My husband and I recently stayed at The Earth House for our 2 year wedding anniversary, and we were delighted with our experience. The accommodation itself is beautiful - from the rammed earth exterior, to the polished concrete floors, to the attractive floor rugs and Mediterranean décor. The bed was very comfortable, and the bed linen was of the highest quality - so clean and crisp.
The facilities within The Earth House were all that we required. We were not looking to do any cooking during our stay, so the compact kitchenette was absolutely sufficient. There is a spacious wardrobe/dressing room just off the kitchenette, and the sizeable bathroom was very clean and comfortable (and the water pressure in the shower was awesome!) There is no door to the bathroom, however this didn't pose a problem because there is still privacy as the toilet is behind two walls that dog-leg.
The breakfast was AWESOME! Jackie (hostess) makes the bread, muesli, jam and ANZAC biscuits herself, all of which are to die for. The muesli is particularly memorable - I want the recipe! Also in the fridge for breakfast was fresh local fruit (the local bananas are delicious), yoghurt, honey and milk. There was a good assortment of local teas and a cracking brew of locally-grown coffee. There was nothing that we needed that wasn't there.
Overall, this has been a wonderful stay for us. The view over the valley is incredible! We loved exploring the local area during our stay, and then coming back and relaxing on the verandah of The Earth House with the birds. Local attractions that we enjoyed included the Eltham Pub, Minyon Falls, Liliana's Cafe and the lovely shops at Bangalow.
Thank you, Jackie, for a superb stay. I cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough. We will be back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EarthHouse is a unique guesthouse, built from local rammed earth, situated in the picturesque hills of the North Coast of New South Wales. Located just 10 minutes from Bangalow on a 100 acre working farm, EarthHouse comprises of two independent suites, each with queen bed, large ensuite bathroom, dressing room, breakfast pantry, and an adjoining private courtyard. The EarthHouse philosophy is tasteful simplicity, inspired by and sympathetic to, the natural environment. Every care has been made to ensure the comfort of guests, whilst being sensitive to the earth from which it was built. Both rooms have spectacular views from the wide verandah, across the Corndale Valley and beyond to the Nightcap ranges. The EarthHouse began when owners Alastair and Jackie Black, moved to the area in 2005 from a sheep and cattle station in North West NSW. After many years of experience with renovating houses, they endeavored to build an ecologically sound house and cottage that included many of the best ideas from previous homes. The rammed earth approach to building was chosen because of its unique look, and its exceptional thermal qualities. A typical seasonal breakfast includes freshly ground local coffee, loose leaf teas, freshly squeezed juice, fresh seasonal fruit, home-baked sour dough bread, homemade spreads, muesli and yoghurt. EXTRAS Wine/champagne and cheese platters can be arranged for your arrival. Massages and yoga lessons can also be arranged. ... more less