Located within walking distance from the Botanic Gardens on a quiet, no-through road, Huntington Cottage is nestled on 5 acres of magical gardens with a plethora of trees, birdlife, pathways and views.
Averaging 10°C lower temperatures through summer, Mount Tomah is the perfect place to escape the summer heat.
100 feet above the snow line and between 1 – 1.5 hours from Sydney metropolitan, this property has everything for the perfect weekend or holiday getaway. Escape the hustle and bustle of life as you drive the scenic Bells Line of Road and enter another world as you ascend into the clouds – literally... Close to restaurants, cafes and orchards.
Electric security gates framed with leighton greens and agapanthus greet you. Drive through to a magnificent view across the mountains and over the Botanic Gardens along a picturesque golden driveway lined with topiary trees and liquid ambers. Ready to welcome you at the end of the driveway, Huntington Cottage sits peacefully amidst leafy trees and birdsong offering covered parking for your vehicle.
With a large verandah to maximise your mountain experience, inside you'll find spacious living areas, a central fireplace, reverse-cycle air conditioning and sophisticated but relaxed furnishings. Two generous bedrooms, (1 king and 1 queen) a huge bathroom with double showerheads, laundry facilities and full kitchen with every appliance and utensil you will need including that all-important coffee machine. An endless supply of natural fresh mountain spring water supplies every tap and shower. All you have to bring is yourself...
DETAILS ABOUT THE COTTAGE
Covered parking for one car and room for additional parking. Large verandah with furnishings and stainless steel barbeque.
Generous living areas with deep, three seater and two seater lounges, throw cushions and rugs, large coffee table, stereo system, flat screen HD TV, DVD player and a library of movies at your disposal. Mood lighting creates the perfect atmosphere. A centrally located combustion fireplace with plenty of timber and kindling completes your cosy mountain experience. Dining area with timber table and comfortable chairs. A powerful but quiet reverse-cycle inverter air conditioner, full insulation, deep verandah and shade, keeps the cottage and you cool and fresh on the hotter days in summer.
A full size kitchen includes large stainless steel fridge/freezer, LG dishwasher, double sink, microwave oven, gas cook top, electric oven and large pantry. All utensils, cookware, crockery, glassware and tableware supplied. A picture window overlooks the garden. Huge bathroom with double shower, vanity, toilet and built in laundry. Spring and filtered water on-tap.
Main bedroom includes a luxurious king-size sleigh bed, oil heater, electric blanket, block out curtains, bedside tables and lamps and plenty of storage for your belongings. The second bedroom is a sunny delight, offering a queen-size iron bed, electric blanket, block out curtains, oil heater, bedside tables with lamps and a built in mirrored wardrobe. Both bedrooms are carpeted and beds have top quality mattresses and flannelette sheets in the cooler months for extra coziness. Luxury cotton towels supplied.
For your convenience upon arrival, a complimentary breakfast hamper is supplied and a coffee machine with a supply of premium coffee pods for that all-important morning (or afternoon) cappuccino, espresso, flat white, short or long black - your choice.
THINGS TO DO
During spring and summer, the days are truly glorious and usually around 10°C cooler than Sydney temperatures.
If you’ve come for a relaxing retreat, you’ll be happy to stay on the grounds with plenty of picnicking and photo opportunities. Stunning gardens and walks with an abundance of native birdlife for the birdwatcher. In the warmer months, you may even see rare black cockatoos flying amongst the treetops!
Otherwise, we are only a few hundred metres from Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens with all it has to offer including a fine restaurant with magnificent views.
Take a drive up to historic and beautiful Mount Wilson or further along to Lithgow or Bell where you can cross over to the popular tourist areas of the Blue Mountains such as the Three Sisters, Katoomba and Leura. Alternatively, take a relaxed drive just a little way down the mountain to explore a variety of orchards including 'pick-your-own', quality restaurants including ‘Bilpin Afire’ (formerly Apple Bar), cafes and roadside stalls. There are some other surprises for the observant explorer! Go for a bush walk in summer or just take a stroll down our quiet street.
Complete your day with a barbeque and outdoor dining with a glass of wine, or a cold beer and watch the mist roll in as the sun goes down.