The Gatehouse is a National Trust listed property located at Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 115km west of Sydney and is accessible by road or rail. The Gatehouse is a self-contained sandstone railway cottage, now privately owned, providing self-catering accommodation for short breaks or longer.
In the mid 19th Century the NSW Government Railways undertook construction of a railway across the Blue Mountains to the western regions of NSW. The Gatehouse is one of twelve identical stone cottages built to house level-crossing gatekeepers and their families. The Gatehouse at Medlow Bath was built in 1867 and is a picturesque landmark in the district.
The Gatehouse is within an easy stroll to Medlow Bath railway station and the Hydro Majestic Hotel. Medlow Bath is situated midway between the famous lookouts, walks and tourist attractions of Katoomba and Blackheath.
Accommodation is for 1 - 4 people and includes:
- 2 bedrooms (the master bedroom contains a double bed and the 2nd bedroom contains a single bed and a single size trundle bed)
- Lounge room with open fire place
- Dining room
- Bathroom (featuring a heated floor and claw-foot hip bath)
The Gatehouse is equipped with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, electric cooktop and oven, refrigerator, a sound system (Bluetooth, CD player and digital/FM radio), bedding (pillows, blankets and quilts), electric blankets, tablecloth, tea towels and firewood. Bed linen hire (sheets and pillowcases) and towels is available upon request for bookings made at least one week in advance.
From Sydney follow the M4 Motorway west to Katoomba/Blue Mountains. At the foot hills of the Blue Mountains the motorway become the Great Western Highway. Medlow Bath is the next township after Katoomba.
At Medlow Bath, do not follow the Great Western Highway over the railway tunnel. Instead continue straight ahead onto a side road. This side road is Station Steet. If you miss the exit for the side road, don't panic, turn left at the traffic lights and then right into Station Street.
Medlow Bath is a station on the Blue Mountains line. Timetable are available from the Transport NSW website.