Just completed our 3rd visit for 3 nights at this fantastic Tuscan retreat on top of a beautiful hilltop just outside Bellingen. Suzanne and Fritz are excellent hosts, very giving, easy to get along with, and very knowledgeable about the surrounding community as well as providing their International flair to the whole experience. Their commitment to great customer service is evident immediately on arrival, tea and cakes (Suzanne just "whips them up" - so good!) and the chance to come down at your own speed after any journey, before heading into town for a great range of dining options, then returning to a log fire in the living room for a glass of port and relaxing music on the box. The next day you wake to an amazing breakfast (5 different mains, 3 beautiful yoghurts, organic coffee grown in Byron Bay) and the attentive but relaxed service by Fritz, and you are set for the day...if you get up from the breakfast table before late morning!! The 3 rooms are all different, but have everything you need to come down in comfort. Lemons, Limes and Guava trees are grown on the large and secluded property and several country walks are easily accessed from the property (through various fence gates, wooded areas and rural quiet). We will continue to return to this great hideaway, and the other guests we met at breakfast have all felt the same...amazed at the find!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to CasaBelle Country Guest House, your luxury B&B escape in Bellingen, New South Wales.This purpose-built Tuscan villa rests atop a hill just five minutes drive from central Bellingen, offering spectacular views of the Bellinger Valley and Dorrigo Plateau.CasaBelle features three individually furnished guest rooms with private entrances from a central courtyard - each complete with an ensuite and L'Occitane toiletries, air conditioning, luxurious Italian bed linen, fresh fruit, and a private terrace from which guests can explore over 12 acres of landscaped gardens. A shared lounge with open fire is also available to guests.Tariffs include afternoon tea on arrival, a sumptuous fully-cooked breakfast using fresh, local ingredients, and a late checkout.Located half-way between Sydney and Brisbane, Bellingen is a vibrant town offering quality dining, shopping, and outdoor activities. Explore nearby heritage-listed Dorrigo Plateau National Park, hike and bike the local trails, or enjoy a swim at one of many pristine beaches just 15 minutes drive away. We look forward to seeing you! ... more less