The SpacePoet's Cottage provides elegant Blue Mountains accommodation in historic Wentworth Falls, a quick 5 minute drive from Leura village.
The stylishly restored 104-year-old cottage offers chic living amidst old world charm.
Self-contained, with plenty of pampering comforts, the cottage offers an open plan lounge and dining area, new kitchen and two bathrooms.
Snuggle up in the three bedrooms with queen bed, double bed, one king single and two single beds.
Watch honeyeaters sip flower nectar from your large entertainment deck, or wander through the established garden before enjoying the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, which backs onto your back gate. Then return to the cottage for a pampering spa.
Located just an hour and a half from Sydney, Poet's Cottage is perfect for couples, families, business travelers and nature and bird lovers.
The former home of a celebrated Australian poet, the Cottage combines a Blue Mountains cultural and historical experience with elegant luxury.
We would like for you to experience our little piece of heaven.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT MY HOME. IT WAS MY FATHER'S HOME. HE WAS AN AUSTRALIAN POET. HIS WORK IS SHOWN IN PUBLIC SPACES AROUND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS. THE COTTAGE IS A TRIBUTE TO HIS LIFE AND WORK.
* Fully renovated and restored 1912 worker's cottage on 1555 sq m property, adjoining the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park
* A quick 5 minute from Leura Village. A 3 minute drive from Wentworth Falls Village
At the end of the street are the historic Conservation Hut restaurant, beautiful views of the Valley of the Waters and the track to the National Pass and the Wentworth Falls waterfall - one of Australia's finest walking tracks
Romantic spa bath
Complimentary boutique MOR bathroom amenities
Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi
Cosy and warm - central heating in every room
Fully equipped modern kitchen with microwave and dishwasher
Weber BBQ available all year round
Original native timber Kauri pine fireplace (ornamental due to being in bedroom)
Polished Australian Spotted-Gum timber floors, sliding French doors and antique stained-glass windows in open-plan lounge and dining room
Original polished Baltic Pine floorboards in bedrooms and kitchen
New main bathroom with separate shower, toilet and luxury spa bath
New separate second bathroom with toilet, shower and in-house laundry
new full HD LCD LED Smart TV, VHS, DVD, CD player, radio, iPod dock
3 bedrooms - sleeps up to 7 guests
1 new Laura Ashley queen bed, 1 new Laura Ashley double bed, 1 antique oak king-single bed, 2 new single beds
Spotted-Gum timber verandah overlooking front garden with lovebird seat for two
Outdoor recreational large Merbau timber deck with two sling-back beach chairs, matching table, six antique timber chairs and round metal table with seating for four
The deck faces West and is the ideal location for relaxing with a glass of champagne and viewing the sunset.
Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: 1x King Single, 2 x Single beds
Port-a-cot available on request
Accommodates up t o 7 adults.
*Guests are refrained from smoking indoors and in the garden due to its close proximity to native bush-land
*We regret that pets cannot be accommodated
*In Autumn and Winter (May to November) warm outdoor clothing is advisable. Temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler or more than Sydney temperatures.
The prices listed are for 2 adults. For more than 2 adults there is a charge of $35 per person per night.
There is no charge for children 0-3.
An $85 cleaning fee is applied.
A $350 fully refundable security deposit is required for all bookings, no exceptions.
Special pricing and a 3 night minimum stay applies for long weekends, special local events and Easter, Christmas / New Year. The $85 cleaning fee does not apply to these bookings. Guest AccessEntire private home and garden. Bush walking trails back onto the rear of the property. Interaction with GuestsI am available during your stay via phone and email. Our neighbour, Ian, is available for on site assistance. The NeighborhoodWentworth Falls is a beautiful historic village within the upper Blue Mountains, offering some of the most spectacular bushwalks and views in Australia.
Originally called ‘Weatherboard’ after the ‘Weatherboard Hut’ built there in 1814, one year later the town was named ‘Jamison’s Valley’ by Governor Macquarie. In July 1867 the historic first railway journey in the Blue Mountains left Penrith station and travelled through to Weatherboard Station where the train terminated. In 1879 its name was changed to Wentworth Falls in honour of William Charles Wentworth, one of the three famous English explorers to first travel through the Blue Mountains.
