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North Coast, Forster: Two, Three, or Five-Night Country Escape with Wine and Late Checkout at Clarendon Forest Retreat

Forster: 2N Country Escape

Choose from Six Options

  • $299 for a two-night stay for two people (up to $620 value)
  • $449 for a three-night stay for two people (up to $890 value)
  • $619 for a five-night stay for two people (up to $1,430 value)

  • $419 for a two-night stay for six people (up to $710 value)
  • $549 for a three-night stay for six people (up to $1,025 value)
  • $719 for a five-night stay for six people (up to $1,655 value)

Included in all options:
  • Cottage accommodation
  • Bottle of wine
  • Late 11am checkout

The Hotel: Clarendon Forest Retreat

Clarendon Forest Retreat is a scenic country escape nestled between the Manning Valley and Forster in the Kiwarrak State Forest. With seven private cottages spread across 100 acres, holidaymakers can take advantage of secluded accommodation with views of rolling hills, deep valleys and a lily-filled lagoon. The retreat’s accommodation in the middle of the country is ideal for couples, families and groups who want to take a short break or have a weekend away.

Each cottage is unique, giving guests the opportunity to choose the style of accommodation that is right for them. Couples choose from three cottages designed for romantic escapes. The Sanctuary is a split-level sandstone and cedar cottage nestled under the trees and surrounded by private gardens. The cottage creates a private world of lazy days, picnics, snuggling up on the satin sofa and relaxing in the heated spa. Another retreat for couples is The Chapel; a façade for a luxury split-level cottage within the sandstone building. The Chapel has high ceilings, gothic windows and a collection of antiques to add a touch of old world romance. Cedar glass doors surrounding the spa pool keep guests cosy in winter, or can be opened onto the private deck shaded by a pergola. The Hideaway is a 4.5-star cottage with panoramic views of forest valleys and a dam with a north facing balcony that is ideal for entertaining. Designed with mudbrick and jarrah facilities, this cottage is designed for one or two couples.

Families or larger groups can embrace the serenity of the bush in one of three large cottages including The Summer House. This split-level sandstone and cedar cottage gives panoramic views of the private valley, with its own tennis court, full-sized kitchen and heated spa pool. The Talawahl Eco Cottage is a purpose-built environmentally friendly construction with passive solar design. Large windows wrap around the verandah, offering views of the lily-filled lagoon and with plenty of room for kids and pets to run around. The teenager’s retreat downstairs provides extra privacy and space for both adults and children alike. The Waterlily Cottage is a three-bedroom cottage with an open loft and ensuite, open plan dining, lounge and kitchen area, and a balcony spa. Last, but not least, is the Tara Lodge, a four-bedroom family cottage ideal for four couples, or a large family of eight people. Forest views greet guests from every side of the large wrap-around verandah, which stands complete with a heated spa, outdoor seating, and a gas BBQ. Pets are allowed into this cottage with management approval.

All guests get back to basics by embracing the property’s serene surrounds, spending the day horse riding, and sipping wine in the heated spas.

Room Details

The Sanctuary

  • Bed size/type: Queen-sized four-poster cedar bed 
  • Maximum occupancy: Two people 
  • Also features a heated spa pool, log fire, and an antique cedar and private bathroom 

The Chapel

  • Bed size/type: Queen-sized four-poster cedar bed 
  • Maximum occupancy: Two people 
  • Also features a heated spa pool, log fire and handcrafted country full-sized kitchen 


  • Bed size/type: One bedroom with king-sized bed and one bedroom with queen-sized bed 
  • Maximum occupancy: Four people 
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed 
  • Also features an outdoor spa pool, two bathrooms, wood stove, and fully-equipped country kitchen 

The Summer House

  • Bed size/type: One bedroom with queen-sized four-poster cedar bed, two more bedrooms with two single beds each 
  • Maximum occupancy: Six people 
  • Also features a private tennis court and volleyball net, heated spa pool in the main bathroom, log fire, and full-sized kitchen 

Talawahl Eco Lodge

  • Bed size/type: One bedroom with recycled timber queen-sized sleigh bed and two bedrooms with two single beds each 
  • Maximum occupancy: Six people 
  • Also features private heated spa pool with waterfall and massage jets, handcrafted stone BBQ, teenagers retreat, and handcrafted recycled timber kitchen 


  • Bed size/type: One bedroom with king-sized bed, one bedroom with double bed, and one bedroom with two single beds 
  • Maximum occupancy: Six people 
  • Also features a covered balcony, heated spa with massage jets, and log fire

Tara Lodge

  • Bed size/type: One bedroom with king sized bed, and three bedrooms with two single beds
  • Maximum occupancy: Six people

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Checkout: 11am
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: Non-smoking property
  • Pet policy: Some of the houses are dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed inside but not on the furniture. Extra charge of $20 per night per dog applies
  • Accessibility: Disabled-accessible rooms are not available

The Area: Possum Brush

Clarendon Forest Retreat’s location lends itself to a range of outdoor activities. Nestled in a valley with trails crossing thousands of acres of untouched national park, the area is ideal for exploration. Kiwirrak State Forest is ideal for bushwalking adventures and mountain biking expeditions. 

A walk or ride through the forest takes hikers through varied terrain, starting out in dry forest and then roaming through pockets of mini rainforest with mossy logs and creek crossings. In nearby Clarendon, horse riding is a popular activity, with scenic horse riding trails and options for every experience level. Riders are accompanied by experienced instructors and can embark on a guided tour with quiet, responsive horses.

Details verified 21/07/2016

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The Fine Print

• Deal is valid for 2 or up to 6 people

• Combine vouchers to extend your stay

Blackout dates: 24 Sep-9 Oct 2016

Surcharge of $65 per night is payable for stays on a Fri & Sat paid directly to property on arrival

Travel insurance not included; customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover after booking

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Can travel to: 18 Dec 2016

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About Clarendon Forest Retreat

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13 ratings10 reviews
June 11, 2020
One of our favourite places for rest and relaxation
1 ratings1 reviews
March 6, 2020
It's so clean and very peaceful.
3 ratings2 reviews
November 2, 2019
Stunning location in beautiful private cottages our 5th visit here and definitely coming back again ! Highly recommend pet friendly too
5 ratings1 reviews
May 9, 2019
The privacy, tranquility, and the hosts Dom and Nick. This is my go to relaxation holiday. We have been going for years now.