Bellingen Farm Shed

Bellingen, nsw, australia

Bellingen Farm Shed

Bellingen, nsw, australia

This is our ‘budget friendly’ accommodation on the farm and allows us to offer a great farmstay experience to everyone.  It is now a converted shed that accommodates up to 5 guests with a slow combustion fireplace inside the main open plan living space and main bedroom as well as an old slow combustion stove from my original farmhouse in the outdoor kitchen. It’s ‘budget’ price is due to the fact the amenities (kitchen, bathroom and toilet) are located beside the shed in an adjoining building and they are  situated outside. This gives you a wonderful experience of the farm surrounds, as you can shower and enjoy a beautiful bath outside under the stars. The Farm Shed has limited privacy due to it’s location on the middle level of our farm, it is situated between our main chicken house and machinery and feed sheds. We feed our farm animals in front of the shed each morning and access our horse yard beyond the shed.  It is suitable for a couple or small family and has a double bed, bunk beds and a single bed.

Complete house

Accommodates 5 +

4 Beds

1 Bathroom

Complete house // Accommodates 5+ // 4 Beds // 1 Bathroom

Standard Rate // $150 per couple per night


Standard Rates: $150 per night per couple

Holidays/Long weekends $170 per night per couple

Xmas/ Summer holidays $190 per night per couple

Cleaning/Linen fee: $90

Security Bond: $500 (refundable within 5 days of departure)

Accommodates: 5 plus guests

Extra guests: $25 per person per night

Minimum: One night

Check In time: after 2pm

Check out time: 10am

The Space

This is our ‘budget friendly’ revamped Farm Shed, located o the middle level of our farm. It’s a communal space that is used by me and my children and my farm sitters when my own home is booked out. I decided to share this with you as an affordable getaway when it’s not being used by us. The Farm Shed is fully insulated, with an open plan living and sleeping space for the main bed, and two small bedrooms one with a bunk bed and the other with a single bed. Each room has ceiling fans and there is a slow combustion fireplace in the main living/bedroom space for winter.

We offer it at a lesser rate because of it’s set up. The amenities; kitchen, toilet, and bathroom are located beside the shed and we understand that this will not suit everyone. Also your privacy will be impacted, as the shed is located between  our main chicken house (we have no roosters to disturb you) and our machinery,  feed sheds and horse training yard. What this means for you is that we are in and around your home feeding chickens, horses and sheep and my children will be down there daily to ride their horses. There is also a trampoline situated beside your outdoor area and all guests have access to that. It may be that there are no other guests on the farm at the time you stay here, but we never know.

Please understand that we do our best to minimize disrupting your privacy but we have a farm to run and lives to live.

Extra Guests Overnight

You may not have friends stay over night without incurring an extra charge. Please notify us if you would like to have guests stay over with you so we can adjust the price accordingly. There is also room to camp, set up a camper trailer or a caravan if you have a few extra friends who want to stay.

Extra guests $25 per person per night.

Special Occasions

If you would like to book our entire farm (all three houses) for a special occasion we can cater up to 23 guests plus extra room for camping and camper trailers down here. Please let us know and Ill give you a costing.

Our Farm Animals

We have two dogs, three horses, two sheep, two hives of native stingless bees, over 100 heritage chickens and one rooster 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.

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 $40-$60) ) please let us know when you book in and we will have it waiting for you when you arrive.

Our permaculture Bio-dynamic Farm

The Farm Shed is situated beside our orchard and veggie gardens, so you get to see the distinctive growing seasons within your stay.

Eco Friendly Design

Our shed is built from second hand and recycled doors, windows and timber. Every care has been taken to limit our carbon footprint in the way we are set up. Solar power, rain tanks and our reed bed septic system means we recycle all our resources back into the farm and the food we produce here.

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 getting around and seeing all that it offers.

FLYING: Coffs harbour airport is 30 min away.

TRAINS: Urunga Train station is 20 min away.

BUSES: we have a bus service to both urunga and coffs that goes into bellingen town.

TAXIS: we have taxis from bellingen town $20

Guest Access and House Rules


Access

You have your own private accomodation on the middle level of our farm. It has flat access with parking. You are welcome to enjoy our whole farm and explore the property. Please ensure you keep all the gates closed to keep our animals safe and to ensure that our animals don’t get into our cropping zones.

