I love living in the city of Gold Coast, but every now and then the country calls me. I crave space, unplugging, being amongst the tree’s and filling my lungs with fresh air..
Bangalow Guesthouse a gorgeous, modernised 1900’s property with stand-alone vintage cottages, as well as suites in the heart of Bangalow, a cute little town just 10 minutes away from Byron Bay.
There are dainty little houses and all of the charm of a small village which reminded me of where I lived in Wales, London. Most of the local businesses and cafes are family run. Bangalow itself has a similar vibe to Byron, just not all of the tourists.
Bangalow Guesthouse was owned by a gentleman and his wife who had 13 kids back in 1903, the spaciousness of the property is evident as soon as you arrive. After we parked on the side of our cottage, I was sent a code via email to unlock the door. We welcomed ourselves in and had complete privacy from the moment we arrived.
We were staying in one of the three private stand alone cottages, Dr Lentaigne’s Cottage just minutes away from the main house where the fully fitted kitchen and dining room and suites are.
Our cottage was so beautiful – complete with modern and luxury furnishings, a mini-kitchen with tea and coffee, en-suite with a walk-in glass shower and gorgeous details such as dried flowers, making it be a complete countryside luxury experience.
Our afternoon was spent enjoying the vast green grounds and the swing which overlooks a stream. We drank tea on our veranda in fluffy white ropes, before heading out for nearby Indian cousine.
Bedtime was so yummy – the best bed I have slept in, in a while! There is something special about high thread count crisp white sheets in hotels that I love so much!
It’s quite amazing how much a change of scenery and being in nature can have an impact on your overall wellbeing.
I would highly recommend staying at Bangalow Guesthouse if you are looking for a private getaway. This location is also perfect for celebrating an occasion as the facilities can accommodate wedding parties, baby showers and birthdays!
Want to stay at Bangalow Guesthouse, suites start from $165 a night, cottages are from $225 per night.