Cloud Break is a romantic, secluded and supremely comfortable hideaway in the midst of an inspirational natural setting. Architect-designed and stylish, the home offers couples a spectacular, luxurious and totally private rainforest retreat with panoramic north-easterly views of the Illawarra Escarpment and the NSW coastline.
Set on 90 acres of sub-tropical rainforest and cattle pasture, the property nestles beneath the steep sandstone escarpment at 500m elevation. This escarpment links the Southern Highland to the Illawarra coastline. Awake to lyrebird song, see the kangaroos that often lounge on the lawn below the house in the morning and watch while wombats nibble the grass at dusk.
Ben Ricketts is an ideal retreat for groups, families and individuals, set within the tall forest of the Illawarra Escarpment. There are three fully equipped cabins available for holiday rental. The property has a fully equipped kitchen, with linen available at an extra charge. Pets are not permitted to stay in the cabins.
Be woken up by lyrebirds and spend the day enjoying the rainforest, creeks, glades and open paddocks. Ben Ricketts is home to echidnas, wombats, swamp wallabies, greater gliders and a great variety of birds. Listen to the lyrebirds, bowerbirds, catbirds, whipbirds, kookaburras and sugar gliders.
Three friendly goats and a contented cow graze the grassed areas of the property. Nine free range chooks lay fresh eggs daily.