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Afterglow Cottages
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Stress Free”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Afterglow cottages, what a spectacular destination. From the moment you arrive, the welcome from Agnes and Geoff, the gourmet food they provide, the stress free environment. We can't thank you enough for one of the most amazing weekend getaways that we have ever had. See you again soon. xoxo

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had a wonderful time staying at afterglow cottages. Agnes and Geoff are lovely. Most relaxing time we have ever had. Would move to Bellingen in a heart beat. Thank you Agnes and Geoff for the best break we have ever had. One week was not enough. And remember if you need partners. :) x

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Afterglow Cottages are nestled into a peaceful hill near the Kalang River. We stayed in the Main Cottage overlooking a beautiful forest and swimming hole. Jeff and Agnes are the perfect hosts, leaving a well stocked fridge full of gourmet treats & beautiful fresh eggs, it was a pleasure meeting the hens who laid them. The outdoor bath is sensational for lying back gazing at the stars. The cottage is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. We had such a great weekend and will be back for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I highly recommend the Afterglow Cottages to anyone who wants to escape "the busy life". A great place to relax, unwind, de-stress and enjoy life.
A cute, cosy, private and romantic stay with a complementary bottle of wine on arrival, a cheese platter and yummy bacon and eggs supplied for brekky the next day.
A secret hideaway that`s very reasonably priced!
Some glowing features of the dairy cottage are: A modern kitchen with all new appliances, a comfy lounge to snuggle up on and watch dvds, floor to ceiling tiling throughout the bathroom, 2 x shower heads in a spacious modern wet room with a glass panel in the shower for viewing the beautiful outdoor greenery. Also, I must mention how comfy the bed was, a great nights sleep.
Now, the star of our stay was the very private outdoor spa bath on the deck. After exploring the welcoming town during the day, the spa is a great way to relax with a glass of complementary wine and watch the sun set behind the trees. Thanks for the amazing weekend, it was just what we needed! 5 STARS

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Everything about Afterglow Cottages is a delight. We stayed in the converted Dairy Cottage, with a wonderful outlook over rolling green hills. The cottage is very comfortable and cosy with all modern conveniences, but the standouts are the outdoor bath (highly recommended) and the huge floor-to-ceiling window and twin showers in the bathroom. Add to this the scrumptuous antipasto and wine provided on arrival and provisions for the first morning's breakfast. I must also mention the incredibly friendly (but not intrusive) service from our hosts, Agnes and Jeff. The local cows and birds are a delight as well. Whether it's for relaxation, a romantic getaway or just a base to explore Bellingen, this is a great spot. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Armidale, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Thankyou to Agnes for the most sensational weekend... We went away to celebrate our anniversary and Afterglow is such a beautiful romantic spot you couldn't wish for more! We bathed under the stars in the middle of winter with a glass of champagne. You have fresh robes and towels, an amazingly comfortable bed, breakfast provisions which we stretched out to two mornings. Agnes was kind enough to book us into the local restaurant which I had heard so much about and also drive us there herself as there is only one taxi in Bellingen. I would stay here again for sure and I WILL be recommending my friends!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I booked 2 nights at the Afterglow Cottages to celebrate my partner’s birthday, but it ended up being a celebration of our engagement. I’ve stayed in lots of hotels of different qualities, and can honestly say that I’ve never received better customer service from start to finish. Agnes was a wonderful host. She was really friendly during the booking process, and gave us such a warm welcome when we arrived it was like greeting an old friend. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, so peaceful and romantic, and felt like we were at home, albeit a very luxurious one! Agnes had put canapés and a bottle of bubbly in the fridge ready for our arrival, and provisions for breakfast in the morning, as well as some chocolates to congratulate us on our engagement. Her hospitality even extended to driving us into the village for dinner on our second night! I can’t recommend Afterglow Cottages enough – thank you so much Agnes for everything, and we will no doubt be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Afterglow Cottages
Address: 259 Kalang Rd, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Bellingen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Afterglow Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself to a romantic getaway or relaxing break in an atmosphere of luxury and simple elegance, amid 30 acres of rolling green hills and native woodland. Afterglow’s two spacious self-contained cottages have full kitchen, air-con, queen-size bed, double shower with a view, large deck with BBQ and spa. Enjoy the sunset from your private deck, indulge in a relaxing spa under the stars or just sit back and watch the native birds and wallabies, And lots more. ... more   less 
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