The Rosewood Suite has a formal atmosphere just perfect for that anniversary or special occasion. The romantic queen size bedroom with night sky ceiling (sleep under the stars in the comfort of your own bed) has it’s own ensuite with spa bath. Have a romantic candle lit dinner overlooking your own private fairy lit garden then after dinner sit back and watch the dancing lights of the log fire reflected in the polished timber ceilings while sipping port.
When the mood takes you, you can wander outside onto your front verandah and sink into your own private 8 person tiled heated spa pool surrounded by candles and an old cast iron fire place (exclusive to the Rosewood Suite only). Self contained kitchenette. Cook yourself a wonderful BBQ breakfast and dine outside and watch the bountiful bird life.
Romantic and luxury Hawkesbury accommodation located in a beautiful valley of Lower Portland NSW.
Hawkesbury Two Rivers Retreat is romantic and luxurious accommodation nestled in a beautiful valley overlooking the junction of the Colo and Hawkesbury Rivers. Log fires, spa baths, beautiful fairy lit waterfall gardens with bountiful bird life.
Old country bed and breakfast charm at its best, fully private with bush setting. What better way to unwind than to sit in front of your log fire while sipping port. Soak your cares away in your own spa bubble bath. Laze around and catch up on that forgotten book on your own private courtyard. While having breakfast. Soak in those beautiful accommodation views and fresh country air. Watch the native birds come and feed.
Our Colonial and Rosewood Suites can accommodate one couple each, with romantic log fires for the winter and cool air-conditioning comfort in summer. Each Suite has its own queen size bedroom with ensuite, spa bath, fluffy terry toweling robes and hair dryer, lounge room with Foxtel, Free Wi Fi, DVD player (there is a large variety of DVDs that can be borrowed from the office), dining room with beautiful country views, and a fully self contained kitchenette and courtyard with gas BBQ.
All coffee, plunger coffee, tea, herbal tea, sugar, raw sugar, butter, milk, jam, marmalade, homemade bread and homemade afternoon tea and complimentary port, chocolates and champagne are included in your tariff.
Ask about our “Pampered Packaged Weekend” which can include a private aromatherapy massage in the privacy of your own suite.
We encourage our guests to sit back, relax and watch the sunset while enjoying a nice chilled glass of champagne in your own private garden.
The beautiful Hawkesbury River only 1 ½ hours comfortable drive from Sydney, this quiet little part of the country doesn’t see a lot of vehicular traffic, although time is catching up.
The common denominator is the Hawkesbury River and the wonders of the Hawkesbury valley. It’s the same old river that saw the old “Eringal” and the “MV Sackville” service the folk who lived along the river. Today we don’t see that sort of craft along the river but the friendly people are still here, so are the beautiful old buildings and churches and the lifestyle is still very much relaxed as it was in the yesteryear, Sackville and its close surrounding area have some fascinating walks. Complete with wallabies, flying foxes, sugar gliders, king parrots, owls, gang gangs, black cockatoos, kookaburras, possums and the occasional wombat. There remains nearby one of the last pockets of rain forest where bellbirds are heard and the magnificent Satin Bower bird abound. Also the remains of convict roads some of which are still used today pass magnificent sandstone homesteads. Probably the most famous of these is “Liburndale Estate” built by George Smith-Hall, grandson of George Hall who engineered, helped build and founded Ebenezer Church. This family was responsible for breeding Hall’s Heeler the forerunner of today's Blue Cattle dog.
A little look back into the past working up to the present , where we had and still have great fun on and off the river, with a mix of orchards, ski parks, boat builders, house builders, nurserymen, fishermen, little schools like Sackville school now called Brewongle Field Study Centre but still a place of learning. Just as quaint as it ever was and still hidden in the little unknown place called Sackville where without the presence of shops or public transport life goes on just as it did 150 years ago.
Please don’t feel sorry for us we do have electricity, open fires, acres of timbered land to hide in. Uninterrupted views of the Hawkesbury River and to the Blue Mountains, and the old quill has surrended to the computer, and the lifestyle is still as relaxing as it always was. Now if you wish to venture out and discover this area, make contact with the locals or a Bed and Breakfast, a Ski Park, do some fishing or learn to water ski, visit local wineries, see where the last free range Aborigine lived, go bush walking, horse riding, go karting, grass karting visit some wonderful historical buildings, art galleries, antique shopping or take a relaxing river cruise, or just visit and relax. Come and see us some time in God’s Country.
Directions to Two Rivers Retreat
After leaving Windsor follow the Putty Road to Wilberforce (approximately 5.6 kms). Turn right into King Road where the sign says to “Sackville Ferry”. The ferry is about 9 kms from Wilberforce. The ferry runs 24 hours 7 days a week. Cross the ferry and proceed up the hill to the third street on the left called River Road. River Road is no more than 4.8 kms from the ferry.
Turn left into River Road and go down the winding section to the Dargle Ski Gardens. Follow the road past the Ski Gardens to Cornellia Ski Gardens on the left where River Road makes a right hand turn, continue on for approximately 2 kms. Two Rivers Retreat is located at 751 River Road (about 7.5 kms from the beginning of River Road. As you come down the hill there is a blue sign “Protect Children Drive Slowly” off the road on your left. Take the first driveway and follow to the right (if you reach Lower Portland Ferry you have gone to far, turn around and go back 50 metres).
Look for the sign on the tree beside the driveway (approximately 10 minutes from start of River Road).