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Clarendon Forest Retreat

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150 Coates Road Possum Brush NSW, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rolling hills, birds singing, the sun shining through the trees and the look on my partners surprised face when I tell him we're staying at the chapel for two nights! We will be staying here much more and we will stay longer next time. It was dreadful to leave and head back into the rush of Sydney after such a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here this weekend with friends in the talawahl Eco lodge, from the moment we opened the door we were blown away. The details in the building are beautiful. We arrived in the dark and when we opened the curtains in the morning well wow! The view is breath taking. We sat, we ate, we played tennis but the highlight... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I came here for a 2 night stay at The Chapel on our honeymoon and LOVED it. We are certainly coming back here again! The accommodation was lovely, horse riding was excellent and the massages were so relaxing. Highly recommend it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My Husband surprised me with this 3 night getaway in "The Santuary" Cottage at Clarendon Forest Retreat. I had no idea what to expect. We arrived at this beautiful sandstone cottage with a great wooden door in rolling hills. Upon opening the door I was "enchanted" (It took me 2 days to find the word to express how I felt).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Amazing retreat! Not your average hotel or Forrest retreat. It had all the beautiful parts of being in the bush with all the luxuries of a top hotel. Quite, private and peaceful! Thanks for the great stay!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is most picturesque, quiet spot for a getaway. The property was excellent and the people go out of their to be helpful. Can't wait to come back. Stayed in The Summer House, very romantic and idyllic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at 7 different places from the Gold Coast to Sydney. Our anniversary was here. It was definitely number one. Definitely. There is a bumpy 10 min drive in and out, but take your time, and it's only annoying to you if you had to drive out a few times like us, because we didn't have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Thank you so much for the most wonderful experience at "The Chapel" we enjoyed every minute. The Chapel lived up to its name Charming Homely Amazing Peaceful Enchanting Luscious Such a wonderful relaxing time with nature, the wonderful decor, all the comforts of home, romance package, scrumptious seafood platter, friendly dogs to greet us, great hosts. We will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Wow! We stayed at the "Summer House" ..already feeling instantly relaxed by the beautiful vista from the front verandah, we stepped inside..with the high wooden ceilings, the calming spa pool/ shower room, nicely appointed kitchen,lovely bedrooms with views of the surrounding rolling hills, which provided multiple sightings of wildlife ie. kangaroo, kookaburra and more..not to mention our private tennis court..we... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Clarendon Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Roland for your review. Summer House is excellent for those that like to play tennis as it has its very own tennis court More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is the most amazing place I have ever been too. The quietness and the cleanliness of the home, The Hideaway, was unbelievable. It had everything you could want in it and only needed food and clothes, truly one of the best holiday destinations we have gone to. Perfect for a retired couple wanting the quietness and the the scenery... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Clarendon Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Christine for this excellent review. We hope to welcome you back again some day More 

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