Neds Bed is located in Clybucca, a small town located near popular coastal tourist destination Nambucca Heads in the Kempsey Shire. Situated approximately halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, Neds Bed is a perfect stopping point for those making the 10 hour drive between these two cities. Despite being located right off the Macleay Valley Way, Neds Bed provides guests with a peaceful country style stay, away from the noises and stressors that come with city living - set on 40 acres of bushland, Neds Bed is the perfect retreat in beautiful Australian country without venturing too far out of your way.
Neds Bed was purpose built to provide genuinely pet friendly accommodation for its guests; unlike other places which can lean more towards "pet-tolerant" rather than "pet-friendly", Neds Bed genuinely welcomes furry companions to stay with their owners. All creatures, great and small are welcome to stay here - since opening in 2000, Neds Bed has hosted literally thousands of animals and their humans to stay on their 40 acre large property. Travelling with your pets has never been easier!
Neds Bed is owned by Jenny and Peter who moved to the Macleay Valley to semi-retire. Little did they know, just two years later, they would open Neds Bed based on a suggestion from a friend who suggested that their place would be perfect as a stopover for travellers and their horses. 19 years after they decided to "semi-retire", Jenny and Peter are still going strong with their business! They have also since expanded to include catering for canine patrons too! Your doggos will be spoiled with lots of pats and cuddles, and free treats too!
Thanks for the free treats for Eddy and chocolate for me, Jenny!
What are the rooms at Neds Bed - Dog & Horse Hotel like?
Neds Bed first opened with two units and stables, but four years later, built another two units to cater for dogs. These two units have fully-enclosed front yards that provide doggy patrons with an area to have an off-leash romp without pawrents having to worry about their safety. The units are located right next to each other, with a gate that can join the two front yards together - if your dog and your doggy neighbour next door get along, how about opening the gate up for an impromptu play date?
Inside each unit include all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay, whether it be one night or one week (or even longer!) - just bring yourself and a dog bed for your dogs. The unit is large and spacious, with enough room to comfortably host two people and their furry companions. The bed is large and comfortable, as is the couch; there is also an en-suite bathroom (with some toiletries provided) and kitchenette (including a fridge, microwave and tea making facilities). For recreational purposes, there is a TV in addition to a few great books about dogs.
Two units with fully fenced garden area - perfect for doggos.
What is the rest of the property like at Neds Bed - Dog & Horse Hotel like?
Seeing as Neds Bed is set on 40 acres, there's plenty of beautiful bush country for you to explore - your dog will love going for walks with you here! However, possibly the best part about the property here at Neds Bed is being able to view kangaroos and wallabies right on the property from a relatively close distance - definitely one of the better perks of staying on a large bush property in the country!
Is there anything else worth noting about Neds Bed - Dog & Horse Hotel?
If you're hungry and looking for something to eat, the Clybucca BP Roadhouse is a mere 10 minute drive away. It's open 24 hours with a wide range of food and drinks available. Who said you couldn't satisfy late night cravings when staying away from the big cities?
There is also information on things to do in the area with your dogs, in addition to free maps and brochures. And finally, as a last note, if you've enjoyed your stay, how about leaving a message in the Visitor Book?
Useful information for pawrents travelling with their doggos.
I love your article - great info and fantastic photos. We took our dogs with us on a camping holiday around Australia and people thought we were crazy! Finding dog friendly places can be tricky, but worth it.