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Who we are – WeilHouse Living

Who we areWelcome to Weilhouse Living, We have 3 unique properties that embody our love of nature, beauty and simplicity. All our properties are eclectically designed and furnished, merging effortlessly within the settings of our properties and their relationship to the environment.We have two beautiful farm stays in Bellingen Valley and an off the grid wilderness hut in the New England tablelands in Hernani. Each property has been lovingly built and restored to maximise the surrounds and tread lightly on the planet.

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Federal Hotel Bellingen –

Located centrally in the picturesque township of Bellingen NSW is where you will find The Federal Hotel. Fully renovated in 2005 and again in 2012, the hotel has kept all  the charm of the original Federation building whilst creating it’s own stylish version of “old meets new”. Now with outdoor decks, an award winning bistro, our newly renovated beer garden, entertaining areas, and updated accommodation, The Federal is a great place to catch up with friends for a quiet drink or a superb meal in a stylish but relaxed and friendly environment.The Federal Hotel Bellingen is located just west of Coffs Harbour on the North Coast of NSW Australia.

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About | Bella Vista Bellingen Accomodation

Your hosts Michaela and Nina, a mother and daughter team, love sharing their beautiful and peaceful property with guests from all over the country and the globe.Bella Vista Bellingen is situated just 1km from the town centre on the edge of a forest – a handy walking distance from town, yet you feel you are miles away from everything.Take advantage of dozens of walking/hiking trails through forests right outside the front door. Or simply walk to the lookout which overlooks the whole of the beautiful Bellingen Valley.

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moo river farm | farm holiday accommodation in Bellingen NSW

Welcome to your holiday accommodation…THE DAIRY at Moo River Farm.This is your private, self-contained spaceto relax, explore and enjoy.Located on the NSW mid north coast,beautiful Bellingen’s landscape will weave its magic. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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Bella Vista Bellingen Accomodation | BOOK DIRECT NOW

Comfortable, Private and Self-Contained Accommodation with Pool – Sleeps 1 – 9  (Extra mattresses can be added to accommodate up to 12)Bella Vista is situated just up the hill from beautiful Bellingen amongst lush rainforest gardens.  The house is available as a four, three, two or one bedroom private home, without the need to share your living space with strangers.Fully self-contained and eco-friendlyPeaceful and quiet location on the edge of townAir-conditioned queen bedrooms with full sized ensuites & flat screen TVsComplimentary breakfastLarge balcony with outdoor dining areaMountain viewsAmazing bird life with special feeding platformRelaxing spa bathBook the whole house for large family gatherings or weekend workshopsA short walk to 15 cafes, award winning restaurants, boutiques, markets, art galleries and craft shopsShort drive to beach, mountains and riversHandicapped accommodation available

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A winter getaway Bellingen Jazz Festival 2013 | Lily Pily Country House Luxury Bellingen Accommodation

A winter getaway Bellingen Jazz Festival 2013 | Lily Pily Country House Luxury Bellingen Accommodation.


Library and log fire

Want to plan the perfect winter getaway? Lily Pily Country House in Bellingen has three luxury air conditiioned guest suites, enjoy your complimentary bottle of bubbly on arrival on your private veranda.

Imagine snuggling up in your superbly comfortable queen or king size bed with doonas and crisp white cotton sheets. Rejuvenate in your own private double spa or relax in the library by the cosy log fire. Enjoy your home baked afternoon teas and sumptuous a la carte breakfasts.

August in Bellingen is a magical time, the town comes alive on 16th to 18th August for the 24th annual Bellingen Jazz Festival 2013.

The Bellingen Jazz Festival is run by dedicated volunteers and enjoys widespread community support and strong local business sponsorship. This year’s festival has a wonderful line-up of amazing artists and the festival weekend also coincides with the monthly Bellingen Community Markets a home to a fantastic range of handmade arts and crafts, local food and fresh produce, massage and alternative therapies with live entertainment for all the family.

Contact us to make a booking for your Bellingen accommodation.

Tickets to the Bellingen Jazz Festival can be purchased here.




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Spring days at last. I do a lot better in Spring. The sun rises more brightly. The birds are more colourful. The footbridge extensions grow nearer to completion.  The new cabins go in at BELLINGER RIVER TOURIST PARK. There is Vispassana at Bundagen and the little children are playing at the Mobile Playgroup.

Its the Spring Equinox and a full moon as well. AQUARIUS PAPERS.



