- Flat screen TV
- iPod dock
- DVD player
- Wine cellar
- Swimming pool
- Day spa
Overview – Bells at Killcare
With its navy, white and grey palette, neatly clipped gardens and white Adirondack chairs scattered on lush, green lawns, Bells at Killcare is an Aussie-Italian incarnation of a summer beach manor in the Hamptons.
Located in the peaceful seaside village of Killcare Heights on the Bouddi Peninsula, this 8.5-acre estate encompasses a sensational Italian restaurant, divine LI’TYA day spa, 25 weatherboard adults-only guest cottages and an elegant manor house shaded with tidy blue-and-white striped awnings. Your suite is unashamedly designed for couples, with natural sisal rugs, generous sofas and hand woven blankets. On the fluffy doona-clad bed, you’ll find a cushion emblazoned with one of the three commands found in capital letters mounted behind Reception: “Relax”, “Unwind” and “Enjoy”. Curl up in a wicker chair on your veranda while sipping an espresso, or run yourself a bath in the sparkling white bathroom and lather up with tasteful handmade soaps.
It’s too easy to turn your stay here into a gastronomic getaway; all rooms come at minimum, with a generous continental breakfast spread of fresh baked breads and pastries, house made granola, espresso coffee, loose leaf tea and organic juices. A midday or evening meal at the much lauded Manfredi at Bells Restaurant is not to be missed. The distinctly Mediterranean-flavoured fare is skilfully crafted from high quality, fresh ingredients, over 15% of which are grown or raised on the property. The custom-built wine cellar contains bottles sourced over decades, and aperitivi can be enjoyed with finger foods at the bar before the evening meal.
To work up an appetite, Bells at Killcare has a lap pool and free yoga from 8am most Saturdays during the high season. Borrow a croquet set or play boules on the manicured lawns. Bushwalking maps are provided and a packed picnic lunch can be arranged if you wish to spend your day outdoors. The more adventurous might like to dive the Ex-HMAS Adelaide wreck site off Avoca Beach, charter ‘The Launch’ for sport fishing or fly over the beautiful northern bays of Sydney.
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Rooms – Bells at Killcare
Celebrated designer Chrissie Jeffery carries the Hamptons theme from the manor house through to the 25 guest suites, which feature bleached linens, white window shutters, wicker furniture, seagrass carpets and blue nautical accents. Furnishings are Ralph Lauren, and technology is up to the minute. All suites have a spacious veranda furnished as if it were an outdoor sitting room.
King Spa Suite 50m²
Open plan with a combustion fireplace, these sophisticated studio suites come with an iPod dock, flat screen TV, wood fireplace, private balcony and tiny kitchenette. Bathrooms are fitted with a large spa tub. Bathrobes and slippers are provided, along with delicate handmade toiletries. Capacity: 2 persons
King Suite 40m²
Similar to the King Spa Suite, this unique unit is designed specifically for guests with special needs, with ramp access, an open layout and bathroom equipped with a wheelchair accessible shower. No spa bath. Capacity: 2 persons
One Bedroom Cottage 82m²
This spacious single-level cottage has a full kitchen with an oven and dishwasher. Guests enjoy a luxuriously large bedroom, huge living area, two gas fireplaces and two furnished verandas. Capacity: 2 persons
Two Storey Cottage 70-80m²
There are two individual double storey cottages at Bells. The Spa Cottage has a king bedroom upstairs, with the bathroom (corner spa tub), kitchenette and living area downstairs. The larger Deluxe Cottage has a king bedroom and ensuite on the upper level, with kitchen, living and powder room on the ground floor. Capacity: 2 persons
Lakeview Villa 57m²
Set away from the rest of the cottages and featuring a lovely lake aspect, the Lakeview Villa is single-level and open plan, with a large fireplace separating the king bedroom from the living area. The ensuite bathroom has a freestanding tub and separate shower. Capacity: 2 persons
Facilities – Bells at Killcare
- 25 adults-only cottages
- Manfredi at Bells Restaurant
- Bells Day Spa
- 20m outdoor lap pool
- Organic kitchen garden
Activities – Bells at Killcare
- Morning yoga (seasonal)
Activities at extra cost:
- Boat charters
- Sport fishing
- Wine tours
- Cultural guided walks
- Scenic flights
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Bells at Killcare is a quick 20-minute ferry journey from glitzy Palm Beach, or a 90-minute drive north of Sydney CBD.
Australia’s capital in all but name – Sydney – and other New South Wales coastal gems such as Jervis Bay on the South Coast. We also highly recommend spending a few nights at Bells at Killcare’s gorgeous sister property, Pretty Beach House, which is just 10 minutes down the road.
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