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Laurina Estate

12 Laurina Drive
Darawank NSW , 2430
Australia
+61409982743
info@laurinaestate.com
www.laurinaestate.com.au

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Daniel O'Keefe
Incredible place to stay. Extremely peaceful and relaxing. The outdoor bath and fire is magical, along with Megan's cooking!

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Leigh Crutchley
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Stayed three nights from 21 to 24 April 2021. This is beautiful relaxing place to stay near Forster. Megan and Rob are excellent hosts and cater for everything you could possibly want while staying . The accomodation is spotless and the home cooked meals with local wines were so welcome at the end of a day exploring the local walks, wineries, lakes, Tuncurry Rockpool and many wonderful shops, restaurants and coffee spots the area has to offer . We sat every evening on the patio with the local wine watching the sun set and musing about just what the alpacas in the back paddock were thinking. We can’t wait to come again! Will be back as soon as we can. Leigh and Sam

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Wonderful relaxing place to unwind.
Beautiful linen and stylish interior.
Meal options were enjoyed, add a cocktail on the verandah and all is good.
Megan and Rob are friendly and helpful about what to do and see in the area.
Loved llama watching as well.
Highly recommend!

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Beautiful location in a rural setting. Megan is a great host, with her friendly personality and great cooking skills. She is very welcoming and will cater to make sure your stay is comfortable and relaxing.
Place is very clean, bright and homely.
A great place if you just want to chill out or relax by the pool.
The peace and quiet in the mornings looking out over the yard and towards the alpacas is something we won’t forget.

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Tom and I want to say what a fantastic time we had at
staying at your beautiful place you went out of your way to make us very
welcome and your afternoon tea overlooking the alpacas we won't forget in a
hurry ; your place is spotless and your food is to die for your an excellent
cook , every room there was very spacious and your sheets on the bed smell so
lovely and fresh , our cooked breakfast every day was really wonderful we can't
thank you enough for all the extra touches that were around also , your place is
one of the best places we have ever stayed in thank you , we would class it as
10/10 first class we will be coming back that is for sure thank you both very
much.



Love Jane and Tom Reeves

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Megan and Rob have an amazing place with forest hill views where the sun sets. The estate is located just a short drive from town.My fiance and I enjoyed warm scones with two types of jams and fresh whipped cream as well as black tea (with a scent of rosehip) upon arrival.The property was comfortable, very clean and welcoming. It was exactly what we needed and more!Great, honest local recommendations of where to eat and go which was helpful.Also the breakfast was divine, both the cooked breakfast and Bircher, Devine.Thanks for having us!

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Could not fault our short stay at Laurina Estate B & B, the place was clean and inviting and was set in peaceful surroundings. Megan was the perfect host who looked after us from the moment we arrived, treating us with homemade scones as well as a wonderful Grazing Platter for dinner and delicious cooked breakfasts. The view from our bedroom and balcony was second to none. We look forward to our next visit at this hidden treasure.Kevin and Karen

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My husband and I could not fault our stay at Laurina Estate, it was incredible. Set amongst picturesque country scenery, the beautiful and aesthetically pleasing apartment and the amazing hosts! We were greeted by Megan and fresh baked scones …

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My wife and I enjoyed a super long weekend at Laurina Estate. The warmth and hospitality of Megan and Rob was outstanding. The accommodation was very clean and very well presented. I would highly recommend this B&B.

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Laurina Estate is a beautifully appointed B&B with gorgeous country views. Megan was a wonderful host. There were many special touches, including delicious scones with jam and cream and a pot of tea on arrival, a Toblerone chocolate left on the (comfy) bed and Byron Bay cookies sat on the coffee station. Breakfast was hot, hearty and tasty and the napkins provided were made of linen, not paper. We had freedom to roam the property and we were also able to feed the alpacas which was a lot of fun! Although my husband and I did not use it, there was a pool with gazebo nearby if we fancied a swim. We had a lovely stay. Highly recommended. Thank you Megan.Ksenija & David

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Excellent property. Hospitality was exceptional. Both hosts were very accommodating. Megan’s chef skills were outstanding, all meals were delicious!
Hosts could not do enough for us.
Looking forward to our next stay with you.

