Created by nature loving artists this beautiful Moroccan/Balinese styled house is exquisitely appointed with detailed finishes through out. The hand crafted wrought iron staircase built by a local blacksmith is the centre piece of the atrium where two upstairs bedrooms contain a queen bed and two single beds in each room. The media room /third bedroom has two double futon beds. Accommodation for up to 12 people or an intimate private couple retreat.
BBQ and Balcony
The kitchen centrally located in the house has a door leading to the balcony that wraps around the house on three sides. The BBQ is located outside perfectly protected from the weather where you can sit and relax overlooking the orchard and golden cane palm trees. It’s a great place to sip coffee in the morning and watch the birds. The view from the front of the balcony is of the district towards the coast where the town of Bellingen is located. The view from the back is of the mountain Old Man Dreaming.
The fully equipped kitchen is a cooks delight. The designer planned the kitchen to be open and it invites you to walk freely in a triangle from the sink to the stove to the fridge. It has plenty of elbow room for more than one cook. For your convenience the kitchen is equipped with a large family size fridge, gas cooktop, large electric oven, microwave, electric fry pan, pots and pans, food preparation utensils, lots of pantry storage for longer term stays and because we know it’s important great sharp knives, olive oil for cooking, salt, pepper, sauces and condiments. Milk, sugar, tea and coffee will be provided for your enjoyment. The freezer will be stocked with some boxed commercially packaged (labelled with prices) items such as frozen fish pieces, chicken schnitzel, sausages and bread so you can arrive and relax straight away and pay when you go.
ECO Friendly toilet
It looks like a standard toilet but “Clive” (the loo with a beautiful bush view) is a specially designed composting toilet. The Clivus Multrum toilet is made here in Australia and is an environmentally friendly alternative to on site sewage processing. Special microbes process the waste which is eventually safe and beneficial for use on the orchard.
ECO Friendly Shower
All water is collected on the very large roof of the house and stored in water tanks at the top of the property. The water is heated by solar panels and stored in a water tank that gravity feeds to the two showers. One of the showers is outside hidden in a private nook of the garden where the waste water feeds the lush tropical gardens. The other shower is inside the house and the waste water is piped to a grey water pond located near the Lychee and Banana trees. We provide eco friendly shampoo and conditioner and make available (for you to purchase) locally produced products to use and take home as a souvenir from your stay.
ECO Friendly Washing Machine
The front loader is a modern water and power efficient model. We supply the washing detergent to ensure that our guests are using eco friendly products safe for our grey water system. There is an outdoor hills hoist as well as a modern power efficient front loading clothes dryer which collects the water to be reused in the grey water system.
ECO Friendly Recycling
We take bottles and cans to the recycling centre at Connell Park in Bellingen. We also deposit cardboard at the Raleigh transfer station. In the kitchen a container is provided for food scraps to take out to the compost.
The property is on 14 acres of natural rainforest land with 5 acres developed. Guests are welcome to wander around the home compound and orchard. You will have your own parking and driveway. 50 metres away from the house hidden behind shrubbery, there is a separate fenced off area where the owners live out the back accessed by a second driveway. 150 metres away, the third driveway leads to the workshop and the caretakers Mongolian Yurt which is strictly private and we hope that you will be able to respect that as we will respect your quiet enjoyment of our beautiful property. We understand natural curiosity and will be happy to arrange by appointment a viewing of our magnificent orange MongolianYurt. There are in total 8 Mongolian Yurts on the property as part of our Eco Tourism business. You may see some Workawayers in the garden doing various property maintenance and gardening jobs as this is a working farm. Ask us where the track is that leads to the creek. You can lay in the cool natural spring water pools and cool off. The property has ponds and natural water features that are not fenced off.
