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Clarendon Forest Retreat is a scenic, luxury retreat nestled between the Manning Valley and Forster in the Kiwarrak State Forest, NSW.

Our cottages offer secluded accommodation to couples, families and groups – perfect for holidays, short breaks and weekends away.

Our seven cottages are spread over the 100 acre property, offering unique and stunning country accommodation in NSW.

Clarendon is suited to a range of occasions and activities including weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, corporate retreats, horse riding and mountain biking.

We are pleased to be pet friendly and welcome Bartercard.

The Sanctuary

Designed for a romantic escape hidden behind the trees

This tranquil split level sandstone & cedar cottage offers you a private world in your own cosy, country home. Complete with loft bedroom & queen size four poster cedar bed, exquisite antiques and a soft satin sofa beside the log fire, romance is assured.

The Sanctuary sits nestled amongst shade trees of Tallowood and private gardens. A private world, perfect for lazy days, picnics and favourite books.

Snuggle the hours away on your half-tester cedar bed with a embroidered bedspread & decorated with priceless soft peach tapestry cushions. Your dream kitchen of champagne granite & jarrah, Smeg oven, beautiful antique cedar, & private bar await your arrival. . . .

Soft leadlight scenes of floating water-lilies surround your sunken spa on one side while colonial windows allow you to gaze onto your private garden of flowers and herbs.

Talawahl Eco Lodge

Revitalise your soul in the “Well Being” Eco Lodge.

The 3 bedroom architect designed Lodge is suitable for families or two couples, and welcomes pets.

Purpose built and environmentally friendly with passive solar design Talawahl is constructed from mud brick and recycled timbers. Due to this the lodge is warm in winter cool in summer, but does not have air conditioning. The large viewing windows and wrap around verandah offer spectacular views of the valley and the 3 acre lily filled lagoon. Set amongst rainforest inspired gardens and rockeries providing you with privacy, space and tranquillity.

Rejuvenate the soul, rekindle your relationship or relax with the family, the Lodge will accommodate all.

The spacious verandah wraps itself around the lodge, providing an entertaining area with a table setting for up to 12 people or private sitting areas to relax and read a book or simply soak up the picturesque valley views. The verandah area enables this cottage to be pet friendly with gates to keep your beloved pooch safe and protected from the elements.

The hand crafted recycled timber kitchen with state of the art modern contemporary appliances, is fit for any budding ‘Jamie Oliver.’ Equipped with stainless steel fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven and stylish crockery for a setting of up to 12 people. The handcrafted table is more than a table, it is a work of art.

The private heated spa pool, featuring waterfall and massage jets is set on the verandah. It provides you with 180 degree views of the forest and rolling hills.

Exclusive use of the hand crafted stone BBQ, great for outdoor entertaining and dining in the summer months.

The Teenagers Retreat! Downstairs are two bedrooms each appointed with 2, single beds and a 3 way bathroom. A rumpus room with TV, DVD player and lounge is perfect for the kids to enjoy their space.

Waterlily Chalet

Luxury holiday and short break accommodation with panoramic valley views.

Waterlily Chalet is a luxury 3 bedroom cottage, with a magnificent open loft with a king size bed and its own ensuite bathroom with marble vanity. Downstairs is a double bedroom and one with two single beds, a bathroom, laundry and beautiful open plan lounge/dining/kitchen.

The view of the 3 acre waterlily filled lagoon is magnificent and can be enjoyed in all weathers from the generous covered balcony with table and setting for a least 6. As well on the balcony is a wonderful new spa with special massage jets for your tired neck muscles ideal after a hard day enjoying horse riding or whatever activities you fancy.

All the comforts of home – dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, split system reverse cycle air conditioner, log fire, all dishes, linens.towels etc

Tara Lodge

4 bedroom family cottage ideal for 4 couples, a large family or two families

Maximum 8 persons including babies

Pets welcome at additional cost

Forest Views

Huge verandah

Clean Dog Friendly

Spa Pool

All linen provided

Fully equipped kitchen


Idyllic secluded luxury 4.5* cottage with panoramic outlook overlooking a forest valley and dam.

Relax or entertain on the large north-facing deck, enjoy the outdoor sunken spa, snuggle in front of the wood stove.

Designed for 1 or 2 couples, the Hideaway features two large private bedrooms – 1 King/1 Queen, 2 large bathrooms.

The gourmet country kitchen is spacious and fully equipped.

Architect designed mudbrick and jarrah features this cottage is designed to be cool in summer and warm in winter so it has ceiling fans but is not air conditioned.

25 minute drive to the beautiful mid north coast beaches. Bushwalking and mountain biking at your doorstep. Pet-friendly. Not suitable for children.

Please look at the photo gallery to tell you more about this unique retreat in the bush.

The Chapel

Romantic Sandstone Chapel

This romantic sandstone chapel disguises a luxury split-level cottage within. A unique ambiance is created by cathedral ceilings, gothic windows and etched peach leadlights by designer Peter Heldon.

The loft bedroom is home to the beautiful, carved four poster cedar queen sized bed. Other treasured antiques and tapestries live there too.

Downstairs finds antique silver, crystal and china to add that touch of old world romance to your special dinner party for two (meals can be arranged). Otherwise your meals can be prepared at your leisure in your handcrafted gourmet country full size kitchen of granite and jarrah.

The log fire, cosy sofa and an antique dining suite all add to the ambiance.

A few more steps downstairs, the heated spa pool awaits. Set in mosaic terracotta, you can relax amongst the bubbles as you gaze out over the valley. Cedar and glass doors keep you cosy in winter and in touch with nature year round.

In the warmer months, throw open the doors to your own private deck beneath a shaded pergola. Just the spot for that champagne breakfast alfresco.

The Summer House

A beautiful split level sandstone and cedar cottage

This beautiful split level sandstone and cedar cottage offers you a private world in your own country home with panoramic views. The Summer House boasts a sunny position with 180 degree valley views down to a lily filled lagoon. The Summer House has its own tennis court and volley ball net.

Through the cedar front door is the dining room with seating for six and the full size blue pearl granite and jarrah kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and all appliances. Also on this level is the main huge bathroom with a heated spa bath and soft lead light scenes of floating waterlilies. A log fire and 5 metre cathedral loft ceilings also add to the ambiance of this area. A split system air conditioner provides cooling in summer and warming in winter as well.

Up 5 steps is the very comfortable lounge area with cedar flooring and a six person sofa and flat screen TV, DVD and CD player.

Down 6 steps from the main entry are three bedrooms and another full size bathroom all located on the lower level. In the main bedroom is a queen size 4 poster bed and the other two bedrooms each have two single beds. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans with granite floor tiles and exposed timber ceilings.


Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Clarendon Forest Retreat is 7 kms from Byron Bay


The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:

Il Buco

The Green Bistro


The Cyprus Tree

Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.

We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.



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