Bellingen Cottonwood Cottage luxury self-catering bed and breakfast offers guests the chance to unwind at their own pace amid breathtaking surroundings. Cottonwood Cottage is set on 61 private acres below the Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, set within the beautiful Gleniffer valley just ten minutes north of Bellingen.

With 400 metres of Never Never River frontage, you are about to experience a new level of silence, peace and nature. You will discover the exquisite quiet, abundant birdlife and feel at one with nature. Immerse yourself in gorgeous sunsets and wake to birdsong and their entertaining parade on beautiful misty mornings.

The cottage is an airy hamptons style barn, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail as well as an abundance of welcoming touches. If you’re looking to experience Australian life in one of the most unique positions in the area, then this is where you’ll find it.

Outside, a private courtyard, with mature trees, established gardens and outdoor bathroom. Inside, an all-white light filled space, with wonderful tiled and marble bench tops, heated floors, wood fired heater, reverse cycle air conditioning, flat screen tv, extensive movie library and bose sound system. Boasting magnificent panoramic mountain views, fine furniture and luxurious textiles.

A fresh alternative to a hotel for short stays or long, live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Make yourself at home, relax and appreciate this special place.

It is our pleasure to share it with you.

Cottonwood Cottage Bellingen

your hosts

Hosts – Daniel and Suzanne Maher

Founders of Affirmations Publishing House.


Manager – Gayle McCosker

Our Hospitality Manager, Gayle, will expertly manage all your reservation enquiries and questions.

honeymoons at cottonwood

Cottonwood Farm is a truly secluded retreat, located on the Never Never River, 10 minutes from Bellingen, NSW. Nestled in one of the most scenic locations on this earth, Cottonwood Cottage is furnished with all of the seriously gorgeous things you may desire whilst enjoying your wedding preparations and honeymoon. The Cottage is fully self-contained, and stocked with everything you will need for a romantic honeymoon.

Cottonwood Cottage provides the most stunning location for your special wedding photographs. Prepare for your wedding with your bridesmaids in style, where the exquisite detailing and crisp white finishes provide the perfect setting for creative photography. Return for your photo session as newlyweds – alone or with your bridal party – where the beautiful backdrop and unequalled Promised Land mountains provide the perfect place for memorable images.

The Gleniffer Hall, 700 metres away, is an extremely popular venue for wedding celebrations – book early. With a delightfully small chapel, garden arbour and classic country hall, it is ideal for catered indoor or outdoor events.

And as the festivities quieten, take a short country drive down the lane to Cottonwood Cottage for your wedding night.

Awake to a new level of silence as newlyweds, at Cottonwood Farm.

We highly recommend:

Amazing music – DJ – John Kyle: 0421 387 659

Hair & makeup – Jeanette Lovell: 0425 310 709

The Gleniffer Hall Committee –

Photography – Kate Oliver – instagram: kateoliver

they say nice things…

“Bliss. Perfect. Faultless. Gentle. My partner and I spent our sixth anniversary at Cottonwood – a one bedroom private cottage on a property bordering the Never Never River on the outskirts of Bellingen, NSW. After a long day in the car, we were greeted with an immaculate and well-presented space that had us pinching ourselves for all three nights of our stay: we woke to views of misty eucalypt mountains and birdsong, spent afternoons reading from the cottage’s diverse and contemporary library, and spent evenings next to the wood stove sipping wine and marvelling at our luck. The cottage is also equipped with a modest kitchen, a homely table, two lovely armchairs for reading and a bed as big and soft as the afternoon sky. The bathroom and walk-in wardrobe are both set separately behind the main space. There is also a porch, hifi (with playlists curated to suit your stay), and a well-stocked fridge (jam, eggs, bread, and enough other things to keep us content). Most beautiful and relaxing romantic stay ever!!”

Esmeralda and Mike ( Canberra ACT )

“The cottage is SO beautifully done – we don’t want to leave ! The misty hilltop seen from the front windows is too good to be true.  We have stayed in many luxury cottages but I knew Cottonwood could easily creep to NO 1 position when I spied the Nespresso Coffee Machine!!

