Valerie & John
About Valerie & John
I have always loved the Blue Mountains as a child it was very exciting to visit. Having grown up in North Sydney, close to the CBD it was the complete opposite to where I lived. Eventually when it became possible I managed to buy this property with the hope that others may have the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of Bluebell Cottage, the surrounding bush and all the native birds that frequently visit the property. Sometimes the noisy white cockatoos make a bit of a racket but they are so charming with their antics.
Valerie & John purchased this House in 2002
Why Valerie & John chose Leura
Bluebell Cottage was currently being built when I purchased it. I fell in love with it as from the whole back section the windows are large and overlook a terraced garden as well as huge mountain trees. The four seasons that we enjoy in Australia come to reality as all the foliage and outlook changes each season. The autumn is splendid when all the trees change into various colours and then drop all their leaves. The spring comes and all new green growth appears all renewed. Summer is much cooler than the city allowing a lot of outdoor activities to occur. Winter is the time to light up our wood fire and turn on the electric blankets. Usually sometime during the winter season we see some snow. Shops in Leura Village are quaint and interesting and great spots to enjoy good food and coffee.
What makes this House unique
I love it because it is spacious, comfortable a lot of our guests comment it is great because the feel so at home. One of our guests described it as being a large tree house sitting in the middle of a lovely garden. Many guests have commented that after a busy day either sightseeing or bush walking find it so relaxing to return home to.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking in house. Smoking outside on deck ok
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Additional guests not previously booked attract a $40 per person per night.
If guests are staying on garbage collection days we request that our guests put bins to curb. We advise them prior.
When leaving or departing the cottage please ensure no appliances air conditioner, heaters etc.are left on and all doors are locked.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A peaceful well-appointed little oasis in a perfect setting!
This outstanding, peaceful little oasis in the Blue Mountains was perfectly situated to provide easy access to all the walks and sightseeing we planned. Extremely well-appointed, immaculately maintained with an awesome private bush garden, all within an easy stroll to Leura Mall, which is full of an amazing array of shops, markets and places to eat. Easy access to all the tourist attractions. Wish we could have stayed much longer. We'll definitely return!
Dear Adrian & Vicki, It was a pleasure have you stay at Bluebell Cottage and leaving it in such good order. With other guests cancelling due to the fires you were a positive 'light' and we appreciate it. Hope you can visit again soon.
Valerie & John
Lovely property with a few drawbacks
A lovely home with great attention to detail. Valerie and John have thought of everything you could need. A few minor maintenance things that we fed back and I'm sure they'll fix.
It is very close to Leura shopping center as advertised, but ... it's seriously steep with no walkways or lighting at night. It's not really walkable.
And while there are 2 bathrooms as advertised, the 2nd bathroom which services the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms is located a long way away - right outside bedroom 1.
But overall it's a great place to stay. If not wanting to walk into town and the bathroom configuration isn't an issue for you, then we would highly recommend.
Thank you for your feedback re repairs. All done. We have a spotlight comes on automatically covering carport and stairway at night. Also a porch light operating manually to be left on if necessary. Also a railing for extra security. I apologise if you were inconvenienced
Lovely property, with amazing wood fire AND heating. Snowed while we were there, made the experience that much better! Cold outside but toasty in. Great location! Can’t fault property at all.
Cosy, clean, perfect mountain getaway
Fantastic property, impeccably presented. Great fireplace with lots of firewood provided. Lovely landscaped gardens front & back with seating to relax in. Comfortable beds, spacious lounge room ideal for couples, families & group getaways. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again & recommend to others.
Thank you Jenny for your very positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Bluebell Cottage. We would be very pleased to welcome you back in future.
Valerie & John
Great property, felt very homely. Very clean and great little touches like the fire going for us when we arrived, DVDs for the kids, bird food for the locals. Definitely recommend. Thanks Val and John.
Everything clean, complete and all worked. Stunning garden! Loved it!!
Many tourist attractions are close by. Tourist buses operate daily and cover all the special sights available. At the Visitors shops at Glenbrook (foot of the mountains) and at The Three Sisters (Katoomba) have detailed information available to travellers including bush walking maps which are graded. Taking the Scenic Railway down the side of the mountains, followed by a walk through the valley illustrating the history of the area. The return journey up the mountain can be in a new cable car with beautiful views. A trip to Jenolan Caves makes an exciting day out about 1 and 1/2 hours from Katoomba. You can self drive or organise a coach trip. Many organised trips are available. Details and bookings can be made from both visitors centres. If relaxation is what you desire just relax on our large rear deck at Bluebell Cottage and enjoy the native birds that visit the property. A BBQ is available allowing you to enjoy outside cooking and relaxing dining on our outdoor setting. Our information folder at the cottage has many cafes including take-a-way options.