About This Listing
Our luxury BnB has a lge S.C. suite kitchen/ b'rm, own entry & balcony, pvte & peaceful, ex amenities, flat parking & access, well catered, walk town, rain forest& Mts vista, birds song, Koalas. Lic 4 star. From $125 P.N. Come visit :)
We offer guests a S.C. private , spacious, peaceful and luxurious Queen bed suite , with views thru the trees across to the Dorrigo Mts, their own entrance , hall, bathroom , BBQ, bijou kichenette and roofed balcony overlooking our lush, typically Australian rain forest gardens , if our local Koala is in residence, he may join you- he is quite the extrovert. Flat off Rd parking and access, all linen, fans, sensor lights, heated towel rail, TV/DVD , Wi Fi, fridge, microwave,iron,tea/coffee/bikkies facilities plus nibblies, continental breakfast - fruit juice, variety cereals and breads, fruit basket on arrival. One night stays OK. All an easy walk from unspoiled historic Bellingen Town, with it's great restaurants, cafes, boutiques, art galleries, historic buildings, museum, bush walks , beautiful scenery ( bring your camera!) hire canoes, pristine surf beaches not far away, Dorrigo heritage Rain forest walk, and gallery 25 mins away. Bellingen has a rare village Australian atmosphere, with it's heritage old bldgs-No traffic lights! Many writers, artisans, painters, musicians and just plain colourful characters choose to live here! It is creatively alive, vibrant and very beautiful Wander thru the famous Bellingen markets 3rd Sat each month or just enjoy Bellingen's Unique shopping - crafts, art, boutique fashion, ex food and coffee !
Our home is an architect designed pole house, mahogany clad, uniquely eclectic and beautifully different in style and resonates peace , romance and tranquility. Just relax and unwind, read, listen to beautiful music, wander down to Bellingen Village for excellent coffee, snacks or a gourmet meal, or take in bush walks, canoeing, sightseeing , surfing or swim in the cool Bellingen river, play chess or golf - Your choice! We are just six hours South of Sydney, five hrs North Brisbane, (great stopover), 3 hours Sth Byron Bay, 25 mins Coffs Harbour and airport, 15 mins Urunga Railway station on Main Nth /Sth rail and approx 20 minute drive to magnificent Dorrigo Heritage Tree Top walks - 18min drive to unspoiled beaches, ie Urunga, Sawtell, Mylestom, Hungry Head etc. Good fishing...
We came to this beautifully unique town on holiday and stayed, as have many others! Bellingen captures the heart- Great atmosphere and a creative, alive energy - a great place to be, whatever you do. Come and experience all this for yourself or just stay overnight on your Nth/Sth journey. This is a great place in a great space !
Be assured of a warm welcome at TOUCHWOOD BnB from your hosts, Adele and Dennis News :)
Guests have access to our lush typically rain forest gardens, eat out BBQ area, off road good flat car parking (no steps) washing machine etc... plus free WiFi, heated towel rail, heaters and fans, brochures- the list is endless really . Ask and if we can, we will !
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests is as much as we and they want and is appropriate- we respect Guests wishes in this regard. We are happy to recommend activities, (Brochures provided ) restaurants etc, guests are welcome to use the BBQ and al fresco dining area, and perhaps , by invitation, join us for dinner, a coffee, or sip a glass of wine with us on one of our balconies . Guests tell us they enjoy breakfast on their own private balcony, accompanied by background bird song ! We have a large colony of colourful tiny finches domiciled happily in our gardens, as well as Lorikeets, King Parrots, Doves, Drongos, Bower birds , Eastern Honey Eaters - LOTS of birds ! in addition to Koalas, Possums and Water Dragons - never a dull moment at our treetop paradise in beautiful Bellingen.
We aim at providing a visually pleasing, luxuriously comfortable holiday experience and have a Guest Book full of compliments and many return visits to prove this ! We enjoy our hobby business , so come, be spoiled, see
and enjoy for yourself.... :)
We bought this house 6 years ago in good part because we loved the lush, green rainforest gardens and the privacy these afford as well as the eclectic, architect designed pole house The BnB is delightfully furnished, great pillowtop Queen bed etc. This whole area is beautifully rich in rain forest plants, birds, water dragons and even a friendly local Koala who often runs across our lawns and LOVES posing for pics ! We cater very generously, and enjoy spoiling our guests a little ! BnB's are so much more personal and peaceful than motels- we stay in them ourselves when we have a break for that very reason. Let us spoil you !
There is a regular bus service to Coffs Hbr and surrounds, the Coffs Hbr airport is just a 20 min drive away from Bellingen, Urunga Rail approx a 12 min drive, We are an easy walking distance to town, cafes and
shops , river, parks and most of the activities mentioned previously. Come see for yourself- you won't be disapointed!
Other Things to Note
Our guests comment on how peaceful, relaxing, even romantic, our suite is, how generously we cater, and how they enjoy the privacy, bush, birdlife and mountain outlook from their own covered deck .
We have a guest book filled with lovely, appreciative comments and many return visits... We care.
Non smoking, unfortunately NOT suitable children or pets, flat off road parking and access, no steps. Please respect our home as you would your own and enjoy your stay in our lovely suite-You are welcome :)
We spent three blissful nights at Touchwood over Easter. It rained most of the time, but it was the perfect place to stay in and read on the balcony. The room was comfortable, clean and charming. Plenty of great places to see in and around Bellingen. Thanks for everything, Adele!
Hi Tuli. Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review ! Yes, agree- unfortunately the sun really didn't come out until the day you left but you both seemed to make the most of the break ! You were great guests, and we would welcome you back anytime, will have a word with the Sun God for the Sun to be shining next time, huh ? Thanks for leaving the suite so beautifully clean and tidy. Hope to see you both again. Regards, Adele and Dennis, Touchwood BnB, (website hidden) Glad you enjoyed the Easter Eggs !!!
