1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. New England
  4. Glen Innes
  5. #211207

Platypus Bend Riverside Retreat

House, Glen Innes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms



Platypus Bend Riverside Retreat is situated on a magnificent 110ha rural escape nestled on the banks of the meandering Mann River. Located 20kms south east of Glen Innes, New England, 50kms to Guyra, 85kms to Armidale Airport. The home sits on a crest above the Mann river and is designed to take advantage of the location with peaceful water & rural views.

Surrounded by bush and pasture in total privacy, the comfortable home is a short drive to town for basic supplies but far enough away to retreat and replenish in a unique & beautiful setting. Water is an absolute feature with 1 km of frontage to the pristine & permanent Mann River. Wildlife abounds with regular sightings of platypus in the river. Adventurers, bush walkers and nature lovers will delight in the easy access to swimming holes, lookouts and walking tracks in all directions.


Accommodation is an eco-friendly brick veneer 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with attached carport. It can accommodate up to 3 couples and is pet friendly This well insulated home, with double glazed windows throughout, is solar passive with large windows in the living areas facing to the north.A timber deck opens from the dining room offering a warm sun trap for winter breakfasts. The large main bedroom features king sized bed, ensuite with separate toilet and walk around shower, fitted walk in robe and opens onto the large, rear verandah which overlooks the river. The kitchen houses a 700mm dual fuel, gas/electric free standing stainless steel oven/cook top with range hood, along with stainless steel dishwasher. Both bathrooms have under floor heating for those cool winter nights. The home is self-sufficient in water, with 10,000 gallons of rain water storage and is powered with a 7.8kW solar system designed to meet all of your needs.


Platypus Bend Riverside Retreat has its own private camping or van space beside the river for extra guests who bring their own. This campground is not available for normal hire, only with the home booking. Can accommodate two large tents, vans or campers and is easy to access.


Dogs are welcome if kept outside, exceptions made for small, clean house dogs who may come inside. Please bring feed bowls and bedding for your canine friends. Please keep dogs on a leash when walking the property for the safety of stock and wildlife and your animal.


The home is totally private and self-contained and there is no face to face interaction with your hosts unless you request this. We live one hour away in Inverell but can be contacted easily.


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Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Garage Hair dryer Internet access Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Toaster Towels provided Video library Wood stove
Platypus Bend Riverside Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful place We had a large group so we also used the camp ground, it was beautiful to wake up to the wildlife in the paddocks and the creek. We all got a kick out of the platypus and thoroughly enjoyed toasting marshmallows over the camp fire.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent We had a wonderful 2 night stay. The house had everything we needed. The beds so nice to sleep in. We all loved going for walks around the water edge. Seen Platypus playing in the water. Had a fire in the Pitt near the water on the last night. So beautiful,we didn't want to leave. One more night would of been perfect. The owners,very helpful & nice 2 talk 2. Can't wait to go back.Next time we go back we would like to stay for a week.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful Retreat We enjoyed a thoroughly peaceful three nights at Platypus Bend Farm Stay. The house provided everything we needed. Lovely modern home, comfy beds and a great shower. Very secluded and peaceful. The wood fire is a great feature.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful tranquil spot. The accommodation is excellent, with everything you need for a self catered stay. We loved walking down to the river in the afternoon to watch the platypus swimming. It was such a relaxing break, we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back for a longer stay next time.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Retreat! We loved our stay at Platypus Bend Riverside Retreat. It is far enough from town to really feel relaxed, yet close enough to duck in for groceries. The house itself is lovely and very comfortable and cosy at night with the fireplace. We all enjoyed exploring the surrounding property and spotting the platypus in the river a short stroll from the house. The kids also had great fun toasting marshmallows on the open fire near the river. We would love to return.
Date published: 2017-04-13
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