Lovely, organic, self catering cottage, 20 min from Byron Bay, set amongst abundant green with creek trickling past consisting of a comfortable open plan living room, vegetarian kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. A private, happy space for nature lovers to relax and rejuvenate in.
Mill Cottage is a gentle, nourishing, organic place, private, cosy and comfy with organic cotton sheets and towels. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other two single beds. The cottage is ideally suited for 2 to 4 people (base rate is for 2 sharing 1 bedroom, see “Guest access” below). For families with more than 2 children (up to 4) we can provide an additional (camp) bed or 2. There is plenty of wildlife including platypus, tortoises, kingfishers, the occasional Koala plus many different birds and other wildlife.
Our property is certified organic and the use of organic non toxic products in all areas is our norm. If you would be inspired to a similar approach during your stay we would much appreciate it. Cleaning products and kitchen essentials are supplied.
Guests have access to the whole of Mill Cottage which is totally self contained with garden and outdoor sitting area. Please note that if you are paying for just 2 guests the 2nd bedroom will not be accessible unless you require separate bedrooms in which case we charge the extra person rate to cover for cleaning etc. If this is the case please book for 3 guests.
We will be on hand to answer any questions but our house is at the other end of our 28 acres property. Mill cottage has a separate access driveway and is not near our house at all. We respect our guests' privacy. Once you have arrived, if we are around, we will come by to say hello and make sure you have everything you need.
This beautiful sub tropical area surely does not need any introduction so just a few things to make sure you have an accurate picture of the cottage's location which is in a wonderful, natural setting with a dam nearby which has platypus, tortoises, kingfishers plus other wildlife frequenting it so if you are up early and quiet you usually get to see them. The cottage is private but not isolated, there are other houses in the neighbourhood, with the nearest neighbour approximately 80metres away as the crow flies. Also there is, across a leafy green courtyard, approximately 7 metres away, another small cottage. This cottage is currently not in use.
There are many farmers' markets and other markets in the area plus wholefood shops. It is easy to buy certified organic produce in the area and we would like to encourage you to treat yourself to this. Also nearby is Crystal Castle which is definitely worth a visit!
You need your own transport to get to and from the cottage which is set in the beautiful rolling green hinterland of Byron Bay. Mullumbimby is the nearest, only 10 minutes by car. The beaches of Byron Bay are only 25min away, Lismore is 45min and Ballina also.
We would like to encourage guests to enjoy getting away from it all.
Please note, there is no mobile phone reception at the cottage itself but there is a telephone in the cottage for your use. The internet is included (normal usage applies) but for outgoing phone calls you will be charged what it cost us. A schedule with the costs is provided and we will decuct from the security bond the payment of your phone use charges after your stay unless you have left the correct amount by the phone in the container provided for this.
The dam is not fenced and any one staying with children needs to be sure to keep a close eye on them as it is not easy to see anything in the water below the surface. When my children were still small and out on their own near the dam I would put life jackets on them just in case.
Please note that we do not have special children's guests rates, they are counted as full guests as we have found that we usually need to do more cleaning after children have been staying. However, we do provide for them in the way of some toys and books, fire guard around wood burning stove when in use, 2 extra (camp) beds, a potty, a baby bassinet and a baby bath when needed. If you are a family of more than 4 small children your 5th and 6th child up to the age of five can stay without charge as long as they share your bed and linen.