Helen's popular boutique heritage cottage in Katoomba accommodates one person or couple in the first bedroom. You can include access to the second bedroom for another person or couple in your booking (extra charge). Only one booking is held over the property so you or your group have full privacy and facilities are not shared.
"OurSecret" is private, self-contained and fully furnished, with a gas log fire in the comfortable heritage lounge room. The cottage has comfortable heritage-style Queen-sized beds, a well-equipped modern kitchen and shower bathroom (with underfloor heating!), sun-filled sitting areas, and decks. All linen and towels are provided free of charge, plus some goodies for your arrival.
Digital Freeview TV, local books, and Australia-wide touring information. All mobile networks are fully accessible from here.
The guestbook shows the cottage is popular with artists, musicians, writers, media presenters, chefs on holiday, mountain cyclists and marathon runners, garden and photography enthusiasts, romantic couples, nomads and world travellers, and those just needing a quiet getaway. You are sure to love it too!
Arrival time is normally after 4pm and departure by 12 noon - these times are extended by us at last minute whenever possible.
The map provided below can be zoomed in to see our excellent location. Few cottages are so convenient for visitors ! There is off-street parking for two cars and you can walk easily to many of the highlights.
This lovely cottage is in South Katoomba/Echo Point Tourist Neighbourhood, around 2 hours from Sydney Airport. It is perfectly located just around the corner from Katoomba and Lurline Streets where the Blues-Folk, Elvis, & Winter Magic Festivals are held, between the eclectic Katoomba shops and the world famous tourist attractions. Unlike some other listings, it is NOT in Blackheath or another Mountain village remote from the highlights!
OurSecret is a free-standing "detached bungalow" COTTAGE, not a townhouse/unit, and it has a proper GARDEN.
Short, near-level walks from the cottage take you to the Lurline Street galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, RSL Club, the Chocolate Factory, and beyond to Echo Point where you can view the famous "Three Sisters" formation - or you can walk to it along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. All the highlights of Katoomba/Leura/Wentworthfalls can be reached by Explorer/Trolley bus from a stop just 50 metres away, and there is no need for a car. Taxis, tours, and car hire are all locally available.
Further afield are the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Gardens of Stone & Wollemi National Parks, plus Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, and the beautiful Hartley, Kanimbla, and Megalong Valleys which provide opportunities for bushwalking, off-road touring, horse-riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, garden and winery tours, and wildlife viewing. OurSecret Cottage is in an excellent position to serve as a base for car touring in the Central West and Central Tablelands Regions. Mudgee, Bathurst, Cowra are easy day trips. Up-to-date touring information and maps are provided in the cottage.
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** OurSecret is our privately-owned heritage boutique cottage set in a mature garden with decks & ponds, requiring close supervision and therefore not suitable for most children under 12 years.
Refundable damage deposits may be applied to any reservation.
For the health and comfort of all our guests, smoking is outdoors only and there can be no pets.