About the property
- House861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Supremely private with stunning views and all home comforts
Rather be Elsewhere? Then Escape to Elsewhere Retreat and enjoy a unique Blue Mountains experience in the magical Megalong Valley.
*COMPLIMENTARY FIREWOOD, CHAMPAGNE, SATELLITE TV, WIFI INTERNET & LINEN. SUNDAY LATE CHECKOUT - ANY TIME YOU LIKE so much more.
Elsewhere Retreat is a secluded haven on 40 acres with stunning views of rolling hills and escarpment in the magical Megalong Valley. It is supremely private with no other house or accommodation on the property or visible from anywhere on the property, yet only 20 minutes from Blackheath and all the attractions of the Blue Mountains.
The house itself is graced with cathedral ceilings, picture windows, open fireplaces and all modern amenities, including furniture and fittings to the highest standard so that your comfort is guaranteed.
There are breathtaking views from every window and wrap-around verandahs on all sides of the house from which you can gaze at the escarpment, or just follow the sun from East to West as the day unfolds. Explore the 40 acres and follow the meandering creek or sit and enjoy the view from the viewing seats above the house. Whether you grab one of our bikes to explore or choose to snooze in a hammock or rocking chair on the verandah, you cannot fail to be captivated by the magic of Elsewhere
All linen and firewood is provided and there is an extensive library of books, DVDs, CDs, videos, games and even mountain bikes.
We pride ourselves on making Elsewhere your home away from home, trying to provide every little thing you would expect to have in your own home - which is why so many of our guests come back to stay again and again. Don't just take our word for it - read our guests' reviews.
At Elsewhere, there is plenty to do or nothing to choice is yours.
Detailed Features of Elsewhere
4 BEDROOMS SLEEP 8 IN SUPREME COMFORT.
*3 bedrooms have Queen sized beds
*1 bedroom has 2 King Single beds or 1 King bed
*Crisp white linen
*2 pillows per person
*Built in wardrobes with shelves and hangers
*Bedside tables and reading lamps
*Electric oil heaters
The bedrooms are serviced by 2 bathrooms. The main bathroom has separate shower and bath and a separate toilet room too. The other is a 2-way en-suite that can be locked on 1 side and used by 1 bedroom or unlocked it can be used by 2 bedrooms. It includes toilet, shower and vanity. Hair dryers and toiletries (soap, bath gel & body lotion) are provided.
RELAXED OPEN PLAN LIVING WITH CATHEDRAL CEILINGS & PICTURE WINDOWS
*Italian leather sofas and armchairs
*Massive roaring open fire & separate wood combustion fire
*Overhead ceiling fan
*Large flat-screen TV with Foxtel connection
*Entertainment unit complete with DVD, video player, stereo and Ipod jack
*Extensive library of books, DVDs, videos and CDs
*Games cupboard with large selection of board games for children and adults
*8 Seater Dining table
*4 kitchen bar stools
STEPPING INTO THE GREAT OUTDOORS AT ELSEWHERE:
*Wrap around verandahs complete with dining table and chairs at each end
*7 burner BBQ with roasting hood
*Picnic table and market umbrella
*Rocking chairs & deck chairs
*Expansive lawns all around the house
*Beautiful rose, herb and native gardens
*40 acres of walking tracks
*4 mountain bikes
*Totem tennis, shuttlecock, Boules, Frisbees and more
CHEF'S KITCHEN COMPLETE WITH EVERYTHING REQUIRED TO WHIP UP A GOURMET FEAST
*European stove and double oven
*European cast iron pots and pans.
*Plenty of matching white crockery, glassware and cutlery
*Large selection of platters and serving bowls
*Bamix, mixmaster, electric carving knife
*Selection of herbs & spices and many more surprise inclusions
There is also a large laundry with washing machine, dryer, ironing board and a covered clothesline.
In case of emergencies we even have a back-up generator as well as a first-aid kit.
Please note that there is a fishpond at Elsewhere and so children must be supervised and responsibility taken for their safety around the pond (and the creek too).
Elsewhere Retreat in the Megalong Valley is less than 2 hours drive from Sydney and is reached via a magnificent rainforest descent from Blackheath.
