1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. North Coast
  4. Bellingen
  5. #187769

Mudbrick & Stone Hideaway

Cottage, Bellingen

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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Min 2 - 5 nights stay

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bathroom


This hand built mud-brick and stone studio cottage is an inspirational space, flooded with natural light, enhanced by the the warmth of the earth bricks and the beauty of the local stone.

The Bellingen area is a great place to visit, beautiful secluded beaches and coastal National Parks on one side and the wonders of the World Heritage rainforests of Dorrigo National Park on the other. Bellingen itself is the place for cafes, restaurants, live music, organic local food and craft markets, special natural places and beautiful swimming holes.

We are situated on a beautiful and quiet rural property, just a 6 minutes drive to the Bellingen township, a perfect, quiet and peaceful retreat.

The studio space takes full advantage of the setting and makes the most of the local climate.

Set up with a couple in mind, it is not suitable for children due to the ladder to the loft bedroom which has a really comfortable queen size bed, always with 100 cotton sheets and views of the tree tops, the alternative and the summer choice to using the ladder and loft is the comfy day bed on the ground floor also a full size queen bed.

This quirky, open planned space is furnished for beauty and comfort with all the comforts of a home. Enjoy the visuals of art by local artists and laze in the lounge or in the comfort of the the queen sized and cushion filled day bed, all bathed in the mid winter sun. The huge north facing windows bring the out side in and encourage you to gaze out at the green of natural world or study the star filled night skies in this special valley.

The loft with ladder is not suitable for children, less able adults and elderly people, so we restrict our bookings to adults only and ask guests to consider carefully their own needs and request the appropriate bedding choice when booking the studio space. So if you feel you can't manage the ladder access see photos let us know and we will make up the queen size day bed on the main/ground floor level, the ground floor bed is the better choice for the summer months in Bellingen. The large bathroom also with northern aspect has plenty of space, a spa bath for relaxing in and plenty of solar hot water.

Sit and chill on the cool southern verandah, or relax and cook outside by the brassier on the northern veranda and truly be on holidays. Get creative and utilize the large outside space that can be set up for work in ceramics or with an easel if you prefer to paint.

The main house on the property, further down the driveway is far enough away for your privacy and close enough if you are in need of anything or would just like a chat. Mobile coverage is limited in many areas in the Bellingen shire including our place but there is internet available in the studio and the house land-line number can be used for any urgent contact needed we will give you the number before you arrive.

There is a flat screen television and DVD player with a selection of DVD's and movies and a CD player with a selection of music for your entertainment. There is a small library and a selection of games. The kitchen is fully equipped for those that enjoy cooking, a gas cooking stove, an outside BBQ, a full size fridge and the pantry is lightly stocked for your convenience. There is plenty of solar hot water with a gas booster so it won't run out on you and gas heating for chilly evenings. Sheets 100cotton, towels, body wash and shampoo are all supplied and there is a washing machine for your use.

Interaction with guests:

We aim to be warm and friendly hosts, we can direct you to the local highlights of the area, let you know about local events and make sure you have all the comforts for a great stay.

We are always happy to have a chat, or maybe just a cuppa, we encourage you to pop over to the main house to say hello and goodbye.

Other things to note and house rules:

There is some essentials in the pantry, like teas, coffee, sugar ,honey, vegemite, spices, oil, vinegar, soy sauce etc. We also supply milk, a light breakfast and sometimes, time permitting some home baked goodies always gluten free for breakfast on your first day, just encase you arrive late and didn't have time to shop. The supermarket in town is pretty good and is open till about 7.30pm.

There is a huge variety of birds to watch and hear, just from your verandah, so enjoy the sounds of nature especially in the morning.

We do not cater for pets, as there is no fencing on the property.

As we are a few minutes drive to the Bellingen township and there is no public transport in or around Bellingen you need a car to stay but there is a taxi service if you wish to have a few drinks over dinner in town.

We expect you to relax have fun and respect the space, the environment and all who live in it, including the odd black snake. We do expect you to leave the place tidy and wash your own dishes before leaving. Please don't light the outside fireplace without checking with us regarding the current seasonal fire restrictions. No smoking inside, no pets on the property. Let us know if something is not working so we can fix it and if you can't give us a five star review let us know why so we can fix that also.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

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Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Cot Deck/Patio Dining DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Internet access Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Mudbrick & Stone Hideaway is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be Ware I have never been treated so rudely at any of the different places I have stayed or rented for holidays. Upon arrival we were 'greeted' or should I say interrogated, we were told to wander around the property upon our own free will, I picked a small piece of tarragon from the beautiful and lavish vegetable and herd gardens behind the cottage we were staying in,and was told I had stolen from their personal garden which is over 60 Mtrs from the garden behind the cottage and probably even gone into their private home. I am disgusted that people can be so false and Forget about privacy, There is no such thing on this property. We left that night and didn't even sleep in any bed, and were refused and refund even though we stayed only one day and payed for two nights. Be very cautious when renting from these owner/ occupiers...
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay My wife and I found this little gem for our 20th anniversary. Mud brick and stone hidaway was exactly what had wanted in a place to get away . The whole experience the hosts the hidaway, all top shelf .Great stay
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good. Quiet location Comfortable and convenient to town. Bird life is fantastic.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful and well thought out Bruce was such a lovely man you can tell he has worked hard to build such a beautiful cabin in the woods. Arrived to homemade muffins and the whole set up of the house was well thought through with music and movies and blankets. Thank you and we would love to stay again. :)
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable and well set up We had a wonderful stay and so enjoyed this beautiful home.
Date published: 2016-10-07
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