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Zelma's Cottage - Leura Escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


Zelma's Cottage is a charming self-contained 'Blue Mountains' bungalow accommodating up to 8 guests. Ideally suited for one or two couples or small families, the cottage is located in a quiet area of Leura, just a few minutes' walk from the famous Leura village.

The cottage has been the family retreat for over 45 years. In early 2017, the cottage was lovingly renovated throughout with stunning polished wood floors, brand new fully equipped kitchen and bathroom and with elegant furnishings in every room.

The Cottage is set in an acre of beautiful gardens designed by world famous landscape gardener 'Sorensen", with many native birds and wildlife visiting the property daily.

A spacious living room, furnished with plush classic couches, cushions and coffee table flows into a dining room with a long country style dining table and sideboard. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to cook sumptuous lunches and dinners, as well luxury extras such as a Nespresso for coffee lovers.

Each of the main two bedrooms are beautifully decorated and feature queen beds, with a third spacious bedroom containing four bunk beds.

Gas heating throughout, with heating in the bathroom, ensures the cottage is always warm and inviting in winter, with window screens for the warmer months.

There is a spacious, under cover front deck for outdoor living with views over the stunning garden, as well as off street parking for two or three cars.

The cottage offers FREE Wi-Fi for all guests, along with a large FHD TV in the living room, as well as an extra TV/DVD combo in the master bedroom. All commercial TV channels are available, plus there is free STAN Entertainment channel and a selection of DVD movies in the living room.


Leura is a historic village with quaint little tea houses, craft and antique shops, bakery's nestled amongst turn-of-the-century buildings. Leura retains its own distinct identity with a real village atmosphere. It has been given the name 'the Jewel in the Mountains Crown' and is also known as 'the Garden Village'. Zelma's cottage is just 5 minutes' walk from Leura Village and you can visit many fine restaurants in Leura as well as Katoomba being only a 5 minute drive away.

Leura is an easy 90 minutes' drive from Sydney or 45 minutes from the Western suburbs, and can easily be reach by the train services that stops at Leura village.

Take a trolley bus ride or a double-decker bus which stop at all the main tourist attractions.

Treat yourself to massage and spa treatments with several beauty treatment salons available in Leura and Katoomba. An indoor Aquatic Centre and Gym in Katoomba is a great way to entertain the kids and get fit.

Bushwalking, golf courses, clubs are nearby as are the other major attractions for which the Blue Mountains World Heritage listed area is famous for.

Details are available in our information folder at the cottage.

Special Deal

LONG LAZY WEEK - stay late on checkout for only $49

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Susan Crossley
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough good things about the cottage. It is spacious, clean, a quick drive into town. A nice size kitchen. A good stash of rainy day games and movies. The backyard is huge - great for my little one to run around and get her energy out. We also had dinner out in the back a couple of nights. We checked out Fairmont Resort which is a 4 minute drive away - lots for kids and adults to do there too, and some nicer restaurants. We were really happy with our stay and would come again in a heartbeat.
Dec 2017
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Leura Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunks
  • 2 queen beds 2 sets of bunks
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Zelma's Cottage - Leura Escape
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most relaxing couple of days at Zelma's, we can highly recommend this beautiful cottage. Had everything we needed and more. Very comfortable and warm. The kids loved playing out in the huge back yard will hubby and I enjoyed a glass of wine. Very private and quiet. Close to town and some really great tourist spots.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Clean, Cosy, Great Location and Comfy Beds!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with another couple and their 2 children. The house was the perfect size and had everything we needed. The kitchen was very well equipped as I am a Chef and love to cook. The beds we so comfortable and sheets were crisp and fresh! Great selection of DVDs and board games where we could have quality family time, it was really hard to leave the house. We finally did and realized how close we were to the Leura Mall, Katoomba, great restaurants and the 3 Sisters. Everything was really only 5-10 mins away. We left feeling rested and totally enjoyed out stay in this tranquil cottage. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Fantastic Family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This place EXCEEDED our expectations. The pictures I've seen do not do it justice. Every thing we needed was provided. We ended up cooking dinners every night with alfresco dinning. A gorgeous cottage very nicely decorated, comfortable and super clean .... The outside landscaping was beautiful, very quiet and relaxing. We had a 3 week trip to Australia and this place was the BEST one we stayed at for the price. The location was prime. If we ever come to Blue Mountains again we would stay here again, but for much longer, 3 days wasn't even enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Zelma's was the perfect cottafe for our Leura visit! Really could have stayed longer. Best location and so cosy. Will definitely be back in Leura and planning to come back here! It's a beautiful cottage and thank you so much for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Unbeatable - A real gem in Leura

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the wonderful house and large leafy garden. Very tidy, spacious and clean. Perfect quiet location and close to Leura mall and shops. It's a carefully renovated place with modern lighting and high quality furniture. Very comfortable beds, too. A perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

What a great find!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful family stay at Zelma’s Cottage. Highly recommended for the brilliant location. Was just minutes by car from Leura Mall. We loved that great shops, restaurants, cafes and a supermarket were so easily accessible. The Cottage has been nicely renovated, is well appointed and very homely. We enjoyed our time relaxing there, when not out exploring. Will most definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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