Kiwarrak Country Retreat -The Bower

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Entire cottage hosted by Tara And Meg

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Kiwarrak Country Retreat provides stylish, self-contained cottage accommodation near Old Bar Beach on the stunning Barrington Coast, NSW.

Set on 10 picturesque acres, the Retreat is surrounded by beautifully established gardens and lawns with a backdrop of tall Australian gums, tucked between Kiwarrak State Forest and Khappinghat National Park.

This idyllic bushland setting is conveniently less than 10 minutes from gorgeous beaches, great cafes, and access to the double delta Manning River.

The space
The enchanting Bower cottage is just for the two of you, ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or peaceful holiday. It overlooks the lake and is surrounded by gardens, creating your own personal retreat. With tasteful decor and all the conveniences of modern living, The Bower offers everything you need to relax and take in the natural surroundings.

In winter, enjoy a cosy night in front of the wood burning fireplace with a glass of red, and select a vinyl to play from our eclectic collection, or bring your own!

Your private outdoor heated spa awaits on the patio. Gaze at the stars or out to the lillies on the dam and listen to the birds, or take a book and just relax...

Take advantage of the patio area that surrounds your cottage overlooking the gardens, where you may spy our resident Bower bird busy at work on his nest.

Enjoy a good night's sleep in our comfy ecosa queen bed, with its plush memory foam topper and quality linen.

Soak in your full size bath with our own Kiwarrak organic lavendar sugar scrub. We also provide our own aromatherapy shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Stroll up to reception to choose some DVD's , but be sure to take the scenic route so you don't miss any of the quirky and magical things to discover in our sprawling gardens. You may come across our resident Indian running ducks who like to waddle between the 4 dams!

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast welcome hamper out on the patio, where you can sample our homemade sourdough and delicious muesli, along with freshy ground coffee, local honey and jam.

If you'd rather a cooked brekky, you can add our BBQ breakfast hamper to your booking, with our own chook eggs (or duck if you'd prefer!) as well as locally cured bacon, homemade tomato jam, large field mushrooms and fresh tomatoes.

With a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ, you can cook up a storm, adding flavours from your own little herb garden flourishing on the patio. You can also take advantage of the seasonal produce from our Kiwarrak kitchen garden. Meg would be happy to show you what's on offer.

Or if you don't feel like planning your meal, take advantage of one of our scrummy gourmet dinner hampers with locally sourced and homemade products which can be arranged to be in your cottage to cook at your convenience.

Alternatively, dine out at some of the great local restaurants and cafes in Old Bar or Wallabi Point, only ten minutes drive away.

Our portable air conditioner (provided in the warmer months, or on request), ceiling and pedestal fans keep you cool in summer, while there is nothing better than the wood fire for cold winter nights. Your woodbox is kept stocked up just outside the door during the colder months for your convenience.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV
Washing machine
Portable air conditioning
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden
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Where you’ll be

Koorainghat, New South Wales, Australia

With several state forests and national parks on your doorstep, you're spoilt for choice! The Kiwarrak forest is renowned for its excellent mountain bike riding trails, with routes for beginners to advanced and plenty of excitement along the way.

If riding isn't your thing, there are plenty of bushwalking tracks to explore, or you can even take a trail through the bush to our local berry farm for delicious seasonal berries, about 3k return.

At Bohnock, hire a kayak or small boat and some fishing gear and explore the magnificent double delta Manning River, only 5 minutes away. Or head out to the sleepy coastal town of Manning Point to throw a line in, with views across the river to nearby Harrington.

Old Bar village is only ten minutes away with everything you need including great cafes, restaurants, take away options, the local tavern and bowling club, a Coles supermarket, excellent local butcher and bakery.

Here you'll also find the expansive Old Bar Beach which is well known as a top kite boarding spot and is also popular with surfers.

Saltwater National Park and beach offers the shelter of the lagoon as well as a great ocean beach, and be sure to take a walk out to the viewing platform on the headland where you may even spot some whales!

With the popular coastal towns of Forster and Harrington each only 20 minutes away, Kiwarrak Country Retreat is in an ideal spot to discover the wonders of the Barrington Coast.

Hosted by Tara And Meg

  1. Joined in January 2012
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Retreat owner, wedding planner and mother. Kiwarrak Country Retreat is owned and managed by Meg and Steve Lawless, Tara and Alistair Eldred. Meg is our chief designer and is responsible for look and feel of the property. Tara manages all our customer services and booking enquiries, while Steve performs the maintenance and upkeep while Alistair looks after our online presence and marketing.
Retreat owner, wedding planner and mother. Kiwarrak Country Retreat is owned and managed by Meg and Steve Lawless, Tara and Alistair Eldred. Meg is our chief designer and is respon…

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Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
Smoking is allowed

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