CasaBelle Country Guest House

A touch of Tuscany in the luscious Bellinger Valley, New South Wales


In addition to the articles listed here, CasaBelle has also appeared on Getaway and The Great Outdoors, and featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Gourmet Traveller, and ABC's delicious magazine. Reviews from reputable sources are always welcome, please visit our contact page should you wish to arrange a review.

Australian Financial Review, August 2011

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Harper's Bazaar Travel Indonesia, August 2011 (download the PDF)

Australian Traveller Magazine, May 2011

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NSW Beautiful Accommodation Guide, 2011/2012

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Weekends for Two magazine

"Simply one of the best properties we have ever visited. Ten out of ten."

Dr William Maxwell, Institute of Travel & Tourism UK

"Quite firmly in my top ten places to stay in over 30 years of world travel..."

Sydney Morning Herald

"A wonderful find. Tranquil, beautiful and very special."


Best Health Retreat/Accommodation winner

(To be eligible for a Take-A-Break award, a property must be nominated by independent guests who have actually stayed at the property, and have offered an unbiased evaluation of their experience)


Below are just a handful of our guest's comments. For further reading, or to write your own review, please visit CasaBelle's official page at

"A place of beauty, meditation, and healing. This was a gift!" - GB, Coffs Harbour
"This is a remarkable place in a remarkable location. Can't wait to return." - PK, Melbourne
"The most wonderful, friendly and relaxing stay we've ever had." - F & AAY, Melbourne
"What a surprise, to find the most beautiful room we have ever stayed in!" - R & SW, USA
"Very relaxing, great decor, fine hospitality. See you again soon!" - M & JD, Ballina
"Beautiful environment, lovely, lovely home. Kia Orana." - TK, Sydney
"It's so beautiful that we're scared to tell anyone else lest we spoil the secret." - W & E, Sydney
"A most enjoyable stay, wonderful ambience. Thank you for your gracious hospitality."- SF, Sydney
"A superb romantic getaway in a beautiful spot in a perfectly presented house, thank you!" - M & C, Port Macquarie
"Herzengute Gastgeber. Vorzugliches essen, viel spass, es war ein herlicher Aufenthalt. Wir werden diese Zeit nicht vergessen." - UD, Germany
"After 5 months of seeing Oz, I believe I've witnessed one of the most beautiful views, overlooking lush green valleys with silhouetted mountains in the distance. I feel fortunate and enlightened to have met you both."- J St.O, USA