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 – Dan and Suzi Maher

Founders of Affirmations Publishing House.


Manager – Gayle McCosker

Our gorgeous 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:

Exquisite wedding flowers & decorations – Alexandra Mann: 0427 033 712

Amazing music – DJ – John Kyle: 0421 387 659

Hair & makeup – Jeanette Lovell: 0425 310 709

The Gleniffer Hall Committee –

weddings at cottonwood

they say nice things…

“Waking up and looking at those mountains is truly surreal. What an amazing place – filled with so many wonderful treats for body and mind. So relaxing, so peaceful and so beautiful. Can’t thank you enough for your generosity and spectacular style. Thank you so much. Lots of love.”

Rachel & Bianca Melbourne, Victoria.

Cottonwood Cottage is the most stunning accommodation venue you could possibly imagine! Perfectly decorated, beautifully appointed and luxuriously equipped to a delicious level of luxury and refinement. You’ll feel like a million dollars staying here…the detail is astonishing and the setting divine. Treat yourself to the best possible experience in Bellingen, and one you will remember forever!

Louise Scott

“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 so much for such a relaxing and restful honeymoon. Cottonwood was the perfect spot. Thank you for your hospitality and all your attention to detail that made it such a special place to stay. We hope to come back one day!

Mick and Margot

“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.

Thankyou for a beautiful stay in your cottage. You have done such a wonderful job creating a gorgeous setting for a holiday…and the decorating is impeccable. Thanks for the little extras that we didn’t expect too.

Meredith and Lucas Quinlan

cottonwood tariffs

Tariffs – January 2015

2 night stay $600.00
3 night stay $850.00

mid week
1 night stay $380.00
2 night stay $560.00
3 night stay $800.00
4 night stay $1000.00

5 night stay $1150.00

full week
7 night stay $1750.00

Multi-night discounts apply outside school or public holidays.

A deposit of one night 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.

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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