A beautifully renovated 1940s original cottage. Features all the modern comforts for a relaxing and peaceful stay in the beautiful best kept secret that is Blackheath.
* Discounts - For booking more than 3 nights, groups of 6 and families. Please enquire.
* 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 6 persons, consisting of one with a queen size bed and ensuite including shower and bath and two other bedrooms with double beds. There is a second toilet and additional bathroom with shower.
* Free Wifi.
*All linen is supplied (including bath towels) with the beds made up. Beautifully locally made (and I mean local, around the corner!) organic soaps are provided.
* A HD 55" entertainment centre with a selection of hundreds of movies and TV shows to unwind and relax. The lounge room consists of comfortable double leather lounges and bean bags.
*Fully automatic gas log fire that instantly warms the room to make for a cosy and delightful stay even in the depths of winter.
*Bluetooth portable speaker to play your favourite tunes in the house or down in the garden.
*Newly renovated kitchen is fully equipped with a monster 900mm stove to cook up those winter dishes. The kitchen also has a breakfast bench for those quick snacks before hitting the many bushwalking trails. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped with all you will need to cook.
*Supplies of cooking essentials such as salt, pepper, olive oil, alfoil, glad wrap, kitchen towel, tea, sugar, coffee and more.
* Dining room consisting of a large wooden table to seat 8 people for those feasts and those good bottles of wine.
*Sunroom to relax in the sun drenched area to sit and read those books long left behind or forgotten. Or participate in a family game of Monopoly.
*Rear Summer House where you can take advantage of the studio and its sun deck, outdoor table and chairs to cook up a BBQ on the Webber or have a cooked breakfast in summer as the morning sun drenches this part of the garden.
*The rear garden area has been planted with over 100 native species to the area which provides food and shelter for the native birds and animals.
*Two mountain bikes provided to explore the area.
* Washing machine and dryer.
* Cleaning and laundering included in the cost.
You will be provided with a list of local restaurants, places to see and things to do prior to you arriving.
# No Pet Policy. Myrtle Cottage is unable to accommodate any pets and has a strict no pet policy.
Attractions and Activities
Blackheath is surrounded by national parks and world heritage listed areas (The Wollemi National Park where the famous Wlollemi Pine was recently discovered).
There are numerous bush walks in the area of varying degrees and also many mountains bike trails. For the adventurous there is abseiling, canyoning and rock climbing that can be organised with the many adventure companies in Katoomba.
Only a short drive away are many of the areas beautiful features locations including the beautiful Govetts Leap and its waterfall and Evans Lookout. Both these locations look down into the Blue Gum Forrest and the Grose Valley and are as spectacular as Echo Point in Katoomba although without the tourist coaches and crowds. Both these locations are only a 5 minute drive from Myrtle Cottage or you could do the Popes Glen bush walk (about 2 hours) from Myrtle Cottage which takes you through rain forests and down to Govetts Leap.
On the south side of Blackheath below the escarpment lies the Megalong Valley. This beautiful valley is filled with rain forests and is a short drive from Myrtle Cottage. The Megalong Valley Tea rooms are a perfect location to take in the scenery and try the home made scones and jams.
All of this information is provided at your fingertips at Myrtle Cottage.
Myrtle Cottage provides push bikes to explore the surrounding area, trundle into the quaint cafes in Blackheath or to check out the many stunning cliff views. The main being Govetts Leap.
About the Owners
I have lived and worked in the Blue Mountains for the past 18 years. My work involved adventure tourism in the Blue Mountains so I have an intimate knowledge of all the Blue Mountains can offer and which can be passed onto our guests.
The area is truly an escape which you can relax and unwind, either by just passing the time in the village cafes and art shops or losing yourself in the beautiful National Parks (not literally!)
I still participate in canyoning and mountain biking in the area and can advise on any adventure sport you wish to participate in and put you in contact with credible adventure companies.
My wife Carole prefers to spend her time in the Blue Mountains browsing in all the art shops, book stores, antique stores and is a source of knowledge for all the best restaurants and cafes in the area having worked in fine dining for over 20 years. Othewise you will find her relaxing in the garden reading a book to the sounds of the cockatoos and the fresh Blue Mountains air.
We look forward to sharing all these experiences with our guests.