About this listing
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.)
Loved it, I had the Japanese dinner and it was definitely a highlight. Tasted amazing. David was a great host, very friendly and just lovely. Everything you could want was provided for, the bedroom was huge and very comfortable. Felt very at home here. Loved the stay. Would definitely recommend
We stayed with David again on our return trip back to Sydney & again were delighted with our experience. Besides providing very comfortable & spacious accommodation & delicious home cooked Japanese food for dinner, it is well placed to break the journey between Sydney & Brisbane. Thanks again to David & Kyomi.
David and his partner Kyomi were wonderful and friendly hosts.
They made our stay there very comfortable and welcoming.
We just spent a couple of nights at David's home on our way up to Brisbane. Comfortable & spacious accommodation in close proximity to a beautiful deserted beach. Delighted we have discovered this bushland retreat. It was a real treat to be greeted on our arrival with Kyomi's delicious homecooked Japanese dinner. So good we had it again the next night. Thank you both.
David and Kiyomi made us very welcome in their beautiful home in the bush. A great location - close to a beautiful and deserted beach and handy for the Bellingen music festival. It was especially interesting to see David's art in his studio. We would thoroughly recommend staying here.
Absolutely wonderful beautiful facilities made to feel like very treasured guests, easy to find and s beautiful breakfast thankyou david and th delightful molly
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About the Host, David
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.