Another Fabulous Stay

This has been our third stay at the Vintage Farmhouse and once again it did not disappoint!! Such an amazing place to relax, disconnect from the world, spend family time together reading, watching movies ( great video shop in town), reading, roaming the property, and cooking delicious food from the garden. My kids (11 and 13) especially loved feeding the animals in the morning. A fabulous place to explore the wonderful Bellingen shire! Highly recommended.

Emily Scott
Vintage FarmStay

Truly magical!

Thank you Susan for such a magical experience! Gorgeous homely accommodation and your special little touches made this a very memorable stay. We loved the outdoor bathroom, and feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs in the morning. The farm sitters were super helpful and gave awesome tips on all the best places to visit. We’ll definitely be back for longer next time! 😊

Victoria Schulte
Bellingen Farm Shed

A gem in every way!

We recently stayed in Susan’s ‘Farm Shed’ property and it was just beautiful. The accomodation looks exactly like the photos – if not better in reality, with chickens and horses walking past the front door. The fresh air, serenity and farm atmosphere was just what we needed! Susan is a lovely and genuine host. From the moment I made my booking, she was fantastic to communicate with and gave great recommendations for restaurants and live music spots in town. Just 5 minutes from Bellingen township, Susan’s property could not be located in a better position; close enough to wander the town but far enough away to retreat to complete country living. The Farm Shed has a rustic, homely feel (which we absolutely loved) and was very clean as well as comfortable. Would most definitely come back again. Thank you Susan!

Jen and Olly
Bellingen Farm Shed

Magical farmstay

Thank you Susan for a truly wonderful stay at your beautiful farm house. The house has such a lovely feel and is in such a magical setting. Our 3 year old loved helping you feed the chickens, goats and horses in the morning and exploring the farm. We hope to stay again soon!

Zoe, Tim and Will
Vintage FarmStay

Vintage Farmstay

Loved the homey rustic overnight farmstay. Beautiful views out of every window and only 5 minutes to town.

Robyn Taylor
Vintage FarmStay

Good for the Soul

A trip to Bellingen is always a great opportunity to unwind and recharge the batteries. The Vintage Farmstay is so welcoming and cosy we didn’t want to leave. Susan is a great host with an eye for detail. The animals were a huge hit with our kids. We’ll be back.

Nicky, Matt, Rosie and Bridie
Vintage FarmStay

Recharge & Disconnect

We absolutely loved staying at the Farmshed.
All I wanted was to enjoy a bath out in nature with my 9month old daughter for my birthday & my wish came true.
Soaking in the tub watching the chooks pass by , listening to the birds call & just disconnecting made my heart sing.
We will definitely be returning to enjoy the serenity again.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful land with us Susan xx

A & J Roche
Bellingen Farm Shed

Special place for a special occassion

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much we have shared some truly beautiful moments celebrating Tanyas’s 30th birthday in your magical home. Booking your whole farm has been such a joy for all of us to be able to all come to together to share such precious time with our friends and family. It’s been a true gift for all of us. May light and love always shine over you and your family’s home.
Thank you so much for making my daughters milestone birthday so magical.


Brian, Jessie, Adrian, Tanya, Sherinda,
Bellingen Farmhouse

Best place we have ever stayed!

Thank you so much for opening up your magical home to us, Willy and I both agreed this is the best place we have ever stayed!
The house is filled with light and love and it brought back a lot of childhood memories for us both. I adore the chickens and fluff ball pups and of course the outdoor bath!
We have already agreed when we are blessed with children we will be back!
I wish you and your family love and happiness.

Thank you !!!
Love Lauren and Willy,
From Lake Cathie xxx

Laurn and Wily Twomey
Bellingen Farmhouse

Aahhh !!

A huge breath of fresh air !
What a little gem we found at Hernani hut .. a magical spot that is etched in our memories… so well done and hosted. Thanks so much we’ll be back ! There is so much to explore in the area .. two days just isn’t enough.

