1. Australia
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Bell Retreat - City Escape

House, Katoomba

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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Min 3 nights stay

8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


• Truly remarkable views over millions of acres of National Parks.

• 7.5 Acres of mostly cleared open paddocks with enough native bush for privacy.

• 3 Bedroom Home.

• Close to Public Transport - Railway Station

• Only 15 minutes from Blackheath, 25 minutes from Katoomba and around two hours from Sydney CBD

With panoramic views over millions of acres of National Parks, this 7.5 acre property is called "Bell Mountain Retreat" for good reason. With views to Mount Wilson, Mount Irvine, Mount Tomah, Mount Tootie and even Mount Warrawalong 105 km away in the Hunter Valley Sitting on the verandah and sipping a cuppa in the warm morning sun is a truly wonderful experience. The Upper Blue Mountains climate is lovely with temperatures never getting above 35°C - in fact while Sydney swelters in the thirties, this area enjoys refreshing temperatures in the twenties. Fresh mountain breezes are a delight in summer, and with the property at 1,070 metres above sea level, occasional snowfall is a wonderful treat. We add a Christmas tree for ambience for Christmas in July annually celebrated in the Blue Mountains region

Sharing its back boundary with the Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park, the property features lovely open paddocks with the comfortable three bedroom home situated high and offering simply stunning views. Imagine waking up and seeing adorable wallabies feeding in the paddock with mist slowly rising from rugged valleys surrounding the famous Blue Mountains sandstone rock formations and pagodas. "It's like your own private Three Sisters" - which has been remarked several times. Direct access to walking trails in the Wollongambe Wilderness is available right from the property's back gates. The property extends downhill to the National Park boundary, meaning the view is yours forever and can never be built out or screened. Kangaroos regularly hop around the property.

The modern three bedroom brick home is surrounded by a bull-nose verandah and has lovely timber features throughout. Large windows bring the stunning view right into the living room and bedrooms. The home features a slow combustion wood heater, reverse cycle air conditioner, gas stove, gas hot water system . The home features easy access and is single level accommodation.

There is a lot of wildlife around the property including kangaroos, possums, wallabies and many varieties of birdlife.

The kitchen features lovely Tasmanian Oak timber doors to the cupboards, a modern gas stove, outside venting range hood and a modern Bosch dishwasher. The bathroom has a lovely country feel, with plenty of timber and lovely tile patterns with sparkling brass fittings.

The home is surrounded by established gardens featuring some truly beautiful plants such as a huge Weeping Cherry Tree and a massive Crab Apple that just explodes in huge blossoms every Spring. Beautiful Honeyeaters, Wrens and Finches happily hop along the branches of the ornamental grape vine and shrubs that grow along the verandah. Other quality plants include Daphne, Flowering Plum, Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub, Hebes and of course no cold climate garden would be complete without lovely Rhododendrons and Camellias.

Nature abounds and the property would well suit birdwatchers or bushwalkers.

Bell is in a great central location, being only 10 minutes drive from Mount Victoria, 15 minutes from Blackheath, 20 minutes to Lithgow and 25 minutes to Katoomba. This property would suit a young family, a group of singles or retirees wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of town, but still enjoy easy access to public transport and is only a one hour drive from Sydney's outskirts, and two hours from Sydney CBD.

The renowned award winning restaurants of Blackheath are only a 15 minute drive or train ride away. Bell Railway Station is located within walking distance from the property.

This property would make a perfect location for a Yoga or Health Retreat .

Comfortable Accommodation In A Breathtaking Environment

Bell Mountain Retreat is a comfortable 3 bedroom cosy cottage.

It has open plan kitchen,dining and living area with a slow combustion log fire which heats the whole house in winter and there is air conditioning for the summer months.

Sleeps a total of 8 guests

The property has a full kitchen complete with juicer, microwave, slow cooker, toaster, flat sandwich maker and laundry facilities

Bedroom 1 : King Bed

Bedroom 2 : Queen Bed

Bedroom 3 : Double bed

For winter comfort , all beds have electric blankets

There is a comfortable double sofa bed available in the living room

Only 2 hours pleasant drive from Sydney CBD

There are two ways to get to Bell Mountain Retreat from the CBD

You can get the M4 and Great Western Highway all the way to Mount Victoria turning right onto the Darling Causeway or you can travel through Richmond and along the Bells Line of Road.


We decorate the cottage and supply wood for burning and heating the whole house and put up a beautiful tree inside with lights. It usually snows at Bell during July and August so come well rugged up


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Balcony Child's high chair Children welcome Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stove Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Bell Retreat - City Escape is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay We had a great stay, perfect place to get away to, great views,great fire.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and relaxing The Easter long weekend was extremely busy in the Blue Mountains, but Bell Retreat was a quiet and peaceful escape from the crowds. It was a very comfortable place to go back to at the end of each day. A well equipped house with warm, comfortable bedding and a lovely wood-burning fire. There was plenty of room for our family of two adults and two kids. Beautiful views over the mountains, especially in the early morning and late afternoon. The location is only a short drive to Lithgow for all the essentials, and not much further to the major attractions in Katoomba and elsewhere. I would definitely recommend Bell Retreat for accommodation in the Blue Mountains for anyone happy to stay outside of the major towns.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serenity of the mountains Every single thing was clean and thought for. We absolutely felt like home . It's amazing experiencing the greatness of the mountains and having this much comfort at the same time. Thanks heaps !
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great house with spectacular view. We had a fantastic time at Bell Retreat and we were really sorry to leave. The house had everything that we needed and more! The kids loved the play equipment and Bob the horse, and we loved the peace and quiet and discovering a side of the mountains we were less familiar with. The view was spectacular, as was the cherry blossom which was in peak flower. We highly recommend this property and hope to be back before too long!
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing holiday destination Our family stayed at this house because we wanted a quiet holiday with a great view to just sit and relax and enjoy each others company. We got all the amenities of home and extras. It was so nice to have a fireplace to warm the home and sit beside. Electric blankets on the beds meant we didn't get cold even when going to bed. We would highly recommended this place to stay in. The owners were excellent with their communication and directions. If we are ever down that way again we will stay here again.
Date published: 2016-07-19
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