This charming, original home in Glenbrook has everything for a relaxing Blue Mountains escape. There are 2 generous living areas, in addition to a huge sunroom plus loads of little nooks around the house so everyone has their own space, plus plenty of hiding spots for the kids. There is a huge Springfree trampoline, plenty of toys, books, games, wifi, fully equipped kitchen and BBQ and bushy front and backyards offering plenty of privacy and wildlife. The backyard backs onto bush, with only a few houses having access to this bush, it is very private and offers great little walking tracks and space for the kids to roam free to discover the bush land and creeks. You probably won't see the kids for most of the day while they run wild in the backyard
Situated 70km west of Sydney, at the top of the M4 Motorway, Glenbrook is the ideal location to explore the Blue Mountains. Glenbrook is the first entry point to the Blue Mountains National Park. The National Park covers an area of over 200,000 hectares. Glenbrook offers The Jelly Bean Pool, one of the most popular swimming sites. Upstream from the causeway is the famous Blue Pool, another popular swimming hole. Suspended clay particles refract the light giving the pool a blue appearance.
This lovely, big, original mountains holiday house has plenty to offer. The Blue Mountains offers extensive natural beauty and plenty to do or not do, for all holiday types. Glenbrook is the perfect base to explore from as it is only an hour from Sydney CBD, yet it is quiet, bushy and has easy access to all amenities. Theres enough on offer on its own, with the National Park, natural swimming holes, lookouts, restaurants, quaint cafes, easy access to Penrith, or the bush out the back gate that you really don't have to leave the house.
The master bedroom comprises a Queen bed sleeps 2. The 2nd, tiny "nook" room, off the Master has a single bed with built in sleeps 1, the 3rd room has 2 King Single beds . The 4th room has a Double bed sleeping 2. There is a portacot available on request sleeping another 1 child or infant when needed. The 3 way bathroom makes it easy for 3 different people to use the bathroom at the same time. We provide sheets, quilts, pillows, blankets etc, you will just need to bring your own towels.
This charming house is ideal for a family, 2 small families or small group of 4 adults. Due to limited water supply and hot water especially, we recommend short showers and limiting hot water usage generally so everyone gets a turn. Please be mindful that this is a rustic cottage circa 1960s so don't expect a 5 star hotel experience, this only adds to the charm though, we encourage you to switch off and relax.
Euroka Clearing within the National Park is generally a good location to see kangaroos in the evening around dusk. Euroka is an aboriginal word meaning "sun and warmth". Euroka consists of four key areas, Appletree Flat, Redgum, Nioka and Daruk.
Not far from Euroka Clearing is Red Hands Cave. The cave reflects the Aboriginal dreaming containing red and white ochre stencils. Now protected from vandalism by perspex surrounds, the drawings can be viewed from a viewing platform.
The Duckhole is part of Glenbrook Creek which was a haven for swagmen and bushmen. The duckhole once provided water to the Glenbrook Village.
Glenbrook Gorge features swimming, spectacular bush walks, and great rock climbing. Some of the most magnificent views can be seen when travelling by train between Lapstone and Glenbrook. By foot you can visit Tunnel View Lookout, Nepean Lookout or Pisgah Rock. For those who are a little bit more adventurous you can learn to abseil from Mount Portal on the southern side of Glenbrook Gorge.
If you are into mountain bike riding then the Woodford to Glenbrook Track is one of the classic Blue Mountains Tracks. Starting at Woodford, the track is a downward route which is rather rough in parts - also suitable for walking enthusiasts.
From the house, you can walk to Lennox Bridge, the oldest stone bridge in mainland Australia. Spanning Brookdale Creek, the bridge was built by David Lennox in 1832 with the assistance of 20 convicts. Access to Lennox Bridge is via Mitchell’s Pass. Mitchell’s Pass was completed in 1834 and carried westward traffic until 1926 when a serious crack in the sandstone of Lennox Bridge was discovered. The bridge was reopened to eastbound traffic in 1982.
Other lookouts to be found within walking distance of the house, to the north of Glenbrook include Marges Lookout and Elizabeth Lookout. These can be accessed via walking tracks. The Glenbrook Visitor Info centre has all the info and will even give you maps and walking guides.
Glenbrook is a community village with its own Chamber of Commerce. Monthly craft markets are held in the Glenbrook Public School. The Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre Gallery is open on weekends. Glenbrook hosts an annual Spring Fair every year the second weekend of November and celebrates Australia Day January 26th. The village also offers tennis, bowling, heated Olympic sized swimming pool aquatic centre and great dining.
The town features many parks including Whitton, Mt. Sion, Knapsack and Glenbrook Park. Glenbrook Oval is located on the Great Western Highway and is a popular venue for athletics and cricket.
The entire house is yours for your stay. We want you to feel at home in our mountains retreat, so please treat it as your own. The driveway is long and beware, it is steep so there is ample off street parking. We call it our "cabin in the woods" and love coming here most weekends for some time out from the city. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.