Located just 10 minutes from Bellingen NSW on a 61 acre farm, this luxurious boutique accommodation, caters for couples, honeymooners and wedding guests who are looking for a unique experience amidst stunning surroundings.
Set in the picturesque Gleniffer Valley (also known as The Promised Land), Cottonwood Cottage has been designed to delight your senses and soothe your soul. Enjoy witnessing the changing colours on the horizon as the sun rises, whilst being cocooned in the most sumptuous king size bed ever!
The Cottage is an airy, newly built, Hampton's style barn crafted by one of Bellingen's finest builders, to cater for discerning guests who appreciate accommodation of outstanding quality. It is immediately warm and welcoming, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail and an abundance of thoughtful touches.
As your hosts, we too have had many experiences staying away from home. Some have been wonderful...others not so. We have poured our love and experience into Cottonwood, in the hope that your stay here will top all others.
Complimenting our original 100 year old farm house, Cottonwood Cottage is private, luxuriously appointed and fully self contained.
Here is a very recent comment from one of our Guests.
One word " AMAZING"
" Everything from the beginning to the end has been wonderful, excellent and super memorable! Thank you to Gayle who even offered to pick me up from town as hubby was still at work. Now that's what I call country hospitality.
It is so refreshing to finally go and stay away from home and actually feel like you have never left. All the amazing, special and thought out homely touches really do make a difference and made our time here even more special. We really appreciate places that really make the effort to truly welcome their guests.
You definitely have one of the most beautiful pieces of Australia here and I cant wait to tell people about our stay. Decor amazing and inspiring and I am walking away so motivated by many of your books. Thank you again. We will definitely be back.
The BEST place we have EVER stayed at!!
Melissa and Nick Hemming 19th September 2014
THE GOOD LIFE ...
A secluded Retreat - Cottonwood Cottage is set back from the road so you've no traffic noise to disturb you. Compromising of a studio room complete with a hidden flat screen Apple TV, extensive movie library, Bose iPod dock and Nano loaded with holiday mixes to help keep you in the mood. Ultra comfortable king sized bed with egyptian cotton linen and luxurious duck and goose down doona and pillows, ensuring you sleep soundly.
Library - We have loved curating our collection of magazines, interior design books, biographies, short stories and novels for the library, so now we invite you to relax, curl up and get cosy with your favorite choice.
Bathroom - a classically elegant french-inspired bathroom featuring a large shower for two, heated floor with french tiles, heated towel rail, marble bench top, luxe toiletries, sumptuous towels... and regular feedback tells us, the best hairdryer ever!
Kitchen - is equipped with double gas hotplate and small under bench fridge, butler's sink and condiments. Outside is a Weber BBQ where you can cook up a roast chicken if needed. We also supply a mezze selection of cheeses, olives, crackers and a complimentary bottle of wine to help you unwind.
Breakfast Provisions - organic muesli, fruit and juice, fresh free range eggs, tomatoes,mushrooms, local fresh crusty sourdough bread and conserves, nespresso coffee and a selection of loose leaf organic teas.
The Outdoor Bathroom - is equipped with hot and cold shower and bath for early morning bathing in the mist, or evening candle lit baths.
EASY LIVING ...
There is plenty to entice you around the beautiful Bellingen Shire, however be warned...the cottage will envelope you with its beauty, style and a level of silence, rarely experienced....so you may not want to leave during your stay.
With spectacular mountain views and four hundred meters of Never Never River frontage, you will be delighted with the abundant birdlife and will no doubt be mesmerized by their hilarious daily parade.
Relax on the verandah, suitable for outdoor dining or your morning coffee. Follow the sun around for amazing sunrises and sunsets behind the mountains of the Dorrigo plateau and The World Heritage National Park.
We provide a picnic basket, beach towels and portable sun loungers, if you would like to prepare your own lunch and head down to our very own private Never Never swimming hole, with turtles and platypus or alternatively, head to one of our stunning local beaches. Also available for your use and enjoyment are two mountain bikes...and many trails to explore.
A fresh alternative to a hotel for short or extended stays, live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Make yourself at home, relax and enjoy this special place. It is our pleasure to share it with you.
Unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for children or pets
No smoking inside
GO FORTH AND PROSPER ...
It could be the friendly pavement cafes, the architecture of the historic Hammond and Wheatley building, the aroma of freshly baked sourdough; it could be the lively open air markets, the many annual festivals or it could be the World Heritage National Park, but there is something about Bellingen that delights its visitors and keeps them coming back again and again. The main street has many tales to tell, shops to explore and is a bustle with character. A haven for creative's, expect to be delighted by Bellingen's simplicity, warmth and down-to-earth atmosphere.
Enjoy discovering it for yourselves or chat to us for ideas to complete your visit.
YOUR HOSTS ...
Cottonwood Cottage is the latest inspiration from Affirmations Publishing House owners, Suzanne and Daniel Maher. Cottonwood Farm is an ever- evolving project, and similar to our business philosophy, we imagine that it will continue to grow and evolve, so expect to be delighted by something new and beautiful every time you visit.
AND THEN WE GIVE THANKS ...
Ali and Paul - Palm Beach Sydney - 16-19 November 2013
Thank you so much Suzi and Dan for the wonderful stay at Cottonwood Cottage. Stepping inside this amazing place was like stepping into dreamland. Everything was immaculate and the attention to detail was exceptional. The cottage has been decorated with so much love and care which made us feel at home immediately. Three days here at Cottonwood Gleniffer was the perfect medicine for these two stressed out Sydney siders!!
Thanks so much for your kind hospitality.
Mick and Margot - 20th-26th July 2013
Thanks so much for such a relaxing and restful honeymoon. Cottonwood was the perfect spot. Thank you for your hospitality and all your attention to detail that made it such a special place to stay. We hope to come back one day!
David and Karla Miller - 8-11th Jan, 2013
What a special place you have created here! The stunning natural scenery, the peace and quite broken only by the sound of birds..we felt SO relaxed. The cottage is gorgeous and impeccably styled, with every consideration having been taken into account. You have provided every little touch a visitor could hope for and more. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Scott and Kim Parry -Jones - 12-14th October, 2012
Cottonwood Cottage has gotten it "right". As seasoned B and B'ers, we have stayed in many beautiful places, but Cottonwood has the fine details down pat! So much beauty both inside and out, so peaceful, so relaxing. My husband appreciated the "techno side"... enough powerpoints, movies and music and I could have stayed until I had read every magazine and book!
Meredith and Lucas Quinlan - 1st-4th April 2013
Dear Suzi and Dan,
Thankyou for a beautiful stay in your cottage. You have done such a wonderful job creating a gorgeous setting for a holiday...and the decorating is impeccable. Thanks for the little extras that we didn't expect too.