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Self Contained Farm RETREAT, Spa, Wood Fired Pizza Oven, Fire Pit, BBQ

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of Self Contained Farm RETREAT, Spa, Wood Fired Pizza Oven, Fire Pit, BBQ

Self Contained Farm RETREAT, Spa, Wood Fired Pizza Oven, Fire Pit, BBQ


5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Middle Pocket, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationInner Pocket Nature Reserve8 min drive
  • Popular LocationJinangong Nature Reserve8 min drive
  • Popular LocationNorth Byron Parklands12 min drive
  • AirportGold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta)38 min drive

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About this area

Middle Pocket

Located in Middle Pocket, this farm stay is in a rural area and on a river. Wabba Road Diversion Trailhead and Mount Chowan Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Inner Pocket Nature Reserve and Jinangong Nature Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Inner Pocket Nature Reserve - 8 min drive
  • Jinangong Nature Reserve - 8 min drive
  • Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve - 11 min drive
  • North Byron Parklands - 12 min drive
  • Billinudgel Nature Reserve - 14 min drive


  • Far East Chinese Restaurant - 16 min drive
  • Starfish Cafe - 16 min drive
  • Moo Moo Roadhouse - 17 min drive
  • Bruns Bakery - 19 min drive
  • Table View - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Mullumbimby Station - 22 min drive
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 38 min drive

About this property

Self Contained Farm RETREAT, Spa, Wood Fired Pizza Oven, Fire Pit, BBQ

Family-friendly agritourism property with water park and outdoor pool
The Vale offers a Retreat to get away from the busy life: A truly Magnificent established 50 acre farm in the Byron Shire, 10 mins from the ocean. A special place for your family to be together without all the city distractions; a place to share time with other families; or for good friends to enjoy company together in the beautiful Northern Rivers. There is no reason to leave if you don't want to. Relax on the dam pontoon during the day, or the 6 person luxury spa under the wisteria pavilion, and sit around the sandstone fire pit by night.

However if you want to explore the region, the farm is less than 10 mins to several beaches; 8 mins to major shopping centre; 20 mins to Byron Bay; 12mins to Brunswick Heads; 25mins to Bangalow; and 35 mins from Coolangatta Airport. The farm is straight down the M1 with easy access 5 mins from the Motorway.

The VALE is a perfect location to get away from all the stress and bustle of City life and enjoy the tranquility and peace of the rural lifestyle; though close enough to shops, many wonderful restaurants and the varied cultural aspects of the Byron Shire. This property has been designed with a French Provincial influence in a rural Australian setting. The gardens are mostly Australian natives attracting a wonderful selection of local birds. Kookaburras will most likely wake you in the morning with the sound of many bird varieties during the day; with the added gentle sounds from chickens, turkeys and cattle. Enjoy the heated hot tub, or laze around the magnificent natural dam resting on the pontoon.

For your comfort, all four bedrooms and living spaces are fully air-conditioned (and heated) with individual settings for personal needs. The farm house sleeps a maximum of 8 adults with two extra beds available for children making 10 in total.
3 x Large King Ensemble Beds + 1 x Queen Ensemble Bed.
One King ensemble can be removed for 2 x single beds if more appropriate for your family needs. There is plenty of space in two of the bedrooms for a port-o-cot or rollaway.

The main French Room is grand with a private ensuite and walk-in. The Oriental Room has a private verandah overlooking the setting sun, also with an outdoor ensuite. One can open the sliding door of the bath area offering a magnificent view over the paddocks through to the valley. The Cherub Room and the Turquoise room share the third bathroom. The linen and towels are by Sheridan and of the highest quality. This is our family home and therefore has all the benefits of a loving home and not just a rental property.

There is an extensive video library with the very latest LED LCD Smart 55inch TV with Soundbar. Just walk in the door, connect using bluetooth and you have access to your music, movies and TV shows.

There is a glider swing for the romantics, cricket and badminton sets for the athletes, boules for the fun loving; and board games galore. We have Bond 007 Trivial Pursuit, jigsaw puzzles for all ages, cards, UNO and more. There are 2 chess boards and a board game set including checkers, backgammon, snakes & ladders and more. There is no reason to leave the farm.
For the adults, we have a roulette table with blackjack and craps.

Living Spaces:
There are many different Living Areas. Firstly, there is the large lounge suite seating 8 people comfortably. Outside on the front verandah there is a BBQ with an outdoor table and lounge setting. In the garden there is a marble table with 6 stools and an exquisite white marble horse fountain offering the gentle sound of running water. There is another large outdoor table by the wood fired pizza oven. The Western verandah also offers another private area of seating with a newly installed 6 person spa under the wisteria pavilion. Around the fire pit there is further seating. This property provides many different spaces for privacy or social gatherings.

