Afterglow offers romance, luxury and indulgence amid the quiet beauty of nature
Geoff Low + Agnes Low
About Geoff Low + Agnes Low
We met in Melbourne in the late 1990s, when we were both in our early forties. Agnes relocated to Melbourne from Geelong, where she had spent most of her life, and we bought a house together in the inner suburb of Thornbury. Geoff’s career was spent working in media and marketing for the Victorian government, mainly for conservation and tourism agencies, while Agnes has many years experience working in fashion and lighting design, as well as retail management. Increasingly tired of the stresses of city life, we decided that the next chapter of our lives would be to own and manage a small tourist accommodation business in a beautiful part of Australia. After lots of research and visiting many regions along the east coast, we both felt that Bellingen would be the perfect place to realize our future dreams. Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane and only thirty minutes from Coffs Harbour, it’s a vibrant and fascinating country village in a lush and picturesque river valley. A short drive to the west leads to the World Heritage rainforest and waterfalls of the Dorrigo plateau and twenty minutes east brings you to the unspoilt surf beaches of the Coffs Coast.
Geoff Low + Agnes Low purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Geoff Low + Agnes Low chose Kalang
We wanted to find a property within five kms of town so that our guests would be within easy distance of all that Bellingen has to offer, yet enjoy luxury and tranquility in a beautiful natural setting. We visited Bellingen in early 2003 and within a couple of days we had found what would become Afterglow Cottages – a comfortable farmhouse four kms from town on 30 acres of lush green hills and native forest, with an old dairy and a small creek running through the property. Fortunately we were able to purchase the property, and rented it out until we had saved enough to build our tourist cottages. When we finally arrived in 2009, we immediately set to work – landscaping, clearing weeds, building a new driveway and completely transforming the old dairy into our first cottage. In early 2010 we started building our second cottage, and we opened for business on Christmas Day of that year.
What makes this Cottage unique
We hope we have created a welcoming and tranquil piece of paradise for our guests - stylish and comfortable accommodation surrounded by the inspiring sights and sounds of nature. The cottages are designed and aligned to take advantage of the gorgeous views across our valley, and to guarantee seclusion and privacy for our guests. It’s a perfect setting for just lazing in the spa or relaxing on the deck watching the native birdlife and wallabies grazing nearby. And all the delights of Bellingen are only five minutes away.
Pool / Spa
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Picture perfect veiw and very relaxing
We were greeted by our friendly host Agnes, had a wonderful stay in the generously sized and appointed cabin, enjoyed the deck and spa, relaxed and had a very enjoyable stay.
Perfect romantic get away
Very clean, spacious cottage with a nice grassy valley leading to a small creek behind it. There are two cottages on the property but they are seperate and private. The owners were very lovely and the wine they left was very nice. We had a fantastic time thank you.
We had an amazing stay. The best part was having a bath under the stars.
Hi Elise, Thank you kindly for your lovely review.
It is hard to beat the bath under the stars, even with a light shower it is devine. I look forward to meeting you again. Lots of love Agnes
This is our second time back to Afterglow. We love the property. Agnes and Geoff are wonderful hosts - we will definitely be back!
I know how busy our lives get but it is always good to stop for a little while and spoil ourselves. Hopefully we will do that again for you. Look forward to your return visit. WArmest Regards
Agnes and Geoff
Lovely place.. very elegant and classy fit out
Loved our stay there. Private, classy fit out and very well presented .. Agnes is a treat to deal with , very obliging .. we will be back !
Thank you Glenn, it was wonderful meeting you and we look forward to your return visit to us. The Dairy Cottage is just about to be repainted inside and out. This should change the appearance greatly, without diminishing our style and quality.
We had a great stay!
Well kept, very clean,all comfort.
Great location minutes from Belligen, peaceful and resourcing
Thank you so much for the great review, we are really grateful that our guests appreciate all our hard work to keep our property so pristine for their enjoyment. We are the luckiest people to be able to live in this pristine part of the world.