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Mid-North Coast, Forster: 2-, 3-, or 5-Night Country Escape for 2 or 6 People with Wine at Clarendon Forest Retreat

Forster: 2-5-Night Country Escape with Wine

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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 makes for an ideal destination for couples, families and groups willing to take a short break or spend a weekend away.

All cottages have split systems air conditioners, for the cooler months log fires, with wood provided, are in all excluding Tara Lodge. 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 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 Lodge is a purpose-built environmentally friendly construction with a 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 barbecue.

Get back to basics by embracing the property’s serene surrounds, spending the day horse riding, and sipping some 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
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed

The Chapel

  • Bed size/type: Queen-sized four-poster cedar bed
  • Maximum occupancy: Two people
  • Also features heated spa, log fire and handcrafted country full-sized kitchen
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed

Hideaway

  • Bed size/type: One bedroom with king-sized bed and one bedroom with queen-sized bed
  • Maximum occupancy: Four people (Additional guests (over two people) charged at $50 per person per night)
  • Also features an outdoor spa pool, log fire and fully-equipped country kitchen
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed

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
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed

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
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed

Waterlily

  • 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
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed

Tara Lodge

  • Bed size/type: Four queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy: Eight people
  • Additional guests (over six people) charged at $50 per person per night
  • Features forest views, a spacious verandah, fully equipped kitchen, and a spa pool; all linen provided



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, mountain biking expeditions and is 25 minutes from some of the regions best beaches.

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. Horse riding on site 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.

Highlights

Unwind with a scenic rural retreat, staying at a cottage nestled in a native bush with rolling hills and lily-filled lagoons

What You Get

Choose from Six Options:

For two people

  • $299 for a two-night stay (up to $635 value)
  • $449 for a three-night stay (up to $935 value)
  • $619 for a five-night stay (up to $1,535 value)

For six people

  • $419 for a two-night stay (up to $755 value)
  • $549 for a three-night stay (up to $1,115 value)
  • $719 for a five-night stay (up to $1,835 value)

Included in all options:

  • Cottage accommodation
  • Bottle of wine

Amenities

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 10am
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: Non-smoking property
  • Pet policy: Extra charge of $20 per night per dog applies; paid directly to the property on arrival
  • Accessibility: Disabled-accessible rooms are not available

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The Fine Print

Due to restrictions in place to comply with social distancing some amenities at this property may not be available for use during your stay. Please check with the property upon check-in for their latest information

Blackout Dates:

Apr 2020: 10 to 25

Jun 2020: 5 to 8

Jul 2020: 3 to 18

Sep 2020: 25 to 30

Oct 2020: 1 to 12

• Deal is valid for 2 or up to 6 people

• Combine vouchers to extend your stay

• Bookings are subject to availability

Friday/Saturday night surcharge $80 (paid direct to the property)

• Dog friendly policy (pending management permission): extra charges of $20 per night per dog applies (paid direct to the property)

• Changing a confirmed booking will incur a $40 admin fee (paid direct to the property)

• Bookings cannot be changed within 14 days prior to arrival

• No children or infants over six months allowed in The Chapel, The Sanctuary or The Hideaway.

• Children over six months old included in max occupancy.

• Adding occupants above the Max Occupancy is not allowed except as follows: Extra Guests in Tara Lodge (up to maximum eight), and Hideaway (up to Maximum four) charged at $50 per person per night (paid direct to the property)

• Rollaways are not available.

• Packages cannot be used in conjunction with special events held by the holder on the property, i.e. weddings or large functions.

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

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How to Redeem


Can travel to: 17 Dec 2020

• Please check availability first via https://apac.littlehotelier.com/properties/clarendonforestretreatdirect

• Email to book: cfr@cfr.com.au

• Attach PDF voucher

• Present printed voucher on arrival

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