About this listing
Sweet two bedroom brick 1950s cottage with original retro charm, peaceful and tranquil in beautiful World Heritage Blue Mountains. Ideal for personal or romantic retreats, restorative getaways or a relaxing base to explore the Mountains.
Located in Katoomba, Blue Mountains, World Heritage National Park.
Sweet 1950s cottage with some delightfully original retro features, giving the home unique charm. Very sunny and light filled with large windows that invite the greenery of the garden into the house. Two bedrooms, one master bedroom with double futon brass bed, and one child's bedroom with inner-spring single bed. The sunroom/study has double futon for day naps and lazing in the sun. Full bath for relaxing soaks in quaint, old-world bathroom.
The garden is large, quiet and private with many azaleas and rhododendrons.
Friends and family comment on the tranquility and peacefulness of the house. It is a sanctuary and perfect for a restorative getaway from the city, or for personal or artist retreat. Suit single, couple or family with one child.
The house is a short 35 minute walk to the beautiful Minni Ha Ha Falls which is a lesser known waterfall in North Katoomba, away from more popular tourist sites of South Katoomba. A romantic and tranquil spot for a picnic or just quiet reflection. The Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens is a 25 minute walk where you will find a corridor of heritage apple trees and a mosaic labyrinth for your walking meditation. Beautiful, 'secret garden' to discover and enjoy.
Please note that this is a home and you will be welcome to enjoy the 1950s quaint and retro charm with a respectful presence.
[NOTE: this house is better suited to those with a car as it is located approximately 30-40 minute walk to train/town centre. Taxi from Katoomba station to house costs approximately $12.00. There is a bus service with stop at front of house however, the service is only every few hours during the week and less on weekends.]
PLEASE READ HOUSE RULES BEFORE BOOKING AND NOTE LOCATION AND PROXIMITY TO TOWN CENTRE.
You will have entire home to yourself.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the house to yourself.
Beautiful Blue Mountains with historic towns of Katoomba, Blackheath and Leura. Many bush walks in area with natural rainforest and waterfalls. Visit the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Leura Cascades, Echo Point, The Scenic Railway and Cablecar, Megalong Valley, Jenolan Caves. Plenty of fresh mountain air. Katoomba elevation is 1017m. The township has a thriving artist community and is popular with eco-tourism. Many cafes and restaurants in the townships. Two hour train trip or one and half hours drive in car to the centre of Sydney to visit Harbour, Opera House, Museums Art Galleries etc.
House located in quiet residential street. There is off street parking. Minni Ha Ha Falls is a 35 minute walk from front door. Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens is a 25 min walk. Katoomba township, shops and train is a 40 minute walk or 8 minutes in car. Bus stop to town centre right outside front door. Bus comes 5-6 times a day during the week and 2-5 times on weekend.
Other Things to Note
There were chickens at the house, as mentioned in previous reviews, but Mary and Fluffy have now been adopted so they can have permanent company.
Definately NO SMOKING, no pets. Respectful noise levels to consider neighbours. Occupancy to be limited to those stated within the booking, NO extra guests or visitors. I request a NO party policy. Your respectful care of home and contents is essential. House MUST BE LEFT AS FOUND upon departure.