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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was yet another last minute weekend getaway. Approximately one hour drive from Sydney. We were warmly welcomed by the hosts with some recommendations in the surrounding. It was a delight to see our cottage overlooking the Hawkesbury river. The owners should definitely work on their marketing on river views as this was a pleasant surprise for us at the...

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Thank Gayya
Sydney
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The cottages are not ultra modern nor are they five star or recently renovated, but they are clean and pleasant to be in. At first the cabin had a bit of a damp smell as it is very close to the river, but it went away after ventilating it for a while. The owners are very friendly and certainly very...

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Thank caproberts
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A great place to get away with the family. It's rustic but that's part of the charm. very limited phone reception which is great. No TV except in the communal common room. Great views over the Hawkesbury River. The location is perfect to little day trips to surrounding villages such as Sackville, Ebeneezer and Wisemans Ferry. The property has a...

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Thank alaina374
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Hehehe, no WiFi except for central locations on the property. Clean rooms except you can see the wear. Top position overlooking the Hawkesbury River. Made even better when your kids say " Dad this is the best location ever !!! " Although after 3 days of no technology access, even with expansion packs for " Cards Against Humanity " You...

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Thank Lee D
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have stayed here many times with my quilting group. It is just perfect for us. The conference room is very well lit with fans and air conditioning Kee is so accommodating She has no problem with managing our many and varied dietary requirements. Her cooking is just the best, fresh and so tasty. Chris is always on hand for...

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1Thank Roslyn H
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

If anyone has a craft group looking for the IDEAL VENUE you cannot go wrong if you go to Ferndale,my group of 16 ladies have just had our 11 th year there this last weekend. Our groups did patchwork, plenty of room for sewing machines ,crosstitch, card making. The owners Kee and Chris and Aaron are terrific hosts, the food...

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Thank Sue M
Sydney
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here Friday and Saturday night for a birthday weekend away. From the moment we arrived, we felt immediately welcomed and relaxed. We were given all the information we could possibly need and our host was kind enough to upgrade us to a two bedroom Riverview cabin for a little extra room. Some of the rooms are a little old...

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Thank KatMA890314
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2016

"This is our best holiday". That was my 8 year-old son's verdict half-way through our trip. Pros: Breathtaking views of Hawkesbury river and surrounds - Peak position Definite feeling of 'getting away from it all' as surrounded by beautiful natural grounds Very comfortable, supportive beds Air con for hot days Good shower temperature Perfect pool for cooling off (water was...

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Thank TheSkinners4
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I stayed in this property with my husband. This place was absolutely lovely. The villas are perched on top of a very high hill with stunning views of the Hawkesbury River. The host is extremely friendly and helpful. There is a very clean swimming pool which (in January) was at a lovely temperature. The resident peacock is a real character...

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1Thank Maddy1982
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This place is around 20km from Wisemans Ferry or 30km from Windsor located right on the Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland. There are a variety of cabins available on the property, with 5 of us we had a 2BR place. The internal fit out is a little dated, but clean and functional. The price is also reflective of this so...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Ferndale Retreat

Address: 991 River Rd, Lower Portland, The Hills Shire, New South Wales 2756, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > The Hills Shire > Lower Portland
Price Range: RM350 - RM461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ferndale Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Play some tennis”
 of 5 bubbles Gayya, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Far end cabins are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles alaina374, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles docsmissus, 10 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in cabin 5”
 of 5 bubbles 610jenny, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“ask them to recommend a room for you based on your likes and needs.”
 of 5 bubbles vedacollettem, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
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