Description

Chequers Court is a classic 1880s mountains weatherboard home with masses of charm. It retains many original features of the period, while providing all modern comforts.

This is the perfect venue to gather multiple generations of the family together or for a group of friends to spend quality time together.

Relax and discover the delights of crisp mountain air, quiet starry nights and long discussions or games around the kitchen table.

The Blackheath area is magnificent all year round. Enjoy scenic walks and picturesque day trips starting from the front door as you discover the many treasures nearby!

Spring gardens in the upper mountains are spectacular. Daffodils appear through the morning frost and flowering trees display their glory. Blackheath is renowned for its many Rhododendrons growing in private and public gardens. The cool evenings are perfect for enjoying the wood fuelled fire and hearty meals.

Summer brings sparkling days. A little crispness in the early morning and coolness in the evenings with the comfort of a rug and the fire. Enjoy long summer afternoons catching up with friends in the pleasant gardens.

Autumn features spectacular leaf colour. The gentler weather is ideal for long walks in the invigorating mountain air, sharpening your appetite for steaming soup, tasty casseroles and hot fruit crumble in the evenings.

Winter is a very popular time in the mountains. Enjoy the pleasures of Christmas in July and the Winter Magic Festival.

The House and Garden

Chequers Court can accommodate up to 12 people in the house and separate cottage. The property is always booked as one item so that you always have the property to yourselves.

See the floorplan in the picture gallery to get an idea of the layout. It's a bit like a Cluedo board without the secret passages!

The main house has 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms have queen beds and the other has a king bed which can also be made up as twin beds. There are two bathrooms in the house. The main bathroom has a clawfoot bath and separate shower.

The well equipped kitchen has a large extendable table and chairs, a wood burning combustion stove with an oven, 2 porcelain sinks with separate preparation areas, a dishwasher, microwave and gas oven with cooktop. There is also an under cover barbecue connected to natural gas just outside the kitchen door.

The house features a comfortable library/sitting room with a wide range of books for both adults and children to choose from. The formal lounge has a 3D TV, DVD player and gas log fireplace. The enclosed verandah wrapped around the house provides many cosy nooks for you to curl up with a book. There is also a handy ipod dock so that you can listen to your favourite music.

The separate cottage has a further 2 bedrooms, living area with TV/DVD player and its own bathroom. This is a great space for the 'kids domain'. Either bedroom can be made up with a king bed or twin beds. The cottage has a newly installed reverse cycle air conditioner/heater which provides a comfortable environment in any weather conditions.

Chequers Court sits on a half-acre block with plenty of interesting secrets to discover. The rhododendrons in the front garden are over 100 years old and are a feature in Spring. The secluded rear garden with its table and benches seats 12 people and is a lovely place for relaxed meals in fine weather.

Beautiful Blackheath

Blackheath has a National Parks Visitors Centre where local information on the area can be found. Details for walks from gentle strolls to more adventurous hikes can be obtained here. There are many walks, waterfalls, lookouts and spectacular scenery to enjoy. Blackheath also features a picturesque golf course, the Rhododendron Gardens and the famous Blackheath Pool in the Memorial Gardens. The "Rhododendron Festival" is held in the first weekend of November.

Blackheath has many interesting shops and cafes in a traditional country town streetscape. Antiques, old and new books, jewellery, clothes, galleries, gifts, homewares and more can all be found in the heart of town. Take a short drive out along the Shipley Road to visit the Logan Brae apple orchard.

Apart from great coffee at any number of cafes, there is great local shopping for any occasion, including a fabulous butcher, traditional fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens, well stocked supermarkets and two sourdough bakeries. So the choice is yours - shop and cook at home, or try one of the many restaurants. In addition to the popular cafes and pubs, Blackheath has several award-winning restaurants including "Ashcrofts" and "Escarpment". Booking in advance for these is recommended.

