2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, Private Plunge Pool and separate private 5 person Spa
About Jonathan Hartland
Born in Hong Kong, brought up in the UK, and travelled to Australia in my late teens and loved the place so much that I settled here for life. My Wife Susie and I lived for 30 years on Sydney's Northern beaches (Bilgola) before finding our perfect slice of heaven in the Byron Bay Hinterland.
Jonathan Hartland purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Jonathan Hartland chose The Pocket
We searched for the right property in the Byron Bay Hinterland for about 10 years, whilst we visited family in this area. The whole area is beautiful, however we found that this valley, The Pocket, has the right mix of the important things for us. It is beautifully peaceful, in a lovely rural valley with cattle and horses, but is very close to the beautiful Ocean beaches of New Brighton and South Golden (10 Minutes) and the lovely townships of Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads (10 Minutes). Byron Bay is only 20 minutes away and the Gold Coast airport 25 minutes away. Wonderfully centrally located, whilst also being incredibly quiet and peaceful.
What makes this Villa unique
We both fell in love with this property from the moment we came through the front gates, the buildings, were unique, hand made Cottages with a country style but lots of thoughtful touches had gone into their design and they were all situated on 5 acres of beautifully mature garden, with amazing variety of huge trees and exotic plants. To cap it all off there is a beautifully creek that runs through one side of the property. Sitting quietly in the garden is an absolute pleasure, listening to the sounds of the birds.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
True hidden paradise! This was one of the most peaceful stays where you can sit for hours and just relax. Loved it!
Thanks Emma and James
It was lovely having you both stay with us
We have seen many holiday homes in the world, but this fantastic holiday home, was one of the best, in which we unfortunately only spent two wonderful days. Thank you again Jonathan and his lovely wife who received us warmly and for the great hospitality during our stay. Delicious was the homemade honey, which we received on arrival. The house was very clean and exclusively equipped. The house and the lovingly landscaped garden in the Balinese style has us very excited. The proximity to the beautiful Byron Bay we found very beneficial. The price / performance ratio is absolutely justified. We will gladly recommend the house. Thanks again for the wonderful time with you and see you soon again. Greetings Michael, Conny and Christina from Hof, Germany.
Hi Michael, Conny and Christina, It was really lovely hosting such great people and thank you for your kind words. I hope the rest of your trip was very enjoyable too
Relax, relax, relax!
We had everything we needed in the cottage; really well appointed with all the mod cons but still felt simple & not overdone. We spent most almost all of the weekend on the deck which was private and comfortable, with gorgeous garden and trees to look upon. Jonathan was very gracious to arrange for clothes left in the cupboard to be mailed back! Thank you!!
Lovely spot and lovely hosts
We really loved our stay. Beautiful gardens, relaxing doing yoga on the deck, lounging in the day bed. Really peaceful and relaxing. Great hosts - they even brought us fresh eggs and honey from the garden! You are about 15mins from Brunswick Heads so consider buying what you need in advance. A couple of minor improvements would be to: a) have a recycling and compost bin; b) a few board games or magazines for wet weather; and c) the gas stove wasn't working brilliantly for us.
Sanctuary in a sanctuary
We enjoyed a fantastic four nights stay at Sanctuary Cottage. The peace and tranquility of this beautiful cottage is to be experienced to be believed. It has everything you need for a lovely relaxing stay, it was lovely to wander the garden and hear the bird sounds while sat on the deck. The bed was extremely comfortable and luxurious, the kitchen and bathroom has everything you need to make your stay at the cottage complete. Jonathon and Susie were the perfect hosts and only too pleased
to help make your stay a pleasurable one.
Thank you for your kind words Bob and Judy, it was an absolute pleasure having you stay
Beautiful and tranquil property
Had a great two nights away at The Cottage, and was a great place for a getaway. Cottage had everything we needed and lovely peaceful spot. Would stay here again!