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Clarendon Forest Retreat

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150 Coates Rd, Taree, New South Wales 2430 Australia
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The perfect setting for that perfect excuse....honeymoon, anniversary, elopement, proposal, romantic getaway, family holiday, conferences or birthday celebration.Clarendon is a 1000 acre luxury retreat nestled in the Kiwarrak State Forest and National Park on the Mid North Coast.South of Taree and north west of Forster, Clarendon is just over 3 hours drive north from Sydney.This private Award Winning self contained luxury retreat is ideal for holidays, short breaks & weekends away.Close to Forster and Nabiac this unique place is perfect for couples wanting to getaway from the city, mates wanting to spend the weekend mountain biking or fishing or a family keen to see their kids get a taste of nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Parking
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Massage
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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suzanne t wrote a review Oct 2021
newcastle, AU13 contributions3 helpful votes
I have just returned from my 3rd three night stay in Talawahl Eco Lodge at Clarendon Forest Retreat……it is my go to house for a blissfully relaxing break with friends or family. The house is gorgeous and so spacious I can happily stay in a group of 6 friends and not have to go anywhere. Whilst never feeling crowded or in one another’s pockets. The fully equipped kitchen is fantastic with everything you need from cake pans to stick blenders. Enough crockery glassware and cutlery for at least two meals and heaps of cocktails before you need to run the dishwasher. Dom and Nick really do think of everything that you might need for a day or a week. Only wish I did not have to leave!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: If you cant book Talawahl, The Hideaway is divine! All houses are fantastic & far enough...
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Responded 24 Oct 2021
Thankyou so much Suzanne! We really appreciate you spending the time writing your review, it means the world to us. Look forward to having you stay again! Warm Regards, Nick and Dom
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jacquiistevenson wrote a review Jun 2021
Newcastle, Australia57 contributions11 helpful votes
This has to top the list of all of our weekend getaways. Peaceful, relaxation and romantic Or if you have a family a great family get away. Seriously you will not be disappointed From the inside combustion fire The spa on the deck to take in the stars and tranquillity The best warmest doona Definitely a great winter getaway Easy to book, direct with retreat, very clear instructions All ammenities provided, just bring your own food Staff are awesome We stayed in the Talawahl Eco Lodge
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in the Talawahl Eco Lodge
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Responded 24 Oct 2021
Awww thankyou so much Jacquii! It really is a special place and we are so glad you found us! Look forward to having you stay again.
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kevin_whines_much wrote a review Jan 2021
Lewisham, Australia111 contributions54 helpful votes
Five nights in January experiencing a depth of relaxation I haven't felt in a long time. As apartment-dwelling city peeps, sitting on The Sanctuary's porch with a beer, staring at a lagoon all day was bliss. The most complex logistics of the day were determining when and what to chuck on the BBQ for meals. We had booked outside activities but cancelled them, preferring to experience the quiet serenity for as long as we could. One afternoon on the porch, a thunderous hailstorm drenched the area for an hour providing much entertainment. The antique furniture was odd to start with, but grew on us. Driving a Nissan Micra along Possum Brush Road is a hilarious experience. Dog friendly, idylic, looking very forward to returning.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 24 Oct 2021
Love this Kevin! Thankyou so much for spending time on this review, you have captured the essence of this special valley. Look forward to having you stay again, Warm Regards, Nick and Dom
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Brendan & Janine Cox wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
We booked the Summerhouse on the spur of the moment just for a short romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of Sydney and surprisingly found so much more in Possum Brush. The serenity, peacefulness, birdlife, kangaroos made us appreciate the beauty of nature and simple pleasures of life. The rain certainly did not put a dampener on our trip as it made us spend more time at the Summerhouse, enjoying cups of tea and glasses of wine on the deck whilst soaking up the magnificent views. The highlight of our trip was the indoor Hot Tub/Spa which we used extensively, feeling relaxed and renewed. There is so much more that makes the Summerhouse and the location even more spectacular. The open space with the beautiful surroundings fills you with an instant sense of relaxation and inner peace. We will certainly be telling our family and friends about this gorgeous piece of paradise and will definitely be back in the future to experience one of the other cottages! This Retreat is truly a hidden gem! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 24 Oct 2021
Ahh this is the best! Rain is a great excuse to relax more. Relaxing and reconnecting with each other and nature is exactly what we hope guests experience so this makes us very happy. Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this review. Look forward to having you stay again, Warm regards, Nick and Dom
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Tim Vincent wrote a review Nov 2020
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We knew as we entered the inviting tree lined driveway we had come to the right place for a few days’ retreat. The house exceeded our expectations from its cosy lounge and impressive kitchen, through to spacious veranda and outdoor spa. The night sky was truly fantastic, filled by the Milky Way from horizon to horizon, coupled with peaceful silence, and waking up to panoramic scenery and birdsong of an Australian landscape and lake were amazing. The beds were perfect, the house beautifully cool, and everything was spotlessly clean and well appointed. We ventured into the nearby towns for a few meals and shopping but otherwise just enjoyed the sheer relaxation of our temporary utopia. We simply didn’t want to leave and will absolutely be back... maybe with the family, or a few friends.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nick Cleaver, General Manager at Clarendon Forest Retreat
Responded 24 Oct 2021
This a beautiful review, summing up everything we hope our guests will experience. Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this. The night sky really is incredible, we always say it feels like the Milky Way is right on top of us. Look forward to having you back, Warm Regards, Nick and Dom
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US$130 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNew South WalesTaree
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarendon Forest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Clarendon Forest Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Big Buzz Fun Park (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clarendon Forest Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Clarendon Forest Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Clarendon Forest Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clarendon Forest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Clarendon Forest Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Clarendon Forest Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.