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Bower Retreat – Barrington Tops – Hunter Region in NSW

Just 3 hours and 15 minutes from  Sydney you can find The Bower Retreat. It sleeps eight persons in total.

It is a private, comfortable, self /contained 4 bedroom cottage, it stands alone on the property so guests can enjoy their full privacy. It is set upon a 56 acre property.

The cottage now offers an enclosed area at front – which is suitable for containing small children making the constant necessary supervision of them an easier task. They can now enjoy the outdoor – run and play and is additionally most suitable for containing small to medium sized dogs.

Bower Retreat is a fantastic place for couples, groups, or even full families who want to get away for the urban craziness. Enjoy some country life in a very laid back and beautiful quiet spot. Bower Retreat is to be noted as a pet friendly establishment.Plenty of open and flat areas as well for them and your children, to play and catch ball


This Cottage backs onto a lush area – a rain forest creek with clear view of the Black Bulga Range.

Guests are welcomed to explore the many marked walking tracks along this creek.

Activities include birdwatching (up to 90 species recorded on property, see our bird list), Bush walking, swimming in the pool, play table tennis, go to a horse riding venue nearby, bike riding.

Animal wise there are cows to pat, and poultry to feed and eggs to collect.

A large well lit and air conditioned studio on the property. This is set up for the needs of various activities you may join in and workshops are often held here – those on offer include – Doll making – Patchwork & Quilting, Fabric Dyeing, and Scrap Booking.

Choose a Package – the packages can include 2 nights shared room, the tutor and all your needed materials, and a 2 course dinner – its all good country home cooking on the Saturday night, you get 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and even 2 morning and afternoon teas. Make friends and learn a new skillset!

These country retreats are just a perfect getaway –  be able to rest and learn in quiet and very beautiful surroundings, set out on an evening walk.


You can organise your own troop of friends or just book and come along meeting new people.

While visiting the Bower you can explore the little historical villages and towns in the shire.

Visit the some vineyards in the Gresford region, or eat a meal at the many excellent cafes and restaurants of the shire.

The Bower is made up of 4 bedrooms one has a queen bed & single bed, another has a double and in the last 2 bedrooms there are 4 singles. All your bedding and linen is supplied including your towels.

There is a full size and well equipped kitchen – including a large fridge/ freezer, hot plates and an oven, and microwave.

Bath, shower, an outside shower and toilet too.

Laundry and wood fire heater.

You can bring your own horse – there are plenty of scenic trails to ride out on. This is one farm stay where  there is a 3 acre paddock with good water and it is adjacent to the cottage.

Please Note : DO NOT leave a message in the comment section for this farm, as this is not a Booking or Enquiry Website it is an Information Site so please if you are interested in this farm telephone them!

(02) 4992 1899

Just as a Rough Price guide :

$650 for a 2 night Standard Weekend for 4 persons

$1300 for a 4 night Standard Midweek for 4 persons

Please note that school holidays and holiday/special event weekends are not considered standard times in most accommodations.

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