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Clarendon Forest Retreat

150 Coates Road, Failford, New South Wales 2430, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for 2 nights. The view was fantastic, the house and facilities were amazing and the environment is so peaceful and quiet. We will definitely go there again and highly recommend to visit it again with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wendy and Peter were fantastic in helping create a beautiful, comfortable and warm home. We were surprised how quickly the time flew on our 3 day stay. The kitchen was fantastic and included all the utensils required to cook a feast. The spa was excellent in size and location overlooking the mountains. We were most happy with the fireplace -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This Queen's Birthday long weekend our hobby games club, Ministry of Game, held their annual Weekend Away at Clarendon Forest Retreat. The whole point of our weekend is to have fun, play games together, and relax. Booking out six of their beautiful cottages and utilising their conference facilities, we made the most of the incredibly relaxing environment. Management were incredibly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and myself where lucky enough to sneak away from the kids to spend a night in the Chapel ! The view was spectacular , we relaxed in the peace and quiet , this is such a tranquil place. We upgraded to the romance package which included a fruit and cheese platter waiting for us with a bottle of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed in the chapel cottage for 2 nights & loved it. Wendy & Peter are extremely friendly & helpful. The view from the cottage is lovely, very beautiful place to stay with many facilities including spa (in chapel), pool, tennis courts & mini DVD, book & game library for guest use. Good self contained kitchen, no need to bring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed in the Sanctuary, such a beautiful cottage! We spent most of our time in the indoor spa! Clarendon is such a peaceful place with beautiful scenery. We loved the daily visits from the wallabies and can't wait to come back in winter to enjoy the fireplace! Perfect place to relax and get back to nature!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! Tara lodge is HUGE. Boasting 4 double bedrooms [although we only used 3]; the layout is modern and spacious with clean lines & vaulted ceilings. Very much in contrast to the other properties at CFR which are more Australiana & homely. 3 couples shared a weekend away, preparing meals in the huge gourmet kitchen with all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying in The Sanctuary cottage for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. The view from the cottage, the serenity of the surrounding bushland and the warm hospitality of our hosts all contributed to a great stay. We sat out on the deck for dinner both nights listening to the native birds and watching the wallabies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great spot to get away from it all, but also with things to do including tennis, walking, mountain biking... We stayed in The Sanctuary which was very romantic. Excellent help from the hosts when required. We will be returning!

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Coogee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

One word AMAZING place having stayed at plenty of cottages in the bush to chill out after a long working year and this retreat is the best ive stayed at i almost don't want to review it and keep it to myself We stayed in the Blue Ren a huge cottage with a loft and a large outside deck with... More

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Address: 150 Coates Road, Failford, New South Wales 2430, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Failford
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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. ... more   less 
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