The SpaceFork & Fallow Cottage is a newly renovated 1890s coach house, with stunning cathedral ceiling, rough-hewn exposed beams, and polished floorboards. A magnificent two meter-square northeast-facing window fills the open-planned space with natural light and sweeping countryside views. Its rustic charm is enhanced with quality fittings and modern conveniences. The chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal using the region’s incredible fresh produce and artisan products.
The cottage is beautifully appointed with a mix of antiques and modern pieces, plus luxury bedding, linen and towels. In addition to a queen-sized bed, there is a Danish designed couch which converts into a comfortable double bed and extra linen can be provided upon request. Enjoy a barbeque under the spectacular old fig tree, or cuddle up in front of the fireplace. Feel free to pack a picnic and stroll around the farm - there are many beautiful spots to relax. If you enjoy fishing, bring a rod and catch some Bass or Perch on the property at the confluence of Byron Creek and Wilsons River.
Fork & Fallow Cottage is completely self-contained and private, with an uninterrupted outlook. It really feels like your own little home in the country. Guest AccessThe entire cottage and surrounding garden is available for guest use. Feel free to pack a picnic and stroll around the farm - there are many beautiful spots to relax. Interaction with GuestsIf you require assistance during your stay, please call Jeanie on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Edward on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The NeighborhoodNashua is a beautiful hinterland hamlet offering peace and tranquility with stunning pastoral views. It is just 10 minutes drive to Bangalow, the most popular destination in the Byron Bay hinterland due to its historic village charm and great collection of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and markets. Byron Bay itself is just a further 10 minutes on, offering spectacular beaches and fun-filled holiday vibes. There are countless other destinations in the Byron Bay Hinterland worth exploring. The hinterland is a truly unique destination, offering a blend of stunning natural beauty with character-filled villages, fabulous food scene, diverse shopping, numerous markets, abundant health and wellness experiences, and jam-packed cultural events calendar. The region is artistic, progressive and community-oriented. The beauty of the landscape is jaw dropping and diverse, from incredible mountains and forests to lush, green farmland; and magnificent beaches and coastlines.
Where to get supplies
oThe Bangalow Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning from 8am until 11am in the Bangalow Hotel car park. It is a great little market with various local growers selling super-fresh seasonal produce plus a collection of artisanal food producers. There is often live music often playing.
oThe Mullumbimby Farmers Market is held every Friday morning at the Showgrounds from 7am until 11am. It is the largest produce market in the region (largely organic) and also had a wide selection of local value-added foods.
oIn Talofa, along Bangalow Road just on the other side of the Pacific Highway from Bangalow, there is a farm on the left that you can often buy fresh berries from directly and a produce stand on the right called Fresh As which sells a range of local produce including produce grown on-site (the set-up is pretty basic but it’s worth popping in and supporting some young famers). The drive towards Byron Bay from here is spectacular too.
oThe Green Garage is a great fruit and vegetable store with a good range of deli and grocery products. It stocks many local goods. 63 Tennyson Street Byron Bay.
oThe Bangalow Foodworks has everything you need at a reasonable price and quality.
oThe Clunes General Store is a character-filled shop with a small selection local produce, fresh sourdough bread from The Bread Social, grocery basics and booze. There is a good coffee shop next door, which also does amazing wood-fired pizzas on Thursday nights from 5pm.
-Good Bread and Pastries
oSparrow Coffee in Bangalow sells wonderful sourdough bread and pastries (they often sell out). Their coffee is the best in town too. They are an offshoot of Harvest Café & Deli. Shop 1A, 32–34 Byron Street, Bangalow.
oHarvest Café & Deli makes amazing organic wood-fired sourdoughs & pastries. The café and deli are worth visiting – a great place for a sit-down meal or to collect goodies to enjoy at home. 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar.
oThe Bread Social at The Farm Byron Bay makes wonderful sourdoughs and pastries - just part of the reason why it’s one of the region’s top destinations. (The bread is also often available at the Clunes General Store). 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale.
oHerne's Butchery on the main street of Bangalow is fantastic, but it does close early. If you miss him, the Clunes Meat Market is also good (57 Main St, Clunes – on the right-hand side of the road on the outskirts of the village).
oThe best place to buy super fresh, local seafood is Northern Rivers Seafood. They have their own boats that deliver their catch directly to the shop. They are located at 480 River St, Ballina.
oThe Bay Seafood Market in Byron Bay is good too (7 Lawson Street).
oThe Brunswick Heads Fishermen’s Co-op is also good and located on the beautiful Brunswick River. The village of Brunswick Heads itself is worth exploring.
oThe Red Ginger in Bangalow sells a good range of Asian ingredients including things like fresh rice noodles, deep fried tofu, Asian greens, miso paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, frozen dim sims, etc. It’s located just off the main street on Station Street on the verandah behind “Our Corner Store”. They also have a branch on Jonson Street in Byron Bay.
oThe Bangalow Foodworks has everything you need.
oThe Super IGA on Sunrise Boulevard in the Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate is a larger grocery store.
oSantos Organics is a great natural grocer with a large range of organic and all-natural products. They have three stores: 105 Jonson Street Byron Bay, 51 -53 Burringbar Street Mullumbimby, and a warehouse with wholesale prices at 7 Brigantine Street in the Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate.
Cafes & Restaurants
-The Three Blue Ducks at The Farm Byron Bay. Serves casual, nutritious, tasty food with everything as local as possible. Located on a 32-hectare property with a focus on sustainable-farming practices, designed to "grow, feed and educate" the community. A collection of “micro-businesses” is housed on the farm including restaurant, bakery, produce store, flower shop, and education center. People are encouraged to stroll around the farm to see the animals and vegetables growing. 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale.