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A special place with a special hostLaurina Estate is conveniently located about ten minutes out of Tuncurry, and is a great base from which to explore the Forster area and its surrounding beautiful beaches, as well as the nearby Manning River valley. Set on five acres, with very well maintained grounds, it comes complete with a beautiful pool and even alpacas (who love to be fed by guests!). The guest area is closed off from the main house, and is clean, modern and spacious. It was wonderful to sit on the deck outside our bedroom, glass of wine in hand, enjoying the serenity, and looking westward as the sun set over the mountains.What really makes this b&b special is the host Megan. She could not do enough to make our stay a thoroughly enjoyable one. She was friendly, gave us very helpful information about restaurants and places to visit in the area, and nothing was too much trouble for her. She greeted us with homemade scones and afternoon tea, and even drove us to/from a restaurant one night so that we could totally relax over dinner and not have to worry about the drive home.We will be back!

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We wanted to break up our drive to Byron and were looking for a place in or near Foster, and found this gem not too far off the Pacific Highway and close to the beaches. Megan and Rob provide a sanctuary, to unwind and relax, with freshly made scones on arrival, Megan was a blessing. We didn't need to go on a drive for dinner, Megan cooked an excellent dinner, it was like having room service. Their attention to detail and assured privacy was excellent. We will definitely be returning and will be telling our family & friends of this great oasis.

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Exceptional property, spotless, exquisitely decorated, spacious, nothing was overlooked. Megan and Rob were wonderful hosts and Megan is a wonderful cook providing a delicious afternoon tea on arrival and home made goodies included in the continental breakfast. Spent three wonderful nights, only wish it could have been longer. Thank you again, we will be back

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Wow!!! What an idyllic retreat. More than we expected. Megan gave us a warm welcome before we entered the accommodation. Megan made us feel so at home in the perfect, beautifully appointed self contained accommodation. The afternoon devonshire tea of homemade scones straight from the oven with jam & cream & a hot pot of tea was delicious. Sitting on a private verandah overlooking the property towards the peaceful Alpacas & majestic mountains. Just perfect. Megan cooked the family Cornish Pasties for us for dinner that night& they were delicious. Followed by Sticky Date Pudding with caramel sauce & ice cream.. Not to forget about the fine dining. Our fully cooked breakfast on the verandah was so scrumptious & filling. We can highly recommend Laurina Estate. Perfect in everyway. We were sad to leave & will return next year to be spoilt again. Thank you so much Megan & Rob, & a special thanks to Frank. xx

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Megan and Rob have created a beautiful sanctuary only a short drive from some beautiful beaches and coastline. Megan has catered for every need from the delicious scones on arrival, home cooked evening meal and breakfast - with immaculate presentation. A fridge stocked with local wines, coffee machine, cookies and fruit. The tasteful decor and comfortable beds complete the picture set in a storybook country setting.
A real find and so much nicer than staying in an apartment block or motel. Thanks Megan and Rob.

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Thank you Megan and Rob for a wonderful stay at Laurina Estate.
Your hospitality was second to none! My husband and I could not fault anything.
Beautiful, peaceful & idyllic place to stay. Delightful accommodation is first class, pristine and beautifully appointed in every respect. Delicious cooking by Megan was a bonus! Delightful afternoon tea of fresh warm scones and all the trimmings was a real surprise when we arrived. Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the gorgeous view and the cheeky alpacas was another highlight. Dinners served in our room each night were delicious!
Definitely a fantastic 5 star resort, and one we would highly recommend to anyone who would wish to enjoy a break at such a peaceful and beautiful place!

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Perfect retreat
My husband & I are on a road trip traveling to our home in the Sunshine Coast during the COVID-19 pandemic. We left Sydney this morning with a view to take a leisurely drive to Forster. We booked Laurina Estate to stay the night, just outside Forster. Sometimes you are lucky and pick the perfect place to stay. Tonight was one of those times. Our hosts prepared the best Devonshire tea I’ve ever had. The scones were warm, tall. light and fluffy and the tea perfectly brewed. The accomodation was clean, roomy, beautifully designed and warm on a cold winters night. I highly recommend this accomodation. My husband and I will definitely be back.
The property and hosts were perfect. We found no faults

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Highly recommend! A great location and super hosts. Generous brekky and afternoon tea provided.
Beautiful setting with all the features you need like a comfy bed, hot shower and super tidy stay. Great hosts!

