Wychwood has an out of time effect. Its a former miners cottage built in 1907 and tucked away behind the main house. You could say Brian, the owner, restored it, except its unlikely any miner had the good fortune to enjoy the lifestyle this cottage offers. It has high quality benchtops made from recycled hardwood, a dropleaf table with two high back chairs, a comfy lounge, polished floorboards plus a a small but effective woodstove set in a tiled fireplace.
The bedroom has a bed high enough to encourage childish men to jump off it ( I didnt but was tempted), several layers of coverings, an electric blanket and a cosy heater. It was clearly better prepared for the cold than we were!
In the bathroom the black and white tiles lead you to a clawfoot bathtub , deep enough to sink into plus there is a separate modern shower recess too.
The mark of this place is not in the first look around, impressive though that is, it is the detail and small luxuries.
On the kitchen bench was a giant loaf of locally baked bread, fresh cake and a basket of fruit. In the fridge we found orange juice, milk, eggs, butter and jam. Also include was freshly ground coffee, two cereals and more than ten kinds of leaf tea.
The bathroom cabinet has toothpaste, bandaids, condoms and Panadol. Hanging on the racks are fluffy white bath sheets and bathrobes.
The living room is equipped with a TV, VCR, DVD and stereo with a great selection of books.
If its not clear yet, the message is that you can make this a cocoon. While the bushwalks of the Blue Mountains may tempt you and the lure of a quick trip over the mountains is inviting, no one need even know you are in the district as you curl up on the lounge, sip champagne and peek out the windows to watch the parrots feeding. RATING 19/20. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Owners note. Wychwood Cottage has a quiet peaceful location, a beautiful garden setting, exudes tranquility and romance in total privacy, yet it is located in the heart of Leura and only a short walk to the restaurants, cafes and shops. The cottage is suitable for couples only. There is no smoking on my property anywhere. Non smokers or allergy sufferers will appreciate that no one has ever smoked inside the cottage. I would prefer that you do not wear shoes inside and I can provide freshly washed slippers on request.
Free WiFi included.