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Cottonwood - Luxury in the Country

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Located just 10 minutes from Bellingen NSW on a 61 acre farm, this luxurious boutique accommodation, caters for couples, honeymooners and wedding guests who are looking for a unique experience amidst stunning surroundings.

Set in the picturesque Gleniffer Valley (also known as The Promised Land), Cottonwood Cottage has been designed to delight your senses and soothe your soul. Enjoy witnessing the changing colours on the horizon as the sun rises, whilst being cocooned in the most sumptuous king size bed ever!

The Cottage is an airy, newly built, Hampton's style barn crafted by one of Bellingen's finest builders, to cater for discerning guests who appreciate accommodation of outstanding quality. It is immediately warm and welcoming, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail and an abundance of thoughtful touches.

As your hosts, we too have had many experiences staying away from home. Some have been wonderful...others not so. We have poured our love and experience into Cottonwood, in the hope that your stay here will top all others.

Complimenting our original 100 year old farm house, Cottonwood Cottage is private, luxuriously appointed and fully self contained.

Here is a very recent comment from one of our Guests.

One word " AMAZING"

" Everything from the beginning to the end has been wonderful, excellent and super memorable! Thank you to Gayle who even offered to pick me up from town as hubby was still at work. Now that's what I call country hospitality.

It is so refreshing to finally go and stay away from home and actually feel like you have never left. All the amazing, special and thought out homely touches really do make a difference and made our time here even more special. We really appreciate places that really make the effort to truly welcome their guests.

You definitely have one of the most beautiful pieces of Australia here and I cant wait to tell people about our stay. Decor amazing and inspiring and I am walking away so motivated by many of your books. Thank you again. We will definitely be back.

The BEST place we have EVER stayed at!!

Melissa and Nick Hemming 19th September 2014


A secluded Retreat - Cottonwood Cottage is set back from the road so you've no traffic noise to disturb you. Compromising of a studio room complete with a hidden flat screen Apple TV, extensive movie library, Bose iPod dock and Nano loaded with holiday mixes to help keep you in the mood. Ultra comfortable king sized bed with egyptian cotton linen and luxurious duck and goose down doona and pillows, ensuring you sleep soundly.

Library - We have loved curating our collection of magazines, interior design books, biographies, short stories and novels for the library, so now we invite you to relax, curl up and get cosy with your favorite choice.

Bathroom - a classically elegant french-inspired bathroom featuring a large shower for two, heated floor with french tiles, heated towel rail, marble bench top, luxe toiletries, sumptuous towels... and regular feedback tells us, the best hairdryer ever!

Kitchen - is equipped with double gas hotplate and small under bench fridge, butler's sink and condiments. Outside is a Weber BBQ where you can cook up a roast chicken if needed. We also supply a mezze selection of cheeses, olives, crackers and a complimentary bottle of wine to help you unwind.

Breakfast Provisions - organic muesli, fruit and juice, fresh free range eggs, tomatoes,mushrooms, local fresh crusty sourdough bread and conserves, nespresso coffee and a selection of loose leaf organic teas.

The Outdoor Bathroom - is equipped with hot and cold shower and bath for early morning bathing in the mist, or evening candle lit baths.


There is plenty to entice you around the beautiful Bellingen Shire, however be warned...the cottage will envelope you with its beauty, style and a level of silence, rarely you may not want to leave during your stay.

With spectacular mountain views and four hundred meters of Never Never River frontage, you will be delighted with the abundant birdlife and will no doubt be mesmerized by their hilarious daily parade.

Relax on the verandah, suitable for outdoor dining or your morning coffee. Follow the sun around for amazing sunrises and sunsets behind the mountains of the Dorrigo plateau and The World Heritage National Park.

We provide a picnic basket, beach towels and portable sun loungers, if you would like to prepare your own lunch and head down to our very own private Never Never swimming hole, with turtles and platypus or alternatively, head to one of our stunning local beaches. Also available for your use and enjoyment are two mountain bikes...and many trails to explore.

A fresh alternative to a hotel for short or extended stays, live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Make yourself at home, relax and enjoy this special place. It is our pleasure to share it with you.

Unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for children or pets

No smoking inside


It could be the friendly pavement cafes, the architecture of the historic Hammond and Wheatley building, the aroma of freshly baked sourdough; it could be the lively open air markets, the many annual festivals or it could be the World Heritage National Park, but there is something about Bellingen that delights its visitors and keeps them coming back again and again. The main street has many tales to tell, shops to explore and is a bustle with character. A haven for creative's, expect to be delighted by Bellingen's simplicity, warmth and down-to-earth atmosphere.

Enjoy discovering it for yourselves or chat to us for ideas to complete your visit.


Cottonwood Cottage is the latest inspiration from Affirmations Publishing House owners, Suzanne and Daniel Maher. Cottonwood Farm is an ever- evolving project, and similar to our business philosophy, we imagine that it will continue to grow and evolve, so expect to be delighted by something new and beautiful every time you visit.


Ali and Paul - Palm Beach Sydney - 16-19 November 2013

Thank you so much Suzi and Dan for the wonderful stay at Cottonwood Cottage. Stepping inside this amazing place was like stepping into dreamland. Everything was immaculate and the attention to detail was exceptional. The cottage has been decorated with so much love and care which made us feel at home immediately. Three days here at Cottonwood Gleniffer was the perfect medicine for these two stressed out Sydney siders!!

Thanks so much for your kind hospitality.

Mick and Margot - 20th-26th July 2013

Thanks so much for such a relaxing and restful honeymoon. Cottonwood was the perfect spot. Thank you for your hospitality and all your attention to detail that made it such a special place to stay. We hope to come back one day!

David and Karla Miller - 8-11th Jan, 2013

What a special place you have created here! The stunning natural scenery, the peace and quite broken only by the sound of birds..we felt SO relaxed. The cottage is gorgeous and impeccably styled, with every consideration having been taken into account. You have provided every little touch a visitor could hope for and more. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Scott and Kim Parry -Jones - 12-14th October, 2012

Cottonwood Cottage has gotten it "right". As seasoned B and B'ers, we have stayed in many beautiful places, but Cottonwood has the fine details down pat! So much beauty both inside and out, so peaceful, so relaxing. My husband appreciated the "techno side"... enough powerpoints, movies and music and I could have stayed until I had read every magazine and book!

Meredith and Lucas Quinlan - 1st-4th April 2013

Dear Suzi and Dan,

Thankyou for a beautiful stay in your cottage. You have done such a wonderful job creating a gorgeous setting for a holiday...and the decorating is impeccable. Thanks for the little extras that we didn't expect too.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
1 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gleniffer, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 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:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Cottonwood - Luxury in the Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very relaxing and peaceful. All amenities and inclusions were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing taste and detail

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely come back.

One of the best properties we've stayed at.

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

Cottonwood Cottage far exceeded all of our expectations! The surrounding property is picturesque and the cottage has everything you would need, and more, for a magical stay. We lost count of the number of thoughtful touches provided throughout the cottage. It is peaceful and private and completely relaxing. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making this an absolutely luxurious escape and that's exactly what it is!

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Romantic Birthday Escape

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Place! Gayle was excellent. Bellingen was very hot but the river was close by and the cottage very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Cottonwood. The property itself was so beautiful and we felt extremely pampered. Where Cottonwood is situated is so magnificent and we even enjoyed a dip in their private river spot. I would most definitely recommend Cottonwood for those who appreciate an experience of beauty and tranquility. We will most definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Most wonderful and relaxing romantic getaway ever

  • 5 of 5

Bliss. Perfect. Faultless. Gentle. My partner and I spent our sixth anniversary at Cottonwood - a one bedroom private cottage on a property bordering the Never Never River on the outskirts of Bellingen, NSW. After a long day in the car, we were greeted with an immaculate and well-presented space that had us pinching ourselves for all three nights of our stay: we woke to views of misty eucalypt mountains and birdsong, spent afternoons reading from the cottage's diverse and contemporary library, and spent evenings next to the wood stove sipping wine and marvelling at our luck. The cottage is also equipped with a modest kitchen, a homely table, two lovely armchairs for reading and a bed as big and soft as the afternoon sky. The bathroom and walk-in wardrobe are both set separately behind the main space. There is also a porch, hifi (with playlists curated to suit your stay), and a well-stocked fridge (jam, eggs, bread, and enough other things to keep us content).

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Bellingen, Never Never River


Rates & Availability


  • 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 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $350 per stay

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