We had a wonderful romantic stay. The birds and butterflies from the balcony were a treat. The accommodation was immaculate, quiet, tasteful, welcoming, laden with atmosphere and nice touches. We look forward to visiting again.
Thank you Anton. You and your partner were delightful and considerate guests,
enjoyed talking with you when you arrived, and look forward to seeing you here at Touchwood BnB, Bellingen again before too long ! Thanks for the little book you left us - very thoughtful of you !
We stayed one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Wonderful, relaxing, private and comfortable accommodation. Adele and Dennis are lovely hosts, they thought of everything. Ten out of ten! Thank you, Glenda and Colin.
Hi Glenda and Colin. It was a pleasure having you stay with us here at Touchwood BnB, Bellingen. You were the perfect guests, plus I enjoyed sharing a glass of wine and a chat with you both on the balcony ! Hope you do indeed return for a longer stay- Bellingen and the beautiful surrounding countryside has so much to offer Hope the rest of your holiday here in Australia went well. Warm regards, thanks for your review, Adele Peglar-News, Touchwood BnB, Bellingen.
Adele was very welcoming! The room was great as well as the breakfast! This is highly recommended if you travel along the coastline.
Hi Dennis. Thanks for your recommendation- you and your partner were thoughtful, respectful guests, and I most certainly would reccomend you both to any BnB and welcome you back perhaps, sometime for a longer stay- so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Australia. !
So glad you enjoyed Touchwood here in Bellingen, we enjoy spoiling our guests a little, and hope to see you again !
Adele Peglar-News Touchwood bnB, Bellingen
My partner and I had a wonderful 3 night stay in Adele's beautiful and tranquil home. Adele was a fantastic host. We only arrived around 8pm, utterly famished and tired from the long and traffic-laden drive from Sydney. Adele was there to greet us, not just with a warm smile, but with a platter of food and a very clean, cosy room to ensure a good night's rest.
The room itself was very private, separated from the rest of the main house where Adele and her partner resides. Our room was set against the backdrop of trees and boasting a pretty little balcony that opened out above the garden. It had its own fridge and kitchenette area, a nice shelf of books for quiet reading, a TV and DVD player, an amazingly comfy bed and one of the best showers and wash rooms I've seen in a BnB (heated towel rack an amazing plus).
The tranquility of the place was so overpowering that I had one of the best sleeps I've ever had at Adele's house. I would recommend Adele's BnB to anyone coming to Bellingen or Coffs Harbour (20 mins drive away). It's close to all the attractions in the area, just a short drive down to the shops, food places, and the Bellingen town centre. Thanks Adele for helping us forge wonderful memories of our trip down the North Coast.
Thank you, Christian. So good to hear you enjoyed your stay at Touchwood BnB, and in Bellingen itself. Appreciate your time tp post this ! We stay in BnB's ourselves when we travel as we prefer the friendly informal approach rather than an impersonal hotel ! We do really enjoy giving our guests the high standard of comfort, privacy and attention that we ourselves like when on holiday! So glad you and your partner forged those wonderful memories, you were a delight to have as guests and we hope to see you again .Bellingen and the surrounding area has so much to offer.Our best for 2015 to you both. Regards, Adele and Dennis News :)
The stay with Adele at Touchwood in Bellingen was wonderful. The setting was peaceful and private; everything that you could want in a B&B. The room was very comfortable with Queen bed and quality linen, large modern en-suite with heated towel rack, and off street parking. We arrived for a wedding a little earlier than check-in and Adele kindly let us settle in early. Would recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for reasonably priced quality accommodation in Bellingen.
Thank you Dave - we enjoy having guests and endeavor to make their stay as enjoyable and as comfortable as we can ! The guest suite is attached to, but S.C. and separate from, the house, so peace and privacy is not hard to ensure ! Thank you both for being such considerate guests, hope we see you again soon ! Adele Peglar-News. :)
About the Host, Adele
Hello from Adele and Dennis in Bellingen , NSW , Australia. . We enjoy sharing our unique eclectic home here in this beautiful rainforest country . Dennis, my husband, and I have travelled both in Australia and overseas, often staying at BnB's and thoroughly enjoyed the very REAL experience of being with "Locals" who knew their area, and culture - a very different experience altogether and far more comfortably homely than impersonal, glossy hotels ! I determined then that this was something I wanted to do on retirement - we both enjoy meeting people, and sharing our home and over the last 18 months have had many visitors here. Advertising is a new venture, time to broaden our horizons !
If we were to have a Life motto, it would be to make the best of every day in every way!
We came to Bellingen on holiday a few years ago, and stayed, as many people have! It has such an old world charm, atmosphere and energy, and is home to many celebrities- creative writers, artists, media personalities etc. The village hosts five major music events each year, from World to Reggae, Jazz and folk and caters for all tastes /activities with a popular 9 hole golf course, bush walking, canoeing on picturesque Bellinger River, swimming, and fishing. We also have an amazing, well known market on 3RD Sat each month, where the many local artisans sell their work.
There are not so many of these unique villages left, not a Macca's in sight !
You will be assured of a warm welcome with us, we will respect your desire for privacy or share what we have with you, by invitation !
Your room is well stocked with books, magazines and music, plus info on bush walks, canoeing etc, so whatever YOU want to do is pretty much catered for.Just sit in the garden and read if you wish ! We enjoy our tree screened home, furnished in an Asian eclectic style, and surrounded by rain forest gardens. I cook up a pretty mean Beef Mussaman when the occasion demands!
We look forward to meeting you.... Adele and Dennis.