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Kumbaingiri Retreat

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful home away from home plus more. We've rented this home several times over the years. Its well maintained and has all the amenities including spa, wood fire pizza oven, bbq, and a large fully equiped kitchen. Our family of 4 (2 young children) are love coming here to relax and enjoy the post card surroundings.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stunning house with a lush garden that everything you need and beyond. Loved the pizza-oven, the spacious rooms and the jacuzzi out front. Clean, tidy and well kept! A place to remember and a place I'd return to any given day.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We ( 4 adults and 4 children ) spent 3 blissful days at this gorgeous retreat soaking up the lush , green beauty of the surroundings . The property itself is superbly comfortable and spacious , with plenty of nooks to lie about and relax both inside and outside . This is my 4th visit to Kumbaingiri and each time...

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Thank vibekemurphy
Mount Tamborine, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I have just spent 2 nights at this wonderful home with 2 others for a "girls weekend". What a great place for a relaxing weekend away. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and its just a few k's out of town. We had one of the best weekends ever. We certainly plan to return.

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Thank Alison M
Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of eight (of all ages) had a stunning 5 night stay in this blissful haven. The house was perfect. Lots of space to relax, so many little nooks and crannies to enjoy a glass of wine or a meal. The grounds were lovingly tended and we felt very privileged to be there on the hill looking out at...

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Thank Terry R
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

The moment we walked into kumbaingiri we felt at home & instantly relaxed. The owners have thought of everything with this property. Stylish, modern, comfortable & lots of exploring to do around the property & down to the river bed. We wished we stayed an extra few nights! We have already started planning our return

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Kumbaingiri retreat is in a beautiful part of the country, dramatic hills and a sparkling river, nestled just outside of Bellingen. We only spent 5 days with another couple, but wished we could have spent a month. The house is beautiful and furnished like you are in someones home, not just a holiday house. Sitting in the spa, watching the...

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Thank eurobarbie
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We recently spent a week at Kumbaingiri Retreat with our teenage and pre-teen children and had an amazing time. My partner is a friend of a friend of the owner and I didn’t believe his descriptions, until I arrived and realized he had actually undersold us and understated just how beautiful Kumbaingiri is. It is private, stylish, beautifully appointed inside,...

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Thank Stephen S
Aussie in London
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Even though there was a mix up on the dates for our booking, the owner Stephen went out of his way to get the house prepared for our arrival. All of the previous reviews are correct in that this is a lovely place to stay. The house is very comfortable and and the grounds are well maintained. The location isn't...

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Byron bay
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A group of girlfriends and myself spent a couple mid week days at the retreat and enjoyed the quiet life for the duration of our stay. The kitchen was well equipped for the feasts we prepared and the fire place and jacuzzi were added luxuries to a wonderfully relaxing get away. I highly recommend a visit, we will be back!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kumbaingiri is a unique country retreat. Stylish, luxurious, well appointed, private and well designed its the perfect place to go for a week or a weekend. Most guests return within months and we have a number who have spent time with us every year since it opened. What makes it special? Its the attention to detail in terms of design and fixtures and fittings, its location, the quality of the appointments its privacy and at the same time proximity to Bellingen and the amazing beaches of Mylstom/Repton, Sawtell and others. About the Retreat The Retreat was built with the assistance of well regarded Sydney interior designer Pia Francesca, the design brief was simple 'a modern, airy take on a typical sprawling Australian country house, must have wide verandas!'. The road was put in, the top of the hill where the Retreat is, was leveled and as the Retreat was built the garden was established.. In later years additional land was purchased and the property size increased to ~ 100 acres, with the land extending to both sides of the river with the Southern border being the Kalang Road. Upon arrival. The retreat will be open for your arrival. You will note that apart from the one bathroom there are NO curtains or blinds, we have always enjoyed the indoor/outdoor nature of living at the Retreat and have had no privacy issues. All beds will be made up and towels etc., supplied. You will need to bring beach towels for swimming and the spa; we ask that you do not use the supplied towels for the spa. Spa. There is a spa for 4 people and note that it is NOT fenced. At night with the lights switched off, be amazed at the clarity of the night sky and the amount of shooting stars. Eating and drinking. The kitchen is well appointed and provides excellent amenities. There is a range of products in the pantry, please use and replace once consumed. The Retreat offers 4 options; there is a table that seats 8 inside, a table that seats 8 outside on the veranda, a smaller table that seats 4 on the veranda outside the kitchen and a BBQ table on the lawn that seats 6-8. The BBQ is gas operated and provides grill, hot plate etc. There is also an outside wood fired pizza oven. Filtered water. There is filtered drinking water available. Comfort. All rooms' doors and windows have fly screens and each room has ceiling fans and underfloor The open fire in the living room warms the living area and adds ambience on chilly winter nights. TV, Music and Movies. The Retreat provides Foxtel and free to air TV, there is a music system with a hard drive and 50gb of music as well as a separate hard drive with recent movies and TV shows. Library. An extensive and eclectic range of books that should suit most tastes is provided. We understand that sometimes a novel being read does not get completed, please feel free to take it with you (not the larger reference books though!) and if you so wish replace it with one you have read. Phones, mobile phones and the internet. The house has a fixed phone line to use for local calls. Unfortunately mobile phone coverage is at best intermittent, but Telstra customers will generally get a signal outside, Optus and Vodaphone phones won't work due to a lack of local network coverage. There is no internet again due to a lack of decent Telstra coverage. ... more   less 

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Address: 182 Kalang Rd, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Number of rooms: 4
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“A great region to explore and we enjoyed a 20min drive to Coffs for fish and chips.”
 of 5 bubbles 882StephenS, 29 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The retreat is so quiet and spacious that any room in the house is idyllic as they all look out onto beautiful gardens and rural open spaces... heaven!”
 of 5 bubbles 216JoanneA, 8 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Grab the big front bedroom if you get a chance!”
 of 5 bubbles ceebails, 15 May 2012 | Read review
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