Interaction with us

We run a busy farm, however, we will always make time for you. Either I or my farm sitters will come and welcome you when you arrive (not always straight away) and explain how everything works and where everything is. We will then leave you to enjoy your holiday.  We love sharing our farm with you so please make yourselves at home and enjoy all that our farm has to offer, nothing is too much trouble for us, so if there is anything you need to make your stay more comfortable please don’t hesitate to ask us.  If you or your children would like to help feed our chickens and collect the eggs please ask us when you arrive.

House Rules

This is a communal space and I have some of our clothes and toys there for our own comfort and convenience. We ask you that you kindly work around our belongings. We would like you to look after our space and leave it as you found it. This is not a party house – you may not have additional guests above and beyond those listed on the booking. If you would like a friend to stay over please let us know and we can organise that for you at a small additional cost.

Environmentally Friendly

Our Shed uses rain tank water and we recycle the grey water, so please only use biodegradable soaps and washing powers. We supply eco-friendly soap and laundry detergent for you.

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.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes you may have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond your control, or that bad weather may prevent you from reaching the house. If this should happen we are happy for you to re-book your stay with us at a date that suits you and one that is free for us. If you want to cancel your booking and are able to give us enough notice, we can re list it and if we can find someone to take your booking we will reimburse you, however if we can’t find someone then you will need to book at another available date.

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 are just 25 min away
  • The beautiful beaches of Urunga, Valla & Hungry head are just 20 minutes away
  • Take in the local artisans and produce of Bellingen and its regional areas with local markets 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of the month.
  • Go horse riding in Vallery
  • Canoe down the Bellinger river
  • Visit the butterfly farm, water slides and bike track
  • We have great local folk music every Friday night at no 5 Cafe
  • Ask us what’s on….there’s lots of workshops, music and community events.

Common Amenities

  • Essentials
  • Soap
  • Pantry (tea, coffee, herbs and spices, sauces and condiments)
  • Linen and towels
  • Tea towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Slow combustion fireplace
  • Fully Equiped Kitchen (gas stove/oven)
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Stove top coffee espresso maker
  • Toasted sandwich maker
  • Outdoor table
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Bluetooth Speaker for you devices
  • Books & games
  • Children’s toys

 Additional Amenities

  • Washing machine
  • Eco friendly washing detergent
  • Soap
  • Parking
  • 1920’s Slow combustion stove/oven
  • Hangers
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • No WIFI
  • No TV

Special Features

  • Pets live on this property
  • Dogs, chickens, sheep, horses
  • Help Feed chickens and collect eggs
  • Order a box of farm fresh produce and eggs when you book
  • Child friendly
  • Gay friendly

The Space

This is our ‘budget friendly’ revamped Farm Shed, located o the middle level of our farm. It’s a communal space that is used by me and my children and my farm sitters when my own home is booked out. I decided to share this with you as an affordable getaway when it’s not being used by us. The Farm Shed is fully insulated, with an open plan living and sleeping space for the main bed, and two small bedrooms one with a bunk bed and the other with a single bed. Each room has ceiling fans and there is a slow combustion fireplace in the main living/bedroom space for winter.

We offer it at a lesser rate because of it’s set up. The amenities; kitchen, toilet, and bathroom are located beside the shed and we understand that this will not suit everyone. Also your privacy will be impacted, as the shed is located between  our main chicken house (we have no roosters to disturb you) and our machinery,  feed sheds and horse training yard. What this means for you is that we are in and around your home feeding chickens, horses and sheep and my children will be down there daily to ride their horses. There is also a trampoline situated beside your outdoor area and all guests have access to that. It may be that there are no other guests on the farm at the time you stay here, but we never know.

Please understand that we do our best to minimize disrupting your privacy but we have a farm to run and lives to live.

Extra Guests Overnight

You may not have friends stay over night without incurring an extra charge. Please notify us if you would like to have guests stay over with you so we can adjust the price accordingly. There is also room to camp, set up a camper trailer or a caravan if you have a few extra friends who want to stay.

Extra guests $25 per person per night.

