About Michael English
Firstly, I would like to thank you for viewing one or both of the properties that I have listed with Air BNB. Burnie Brae (circa 1908 ) and ATELIER (the former artist studio) Burnie Brae - is main house on the property and was built in an Edwardian/Federation style in 1908, and is one of the premier houses in the area. Whilst retaining many original features including it's Wunderlich pressed metal ceilings, the house also provides a sense of warmth, comfort, space and homeliness (with modern day conveniences of course) and is suitable for one or two couples to stay. ATELIER - is the former artist studio of the previous owner and is nestled in the rear garden at the end of short winding path through the north-side garden. Externally, the studio is very deceiving as it blends in well with the main house, but internally, it can easily be described as light, airy and modern and is perfect for a single person or a couple to stay. And now a little bit about me: Prior to moving up here over 18 years ago, I grew up in the inner city area of Sydney and use to always be drawn to the Blue Mountains in my youth for bushwalking and camping expeditions with a nature club that I use to belonged to. Over the years I have tackled many of the spectacular bush-walks and enjoyed some of the areas best cafes, pubs and restaurants, so I am happy to give out a 'locals' recommendations where consistency, service and atmosphere are the key defining factors. As well as running Burnie Brae (circa 1908) & ATELIER, I also have a full time job in the city. I guess I would best describe myself, as pretty much an easy going and helpful sort of guy, that enjoys most things that life has to offer, especially busk-walking, gardening and cooking. If you see me around the house , its usually on the weekends about one a month, so just say Hi !
Michael English purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Michael English chose Katoomba
Just fell in love with the property when I first saw her - just a connection - very hard to explain.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lovely old historic property close to the town centre and yet far enough away and easy access to everything.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect peaceful but convenient location
Great cottage in peaceful garden in quiet street within 10 minutes walk of shops and cafes. Spacious layout with mezzanine floor. Wonderful spa bath, good kitchen, comfy bed. Enjoyed our stay
Atelier was one of the most beautiful homes we've stayed in. The property felt freshly renovated and was incredibly clean. The spa and fireplace topped our weekend.
Michael provided us with lots of useful information about walks and places to eat, which we took full advantage of. The location in Katoomba couldn't be better. Would highly recommend.
Outside of the house needs attention otherwise all good
Beautiful little place. Fire place keep us cosy on a cold and windy weekend.
Absolutley loved our stay here & will definatley be coming back :)
We had a wonderful stay and Michael was a very accomodating host. Only small thing was that the bath robes were not clean
Thank you for the info about the bathrobes
I'll follow up with the laundry service where we send all the linen to get washed and dried
ATELIER is nestled in the grounds of historic 'Burnie Brae' (Circa 1908) in a quiet suburban location and is within easy walking distance of the local main street with its shops, cafes and restaurants.
A short and easy drive away is the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, with all its natural beauty and various attractions just waiting for you to explore.
Externally, ATELIER is unassuming and blends in well with the main house. However, internally is has an astonishing open plan design with a loft-style bedroom. ATELIER is truly a unique concept in modern and stylish mountain holiday accommodation and living.
Offering a cosy wood fire to snuggle up by on a cold night, a relaxing spa after that enduring bushwalk and a queen size bed at the end of a fantastic day.
ATELIER is your home away from home and is available to couples seeking a romantic getaway from that busy city life.