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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The location of Barking Owl Retreat, at the end of a quiet road with farmland and woodland at the back, makes for a relaxing time with the opportunity to spot wildlife. The cottage itself was immaculate, very well furnished and equipped. Everything was comfortable including the bed which gave us a very good nights sleep. Sitting on the deck at... More 

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Thank Diane47uk
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2014

As soon as we arrived we could tell this quaint little cabin, set in front of a most beautiful back drop, would be special. Tanya was very welcoming on arrival and we were given a warm greeting by her beloved pets. Pulling up to the cabin just before sun set allowed for a beautiful view from the back deck, which... More 

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Thank Jane-Louise T
Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2014

From the time we arrived at the Barking Owl Retreat we were made very welcome from the host Tanya. We found the quaint cottage very clean with modern facilities ,pity we had to rush out to meet friends for dinner because after the flight and the drive we could have snuck into the spa bath and relaxed with a beautiful... More 

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1 Thank Ross T
Caloundra, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

If you are looking for beautiful natural bush land views with kangaroos at sunset, the quietest sleep in you have ever had in an awesome bed, time to spoil and relax in the deepest spa ever, while someone else organises drinks and food then this is the place. The decor is so sweet and full of little surprises. Three nights... More 

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2 Thank WendyLRedding
Port Douglas, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My husband and I had a 1 night getaway at this beautiful property. The scenery and view is amazing with the backdrop of the mountains and farmland in the foreground. Tanya was an amazing host and ensured that we had everything that we needed for a relaxing stay. The chalets are well equipped and very comfortable and cosy. Everything was... More 

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1 Thank Barb D
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We had a lovely stay at Barking owl retreat and would love to go back. Tanya was a delightful host ; helpful and extremely informative about both the area and about the immediate surrounds. ( It was a great base to explore the Table Lands from ) The cottage was delightful and private. So comfortable and attractively set up, with... More 

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1 Thank Janet O
Townsville, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The most beautiful and relaxing place to stay in the tablelands!!! The cabin was clean, the bed was super comfy and the spa bath topped it all off. We fished in the dam, had a camp fire and loved the BBQ on the deck. Barking Owl is a short drive to most activities the tablelands has to offer or you... More 

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1 Thank Nicole R
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Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to review our retreat. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tanya More 

Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

A warm welcome by Tanya and lots of handy info was wonderful. Our cottage Devils Lair is the most private one and just so peaceful. Delightful views over green fields and trees and lots of birds around in the bushes and the trees and overhead. The deck is just great to sit and have brekkie or read and relax or... More 

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1 Thank Mary-Anne A
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I had a 1 night getaway at this lovely property. We were impressed with the cleanliness and completeness of the cabin. Every thing you could need layed out in a sensible manner. The Cabins were furnish beautifully and the bed was a Goldilocks one. We had dinner in Yungaburra which is only 10 mins away.

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2 Thank Simon M
Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Loved staying here with the family. Close to Tinaroo dam, near Tolga pub(good meal) and lots of tourist things to do. Kids loved having a BBQ the back deck ,the spa and roasting marshmallows on the fire near the large dam on the property. Love to come back!!!

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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Atherton Tablelands Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay Accommodation, Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, on the Cairns Highlands offers private luxury accommodation with the friendliness and atmosphere of a traditional Bed and Breakfast Farm stay. Featuring two fully self contained cottages tucked in a secluded valley just over an hours self-drive from the Cairns International Airport Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barking Owl Retreat

Address: 409 Hough Rd | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Price Range: RM657 - RM849 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Barking Owl Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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 of 5 bubbles annettes790, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Both cottages are ideally located”
 of 5 bubbles dlynclyn, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Devils Lair is the way to go for that added bit of privacy”
 of 5 bubbles mersan2014, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There are only two cottages so its a very simple choice”
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“Ask for the cottage closest to the dam.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyLRedding, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
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