Property Info

Singleton’s Retreat is the ideal family getaway in Wisemans Ferry area. We are under new management and looking forward to welcoming you soon.

  • Outstanding Accommodation on the Hawkesbury River
  • Public road Access.
  • Pet Friendly. 
  • Recently upgraded
  • Connected to the NBN
  • River access via Floating Jetty

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Singleton’s Retreat, is located on the Hawkesbury River approximately 16Km downriver from Wisemans Ferry near Sentry Box Reach.

The Cottage was built in about 1865 on one of the first settled properties in this part of the Hawkesbury River. It was originally owned by James Singleton who, with his brother Benjamin Singleton operated the biggest tidal mill from the 1830’s onwards. Singletons Mill supplied flour grown from the local area which was taken to The Basin in Pittwater and then by sail ship to the colony at Sydney Cove.

The area is steeped in the history of Australia’s early settlers, its convict history and of the local custodians of the land.

Singleton’s Retreat is set in private and secluded surroundings. It is on 36 acres of arable and natural bush-land and adjoins the 30,000 acre Marramarra National Park making it ideal for bush-walkers birdwatchers and naturalists. …an ideal family getaway in Wisemans Ferry area.

It is bordered by the Hawkesbury River on two sides for a total of 1.4Km.

Sentry Box Reach is considered to be one of the finest fishing locations on the Hawkesbury River.

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The Cottage has all the facilities and appliances a modern home could provide, without the loss of its yesteryear character.

It is a 3 bedroom weatherboard dwelling with large verandah’s overlooking the River, and cottage style gardens to natural bush-land.

The cottage has all the modern conveniences you need including a modern kitchen, fully fitted out (popular with many chefs).

Ducted air-conditioning that works like a dream for anytime of the year.

On arrival you are welcomed with wine to enjoy as you start to unwind and relax and take in the wonderful surroundings.

We supply high quality linen, towels and hand towels.

Cooking oil, ground pepper sea salt, paper towels, serviettes, flour, sugar, long life milk, range of teas. Coffee percolator and plunger are part of the kitchen.

Things to bring:
Consumables and beverages, personal gear, insect repellent. Linen if you wish.

Singleton’s Retreat is pet friendly so you can relax and have the comfort of knowing your pet is with you, they will enjoy the free and open area.

In winter, you can relax in front of the open fire place, so consider staying at one of the cosiest cottages available! 

Competition Size Volley Ball Court

An ideal location close to all the offerings of this magnificent region, this makes Singleton’s Retreat is the ideal family getaway in Wisemans Ferry area.

Contact us via our online form, email us on, or call Alana on 0417 029 275


PS; As you know Singletons Retreat is open to all members of your family including the ‘fur babies’. However, if you are looking for adult only accommodation, we highly recommend our long time, friends Heather and Brett McMullen, at Hollybrook in the Hunter Valley. Find them at