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North Farm Loving Nature Retreat Space

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

North Farm, Bellingen, offers a variety of accommodation options to suit singles, couples, families or groups of up to 30 guests. We cater for farmstays, particularly during school holidays, and also operate as a retreat venue, the Loving Natue Retreat Space, with a particular interest in the healing arts.

We offer flexible accommodation options and facilities for larger groups, including a wonderfully light and beautiful, hardwood-floored Hall for meetings and workshops, and large covered outdoor spaces for gathering and dining.

Would you like to have a Hawaiian masseuse, an Ayurvedic chef, a ‘Food as Medicine’ coach or a Shiatsu practitioner on staff at the next retreat you run? There are many wonderful healers and practitioners in the Bellingen Shire who can work with us to make your retreat a real success.

ACCOMMODATION RATES

Please note, during the summer holidays higher rates apply from 24 December to 26 January.

Facility No. of People Rate

Studio 1 - 2 guests $200-250

Studio & Grevillea 2 - 4 guests $300-$350

The Barn House 1 - 2 guests $250-$300

The Barn House Extra guests $50 per person

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

‘The Studio’ has a comfortable, king-sized bed which can be converted to twin king singles, as well as a sofa bed. It has stunning views and is surrounded by gardens. It is also delightfully cool in summer. Minimum stay 3 nights.

‘The Grevillea Room’ contains a queen-sized bed, and looks out onto the grevillea garden. This private and aesthetically fresh, simple room shares a bathroom with the Studio, and is available when the 2 rooms are booked together. Minimum stay 3 nights.

‘The Barn House’ is a comfortable, self-contained building with two double bedrooms. There is a queen-sized bed in one room, and twin king singles in the other. It has an outdoor kitchenette, a lounge/dining room and a large, wheelchair-accessible bathroom. There is a plenty of room undercover where guests can sit, relax, and enjoy meals. It is near the saltwater pool which is great for cooling off in the summer, and is lovely and cosy in the winter with a log fire under the stars at night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

All farmstay guests are given breakfast provisions for the first night of their stay at North Farm.

NORTH FARM LOVING NATURE RETREAT SPACE

North Farm also operates as a retreat venue. We offer personalised retreat packages for groups of 6-30 guests. Accommodation comprises the rooms describes about, and beautiful bell tents for larger groups. They are roomy and comfortable and can be set up for 1 - 2 people in double beds, or up to 4 in single beds. Our guests tell us that they really enjoy sleeping close to nature in a panoramic, sub-tropical setting, just minutes from the township of Bellingen with its thriving alternative culture.

If you want to bring a group to share the grounding experience of being immersed in nature, for deepening your wellness practice or for simply being in beautiful surroundings, then the Loving Nature Retreat Space at North Farm, in beautiful Bellingen, is the place to come.

We offer several different packages, each of which can be customised and costed to suit your needs. Ask us about local practitioners we can recommend to work with your group e.g. massage therapists, yoga or mindfulness teachers. We can also organise catering using fresh, local produce to suit a variety of tastes. Please contact us for more information.

FEES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE - THERE ARE NO EXTRA CLEANING OR BOOKING FEES

• Breakfast provisions on first morning

• Beautiful, eco-friendly accommodation

• Stunning farm setting

• Private location only minutes from town

• Stunning views from all rooms

• Private, saltwater pool for your enjoyment

• A short drive to 15 cafes, award winning restaurants, boutiques, markets, art galleries and craftb shops in Bellingen

• 30 minutes’ drive to Dorrigo World Heritage Rainforest Centre

• 20 minutes’ drive to pristine Urunga beaches and river

• Wheelchair-friendly facilities

• In-house massage available

• Large outdoor and indoor spaces for group meetings, workshops and events

• Luxury bell tents available for larger groups, complete with all linens and requirements

THE BELLINGEN REGION

The beautiful, historic town of Bellingen is situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful towns on the Mid-North Coast with its emerald green pastures, lush rolling hills and views to the mountains beyond.

A 30-minute drive up the mountain to the west takes you to the World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park, with many rainforest walks and diverse wildlife. A 20-minute drive east will find you delighted by kilometres of pristine, white sandy beaches which are remarkably quiet.

Bellingen is only a 30-minute drive from Coffs Harbour airport which has regular flights arriving daily.

BELLINGEN AS A HEALING DESTINATION

The town of Bellingen is serviced by a remarkable array of healers and practitioners, massage and other therapists, and a diverse range of organic, biodynamic and local food markets and outlets.

