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An Exclusive, Private Getaway

"I've never stayed anywhere so beautiful" - guest
Hermitage Estate alfresco dining - private retreat with luxury accommodations for the selective visitor


Your home away from home.

We welcome you to our heavenly lush valley at your own private, peace-infused estate.

A secluded retreat offering the comforts of home amidst peaceful surroundings. Just a 10-minute drive from a charming gourmet town, it’s the perfect escape.

Indulge in unparalleled quiet and healing nature. With manicured gardens and luxurious decor, you can create some beautiful memories here.

Hermitage Estate luxury riverside villa


5-star oasis minutes from beaches and mountains.

Hermitage Estate is a peaceful, indulgent escape for selective visitors. A five-star oasis nestled riverside in evergreen hinterlands, with stunning views. The elegant retreat is also minutes from beaches  and national parks.

Indulge in your own private getaway. The perfect isolation choice, the spacious Hermitage Estate is a safe sanctuary of pure peace and restoration.

Hermitage Estate private manicured gardens


An estate all for you.

As the only guest on site, the entire five-acre (22,000 sq ft) Estate is yours. Surrounded by nature, it’s a relaxing, healing wonderland.

Your privacy is paramount as you indulge in the lavish amenities and serene surroundings. Every corner of the Hermitage Estate is yours to explore.

Bring your favourite beverages, snacks, and entertainment. You’re sure to stay here for a while.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner in your lovely private dining room


Timeless elegance, impeccable hygiene.

Enjoy classic-contemporary decor that exudes sophistication, paired with top-notch hygiene standards.

The design and decor have been created to provide you with a welcoming, homey sense. Also, excellent hygiene has always been a priority for us – you’ll feel like you’re the only person to ever grace the estate.

Beautiful grand piano at the Hermitage Estate


Haute French influence.

Imagine a blend of the picturesque Vermont countryside, the lush green of a tropical Fiji rainforest oasis, and the luxury of a Parisian hotel.

Flooded with natural light, the classic, French-inspired decor will calm you, body, mind, and soul.

You can receive a list of activities to do in the area, although most people just sink into the pure relaxation of the Estate!

Recline in front of the cozy fire place and let the stress drift away.


Gorgeous backdrop for photoshoots and filming.

With gorgeous, well-planned interior, handsome architecture, and soaring vaulted ceilings, luxury is evident all around.

With a mountain view suite and a Rainforest view suite, wherever you lay your eyes, gorgeous views and ambiance.

Please contact us regarding photoshoots and filming.

Hermes Estate riverside on the freshwater Never Never River


A 500-metre stretch of private riverfront.

As an added bonus, the Estate is nestled into the fertile, mossy banks of the fresh, pristine Never Never River.

A cool, canopied oasis surrounded by lush rainforest, the river area is a true escape from the rest of the world. Absorb the sound of the water trickling over the smooth, cool rocks and feel your worries floating away with it.

As nature performs her gentle extraction of stress, replacing it with natural calm and well-being, you will absorb the peace and balance of the area. We must never separate ourselves completely from nature.

Hermitage Estate luxury retreat. Unwind in this luxurious villa in the peaceful Australian countryside.


Endless secret spots.

Savor the welcoming, peaceful energy. With endless little places to discover around the property, you’ll find your time here engaging and delightful.

There is a pathway through the rainforest, an outdoor spa by the pond, a fairy-lit gazebo, and a lovely staircase through the olive grove.

Read a book in the cool rock garden grotto, or wander by the peaceful, mossy freshwater river, looking up at trees that are hundreds of years old.

Meander through the secret garden, or simply sit by the river and absorb peace. The Estate has so many secret spots to enjoy.

Private airstrip and helicopter arrival, be chaufferued to Hermes Estate Villa


Airstrip for private planes and helicopters.

For an absolutely private arrival, Coffs Harbour offers an airstrip for private planes and helicopters, where you can hire a car or arrange a transfer.

Total and complete confidentiality is offered for our selective guests, who value their privacy.

