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“The best two nights we have ever had.”
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Afterglow Cottages
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I am not really sure where to start when it comes to our stay at Afterglow cottages. What a fantastic experience. We were greeted on arrival by the cottages fantastic owner, Agnes who took us up to the Dairy Cottage and showed us around. A modern, beautifully designed cottage for two with an outdoor bath perfect for all weather conditions, with a gorgeous view, an absolutely to die for bathroom (which also had a view) and an array of feel good DvDs and Cds to keep the mood going! Agnes asked us what wine we would prefer before we arrived and when we opened the fridge, a bottle of champagne alongside cheeses and olives awaited us. It was awesome! She had also just baked some home made cakes and popped them in the fridge as well. We could not believe our luck! The bed was also the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in and getting up in the morning was hard!! Close to Bellingen and Dorrigo Afterglow cottages was in a great spot that allowed us to come and go. We didn't leave too often though as once you are in the outside bath it is basically impossible to get out!!! The two days we spent here were two of the most relaxing days we have ever spent away. We often travel about NSW and Afterglow cottages is by far the best place we have ever stayed. Thanks to Agnes and her Husband for having us. We WILL be back and we have told everyone about this place!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank mckeanco
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Pauline and I go away every year on our anniversary for 2 days of quality husband and wife time...And let me tell you that Agnes provided a perfect Cottage and perfect surroundings to encourage just that...Firstly she organised the wine of our choice and then there was there own music compilations CD"s, which I must say were great , especially as it catered for various generations, from the 60's, 70's, 80's to romantic mood themes to his and hers theme to something different, which was our favourite...and all this while relaxing in the outdoor spa, drinking the wine and taking in the relaxation of our natural outdoors...what a lovely piece of the world...Thanks Agnes for the humble touches you added to our stay especially the lovely desert you made for us... see you soon again Agnes and I encourage anyone else thinking total relaxation as there main objective with the person they love then give Agnes a call ...

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Wife and I were getting a break away after 8 yrs being busy with foster children. What a great decision to stay at Afterglow. Agnes was a great host, Wine and Cheese on arrival, we enjoyed it while having a outdoor spa bath. We used the Spa Bath everyday was so nice during the day and then under the stars at night, never run out of Hot water. Agnes gave us directions to the Promised Land for a swim in the beautiful river and supplied us with towels for out swim, thanks Agnes your a great person. Afterglow is a great romantic getaway for couples. Would recommend the stay, so go spoil yourself you will love it.

Room Tip: Stayed in Dairy Cottage, was just perfect. Lovely .
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Stayed in the Dairy cottage for four nights for our 20th Wedding Anniversary, Beautiful location, very quiet and relaxing. The cottage was comfortable with the kitchen stocked with everything that you would need, Agnes thought of everything.
We spent our mornings looking around Bellingen (which was only a 5 min drive) and then spend the rest of our day on the relaxing on the veranda and soaking in the spa. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Agnes

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deecorro
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Had a wonderful 2 days here, thank you Agnes, you're a wonderful host. I've stayed at quite a few cottages. This one was memorable because of the finishing touches. Bathroom with twin showers overlooking the outdoor spa bath, definitely recommend a soak in the tub under the stars! I did not expect to have a bottle of wine and antipasto plate on arrival, plus a breakfast pack and some of Agnes' baked goodies in the fridge. I will definitely return here when I need to unwind again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

Thank you Agnes and Geoff for our relaxing mini honeymoon
After our wedding in coffs we wanted a little get away by ourselves and this was perfect place to do it.
Lots of attention to detail is what makes this place so great from the individualised platters and wine to the lovely furniture and decor and yummy breakfast supplies, great selection of CDs and DVDs you didn't really have to leave but we did go out into bellingen for dinner, Agnes drove us in and rang the restaurant to let them know we would need a taxi home.
We explored dorrigo while we were there which was a nice day trip.
Thanks again!!! Definitely recommend it

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Afterglow cottages on a recent trip to Bellingen and surrounds. With only a short drive to charming Bellingen, the cottages were convenient, yet you felt like you had truly escaped, with picturesque views over the surrounding Kalang valley. Bellingen is a wonderful town, full of delightful artistic touches, great coffee and a friendly smile on every corner.

The cottages were modern and very comfortable with the highlight being the huge deck with built in spa bath. We had a relaxing soak every evening in privacy, a magnificent view and blissful comfort.

The kitchen made self catering easy, and the lounge was spacious and very comfortable.

Our host, Agnes, was a delight. Friendly, warm and a wealth of knowledge, she made us feel at home and answered all our questions and advised on places to go. She catered to our (fussy) dietary needs for a lovely welcome breakfast, even going out of her way to supply what we'd asked for.

We loved wandering down to the small creek and sampling a mandarin from the abundant tree.

I'm not sure if it was the cows mooing in the nearby fields or the billion star sky at night, but it was the perfect country escape and just the recharge we needed.

I just wish we'd had a little more time to stay a little longer.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank angeb14
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Address: 259 Kalang Rd, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Bellingen
Price Range: £132 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Afterglow Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself to a romantic getaway or relaxing break in an atmosphere of luxury and simple elegance, amid 30 acres of rolling green hills and native woodland. Afterglow’s two spacious self-contained cottages have full kitchen, air-con, queen-size bed, double shower with a view, large deck with BBQ and spa. Enjoy the sunset from your private deck, indulge in a relaxing spa under the stars or just sit back and watch the native birds and wallabies, And lots more. ... more   less 
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