Welcome to WeilHouse Living

“Never overlook the power of simplicity”

 

Who we are

Welcome to Weilhouse Living, We have 4 unique properties that embody our love of nature, beauty and simplicity. All our properties are eclectically designed and furnished, merging effortlessly within the surrounding landscapes and the environment.

We have three beautiful farm stays in Bellingen Valley and an off the grid wilderness hut in the New England tablelands in Hernani. Each property has been lovingly built and restored to maximise their natural surrounds and to tread lightly on the planet.

Our ‘Funny Farm’

Our 3 Bellingen farmstays are situated on our stunning biodynamic hobby farm. Here we grow beautiful seasonal fruit and veggies and delicious eggs. We grow this for ourselves, our guests and a few select cafes and restaurants. Our farm practices include both permaculture, organic and biodynamic growing principles.

We have two orchards on our farm with over 60 varieties of temperate and subtropical fruit trees to enjoy all year round. We have mangoes, Davidson plums, lychees, mandarines, oranges, limes, lemons, olives, figs, Brazilian cherries, two varieties of guavas, cherry guavas, custard apples, papayas, Thai guavas and bananas to name a few.

We love our guests enjoying our farm and all that we have to offer. Guests can spend time with our farm animals and help us feed them each day and collect eggs in the afternoon.

We have three horses, two brumbies Megsy and her foal Cosmo, a little welsh pony Prince and two sheep Lizzie and Lucky. We have over 100 heritage chickens which you can help feed with us and collect eggs. Our cows Charlie, Daisy, Fudge and Storm are enjoying greener pastures on our neighbours farm.

We also have two dogs Snoopy and Red and for bee lovers we have two native stingless beehives to help propagate our food.

Guests can participate as much or as little as they like.

Our guesthouses are fully fenced and child friendly so you can sit back and enjoy a glass of bubbly knowing your children can play safely around you. Families can enjoy our trampoline, swings and treehouse.

Bellingen

Bellingen  is one of the most beautiful places in the world, a lush valley set between the mountains and the sea, that boasts incredible rivers and forests for nature lovers to enjoy. The town itself is vibrant, with a wonderful collection of cafes, restaurants and shops. The town enjoys hosting many music festivals, the readers and  writers festival, camp creative and supports local artists, live music  and has weekly local food markets.

What we offer you

We believe that spending quality ‘down time’ surrounded by nature and wildlife, offers our guests the opportunity to really switch off and slow down, and for a short time escape the grind of daily life, so that you can return home feeling inspired, rejuvenated and uplifted.

We have something for everyone, as each property is distinctively different, catering to a wide range of tastes and needs from exclusive high-end designer rural living, to a relaxed vintage farm experience, or an affordable ‘budget friendly’ converted shed to our remote off-the grid wilderness hut in the mountains.  All four properties are child-friendly, private, peaceful, and laid back.

Three of our properties are located on our beautiful 8 acre farm, a five-minute drive from Bellingen town. Two of our homes have featured in interior magazines and a coffee table book due to their “unique ” interiors and style. The fourth property, featured in Frankie’s Spaces magazine, is a magical Australian bush hut set amongst two pristine national parks with wonderful swimming and fishing spots,  hiking and horse riding trails to explore. The vibrant, rustic, laid-back style we have created in these distinct homes is enhanced by our commitment to living simply and in harmony with the environment. We do this by farming organically and preserving the remnant bushland on our properties, to the passive solar design and our use of renewable energy. We also take great care to limit our use of resources by recycling water and waste back into our farm, furnishing our home with antique, vintage and recycled interiors and doing our best to live a simple life.

 

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Bellingen // Farmhouse

This is our high end farm stay and is also our home. This beautifully built and designed home has featured in several interior magazines and coffee table books because of its eclectic mix of interiors. This home has blurred the boundaries between the outside and inside with a luxurious outdoor bed on the verandah and a shower under the stars so you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural surrounds. It’s situated at the top of the biodynamic farm with stunning north east mountain views and sea breezes. The house is surrounded by the farms orchard and veggie garden and accommodates up to 8 guests comfortably, providing you with all the amenities necessary to give you a truly inspiring farmstay experience.


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Bellingen // Vintage Farmstay

This is our more affordable farmstay on the farm. It’s suitable for small families or couples and offers accommodation for 4 people. Nestled at the bottom of our farm near Bunches creek this quaint, tranquil property runs as a year-round holiday stay. Whether you enjoy swimming in the local creek, bushwalking, basking in the sun reading a book or just lounging around on the verandah day bed immersing yourself in the stunning scenery, there’s something here for everyone.


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Bellingen // Farm Shed

This is our ‘budget friendly’ accommodation on the farm and allows everyone to enjoy what we have to offer here. It is a funky revamped shed that accommodates up to 5 guests with a slow combustion fireplace for winter inside the main space as well as an old slow combustion stove from my original farmhouse in the outdoor kitchen.


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Hernani // Wilderness Hut

Our cleverly restored eco-hut is well-insulated and spacious, sleeping up to nine people in a comfortable design that minimises your carbon footprint. It has been crafted from recycled timber and fittings with off-grid solar power, slow-combustion heating and indoor-outdoor living options to take advantage of the stunning daytime vistas and sparkling night skies. Adventurers, bushwalkers and nature lovers will delight in the easy access to fishing spots, horse riding trails, waterfalls, swimming holes, lookouts and walking tracks in all directions. Surrounded by bush and pasture in total privacy, the hut is a short drive to town for basic supplies but far enough away to retreat and replenish in a unique, breathtaking setting.


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