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The Dairy at Moo River Farm - mountain,river,farm

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage


About the property

The Dairy is your own relaxing 1 br holiday cabin set on 45 acres of partly cleared/forested lush land, bordered by the river and sub-tropical Dorrigo Heritage Park. Soak up the natural beauty of the gardens, views and the sights and sounds of farm & bird life. Walk, swim in the river, kayak, relax, enjoy. Just 15 minutes drive is Bellingen town with an eclectic mix of quality cafes & shops, restaurants, festivals, events, music, art & craft, markets, more.

LGBT friendly.

Guest access

You can access The Dairy via a separate driveway entrance and park right outside your accommodation, ready to unpack with ease.

Interaction with Guests

Your hosts Mindy & Stuart welcome you to Moo River Farm and will be available to ensure your stay is as tranquil, comfortable and pleasant as possible. Beyond that you may engage with us (in person or, when we are not there, by phone) as much or as little as you desire. As it is a working boutique farm (was a Dairy in a past life), we will most likely cross paths. However rest assured your privacy is respected.

The neighbourhood

Summervilles Road consists mostly of boutique hobby farms and is nestled between the Bellinger River, the world-heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest and the majestic Dorrigo escarpment - with waterfalls and walks, the Promised Land/Gleniffer and the Never-Never Creek to the north, and Waterfall Way to the south (taking you into Bellingen town in just 15 minutes). Alternatively, add another few minutes and take the scenic route through stunning Gleniffer and The Promised Land into town.

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Getting around

Your own car is best. For the fit and active, you may like to bring your pushbikes.

The Space

The Dairy Bales is a lovingly converted, rustic one bedroom fully self-contained cabin approx 50m from the owners’ home and screened for privacy.

Ideally suits couples, or cosy family of up to 4. The 'library' sofa folds out to 2 single beds in the living area to accommodate 2 extras.

Main bedroom has queen sized bed with quality linen and mozzie net canopy.

Lounge room has 3-piece lounge, small dinner table, TV, Wifi (on request and limited data), iPod dock, DVDs, books, games.

Large windows and doors can be thrown open in the warmer weather and a pot belly fire is easy to use as a romantic, rustic way to make the place toasty warm in winter.

Bathroom has a relaxing bath & shower.

Kitchenette consists of convection microwave, cooktop with 2 gas jets, basic supply of pots, pans, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery etc and basic cooking spices, spreads and sauces.

Large deck to relax on (BBQ and cast iron chimenea are included), listen to the sound of the river, eat under the stars and generally watch the world go by.

Breakfast hamper at the beginning of your stay includes goodies like MooRiverFarm eggs & honey, tomatoes, plus locally sourced muesli, fresh bread, mushrooms, marmalade, milk, butter, and a range of teas. There are brilliant cafes in town for what is arguably the best coffee around.

All water is sourced from the creek running through MooRiverFarm, which is pristine with a mineral like quality, suitable for drinking straight from the tap.

Guest access to farm

Explore the farm at your leisure.

15 acres is sub tropical rainforest, joining the heritage listed Dorrigo National Park and Great Dividing Range (there are walking tracks up the mountain for the energetic).

Bellinger River lines one side of the property and is accessible for swimming, kayaking etc.

Star gazing is just amazing on a clear night - see if you can touch the Milky Way!

There are chooks, horses and cows, fruit and macadamia trees, and we are developing a veggie & herb patch.

No PETS please. We have 2 affectionate & gentle dogs: Springer Spaniel & Irish Wolfhound x Lab, who will happily take cuddles if you’re inclined.

Smoking outside the Dairy only please.

Please be aware that as the owners are developing the productivity on the farm, there may be comings & goings on the tractor during the day and very occasional infrastructure work.

More Details

Mindy Cook
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thora in Bellingen Shire Council

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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The Dairy at Moo River Farm - mountain,river,farm
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Really really good. Comfortable and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moo River. Friendly hosts made us feel very welcome and the dogs and farm animals were a big hit with our kids.

Loved the riverside retreat. The Dairy is relaxed and comfortable accommodation in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing environment

  • 5 of 5

We had a one night stay at mooriver, it was tranquil and had everything we needed for a quiet getaway including bacon and eggs, moo river honey (delicious) and friendly chooks that welcomed us. Bellingen is a quick drive for dinner, highly recommend going to HYDE for coffee and some gifts!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the dairy. The guest house is beautifully decorated and the surrounds are picturesque. Our daughter enjoyed meeting the farm animals and collecting eggs from the chickens. Belligen is close by for cute shops, restaurants and cafes.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nundle, New South Wales, Australia

Rustic cabin beautifully presented

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed ur weekend at the moo

Beautifully presented rustic cabin with such a homely feel about it. We felt relaxed as soon as we walked through the door. All the finishing touches were perfect.

A private part of the bellingen river is on the property too with kayaks and paddleboards..we had a ball using these.

A must stay destination. Would definately visit again and Mindy and Stuart are so lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words Jodi. We are just so pleased The Dairy and the farm was able to satisfy your 'chill-out' needs. Fantastic guests and would recommend without hesitation! All the very best and we hope to see you again.
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Duranbah, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Extra special touches made our few days even more special than what we had anticipated. Perfectly located. Owned by 2 beautiful people. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cat it was so lovely to meet you and Vince! Thanks so much for being such wonderful guests. We hope you had a relaxing stay and we look forward to hosting you again - any time! Cheers, Mindy & Stuart
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Arrawarra Headland, New South Wales, Australia

Cool Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and relaxing place to stay, a perfect couples retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Kevin. We are glad you relaxed into it and just sorry we weren't around to say good bye. Thanks for being such wonderful guests and for leaving the Dairy so tidy :-) Hope to see you again.
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