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Perfect place to stay

We had such a wonderful and relaxing time at WeilHouse Living.
Our two girls (6 and almost 3) stayed in the Vintage Farmstay – it was comfortable, quirky and peaceful.

The outdoor bath was a big hit for our girls.
We took great delight in feeding the chickens each morning. They would greet us and lead us up the hill to the feeding spot. The horses, goats and single sheep were lovely to meet too.

The location is perfect for a stay in Bellingen. 5 mins easy drive to town, which made it close to access but far enough away to feel like we were in the middle of nowhere.
Bellingen itself has so much to offer, we loved swimming in the Never Never and visiting the waterfalls in Dorrigo.

Perfect place to stay and thanks to Susan and her girls for making it such a memorable experience for us.

James Kemp
Vintage FarmStay

A dream come true

We absolutely loved our stay. Susan is amazing, so helpful and welcoming. We had the perfect mix between calm farm life and beautiful bellingen shops and cafes. Thank you Susan xx

Caitlin St Vincent Welch
Vintage FarmStay

A wonderful Retreat

Susan, it’s so obvious that you’ve poured so much of yourself into creating this wonderful space for us to all share in.
It was such a privilege to spend time at the property, enjoy an escape from the grind and be in an environment that made me feel so instantly comfortable and cosy.
A week on and I’m still able to feel the warmth of the sun on me while drinking my morning coffee on the deck and listening to the birds singing – I’ve taken a bit of the magic you’ve made home with me, so thank you for that – I can’t wait to come back!

Topher Foote
Bellingen Farm Shed

Perfect break (2 adults, 4 kids 10, 12, 13, 16)

Great week away from the busyness of everyday life! Kids loved the space, even the teens. Roamed the paddocks, fed the animals. Lots a fresh fruit & eggs at your fingertips. Kids tried lemonades for the first time – LOVED them. Easy drive Bellingen. Recommend for sure.
We’ll be back. Thanks Susan.

Danielle Harris
Vintage FarmStay

Birthday Getaway

My sisters and I spent four happy days celebrating a 60th. We loved the quirky pieces and cosy feel of the Farm Shed. The beds were comfortable and the space had everything you needed for a memorable stay.
The farm is beautifully positioned close to Bellingen. Susan is available to recommend places and answer questions.
Would highly recommend!

Penny Meads
Bellingen Farm Shed

Homely tranquil place with farm animals

Susan you’ve made this a home away from home, very thoughtful touches wherever you look, from kitchen to larder to old records! Indoor/outdoor space worked well in rain and in shine, and exploring the farm and feeding the animals was a fun thing for our toddler every day. High recommended, would consider rebooking if we’re passing again.
Thanks so much,
Mike and Sabina and Sam

Mike Phelan
Vintage FarmStay

A Slice of Heaven

We stayed in the humble Farm Shed and it was everything we hoped it would be, and more. Truly a home away from home. Waking up to the sound of farm life and soaking up the afternoons, drinking wine on the porch was pure magic. Can’t wait to return.

Lauren Hickson
Bellingen Farm Shed

Time to reset

We stayed at the Vintage Farmstay for 3 nights, after a very busy year it was just what we needed to take time to breathe, relax and reset.

Thank you Susan for the care you take of your guests, we felt welcomed and at home. The property is such a beautiful tranquil space surrounded by nature, we loved waking up to the sound of bird calls each morning.

We will be back and very soon.

Thanks so much
Helen and Barry Bergin

Helen Bergin
Vintage FarmStay

A True Reset

I was lucky to have a week long stay on this gorgeous property – in a sense a full recharge from the crazy months we’ve all had this year so far. Thank you Susan for your world class hospitality, your wit, your attention to all the small things that make up a great stay on your farm! Waking up to the beautiful song from morning birds at sunrise (and the locale being so quiet you could literally hear the wind change) was a welcome reprieve from busy city Sydney life. What you’ve created on your farm Susan is a secret getaway that shall long be remembered by all who find rest within your spaces. As a practicing visual artist I found delight around every corner as I spent a lot of my week ink sketching whimsical details all over the landscape.

Thank you for having me and for curating and creating such an inspired and magical space!

James Douglas Cooper.

James Cooper
Bellingen Farm Shed

Beautiful Few Days

What a beautiful few days we spent at the Vintage Farm Stay. A lovely appointed fully stocked home. The kids loved feeding the chickens and horses. A perfect quaint peaceful getaway. Highly recommended!
Kim & family and puppy salty

Kim Holmes
Vintage FarmStay

Fabulous family farmstay

Our family loved our stay at the Vintage Farmhouse as a stop over on the drive from Sydney to Queensland. It’s a comfortable house, eclectically decorated with everything you need, nestled in the hills outside Bellingen. We met some of the resident farm animals, cooked dinner on a campfire and ate the delicious vegetable box left for us on arrival. Spent a relaxing day sipping coffee and gelato in Bellingen and paddling in the Bellinger River. Worth the trip!

Emma Bull
Vintage FarmStay


The Pether family of 5 stayed for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year. Really enjoyed the vintage house and the hard work that owners have put in to making it a special place. It is very beautiful and comfortable. We used it as a base to explore Bellingen, Dangar Falls, the river and nearby beaches. I hope we can return. Louise

Louise Mitchell
Bellingen Farmhouse

A Wonderful Getaway

We loved our stay at Hernani Wilderness Hut! It was a total joy to be in an off-grid hut away from it all, but with the luxury of running water and super comfey beds and a well equipped kitchen. We loved the rustic cosiness and peace and quiet of this fantastic and special place. The characterful decor was wonderful.

