A large room is available in an airy, modern house set among bushland out of town. Pristine beaches are a walk away. The room has a queen size double bed and doors that open on to a verandah. There is the possibility of booking a large room with two single beds instead. Both can be available to extend the accommodation to 4 people. Please contact us if this is an option you are interested in. We will assume all bookings are for the room with a queen size bed unless we are told otherwise.
The rooms are in an open plan house with guest bathroom. There is a sun room which looks out over the large bushland garden. There is an artists printmaking and painting studio in the grounds with printing presses.
Kangaroos and wallabies visit the garden and the sound of birds and the ocean are ever present. There is covered parking and we are classic car friendly and touring motorbike friendly. The owner is a club member in both cases. We welcome pets and have inquisitive chickens roaming the grounds in the afternoon. We have a large undercover area for wet days and a barbeque under cover..
The location is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, 7 kms south of the nearest town. There is easy access from the Pacific Highway. We can pick up from the local station on the Sydney-Brisbane line if required. The airport is 25 minutes drive away.
The area is popular in the tourist season and offers pristine beaches, fishing, water-sports, swimming, surfing, and kite surfing. The nearby pretty town of Bellingen is known for its cafes and restaurants. A short drive into the mountains brings you to Dorrigo. Well known for the spectacular drive along Waterfall Way. This road is loved by bikies and car enthusiasts. There is a rainforest walk at Dorrigo. Train fans will find a large number of old steam locos there to photograph.
The host is internationally known artist, printmaker and illustrator and there is original artwork on the walls. Home cooked Japanese meals are available with some notice.
On parle français
Man spricht Deutsch
Se habla español
Pets must not be allowed to chase the chickens when they are out of the coop.
Pets must be discouraged from chasing the wildlife.
No shoes allowed in the main house (Japanese style).
No children allowed unsupervised in the studio or garage.
No chemicals, disinfectants or other unsuitable substances allowed in the eco-friendly bio-digestor system. (Down the basins, sinks, showers, bath or toilet.)
This was our second stay with David and Kiyomi - and it was just as fun as the first time. They were both very welcoming and made us feel right at home. We explored different parts of the area this time, driving up to Sawtell and walking the amazing 1 km boardwalk that starts in Urunga near a caravan park and winds through thick mangroves out towards the head land and beach. Spectacular views at sunset. We hope to visit David and Kiyomi again.
David and Kyomi are lovely welcoming and accommodating hosts. What a beautiful spot they live in, and their house is just gorgeous. We watched the rain pour down through the large glass wall overlooking their forested block as we sipped a wine and chatted about anything and everything. Very pleasant indeed. The morning breakfast spread was delicious, which we consumed as the wallabies munched on the grass outside the window. We would happily stay again when passing through.
We had a fantastic if not too short a stay at David's beautiful house set in a fantatis landscape. We particularly enjoyed watching the Kangaroo's and Kookaburra's in the trees from the sun lounge whilst sipping on a lovely white wine that David supplied on our arrival. The Japenese dinner that Kiyomi prepared that evening was delicous and so was the breakfast served outside on the terrace the next morning with lots of home made goodies. The walk through of David's studio was well worth it especailly the antique printing presses and the many illustrations.
Daivd is the perfect host, very knowledgeable on many subjects and easy to talk with and his passion for art definatley shines through. You won't have any regrets staying here as the accommodation is very comfortable.
We really enjoyed our stay with David and Kiyomi and they made us feel very welcome. The house is easily accessible from the main highway which was really convenient on our journey down to Sydney. There is a lovely walk from the house down to the headland which was stunning. The house and room are really comfortable and David provided an excellent breakfast in the morning. The tour of Davids print studio was an added bonus. Would highly recommend this place :-)
An exceptional experience! David and his wife was superb hosts, really welcoming, friendly and interesting people!
We loved staying with David and Kiyomi. It's a lovely house, great bushland surrounding, and David was very generous with his time as I picked his brain about his career illustrating. We had a tour of his studio before we left and it was amazing to see his skill in traditional printing mediums. Thanks for having us.
We arrived late and left early in the morning, so we didn't get to know David that well, but he was really friendly and provided us with everything we needed. The room was very clean and cozy and eating breakfast on the terrace overlooking the woods was great.
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I've been an illustrator for years working in Sydney and 19 years in London. My work has appeared in all the quality newspapers in the UK and on book covers and elsewhere. I now live on 5 acres of sub-tropical bushland near a pristine beach on the mid north coast. I have a studio for painting and printmaking and most of the equipment came from 19th century London. I live here with Kiyomi and we love animals. We have two cats and have looked after dogs on many occasions. Kiyomi is a fabulous cook.
Our joint interests are animals, the garden, travel, food, music and languages. Between us we speak 6 languages. I aslo like classic cars, my BMW motorbike and railways.