Arcadia is the perfect place if you want somewhere close to Sydney or Newcastle where you can enjoy peace and privacy amongst nature in a tranquil environment. The property features large open spaces, a billabong and is a wildlife refuge/home for many native animals, including a mob of wallabies. When you wake up enjoy birds chirping and wallabies playing around the house.
The Lodge has 3 queen bedrooms, a tv room with a double sofa bed, a sun room with 2 double sofa beds and a single bed. It also has a combination dining and lounge room. There is a bathroom inside with a shower, sink and a washing machine. There is NO INDOOR TOILET - instead you can use the authentic outdoor dunny which is next to the main lodge - 30 steps. There is a fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher and a gas fired Weber barbecue on the front porch. You are welcome to use anything in the pantry and the fridge in the kitchen. Always available to you are a million varieties of tea, coffee, milk, muesli, eggs and bread.
Most of the time we will be staying on Arcadia Retreat on the opposite side of the property from Arcadia Lodge so I can be of assistance if you have any questions. On the rare occasion that I am travelling for work I will introduce you to one of the lovely staff who work on the grounds. I will also be contactable via phone and email.
Arcadia Retreat is a place of peace and tranquility. Martinsville is a very small community and although Arcadia is 40 acres, it is a valley and noise still travels to the neighbours. For this reason we must enforce that any kind of music playing outdoors stops at 10pm on weekdays and 12am weekends. Music inside the Lodge is fine as long as the volume is appropriately adjusted in the wee hours of the morning. We love sharing this beautiful place and it is a lovely venue to catch up with friends and to have small celebrations, as long as you respect the neighbours and the wildlife. If you are planning on having an event here please enquire before booking so we can discuss your plans. There is a large camping area away from the Lodge that you can also make use of. If you would like to have a campfire please check with us or the signs on the drive in if there is a fire ban.
Arcadia is set in the splendour of rural Martinsville, 10 mins from Morisset and just west of Lake Macquarie, backing onto both the Watagan and State Forests. It is a combination of grassland and bush. A great spot to relax with friends & family and in the perfect position for day trips to Dora Creek, Nora Head, Lake Macquarie or even the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and The Entrance. A variety of activities are available in the area, such as horseback riding, biking and hiking.