4.8 out of 5

"One of the most beautifully kept accommodations I have stayed at, Anges and Geoff going to so much trouble , cant wait to go again " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 21 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Kalang awaits you at Afterglow Cottages. You'll be 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Bellingen Park and 4.9 km (3 mi) from Bellingen Museum. Highlights at this property include free self parking, a spa tub and in-room kitchens.

Private spa tubs, balconies or patios and iPod docks are featured in all 2 individually decorated accommodations. Kitchens come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Premium bedding and jetted tubs are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, sofa beds, living rooms and dining areas are available.

This property has free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Added amenities include a picnic area.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Kalang property include Bellingen Golf Club and Raleigh Winery.

Main Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dairy Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Afterglow Cottages ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Afterglow Cottages

Everyone (6) Couples (20)
5 out of 5
Charming cottage with good amenities in a private and peaceful rural setting. Generous hosts.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Apr. 2019 by Agnes

Hi Guys Thank you for your kind review, We are always happy when our guests enjoy all the little extras that we add. Thanks again. Hope to see you both again.

5 out of 5

Peaceful and just beautifull

Pros: everything
Cons: cant
One of the most beautifully kept accommodations I have stayed at, Anges and Geoff going to so much trouble , cant wait to go again

Posted by , from moree on 21 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Nov. 2017 by Aglow

What a beautiful review, I'm touched. Can't wait to see you guys again in May. Thank you Leigh

4 out of 5

Beautiful serene cottage

Loved the quiet countryside yet close to small town amenities with gorgeous cafes. Adored the shower with a view and outdoor bath - very relaxing!

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful experience

Agnes & Geoff were superb hosts thinking of every need to make for a perfect stay. The relaxing and peaceful surrounds offered privacy and a great place to clear the mind of life's stresses. The bird life and animal life made for wonderful entertainment. We will recommend this place to all our family and friends.

Posted by , from kiama NSW on 14 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great secluded location with lovely surroundings

Location: I did some gorgeous scenic walking and meditation in the area and enjoyed a meal in town but mainly we just enjoyed the cottage and its surroundings
Privacy for those who want it but close enough to superb restaurants. We loved all the extra touches such as wine and mezze plate on arrival, beautiful outdoor spa which we enjoyed under the stars and the hosts even recommended a local masseuse to come and give massages - reasonably priced and AMAZING!

Posted by on 8 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect place to unwind and recharge

Pros: The cottage had Georgia's views and was very well set out and designed. Complemtary bottle of wine, nibbles and breakfast provisions were a nice touch
Cons: Placing a bin in the bathroom area would be useful. I found the bed too soft, but that's my personal preference.
Location: Lots of lovely shops and great cafes in bellingen. Try Bellingen Brewery, No 5 church St and Black Bear Cafe. Cafe at Dorrigo rainforest centre.
My husband and I stayed here for two nights recently. We'Ve stayed in Bellingen numerous times and this time we thought we'd try somewhere different- our regular b&b is excellent and can't fault it so we had high expectations. Didn't dissapoint at all.

Posted by , from newcastle on 15 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Getaway!

Pros: Everything...
Cons: The driveway up from the road was difficult to negotiate in the dark and wet.
Location: Nearby to Bellingen - a great country town with an "alternate lifestyle" feel, good food and music, surrounded by world heritage rainforest.
Lovely, serene, private cottage with everything you need. The outdoor spa was a bonus. Sitting on the verandah, taking in the last of the twilight, watching the mist roll in across the hills, listening to the sounds of the birds and frogs, and thenwatching the fire flies dance was just the best.

Posted by , from Coffs Harbour on 13 Sep. 2015

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5 out of 5

Relaxing and tranquil

Very enjoyable and comfortable cottage with a few architectural surprises.

Posted by , from Central Coast on 30 Jun. 2015

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5 out of 5

Awesome place to stay. Helpful, generous hosts!

Pros: the double shower, spa, views and peaceful, private surrounds.
Cons: Nope!
Location: Lots to see and do. Just a hop, skip and jump to Bellingen..
We had a lovely relaxing 3 days, at Afterglow cottage. We stayed in the Dairy cottage, which was quite, romantic and well stocked, with books, cd's, kitchen appliances, bbq. Just a short drive from Bellingen's restaurants and markets.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2015

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3 out of 5

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 1 Mar. 2015

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Property Features

Afterglow Cottages offers its guests a hot tub, a BBQ, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Kalang cottage.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS) (39.1 km / 24.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Afterglow Cottages offers 2 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes single sofa beds. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4.5-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a jetted bath. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan.

  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • iPod dock
  • Private outdoor space
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the cottage include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 25.00 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 25.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Afterglow Cottages House Bellingen
  • Afterglow Cottages House
  • Afterglow Cottages Bellingen
  • Afterglow Cottages