Going to the chapel of love

Clarendon Forest Retreat is a secluded country escape nestled between the Manning Valley and Forster in the Talawahl Nature Reserve.  A quick drive from the Pacific Highway and you will find yourself in another world, just 20 minutes from the region's best beaches and fully immersed in nature. 

With six luxury, affordable and, best of all, pet friendly houses spread across 100 acres within a large private valley, you'll be feeling at home and ready to work in no time.

2 bedrooms
1-2 people
2 workstations
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Architecturally designed and built by the most well respected builder in the area, each house at Claredon is unique. With every home featuring hot spas and fireplaces, both work and relaxation come easy.

Surprise! This romantic sandstone chapel disguises a luxury split-level cottage within. A unique ambiance is created by cathedral ceilings, gothic windows and etched peach lead-lights by designer Peter Heldon. The loft bedroom is home to a beautiful, carved cedar queen sized bed. Downstairs you’ll find special touches to add to the old world romance of your special dinner party for two. The log fire, cosy sofa and an antique dining suite all make this home feel extra special while you’re working hard…or hardly working!

Claredon Forest Retreat offers acres and acres to play, making it the perfect getaway for both you and your furry best friend.  Start the day right with a coffee from Plunge Cafe in Forster, and end it with a night of star-gazing. When it’s time to take a break from the books, recharge with a walk through the tranquil forest, or hit up Kiwarrak Mountain for a bike hike. There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained in the area, from Myall Lakes and the mid north coast beaches, to gold courses, wineries, cafes, restaurants, water parks and museums.

If you prefer to stay close to home, play a spot of tennis, take a dip in the pool or sit back in your private spa and relax, taking in the views of rolling hills, deep valleys and lily-filled lagoons.  We feel relaxed just reading this!


Possum Brush, NSW