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Wattle Cottage cottage

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

quaint country cottage - A nature lovers dream getaway


Wattle Cottage is a cute fully self contained cottage in a rural setting with wonderful views of the Blue Mountains - ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful get away.

2 night minimum stay is required on weekends.

This cottage is quaint and cozy ideal for a couple ! ( sorry no children )

we do have our own website just search wattlecottage home to see this for great rates and our other holiday cottages in the mountains before sending enquiry or booking thru stayz .

- Dog owners seeking a country escape

- Writers/ artists retreat (quiet location / beautiful scenery)

- Freshwater fishing base

(trout and bass in lake lyell 5 minutes drive away)

- Animal / Bird watchers / bush walkers

kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras, and echidna

Private and peaceful with plenty of wildlife and lovely views.

Combustion wood fire in lounge room

Firewood is available by the bag at petrol station on the way to cottage.

Split system air conditioner for heating or cooling if you dont wish to use the fire.

Outdoor chimenea - sit back watch the sunset spend the rest of the night stargazing and toasting marshmallows

Wattle cottage has a fully fenced large private garden that surrounds the cottage

great bush walks on the large property

Fishing gear - Bait available at Lake Lyell

Wake to the sound of birds singing outside your bedroom window

plenty of wildlife - kangaroos / wombats and echidna etc..

Dam close by to cottage for yabbie fishing

(this dam is outside the fully fenced garden)

fresh water swimming / boating / fishing at Lake Lyell 5 minute drive away

Outdoor entertaining area / BBQ with views out over

the Hartley valley and the Blue Mountains ranges.

Lounge and bedroom ( queen size bed ) with views out over the

pretty cottage garden.


5 minutes from Lake lyell /swimming / fishing / water sports

40 minutes to Oberon - High country trail rides / quad bikes

15 minutes from Lithgow town/shops/supermarket/bottleshop

35 mins to Jenolan caves

30 - 40 mins drive to Blue mountains tourist attractions or Bathurst

35 minutes to newly opened ziz zag brewery (boutique beers )

Our driveway is aprox 1 km long and on an unsealed road

It may not be suitable for very expensive low profile sports cars or

owners that do not like to take their cars off the bitumen.

We have a small Hyunda i30 and it travels on it every day without any problem.

The cottage has parking space but it is not undercover.

( hand raised pets )

PET COWS - Boo , Bella and Minature Cow Scarlet

HORSES - Bobby and Minature horses Billy and Bunny

Cleaning bond of $100 applies to all bookings

( refundable after property inspection )

weekends have a minimum of 2 nights stay ( exception may be made for last minute booking or if 1 night is available between bookings - one nights stays will be charged at a higher rate, no last minute discounts apply - last minute discounts do not apply to already discounted rates)

Weekends are classed as any dates that include either a friday or saturday night and will be charged at that rate. ( stayz will send an incorrect rate in this event and we will send you correct pricing )

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts


Flatscreen TV / digital free to air and plenty of satellite foxtel channels - sports / lifestyle / movies / childrens / music / history / national geographic / discovery / comedy / just to name a few (great reception) . DVD / CD and great movie/music library

Split System Air conditioner for cooling / heating

Slow combustion wood fireplace

Telstra Mobile reception is good and Optus phones too.

Queen size bed with dual control electric blanket and quality cotton sheets / feather doona and fluffy Bathrobes (we have pillows but please bring your own if you have preference for a particular type)

(cot or single foldout for child also available - this can be set up in the main bedroom)

Kitchen - with large bar fridge/toaster/kettle/gas stove and oven /electric oven/sink/ microwave

All kitchen crockery and utensils for cooking

(please bring your own tea towels)

Shower and toilet with eco loo.

Smoking in not permitted inside the cottage

PETS BY ARRANGEMENT ( Please mention on enquiry - not all our guests bring pets )

PETS - 2 small to medium sized dogs or one large only

please advise breed and size on enquiry.

some occasions we do not permit pets

so please let us know if you wish to bring your pet with you .

