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Barking Owl Retreat

409 Hough Road | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Barking Owl Retreat. It was a wonderful experience. The hosts make you feel absolutely at home and very welcome. Tanya rang before we arrived to make sure she bought exactly the food we wanted for a BBQ dinner and breakfast. The food was so fresh, delicious and healthy! The cottage itself was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent 3 nights here between Christmas and New Year. Tanya was a fantastic host and only too willing to suggest great eating places and things to see. The setting of the cottage is beautiful, and the space on the deck to have a barbecue and relax with a champagne was idyllic. The accommodation was clean and had a good... More 

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Lancashire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed for three lovely nights at Barking Owl. Really off the beaten track – but easy to access. The cottage was immaculate, the bed was sooo comfortable and we really enjoyed a couple of BBQ's on the deck with some of the lovely Barking Owl wine – now that was a treat. Even took one away with us. Tanya... More 

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Tanya and Chris "Thankyou". We have stayed in many B & B's on the tablelands and surrounds are you are up among the best. The wonderfully warm welcome from Tanya and of course the dogs was just a start to a wonderful weekend away for our 15th wedding anniversary. The Devils Lair was just fantastic, peaceful, private and so cosey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My partner, 7 month old son and I booked in for two nights but immediately booked another night as soon as we opened the door to the cottage. Spotlessly clean and immaculately turned out, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Such good value when compared to other more expensive retreats in the area. We will definitely be back.

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BarkingWeb, Owner at Barking Owl Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Mark Thank you so much for reviewing our retreat. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to relax and unwind from your busy work schedule. Hope to see you all again soon! Tanya More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The location of Barking Owl Retreat, at the end of a quiet road with farmland and woodland at the back, makes for a relaxing time with the opportunity to spot wildlife. The cottage itself was immaculate, very well furnished and equipped. Everything was comfortable including the bed which gave us a very good nights sleep. Sitting on the deck at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As soon as we arrived we could tell this quaint little cabin, set in front of a most beautiful back drop, would be special. Tanya was very welcoming on arrival and we were given a warm greeting by her beloved pets. Pulling up to the cabin just before sun set allowed for a beautiful view from the back deck, which... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From the time we arrived at the Barking Owl Retreat we were made very welcome from the host Tanya. We found the quaint cottage very clean with modern facilities ,pity we had to rush out to meet friends for dinner because after the flight and the drive we could have snuck into the spa bath and relaxed with a beautiful... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you are looking for beautiful natural bush land views with kangaroos at sunset, the quietest sleep in you have ever had in an awesome bed, time to spoil and relax in the deepest spa ever, while someone else organises drinks and food then this is the place. The decor is so sweet and full of little surprises. Three nights... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I had a 1 night getaway at this beautiful property. The scenery and view is amazing with the backdrop of the mountains and farmland in the foreground. Tanya was an amazing host and ensured that we had everything that we needed for a relaxing stay. The chalets are well equipped and very comfortable and cosy. Everything was... More 

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