Clarendon Forest Retreat is a secluded country escape nestled between the Manning Valley and Forster in the Talawahl Nature Reserve, NSW, just 20 minutes from the regions best beaches and three hours from Sydney. A quick drive from the Pacific Highway and you will find yourself in another world, immersed in nature.
Six luxury guest houses, each set on 5 acres
Our six luxury, affordable, pet friendly houses spread across 100 acres within a large private valley are suited to families and couples alike. Architecturally designed and built by the most well respected builder in the area, each house is unique. All featuring spa’s and fireplaces, relaxation comes easy.
Pet friendly accommodation
With acres and acres to play, Clarendon is the perfect place for your pet friendly holiday in NSW. Our cottages are both cat and dog friendly, meaning you can bring your special friend on your next trip.
Mountain Bike Hire
Make the most out of your time in the Talawahl Nature Reserve with one of our brand new, high quality Mountain bikes.
Activities on your doorstep
The region is yours to explore from the doorstep. Ride or walk on the regions best trails, stargaze far from light pollution, play a spot of tennis, take a dip in the pool or sit back in your spa and take in the views of rolling hills, deep valleys and lily filled lagoons.
Explore the Mid North Coast
Our six luxury, affordable, pet friendly houses spread across 100 acres within a large private valley are suited to families and couples alike. Architecturally designed and built by the most well respected builder in the area, each house is unique.
Massages and Dining
Indulge in the comfort of your cottage with a massage or Reiki session with our fully qualified therapists, treat yourself to a grazing platter delivered to your door, or sample the finest eateries the region has to offer.
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Enjoyed a wonderful three nights in The Sanctuary. So peaceful. This cabin is distanced from others on the property. Everything was spotlessly cleaned including the spa which was warm and relaxing. We have stayed in The Chapel previously, they are both great. Self catering is a must, just enjoy the quiet.
We stayed in 1 of the 8 cottages. They are well separated and very private. They have all facilities and are clean and well maintained. There is lots to do with your own tennis court, communal pool and mountain bike and horse riding. Mobile phone and internet is poor but so what! Dirt road access is ok and Forster/Tuncurry are nearby with good supermarkets, restaurants and a great oven pool. We will be back
We stayed in The Chapel for 3 blissful nights for our 17 year anniversary, did not want to leave. Looking forward to making this a yearly getaway. Highlights were laying on a picnic rug star gazing at night and our in room massages. Loved all the little touches in the cottage, oozes romance
Strongly recommend this place, peaceful, secluded. Comfy beds, all mod appliances. Out door spa. Great views. The road in and out is a bit rough and took us 20mins to travel the 6ks. But is totally worth it and will be returning
Now this is something special. Tucked away in the bush off the main Highway near Foster. A very quiet retreat, self catering and you are left alone to enjoy the environment. Well worth the money and time.
Beautiful scenery. Very friendly, efficient and effective staff. We loved the Sanctuary........BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED and FULLY SELF CONTAINED ACCOMMODATION !! Absolutely tranquil setting. Worth every penny !!
What a wonderful place, I could have stayed hear a lot longer than 2 nights. We had just under 20 family members across 2 dwellings. All different but each with their unique qualities. Very peaceful and relaxing, just what we all need in this 100 mile an hour world we live in at the moment. Highly recommend staying for a few days.
Had an absolutely amazing weekend at the Clarendon retreat, we stayed in the Chapel a beautiful cottage with everything we needed! Gorgeous heated spa for the cool winter mornings..... surrounded by kangaroos! Would definitely recommend to stay here, amazing getaway!
We stayed in Waterlilly, from the minute we drove in the tree lined drive we knew we were somewhere special. Waterlilly is cosi and homely yet quite spacious. A lovely property with the pool and tennis court right there. The place was spotless and would please the fussiest.
Absolutely amazing property and hosts. It wouldn't matter which cottage you stayed in they all have privacy and breathtaking views. Anyone who faults this place would just be impossible to please kind of people. We stayed in The Sanctuary and just loved the tranquility and beauty. Bushwalking a must and being winter having the fire place at night just topped it. Thankyou so much!
Stayed for 3 nights and could not flaw this place one bit. it was amazing and the sanctuary was impeccable. the attention to detail was fantastic. So warm and inviting and the cottage had everything we needed. Cannot wait to book again. 5 stars luxury.
We stayed at the Waterlily Chalet that overlooked a beautiful pond with a spa on the deck. It was the perfect place to relax with the girls before heading back to our busy lives with kids, work etc. Accommodation was lovely and the staff were great. Located in the middle of the bush with nothing but sounds of nature. I would recommend this place to anyone either it be a honeymoon, couples retreat, family holiday or a girls trip!!!