurants.