Helen's popular boutique heritage cottage in Katoomba accommodates up to four adults. Only one booking is held over the property so you or your group have full privacy and facilities are not shared. Two persons wishing to stay in single occupancy rooms should be sure to mention this when booking so as to make a second bedroom available.
"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 refreshments and supplies 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 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 world famous tourist attractions.
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, and not suitable for most children under 12 years. For the health and comfort of all our guests, smoking is outdoors only and there can be no pets.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A Refundable Damage Deposit RDD may be required for any booking at our discretion, and is usually applied to long stays or large groups. This is separately invoiced, and due a week before your stay.
All guests are required to supply a form of ID and provide an address matching the ID before occupying the cottage. Please fill out all the fields in the Booking Form to save being asked for those details later.