Fernridge Farm Cottage

2 bedroom Cottage for rent in Bellingen

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Min nights: 1 - 2

$150.50 - $190.00*per dayprice range estimate for 2 guests*

Guest rating: 5 / 18 reviews

Fernridge Farm Cottage

Fernridge Farm Cottage is a 100 year old cottage, built by one of the original settler families in the Bellingen district. The cottage faces north toward the Bellinger River and the mountains of the Dorrigo escarpment, and offers absolute privacy. In 2010 it was featured on "Better Homes and Gardens".

 Fernridge Farm Cottage is:  

  • Fully self contained, with fireplace, airconditioning, and ceiling fans
  • Two bedrooms, sleeping six people comfortably, with electric blankets and home-grown alpaca doonas on the beds
  • In a commanding position on top of a hill with absolutely stunning rural valley and mountain views
  • Enveloped by wrap-around verandas, with the front deck recently doubled in size (not shown in the photos) to give ample outside living space; shady in summer, sun-soaked in winter
  • Surrounded by a large flat lawn, ideal for children and the young at heart
  • An alpaca stud where you can see baby alpacas, tame deer and plenty of birds and other wildlife
  • A serene, quiet environment ideal for families or anyone needing time off from a busy life
  • Absolutely safe for children - half a kilometre off the road and away from water sources
  • Four kilometres (5 minutes' drive) west of Bellingen along Waterfall Way, the road to Dorrigo and Armidale
  • Pet friendly; we welcome your dog or cat, or in fact any animal, but please check first

The cottage features...

  • Flat screen digital TV, DVD player
  • CD stereo
  • Magazines, books, and DVDs
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning, and ceiling fans
  • Wood burning stove with an ample supply of firewood

A fully equipped, kitchen, replaced in early 2010, complete with

  • Microwave
  • Full sized fridge/freezer
  • Stove
  • Provisions for breakfast on your first morning.

Two bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed, one with twin singles. There are electric blankets on the beds, and alpaca doonas for winter. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge. Fernridge is fully supplied with quality linen and a guarantee of a great night's sleep.

The bathroom was renovated in February 2010, and is a sight to see! In 2012 a laundry with washing machine and dryer was built onto the verandah.

Fernridge has a variety of comfortable chairs on its wrap around verandahs, with a gas BBQ and outdoor eating area. The lawn surrounding the cottage is large, well maintained and frequented by a number of native animals, including bandicoots, wallabies, possums, echidnas and a large variety of birds.

Apart from alpacas, currently numbering about 20, we also have a pet chital deer, a fluffy white dog called Shelley and a large friendly pointer called Ralph who likes nothing more than to play with children. Our eclectic collection of chooks allows us to include the freshest of eggs in your initial breakfast provisions, and we welcome your children's help in collecting the eggs. We often have little chickens to provide extra entertainment.

We are generally happy for you to bring your pet - Fernridge is dog friendly - but please talk to us first so that we can confirm its suitability and welcome.

Recently, a guest left the following (unprompted) comment:

"Fernridge Cottage, the delightful garden, the stunning view, the birds, the attention to detail and comfort, all create an unforgettable ambience. Wow! We leave reluctantly and look forward to returning".

Lyn & Ken, Dec. 2010

and another.....

"I am writing to let you know how much we loved Fernridge and will always recommend it. The cottage was just lovely and the outlook amazing. But what was really appreciated was the small personal touches you had done. The milk, bread, eggs and other things in the cottage made it by far the standout place we stayed during our holiday."

Louise, Micah, Max, Ari and Rhys, May 2012

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1673 Waterfall Way, Bellingen NSW 2454, Australia

Laundry facilities
No smoking
Pets Welcome Outdoors
BBQ - Gas
CD Player
Accept VISA
Accept MasterCard
24 hour reception
Air conditioning
Linen supplied
Undercover or off street parking
Log fires
Fans (ceiling/standard)
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Continental breakfast provisions available
Gas open fire
Faxing Facilities
Baby Cot
Pets Welcome Indoors
Videos/DVDs Supplied
Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking
Bath towels provided
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Everything about 'Fernridge Cottage' is excellent- comfortable, quiet and first class facilities.5/5 by , NSW
Everything was perfect...... have recommended to others and definately staying again.5/5 by ,
This cottage was just perfect for a short break. It was extremely comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. The view was to die for and the alpaca's entertained our young baby for days. If you want to escape the grind of city life and breath some fresh country air and do nothing. Then this is the place.5/5 by ,
Booking procedure very easy and friendly. Lovely property. Would happily stay again.5/5 by ,
A lovely little cottage in a wonderful location. We'll definately stay again - but for longer!!5/5 by ,
We have just spent 4 nights at the cottage and loved it. It's spotlessly clean, comfortable bed (unusual to find), generous supplies for breakfast and a beautiful outlook. It's only 5 minutes to Bellingen, yet out in the countryside with great views and very private. Only minor negative was the sound of traffic on the road about 500m away, but this stopped at night. We highly recommend this cottage and plan to return.5/5 by ,
We have stayed in this friendly warm country house 3 times now and each time we wish we could stay longer! Comfortable beds, shiny new bathroom and wonderous views! Not to mention the warm welcome and fresh bread and jams waiting for us.5/5 by ,
Warmly greeted by delightful owners, Fernridge Farm Cottage certainly lived up to it's expectations. The cottage was presented immaculately with nice breakfast provisions in the fridge, clean and comfy beds, and plenty of room to wander around. We sat on the verandas and soaked in that awesome view. We didn't want the weekend to end ! Dan and his Mum5/5 by ,
Beautiful vista. Home had charm, and the atmosphere was very welcoming overall.5/5 by ,
i loved it! beautiful country and a classic old cottage. the bed was so comfortable i could've slept forever - but i was lured away every morning by the natural beauty of the area. excellent new bathroom and kitchen too. judy & rick are outstanding hosts. billy sep 2010.5/5 by ,
Lovely old cottage with the comforts of home in a scenically lovely location with gorgeous views to the mountains in the disctance. I really don't want to say too much in case I encourage too many people to visit, as I plan to keep coming back. I've already booked in my next stay.5/5 by , NSW
The standard of the cottage is excellent and the people who run it are very friendly and helpful. Set in an absolutely gorgeous setting looking out over the valley close to the lovely township of Bellingen, which has everything you may need that is not provided. Was lovely on arrival to find everything in the fridge needed for breakfast including 2l of milk.5/5 by , NSW
the cottage is perfect with an excellent veranda for reading and drinks. The close proximity to the really interesting town of Bellingen made it unnecessary to prepare meals on our short stay. Our dogs sometimes get nervous in new places however settled in immediately as if at home. We have already tried to re book for one of the coming festivals but were beaten to it.5/5 by , NSW
Staying at Fernridge Cottage was a home away from home; location was perfect, just a short drive into Bellingen. The cottage has been lovingly restored and was perfect for the three of us. Judy is very friendly, helpful and non-intrusive. We have really enjoyed our stay, lovely at night and all the birds in the trees in the mornings. And thanks to Judy we now know much more about alpacas. Nina, Steve and Tigger - October 20075/5 by , NSW
Very comfortable, well prepared and an excellent experience. Both me and my dog were very happy staying in the cottage. I'll recommend it to others.5/5 by , NSW
Very enjoyable. The accommodation had everything that we needed and more than we expected. We loved the place!!! We would return at the drop of a hat.5/5 by , QLD
Everything about ‘Fernridge Cottage’ is excellent- comfortable, quiet and first class facilities.5/5 by , NSW
Our stay was absolutely fantastic. The house was beautiful, clean and very welcome when we arrived :-) I could not fault the house whatsoever.5/5 by , NSW
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