We allow you to bring your dog. We provide next to the house a shaded wire mesh enclosure with a dog sleeper box, water and food bowls. This is so you can leave your pet in a safe place while you visit near by National Parks. We request that the dog is kept on a lead whilst outside this enclosure. Dogs love a romp in the the creek so enjoy. We request that only lap dogs or very well behaved dogs join you inside the house but not in the bedrooms please.
All floors except the tiled bathroom are polished wood inside and painted wood outside for a clean easy to live live in feel. The furniture is very simple and has been set up in a way to make you feel relaxed as very little effort is required to keep it looking tidy and in place. The house is exclusively used as guest accommodation so you will not find yourself chasing your kids to not touch little things. The third media/bedroom has a games cupboard, books and TV. Yoga mats are provided.
There are a lot of birds including our friend “Cramer” the Regent Satin Bower bird. Binoculars and a bird identification book are provided. At night the sound of a quacking duck hopping is the bandicoot. We have Padimellons (little kangaroos) and rainforest wallabies especially in the driveway at dawn and dusk. It is possible to see large bats, micro bats, Tawny Frogmouths, goannas, snakes, water skinks, small marsipuals and bush turkeys. The sound of nature and being in a place alive with the symphony of sounds is a wonderful experience. You may hear frogs particularly after rain and black cockatoos eating the bunya nuts.
Lots of Mangoes, passion fruit, bananas, lychee, locquat, jaboticaba, white sapotes, black sapote, pecans, mulberry, grapefruit, mandarin, lemon, lime, kaffir lime, black figs, star fruit, dragon fruits, native quandong, persimmon, strawberry guava, pineapple guava, Brazilian cherry, pineapple, kiwi fruit, pomegranate, green olive
Eco Friendly Cooling and heating
The roof is beautiful so laying in bed you can look up into the A frame and there is plenty of light through the big picture windows. The building was designed to breathe which is why it has never had air conditioning installed. The temperature is naturally adjusted by opening and closing louver windows upstairs and down. This also works in reverse keeping the heat in in winter. This is eco friendly on the power consumption as we don’t have an air conditioner. Of course if we have extremely hot weather like a heat wave this will affect the temperatures no matter where you go. The roof cavity has been filled with 7cm bats of pure wool for a very high end insulation that is extremely efficient. The house is comfortable and in winter the fire place keeps it warm. You just need to put wood in the fire box which gives your stay a nice country living feel. The chairs in the main room are lightweight cane and can be easily moved closer to the fire in a U shape which is a nice way to enjoy watching the fire. It is romantic too!
The two bedrooms upstairs are the same. Each has a queen bed and two single beds.The Media/third bedroom has a door that closes internally. Mosquito nets are provided for your comfort however for most of the time these would not be necessary.
This beautiful 14 acre property only 15 minutes drive from Bellingen is like no other.
Boarded by Dorrigo National Park on two boundaries this private rainforest pocket on the side of the mountain called Old Man Dreaming is a natural wonderland.
Noonggalli is located in Gleniffer, near the township of Bellingen New South Wales, Australia. We find it easier to describe the location as Gordonville as we are located quite close to the Upper Bellingen river crossing called Gordonville Crossing. If you have a 4WD it is an easy 8 minute drive into Bellingen along Waterfall Way which is the road that comes down the mountain from Dorrigo. Otherwise the scenic route that takes 15 minutes to Bellingen on the sealed road. There is another unsealed in part road that joins Waterfall Way and its is a nice country drive if you want a short cut to Dorrigo.
The area is renowned for natural beauty and stunning swimming holes. A perfect place to unwind and get back to nature. The town of Bellingen is a vibrant place with loads of interesting festivities in the arts, music, culture and has a great community atmosphere. Visit the markets, and near by beaches at Urunga and Sawtell or spend the day in Dorrigo exploring the National Park walking tracks. Gleniffer/ Gordonville is a great central location between mountain top and ocean shore and a half hour drive in either direction rewards you with a variety of experiences.
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Gleniffer, Nuovo Galles del Sud, Australia