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A beautiful and peaceful stay with amazing sunsets and cute alpacas! Perfect for short-stays.
Laurina Estate was the perfect pit stop on our long drive back to Sydney from up north. The setting is beautiful and so peaceful - complete with cute alpacas grazing in the fields, which you can see from the main bedroom. We absolutely loved the decor - Megan & Rob have done a fantastic job of making the place super cosy, clean and modern. Our afternoon tea with homemade scones and fresh clotted cream on the outside patio was exceptional - thank you Megan! The included brekkie was also fantastic - lots of yummy options - we were spoilt for choice! We will be recommending Laurina Estate to all of our friends, and hope to one day come back ourselves in the warmer months, so that we can use the pool!
We honestly loved everything about our stay!

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Excellent and beautiful accommodation not far from the Pacific Highway. Great food and hospitality!
A real hidden gem, not far from the Pacific Highway. Megan and Rob have created something pretty special here. The property consists of immaculate, tastefully decorated and private accommodation with a lovely outlook. A private deck affords nice views of the distant hills. What really sets this apart though is the attention to detail and the hospitality. Megan's cooking was excellent. We started with home made scones on arrival and moved on to home made soup and crumble for dinner. A delicious cooked breakfast sent us on our way. Pretty much everything had been thought of and nothing seemed like too much trouble. Highly recommended.

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In the country but a short drive to the beach and town, we loved our stay at Laurina Estate. Aside from the views, there were a number of lovely touches which made it feel special - like the picnic blanket and hammock, delicious scones and hot breakfasts. Megan made sure we were weren’t wanting for anything at the same time as creating a peaceful and private space.

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My husband & I are on a road trip traveling to our home in the Sunshine Coast during the COVID-19 pandemic. We left Sydney this morning with a view to take a leisurely drive to Forster. We booked Laurina Estate to stay the night, just outside Forster. Sometimes you are lucky and pick the perfect place to stay. Tonight was one of those times. Our hosts prepared the best Devonshire tea I’ve ever had. The scones were warm, tall. light and fluffy and the tea perfectly brewed. The accomodation was clean, roomy, beautifully designed and warm on a cold winters night. I highly recommend this accomodation. My husband and I will definitely be back.
The property and hosts were perfect. We found no faults

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Lovely spacious B&B with delightful hosts, they went above and beyond to ensure we had a relaxing stay, we highly recommend staying here!

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Absolutely lovely weekend away - thank you Megan and Rob!

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Really lovely, quite special facilities with a hostess that cannot do enough for you to ensure your stay is outstanding. Will always return and recommend this place to all my friends. Offered tea with scones, an excellent Thai dinner and generous breakfast.

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Fantastic stay with the alpacas. We initially selected this property because it was the halfway point between Coffs Harbour and the Central Coast and wanted to break up the trip. We were so impressed by the property that we extended our stay for a second night. It is a lovely location, the decor in the apartment is beautiful and Megan and rob’s hospitality was second to none. I would also give special mention to the fabulous outdoor breakfasts and impressive cheese platter.

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We had an amazing 2 night stay in this beautiful home! It was more than we expected and Megan and Rob were lovely hosts and went the extra mile to ensure we had a very comfortable stay. Will miss the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the main room every day.

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We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Laurina Estate. The apartment was lovely and Megan was a fabulous host. In particular we loved the interior decoration and the incredible view from the main bedroom. Most definitely worth a visit!

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Very nice relaxing place. Both the facilities and the host were above and beyond what we had expected. I would recommend it to any of my friends and certainly look fwd to going back. Awesome!

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Megan and Rob warmly welcomed us on our arrival to their home. They showed us into the private B&B rooms -2x bedrooms, bathroom and lounge-dining area. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the bedding luxurious and warm, and the furnishings beautiful. The bedroom we stayed in had great block out curtains giving us privacy and a chance to sleep in.

Megan presented us with delicious, beautifully presented, freshly cooked breakfasts each morning which she had kindly made with dietary specifications in mind. The minibar was stocked with juice, milk and water. The welcome bottle of wine and offer of a cheese platter was generous and kind.

We were given warm blankets to cover our laps while watching TV in the evening, the heating was cosy, and the lounge was comfortable.

The open acreage and peaceful vista was beautiful and sitting on the veranda each day was a lovely way to unwind. We truly felt that staying at Megan and Rob’s home was a special experience. They were incredibly accommodating and perfect hosts.

Our stay was quiet, peaceful and just what we needed to recharge.

We also enjoyed the greater Forster/Tuncurry area -walks on the beach, in the bushland and along the waterfront, visits to local cafes and browsing shops.