4.9 out of 5

"Beautiful scenery and gorgeous house. The kids and I loved every moment. Will definitely be back for more. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 03 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Possum Brush awaits you at Clarendon Forest Retreat. You'll be 23.4 km (14.5 mi) from Diamond Beach. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and private spa tubs.

All 6 individually furnished accommodations feature LED TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy washers/dryers, balconies or patios and living rooms. Kitchens come equipped with fridges, microwaves and hobs, and room service is also available. You'll find nice touches like jetted tubs and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Dining areas, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages and facials. Enjoy access to 2 outdoor tennis courts along with a spa tub. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace and a garden. Continental breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Possum Brush property include Riverside Park and The National Motorcycle Museum.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Sanctuary)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$251* Per night/room 29 Aug. - 30 Aug.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Hideaway Min 2 Night)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, Multiple Bedrooms, Kitchen (Talawahl Min 5 nights)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Sanctuary (Min 5 Nights)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Sanctuary Min 2 Nights)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Hideaway Min 5 Nights)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clarendon Forest Retreat ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clarendon Forest Retreat

Everyone (5) Couples (8) Family (13)
5 out of 5

Awesome experience

Beautiful scenery and gorgeous house. The kids and I loved every moment. Will definitely be back for more.

Posted by , from Sydney, NSW on 3 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2018 by Dom

Hi Sarah, We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay! and it looks like you had a friend visit, very cool! Warm Regards Domonique

5 out of 5

Beautiful Cottage with gorgeous views.

Pros: Gorgeous views, spacious, friendly staff, everything we needed for the cottage was provided
Cons: Everything was great. If we needed anything else we just called the owners and they provided it promptly.
Location: It was about 20 minutes from foster along a very long dirt road. We went into town and had lunch in foster and grabbed some food supplies.
We had a fabulous "ladies weekend" stay at the "Summer House" at Clarendon Forest Retreat. The Summer House has it's own private tennis court, volleyball net, indoor spa, fantastic views, spacious well designed cottage with plenty of room for people. The owners were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place for a group of 6. I will be back again and bring the hubby and kids along this time.

Posted by , from Richmond NSW on 6 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

Peaceful and secluded

A 5km drive over rough dirt road was rewarded by a very enjoyable stay in a secluded and peaceful cottage.

Posted by , from Sydney , NSW on 26 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Relaxing, clean, highly recommend!

Pros: The quietness and serenity.
Cons: N/A
Location: Location is secluded and quiet, nice open land and cottage. Forster is only a 20 minute drive away.
The cottage we stayed in was perfect, it was clean and tidy and well set out. The view from our deck was amazing with beautiful gardens surrounding and very peaceful (just the sound of birds). We had kangaroos come up to our deck and the variety of birds was great! Short drive to Forster! We would highly recommend staying at Clarendon Forest Retreat and we will be back to stay again. The staff were lovely and helpful during our stay.

Posted by , from Sydney NSW, Australia on 4 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Relaxing, private and beautiful..

Pros: clean, private, comfortable.. very easy to relax there.. all quality
Cons: the only minor thing i would suggest is some sort of sound proofing of the spa filter (not a big deal though) - everything was ideal really
Location: great for mountain bike riding, horse riding, bush walking, and beach is only 20min drive
Set in a very beautiful valley, the chalet was very comfortable and the surrounds were idealic

Posted by , from Sydney on 28 Sep. 2015

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5 out of 5

Fantastic, Pet friendly, home from home.

Pros: The tennis court we all enjoyed it! The spa was definately a winner too, loved the fire pit! Lovely bedrooms too. The whole place was great!
Cons: You need a 4 wd as the road is quite rough.
Location: Beautiful views, close to Forster with it s fantastic beaches for the kids and dogs.
Second visit here, loved it! Stayed in a different house, just as lovely as the first one, had our own spa and tennis court. Definately return but for longer next time. Dogs loved it too!

Posted by , from NSW on 16 Apr. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location, location, location
Cons: I've spent 5 minutes trying to think of something to put here. Nothing comes to mind.
Location: Wonderful, Away from it all
Facilities: Above average, Distinctive; Value: Inexpensive; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Best weekend getaway I've ever had, without exception.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 30 Jan. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Quiet, spacious, spa, pool, verandah view, secluded from other cottages, facilities
Cons: Many wasps nests (which we destroyed), insufficient toilet paper, towels not changed over 5 days, verandah light switch in locked conference room
Location: Tranquil, Just right, Good views
Facilities: Modern, Nice ; Value: Reasonable; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Tidy, Neat, Dust under beds; Conference room would be great for celebrations.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 14 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Scenic
Cons: No wifi
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Faultless;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 10 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Tranquil views
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Newcastle on 17 Sep. 2014

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About the Clarendon Forest Retreat

Location 150 Coates Road, Possum Brush, NSW 2430

Property Features

Clarendon Forest Retreat offers its guests an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. Event space at this cottage measures 200 square feet (19 square metres) and includes conference rooms. Spa services, a terrace, and a BBQ are also featured at the luxury Clarendon Forest Retreat. Self parking is free.

  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • 8 buildings
  • 200 sq ft of conference space
  • 19 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2000
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Free self parking


  • Airport: Taree, NSW (TRO) (33.5 km / 20.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clarendon Forest Retreat offers 6 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes desks. Accommodation at this 4.5-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a jetted bath, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. LED televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Jetted tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30 per night.


  • Pets: AUD 20 per pet, per night
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: AUD 20 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Clarendon Forest Retreat Apartment
  • Clarendon Forest Retreat Apartment Taree
  • Clarendon Forest Retreat Taree
  • Clarendon Retreat
  • Clarendon Forest Retreat House Possum Brush
  • Clarendon Forest Retreat House
  • Clarendon Forest Retreat Possum Brush
  • Clarendon Forest Retreat

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.