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Elsmore Cottage - secluded retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

"Elsmore" Cottage

This little cottage started it's life as a one room gardener's hut around the turn of the nineteenth century. It remained reasonably untouched until the early 1990's when it was extended and modernised. The land was used until the 1960's as a flower farm with Dahlias and Gladioli grown. Many of the dry stone walled terraces can still be seen on the property. Elsmore is also renowned for it's Rhododendrons with their huge pink flowers on display from late September until early November. While 8 mins walk to the Imperial Hotel, "Elsmore" is a true hideaway. It is also within walking distance of local bush walks and rock climbing areas.

The house is ideal for couples seeking a quiet and cosy getaway or for families. There is a rear deck for a morning coffee or an afternoon refreshment.

Elsmore is hidden in the trees surrounded by gums and rhododendrons, which display a mass of pink flowers in spring.

Features Include:-

Accommodation [max 4]

- Master bedroom with double bed

- Bunkroom with 2 single bunk beds

- Double Sofabed in living room


- TV with built in DVD & CD player

- Selection of movies and CD's

- iPod dock

- Library of novels and climbing / mountaineering books

- Collection of outdoor adventure magazines

- Selection of games


- Cooking Facilities

- Microwave

- Coffee machine [coffee supplied]


- Slow combustion wood heater [limited wood supplied]

- Electric heaters


- Linen supplied

Location and things to do:-


- 1.75 to 2 hours drive from Sydney

- 8mins walk to Mt Victoria village - general store, Mt Vic Flicks and train station

- 5mins drive to Blackheath shops, restaurants etc

- 15mins drive to Katoomba

- 25mins drive along Darling Causeway and Bells Line of Road to the Zig Zag Railway and Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

- 50mins drive to Jenolan Caves

Things to do

- Bushwalking and rock climbing / abseiling / canyoning for the more adventurous

- Play tennis at the public court in Mt Victoria village

- Wander down to the pub for a beer

- Watch a movie at the Mt Vic Flicks

- Horse riding at various places within a short drive

- Ride the steam train at Zig Zag railway

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2017


Mount Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Romantic
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 queen
  • forests


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Elsmore Cottage - secluded retreat
average rating of 4.181818 based on 11 reviews
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Family bush retreat

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here as family of 4. Elsmore offered the bush retreat we were looking for which was a rustic feel and secluded location - even had a friendly kangaroo watch us shower! Very warm house for cold nights. Close to local cafe and the art cinema is recommended. Host was great to deal with. Great for bushwalking too.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Elsmore was just adorable! Facilities were great and the house had everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Bed was comfy and the linen was crisp! Fire was great, but the heaters worked well on their own as well.

The driveway is steep and slippery so we parked at the top to avoid getting stuck. Can be hard work carrying heavy bags up and down.

Location was great as was the property, which overlooked relaxing bush landscape.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cute cottage

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location and great local bushwalks but the second bedroom's bunk situation isn't really appropriate for guests bigger than small children. There is no oven which is very disappointing. The fire facilities in the loungeroom are great.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

I've been to Elsmore many times now - for me its paradise. The location in Mount Victoria is like another world away from the city, the views are spectacular, and its rustic but in a way that I love. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 2 of 5

Rustic surroundings but disappointed with the accommodation. The cottage was musty. It was full of cobwebs and dust. I am an asthmatic and due to the dust, it got aggravated. I was hoping to breath in some fresh mountain air during my stay but alas that didn't happen.

There was a huge spider behind the photo frame above the master bed, not sure whether it was poisonous or not.

The toilet seat needs to be changed, it was old and stained.

The deck was nice but no deck furniture to sit in and enjoy the view, were forced to take out the uncomfortable wooden dining chairs, hence sitting out was not a pleasant experience.

All in all not worth the price we paid.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Hong Kong

Good value, cute cottage with lovely outlook

  • 4 of 5

The cottage provides good facilities, with a big main room, a sofa bed and a double bunk. Cosy for 5 and likely best for 4 but we enjoyed it very much regardless as our kids (10, 8 and 6 y.o.'s) could get about in the bush for a positive experience. Lovely outlook straight into national park, so sunny and pleasant sit on the terrace with a cuppa.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

mountain escape


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 4 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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