Once you enter the gates of the Estate, the world disappears, and you’re transported to another world where everything is always calm and easy.

Get away from the hustle and bustle.

Our sanctuary of peace and seclusion allows you to set your terms on life. Wake up to cozy mornings and set your itinerary for the day. You get to make the rules as to how you spend your days of rest.

About Us

Our estate is more than just a destination; it's a home away from home, offering respite from the chaos of the outside world. Derived from the term 'hermitage,' which signifies a retreat or escape, our hidden oasis embodies the epitome of seclusion and tranquillity.

Come discover Hermitage Estate, your sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Gleniffer, Australia
Luxury Features


  • Hermitage Estate is a lovely, riverside sanctuary for selective guests. Nestled in the gorgeous, lush hinterland valley of Gleniffer. Hermitage means 'the dwelling of a hermit; a retreat or escape' - a total and complete escape from the world.
  • Only 9-10 minutes’ drive from Australia's most beautiful town, Bellingen, and 40 minutes drive from Coffs Harbour airport. About one hour helicopter or jet flight from Sydney or Brisbane, and one and a half hours from Melbourne; Coffs Harbour offers an airstrip for private aircraft.
  • Luxurious, private surroundings; hire the entire 5-acre (22,000 sq ft) Estate as your secret countryside hideaway. The grounds are lush and gorgeous all year round, on Australia's mild and (mostly) sunny Mid-North Coast.
  • Soak in the tranquil, peaceful beauty of the Estate, or enjoy some interesting local activities. You can even indulge in some pre-booked spa treatments or massages in nearby Bellingen.
  • As well as the classic-contemporary, elegant villa, the Estate also offers you a grand piano, and blissful, lush gardens which are meticulously maintained. A special haven of beautiful, peaceful energy, with personalized touches throughout, we are renowned for our serene atmosphere.
  • Enjoy high-quality brand tableware, fresh local certified organic produce, and the crystal-clear, pristine river for swimming, yoga & meditation. The aroma-light therapy outdoor spa is surrounded by beautifully scented Magnolia trees and overlooks the pond, gazebo, and mountain views. A feast for the senses, you're surrounded by high-quality and resplendent nature year-round.
  • Be awed by the immense beauty of the lovely area, while immersed in comfort. The villa maintains a balance between elegance and relaxed comfort, and has been commented on as “more beautiful than some of the top hotel suites in the world”. Another flattering comment was, “being in the villa feels like being wrapped in a cashmere cocoon.”
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime: Ideas include a relaxing vacation, private elopement wedding destination, romantic honeymoon nest, a detox treatment and wellness stay, VIP hibernation escape, an artist's inspirational stay, an anniversary celebration, or simply an Australian experience with local activities for the international or interstate visitor.
  • Once named 'Seventh Heaven', the energy of the property is pure love and harmony. We can't wait to share the heavenly aura with you as our valued guest.

