Rent a room in a cosy, historic cottage in the centre of Uralla.
On a leafy street in central Uralla, just a block back from the pretty town’s main street, lies a little historic cottage by the name of Dingle.
Its owners, Kent and Annie Mayo, call the 100-plus year-old building home, and over the years have added a modern open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area to the back of the house to accommodate their family needs. But with the kids all grown up and moved away, the Mayos decided to rent their spare bedrooms out to travellers as a bed and breakfast.
It’s no secret that B&Bs vary greatly from fully self-contained, private lodging to quite literally a room in someone’s house, and the latter describes Dingle. This is accommodation for the social as privacy is somewhat limited, but thankfully your hosts are lovely and very welcoming indeed.
There’s a queen room for rent with a very small ensuite bathroom, plus a larger, mattress-filled mezzanine level that would happily host a suite of kids or tight-knit adults. The former comes directly off the house’s main living room via French doors and, like the rest of the house, is warmly decorated in eclectic antiques and collected curiosities.
Indeed, collecting is a favourite pastime of host Kent, who runs the local McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Gallery and Function Centre, just around the corner from Dingle. His wife Annie cooks a mean hot breakfast, and their little Italian greyhound, Page, is nothing short of a sweetheart.
If you fancy warm, friendly and unpretentious lodgings during your stay in Uralla and would like to take the opportunity to get to know the locals, Dingle B&B might just be for you.