Detailed information from the hosts made it easy to find and to check in and check out.

We would love to stay at Hernani Wilderness Hut again.

Hilary Davies
Hernani Hut

A beautiful escape…

Dear Susan & Sahara,
Thank you for sharing your magical place with us. We thoroughly enjoyed every element of our Vintage Farm stay from the lovingly decorated residence, to the animals and waking up to the rural sounds, to the beautiful outlook and space. My son loved helping to feed and spend time with the animals and though we knew you guys were not far away (and we enjoyed seeing you when we did) the space made us feel as though we were miles from anywhere and anyone! It was a beautiful escape from the distractions that clutter our world and a lovely time for our family that we will always remember. Thanks too for being such awesome hosts that made the booking process so easy despite a couple of changes we needed to make.
We look forward to visiting again one day.
The Turnhams xxx

Michelle Turnham
Vintage FarmStay

A Heavenly Haven

By far the best place I’ve ever stayed on Air BNB and I’ve stayed in quite a few! Thank you for allowing us time in your healing home, we absolutely adored it and will be back!

Liana Cornell
Bellingen Farmhouse

What a beautiful space

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.  You were a very generous and kind host, always smiling and friendly

thanks you,

Rob and Co

Rob and Co
Bellingen Farmhouse

Bottle it and take it with us

Dear Susan,

We have had an amazing retreat at your beautiful farmhouse. Thank you for sharing it with us- we just need to figure out how to bottle the ‘smell’ of that divine jasmine vine and take it home with us. x

Caroline, Juliana and Riley (Canada)
Bellingen Farmhouse

Inspiring Experience

Dear Susan,

Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home. You are definitely an inspiration to us all and an amazing host.

Lots of love and positive vibes,


Caroline, Valerie, Richard and Dale xx

Caroline and Dale
Bellingen Farmhouse

Indeed a place of love


Thank you so much for sharing your amazing house with all of us. Our little reunion of friends would not have been the same or as memorable at any other place.


The Solomon Island Crew

The Solomon Island Crew
Bellingen Farmhouse

Thank you for sharing

Dear Susan,

Energy flows where attention goes!!

thank you for sharing xx

Theodore, Rebbecca and Thomas Berlin, Germany
Bellingen Farmhouse

The most Amazing Farmhouse

Dear Susan,

thank you so much for allowing us to experience your beautiful home! It is the most amazing farmhouse I have ever stayed xxx

I was lucky enough to stay here with 5 of my best friends for a girls weekend before my wedding and this property has made our experience so special. I cannot express how much fun we have had here and we all feel rejuvenated and relaxed!

The only regret we have is not staying longer.

We will be back!!

Much love Annie, Eunice, Nik, Chloe, Kate and Sam xxx

Annie, Eunice, Nik, Chlo, Kate, Sam
Bellingen Farmhouse

Absolutely Fabulous

Dear susan,

Absolutely Fabulous!! We instantly felt at home and able to relax as soon as we arrived to this amazing space. We loved all the animals, the big chunky fittings and feature, the large wrap around verandah space with all the gorgeous outdoor day beds to lay around in, the massive windows letting in the view and the light and the vaulted high ceilings!! We would love to co0me again and stay longer next tim. Great sleep on the outdoor bed and to be able to fall asleep to the sounds of the forest.

All the best,

Tim, Kim, Amy and Darcy London, UK)

London Crew
Bellingen Farmhouse

Absolute Pleasure

Susan and the girls,
It’s been an absolute pleasure staying here- thank you so much for having us. We’ve had a magical experience. My next exhibition has started and I have had bags of inspiration and I thank you for that!! I will make sure to send you an invitation to my opening and copies of my pictures of the paintings as a lot of them will be very familiar.
Much love Esther x

Esther, Sean, Brandon, Jason
Bellingen Farmhouse


Susan, words can’t describe the experience I’ve just had at your Hernani Hut. From the anticipation after booking and looking at your pictures, then the pictures coming to life and being so much more…to experiencing a deep sense of spirit connecting to the land.
Thank you, I’m filled with gratitude… .From being curled up next to the fire, bathing in the rays of sunshine laying on the bed, to hiking sections of the trail,  breathing in the glory of the region, then being welcomed back to the hut with freshened vitality after a shower in your divine country bathroom…who needs clothes here anyway.

Nature worked its magic on me once again and I thank you Hernani Hut for being the avenue through which I was able to receive it .
My gratitude to Weilhouse Living and of course Nature 🙇‍♂️

Sam Petralia
Hernani Hut


My family of 3 enjoyed the most amazing 5 nights at Susan’s Vintage Farmstay. From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by how beautiful the property was, with its stunning views, the organic fruit and vegie garden – even the goats, sheep and chickens were ‘picture perfect’!!
Susan was a fantastic and very generous host. My 9 year old daughter absolutely adored rising early each morning to feed the chickens and play with the goats, and with the treehouse and horses adding to the entertainment, it was the perfect playground for an inner city kid!
She was very sad to say goodbye to her new ‘besties’, Snoopy and Red (two adorable dogs).
The accommodation is very well equipped – Susan has thought of everything! It’s beautifully styled and furnished, very spacious and comfortable.
We can’t wait to return and enjoy marshmallows around the the bonfire.
Thanks Susan for a most memorable vacay!

Elise Brettargh
Vintage FarmStay

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