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Mudbrick & Stone Hideaway

Earth house hosted by Helen & Bruce
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the earth house to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Hot tub
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Environmentally friendly, handmade, mudbrick & stone, self contained cottage. An architectural gem, in a bush setting with orchards, gardens, on the Kalang river. Private, artistic, luxury, minutes from the vibrant culture of Bellingen. Choice of beds, the loft or on the ground floor, with 100% cotton sheets, luxury spa, spacious bathroom, full gourmet eat-in kitchen. Selection of books, games and music, all the comforts of a real home. Bird lovers paradise.

The space
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. Designed thoughtfully and with sensitivity by an award winning environmentally conscious designer.
The space takes full advantage of the setting and makes the most of the local climate.
The studio is set up with a couple in mind, though there is enough room for 4 people with 2 queen beds, it is not suitable for children due to the ladder to the loft bedroom. Both beds are really comfortable queen size beds, always with 100% cotton sheets laundered with low scent eco friendly products. The loft bed has views of the tree tops and the alternative to using the ladder is the comfy day bed on the ground floor also a full size queen bed with a large view of the night sky to send you off to sleep.
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 on the inside or the outside lounge, in the comfort of the 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. We will generally make up the bed on the ground floor unless the loft is specified.
The large bathroom also with northern aspect has plenty of space, a spa bath for relaxing in and plenty of solar hot water with a gas booster for cloudy weather.

Sit and chill on the cool southern verandah, or relax and cook outside on the northern veranda and truly be on holidays. Get creative and utilize the large outside space that can be used for your artistic pursuits.
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 Telstra mobile coverage available and a limited satelite internet available in the studio.

We do not cater for pets, as there is no fencing on the property and we value our abundant native bird and wildlife on the property.

Guest access
There is an amplifier with a head pone jack to plug in your phone for your own music, 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, 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. There is air conditioning and also gas heating for chilly evenings. Sheets (100%cotton), towels, soap and bodywash are all supplied and there is a washing machine available for guest use.

Other things to note
There is some essentials in the pantry, like teas, ground coffee (real stuff not instant), sugar, spices, oil, vinegar, soy sauce etc. We can supply items for breakfast on request for an extra cost, encase you arrive late and don'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.
Environmentally friendly, handmade, mudbrick & stone, self contained cottage. An architectural gem, in a bush setting with orchards, gardens, on the Kalang river. Private, artistic, luxury, minutes from the vib…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds

Amenities

TV
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Laptop-friendly workspace
Cot
Free on-street parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Smoke alarm

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
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Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia

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.
In Bellingen there are yoga classes available and the services of qualified Acupuncturists and Naturopaths for your health needs.
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.
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Hosted by Helen & Bruce

Joined in July 2013
  • 114 Reviews
  • Verified
We are a happy couple who enjoy life, art and good company. We have lived in Bellingen for a long time, raised a family here and now enjoy sharing our place with all sorts of lovely people, we know and love the whole area very much. As hosts we aim to be friendly, generous and achieve the balance of being available and respectful to our guests needs for interaction or privacy. Time permitting we love our visitors to come to our home for a cup of tea or a glass of wine and share a story or 2 during their stay.
We are a happy couple who enjoy life, art and good company. We have lived in Bellingen for a long time, raised a family here and now enjoy sharing our place with all sorts of lovel…
During your stay
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 and can offer a cuppa at the main house when time permits. We encourage you to pop over to the main house to say hello and goodbye, or to ask any questions you may have, especially if a catch up hasn't been possible during your stay. We will generally try to pop up when you arrive to say hello but sometimes it may be too late in the evening.
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 sta…
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events