Kings Tableland Area
Traveling up the mountains to Wentworth Falls via Bullaburra, when you reach the top of Boddington Hill you can turn left into Tableland Road and turn left into Queen Elizabeth Drive. At the end of the sealed road there is a fork in the road. Take the left hand fork for a 10 km drive to one of the most remote and beautiful picnic grounds in the Blue Mountains, Ingar Picnic Ground. The area known as ‘Kings Tableland’ offers almost haunting views. Kings Tableland is recognised as traditional land of the Gundungurra people. Care must be taken within this area to preserve the ancient Aboriginal site, Kings Table. It has been calculated via carbon dating that the land was occupied some 22,000 years ago! Back on Tableland Road, a further quarter hour drive takes you to Sunset Lookout or McMahon’s Lookout providing views of Lake Burragorang.
Wentworth Falls Village
Along Station Street you will find fine cafes, restaurants, antique and local stores and you are guaranteed to experience the relaxed local community atmosphere. Continue over the railway bridge into Blaxland Road and turn left into Sinclair Crescent which will lead you through a corridor of trees to the Wentworth Falls Lake.
Wentworth Falls Lake
The lake offers picnic and BBQ facilities, safe swimming, shelter and a children’s playground. Take some time to enjoy the beauty of the wild ducks on the lake. However, we would ask that you do not feed them, as they need to eat the foods that grow naturally in their environment in order to maintain good health.
Wentworth Falls Golf Club
Further North along Blaxland Road the golf enthusiast will find the 18 hole golf course of Wentworth Falls Country, Club where you can experience a round of golf in the refreshing mountain air of Wentworth Falls.
School of Arts
Further west along the Great Western Highway you will reach the next set of traffic lights. On the north side of the highway is Pitt Park and the Wentworth Falls School of Arts. ‘The Bathurst Traveller’, later renamed ‘Weatherboard Inn’ was an inn Built in 1826 at Pitt Park. Charles Darwin, the renowned scientist was reported to have stayed here around 1836. The School of Arts is a popular venue for stalls, markets and it houses Wentworth Falls' public library.
Charles Darwin Walk
On the south side you can turn into Falls Road. On the corner you will see a hardware store as well as the Wentworth Falls Bowling Club. From Falls Road you can start the Charles Darwin Walk. This walk can also be entered from the streets behind the Grandview Hotel. Further down Falls Road you will find Central Park and Murray Park. On the right before the Falls there is Falls Gallery, specializing in work by contemporary Australian artists such as Garry Shead and Wendy Sharpe. At the end of the road is Sir H. Burrell drive with a picnic ground.
Blue Mountains National Park
A walk into the Blue Mountains National Park from this point will take you to many spectacular natural attractions including Breakfast Point Lookout, Princes Rock Lookout, the Wentworth Falls, Queens Cascades and Rocket Point Lookout. Entering the bush further north you can walk to Empress Falls, Sylvia Falls, Lodore Falls, Valley of the Waters Picnic Area, Queen Victoria Lookout, Lyre Bird Lookout, Vera Falls as well as Flat Rock and Brittania Red Rock.
The Conservation Hut, winner of "Tourism Restaurant" in the 2008 & 2009 Regional Awards for Excellence is just a few minutes walk from Poet's Cottage. 'The Hut' is a great place to relax and experience light snacks and meals with delicious seasonal house specials offered most weekends. Getting AroundThere is off road parking for several cars.
Wentworth Falls has frequent trains to and from Sydney.
There is a taxi rank at the train station.
The local bus service stop is a few doors down on Valley Rd. Traveling down the mountain, the bus goes to Wentworth Falls.
Traveling up the mountain, the bus goes to Leura and Katoomba.
There is a great bicycle hire shop 3 minutes walk from the cottage called Bike Minded (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteYou need to let us know your time of arrival so we can ensure Ian is home to give you the key - we are not a hotel and do not have 24 hour check in :-)