The Retreat is a heritage circa 1881's school on riverside gardened grounds.
The Retreat was awarded 'Best New Business' and highly commended for 'Tourism & Hospitality' by the District Chamber of Commerce. To quote the judges the Retreat is "above outstanding".
Boutique self-contained luxury stays for couples. With gardens to roam, fireplaces to relax by or tour the local historic townships, taste el vino, play golf and visit the world heritage Barrington Tops.
The Retreat is committed to environmental sustainability which includes the usage of solar power, energy efficient electricals and rain water having been awarded the advanced Ecotourism certification.
The Retreat is nestled in the Hunter Valley. It is centred in the shire of Dungog between the vineyards of Cessnock and the recreational Barrington Tops reserve.
The surrounds are rural with families of platypus, kangaroos and diverse birds from rosella to kookaburra and hawk.
The Retreat is located within an easy drive of Sydney, Newcastle, Port Stephens and more.
Deep swimming hole at the Heritage Retreat
The Vintage Golf Club – 8th hole
Jerusalem Creek Falls is surrounded by lush flora in the Chichester State Forest
Hunter Valley region
Newcastle Golf Course...
with its own challenges on a chilly day
St. Peters Church Bendolba