1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Blue Mountains
  4. Lithgow
  5. #202312

The Hermitage - private wing and garden B&B

B&B, Lithgow

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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom

Description

Our property offers a homely alternative to the characterless motel. And Lithgow is a great place to make a stopover on the journey West. Or on a Hinterland Road Trip. But why not stay a while and see what you could possibly have missed.....?

The Locale

Hermitage Flat is a heritage suburb on the western edge of Lithgow where quaint miners' cottages hug the hill. The property is 2 minute's drive from the Great Western Highway and 5 minute's level walk from the bus and train station, also Main Street shops and restaurants. The Showground is also a 10 minute walk away.

The House

Built in 1872 to house the meetings of the Directors of the now disappeared Hermitage Colliery across the road, the building was soon extended to provide overnight accommodation for them. Now, over a century later, it offers the same hospitality once more to travellers and visitors.

The Garden

also has history in the ancient oaks and linden trees in the garden which surround the house on 3 sides. It has a backdrop of hills to one side and overlooks the Glanmire oval cricket and hockey pitches on the other. The garden is fenced, so perfect for pets if you want to bring along your furry friends by negotiation first please.

The Parking

We have ample off street parking for cars, 4X4, trailers even a campervan. Secure covered parking is also offered for classic cars, bicycles and motorbikes.

The Accommodation

...is a guest wing of 1 bedroom with queen sized bed and the art deco shower room, This is a wing for 1-2 guests There is a second room with no bed if you need to place a cot/pet bed. All rooms open out onto the sunny morning verandah. You can come and go as you please this way. There are several tables and chairs for your choice of breakfast seating al fresco by the lily pool.

The Breakfast

... a good choice of fresh items for mix and match breakfast for you to have at your own time and your own pace will be provided in the fridge.

The Town

Lithgow has a motto - 'surprisingly diverse' - which it is, I realise, as I write up this description. Not being on the well trodden tourist trail it surprises the visitor with the diversity of interest. Of course industrial heritage is its reason for being. Railway, mining, iron and brick works, pottery and small arms manufacture. Websites such as the Lithgow tourism site and visit NSW can give more details of the places to visit than I can list here. But I'll try some. Eskbank House, built 1842 is one of the first house museums in NSW. Furniture from that time, as well as modern art exhibitions are housed here. There is a walk to the Pillans Lake wildlife reserve from here. The Small Arms Museum is on the site of the factory where Australia's defence munitions were and still are to some extent manufactured. The State Rail and Mining Museum has a collection of railway rolling stock and artefacts, as well as organised trips in vintage carriages. Secret Creek wildllife sanctuary located up the next gully from Hermitage Flat, rescues endangered species, as well as being home to a pack of dingos belonging to the proprietor. Some mornings while dog walking, you can hear them demanding their breakfast This is a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk away. Weekends you can get brunch or dinner there by reservation. Tours can be organised during the week.

The Surrounding Area

Overwhelmingly the countryside around Lithgow is the most diverse you can find in an area this size.

The Jewel in the Crown is undoubtedly Hassan's Walls Lookout. At 1100 metres above sea level it gives the MOST outstanding panorama - it takes the breath away. Picnic tables are here, but best to sit and watch the sun go down.... You can see the escarpments, the valleys, the pine forests, the rolling hills and a glimpse of the plains beyond. It makes you want to go there......

Scenic drives to destinations using Lithgow as the hub under 2 hours but can be day trips include:

Tarana and Rydal rural villages, passing Lake Lyell - campsites and watersports surrounded by pine forest and on through lovely gentle rural landscape with pubs to stop en route.

Kanimbla Valley - dramatic rolling valleys and hills, home to the famous Wagu beef herd. Make Oberon the destination where is found the beautiful Mayfield Gardens.

Little Hartley and the Comet Inn, - go bush for a walk here in explorer's footsteps.

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail - more bush walking in the Wollemi National Park, with fascinating nature at the end.

Wolgan Valley to Newnes - secret, secluded, silent, ancient.

Captertee Valley - huge, dramatic and primeval and home to rare birds. Rylstone with its quaint streets and cafes and olive farm is a destination here.

Sightly further - complete heritage villages such as Carcoar and Millthorpe between Bathurst and Orange.

Sofala and Hill End, bush driving made comfortable.

Mudgee, 2 hours hence with its wineries and olive groves.

We can give advice on any trip you feel you would like to do.

About Us

This is our first foray into accommodation provision in Australia, so best to introduce ourselves...

We are half/half Aussie/English and used to provide B&B and self catering accommodation in the Shropshire Hills and then Cornwall in the UK. So we are 'old hands' We are people-friendly but cigarette averse, so forgive us, but our property is totally non smoking. However, we are super dog and cat friendly and will gladly have your pets to stay by negotiation and even pet-sit if needed, say if the day is too hot to take them in the car. Children are also very very welcome, but we don't have any cots or child sized beds I'm afraid. Again we can babysit if you would like to go out for a meal. Our son is travelling the world in his land rover, so we have an affinity to off-road adventurers. We are Morris Minor owners so we also welcome like minded mad people, - and do not turn our noses up at any other classic cars coming our way - the more the merrier A few makes and marques have passed through our garage portals in the past. Gardening and house restoration have taken up most of our time in the recently, and when we lived in Europe we travelled the waterways in a dutch barge.

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Children welcome Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Internet access Lawn/Garden Linens provided Long-term renters welcome Non-Smoking Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Television Toaster Towels provided
The Hermitage - private wing and garden B&B is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant and charming. Pet friendly Elegant and charming. The hosts made me and my pet most welcome. Spent a very relaxing weekend knowing my dog was also as welcome as myself and my pet was thoroughly spoiled with lots of pats and walks.
Date published: 2016-12-13
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