Built in the late 1890's as a summer retreat for the Bishop of Bendigo, this beautiful country house, as featured in the elite 'Beautiful Accommodation Guide Book', and the magazines 'Country Style' and 'Australian Country Collections', is centrally located within 5 minutes' walking distance of Blackheath township.
Heatherton boasts central heating, five bedrooms, a lounge room (with a combustion fireplace and a magnificent three-arched picture window), two bathrooms, a northern glassed conservatory and a gorgeous country-style farmhouse kitchen and dining room. The interiors, characterised by French doors and high ceilings, are decorated in a French provincial style. There are garden vistas from all rooms.
Heatherton comfortably sleeps up to 10 people (3 queen and 4 single beds). It is secluded enough for a romantic getaway, but large enough for a family (or two) or just a group of good friends. Designer quality linen and bathroom towels are supplied.
Heatherton is hidden from the street by a large enchanting garden featuring picturesque trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, agapanthus, stone walls, a potager crammed with David Austin roses and a hedged herb garden.
The spacious verandas and outdoor areas are ideal for entertaining. Both gas and wood-fired barbeque facilities are provided.
Heatherton is an oasis of privacy, with many secret corners to explore and enjoy, perfect for a picnic or whiling away the hours with a good book.
Heatherton is only 105 minutes by car or 2 hours by country train from the centre of Sydney.
Be assured, when you visit Heatherton you will not want to leave!
For more photos of Heatherton House and its beautiful gardens please vist the 'Gallery' section of this web-site (see above).
Heatherton's Review in the 'Beautiful Accommodation Guide Book":
Bishops of Bendigo evidently lack the privileges they once commanded, based on the glorious Heatherton estate in Blackheath, high in the Blue Mountains. Heatherton was built as a summer residence for Bendigo's prelates in the late 1890s (and what romantics they must have been).
This very unhumble ‘cottage' – there are five sumptuous bedrooms and the place can happily accommodate 10 guests – has a charmingly feminine fragrance from the winding pathways of the garden to the creamy French provincial colourings of its rooms. The ecclesiastical origins of Heatherton are seen in the triple arched French window in the lounge room, which opens out onto one of the district's finest gardens. Walking these grounds is a spiritual meditation in itself. We really love Heatherton's adorable light and spaciousness – the many rooms and sun nooks are flooded with brilliant warmth.
The huge kitchen (with Aga oven) is fit to provide a feast for the hungriest clerics and their paramours. But we are not sure that many a priestly body ever soaked in the claw-foot bath that now gives glorious views through a picture window. A hidden blessing.
Location: 112km or 1¾ hours west of Sydney. RA 24 D4.
Facilities: One cottage: five bedrooms (queen and twin single).Lounge (fire, TV, DVD, surround sound, CD), conservatory, kitchen/dining. Two bathrooms (one with bath). Central and natural gas heating. Self-catering.
Sorry No Pets.
This property is in a Residential Zone and is NOT suited for parties, weddings, christenings, or any large gatherings.
Weekend - $1,300
Week - $1,825
4 nights (mid-week) - $1,200
P/H long weekend - $1,825
Extra day stay $300.00
One night stays $550.00 not during holiday periods
+ 20% for school holidays (except long weekends)
Long Weekends Minimum 3 Night Stay
There are numerous craft shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs to explore in Blackheath and the surrounding district (Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Mt Victoria).
Two attractive children’s parks and a swimming pool
Local antique shops, cafes and several award winning restaurants (walking distance)
Numerous scenic walks - Govetts Leap, Evans Lookout,
Popes Glen and the Braeside walk to name a few (5 min)
Blackheath golf course (5 min)
Horse riding, farm animals and picnics in the Megalong valley (15 minutes)
Katoomba Skyway and Scenic Railway (15 min)
World Heritage Three Sisters (15 min)
Historic Zig Zag railway (25 min)