Well behaved , quiet and animal friendly only - Your pet will love it here.

Aggressive, dangerous dogs are not permitted on the property !

- Pets welcome inside if house trained

- We do require all dogs remain on a leash when walking

thru the paddock where the cows and horses are located.

- Freshwater swimming at Lake Lyell

- Secure fenced area around the cottage aprox 100 sq metres

suitable for both small and large dogs- this includes the BBQ area

which has a large grassy area for dogs to run around

- Gravel garden around the cottage and entertaining area

with willow fence 1.8m height.

- Not suitable for dogs that will dig under fences or

can jump over (aprox 1 meter at lowest point )

- Doggie door for small to medium dogs

- We do request the owners with pets that shed hair use the vacuum before departure

- All pets are to be treated for fleas and have had their yearly vaccination before arrival at the cottage. vaccination certificate may be requested

Please be aware bond will be retained if there is a need to deodorise / vaccume or wash blankets /repair damage or pick up doggie poo from the garden.

- We have a list of pet friendly cafe's and restaurants for you to visit with your pet

Sheltered balcony steps out onto garden for pets if you want to leave them outside while you are away or they can use doggie door to access the cottage ( We ask that you do not leave pets inside alone if there is any chance they will scratch doors or fly screens ) - please do not leave dogs alone if they are likely to bark the entire time you are away, we do understand that dogs may bark occasionally and that is fine.

If you need doogie day care - please contact susan at Blue mountains pet resort in Blackheath and mention wattle cottage and the name Fiona.

More Details

Fiona or Michael
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why Fiona or Michael chose Rydal

we bought this property because we wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of city life with large open spaces ,peace and quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

Very friendly farm animals ( pets )

we are not farmers so our animals are members of the family and very used to humans

We also love history so the cottage is filled with unique little treasures and special things collected over many years of antique hunting


Rydal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • please advise if you are bringing a pet with you upon enquiry we only allow up to 2 small or medium dogs / or one large dog
  • We do ask guests to leave the cottage tidy on departure smoking is not permitted inside the cottage.
  • Well behaved quiet pets welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - one queen size bed
  • queen bed fitted with 100% cotton sheets dual control electric blanket french doors out onto garden and covered deck
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Pet friendly


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Wattle Cottage cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

super clean and verry well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Wattle cottage way exceeded our expectations. everything has been thought of and was verry clean! The mini horses were friendly and so were the owners. thankyou so much for an amazing relaxing weekend away. we will definitely be back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia

A hidden gem!

  • 4 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this property, beautiful views, a quaint little cottage and plenty of facilities and supplies. Very private location and the hosts also respected privacy. A must for anyone looking for a quiet retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lilyfield, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely and quaint. Perfect for 2.

  • 5 of 5

This is a small and very comfy house. Well fitted out and perfect for a couple. The owners have thought of everything you'd need and it's all there. The garden around the house is perfect and the view is amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thankyou !
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Sussex Inlet, New South Wales, Australia


  • 4 of 5

Peace and quiet.....Beautiful views and wild life...Perfect

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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made my wife happy

  • 5 of 5

Best if you are seeking some quietness. you could hear yourself thinking. my little daughter loved to play with BILLY and BUNNY. Bring your food as no shops nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for the review - I am sure billy and bunny the mini horses loved your daughter too. just so others wo read the review know lithgow town with shops is a 15 to 20 minute drive away
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Amazing country house

  • 5 of 5

We did expect a quiet stay in a nice country house, but the place completely exceeded our expectations! We enjoyed every minute we spent indoors and outdoors. Rustic details and decorations made it feel like it was sweet home, while cosy fireplace helped to survive the night frost. Saw wombats and kangaroos in the snow, and farm animals were super friendly as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your great review! we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see some snow - its always an amazing experience when it happens. Regards, Fiona.
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

lake lyell / jenolan caves

Enjoy peace and quiet surrounded by great scenery birds and native wildlife.

Visit Jenolan Caves and lake Lyell for swimming , fishing and watersports




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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