Bellingen, nsw, australia
Bellingen, nsw, australia
This 100 year old lovingly crafted Farm House incorporates stunning vintage and restored interiors from around the world. It has featured on the cover of Rural Australian Homes and in many magazines and coffee table books for its unique design and interiors. This is a luxury country home with elevated north east mountain views and sea breezes, with many outdoor daybeds to soak up the surrounds. This home blurs the boundaries of the indoors and outdoors so you can experience the incredible beauty that surrounds you, boasting an outdoor double bed and bathroom under the stars. This incredible home has a private plunge pool and sun deck to enjoy in the summer months and an outdoor bonfire area to sit fireside with a glass of wine in winter. This home offers organic bedding and towels and a fully stocked pantry for your stay. Bellingen Farm House is a country getaway that provides you with a breathtaking and unique holiday escape. Our property is only a short five minute drive to Bellingen town and the Bellinger River for a swim, so it’s the best of both worlds. We believe our farmstay accommodation in Bellingen is the best farmstay in NSW.
Accommodates 8 Guests (up to 10)
4+ Beds (3 indoors| 1 outdoor)
Complete house // Accommodates 8+ // 4 Beds // 2.5 Bathrooms
Standard Rate || $1,000 per couple per night
Standard Rate: $1,000 (2 night min)
Holiday Rate: $1,200 (2 night min)
Long Weekend: $1,200 (3 night min)
Xmas|Summer Holidays: $1,500 (3 night min)
1 Night Rate: $1,500 includes 2 guests *not available during holidays
Extra guests: $100 per extra guest per night (after 2 guests)
Cleaning and linen fee: $350
Security Bond: $1,000 (refundable within 7 days of departure)
Accommodates: 8 guests (* we can increase this to 10 with 2 extra single mattresses on the floor)
Min Stay: 1 night *except holidays
Check in time: After 2pm
Check out time: 10am
The best farmstay in NSW is also our family home which I make available for guests when I can. This property is designed and set up for the conscious traveller, for those of you that care about treading lightly on our planet without compromising your comforts. This is a stunning space of recycled collectables, interiors and artwork from around the world, that come together in a way that helps you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. It has beautiful north east mountain views of Old Man Dreaming, and many outdoor day beds to relax and soak up the surrounds. Our rural home has comfort and style at it’s heart. Our home is fully equipped with everything you need to have a very special country retreat. The pantry and kitchen are well appointed with all the comforts of home generously taken care of. We also have a beautiful private mineral plunge pool and sundeck with stunning views and sunsets.
The main living space has an open plan living area with large day beds and seating, a large dining area that seats 12 and a fully equipped kitchen with a large slow combustion fireplace for the winter months. This space is light and spacious and has large sliding doors and bay windows that open right up take in the stunning surrounds.
There are three bedrooms inside the house, with one King bed, one Queen Bed and one Double bed, with the fourth Double bed outside undercover on the verandah with garden views. The outdoor bed has a large mosquito net and an electric blanket in the winter months. If you are booking for 8 guests during the winter months and would prefer to sleep inside we can offer two single mattresses which can be set up in the main living space by the fire. We have a large inside bathroom with a large bath and separate shower and toilet and there is an additional toilet in the laundry. There is also a beautiful outdoor bathroom with a bath and shower outside on the verandah under the stars. There is one child’s bedroom which is not accessible to guests. Please let us know if you would specifically like to sleep outside when you book with us.
Our Farm Animals
We have two very friendly dogs, three horses, two sheep, two miniature Pygmy goats, two hives of native stingless bees and many heritage chickens free ranging on the farm. Our cows are enjoying greener pastures on our neighbours farm. If you are allergic to dogs then this property is not suitable for you.
We do not allow pets at this property.
Our Farm Fresh Veggies & Eggs
We grow beautiful biodynamic seasonal fruit and veggies and eggs, if you would like a mixed box of veggies and eggs (aprox $60-$100 depending on the size of your party and the length of your stay) please let us know when you book in and we will have it waiting for you when you arrive. You can pay for this in cash when you arrive.
What we provide to our guests
We offer guests a continental breakfast; A loaf of organic sourdough bread, organic milk, butter and muesli. We also supply guests with a well stocked pantry including: A large selection of teas and coffee, a selection of condiments, herbs and spices, cooking oils, vinegars and sauces.
We provide guests with organic linen, towels and Turkish towels for the pool.
We provide guests with organic liquid soaps, shampoo and conditioner, and laundry detergent.
Our permaculture | Biodynamic Farm
The Farm House is situated within our orchard and veggie garden, so you get to see and enjoy the distinctive growing seasons when your stay here.