Kristyn dobson
Hernani Hut

Its a rare kind of


Its a rare kind of place that embeds into ya life beyond the stay. My boys (12 & 10) wandered the farm, played board games, delighted over the lemonades and chai, read books… it is so easy to get into the groove of this place. Susan is a fit as host who knows what’s she’s doing and charming to talk to.

Vintage FarmStay

We will be back!

Its a rare kind of place that embeds into ya life beyond the stay. My boys (12 & 10) wandered the farm, played board games, delighted over the lemonades and chai, read books… it is so easy to get into the groove of this place. Susan is a fit as host who knows what’s she’s doing and charming to talk to.

Vintage FarmStay

Special Family Time

It was very hard to tear ourselves away from our two night stay at Hernani Hut. Such a very magical place in a lovely typically Australian country setting. The Hut is beautifully rustic but very comfortable. The beds are all comfortable and even though there was a cold snap, we were all nice and toasty.

The Hut is constructed of recycled materials and maintains a soft footprint.

We plan to come again for a longer stay.

Thank you Susan for sharing Hernani Hut with those of us lucky enough to have discovered its beauty

Shane White

Shane White
Hernani Hut

Home away from home

Dear Susan,
We had such a great week at your Vintage Farmstay. With two little ones, the child-friendly cottage and surrounds were perfect for kids and adults alike. A beautiful, homely atmosphere. Feeding the chooks and marshmallows on the fire were big hits, as was trying all that beautiful farm produce (including a few things we’d never had before).
Loved every minute and will be back for sure.

Alex Headon
Vintage FarmStay

A magical Stay

Our whole family absolutely loved staying at this gorgeous farm stay. Our girls were in heaven with the horses, sheep and chickens. It was so lovely to stop and unwind after a busy Christmas. We were transported to somewhere in the Mediterranean in the house and gardens of this divine little rustic cottage. Swimming locally was also a highlight on the hot days. Thanks so much Susan and Rachel for making our stay so enjoyable.

Heidi East
Vintage FarmStay


Can not even put this experience into words.. this place is amazing, we both live very busy lives that require us to be “connected” to the social media buzz.. it was very nice to let that all go and enjoy the company of each other without a device in hand.. we will definitely be staying again… ❤❤❤

Paul young
Hernani Hut

A Slice of Heaven

Serene rustic luxury – such a magical and peaceful stay with the animals and stars, clean air and welcoming hosts. Thank you for this beautiful getaway – we didn’t want to leave and will certainly be returning for longer next time!!

Susan Netscher
Vintage FarmStay

Beautiful peaceful escape

“I took my two daughters up to Weilhouse to have a break over school holidays – it was such a beautiful, peaceful escape. Susan has created an amazing space – there is plenty of room… lots of light… and generally a really loving, generous feel to the place. It was easy to relax. We bought a box of produce from Susan’s biodynamic farm which I highly recommend. The only down point was having to get back in the car and head back to Sydney… five stars… no complaints!

Peace and quiet

The house was wonderfully quiet, well kept and honest to it’s environment. It was great to tune out and get some headspace from hectic city lives. The nearby Crystal Showers Falls (about a 30 minute drive westward up the ranges) was a treat on a hot day and the Bellingen Greengrocers (<5min drive) had great fresh and local produce for gourmet home dinners.

Leila & Kaveh
Vintage FarmStay

Such a special place

Arrived…. found this magnificent bed in the afternoon sunshine…,fire, sunset, moon, stars, sunrise and then sunshine again. We can’t wait to come back and find out what the rest of the hut is like…. or maybe just stay in this bed again!
Love mat and fi xxx

Matt and Fi
Hernani Hut

Can’t believe this place exists!