Its location offers the perfect balance of proximity to the many attractions of the acclaimed Blue Mountains but with the advantage of blissful solitude, no prying neighbours or other guests, magnificent views and the chance to see our wonderful fauna at close range.
Weekend rates start at $1200 for up to 4 guests and go to $1800 for a full house of 8 guests. Arrival is from 3.00pm on Friday and departure anytime on Sunday.
Weekly rates go from Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday and start at $2400 for 4 people.
Mid week rates from $1500 for 4 people
For your added security, this property "Elsewhere Retreat" is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.
Andrew & Louise
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Andrew & Louise
We love providing all the comforts of home for our guests so that you feel as if you are being welcomed into our home rather than a sterile holiday house
Andrew & Louise purchased this House in 2001
Why Andrew & Louise chose Blackheath
Elsewhere was the only property we found that had the perfect layout for guests with bedrooms all down one end of the house with a door to the large open plan living/dining area. Then there was the view and the peace and quiet! Just sublime... The light changes throughout the day, the birdlife provides constant entertainment and it is just so magical! Words do not do it justice. One guest wrote in our visitors book that she had finally found Utopia.... and that says it all!
What makes this House unique
The privacy The views The peace and quiet
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Beautiful bush retreat close to Sydney
House is beautiful and feels like a remote retreat but it's close to Sydney. Being City folk the cows scared us a little but otherwise great place for families and pets!
THE TOTAL ESCAPE FROM CITY LIFE
As a person who works in Sydney, in a high pressure occupation as a commercial solicitor, I was very pleased to have found Elsewhere , less than 2 hours from my home on the North Shore.The absolute quiet and isolation of this property ( albeit in a five star Country house, including internet in case of emergencies at work,) instantly relieved my stress. I could have been anywhere without any thought of Sydney, even though I was only 2 hours from home.
Although isolated in the Megalong Valley down from Blackheath, the location offers many attractions , as well as those available in the Country house itself. In addition to magical sunsets , clean air and starry skies, there is a wonderful winery in the Valley, within 15 mins drive, as well as a teahouse /restaurant, only 10 minutes away, which not only serves food and wine as good you will find in Sydney city cafes , but which is also deservedly famous for its Devonshire teas, with home grown jam.
The owners of Elsewhere are very accommodating as well as being very pleasant. Nothing is a trouble.
Bottom line is, that I will be returning within the next few months with the whole family , so as to make use of all 4 double bedrooms.
I cannot recommend this experience more highly, which is why I have taken the time to write this review.
The Perfect Getaway
Our stay at elsewhere was one of the best getaways we've had.
The house was very clean and well equipped with everything you'll need.
There is so much to do in and around the house, like bike riding, bush walking, bird watching and much more or could simply do nothing and sleep on the hammock and gaze into the mountains. The land had abundant wildlife ,there were kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and many birds. The stars at night were incredible, with shooting stars flying by every few minutes. The area around the house was well secured so the family dog was free to roam around and explore. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we'll definitely be back.
Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back to Elsewhere some time kind regards Louise & Andrew
Excellent Property for a relaxing holiday
We spent 5 days during Christmass holidays at Elsewhere and we loved every moment. The property is well maintained with all required facilities. If you are willing to explore, there is plenty to do both indoors and outdoors. A lot of thought has gone in to planning the facilites at the property making sure the stay is enjoyable.
Excellent property and location
We had a very enjoyable stay at Elsewhere, the facilities and inclusions were excellent. Enjoyed the champagne and chocolates! The creek was very picturesque as were the views from the house and viewing seats. Very quiet location which was great. Would definitely return.
Thanks for your feedback Dawn, We are pleased that you enjoyed the tranquility and facilities at Elsewhere
Lovely country retreat
Perfect place to get away from it all for a few days. The property is excellent and the house caters for most needs and is very comfortable. Would definitely return.
we are so pleased you enjoyed your few days "Elsewhere" and hope to welcome you again some time
Elsewhere Retreat is located in the beautiful Megalong Valley, 10km from the centre of Blackheath. It is supremely private with no other dwelling on the property or visible from anywhere on the property. There are 40 acres of bushland and a meandering creek that winds through the property giving you lots of opportunity to explore and marvel at the Australian Flora and Fauna or you can simply swing in a hammock on the wrap-around verandah and watch the world go by (slowly!)