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Strawbale cottage set in bush garden

SuperhostLeura, New South Wales, Australia
Earth house hosted by Kylie & Dan
3 guests2 beds1 bath
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Relax in the beautiful warmth of a unique strawbale cottage after spending the day enjoying the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. Situated in Leura but backing onto bushland, you'll adore the cosy atmosphere and comforts in this home away from home.

The space
The Strawbale Cottage is a north-facing, split-level, open-plan design. It is filled with natural light during the day, and looks out over natural bushland. It is earth rendered and the majority of the materials are sourced from demolition yards or scavenged. It has a slow combustion fireplace that heats the whole space. Everything you need to light a cosy fire is supplied, including kindling, firewood, firestarters and matches. There are also two portable electric heaters for use as back up.

*Please note: we would like to notify our guests that there are building works currently occurring next door on weekdays only. This does not impact our weekend guests. There may be some noise on weekdays between the hours of 7am and 4pm (on some days there is no noise and/or no one on site, on other days there is some noise). The building works are not visible from the cottage and do not impact on privacy but we would like to be upfront about it so guests are aware before booking.*

The sleeping area consists of a queen sized bed (equipped with an electric blanket) on the upper level and a single bed tucked around the corner under the loft. There is a small clothes hanging rack. The bathroom, which is also on the upper level is a full sized space consisting of a beautiful restored recycled claw foot bath/shower. Great for a long soak. There is also a front loading washing machine and a clothes dryer in the bathroom.

There is a ladder that leads to a loft area which is currently set up as a reading/relaxing space. It gets a lot of afternoon sun and is a great place for a bit of a nap. The Cottage has been well stocked with books. There are lots of fiction and reference books, mostly on gardening and building. If you are half way through a book at the end of your stay I'm sure we can come to an arrangement :). The reference books will have to stay though.

Downstairs consists of the fire place, a comfortable loungeroom, television and DVD player. There is a well equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, electric frypan, two-burner electric hotplates, a small oven with a griller. The bottom level also has a dining table that seats four people.

We will provide you with tea and coffee and milk of your choice.

There are french doors that lead to large decks on both levels with an outdoor table on the bottom deck.

The cottage was built by Dan, so if you are interested in how it was all done please feel free to ask.

The cottage is down the back of the property behind the main house. It is about 40 metres from the road down a number of gentle steps.

It is a 25 minute walk into Leura mall and to the train station. You will find many coffee / dining options and lots of good shopping. There is also a supermarket, post office, newsagent and a great bottle shop!

In addition to the many well known tourist attractions in the Blue Mountains, there are some undiscovered gems we can direct you to nearby our property. There are bush walks and the area is perfect for mountain biking! For example it is a 15km ride along Mount Hay Road (which becomes a fair/reasonably maintained dirt road not far past our place) to one of the most amazing views you are likely to see. Mount Hay Road can also be accessed by most cars and there are many beautiful walks including to Blue Gum Forest, Lockley's Pylon and Flat Top.

Please note, although it is normally a minimum 2 night stay, during quiet periods and when single nights are available in the calendar, these are set to allow 1 night stays. Please feel free to go ahead and book a single night if the calendar allows you to, otherwise please contact us and ask if you can stay for 1 night only.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole cottage and some areas of the garden. Guests are welcome to park in front of our fence in our bitumen driveway where there are two parking spaces off the road.

Other things to note
We have a young family including two kids, two dogs, bees and a bunch of chickens :).

The dogs are very friendly but they can carry on a bit when people arrive! We will try to keep them inside when you arrive and not let them bother you while you're here. If possible though, we will introduce you to them so that they are familiar with you during your stay.
Relax in the beautiful warmth of a unique strawbale cottage after spending the day enjoying the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. Situated in Leura but backing onto bushland, you'll adore the cosy atmosphere and comforts in this home away from home.

The space
The Strawbale Cottage is a north-facing, split-level, open-plan design. It is filled with natural light during the day, and…

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Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Iron
Washer
Hair dryer
Indoor fireplace
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TV

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Leura, New South Wales, Australia

We live in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood. It has a bush / rural feel which is quite different from the south side of Leura which is more of a European feel.

Hosted by Kylie & Dan

Joined in November 2013
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We love welcoming folks to stay in our hand-crafted strawbale cottage. Dan loves gardening, permaculture, eco-building projects and looking after our various chickens, dogs and kids. Kylie loves eating the food from Dan's gardening efforts, spending time with our little girl, reading, learning and travelling. We enjoy being Airbnb hosts and look forward to meeting all our diverse and amazing guests.
We love welcoming folks to stay in our hand-crafted strawbale cottage. Dan loves gardening, permaculture, eco-building projects and looking after our various chickens, dogs and kid…
During your stay
We are generally available on the premises, but are always available by telephone if out, or away. We are happy to help and we'd love you to let us know if there's anything you need.

If we are available, it may be possible to arrange to pick you up from the station if need be.
We are generally available on the premises, but are always available by telephone if out, or away. We are happy to help and we'd love you to let us know if there's anything you nee…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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