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Old Leura Dairy - The Straw Bale House

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

"I wish I'd designed this house" is the comment from visiting architect Richard.

"It's like something out of Vogue" sighs Suzanne.

Welcome to the Straw Bale House! The passive solar design of this magnificent house and the half metre thick walls made of straw ensure warmth in winter and cool in summer. 80% recycled materials add beauty and character of a unique design. Timbers from an old jetty on the Parramatta River, the luggage rack from a 1927 Plymouth, 7 metre bush poles, rusted corrugated iron, doors and windows from the Queen Victoria Hospital are only some of the creative materials used in the construction of this house. Filled with handcrafted furniture and fittings, and rustic treasures collected from 4 years of active auction hunting you will find every corner brings a new surprise. The house is comprised of 2 wings

Location

Leura is a 1 1/2 hour drive from the centre of Sydney.

A 10-minute walk will take you to the quaintest village in the mountains where you will enjoy the proliferation of cafes, galleries and shops.

Local Attractions

World Heritage listed Blue Mountains includes attractions such as the 3 Sisters, Valley of the Waters, Echo Point, Grand Canyon Bush Walk, Sceniscender, the Zig Zag railway. Old Leura Dairy is a short 5 - 15 minute drive from most attractions.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

Amenities

Leura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 6 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

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Old Leura Dairy - The Straw Bale House
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic for our stay. With two families including three children the house had heaps of space and was very well laid out. The complimentary wine and jam was much appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Greg, we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and the wonderful space that The Straw Bale House has to offer. Our welcome treats were there for you to enjoy and we are glad that you did. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jo
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5

Great for large groups

  • 5 of 5

This house was indeed built with straw bales and on the weekend we had 32 degrees one day 13 the next and were comfy in all conditions, add the fireplace and no one got cold. the large kitchen is set up for catering for crowds and we seated 15 around the long wooden dining table. Bedrooms were simple we had 5 king beds and 5 singles with kings able to be split. They were a bit firm for most of us but that would be only complaint. Nice touches such as quality shower products, DVDs, Cds, 2 bottles of champagne and jam were appreciated. 3 bathrooms was sufficient with the bathroom placed in-between the bedrooms to share. Its about 1km from train station and Leura mall which was a blessing as it was crowded on Saturday. Nearby waterfall walks at Gordon falls, croquet at Blackheath and the new arts centre at Katoomba provided lots of activities close by.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Wonderful place, fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely place - stayed with 18 of my friends and The Dairy felt spacious yet intimate and very special. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Stayz
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Map

Other Activities:

Echo Point, 3 Sisters

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 11 guests. Property has 11 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 guests

    Optional Costs
    Bed split available : $20 per stay
    Packages available s: $90 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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