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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