Special Occasions

If you would like to book our entire farm (all three houses) for a special occasion we can cater up to 23 guests plus extra room for camping and camper trailers down here. Please let us know and Ill give you a costing.

Our Farm Animals

We have two dogs, three horses, two sheep, two hives of native stingless bees, over 100 heritage chickens and one rooster 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.

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 $40-$60) ) please let us know when you book in and we will have it waiting for you when you arrive.

Our permaculture Bio-dynamic Farm

The Farm Shed is situated beside our orchard and veggie gardens, so you get to see the distinctive growing seasons within your stay.

Eco Friendly Design

Our shed is built from second hand and recycled doors, windows and timber. Every care has been taken to limit our carbon footprint in the way we are set up. Solar power, rain tanks and our reed bed septic system means we recycle all our resources back into the farm and the food we produce here.

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 getting around and seeing all that it offers.

FLYING: Coffs harbour airport is 30 min away.

TRAINS: Urunga Train station is 20 min away.

BUSES: we have a bus service to both urunga and coffs that goes into bellingen town.

TAXIS: we have taxis from bellingen town $20

Guest Access and House Rules


Access

You have your own private accomodation on the middle level of our farm. It has flat access with parking. You are welcome to enjoy our whole farm and explore the property. Please ensure you keep all the gates closed to keep our animals safe and to ensure that our animals don’t get into our cropping zones.

Interaction with us

We run a busy farm, however, we will always make time for you. Either I or my farm sitters will come and welcome you when you arrive (not always straight away) and explain how everything works and where everything is. We will then leave you to enjoy your holiday.  We love sharing our farm with you so please make yourselves at home and enjoy all that our farm has to offer, nothing is too much trouble for us, so if there is anything you need to make your stay more comfortable please don’t hesitate to ask us.  If you or your children would like to help feed our chickens and collect the eggs please ask us when you arrive.

House Rules

This is a communal space and I have some of our clothes and toys there for our own comfort and convenience. We ask you that you kindly work around our belongings. We would like you to look after our space and leave it as you found it. This is not a party house – you may not have additional guests above and beyond those listed on the booking. If you would like a friend to stay over please let us know and we can organise that for you at a small additional cost.

Environmentally Friendly

Our Shed uses rain tank water and we recycle the grey water, so please only use biodegradable soaps and washing powers. We supply eco-friendly soap and laundry detergent for you.

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.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes you may have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond your control, or that bad weather may prevent you from reaching the house. If this should happen we are happy for you to re-book your stay with us at a date that suits you and one that is free for us. If you want to cancel your booking and are able to give us enough notice, we can re list it and if we can find someone to take your booking we will reimburse you, however if we can’t find someone then you will need to book at another available date.

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 Sawtell, Urunga, Valla & Hungry head are just 15-25 minutes away
  • Take in the local artisans and produce of Bellingen and its regional areas with local markets 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of the month.
  • Go horse riding in Vallery
  • Canoe down the Bellinger river
  • Visit the butterfly farm, water slides and bike track at the big banana
  • We have great local music every Friday night at no 5 Cafe
  • Ask us what’s on, there’s lots of workshops, music and community events.

Common Amenities

  • Essentials
  • Pantry (coffee, tea, herbs and spices, condiments and sauces)
  • Linen and towels
  • Tea towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Slow combustion fireplace
  • Fully Equiped Kitchen (gas stove/oven)
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Toaster
  • Toasted sandwich maker
  • Stove top coffee espresso machine
  • Outdoor table
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Bluetooth Speaker for you devices
  • Books & games
  • Children’s toys

Additional Amenities

  • Washing machine
  • Eco friendly washing detergent
  • Soap
  • Parking
  • 1920’s Slow combustion stove/oven in outdoor kitchen
  • Hangers
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • No WIFI
  • NO TV

Special Features

  • We would like you to have an amazing holiday on our farm, Nothing is too hard for us, if there is anything you need we will be happy to help in any way we can.
  • Pets live on this property
  • Dogs, chickens, sheep, horses
  • Help Feed chickens and collect eggs
  • Order a box of farm fresh produce and eggs when you book
  • Child friendly
  • Gay friendly

“Never overlook the power of simplicity”