The first ever ensuite cabin at the Bellinger River Tourist Park… I have just had a climb up and stood on the deck – the views are gorgeous!




The Damn Dam


The Greener Grass


Time to hang out the washing. I have a line which has been strung between trees. I think it was hung by someone considerably taller than I am. I have trouble reaching up to hang clothes on it.

Today, I shall simply hang them on the airer and put it out in the sunshine on the verandah. The Cottage has verandahs on all sides and I am in my well-loved indoor/outdoor living. Ground level – because I now have knees which baulk at stairs.

TROVE has some Bellingen Links.

We have a click clack bed on the side verandah. The HEALING CENTRE in William Street, Bellingen has one too. OK for sitting on but they bring back bad memories of nights away when I was young. Day n Nites we used to be put on. They generally seemed comfortable when I first went to bed but sometime after turning out the lights, the discomfort would start. The click-clack I have now is mortally uncomfortable in broad daylight and I don’t offer it to anyone for sleeping.


The day has turned into a lot of bull. The Charade is registerable. Looks Good. Ken Koala did the rust and its a fine job. Navin’s did the rest and I am surely home because although it was costly, the Urunga generosity was in place and the work has eliminated a noise that has had me freaked for a long time- someplace in the steering it was. . The exhaust pipe is a grand looking affair. For years now it has had a piece of pipe stuck up it from Motor Bike Chris at Currumbin. It worked well but was inelegant.

The Bull kicked in when I tried the various RTA online and phone services and the use of the PO for paying the Green Slip. I am not even going to write about it. After weeks of wrassling with Telstra, I don’t have the wherewithal for another wrassle and will obediently wait for tomorrow, get a lift to the RTA in Nambucca and hand over hard copy. A lot of Bull !



I don’t have an office space here due to its being a much smaller house than Ulmarra. I DO have a fine table and many windows and sliding doors with the option of working outside as well. The lounge room is set up as an actual lounge room which is novel for me. Lounging is NOT my forte.



I am, therefore, at home.  This time, the Charade is also at home but I dare not drive it till I have that Rego stamped. Izzy has gone North again to the Music Jam Night. I am considering booking a table for the BELLINGEN GOLD CLUB Saturday night where a Jug Band is playing. Its the Bellingen Jazz Club putting this one on.

Izzy used to play the Murwillumbah Jazz Club and he also played with SCRUBBY PETE HURCOMBE at the AUSTRALIAN JAZZ CONVENTION in Lismore a year or so back.


The Golf Club appears to have an eaterie called THE FAIRWAY BISTRO. Australian, Chinese and Asian meals, it says. OK. Years back, the Bellingen RSL moved itself down to the Golf Club from where it had been longtime up near the Commonwealth Bank. The Bank is now AFFIRMATIONS.  I just checked their site. Affirmations came to Bellingen in 1987 and I went off to Sydney that year for a 7 year stint. That explains my not knowing who they were or when they started.

Where the RSL Club once was is now DIGGERS TAVERN. They have a large bottle shop underneath and upstairs where there once was an auditorium, The Sheridans have put in Motel Type rooms. I had occasion to stay there 4-5 times this Summer and they were pretty good. Great Move that one was, Fred. Diggers’ has good eating and bingo and entertainment as well as the rooms which are quiet, ultra modern and $90 per night.

I have posted another picture of a GuruFoods meal. a) because its delcious b) because its enironmentally aware and has a code of ethics c) being vegetarian, we don’t have to think twice and three times nor negotiate the meals and d) I LOVE the Guru Girls.  e) Its Zaf’s favourite. Mind you, she also likes HEARTHFIRE.

P.S. The Poetry Night is to held there this month as well. BARDS OF BELLO.


Right now we are in Autumn.

“ I disliked the Autumn because I was afraid of the Winter”.

2010 seems a good year to enjoy the Autumn. The shadows are long and soft. The temperature at Raleigh at 4.44 pm. is 22 degrees Celsius.




The back porchette.

The weekend is coming and so is the Family. The tents are up and the mozzie coils and matches are on the table.

The Mob from Armidale are coming down from freezing temps so the tents should suit them well inasmuch as they are accustomed to the cold.  Temperatures here are NOT freezing !

Heading off to North Bello now for dinner at the Jackals. Well, the MOB is coming down the Hill and then we are ordering dinner from the Providore. I have images of the Prov someplace and will find them. They do Thai Curries on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays  and other fine vittles 7 days a week. App 7-7.