See What Our Satisfied Clients Have Said

Discover the glowing testimonials from our satisfied clients and see why Hermitage Estate is their top choice for an unforgettable getaway.
Our stay was like a dream, from the moment we arrived we felt like A listers. If you need a pampered weekend to spoil yourselves this is the place to be. Very relaxing, private best of all the views and gardens. Thankyou
Hermitage is a perfect place to completely unwind and relax. The property meets every need for an indulgent weekend getaway. Hosted seamlessly & catered for perfectly, we wanted for nothing & felt right at home. Highly recommend.
Our stay at Hermitage Estate was nothing short of magical. The luxurious villa and picturesque grounds left us in awe. Stepping into the property, the refreshing air conditioning and perfect lighting set the stage for an unforgettable experience. The welcome baskets added a warm touch that made us feel truly valued.As another guest aptly described, it felt like a stress vacuum – a sentiment we wholeheartedly echo. The tranquility and beauty of the surroundings created a perfect escape. Hermitage Estate goes beyond providing accommodation; it offers a retreat that rejuvenates the soul. Five stars without a doubt for this stress-relieving haven!
My family came here for a quiet and relaxed weekend away and that's exactly what we got. The phrase 'I feel so relaxed right now' was said multiple times by each family member. Gace, our host, was super responsive and lovely to talk to. Very happy with our stay and will definitely consider coming back here again.
Peaceful and beautiful estate with amazing Mountain views
In the past I haven't been someone who would leave a review but when you have such an amazing experience, like I just had at Hermitage Estate, it would be wrong of me to not put something in writing so that hopefully others can experience what I just did.I was looking for a relaxing escape from the day to day grind and Hermitage Estate blew away my expectations. From the moment you arrive it feels like your own little sanctuary where you can hide away in luxury and just be at peace with the beautiful surroundings. The rooms are spacious but also provide a warm, cosy and welcoming feel that makes you feel at home and makes it incredibly hard to leave.The grounds are immaculate, beautiful to walk around or to just sit, relax and enjoy the scenic views. I highly recommended Hermitage Estate for anyone looking for a luxurious, peaceful and relaxing escape, whether you are going solo like I did or a couple looking for the perfect place to spend time together and connect.
I recently had my second stay at this stunning estate and once again, it exceeded all of my expectations.From start to finish, my time at Hermitage Estate was nothing short of exceptional. The grounds are immaculately maintained, with lush gardens and scenic views that truly make you feel like you've escaped to your own private paradise.The accommodation itself is beyond luxurious, with spacious rooms and all the amenities you could ever need. Every room is beautifully designed and thoughtfully decorated.I highly recommend Hermitage Estate to anyone looking for a peaceful and beautiful getaway. It's the perfect destination for those seeking a private and rejuvenating vacation. I can't wait to visit again!
We had the most beautiful stay at this amazing property. Maybe better than five star hotels. The description it’s true, it does feel very like being wrapped in the cashmere cocoon! Everything immaculate. As Europeans we very much enjoyed the European feeling of this villa. It is very beautiful and luxury, but also super comfortable and relaxing. With a very open, free feeling. You feel like a king. We arrived at almost dark. The first entry is impressive with beautiful gates, and the garden lights are pretty. The furniture, chandeliers and huge gold mirrors are stunning, and everything is very thought about for the guest. We felt very special, and the flowers and nice letter from the manager was really sweet and kind. My wife was so happy there!! It was hot weather but the temperature climate control in the villa is excellent. The gardens are very beautiful and tranquil, also the views were so peaceful. Lucky to those who live in this magic location.Plus a lot of free gourme
My recent stay at Hermes Estate exceeded all expectations, leaving me eager to share my incredible experience. From the moment I arrived, I was awestruck by the captivating views that surrounded the estate. Each day presented a new and amazing sight to behold, making it impossible to grow bored. The check-in process was seamless. Being situated in such a picturesque location, Hermes Estate provided me with a peaceful and relaxing getaway that I’ll cherish for years to come. I highly recommend this spectacular destination to anyone looking for a luxurious and unforgettable retreat.
My stay at Hermitage Estate was incredible!The host was extremely helpful with local recommendations and the amenities inside the house were perfect. Highly recommend Hermitage for a cosy weekend away. The surroundings are magical and the interiors top notch. We will absolutely be returning!!

Your Elegant Escape

Private Seclusion. Luxurious amenities. Pure peace. Book a tranquil retreat today and indulge in nature’s embrace in Gleniffer.


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Never Never River
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Play the elegant grand piano at Hermitage Estate
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Early morning mist over the mountains
Cozy outdoor spa jacuzzi hot tub for relaxing
Secret garden for strolling through sun-dappled tranquility
Villa entry in Winter
Entry driveway if the Hermitage Estate
Winter gardens at Hermitage Estate
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Sunlit terrace for alfresco activities
Private driveway into cute little Hermitage Estate
The original gardens, years ago
Private terrace relaxing
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Villa front lawn
Gaze out at the mountains in pure blissful silence
The beautiful river after a good rain

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