1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Blue Mountains
  4. Katoomba
  5. #20477

**Solitary Retreat**

House, Katoomba

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


Overlooking magnificent Mt Solitary and centrally located between Katoomba & Leura on the corner of the Cliff Drive and Merriwa St., this grand home has been lovingly and tastefully restored, maintaining the best of the original features whilst integrating the most modern conveniences including central heating.

Established now for 9 years, our guest book speaks for itself.

Featuring 3 bedrooms - 2 with double beds and the 3rd with 2 singles, a new country style kitchen and two new federation style bathrooms, one with a claw foot bath, Solitary Retreat has been returned to a time when a weekend in the mountains was a stylish and considered experience. Characterized by its living room with original cedar paneling, polished boards, Persian carpets and open fire, Solitary Retreat is a snapshot of life in the 1920's. Immerse yourself in the ambiance and delightful charm that this elegant home and its beautiful furniture creates.


And then there is the view.Solitary Retreat is blessed with one of the very few genuine uninterrupted escarpment views on the Cliff Drive. Enjoy Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley with your morning "cuppa" from bed. When you have finished savoring the view, stroll across the road to the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and take a leisurely 30 min walk through the World Heritage listed national park to the Three Sisters and Echo Point or go the other way to Leura Falls and enjoy some of the best views the mountains have to offer. We are only a couple of minutes drive from several golf courses, walking distance to galleries and the tourist bus stops right out front. We are uniquely located between two of Katoomba's finest restaurants. The Rooster French restaurant is right next door (try the duck) whilst Solitary Restaurant and Kiosk is on the other side about 100 metres away. No need to drive. These two venues boast views to astound and cuisine to excite.

Satisfied Clients

Take a quick look in our guest book and discover what others are saying about Solitary Retreat. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to make your stay a memorable one. Spend a romantic weekend for two or enjoy a break with friends. Not the cheapest but certainly an exceptional slice of life from the past mixed with all the luxury the present has to offer. We look forward to your stay with us.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Washing machine
**Solitary Retreat** is rated 4.78125 out of 5 by 96.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! This was my first time booking a guest house from Stayz and it was very easy and safe. We lived in this stunning house for 3 nights. Kym was easily contacted and helpful and always responded timely. You can literally bring nothing except money:p, cloths and toothbrush when you stay at this house as it has everything you needed. The view is gorgeous and the location is convenient to everywhere, katoomba town center, supermarket, leura town center and famous scene in blue mountain. The whether was quite chilly when we stayed but the central heating system worked very well. I will highly recommend to my friends to stay at this house when they have a plan visiting blue mountain.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely home great location great blend of careful restoration of character filled home and tasteful and practical addition at rear. Central heating very quickly warmed the property.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect Do as much or as little as you want ..... Walk for an hour or five, enjoy the natural beauty and sights, or the shops and restaurants .... and best of all, read a book in the oh so comfy sunroom, or in front of the fire. This was the most relaxing break we have had in ages! The property had everything we needed and the decor is just beautiful. Close to Leura and a walk to Katoomba's Main Street. The Rooster restaurant is right next door and perfect for a special meal. We just didn't have the time to enjoy all there was on offer!!! We will definitely return.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything we hoped for...and more! This was the perfect accommodation for a group of 3 couples to have a weekend away together. Each bedroom was comfortable and the amenities could not be faulted. We arrived on Friday night, lit the fireplace and enjoyed a home cooked meal from the well appointed kitchen. The location was ideal as we strolled leisurely in to Katoomba on Saturday morning and again, on Saturday night for dinner. I have no hesitation in recommending this retreat.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Weekend Away from Stress What a beautiful old home. We enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace and walking to the shops. We walked to Leura Cascades and enjoyed the views and the wildlife. It was also lovely to sit on the front verandah with a cup of tea and a book. It was lovely to duck next door to have dinner at the Rooster Restaurant. Next time we will walk to the Three Sisters. What a beautiful place to appreciate the wonders of Creation! We will definitely be back again.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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