Local markets are held regularly in Blackheath. The growers market in the Community Centre (corner of Gardiners Rd and The Great Western Highway) is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month . It showcases local producers for fresh fruit and vegetables, assorted cheeses, freshly made breads, olives, oils, free range eggs, deli items, meats, pasta & sauces, baked goods, seafood, condiments, freshly cut flowers, plants, seedlings, plus many more surprises.

There are of course many more things to do. Continue along Hat Hill Road to explore The Wind Eroded Cave and the views from Hat Hill and Pulpit Rock. It is a short drive out to Shipley Plateau, Hargreaves Lookout with spectacular views and down to the Megalong Valley (where there is a great tea room). There are also many local galleries featuring the work of local artists. The Zigzag railway is a short drive towards Lithgow and is very popular with children. A day trip to Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens or Jenolan Caves is well worth the effort. Another fabulous experience is a visit to "Secret Creek" wild life sanctuary in a fabulous bush setting in Lithgow.

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Chequers Court is rated 4.9474 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warmth, country feel Great homely feel, a home away from home. Love that stove fire and bath tub.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from plenty of room for a family get together Plenty of room for the whole family with areas you could get away from everyone and read a book. Lovely fire. Very crisp clean sheets. Historic cottage. Everything you could need in the kitchen. We enjoyed our stay.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful old house, with a beautiful flower-filled garden, comfy beds. Good facilities for a large group. Excellent library! 20-30 minutes walk to the cafes, shops and bookshops of Blackheath, and very close to the start of the lovely Pope's Glen bushwalk to Govett's Leap.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We absolutely loved our weekend at Chequers Court - discovering the nooks and crannies of this gorgeous old house, jumping in the bath after a huge bushwalk, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The owners were very flexible with our check-out time, which meant we could lounge around enjoying the house for even longer on Sunday - definitely appreciated. We'll be back!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three mums & 4 teen boys had a marvelous time at Chequers Court. We felt welcomed as soon as we arrived into a warm toasty home. Mums were spoiled with a double sized room each. Boys were happy in their own quarter. Beds were firm with crisp clean linens and fluffy pillows. Wood fire also operates as an oven. We slow cooked 7 lamb shanks & hours later arrived home with just the perfect appetite for a well earned meal. The owners were prompt to reply and swift with bond payment return. This is going to be our second home!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a wonderful weekend at Chequers Court. Our entire family got together to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. The weather was dreadful but it didn't matter one bit. We stoked up the fire, cooked a full "Christmas in July" roast with all the trimmings, played cards and boardgames, sang loudly (and badly) and generally had a fabulous time. The house is comfortable and full of character and catered easily for a large group, with lots of places for people to be, rather than all crowded in together. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bbq is under cover so, despite the rain, we could still manage a big, cooked Sunday brunch and having 3 bathrooms was particularly helpful!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a lovely weekend at Chequers Court. The house is really charming, the kitchen extremely well equipped,the garden lovely, the lounge room very cosy, the beds comfortable and beautifully made up with nice linen... All you could possibly want from a house in the Mountains! Thanks again!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are 5 ladies who go away every year for a weekend in the Mountains. We stayed at Chequers and had such a great time. From having lunch in the garden, to cooking and chatting in the kitchen to sitting around the fire in the evenings, it was all perfect. Thank you.
Date published: 2014-01-23

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Air Conditioning in Cottage
Barbeque
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Dishwasher
Free Fixed Line Internet
Heaters
Ironing Facilities
Library
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Outdoor Eating Area
Parking
Separate Cottage
Stereo
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wood Burning Heater
Wood Fired Oven

Prices

Tariffs based on peak or low season with special exceptions for Public Holidays. Check out our special discounts for stays of 3 days or more.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 05 May 2014 for 15% off.

Special offer!

Great discounts for stays of more than 2 nights!

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $450 $1300 $2900 2 $50 $20
* $400 $1200 $2450 2 $50 $20
* $450 $1300 $2900 2 $50 $20
* $400 $1200 $2450 2 $50 $20

Exceptions*

The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $650 p/n
  • $650 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $250 p/s

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 10 adults. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.

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