Clyde River Retreat (Carisbrook Lodge)

3 bedroom Cabins for rent in Morton

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Min nights: 1

$110.00*per dayprice range estimate for 2 guests*


Guest rating: 5 / 2 reviews

Carisbrook Lodge

Nestled alongside the upper reaches of the Clyde River, acknowledged to be the cleanest and most pristine waterway in Eastern Australia, lies the Clyde River Retreat – a haven of beauty, peace and tranquility.

This is a special place – surrounded on all sides by State Forest and National Park, miles from the nearest neighbours (other than the resident native wildlife) it is a perfect place to get away from it all.

With over half a kilometre of river frontage, the retreat is perfect for fishing or swimming in the Clyde river, bush-walking in the local forests, or for use as a launching point for exploring the surrounding national parks. In particular, the Clyde River Retreat is the perfect accommodation for visiting the spectacular Pigeon House Mountain (Didthul), or the many other scenic bushwalks in Morton National park. We are the nearest accommodation to the Clyde River Berry Farm (open in December and January).

For artists, writers and musicians, the retreat offers something unique – an unspoilt environment and a simple lifestyle that will recharge your creative energies and enrich your artistic endeavors.

We have 3 cabins for rent on 100 acres. This listing is for Carisbrook Lodge - 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 guests.

You can spend all your time on the Retreat, or you can explore the local area. You are only 30 minutes from many of the beautiful beaches of the South Coast, or from the lovely villages of Milton and Nelligen. Ulladulla and Bateman’s Bay are also nearby.

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#61332

Morton NSW 2538, Australia

Laundry facilities
Pets Welcome Outdoors
BBQ - Gas
Linen supplied
Undercover or off street parking
Log fires
Internet access
Bath
Lake nearby
Camp kitchen
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Books/Magazines Supplied
Bath towels provided
Cooking facilities
Fireplace
Gas stove
Level access
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Eco-Friendly
Dishes and utensils
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove

House Rules

  • Please minimize your water usage:

    • Limit showers to 5 minutes. If we are low on water, we may ask you not to use the bath

    • You may use our water to clean your car windows, but no other car washing is permitted

    • Do not hose down surfaces or swimming equipment, tents or clothing

  • Please minimize your electricity usage:

    • No high wattage appliances (heaters, hair dryers, most kitchen equipment)

    • Turn off all lights when not actually in the room (you may leave one single non-fluorescent light on overnight as a night light if required)

    • Turn off exterior lights when indoors

  • Please minimize your LPG gas usage:

    • Turn off LPG BBQs at the cylinder when not in use

    • Do not use the LPG heaters when not in the cabin for extended periods

    • Do not run the LPG heaters all day or all night

  • Please report all breakages – we do not charge for minor breakages (e.g. crockery/glass) but we do need to know so we can replace the items for the next guests.

  • Please do not help yourself to firewood – if you run out, ask Ross or Joanne.

  • No outdoor fires except in the fire pits or fire places provided, and no outdoor fires during total fire bans (you may still use the BBQs)

  • All dogs to be kept on leashes when outdoors on the retreat

  • No dogs allowed on the beds or furniture

  • Please pick up after your dog – a bin is provided outside each cabin for (bagged) dog excrement

  • No smoking in the cabins at any time

  • Do not adjust any timers or WiFi equipment

  • No video streaming or file sharing applications (audio streaming is generally ok)

  • Do not adjust the fridge – if you think it is not working correctly, please see Ross or Joanne

  • Please keep noise down after 11pm when there are other guests on the retreat

  • Please wash all utensils/cutlery/crockery/glasses used before leaving

  • You have paid to use a certain number of beds, towels etc – please do not use more than that

  • Please separate your waste into clean recyclables, general waste, and compostable waste (no bread, meat & dairy products or cooked food) using the bins provided

Getting to the Retreat

The Clyde River Retreat is 3.5 hours drive south of Sydney, or 2.5 hours drive east from Canberra.

The recommended route to the retreat from the north is via Milton. Go through the main part of Milton, then turn right off the highway at Croobyar Road (at the traffic lights), then follow it as it becomes Woodstock Road, and then Woodburn Road - in total for about 15km from Milton. You turn right off Woodburn Road on to Clyde Ridge Road at "Clyde Ridge Park", where the tarmac ends. Clyde Ridge Road is signposted to Pigeon House and Yadboro. You follow the unsealed Clyde Ridge Road for another 14 km. About halfway along (7km) you will come to a big Y junction signposted again to Yadboro and Pigeon House to the right. You take the left fork. After another 7km Carisbrook Road will be on your left. It is signposted, but if you miss the turning you will reach the concrete ford crossing the Clyde River (known locally as the "upside down" bridge). Don't cross it - Carisbrook Road is immediately BEFORE the ford. About 500m up Carisbrook Road you will see our sign.

If you are coming from the south (or west), the recommended route is to follow the Princes Hwy north from Bateman's Bay. Turn off the highway at Monkey Mountain Road, which is on your left about 1km after you pass through Termeil (5km before Lake Tabourie). Follow Monkey Mountain Road for 5.5km until you get to the intersection with Brooman Road (signposted to Shallow Crossing and Nelligen). Turn left onto Brooman Road and follow it for 8km until you you come to a T junction where Brooman Road takes a 90 degree left turn down the hill - you carry straight on across the top of the T onto Carisbrook Road and follow it for another 3.5km, until you see our sign and driveway. 

If you are not comfortable on dirt roads (dry or wet), then you can also use the Monkey Mountain/Brooman Road route from the north - this route is gravel all the way to Carisbrook Road.


If you have a SatNav/GPS system, it may find our address (56 Carisbrook Fire Rd, Morton, NSW 2538). If not, many systems allow you to enter our geographic location in one of the following formats:

Decimal Degrees: -35.425, 150.237

Lat/Long: 35°25'29S, 150°14'17E

Note: Your SatNav (and also Google maps) may offer you alternate routes. These are NOT recommended - they generally involve longer travel times and may require a 4WD. For instance, if you are coming from Sydney, you may be advised to turn off the highway at Termeil and then follow the Old Highway, Middle Ridge Road & Brooman Road to get to Carisbrook Road - however, this route involves more unsealed roads than the recommended route, and those roads are also used by State Forestry logging trucks. If you are coming from Canberra, you may be advised to turn off the Kings Highway at Lyons Road or The River Road - however, these routes are sometimes undrivable without a 4WD, and in any case take much longer than the recommended route.

Great place to relax , nice couple too .5/5 by ,
Our return trip was amazing. We stayed in the bigger cabin with friends this time and it was even better than we thought. Ross and his wife were great hosts and provided us with privacy when needed. Just want to say a big thank you to our amazing weekend away. See you again soon. :)5/5 by ,
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