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Mansfield on the Manning

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mansfield on the Manning is a boutique rural retreat just 3 hours north of Sydney. Set in 16 acres on the banks of the Manning River, this tranquil resort has 4 self-contained properties to suit couples, families and small groups.

This 3-bedroom cottage has 2 Queen bedrooms, 1 is ensuite, and a further room with 2 single beds and bunk beds, so ideal for kids. As well as the ensuite bathroom, there is a further bathroom and separate toilet.

There is a large, spacious open plan living room (with wood burning stove) and dining room and a really well equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, Smeg oven, microwave, dish washer, kettle, toaster, Nespresso machine, quality cookware, crockery, cutlery, dinner-ware and glasses. There is reverse cycle heating/aircon.

All bedding and towels are provided and there are organic toiletries in both bathrooms.

There is a large flat screen TV/DVD, radio, free wifi, lots of books, games and DVD's for kids and adults.

The cottage has a huge deck with further outdoor seating, outside dining and a Weber bbq. The Cottage also has its own firepit for enjoying sundowners and toasted marshmallows.

We provide a welcome pack for your arrival, with homemade bread, biscuits and preserves, eggs from our free-range chooks, milk and butter, and there is a good selection of teas and coffees in the Cottage.

There is direct access to the river - for swimming, fishing and kayaking and the properties are set in over 16- acres and each is totally private.

There are also 2 river view cabins with Queen size ensuite bedrooms and 2 singles in the loft - fully fitted out with everything you need for a weekend break - or longer! Each cabin also has Aircon and free wifi. Each cabin is beautifully decorated and features quality linens and towels, organic toiletries and personal touches throughout.

There is also a 1978 American Airstream has fantastic views of the river and is the perfect place for wannabe travellers! Completely refurbished to provide luxury accommodation, the Airstream has 1 Queen bedroom, shower, toilet, fully fitted kitchen and a fold out double sofa bed, Aircon and free wifi. Perfect for lounging around in the hammock and deck chairs.

This is the perfect location for big group get togethers, sleeping up to 22 in the 4 properties.

Neil, a qualified chef with experience at Ottelenghi's, Kensington Place and Fishworks in London, can provide Dinner direct to your door - a seasonal menu featuring locally sourced produce is available to all guests. Guests can also help themselves to fruit and vegetables from our veggie gardens - and to eggs from our free-range chooks.

We are just a 10 minute drive from the Pacific Highway, but a million miles away from the stresses of the City. 10 minutes also gets you to Taree and Wingham with independent shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

We're a 15 minute drive from Old Bar Beach. Famed for it's fantastic surfing and laid back charm, this beach is totally unspoilt and is ideal for surfers and families alike.

We are less than 1km from the renowned Kiwarrack Mountain Bike Forest Trail. Spend your day in the forest and your night round the bbq and fire pits at Mansfield on the Manning.

We are very pet friendly and welcome your furry friends - who love the 16 acres to explore!

More Details

jane mackenzie
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2018

About jane mackenzie

Neil and I moved to Australia in 2014 - direct from Hackney in London - to tranquil Tinonee just outside Taree. Neil is a Chef and I am a Marketer and Designer. Neil and I always dreamed of running a boutique retreat - in a stunning and relaxing location, offering excellent customer service and gorgeous food. When we found Mansfield on the Manning we knew it was 'the one'!

We spent the first 9 months completely refurbishing the 3 existing properties and adding our fantastic American Airstream. We've turned the rough and ready paddocks into beautiful green, sloping lawns, added a veggie garden and lots of fruit trees, built a double-infinity edge pool - and love sharing this space with our guests.

We are passionate about customer service and our aim is to do everything we can to make sure every guest has a fantastic stay with happy memories.

Each property is uniquely designed to create a stylish home away from home and we've done our utmost to consider everything you would need for a relaxing stay.

