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POET'S COTTAGE Blue Mountains Tranquility

Bedrooms 3
Space 365 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Winner - 2017 TripAdvisor Award for Excellence.

Winner - 2017 Guest Review Awards

Winner - 2013 TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental.

"Simply the best homestay experience we have ever had anywhere. Amazing settings, furnishings, amenities and such a lovely garden, it was a dream stay-cation for our family. We would recommend it to any of our friends in a heartbeat, and would love to return. Thank you for making our stay in the Blue Mountains unique and memorable. All the best! Happy 2018!" Etienne, Sandi, Nathalie, Charles, Kira and MuiMui from France, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. January 2018, guestbook feedback.

Nestled alongside Australia's breathtaking Blue Mountains' World Heritage National Park, Poet's Cottage offers elegant accommodation with the charm of a bygone era, only 90 minutes from Sydney's CBD.

Originally built in 1912, the cottage is located on the edge of the beautiful Valley of the Waters, a quick five minute drive from charming Leura village and a three minute drive from historic Wentworth Falls. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and accommodates up to 7 guests.

This stylishly restored and extended 105-year-old property offers the best of both worlds - tranquility and quiet away from the tourist crowds yet it's just a quick 5-minute drive from charming Leura village.

Self-contained, with plenty of pampering comforts, the cottage offers an open plan lounge and dining area with a new freestanding gas log fireplace and a well equipped kitchen. Snuggle up in the three bedrooms with a queen bed, a double bed, one king single and two single beds.

Watch honeyeaters sip flower nectar while relaxing on your entertainment deck, or wander through the large garden before enjoying the beauty of the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, which backs directly onto the property. Then return to the cottage for a pampering spa.

Poet's Cottage is perfect for couples, families, trekkers and nature and bird lovers.

For a romantic, adventure or family getaway of simple elegance and comfort, spoil yourself and enjoy all the Blue Mountains has to offer. We would like for you to experience our little piece of heaven.


3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bedroom 1 - Laura Ashley Queen Bed

Bedroom 2 - Laura Ashley Double Bed

Bedroom 3 - 1x King-Single Bed (antique oak with new mattress), 2 x Single Beds

Accommodates up to 7

Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi and Netflix

Complimentary boutique bathroom amenities

Nespresso Creatista Plus coffee machine for cafe quality coffees

*January 2018* new Smeg electric stove and gas cooktop

Complimentary coffee pods, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Basic pantry supplies such as oil and vinegar

High quality linen (incl. towels)

Off-road parking

Port-a-cot and high chair available on request.

Finer details:

Fully renovated and restored 1912 worker's cottage on 1555 sq m property, adjoining the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park.

A quick 5 minute drive from Leura village. A 3 minute drive from Wentworth Falls village.

Walking tracks at the back of the property lead to the historic Conservation Hut restaurant, beautiful views of the Valley of the Waters and the track to the National Pass and the Wentworth Falls waterfall - one of Australia's finest walking tracks.

Cosy and warm - central heating in every room

Regency freestanding gas fireplace

Fully equipped modern kitchen with microwave and dishwasher

Polished Australian Spotted-Gum timber floors, sliding French doors and antique stained-glass windows in open-plan lounge and dining room

Original polished Baltic Pine floorboards in bedrooms and kitchen

Samsung 32" Smart TV, iPod/iPad dock, VHS, DVD, CD player, radio, wireless bluetooth speaker

Spotted-Gum timber verandah overlooking front garden with lovebird seat for two

Outdoor recreational large Merbau timber deck with two sling-back chairs, matching table, six antique timber chairs and round metal table with seating for four.

The deck faces West and is the ideal location for relaxing with a glass of champagne and viewing the sunset.


We regret that we cannot accommodate weddings.

Guest are refrained from smoking indoors and in the garden due to its close proximity to native bush-land.

We regret that pets cannot be accommodated.

In Autumn and Winter (May to November) warm outdoor clothing is advisable as temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler than Sydney temperatures.


The prices listed are for 2 adults. For more than 2 adults there is an additional charge of $45 per adult / $15 per child per night.

There is no charge for children 0-3.

A $95 cleaning fee is applied.

Special pricing and a 3 night minimum stay applies for long weekends, special local events and Easter, Christmas / New Year.

Please note that a $450 fully refundable security deposit is required for all bookings, no exceptions.

Gift vouchers are now available. Perfect as a unique gift for a special occasion - treat a loved one to a relaxing getaway.

More Details

Property Manager
Sophia Kevans
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Simply the best homestay experience we have ever had anywhere. Amazing settings, furnishings, amenities and such a lovely garden, it was a dream stay-cation for our family. We would recommend it to any of our friends in a heartbeat, and would love to return. Thank you for making our stay in the Blue Mountains unique and memorable. All the best! Happy 2018!
Dec 2017
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Leura Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Includes laundry facilities
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spa bath, separate walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 antique king single bed, 2 new single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 Laura Ashley queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 Laura Ashley double sleigh bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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POET'S COTTAGE Blue Mountains Tranquility
average rating of 4.927273 based on 56 reviews

Attention to detail is amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Poet's Cottage was the perfect venue for a relaxing getaway with friends. Close enough to the shops but still far enough away from the hustle and bustle! The owners have thought of everything, from a great selection of teas right through to mozzie coils and sunscreen. I could not recommend this property highly enough. Very deserving of its 5-star rating. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway, great location

  • 5 of 5

The excellent reviews are spot on! The owner, Sophia, was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! The cottage is in excellent shape with every amenity you can think of. She really thought of everything a guest would possibly need. The communication and reply to email is great also... I always received a response within a few hours. The location is excellent and within 6-8 minute drive from numerous cafes and groceries. The hiking trails are a 10 minute walk a way. We spent 3 nights at the cottage and it was an amazing time. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to spend anywhere between 2 nights to a week away from the city.

Thank you to Sophia for a wonderful experience.


Bryan & Ana


  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb home, location and attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

We had two nights here and it left us wanting to stay longer. It is a lovey home with beautiful features and much attention has been paid to quality in putting the interior together. The location was perfect for us as we were close to bushwalks in the daytime. Sophia provides terrific information and service - her communication is excellent and thoughtful . We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly Derek for taking the time to write this detailed and thoughtful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage and we look forward to your return.
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Wentworth Falls

First-class cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Poet’s Cottage with my family for four nights. We wanted a relaxing holiday away from it all and we weren’t disappointed. The cottage is first-class - it had every thing we needed and more. It’s next to amazing Blue Mountains treks and the views were breathtaking. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the poets cottage! Really beautiful location, very tranquil and also very comfortable with well equipped kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rahul for your lovely review. I'm really glad that you and your family enjoyed staying at Poet's Cottage! We look forward to having you stay with us again in future.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great location near the Falls, modern with excellent kitchen and amenities. Great central heating. Very clean and well looked after. Would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Valley of the Waters

Canyoning, abseiling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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