Billabong Cottage B&B
Billabong Cottage is a century old home, beautifully restored and surrounded by lovely gardens. Set on 30 park-like acres with a creek, billabong, and dam, our B&B is made to share.
The land is safe and nurturing, the cottage is comfy and cozy and our host is warm and welcoming. Sleep tight in our pillow top beds with 1200 thread linen dried in the sun in your deluxe room with ensuite and private entrance and porch.
Who is involved in the B&B?
Cath Zeltner moved from Paddington in Sydney for a tree change. Finding the Mid North Coast was pure luck! As I met the locals and the area unfolded and the beaches, forests, rivers, lakes and general beauty revealed themselves I knew that I had made the right choice.
What prompted you to open Billabong Cottage?
In Sydney I had hosted guests in my little house through Airbnb so knew that finding a B&B would really bring me joy. I am able to work remotely and feel very blessed to retain my ‘city job’, and having the luxury to work while sitting on the back porch overlooking our lovely meadows after sharing brekky with our daily guests. How does it get any better than that!
What do you offer at Billabong Cottage?
In addition to our cozy guest house, we also create our own organic shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and body wash along with a pillow spray, a breathe easy spray and a rose water spray. The household is pescatarian and we move towards being locavores, plastic free, waste free, reuse, recycle, organic and conscious of our beautiful planet. Most of the furniture is second hand, reused or up-cycled which gives the house a comfortable, eclectic and not too precious feel. I have learned to bake and cook for guests using plant based ingredients – meals are healthy and yummy – except for wicked desserts!
Further goals include a permaculture food forest, rescue battery hens for eggs and rescue foster doggies for guests to loan for a weekend. Billabong is pet friendly and we have new doggies stay with us every week – and have also had a few birds, a few cats and even a snake as a guest!
What does it mean to be part of the Great Lakes Food Trail?
The people I have met in the local area, and especially in the GLFT group, are like-minded with conscious attitudes, planetary awareness, business acumen, integrity but mostly are kind and have good hearts. The team share knowledge, products, time and care; the only way that a solid community can grow and be the difference in the world. I am honoured to be included in this very special crew.