Abelia offers guests a unique experience in Leura. A 1930s mountains cottage, with a large garden in a quiet position just a five minute stroll to Leura village, Abelia has been recently renovated. With chefs kitchen and polished floors, it is set among trees in a large garden planted for food, birdlife and flowers. This is a sustainable garden, nourished by natural horticulture methods.
Inside, Abelia is light and spacious, yet cosy and warm with an open fire, gas heating and sun flooding through north facing windows during the day. All rooms have windows facing the garden. Our linen is home laundered, fine quality cotton, with feather duvets and electric blankets for winter warmth.There is a bath for soaking in.
Sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the traditional mountains garden planted with rhododendrons, fruit trees, roses, azaleas, daffodils, daphne and all sorts of old fashioned plants.
Wander down meandering paths in this quiet oasis and pick your own vegetables, herbs and berries (when in season) from the extensive kitchen garden. At the moment we have: raspberries, rhubarb, parsley, lettuce, jerusalem artichokes, spinach, silverbeet, spring onions, green tea (we have a tea hedge) and most herbs
Enjoy the company of our three bantam hens, secure in their cosy house, and gather their eggs in the laying season. Feed them some wheat in the afternoon and they happily peck around.
Cook in style with the Italian Bertazzoni stove. Oven cooking with gas or electric. Anyone can be a masterchef with this fabulous stove! Our cupboards are stocked with basic ingredients and our kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher - you can even bake your own bread with our well tried recipe!
At night, listen for the ringtail possums which can be seen running along the fence and into the trees. It is possible to photograph them from a safe distance. For the protection of these resident possums we are unable to welcome dogs.
Ideally suited to one or two couples, who like to treat yourselves, Abelia is a place where you can relax and enjoy the mountains lifestyle, home grown food, stylish cottage, lovely garden, yet so close to everything Leura has to offer. Perfect peace with the convenience of restaurants and shops less than five minutes walk.
Relax. This is the good life!
Here is what the guests think (from Abelia Guest Book)
What a lovely time had here at Abelia! Clean and comfortable, all we had to do was light the fire. Generous stack of firewood, and the gas heater is very warming and homely. Enjoyed cooking in the state of the art kitchen and helped ourselves to fresh herbs and salad from the gorgeous garden. Would definitely come again. (Sydney guests)
What a fabulous place for our weekend away...toasting marshmallows over the fire...strolling into Leura.......scenic bushwalks. We love the Blue Mountains and Abelia was a great base. Just wish we could have stayed longer! (Newcastle guests with baby)
Great couple of days away. lovely fire place and location. We would definitely love to stay here again Perfect getaway for two. (Couple, Sydney).
Thanks for entrusting us with your lovely home. It truly felt like home away from home. (Guests from South Africa)
Thank you for sharing the magic of Abelia with us! We enjoyed roaring fires, and gorgeous rhubarb and spinach form the garden. Your wonderful oven turned out delicious lamb shanks with the greatest of ease. I couldn't imagine a more perfect getaway. We will have to come back as we missed the possums!
So cute and cosy. All we could have asked for in a home away from home. The kids loved roaming through the garden. We loved the home grown vegies and warm open fire.
A fantastic weekend. (Couple with 3 children, Sydney)
Thank you for the lovely stay. Your garden was a snowy winter wonderland for our kids and your home cosy and warm. (Couple with 2 children, Sydney)
Such a pretty place to stay! We are totally relaxing an enjoying mountains life. My favourite thing is sitting in the garden with a glass of wine. Wishing we come back again.Thank you! (Couple with baby)
Thank you for a very comfortable and happy stay. We loved the fresh herbs and lettuce leaves to add to our salads and sandwiches. We will be happy to recommend Abelia house to other visitors to this beautiful part of Australia. Best wishes! (family from South Africa)
Four year old (from Sydney) and granny and David from Argyll Scotland, had a wonderful time here. Lovely warm home away from home! A great place to explore the blue mountains. Abelia is a lovely place.
We have spent wonderful days at Abelia! You have a beautiful cottage in nature and we have enjoyed walking in the blue mountains and seeing amazing landscapes. Thank you for the peaceful time! (group of friends, France)
Thank you for this lovely little place to stay, everything was great, very well equipped kitchen, wonderful garden; we had lettuce and fruits daily. (group from Germany/Australia)
Fantastic getaway from Sydney! Great location, cosy spaces for chilling out and a fantastic garden for an outdoor meal. Already looking forward to coming back and taking advantage of the vegies and kitchen! We'll be telling our friends about Abelia!
We had a lovely stay, the house feels like a home! Wonderful garden, enjoyed having the herbs with dinner. So close to Leura village but still very quiet.
Cosy up by the open fire or explore lovely Leura, with its stunning and varied walks and views, its range of fine restaurants, coffee shops and the friendly Hotel Alexandria.
Experience retail indulgence in our famous cherry blossom lined main street, in a wide range of interesting shops with fine quality at surprisingly good prices.
Take a 15 minute stroll to the escarpment, to Olympian or Ellysian Rocks and stand on the edge at sunset, watching the sun colour the cliffs. This is always a magestic sight.
Picnic in the Everglades, Leura's famous Paul Sorenson garden, or take a walk to the toy museum to experience Australian children's history and 'Leuralla', one of Leura's finest old estates.
Leura is on your doorstep - you can park the car and leave it.
A bit further afield in the upper mountains
Head to Katoomba for a drink at the landmark Carrington Hotel for some luxury mountains hospitality - via cliff walk, train or five minutes drive.
Visit the mountains villages of Blackheath, Wentworth Falls and Mt Victoria. Enjoy the water life at Wentworth Falls Lake, and the many walks and lookouts throughout the upper mountains.
Lunch at one of the famous old mountains hotels, or try one of the fine restaurants in Katoomba or Blackheath.
Book a horseriding experience in the Megalong valley and enjoy the scenery in a different way.
Visit Jenolan caves, a comfortable, scenic drive along the Cox's River and over the high country near Hampton. Allow time for a caves tour, to experience the magic of this hidden treasure.
- All firewood provided
- Chefs kitchen, all equipment basic ingredients
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Gorgeous bertazzoni stove
- Ironing Facilities
- Large organic kitchen garden
- Linen Supplied
- MP3 and IPOD dock good sound
- Open Fireplace
- Quiet and peaceful location
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
Special weekday rate: 4 nights (Monday to Friday) for $440 per couple during mid rates. Enjoy the peace of Leura and Abelia during the week. Abelia is a great place..... we are now offering a special deal to maximize the weekday bookings. We want you to eat more of our vegies!!
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.
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