Eco Friendly Design
The Bellingen Farm House is an eco-friendly ‘slow stay’. Our country farmstay is built from recycled hardwood timbers, and fitted with second hand and recycled doors and windows. Every care has been taken to limit our carbon footprint in the way we are set up. We grow all our own organic fruit and vegetables, recycle all our water (both grey and black) back onto our farm and we rely solely on solar power and rain tanks for our power and water. Our reed bed septic system means we recycle all our resources back into the farm and the food we produce here. We ask that our guests take care and help us support our limited resources such as power and water during their stay.
Guest Access and House Rules
You have your own private house at the top of our farm. It has flat access with under cover parking. This is your farm holiday and you are welcome to enjoy our whole farm and explore the property. Please ensure you COPY the gates on the farm, if their closed leave them closed and if their open leave them open, this way we can keep our animals safe from getting out onto the road and into our cropping zones.
Interaction with us
We run a busy farm, but we are happy to make time for you and look after you while you are here. We want you to have wonderful holiday, so ‘Our home is your home’ and we are always available to take care of whatever you may need whilst you are here. Either I or one of my onsite farm sitters will greet you when you arrive and check you in, where we will explain how everything works to ensure you have a safe and smooth stay on our farm, then we leave you to enjoy your holiday. There is also a comprehensive guest information folder at the house with everything you need to know about your the house and the farm, we ask that you read this upon your arrival to protect your bond. This also lists our local food and bar guide and things to do and see in the surrounding area. If you or your children would like to help feed our chickens and collect the eggs please let us know when you arrive.
This is a lovingly put together family home. We would like you to be respectful of our personal belongings and our neighbours by looking after our space and leaving it as you found it. This is not a party house, nor may you have events here. You may not have additional guests stay over that are above and beyond those listed on the booking, unless you notify us and pay a small additional charge. Please take the time read our guest information folder as it outlines our expectations of our guests when they stay here.
Our house uses rain tank water and we recycle the grey water, so please only use biodegradable soaps and washing powers. We supply guests with environmentally friendly soaps, and laundry detergent.
Please do not use any cleaning chemicals in the house or chemical based fly spray and cockroach spray as this impacts our health and well being. We supply environmentally friendly alternatives.
This is one of the reasons we think we offer the best farmstay in NSW. If you are celebrating a special occasion (we do not host weddings) and would like to be surrounded by your family and friends then consider booking our entire farm (all three houses). We can cater up to 19 guests plus extra room for camping and camper trailers down beside the Farm Shed accommodation, making this an extraordinary farmstay experience. If you are having a wedding nearby, this is the perfect location to stay with all your friends and family as we are only a short drive to town.
Camping | Camper Trailers | Small Camper Vans
We have additional flat space to accommodate extra guests. This space is only available if you book the entire farm and or are have booked The Farm Shed as well. The shared outdoor amenities means everyone has access to the toilet, kitchen and bathroom without disturbing the guests inside. We charge an additional $25 per camper.
We do not host weddings on our farm. Should you book our Farm House for your accommodation for your wedding and book our other houses on the farm to accommodate your friends and family for your special occasion please note that this does not allow you to invite extra friends to the Farm House. We do not allow parties or events in our homes. The maximum number of people allowed in the Farm House is limited to the number of guests staying on the farm. Should you wish to invite other people to the Farm House you will need to arrange this prior to your arrival and receive approval from the owner as weather and other guests staying on the farm can impact this. There may be an additional charge for extra guests. Please clarify your needs and expectations prior to booking.
For guests booking a long stay at this property (more than a week) we ask that the guests pay an additional $250 per week for the house to be cleaned weekly by our cleaning team. Our cleaning team will clean the house, change your linen and towels and restock the house for your stay. This ensures the house is looked after and maintained during your stay, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. This is paid for in cash or electronic transfer. This can be discussed with the owner when booking.
Getting to Bellingen
Bellingen is spread out, with many beautiful valleys, rivers and bush walks to enjoy and explore. So having your own car is important to accessing these places.
FLYING: Coffs Harbour airport is 30 min away.
TRAINS: Urunga Train station is 20 min away.
BUSES: We have a bus service to both uUunga and Coffs that goes into bellingen town.
TAXIS: We have taxis from Bellingen town to our farm (5min)
When you book with us you are agreeing to our terms and conditions outlined below.
We understand that due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond your control, you may have to cancel your booking, or that bad weather may prevent you from reaching your accommodation. If this should happen we will offer you a travel credit of equal value to be used within 3 months of your booking. There will be no extensions for this time period, and you are only eligible to have one change of dates with your travel credit. (unless Covid Restrictions are enforced). We suggest you rebook as soon as possible to secure your preferred dates and to avoid disappointment.
