Dear Guests

Please note that The Barrington’s Country Retreat is now UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. We are delighted to have this opportunity and will be unfolding our plans to all guests over the next few months. There is a lot to do!

The Barrington’s Country Retreat has been a favourite destination for many people for many decades now and is also still being discovered by newer generations and visitors every day. We fell in love with the Dungog Shire and The Barringtons last year and we hope you will find your way here as there is much to enjoy and so much natural beauty. We are very fortunate to be situated in the foothills of the pristine World Heritage Listed area of The Barringtons.

The Barrington’s Country Retreat is in need of a face lift and renovation, which we will be undertaking. We will be attending to this over the next 12 months. During this time our rates will reflect this process and we will keep guests up to date with our new website and Facebook page as plans and development unfold.

Importantly we need to advise you that there will be a new website coming out soon, due to be released in March 2015. This will contain all of the updated information regarding cabins, holiday houses and spa retreats to ensure that you have the correct information to enjoy your break away. When you book please don’t hesitate to call us to ensure that you have the correct information so that we can assist you to have the rest and relaxation you need whilst on your break away and holiday.

The Restaurant which has been closed for some time now will be re-opened in the near future. We are working towards Easter 2015. We can however organise hampers for you or direct you to local eating places near by where you will find good meals and delicious local produce, most accommodations have cooking facilities.

At this stage the Horse Riding on site has been closed and we are booking horse riding for people through a local Horse Riding school, we can also book Mountain Bike excursions for you. Please ask at booking or by email at If you are interested, we have a wealth of local natural treasures to send you on day trips to and good tips on where to pick up local antiques or a jar of homemade jam.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Barrington’s Country Retreat and to sharing our journey with you as this much loved destination develops into the next stage of her journey. Watch this space!

Kindest Regards
Natalie & Adrian Ward
PS. Please note that some of the Cabins are very “rustic” (reflected in price) but some of our holiday homes are excellent and very comfortable. The view and the natural environment is a million stars! The accommodation starts at 2 Stars the view is a million stars at night and the houses range across quality 3 stars. We will be working our way back to the previous 4 star rating. Please check with us when booking so that we can match you to be best accommodation for your taste and your budget.


STAY FOR 3 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 2 NIGHTS IN OUR LARGER FAMILY ACCOMMODATION (excluding Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day weekend and ANZAC weekend).



Welcome to The Barrington’s Country Retreat, ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THE BARRINGTON TOPS, close to the Chichester Dam.

Set on 200 acres The Barrington’s Country Retreat is ideal for couples and families…20 minutes from Dungog and only a couple of hours from Sydney.

We offer a unique range of accommodation ideally suited for couples or families.

Cosy Spa Cabins (4), Romantic Spa Studios (10) and a wonderful selection of free standing houses spaced around the estate to ensure privacy and relaxation.- Family Spa Cabins (4), 3 Bedrooms with Spa (6), 4 Bedrooms with Spa (2) and a 5 Bedroom with Jacuzzi.

Sometimes you just need a bit of space and time to reconnect and regenerate. The Barrington’s Country Retreat has just the right peace and tranquillity.


We offer guests the opportunity to pre-order Sparkling Wine & Breakfast Hampers which will be in their cabin, studio or house upon their arrival. Guests can order at the same time they book their accommodation online, by phone or email.

Bush trails to walk or ride on a bike, tennis, swimming and Australian wildlife & birds to feed…..your holiday can be as relaxing as you want. View our full list of Things to Do.

We offer something special and different at The Barrington’s Country Retreat. To assist you to gain a better feel for what makes us a wonderful place for a Romantic Escape, a Family Holiday or a Conference,


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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm CLOSED WEDNESDAY

Saturday 9am to 2pm

Sunday 9am to noon

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