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Elsewhere Retreat - relax on 40 acres in Megalong

Bedrooms 4
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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.


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


*3 bedrooms have Queen sized beds

*1 bedroom has 2 King Single beds or 1 King bed

All have:

*Crisp white linen

*Electric blankets

*2 pillows per person

*Woollen duvets

*Built in wardrobes with shelves and hangers

*Bedside tables and reading lamps

*Electric oil heaters

*Ceiling fans

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.


*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


*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

*Meandering creek

*4 mountain bikes

*Totem tennis, shuttlecock, Boules, Frisbees and more


*European stove and double oven

*Large fridge/freezer



*Espresso machine

*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).

Going Elsewhere

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.

More Details

Andrew & Louise
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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


Blackheath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The ensuite bathroom contains a shower, toilet and vanity and can be locked on 1 side to service just the master bedroom or used to service 2 bedrooms as required. The main bathroom has a shower and separate bath as well as vanity and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 x King Single beds can be converted to 1 King double bed
  • All bedrooms have overhead ceiling fans, built-in wardrobes, bedside tables, bedside lamps and alarm clocks. Beds are made with crisp, white linen, Woollen duvets and 2 pillows per person. Electric blankets are on each bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • forests
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Elsewhere Retreat - relax on 40 acres in Megalong Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Berry, New South Wales, Australia

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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St. Ives, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent Property for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maitland, NSW, Australia

Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Dawn, We are pleased that you enjoyed the tranquility and facilities at Elsewhere
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely country retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are so pleased you enjoyed your few days "Elsewhere" and hope to welcome you again some time
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  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible. Within 24 hours of arrival, I felt like I'd taken a peace pill, stripping all stress from my veins.

This is seclusion and tranquillity at its finest.

The very occasional plane flying far, far above is the ONLY sound you will hear indicating that other humans are out there somewhere.

There are too many pluses to mention but I'll try:

Watching a full moon rise from the viewing seats on the hill.

Waking up to the spectacular web-like mists laying over the valley, and watching them turn pink as the sun rises.

The smell of woodsmoke from the combustion fire in the late afternoon.

Laying in a hammock on the verandah for hours on end, reading and watching willy wag tails flitting across the lawns while the sky puts on a magnificent rolling cloud show above.

The books, the eclectic CDs (everything from Mozart to Melissa Etheridge), the awesome sound system, the luxurious sheets and towels, and the little extras like Aerogard.

And this property is brilliant for dog owners. The perimeter fencing is excellent and my two little dogs had the time of their lives. They ran for several hours straight after arrival, dancing after the myriad butterflies and birds and I don't think they stopped smiling for the whole three days. They saw their first kangaroo, cow and red-bellied black snake - which was interesting!

The owners are lovely and easily contactable. Thank you Louise and Andrew for the champagne and Lindt balls - combined with a hammock and a good book they made a nirvana-like combination!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that Elsewhere was the tonic you needed it to be and that you enjoyed the solitude and peace and our facilities.... Thanks for taking the time to write this glowing review too.. we do appreciate it and hope we can welcome you back to the magic of Elsewhere sometime soon
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Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia

Brantwood Cottage

  • 5 of 5

had a great time & everything they said about the property was true - excelent communications with the owners

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

walks, views, log fires, birds

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!)




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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