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Bower Retreat Cottage

Dungog NSW, Australia
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

The Bower Retreat is a very comfortable fully self contained four bedroom cottage which sleeps eight. Cottage backs onto rain forest creek with view of Balck Bulga Range to the front.

Bower Retreat is just great for couples , families or groups who want to get away and enjoy some country life in a very beautiful and quiet spot.

Cottage stands alone by its self on property so there so guests have their privacy.

It is set on a 56 acre property which guests are free to explore. There are marked walking tracks along the creek and up and over the timbered hill.

Plenty of open and flat area as well for children to play and ride bikes.

The cottage now has an enclosed area at front suitable for containing small children making supervision of them a much easier task, whilst they enjoy the outdoors.

This fenced area is also suitable for containing small to medium sized dogs. Bower Retreat is a pet friendly establishment.


Bush walking, birdwatching (up to 90 species recorded on property, see for bird list), swimming in pool, table tennis, horse riding nearby, bike riding.

There are friendly cows to pat who love a hand out of bread and poultry to feed and eggs to collect.

Walk the marked walking track along the rainforest creek, marvel at the ferns and mosses, then climb the timbered hill to a view of the property.

Horse riding nearby is with Lisa at Topline. Lisa caters for beginners as well as more experienced riders.

The Bower Retreat is conducting a number of art/craft retreats this year.

There is a large well lit and air conditioned studio room on the property which is set up for the needs of the various activities.

Workshop on offer include-

Patchwork Quilting & Doll making

Patchwork & Quilting Course

Fabric Dyeing

Scrap Booking

Packages for these courses include 2 nights shared accommodation, tutor and material (where stated),

2 course dinner on Saturday night,2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 morning and afternoon teas. ( All good country home cooking.)

These retreats are a perfect getaway to learn a new craft and be able to relax in quiet and beautiful surroundings.

You could organise your own group of friends or come along and meet some new ones.

Please email or phone if you would like full course details sent to you.


2 person for 2 nights $290

3 nights $390

4 nights $440

Group Rates

3 adults $60 p.p.p.n

4-6 adults $55 p.p.p.n

7-8 adults $45 p.p.p.n.

9+ adults $40 p.p.p.n

Weekly rates

$750for 2 persons (6-7 nights)

Weekly rates for groups on application


Over 12 - 18 years $20 p.p.p.n

4-11 years $10 p.p.p.n.

3 years and under no charge


Surcharge of $20 per pet/horse per stay


4 night stay Mon to Thurs nights $390 for two person or 10% off normal tariff for groups.

(special does not apply in school holidays)


Easter minimum 4 night booking - (minimum booking - 4 adults)

Other Public holiday weekends - minimum 3 night booking - (minimum booking - 4 adults)



Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        4 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms


              • Budget
              • Family


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove


                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Television
                              • Toys


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • Communal Pool


                                          • forests

                                            House Rules

                                            Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                            Cancellation Policy

                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                            15 Reviews


                                            Latest reviews

                                            Glorious spot

                                            SarahSydney's Inner West

                                            Had a great 4 days at the Bower with my friend. Really appreciated the fresh eggs on arrival. A well appointed and comfortable house in a thoroughly tranquil spot amidst lovely countryside. The loo with a view and the outdoor shower were wonderful. Marion was so friendly - lovely to deal with. My dog loved it too! Close to Dungog (17km) and the amazing little Tinshed brewery there - best cold beer ever! Swam in the nearby Williams river on the Fosterton loop. Drove the Bingleburra road from Dungog to East Gresham jaw droppingly scenic. Can't wait to return with the whole family

                                            Peaceful and beautiful cottage

                                            SHARON D.Cranebrook NSw

                                            This was a great getaway from the hustle and noise of the city plenty of birdlife to watch and great to see the bower birds taking everything blue great pool to swim in and great feeding and collecting eggs from the chicken also loved the owner Marions dogs Marion was very friendly and available if you needed anything but at the sme time allowed you to enjoy your stay without interuption


                                            LEE B.Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

                                            Totally loved our stay will definitely do it again next year. The owners of the property were very welcoming and friendly.

                                            Owner's Response:

                                            Thanks Lee glad you enjoyed your stay. Great meeting you and your family. Thank you for leaving cottage such an easy clean. Much appreciated.

                                            Awesome home

                                            Nikhat F.Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

                                            Three generations of our family were well accommodated and everyone had everything they needed in our rather short stay at this lovely cottage.Marion was never out of reach and very welcoming and warm. Dont hesitate to book if you would like to experience a tranquil five star retreat!

                                            Excellent retreat!

                                            Suzanne J.Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

                                            My family and I had a lovely relaxing time at Bower. We'll definitely come again. It was a great get away, and the kids had a ball.

                                            Country heaven

                                            Robyn G.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                            Great spot, loved the birds, the badminton, the table tennis oh and did I mention the outdoor shower and bush view loo?! Marion left us plenty of fresh eggs from her chooks and we breakfasted in style. What's not to love?


                                            Dungog NSW, Australia

                                            Rates & Availability

                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                            Additional Guest Fee

                                            For this property: ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night) The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average) The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 guests Optional Costs per pet per stay: $20 per stay * Ask the owner to arrange these

                                            15 Reviews
                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                            Property # 9012974