About this listing
I have a stunning little cabin up in the Blue Mountains, sitting quietly beside a creek. You won't find anything quite like it.
*NOTE (4/11) I've blocked out December/Jan while i confirm timing of a renovation. If you would like inquire, please send me a message through the system. Longer bookings especially welcome and I can work around these.*
The building is an old shed that I have rebuilt from recycled materials; it is hard to describe, but it has affectionately been labeled 'The Hut'. There is one large warehouse style room with a loft bed, a day bed, a desk below the window and big slow combustion stove. The second smaller room is the sitting room/kitchen with an old school gas stove and everything you need for making a feast! Except a fridge...please read on.
This property is deliberately simple. Power is solar, water is gravity fed from a water tank up the hill, there is a loo with a view just behind the hut and the shower is outside in an old wine barrel. You may just have to trust me on this one - but once you have bathed with currawongs warbling, or showered under a starry sky, you can be transformed.
Now in talking of the simple charms, the hut is still extremely comfortable. There is instant gas heating and gas hot water. I supply lovely flannelette sheets, and soft towels. There are books, games, and rugs and wood for the slow combustion stove (for your first night). There is no internet, TV & phone service is spare. And yet it is not completely isolated.
The hut is only 5 minutes drive from Katoomba and the world famous Three Sisters. You can even catch the '697' bus from the train station. But then again, once here, it is best to stay... Hike down to Minni Ha Ha Falls, explore the extensive bush walks or jump across the creek and wander up the track to Leura for a beer at the Alex.
It is a hard place to describe in a few words so if you are curious, please send me a few words and I will respond happily. If you are going to book, please have your verifications sorted first. Thanks.
- There is NO 240 Volt power but there IS hot running water and a 12 volt (solar) lighting system
- Breakfast (tea, coffee, dried fruit, oats & powdered milk) and kitchen basics supplied
- It is very private but not isolated
- Yes, it is very warm. I have designed it this way:)
- I offer discounts for longer stays except on public holiday weekends when it a 3 night minimum
I want to acknowledge my photographer - Kat Parker. If you need a great architectural photographer, please enquire within...
Whole property - ie. Everything
Interaction with Guests
I like to meet guests where possible - tis a unique property. But you have the place to yourself otherwise!
Buses to Katoomba and then train to Sydney
Other Things to Note
You are coming for an experience as well as a place to stay. If you are after something that it not ordinary (in a peaceful kind of way) then you are in the right place.
Treat it like your beloved grandma's holiday home. Don't use the driveway - park at top and walk down to the sound of the frogs. Smoking outside only.