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Easy Street Retreat - River Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 107 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


The uniqueness of Easy Street Retreat lies in it's situation on the beautiful upper reaches of the Bellinger River with crystal clear water, deep swimming holes and a backdrop of dense Bellinger River National park rainforest on the opposite bank.

Open your eyes in the morning to a stunning view of the Bellinger River and national park beyond. With air conditioning and a slow combustion fireplace for the really cold months, polished hardwood floors, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, an eclectic mix of quality antique and modern furniture, a covered verandah with comfy seating and a view of the river from every room, this free standing self contained one bedroom studio cabin offers a beautiful and peaceful place to relax, get close to nature, and soak up the vibrant mix of old time and alternative cultures that the region is renown for.

An optional attached art studio is also available.

More Details

Marion Purnell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018


Darkwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 107 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Easy Street Retreat - River Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Lovely, peaceful haven

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage. Great views over the river and the sound of the river is really relaxing. Fire was burning when we arrived which was great, because it was really cold at night! We had everything we needed and Marion, the owner, was extremely helpful. I would echo those who say the cooking facilities are a bit limited, but we managed fine. This is my second visit and I always enjoy going! Thanks Marion!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we hoped it would be. Upon arrival the fire was cosily burning with plenty of wood cut and stacked for us for our stay. Music, movies, the gorgeous river and trees beyond the verandah, a comfortable bed, and a well equipped kitchen met all our needs. Strawberries, chocolates and home made jam were a lovely and generous surprise. Thank you so much Marion, it was a really lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Thora, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best time starting at Easy Street. It was absolutely stunning and suited our little family perfectly. River cottage had the perfect mix of modern and old and we were captured by the fire place which we really really enjoyed. Our little three year old says "I loved the lolly shop!" That's in Belligen and yes, we did spend a bit of time there :) We picked fruit, we danced, we made food, we floated down the freezing river in an inflatable ring, we played with dogs, we walked the river, we made really good friends with the horses accross the road and just geniulely had a good time. Thanks Easy Street!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Quiet and private by the river

  • 4 of 5

We had a really nice time by the river. Very relaxed and comfortable away from all hassle. We enjoyed the verandah with river views, the living area with the fire place and the privacy. Very comfortable bed and all things you find are in good shape and very clean. The owner is very accommodating without interfering our privacy including the dogs that we never heard. The bird life is great. Only if you are cooking for yourself the facilities are limited so check with the owner who gives you list of inclusions if you are fuzzy about cooking. The drive from Bellingen is very pleasant and easy. Therefore it's a very affordable option to have a good time while enjoying the goodies of the area and staying closed to nature.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the lovely River Cottage, really comfortable & well set up with everything we required & also had fun adventures checking out the river, wildlife & beautiful countryside :)) A great little get away - thank you very much!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Relaxing and lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at Easy Street Retreat. It is in a beautiful location with river views. Marion has decorated with much thought and detail and the extra touches were appreciated. As was the fireplace. We were certainly looked after and would like to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Bellinger River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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