Dan and Suzanne – thank you for creating this beautiful cottage and sharing this experience ! Cant wait to join the Cottonwood swimming club ! Many, many thanks. ”

Darrell and Michelle Barnett

“Dear Suzi and Dan, thank you for your generosity of spirit, your great sense of style and your warmth. This is one of the best places we have stayed in… In the world! Its a credit to you both and cannot be faulted. Sorry! Everything is perfect! You have thought of everything to the minute detail. Cottonwood, your house, the landscape, its all just beautiful. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.”

Linda Gregouou and Dale Van Haven

“Thanks for providing such a beautiful and magic space where we were able to connect to nature and to each other, relax, have fun. get inspired, love, communicate, share lovely meals and more !!

Cottonwood Cottage is definitely a retreat for the soul ! ”

Maika and Juls


Dearest Dan, Suzi and Gayle .. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful place with us. Not only is the cottage astonishingly beautiful…but so are the three of you!! James and I stayed for our wedding night and myself and my bridesmaids prepared for our wedding day here. Dan and Suzi were sharing in our excitement and even lent us their brand new Audi for a wedding car!! Couldn’t get any more beautiful here.

Thank you ..and we’ll be back

Anna and James

“Cottonwood Cottage has got it ‘right’. As seasoned B & Bers, we have stayed in many beautiful places, but Cottonwood has the fine details down pat! So much beauty in and outside, so peaceful, so relaxing. My Husband appreciated the ‘techo’ side, enough power points, music and movies. I could have stayed till I read every magazine and book! I guess being the second-only paying guests will be a very short lived title for us. All the best in your piece of paradise.”

Scott and Kim Parry-Jones Central Coast, NSW.

“Perfection!  From the moment we drove up the driveway … we loved every minute. Booking was a breeze thanks to Gayle! We have been here for two nights to finish off our babymoon and wish we could stay longer, such calm and serenity.

Every Detail has been thought of, we cant thank you enough. Thankyou ! ”

Shelley and Thomas Choi


We stayed at Cottonwood farm for 7 nights whilst on our honeymoon. It has been such a beautiful and luxurious place to stay. We have LOVED it and do not want to leave! Gayle has made us feel very special and has spoilt us rotten : ) Cottonwood farm is a reinvigorating, relaxing part of the world and allowed us to reflect on our wonderful wedding. We have enjoyed swimming in the cleanest freshest water surrounded by a cathedral of trees, the beautifully decotated and functional cottage and the outdoor bathroom. We will be back! THANK YOU!

Lisa and Sam Bugden

cottonwood tariffs

Tariffs – September 2015

2 night stay $700.00
3 night stay $950.00

mid week
1 night stay $400.00
2 night stay $650.00
3 night stay $900.00
4 night stay $1150.00

5 night stay $1400.00

full week
7 night stay $2100.00

WINTER SPECIAL 2016 – June, July, August … stay 7 nights for $1600.00

Multi-night discounts ONLY apply outside school or public holidays.

A deposit of one night ($350.00) required when making a reservation. Full payment required one week prior. 
We accept visa, mastercard & direct deposit.
Cottonwood Cottage is an adults only space, not suitable for children or pets.
Check in – 3pm – Check out – 11am 

If we don’t have a reservation on the day of your departure we are happy to offer you a late check-out.

welcome to paradise

71 Gordonville Road, Gleniffer NSW 2454

Cottonwood Cottage is a 10 minute drive NORTH of Bellingen town. Please use caution if using GPS. We recommend you be guided by the directions below.

Turn at the Bellingen Post Office and cross the Bellinger River on Bridge Street.

At the roundabout, turn left into Wheatley Street.

Another 2.2km the road forks – take the right fork.

Look for the sign “Gleniffer Road”.

In 6km you come to a cross roads and the Gleniffer Hall and Church on your right. Turn left onto Gordonville Road and drive 700 metres.

Cottonwood Farm is the second driveway on the left just after the 10 Kms and Stock Crossing signs with black metal posts at the gate. Look for the blue Cottonwood sign.

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Cottonwood Cottage

Your Hosts
Daniel and Suzanne Maher

Hospitality manager
Gayle McCosker

m: 0432 272 973

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