-Harvest Café & Deli. Lovely country café showcasing local produce and products. Wonderful house-made sourdough and other baked goods (there is an historic bakery onsite). Great deli with excellent cheese room. Beautiful gardens to explore. Nice drive. Other boutique shops to explore in the village. Worth a trip. 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar.
-Fleet Restaurant. High-end modern Australian restaurant with good wine bar. Hatted restaurant with rave reviews. 2/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads.
-Uptown at Town Café Restaurant. Modern Australian restaurant that offers a degustation menu and has retained its Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide hat for five years running. 33 Byron Street, Bangalow.
-Woods Bangalow. A funky hipster hangout serving delicious, wholesome and interesting food and drinks. 10 Station St, Bangalow.
-Domo Café. Great sushi and innovative Japanese food run by Japanese expats. Great local hot spot. Beautiful drive (go towards Clunes and turn right onto Springvale Road … the bridge close to Binna Burra is closed so you cannot get through that way). 3-6 Albert St, Federal.
-Our Corner Kitchen. Good coffee and food (the tapioca breakfast is delicious). Located behind their homewares store Our Corner Store. 3/38 Byron St, Bangalow.
-The Italian Diner. Solid causal Italian fare. 37/39 Byron St, Bangalow.
-Clunes Café for excellent wood-fired pizza on Thursday nights from 5pm (takeaway available).
-Eltham Valley Pantry. Nice drive through the country. 713 Boatharbour Rd, Eltham.
-Eltham Pub. Traditional country pub with above average pub food. A real local’s spot. 23/25 Eltham Rd, Eltham.
-Fishheads. Yummy fish and chips right on the beach in Byron. 1 Jonson St, Byron Bay.
-Bangalow: excellent mix of food, homewares, clothes, books and gifts. Don’t miss Bisque, Poet, Our Corner Store, Millars & More, Sparrow Coffee, Woods … to name just a few!
-Newrybar: Harvest Café & Deli plus a couple of lovely homewares and clothing stores.
-Brunswick Heads: Buzzing village with wonderful boutiques and cafes in stunning riverside/beach location. For food we recommend The Footbridge Café, Yami, Fleet, and the Fish Co-op.
-Mullumbimby: eclectic, alternative town with some lovely boutiques and cafes. Fantastic farmers market every Friday.
-Byron Bay: tourist mecca with stunning beaches. Worth going at sunset to listen to the hippie drummers and watch the colourful characters dancing as the sun drops behind the mountains over the bay (near the beach in front of Fishheads). Great clothes shopping.
-The Booyong Flora Reserve: further down Booyong Road from the cottage is a 13-hectare sub–tropical forest that is a remnant of the original “Big Scrub” which once covered the Northern Rivers area. You can do a short bush walk here and read about the flora and history.
-Beaches: the closest beach is Suffolk Park, followed by Broken Head and Byron Bay. Wategoes beach in Byron is beautiful; as is the mouth of the river in Brunswick Heads. For a more adventurous trip, explore some of the hidden beaches along Seven Mile Beach Road – they seem a world away from the buzz of Byron.
-Minyon Falls lookout in the Nightcap National Park offers stunning views of the waterfall, rainforest and coast, with opportunities for picnics and barbecues.
Beautiful country drives
-Drive Mullumbimby via Myocum and then on to Brunswick Heads. Head into Bangalow and then drive along the highway towards Byron Bay but turn left at the top of the hill onto Coolamon Scenic Drive, take a right onto Possum Shoot Road and head down the hill, turn left onto Myocum Road and follow it through the valley until ends, turn right and head into Mullumbimby. Follow the signs on to Brunswick Heads.
-Drive to Byron Bay over Haytters Hill. Head straight through Bangalow, continue straight under the Pacific Highway and along Bangalow Road until it ends, then follow the signs into Byron.
-Drive to Federal via Springvale Road, past Eureka. Then head back to Bangalow along Coolamon Scenic Drive. Gorgeous views and lots of honesty boxes where you can collect farm fresh local goodies. Getting AroundIt is best to have your own transportation. Buses and taxis are available. Other Things to NoteLaundry
If you need to do laundry during your stay, a washing machine, dryer and drying rack are provided under the house near the car park. Powder and pegs are also provided.
A BabyQ Weber BBQ is stored under the house next to the laundry near the car park. Please bring it out onto the lawn in front of the cottage when you wish to use it and return it afterwards.
Please take care when using the fireplace – it is made from cast iron and gets very hot when running. Ensure that the door to the fireplace is always securely closed when you are not placing wood inside it and that the safety screen is always erected in front of the fireplace. Never place items on top of the fireplace or let items touch or lean against its sides. The vents at the bottom of the fireplace control its temperature – when they are fully open the fire is hottest and when they are closed the fire is coolest. If you are going to be away from the cottage please ensure that the fire is either completely or almost extinguished and close the vents at the bottom of the fireplace fully before leaving. Firewood and kindling are provided - please let us know if you require more during your stay. A fire extinguisher is located in the cupboard under the sink. Call us immediately if there is a fire related problem ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).
Fork & Fallow Cottage should be left essentially as you found it. We understand that it will become 'lived in' during your stay, but leaving it in an outright mess will incur additional charges. Beds and furniture should not be moved from the location you find them in. There should be no dirty dishes in the kitchen – please use the dishwasher and dishwashing powder located under the sink. We allow 3 hours for a clean after each stay, additional time spent cleaning will be charged at $75 + gst per hour. To help keep to the 3-hour cleaning budget it is of great help if you are able to strip the bed of dirty linen.