Modern Kitchen:
The kitchen has a Miele dish washer and a country Euromaid 5 burner gas oven with 3 separate ovens. For those rainy days, there is a double Zeigler & Brown gas BBQ on the verandah. There is also a fire pit for simple BBQ cooking and of course the wood fired pizza oven. One never has to leave the property with the choice of cooking facilities - all of an extremely high standard.

Running Creek & Dam:
There is a large spring fed dam with a beautiful natural tropical backdrop. A hardwood pontoon allows easy access to the water, though seasonal depending on recent rain. Please check with the caretaker before jumping in. There is absolute privacy, no one can see you lounging or swimming. The property also includes a beautiful seasonal running creek with several swimming holes, all with a stone base which is perfect for lazing around on a hot summers day. The creek is a few minutes walk from the farm house. We usually wear a pair of old joggers when swimming as the creek is home to various native fish and other local animals. It is common to see perch, some platypus if you are very quiet, even an echidna or two as you walk through the paddocks. These days, the dam and creeks are dependent on the recent rainfall.

The laundry has a washing machine and dryer of the latest Miele products (WKG130 + TKB450) with detergent provided.

Grocery Delivery & Vegetable Garden:
Coles online can deliver your groceries to the door, so plan ahead and your order can arrive at the farm as you do. For guests staying more than a week we offer to pack away your groceries in the cupboards and fridge if your delivery is just prior to your arrival. We also have an organic vegetable garden suppling some fresh fruit and vegetables in season including some fresh eggs from our own chickens. There is also an extensive herb garden available for your use.

Your family pet is welcome provided they do not interfere with the livestock or cause any problems. All pets must be pre-approved by the owner. The house area is fully fenced with both paddock fencing and an overlay of dog fencing. Pets are welcomed in the home, though not permitted on the furniture. A quality tick and flea medication is absolutely required to ensure their health and prevent flea or parasite problems on the property.

'Bluesfest' considered with approval from owner. Please Email.
No 'Splendour' or other music festivals.
No parties or events (Small family celebrations are welcome).
No dirt bikes.
No camping

The property has a full time caretaker who manages the farm, so if you have concerns with using the many items available, they are there to assist. They reside about 70m from the homestead in their private residence that offers privacy to the caretaker and the homestead.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this farm stay offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Smart televisions come with DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Middle Pocket farm stay provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desk chairs and printers. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Elizabeth Tomlinson
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage

Things to do

  • Boating
  • Golf
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Hot tub
  • Water park access

Guest services

  • Golf privileges (optional)
  • Water sports equipment

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Massages


  • Books
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Smoke-free property
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds available
  • Heating


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony
  • Fenced garden
  • Private porch


  • Desk chair
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Printer
  • Private pool

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number DA+10.2017.715.1

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 22 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Fantastic farm stay! We had great time thanks to lovely hostess Elizabeth.
Beautiful sunset, amazing night sky with milk way. The fully operational farm kept us busy, feeding cows and calves, picking up eggs, making bonfire and trying real pizza oven outdoors. We all love the Vale. Elizabeth is the best hostess we have ever had, with lovely personality, artistic taste and visionary plan. Highly recommend to anyone wants to escape from hassle and noise.

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous Property
We recently took a break with our little family and friends at this beautiful property, it was the perfect spot to wind down and let the kids roam free (safely). Our host Elizabeth couldn't have been more accomodating to our two families. Getting in touch well before our stay to confirm sleeping arrangements for our littlest kids. We couldn't believe how equipped the house was, beautiful linen, comfy beds and a kitchen that was well equipped. There are plenty of board games and toys setup in one of the bedrooms. With 4 kids under 7 they had an absolute ball outside, visiting the chickens and feeding the cows. They loved exploring the creek and watching the geese at the dam.The farm staff were friendly and happy to get the kids involved. There isn't a spot in the house that doesn't open up to the beautiful view outside. The spa was a real hit with the kids and the adults. Perfect spot for an afternoon sunset. Once dried off it was time for a wine and marshmallows around the open fire pit. A truly relaxing holiday, there is really no need to leave the farm if you want some real time to unwind. We all left with our hearts filled and our souls relaxed, even the kids. A perfect winter break.

5/5 Excellent

Tremendous location and facilities a real farm experience with all the facilities
Grandchildren loved feeding the cows chook and ducks. Really enjoyable place to get the wider family together for day after the wedding

5/5 Excellent

Perfect get away
We enjoyed our stay at this wonderful property. Perfect for the whole family including the family dog ! Can’t wait to return ASAP.

5/5 Excellent

Middle Pocket Paradise
I cannot recommend The Vale highly enough. Elizabeth and Abram went above and beyond to ensure all our needs were met, nothing was too much trouble. The house and surrounding property was everything we expected and more. Both the indoor and outdoor areas are beautiful, there was more than enough space to accommodate our party of 9. Thank you for a truly wonderful long weekend, one we will not forget in a hurry.