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Bell Retreat - City Escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

• Truly remarkable views over millions of acres of National Parks.

• 7.5 Acres of mostly cleared open paddocks with enough native bush for privacy.

• 3 Bedroom Home.

• Close to Public Transport - Railway Station

• Only 15 minutes from Blackheath, 25 minutes from Katoomba and around two hours from Sydney CBD

With panoramic views over millions of acres of National Parks, this 7.5 acre property is called "Bell Mountain Retreat" for good reason. With views to Mount Wilson, Mount Irvine, Mount Tomah, Mount Tootie and even Mount Warrawalong 105 km away in the Hunter Valley! Sitting on the verandah and sipping a cuppa in the warm morning sun is a truly wonderful experience. The Upper Blue Mountains climate is lovely with temperatures never getting above 35°C - in fact while Sydney swelters in the thirties, this area enjoys refreshing temperatures in the twenties. Fresh mountain breezes are a delight in summer, and with the property at 1,070 metres above sea level, occasional snowfall is a wonderful treat. We add a Christmas tree for ambience for Christmas in July annually celebrated in the Blue Mountains region!

Sharing its back boundary with the Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park, the property features lovely open paddocks with the comfortable three bedroom home situated high and offering simply stunning views. Imagine waking up and seeing adorable wallabies feeding in the paddock with mist slowly rising from rugged valleys surrounding the famous Blue Mountains sandstone rock formations and pagodas. "It's like your own private Three Sisters" - which has been remarked several times. Direct access to walking trails in the Wollongambe Wilderness is available right from the property's back gates. The property extends downhill to the National Park boundary, meaning the view is yours forever and can never be built out or screened. Kangaroos regularly hop around the property.

The modern three bedroom brick home is surrounded by a bull-nose verandah and has lovely timber features throughout. Large windows bring the stunning view right into the living room and bedrooms. The home features a slow combustion wood heater, reverse cycle air conditioner, gas stove, gas hot water system . The home features easy access and is single level accommodation.

There is a lot of wildlife around the property including kangaroos, possums, wallabies and many varieties of birdlife.

The kitchen features lovely Tasmanian Oak timber doors to the cupboards, a modern gas stove, outside venting range hood and a modern Bosch dishwasher. The bathroom has a lovely country feel, with plenty of timber and lovely tile patterns with sparkling brass fittings.

The home is surrounded by established gardens featuring some truly beautiful plants such as a huge Weeping Cherry Tree and a massive Crab Apple that just explodes in huge blossoms every Spring. Beautiful Honeyeaters, Wrens and Finches happily hop along the branches of the ornamental grape vine and shrubs that grow along the verandah. Other quality plants include Daphne, Flowering Plum, Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub, Hebes and of course no cold climate garden would be complete without lovely Rhododendrons and Camellias.

Nature abounds and the property would well suit birdwatchers or bushwalkers.

Bell is in a great central location, being only 10 minutes drive from Mount Victoria, 15 minutes from Blackheath, 20 minutes to Lithgow and 25 minutes to Katoomba. This property would suit a young family, a group of singles or retirees wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of town, but still enjoy easy access to public transport and is only a one hour drive from Sydney's outskirts, and two hours from Sydney CBD.

The renowned award winning restaurants of Blackheath are only a 15 minute drive or train ride away. Bell Railway Station is located within walking distance from the property.

This property would make a perfect location for a Yoga or Health Retreat .

Comfortable Accommodation In A Breathtaking Environment

Bell Mountain Retreat is a comfortable 3 bedroom cosy cottage.

It has open plan kitchen,dining and living area with a slow combustion log fire which heats the whole house in winter and there is air conditioning for the summer months.

Sleeps a total of 8 guests

The property has a full kitchen complete with juicer, microwave, slow cooker, toaster, flat sandwich maker and laundry facilities

Bedroom 1 : King Bed

Bedroom 2 : Queen Bed

Bedroom 3 : Double bed

For winter comfort , all beds have electric blankets!

There is a comfortable double sofa bed available in the living room

Only 2 hours pleasant drive from Sydney CBD

There are two ways to get to Bell Mountain Retreat from the CBD

You can get the M4 and Great Western Highway all the way to Mount Victoria turning right onto the Darling Causeway or you can travel through Richmond and along the Bells Line of Road.


We decorate the cottage and supply wood for burning and heating the whole house and put up a beautiful tree inside with lights. It usually snows at Bell during July and August so come well rugged up!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017


Bell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Bell Retreat - City Escape
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay, perfect place to get away to, great views,great fire.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Easter long weekend was extremely busy in the Blue Mountains, but Bell Retreat was a quiet and peaceful escape from the crowds. It was a very comfortable place to go back to at the end of each day. A well equipped house with warm, comfortable bedding and a lovely wood-burning fire. There was plenty of room for our family of two adults and two kids. Beautiful views over the mountains, especially in the early morning and late afternoon.

The location is only a short drive to Lithgow for all the essentials, and not much further to the major attractions in Katoomba and elsewhere.

I would definitely recommend Bell Retreat for accommodation in the Blue Mountains for anyone happy to stay outside of the major towns.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Serenity of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Every single thing was clean and thought for. We absolutely felt like home . It's amazing experiencing the greatness of the mountains and having this much comfort at the same time. Thanks heaps !

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Great house with spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Bell Retreat and we were really sorry to leave. The house had everything that we needed and more! The kids loved the play equipment and Bob the horse, and we loved the peace and quiet and discovering a side of the mountains we were less familiar with. The view was spectacular, as was the cherry blossom which was in peak flower. We highly recommend this property and hope to be back before too long!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Bell Retreat is truly amazing with kangaroos all around the property and great views. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Amazing holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this house because we wanted a quiet holiday with a great view to just sit and relax and enjoy each others company. We got all the amenities of home and extras. It was so nice to have a fireplace to warm the home and sit beside. Electric blankets on the beds meant we didn't get cold even when going to bed. We would highly recommended this place to stay in. The owners were excellent with their communication and directions. If we are ever down that way again we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments We are always pleased to hear people had a pleasant stay Do let us know when you wish to return Snow has fallen in Bell recently making the scenery magnificent
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Peak Crossing

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mountain View, wonderful views in the mountain air and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. The home is paradise away from the frenetic pace of the City
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Other Activities:

Bush walking


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 6 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

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