Waratah Cottage is an executive holiday cottage in the heart of Katoomba village, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, antique shops and art galleries, as well as being within easy walking distance of the World Heritage-listed Echo Point.

Featured as one of the top 4 places to stay in the Blue Mountains by Australian Country Style.

The property is luxuriously appointed with granite benchtops in the fully equipped kitchen, travertine marble flooring and a deep rectangular spa in the bathroom, a wood-burning fire for cosy winter evenings, beautiful furnishings, original artworks and crisp white linen and towels supplied.

The cottage is totally self-contained and compact, ideal for one to two couples or a small family, with a beautiful sun-drenched hardwood deck complete with built in BBQ for dining or simply star gazing.

This original miner's cottage, built in the late 1890's, has been lovingly restored and features special details such as heart-stamped convict bricks dating back to 1840 and wonderful dry stone walls bordering the superbly crafted exotic mountain garden, boasting cherries, camellias, cypress and maples.

Simply laze in the cottage on a winter's day by the fire, lie on the superbly crafted wraparound seat under the cherry tree on a spring or summer afternoon with a pillow, a cup of tea or glass of wine, enjoying one of the many magazines or books from the cottage library.

This cottage is so easy to inhabit you won't want to leave its welcoming, warm surrounds.

The bedrooms

There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other a double. The queen room opens onto the verandah through French doors. Lie on the bed and let your thoughts drift up into the sky through the clear panels in the roof and the huge surrounding shade trees. This room has a black and white theme, toile de jouy fabrics and white linen, with hanging space for clothing and an electric blanket for cooler nights.

The double room, also with toile bedspreads themed in a soft pink and cream, is quiet and cosy. Enhanced by a beautifully restored storage cupboard, it has hanging space and an electric blanket for cool nights.

Both bedrooms feature quaint, recycled French doors with glass panelled uppers to allow the light in, covered for privacy with beautiful fabric curtains.

Living room

The cottage living room is central between the bedrooms and features the original 6" wide baltic pine floorboards, graced by a rich Persian rug. A huge 3-seater lounge and two cosy armchairs are provided for your comfort in front of the slow combustion wood fire, TV/DVD and DVD library. The front door leads out to the verandah which wraps around to the BBQ and outdoor eating area, bordered by cyprus pine hedging and glorious on a sunny day. Enjoy!

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property Beautifully presented. Luxurious and comfortable amenities. Just a short walk to Katoomba shops. I look forward to staying at Waratah Cottage again and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The cottage was beautiful and plenty of space, will be back again very relaxing long weekend with nice walks and great food. Thank you
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The property was cosy with the fireplace and heating,plus electric blankets.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cottage was so appealing it was hard to leave it to go out at night for dinner. The fire place was fantasic. The only downside to it's location is the lane way you need to drive up, one way and narrow, making it awkward for parking car on property.Warratah cottage is 5 star and we will be back !!
Date published: 2011-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very stylish Cottage with every comfort needed! We would definitely stay there again!
Date published: 2011-04-08
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine

DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities
Open Fireplace, Spa Bath
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
pure wool and organic cotton underlays/ extra thick


We have a two night minimum on weekends unless last minute 3 days prior.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 29 May 2015 for 5% off.

Special offer!

Two weeknights for two people only $320.00 instead of $440 Sunday - Thursday

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)
* $240 $520 $1350 1 $30 $20
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
2 guests needing 2 b $25 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 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.

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