A pinnacle of Australian luxury accommodation and hospitality is reopening this March after a two and a half year hiatus. Pretty Beach House, the four-pavilion hideaway, has been restored to all its beauty offering a personalised experience on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Proprietors of Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Brian and Karina Barry alongside distinguished restaurateurs, Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes, offer an all-inclusive luxurious escape.
Pretty Beach House is a global traveller’s delight, perched on a seven and a half acre promontory of the Bouddi National Park and Broken Bay, just 90 minutes by car or a scenic 20 minute seaplane flight from Australia’s gateway airport.
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.
Sydney designer Michelle Leslie has lead the restoration, achieving 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, hand- crafted from 1883, form the structure of the new interior. Locally sourced mud bricks and artisan cut sandstone surround the foundations and Leslie commissioned highly skilled local designers, blacksmiths and craftsman to complete the detailed rebuild.
Stefano Manfredi’s custom designed, Italianate Ambach kitchen sits within , and opens onto Italian black granite bench tops and a stunning bar , hand forged from brass designed for conviviality . Guests can spill to an outdoor lounge area and fire pit that looks directly onto large boulder rocks with ancient indigenous rock carvings.
Manfredi’s committment to superb food, design and service is evident in every aspect of the Pretty Beach House experience.
The elegant atrium dining room features fine handcrafted table linens supplied and styled by Kate Nixon from the inimitable Italian house of Busatti linens and textiles , that also supplied the exquisite beddings. The dining experience and table top illustrate the perfect marriage between the rustic and the refined. With renowned restaurateurs Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes at the helm, guests will dine from hand made rustic pottery dishes and plate ware from Manfredi’s friend and artisan potter Leno Alvarez of Hill End and the finest white French porcelain Limoges dinnerware from Bernardaud.
Guests dine on world class Italian cuisine and look out to the stunning waterways that surround the Bouddi peninsula. All inclusive food and beverages are customised daily allowing guests the option of an elegant dining setting or 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.
Brian Barry says,
“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.”
Sleeping a total of 8 guests, each pavilion has its own individual design with timeless décor, a private deck, a dive pool and daybed orientated to take advantage of the surrounding views. The commonalities between each are the luxurious king bedroom suites draped in fine Italian Busatti linen, a deluxe bathroom suite, a fully stocked bar and a vinyl record collection, ipod playlists and video library curated by Stefano Manfredi .
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.
The property now boasts a beautiful purpose built day spa for in-house guests, complete with couples massage tables and pure Australian skincare by LITYA.
This luxurious and quintessentially Australian experience is all inclusive from $1,000 per person per night, an effortless destination for both International and local travellers alike.
We look forward to welcoming you to PBH and are ready to take your call
Reservations: +61 2 4349-7000
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