We can’t believe this beautiful place exists right here in Oz! It reminds us both of our recent trip to northern Romania with rustic Living and fairytale features. We will be back for some recharging and some peace.
Thanks so much for having us.
Cain and Adam

Cian and Adam
Hernani Hut

3 days of bliss!!!

It was so wonderful to switch off from the big bad world and spend some quality down time together. Talking, laughing, playing games by the fire it was everything we needed. We loved waking up to the sun on our bed in the mornings and watching it set through the front windows, wine in hand. The details of this hut are meticulous, I can imagine the hours of love that went into it. Thank you for offering this special getaway to the world. We slept so soundly in the beautiful silence and comfy bed beside the fire, with a view to die for.
Thanks so much for having us
Amelia and Mel xxx

Amelia and Mel
Hernani Hut

Aussie bush fantastic

Two Frenchman and one Aussie arrived amongst the cows and kangaroos to celebrate Australia Day in the bush! What a lovely surprise to find this hit on our route. A little perfect gem. The walking tracks, the waterfall the starry clear nights and to stay in this little paradise of simplicity. Bonfires, tin roof, outdoor toilet with the best view ever, a full moon and complete silence. It was such a wonderful experience, thank you susan for sharing your place with us.
Thomas and co xxx

Hernani Hut

Magical Place!

What a wonderful getaway, thank you so much for creating something so magical. We can’t wait to come back again.
Many thanks

Rob and Di
August, 2015
Hernani Hut

Hernani wonderful hut

Hernani hut is even more beautiful than I thought it would be, what a fantastic spot – so wild and wonderful. Was fantastic feeling warm and cosy and completely protected from the cold night. Loved sleeping by the fire and waking up to the best view ever. You’ve made an incredibly special place here. Can’t wait to come back.
Leta Keens
Frankie magazine

Leta Keenes
July, 2015
Hernani Hut

Lovely stay in the beautiful

Lovely stay in the beautiful Hernani Hut! Basic but comfortable and an absolute pleasure. It was great to feel so isolated while still being quite close to some amenities. Will definitely be returning!

Hernani Hut

Full moon Bello winter fest weekend

Dear Susan,
What a superb quality time we had at your amazing old farmhouse on the hill.
I stayed with my parents – just us 3- and we loved hanging out with your animal friends.
My mum particularly enjoyed the horses, both dogs, sheep and ofcourse the chickens.
The house is magnificent- with its old world stateliness which asks to be lived in and which one must do to appreciated all the detail- the lovely joinery, art works and industrial antiques.
In the cooks’ kitchen I did butterflied chicken with leek and potatoes and stuffed baked eggplant plus boiled noodles-which I forgot to serve-plus lovely freshly picked salad.
All tasted great – of course!
Great weekend without even mentioning the fest which was brilliant.
Thank you for your generosity and hospitality.
The sharing economy at its best
Sorry to gush..
Ant x
Lots of love, Ant

Anthony Solomon
Bellingen Farmhouse


Wow, Susan you really have created a slice of paradise here. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your amazing home. We loved all the spaces and atmosphere you have created both inside and out. You have given us inspiration with your design ideas.
Our kids loved helping feed the chickens and horses and collecting eggs every afternoon. They were the best eggs we have ever eaten! Thank you for the delicious box of farm fresh produce it was so nice to eat such fresh food during our stay.
many thanks and we will be back!
John, Lizzy, Heidi, Jack and Matilda

John, Lizzy, Heidi, Jack and Matilda
Bellingen Farmhouse

Awesome Holiday

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful space with us, we have created some lasting memories here. The house and surrounds are inspiring and very well thought out, accommodating for all our needs. Mars and Chris were very welcoming and always smiling and friendly.
Thank you from all of us.
Rob and Co

Rob and Co
Bellingen Farmhouse

A Lovely Afternoon

I was recently at Bellingen Vintage FarmStay for a beautiful afternoon, with a nice cup of tea on the back porch with friends. I would highly recommend staying here at any time of the year.

Vintage FarmStay

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