About This Listing
A self contained granny flat in beautiful Bellingen. Double bed, single fold up bed available, children allowed. Own bathroom, kitchen with kettle, microwave, fridge, griller and bbq. Laundry available for use. Situated on the mid north coast of NSW midway between Sydney and Brisbane this property is located in a heritage property in the heart of Bellingen, but tucked away in a quiet, lovely garden with birds, veggie patch, fruit trees, cat and dogs. You will wake to the sound of birds, and fall asleep to the sound of frogs. You can access our vege garden and fruit trees.
We provide milk, tea, coffee, our own grown and made Davidson Plum jam, muesli and yoghurt for a light breakfast.
The bathroom is large and airy with a shower where you step on beach pebbles. We provide home made soap made with our own essential oils.
The Cottage is only a two minute stroll into historic and alternative Bellingen township with its many organic cafes and coffee shops, award winning restaurants and gelato bar, boutique shopping, galleries and craft shops. The Cottage is a 20 minute drive to either the World Heritage Rainforest of Dorrigo or the beautifully quiet beaches and river of Urunga, and Coffs Harbour.
The Cottage offers the following:
•Gas BBQ available if needed
•double size bed
•Linen and towels provided
•Parking in lane way behind cottage
•Warm and welcoming hosts.
Swimming in summer is a 2 minute walk to the Bellinger River or 10 minute drive to to the clean and deep fresh waterholes of the Never Never River or in our pool. A further 15 minutes and you reach the coastline, where kilometres of near-deserted beaches can be explored. Surfers love Hungry Head, Third Headland, Urunga Headland and further south, Valla Beach, and Nambucca Heads.
Check in time is 2:00pm unless otherwise requested and depending on other bookings. Checkout time is 10:00 am.
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Interaction with Guests
We are happy to welcome you and then leave you alone. You are welcome to join us for a BBQ. The dogs will be very welcoming.
Everything. Bellingen is beautiful.
Public transport is limited in rural areas.
Other Things to Note
Please remember that check in is 2:00 pm and check out is 10:00am unless otherwise discussed. We need these times to prepare for new guests coming in. Thanks for understanding.
No smoking inside. Please supervise your children in the pool area. Remember to close the gate.
Shani had warned she might be away when we visited Bellingen. Her friends Jenny and Lloyd were welcoming and helpful. Our access was from a rear lane and this was nice and private.
The granny flat was bright, clean and comfortable. In a single room we had a comfortable bed, a sofa (smart but not so comfortable), adequate kitchen facilities (fridge, microwave and toaster oven, electric frypan) and a good bathroom off the main room. Appreciated the complementary home made native plum jam. Loved the walk-in shower covered in fine corrugated metal on the walls and smooth stones on the floor!
The location suited us well, being close to family as well as the main shopping strip in Bellingen. We didn't have a car and walked everywhere.
We stayed at this lovly house for one night and felt really comfortable! Though Shani herself wasn't there, her friend Jenny welcomed us as warmly as possible! Everything was well prepared, the room as the rest of the house was spacious, clean and cosy! Thanks for everything.
My mother and I stayed here on our drive from Brisbane to Sydney. We arrived a little late due to bad weather on the roads but we were greeted warmly by Jenny, a friend of Shani (who was away during our stay). Jenny showed us to the cottage and gave us a jug of fresh milk for our tea!
The cottage is sweet and well set out for its size. A beautiful wrought iron bed at one end of the large room, a real stunner, and a well-appointed kitchen at the other end. I just loved the antique style bathroom, and especially the shower.
Shani is clearly a collector and there are many little items around the cottage to draw your eye. I liked the little glass bottles in the bathroom. My mother thought the handmade quilt on the bed was simply gorgeous. There is also a nice day bed set up on the deck - my mother was a midwife in the 60s and 70s and she immediately recognised it as an old hospital bed.
Honey the dog greeted us in the morning and we had a nice cuppa before continuing on our journey.
We'd both love to come back for a longer stay next time, and Bellingen looks like a great little town with lots to offer.
Mulberry Cottage was charming, as illustrated on the Airbnb site. But the little extras in presentation made the place even more enjoyable with an eclectic mix of bric a brac and interesting furniture. The large shady mulberry tree and leafy garden, were a delight to enjoy from the verandah.
The owners were away when we stayed, but their teenage sons welcomed us, and showed us around. The two dogs were also friendly and welcoming.
Bellingen is a charming town, full of character, and Mulberry Cottage was the ideal place for us to stay when visiting.
Lovely place, clean, quiet and peaceful. Friendly hosts. Thank you
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About the Host, Shani
I love travelling and I am always planning our next trip. We are off to Cambodia and Vietnam again soon. I am a teacher and my husband is a builder. I have a book collection and my husband a tool collection. We have two children still at home, two working, as well as one at uni and one doing an apprenticeship and two grand daughters. Yay more babies! We like to grow our own fruit and veges. We grow and distil Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed Myrtle at our farm, as well as other bush foods. We make our own soap and jam which is available for purchase. We have a slight addiction to Dorper sheep. We like floating around in our boat in the river and off shore catching fish. We love living in beautiful Bellingen and wouldn't live anywhere else.