We offer a Dine-in menu for all our guests with seasonal dishes all lovingly created by Neil and delivered direct to your door.

jane mackenzie purchased this cottage in 2014

Why jane mackenzie chose Tinonee

Mansfield on the Manning was originally built in the late 19th century for a Presbyterian minister - hence Manse! In 1992 the property and land was bought by a family to run as a rural retreat and they built 2 cabins and 1 cottage - using reclaimed local timbers and materials. As the property is not on town water, the properties received eco credentials that we maintain to this day.

The property has stunning views across the Manning River to the Lansdowne Escarpment and all our guests exclaim at how they feel their stress melt away as the catch sight of the view for the first time. This is a very peaceful property with tons of wildlife - we see koalas, kangaroos, iguanas and many, many species of birds.

Guests are welcome to explore the 16 acres, help themselves from our veggie garden, gather eggs from our free-range chooks and use the double-infinity edge pool. We've got a great library of books for all ages, plus indoor and outdoor games. We've got a boules pitch and a croquet lawn!

What makes this cottage unique

We believe we've got the best view in the Manning Valley!

In fact, friends and neighbours usually reluctantly agree. Each property is completely private and is surrounded by native shrubs and trees and makes you feel at one with nature.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Tinonee, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Pet friendly


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average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this lovely property.

The 3br cottage was magnificent.

We has access to kayaks to use on the river. We had a dip in the gorgeous pool. We used some of the goodies grown in the garden and fresh Edda from the chooks.

Lovely property and lovely owners at the property

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

What we were hoping for was a relaxing farmstay with something for everyone in the family and that's exactly what we had, plus some. Great accommodation, fabulous property and friendly owners, including the dogs :-) Don't miss the opportunity to have Neil cook for you and deliver to your cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Meg - we loved having you to stay here and are always happy when our guests are happy! Hope to see you again, Jane & Neil
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Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Without questions a paradise on earth...Excellent all round.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, Australia

Excellent pet friendly property

  • 5 of 5

Neil and Jane have a beautiful property which we will certainly return to. We stayed in one of the cabins with our fur baby who was allowed up on the couch and on the bed just like home. The cabin is incredibly comfortable with a compact but fully functional kitchen, beautiful bedroom and bathroom with quality linen, fixtures and fittings. We had a beautiful meal delivered to our cabin. Fresh eggs and delicious home made lime butter in the fridge, freshly baked bread and Anzac cookies. And then you get to wake up to a gorgeous view of the Manning River and beyond. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting, very peaceful, will definitely come again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol - it was great to have you stay here and you'll be welcome back anytime!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Jane and Neil have created a most special retreat for families or couples. We were fortunate to enjoy a cabin which was elegantly appointed (think rustic country cabin on the outside with London-chic interior!) and extremely comfortable. Our 10 yr son loved the loft room! We arrived on Friday afternoon to a plate of freshly made (divine) scones on our deck before strolling up to the main house for a beautiful seafood feast prepared by our hosts. After a wonderful night's sleep, we awoke to a symphony of bush birds, then enjoyed homemade bread, passionfruit butter and the freshest farm eggs. My son loved being free-range on the property and exploring, but the kayaking on the Manning River and roasting giant marshmallows (supplied by our hosts) was definitely a highlight, as was the swim in the stunning infinity pool after a hot day. Our hosts prepared a gourmet bbq alfresco dinner for us on our 2nd night, complete with delicious salad accompaniments and a classic pavlova for a large party of friends who were able to join us. We didn't want to leave! It sounds like all we did was eat, but that's not true ... we also read a few of the fabulous books which were stacked next to the bedside table :) Thank you Jane and Neil for spoiling us and providing the ultimate country escape for our family and friends. We miss Mansfield on the Manning very much and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann, thank you for your lovely review. It was so great to have you stay here - you were perfect guests and we really enjoyed chatting with you and sharing this little bit of paradise with you. Come again soon! Thanks, Jane & Neil
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Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Pacific Highway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Old Bar
Other Activities:

Manning Valley


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