Last month we booked an Airbnb in our home town to go to a friends wedding. We usually stay with family when we visit, but we wanted to treat ourselves to a night in a cosy cottage that gave us the full country experience.
Harry and I are both from Grafton; a small country town in New South Wales, Australia. We both grew up in the main town area, however, so we never really got to experience land and farm animals and lots and lots of space.
This little cottage had just that, and so much more.
I’ll leave the link for the Airbnb at the bottom of this post, incase you’re after somewhere to stay if you’re ever around the Grafton area. You won’t regret booking this cosy little cottage – and we’ve actually booked it again over the Christmas period, because we just can’t get enough of the open fields, river views and peace and tranquility that only the country can provide.
Fun fact: while staying at the cottage and visiting my family, we found out that my Pop had actually been IN the cottage, fifty or so years earlier, when he was a kid! He had friends who lived there, and he would visit them often to play with them. Back then it was a dilapidated structure that was falling apart at the seams (there’s a picture of what it used to look like back then hanging up in the living area), and it has obviously since been refurbished and fixed up, but there was something so unbelievably special about staying in a cottage that had history within my own family, especially with my Pop. That’s the special thing about growing up in small country towns – there’s always little parts of your own family history that you stumble upon along the way, no matter where you go.
You can find out more about the Blueberry Fields Cottage here.