Our family of adults recently stayed in Bellbird cottage. The setting and its environs are beautiful. The interior, however, leaves alot to be desired. While the beds were comfy, the sheets were clean and electric blankets were welcome on a cold night the good points finish here. The kitchen looked like it was a 100 years old with the interior of the cupboards looking like they hadn't been touched since the 1950s. It was the most uninviting place to go into first thing in the morning.The furniture in the lounge was so old and shabby (dirty almost) that we never once sat in it. It would appear that the whole of the cottage is furnished with cast offs that no one would want and understandably so. A box of eggs, a tip top white sliced loaf, bacon and woolies homebrand butter does not constitute a gourmet breakfast by any standards. Meanwhile windowsills, floors and some walls/coving are very dusty and the whole place feels like it needs a good clean. The literature in the (sticky and shabby) welcome folder are years old too - indicative of the lack of attention to detail that the owners pay to their cottages. Ironically, with a little bit of monetary investment and TLC this cottage could be lovely but until then we advise you to spend your money elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Bellbird And Swallows Mount View, Greater Newcastle, Australia