Some of the local therapies include:

• Remedial, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, shiatsu and Swedish massage.

• Acupuncture

• Naturopathy, Homeopathy, nutritional advice and postural repair

• Bowen therapy, hydrotherapy, osteopathy, kinesiology

• Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine

• Tarot and Psychic services

The list goes on…

THINGS TO DO IN BELLINGEN

• Bellingen Community Markets: 250 stalls. Every 3rd Saturday of the month

• Fortnightly artisan and produce markets with local organic and biodynamic food

• Several music festivals throughout the year

• Camp Creative each January

• Clean rivers and creeks with many stunning swimming holes

• Local golf course, and Bonville International Golf Course (20 minutes’ drive)

• Canoeing on the River

• Fishing, Surfing, Horse riding

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Beautiful Bellingen

Amenities

Bellingen Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

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North Farm Loving Nature Retreat Space
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was not to far from town, accommodation very comfortable, hosts wonderfully friendly and the goats were very cute! Would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Wingham
4

Such a perfect location to share with good friends

  • 4 of 5

When booking we did not know what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. We arrived late at about 7 and the fire was lit and welcoming. We were lucky enough to spend 4 nights and each night we had the fire lit and a full moon. Just a special place with a difference.

Jen was so nice and shared her warmth with us. We went down to see the goats being milked and learnt about the farm.

We all had a special time staying in the "Barn". All Four of us would recommend North farm.

It was so close to Belligen and Dorrigo.

Thank you so much Jen and Gai for your hospitality. It was so enjoyable to just have the time at North Farm. Just perfect for good friends to be together.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We so love our Farm, and it is a pleasure for us to share it with like-minded people who appreciate the simplicity and beauty of our home. It really is a wonderful place for groups to unite...few distractions, lovely spaces and - of course - the pool in summer. Thanks again, Ruth. Take care :)
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Crescent Head, New South Wales, Australia
5

A delightful Retreat from the Maddening World

  • 5 of 5

North Farm is an idyllic hideaway surrounded by beauty. The bush surrounds are abundant with birdlife. The location is only 3km from the centre of Bellingen, not too close and yet not too far. The starlit skies were magnificent due to minimal outside lighting. There is a saltwater pool, access to outdoor fire, friendly goats and loads of outdoor undercover seating. The beds were extremely comfortable and the facilities were excellent. My friend and I stayed in the barn and would thoroughly recommend it to couples or a family of 4. There is ample space in the indoor and outdoor living areas to relax and unwind. Breakfast is included and the home made macadamia muesli and fresh goats milk yoghurt were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble for the Propietors who even provided us with a hand drawn map to find Never Never Creek. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Colleen, what a lovely review! We are thrilled that you had such a lovely time, and that you hope to visit us again. It's a great place to relax and enjoy just being together. See you soon :)
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

One of the beautiful places I have visited

  • 5 of 5

Staying at North farm with my wife and two young boys was a truly magical experience and one my family will never forget. I would like to thank Jen and Gai for their warmth and knowledge. Beautiful location and hosts. It is private but also very welcoming and the opportunity is there to either learn how to milk a goat or sit by the fire and appreciate the magnificent views. The kids will not stop talking about it. Loved it and will go again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you, Roman. We loved having you here and look forward to welcoming you and your beautiful family here again.
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No TV - it was great to chat around the fire and not have kids electronic devices everywhere. Fabulo

  • 4 of 5

No TV - it was great to chat around the fire and not have kids electronic devices everywhere.

Fabulous hosts - very patient with the children. Great for all ages - our ages are 8,9, 57 and 85!

Property is immaculate and has a very special and warm feeling.

Definitely going back but for longer - 2 nights was simply not enough!

Mandy

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Stayz
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I booked North Farm for a group of 12 for a child-free weekend away to enjoy all that Bellingen had

  • 4 of 5

I booked North Farm for a group of 12 for a child-free weekend away to enjoy all that Bellingen had to offer. The farm itself is absolutely beautiful,and Jen and Gai were wonderful, warm, accomodating hosts. Jen was extremely generous with her information about local natural attractions and restaurants. The farm is magical in it's location and general ambience. My husband and I stayed in the Grevillea room which was wonderfully private and aesthetically fresh and simple. If I were to stay as a couple(as opposed to large group) I would recommend the Studio or Grevillea room.The homemade Macadamia Muesli and fresh fruit was delicious and something I have been trying to replicate since coming home. Definitely somewhere I would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: Stayz
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

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