Those who love a luxury getaway not too far from Sydney, will be pleased to learn that Pretty Beach House, the four pavilion hideaway on the Central Coast, has now been restored to all its beauty and is reopening in March. Perched on a seven and a half acre promontory of the Bouddi National Park and Broken Bay, this pinnacle of Australian luxury accommodation and hospitality is just 90 minutes by car from Sydney or a scenic 20 minute seaplane flight.
The restoration achieves the right balance between relaxed and impeccable. Original works by Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and John Olsen add to the personal touch of The Main House and exclusive pavilions, Treetops, Bayview, Hideaway & The Retreat. The Main House remains the soul of the property. Decommissioned railway timber pylons, handcrafted from 1883, form the structure of the new interior. Skilled local designers, blacksmiths and craftsman completed the detailed re-build and locally sourced mud bricks and artisan cut sandstone surround the foundations.
Each pavilion has its own individual design with timeless décor, private deck, dive pool and daybed orientated to take advantage of the surrounding views, as well as luxurious king bedroom suite, draped in fine Italian Busatti linen, deluxe bathroom suite, fully stocked bar and vinyl record collection, ipod playlists and video library.
Surrounded by ancient Angophora forests and picture perfect waterways, the property was also a meeting place for the indigenous community and owners of the land, the Darkinjung tribe. The property is home to three pieces of Aboriginal rock art that have been dated at 8,000 – 10,000 years.
Brian and Karina Barry, proprietors of Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, alongside distinguished restauranteurs, Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes, offer an all inclusive luxurious escape. Pretty Beach House combines world renowned cuisine and tailored guest experiences, including a “welcome to country” indigenous smoking ceremony by the Darkinjung elder, mountain bike riding, helicopter day trips into wine country and discovering the glorious waterways on board the property’s luxury sports cruiser.
The atrium style bar and lounge area houses Manfredi’s open plan Ambach Italian kitchen, where guests can view the stunning waterways surrounding the Bouddi peninsula, while dining on his world class Italian cuisine. All inclusive food and beverages are customised daily, allowing guests the option of dining al fresco, eating traditional Italian pizza cooked in the Stefano Ferrara pizza oven or drinking fine wines by the open fireplace. Daily wine tasting with the sommelier is available, as a tour of Brian Barry’s extensive wine cellar to select rare old world wines. “Pretty Beach House is the essence of luxury without the pretence. Guests will receive effortless hospitality surround by Australian beauty that remains relaxed and elegant” said Brian Barry.
The property has a beautiful purpose built day spa for in-house guests, complete with couples massage tables and pure Australian skincare by LITYA.
Pretty Beach House is the ideal experience for both local and overseas visitors to sample a unique part of Australia, especially those who are time poor and unable to travel around our vast land. All bookings require a minimum stay of two nights. www.prettybeachhouse.com.au
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