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Bellmeadow Homestead is a spacious, single level, four bedroom, two bathroom house situated on 44 acres of farmland across Main Street (Armidale Road) in Bellbrook, from the Macleay River.

Our heritage home was built in 1910, has two living areas and is homely and warm in winter with slow combustion fireplace

but cool and breezy in summer due to the very high ceilings and ceiling fans in every room.

We named our homestead 'Bellmeadow', as we are located on the meadow side of Armidale Road, not the brook or river side of the road and we can still hear the bellbirds.

How to get Here

Located 50 km west of Kempsey, about an hour scenic drive, we're the first house on the right as you enter Bellbrook or

130km east of Armidale, the last house on the left as you leave Bellbrook.

You can't miss our beautiful big old family home.

Free off the street parking on the property, access friendly for Helicopters, Caravans and Camper Vans. 

The country style residence is a very attractive dwelling on the eastern approach to the Bellbrook village.

Primitive Camping also available.

Step back in time to the Historic Town of Bellbrook.

Take the historic walk around town or a short drive to country music star, Slim Dusty's childhood home around the corner, up Nulla Nulla Creek Road.

The local pub, Bellbrook Hotel, built in 1913 is just across the road

or take an hour drive, 49km to Taylors Arm, The Pub with No Beer.

Statement of significance and history notes:

The residence at the entrance of Bellbrook, built by Dan and Billy Dalziel as a residence for Dan and his wife Eva, nee Cheers. They had previously lived at a farm on the opposite side of the river from Uralgurra. The house is built of timber with high ceilings and a wide veranda. Although built as a residence, Mrs Davis took in boarders, particularly the teachers in the district including the teacher at Nulla Creek Aboriginal school. The house was purchased by Jack and Anna McCarthy as a residence in 1935 and is now a private home.

The house has a historical background in that it was built as a residence for Dan Davis. Dan took over the mail run from Bellbrook to Comara on the Armidale run in 1913. He made local history by establishing the first motor service route, driving a Brasier open tourer.

The residence is a splendid example of a family home in a coutry town. It was built of local timber and the builder was a local tradesman who left his mark on many houses in the district.

Ref. Marie H.Neil, Valley of the Macleay, 1972 p64 MRHS Files (Bellbrook)

2. The name Bellbrook was adopted as the offical title for the first post office in 1882 at the suggestion of James Chapman Toose, who established the office at the junction of Nulla Nulla Creek and the Macleay River. Prior to this the office was a telegraph station. The town was laid out and gazetted as Bellbrook in 1892. Caroling McMaugh, wife of John McMaugh, an early settler, named the village. At the time bellbirds inhabited the dense scrub along Nulla Nulla Creek. The character of Bellbrook is expressed in the traditional architectural forms of the original buildings that are typical of the period ad the consistent use of weatherboard and corrugated iron materials.

Ref. Macleay River Historical Society Inc. Walks in History, Bellbrook. For more information, see the Macleay River Historical Society Inc. Museum and Resource Centre.

Bellbrook is on the traditional lands of the Dunghutti indigenous people. It was first settled by Europeans in the mid-1830s.

Kayaking, Swimming and Fishing in the Macleay River. 4WD and MX through the National Parks or scenic drives to the Natural Reserves.

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