Great mountains feel with tall trees all around. Clean, attractive, comfortable, interesting decorative features.
Gas kitchen and many mod cons such as a Jura coffee machine. Close to walks and lookouts and a pleasant 20 minutes walk to the cafes, restaurants and shops. Very quiet, lots of bird-song.
Fast wifi. A digital lock on the front door makes access simple for everyone. A new, very effective ducted central heating system.
It's a 70s house that was built with nice attention to detail. A leafy outlook from all the rooms and attractive established cool climate gardens with gentle terracing at the back which provides a number of different spaces to enjoy a tea, coffee or drink.
The back double bedroom (with an ensuite) feels like it is right in the garden. Comfortable lounge room with 55" 4K TV with access to Netflix HD. Another Netflix TV in the biggest bedroom.
Guests will have access to the entire house and gardens. There are three bedrooms with two queen beds and a king single. One of the queen bed rooms has a 50" 4K TV with access to our Netflix subscription and other streaming services. The kitchen is well-equipped and you're welcome to use whatever you need, including the various machines such as the Jura coffee machine, tea-maker, blender, microwave, slow-cooker, etc.
No access to the garage.
There is now a G..... Home in the kitchen. Feel free to order it around, ask questions, see what you think of it.
Besides the fast wifi internet (downloads speed test 10.5Mb per second) guests can make the following FREE phone calls:
Local & National Calls,
Calls to Australian Mobiles
International Calls (LANDLINES ONLY) to:
UK, NZ, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Canada, China, Singapore
If you would like to make calls to other countries (and to international mobiles), at cheap rates, you can, but please ask first.
Free printing! (Up to twenty pages, 10 cents a page thereafter, unlimited quantity.) Print out your tickets, itineraries, maps or whatever you want.
Assistance is readily available via phone or text.
It's a beautiful town and we are in a particularly beautiful part. You'll love it!
The back garden is fenced to contain small dogs. If you would like to bring your house-trained small dog then please do (but please discuss it before making your booking).
There is an okay fruit shop but other supplies should be bought in Katoomba (a 10-12 minute drive) as local stores are expensive and have a limited range. Katoomba has an Aldi (recommended), Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Target. For alcohol the large Dan Murphy in Katoomba is the best bet (enter the car park from Cascade Street and get the lift up to the shop). The Blackheath butcher shop is good but a bit pricey.
The Cassiopeia cafe in Lurline Street Katoomba is recommended. In Blackheath Anonymous and Victory cafes are okay. I prefer the atmosphere at Victory but Anonymous has slightly better coffee. Another option is the new General Store cafe, on the highway part of the shopping strip, which has taken the mantle for the best coffee in Blackheath. Around the corner are the three real estate agencies where you will see dreamers staring at the listings in the windows.
Behind the Victory cafe, in the old cinema space, is a very large antique and bric-a-brac store with lots of stallholders and generally reasonably good quality stock.
The best food in town is undoubtedly at Fumo (in Govetts Leap Rd, near the shops). Sydney gourmet style, mains $35+. Check out some of the articles about it online. I haven't been myself but guests have recommended Thai Silk, the Piedmont Inn and Escarpment Tapas. All these restaurants are in the Blackheath shopping strip.
In Katoomba the Family Hotel does a good line in traditional country dinners in a woody old dining room (mains around $20). The Yellow Deli (the one that's like a hobbit-house inside) does good casual food at pretty low prices but often has a queue (their loaves of bread are recommended - no queueing). On Katoomba Street, also at the bottom of the hill, the sushi and Korean places are pretty good, the Chinese one isn't.
The Hydro Majestic is in nearby Medlow Bath. Go in the late afternoon for a drink or high tea and watch the sun set over the Megalong Valley..
The Ivanhoe pub is country style and has attractive deco features. Gardiners hotel is also pleasant and roomy, it has a beer garden and better food than the Ivanhoe (the Ivanhoe may be okay for a light lunch but dinner, swamped in oily gravy, is better avoided altogether). All the motels and hotels (but not the upmarket resorts) are close to the Great Western Highway which has a lot of semi-trailer trucks, especially throughout the night. To my mind a stay in Blackheath is about the natural beauty (in the town itself and, of course, the national park) and the peace and quiet. You won't have that true peace and quiet if you stay at a place near the highway. At our place you will mostly just hear the birds, especially in the morning.
All the photos are not 'enhanced' in any way. The place will look better and brighter in reality.i
This is a place for the quiet enjoyment of the spectacular natural wonders that abound in the area. It is essential that the property is treated with due care. The right of neighbours to peaceful enjoyment of their property should also be respected.
从2017年9月22日 - 2017年10月07日起最少住宿4晚。
I am a semi-retired teacher in my 50s, married to Genevieve. I'm interested in lots of cultural and political matters and enjoy meeting travellers from around Australia and the world. It's also a reminder to continue travelling. Most recently we have been to Spain but we most frequently travel to south east Asia.
We love Blackheath, it has its own distinct low-key atmosphere and loveliness. It has so many wonderful walks and sights with easy access to the rest of the mountains and the west beyond.