If you would like a full refund we can only offer this to you if we can find someone else to take your booking dates, up to four weeks prior to your check-in date. To do this, we cancel your booking, we open the booking dates on all booking platforms in an effort to find someone else. Should we secure another booking we will reimburse you fully for your holiday, after deducting our 5% booking and service fees on the total value of your booking (fixed fees from third party users).
If we are unable to secure another booking by four weeks prior to your booking we will notify you, and you can either take the booking, or reschedule your holiday for another date of equal value within 3 months rather than forfeit the loss of your holiday. After this date you forfeit your booking. Should you cancel your booking within the 4 week period you will forfeit your booking.
If you book another date that is less value than your original booking we do not offer refunds for the balance of value. If you reschedule your booking at a higher rate your booking will be amended to reflect the higher rate. Should you alter the number of guests from your original booking, you will not be refunded, should you increase the number of guests from your original booking your booking will be amended to pay for the extra guests.
14 Day Cancellations
If you cancel your booking within 14 days of your booking date, you will not be eligible for a travel credit nor a refund, and will thus forfeit your full booking, your security deposit bond will be refunded back on to your credit card within 7 days.
If your trip is cancelled due to government policy restricting travel, or a lockdown, we will offer you a travel credit of equal value to be used within 6 months of your original booking date. There are no extensions for this time period, so we suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We will send you a temporary cancellation request, and will amend your booking dates as soon as you update us. Should you choose to cancel your holiday, then our cancellation policy above applies and you will only receive a refund if we can find someone to take your dates. You will need to rebook your dates no less than 4 weeks prior to your original booking dates. You are only eligible to have one change of dates unless COVID restrictions are enforced again.
If for any reason you reduce the number of guests from your original booking, we do not offer refunds or travel credits for this change. We simply ask that you notify us of this amendment, so we can ensure the house is set up properly for your stay. If you choose to increase your guest list and we can accommodate the extra guests we will amend your booking to reflect the extra cost of these guests. We are unable to accommodate different numbers of guests on different nights, so you must book for the maximum number of guests staying.
Security Damage Deposit Bond
Your security damage deposit bond will be refunded within 7 days of your departure. If there is accidental damage to our property or belongings or you have failed to observe our house rules or leave the property as we have asked, we will deduct the necessary funds from your bond to repair or replace the damaged items. We will send you an itemised list of the damage and the cost of repair or replacement with supporting photos. If you have accidentally damaged an item or our property during your stay, please let us know as soon as possible as we often have limited time to repair or replace the item before the next guest arrives.
Things to do and see
- We have great walks just outside the front door
- Enjoy the pristine Never Never river with a picnic and a swim in the promised land.
- The Dorrigo mountains and rainforest walk are just 25 min away
- The beautiful beaches of Urunga, Sawtell, Valla & Hungry head are just 20 minutes away
- Visit Muttonbird Island for a picnic and whale watching
- Take in the local artisans and local produce of Bellingen and its regional areas with local markets each Saturday of the month.
- Local food markets at the showgrounds every Wednesday from 2:30pm next to tennis courts
- Go horse riding in Vallery
- Canoe down the Bellinger river
- Visit the butterfly farm
- Visit the big banana for giant water slides, ice skating and laser tag
- We have great local music at the Brewery, The federal Hotel and local cafes
- Ask us what’s on….there’s lots of workshops, music and community events.
- Pantry Essentials
- Organic Linen and towels
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Reverse cycle heater
- Fully Equiped Kitchen (gas stove)
- Stove top Espresso machine
- Gas BBQ
- Outdoor table and eating
- Free Internet
- Wireless Internet
- 24-hour check-in
- Stereo, Ipod connection
- Books & games
- Children’s toys
- Hair dryer
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Washing machine
- Eco friendly washing liquid
- Organic Liquid Soaps
- Under cover parking
- Indoor fireplace and outdoor bonfire pit
- Hair dryer
- Laptop friendly workspace
- Rice Steamer
- Toastie maker
- Cocktail shakers
- Coffee bean grinder
- Cake mixing blades
- Baking essentials
- Laptop friendly workspace
- NO TV (download and bring your own devices)
- Mineral Plunge Pool and sundeck
- Breakfast (organic bread, butter, milk, muesli, spreads)
- Pets live on this property
- Dogs, chickens, sheep, goats, horses
- Help Feed chickens and collect eggs
- Order a box of farm fresh produce when you book
- Child friendly
- Gay friendly