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Saskatoon Cottage Leura

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for a getaway, Saskatoon Cottage is a one bedroom cottage set in the grounds of Saskatoon, a Heritage Listed garden.

The lounge room is cosy and comfortable and has extensive views of the garden. There is a gas log fire, TV, DVD, CD player and AM/FM radio, iPod/iPhone dock and a range of DVDs, books and games for you to use, possibly while enjoying a drop of our complimentary port.

A continental breakfast of home baked bread and fresh fruit is provided for the first morning. There is a separate eat-in kitchen with a gas stove, microwave, toaster, fridge and sink and coffee machine. We also provide the essentials: tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam, sugar and condiments. For dinner check out our favourite restaurants, bars and cafés, or cook up a storm on the BBQ under the pergola.

Accommodation is for up to two couples, with a queen size bed with cotton sheets, cotton blanket, down doona and electric blankets, and an en suite with thick, soft towels and excellent heating for cold mountain mornings. There is a double sofabed in the lounge room if required (an additional fee applies).

Please note: ONE NIGHT STAYS are available at Saskatoon Cottage just $230.00 per night.

The cottage will be closed for bathroom renovations from August 24 and reopening September 18, 2017.

Late checkout is available.

Special occasion? Choose our celebration package to help you make it memorable with hand made local chocolates, fresh flowers and a bottle of wine for an extra charge of $75.


Saskatoon Cottage is not suitable for children over the age of 1.

The cottage is a strictly non smoking area.

No pets.

About the cottage and garden

The cottage is set well away from the house and offers privacy and excellent views of the garden. There is ample off street parking.

Designed in 1946, Saskatoon is a fine example of Paul Sorensen's cool climate garden design, incorporating mature copper beech trees, oaks, maples and silver birch, as well as azaleas, rhododendrons, a woodland walk and a moss walk. The flowering cherry in the front garden is splendid. The garden is spectacular all year round and is absolutely magnificent in spring and autumn. It is tranquil, spacious and has abundant bird life.


Paul Sorensen (1890 - 1983) was a landscape gardener born and trained in Denmark. He had experience working in gardens in Denmark, Germany, France and Switzerland, some of which were in large estates with extensive grounds. He arrived in Australia in 1915 and settled in the Blue Mountains in 1917.

Sorensen is recognised as an accomplished landscape gardener having either designed or influenced the design of many gardens in New South Wales. He was celebrated for his distinctive designs and his mastery of the use of the dry stone wall technique combined with a skill in managing dramatic changes of levels in gardens. He is reported as being extremely versatile with skills in design, propagation, planting and the building and maintenance of gardens of a wide range of size and style.

Local Attractions

Saskatoon Cottage is opposite the Leura golf course, a 5 minute walk to Everglades Gardens and a short walk to bushwalks, views and Leura Mall's shops, cafes and restaurants. The local bus to adjoining townships and local attractions runs past the front door.

Don't miss:

- Bushwalks - www . bluemts . com . au / info / thingstodo / bushwalks

- Magnificent valley views

- Leura Mall

- Leura Cascades

- Everglades Gardens - just around the corner

- Sublime Point Lookout - at the end of the road

- Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum

- Wentworth Falls, Katoomba (Three Sisters) and Blackheath

- The Scenic Railway (the world's steepest incline railway with a gradient of 52 degrees!)

- A little further afield lie the Jenolan Caves (3+ hour return trip)

Our favourite restaurants, bars and cafés:

- Unique Patisserie - Katoomba (Malaysian/French, $)

- Leura Garage - Leura (café/brunch, $$)

- Rubyfruit - Leura (vegan, $)

- Cortado - Lawson (café, $)

- Sanwiye - Katoomba (Korean, $)

- Ashcrofts - Blackheath (contemporary European, $$)

- Vesta - Blackheath (International, $$)

- Silk's - Leura (modern Australian, $$$)

- Teapot Museum - Leura (high tea, $$)

- Katoomba Brewing Company and Bar - Katoomba (bar, $$)

- Lawson Cake Shop - Lawson (bakery, $)

- Bakehouse on Wentworth - Leura/Blackheath (bakery, $)

A spot of shopping?

- Faulconbridge Farm - Faulconbridge (antiques/vintage)

- Pink Flamingo - Hazelbrook (antiques/vintage)

- Victory Theatre Antique Centre - Blackheath (antique/vintage)


- Magpie Markets - Lawson

- CWA Markets - Leura

- Rotary Markets - Glenbrook

- Mountain Craft Markets - Blackheath

- Regional Markets - Lithgow

Local artisanal products to try:

- Josephan's Chocolate - Leura

- Casey's Vineyard - Oberon

- Pine Crest Orchard - Bilpin

- Bakehouse on Wentworth - Leura

- Jannei Cheesemakers - Lithgow

- Katoomba Brewing Company and Bar

- Carrington Cellars - Leura - gourmet deli products and local boutique wines

Other activities:

- Pétanque (boules) in the garden

- Yoga at Mountains Meditation Yoga up the road

- Golf across the road

- Massages at the Fairmont

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Other Activities:

A weekend escape from Sydney


Leura Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests


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Saskatoon Cottage Leura
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 52 reviews
Coogee, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful Cottage in a quiet location in Leura

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and especially the gas log fire and comfy bed. Easy drive or walk into Leura shops and Katoomba. The hosts were lovely to greet us on arrival and provided a nice breakfast as well. We will definitely stay again. A great alternative to overpriced hotels in Katoomba.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Stuart. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Cosy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this comfortable 1 bedroom cottage! It had all the basic necessities needed to get by for 2 nights. The shower unit is a bit snug but manageable. Very close to all the attractions the Blue Mountains offers. We also had a personal tour by the owner of the beautiful winter wonderland heritage gardens!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect little Leura cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely little break as an overnighter from Sydney. The cottage was perfectly clean and decorated and had all we needed - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia

Cosy and warm

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Saskatoon...the hosts were friendly and welcoming. The cottage was comfortable and was just what we were after.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Patrice, it was a pleasure to have you staying in the cottage. Look forward to having you stay again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

My little retreat

  • 4 of 5

This was my second stay at Saskatoon.

Just like when I stayed in 2015, Saskatoon does not disappoint...we had a lovely cosy time, relaxing, sipping tea, watching a movie or two. I find it to be the perfect retreat from the city and from the craziness of life.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It was great to see you again Natalie. The next time you come, our renovations will be completed and there will be a sparkling new shower, new couch /sofabed! Look forward to seeing you again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A restorative and romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Back again for another awesome stay in the mountains - this is a great base and the perfect location for walking and hiking. Gordon Falls is close by and we continued on to the Three Sisters and back.

The cottage was as cosy and warm as we remembered, and we appreciated the same thoughtful touches including the breakfast with home-baked bread.

We spent a bit of time at the Mall and had a special dinner at Silk's on Liz's recommendation.

Thanks again Liz and Jane!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Optional Costs
    Celebration Package: $75 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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