About the property
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
NOTE REGARDING REVIEWS: Please note all reviews are from 2014 or earlier. The property had a different owner and a different name, Crabapple Cottage. Please ignore and give us a chance to generate current positive reviews.
Floris Garden Cottage is a recently restored classic weatherboard Blue Mountains home which offers you an ideal break from the hustle and bustle of living today.
Best suited to one or two couples, a family or small group of friends looking for a mountain getaway. For couples, there's plenty of room to each have your own space, but still come together in the dining and kitchen area for a meal. Three comfortable bedrooms, 1 queen, 1 twin and 1 single all with linen provided to make your stay more comfortable and stress free.
Enjoy an afternoon on the verandah overlooking the classic cottage garden. Created with loving care this garden emulates the famous work of Paul Sorrenson, just smaller in scale.
Stroll up to the Katoomba village for shops, cafes and restauarants or to Echo Point and the famous Three Sisters. Scenic World and the famous Skyway are just a few minutes drive. In fact you can now join the Skyway at Echo Point, visit Scenic World and return to Echo Point, so in effect all is within walking distance.
 This property is not suitable for children under 10 years as there is a garden pond in the backyard and constant supervision would necessary. The property owner will not accept this risk.
 There is an open fireplace and guests are required to take particular care when using. As the house is centrally heated, fuel for the fire is not provided, but can be purchased locally from service stations, hardware stores and even Woolworths. WARNING: The fire should be doused before retiring at night, as a smouldering fire can produce carbon monoxide or a fallen ember set fire to the house.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 6, 2018
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.
Take a hot water bottle!
We booked many months in advance for various reasons. Although the decor is lovely, the place smelt musty and did not supply electric blankets, so we had to go to bed in our clothes until we could buy a hot water bottle the next day. For the price paid, there was no effort to make us feel welcome, I would recommend looking elsewhere, especially since our concerns have been completely ignored by the owners.
 We would like to quote the first phrase of the email we received from the guest: "We had a nice weekend in Crabapple Cottage"  the owner does not receive guest emails as the property is managed. Unfortunately on this occasion the email found its way to the Spam/Junk folder and was missed until we saw the review posted on 24th May.  The above review fails to mention that the house is centrally heated and that as stated in their email to us the guests chose to turn the heating down or off as, in their view, it made the house stuffy. We really think that "going to bed in their clothes" was quite unnecessary, they just had to use the central heating appropriately.  Electric blankets are supplied at the house, they had just not yet been installed on the beds for winter as, in our view, it is not yet unreasonably cold. This is subjective and, with hindsight might have been ill considered.  Our office and mobile phone numbers are included on every email issued to guests. Had the guests called we would have come straight over and installed the electric blankets immediately as we provide support about 15 hours per day 7 days per week. Others guest at this and other houses have called and we have always responded promptly.  In our view and in the light of all the circumstances, we believe the above review is unfair, biased and does not provide the whole picture.
What a great place to stay for a weekend of walking in the mountains. Stylish but homely. Chose the
What a great place to stay for a weekend of walking in the mountains. Stylish but homely. Chose the cottage for it's proximity to the Mall for eating out but we found it so comfortable we opted for a bbq in the back yard and a game of uno.
We loved this cottage. Very clean and comfortable and short walk to leura shops. Great place to stay
We loved this cottage. Very clean and comfortable and short walk to leura shops. Great place to stay with kids. Totally recommend. Hope to return for another holiday!
I just wanted to say what a lovely weekend we had at Crabapple Cottage. You have done the place up b
I just wanted to say what a lovely weekend we had at Crabapple Cottage. You have done the place up beautifully. Will be sure to recommend it to friends!Thank you!
We had such a wonderful time in Crabapple Cottage. The cottage is so beautiful - by far the nicest
We had such a wonderful time in Crabapple Cottage. The cottage is so beautiful - by far the nicest rental house we have ever stayed in - comfortable, beautifully decorated - a beautiful home. The backyard was perfect for the kids to play in - sunny and protected from the wind - lovely to watch them play while we enjoyed a hot cup of tea on the deck. And the house was a very short walk to Leura mall - 5 minutes to a delicious bakery! We strongly recommend the Cottage. We will definitely be regulars.
Tastefully decorated holiday home within 5mins walk of leura ..Perfect stay, very relaxing. Place wa
Tastefully decorated holiday home within 5mins walk of leura ..Perfect stay, very relaxing. Place was clean and warm with a selection of blankets and tea for those chilly blue mountains evenings.House also has a travel cot! Perfect for families