Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
It was always a dream to stay here and Wendy has made it possible.
The cottage was full of old world charm. You can see the effort taken to make your stay authentic.
We catered for ourselves and everything we need was provided.
The bathroom is modern and we relaxed it the claw foot bath.
The linen provided was fresh and the bed has that old world squeaky charm.
...and yes folks...there are trains! but its called the "Gatehouse" for a reason...
All in all, we loved it and thank you again Wendy for making this piece of history available.
The charm of yesteryear meets modern convenience
Those with an appreciation for how life was lived in generations past should look no further than this little slice of history during their stay in the blue mountains. The cottage and grounds stand just as they must have when founded in 1867, as testified by an array of documents, pictures, and books to be found inside.
Bedrooms and living areas were understated but functional and comfortable, with the kitchen and bathroom upgrades more than offsetting any of the trivial inconveniences that were simply part of life when this cottage was laid out. The railway and highway are both close by, incurring the noise that necessarily brings with it during peak hours, but also making travel to either Blackheath or Katoomba a breeze.
All correspondence was prompt, professional, and attentive, with a comprehensive guide preventing any potential hiccups along the way.
All told, the cottage should be regarded as an attraction in itself, and the fact that you can stay in it an amazing bonus!
Great place to stay
My family had a lovely time staying at the gatehouse. The gatehouse is well located to explore many of the blue mountains attractions. We enjoyed staying in a historic house which had so many interesting features, and we enjoyed having a fire each night. The house was clean and we had all the facilities we needed for a week away. Wendy the owner was very helpful and friendly.
Wonderfully liveable, original heritage cottage.
We were overwhelmed by the ambiance and original features of this old cottage. The bathroom is a fully modernised add-on and happily all features were very warm with a log fire and electric heating on some freezing cold and windy days. Excellent old jigsaws (and no TV)!
Extra bonus were the trackworks with no trains at all running over the weekend - otherwise is 'atmospherically' very close the the train line.
Easy walking distance to great coffee, food, the historic hydro majestic hotel and walking tracks into the Blue Mountains National Park.
Supermarkets, antiques and a huge range of restaurants are a few Km walk or drive away.
Would love to stay again with this accommodating hostess who conscientiously warned us about the planned trackworks.
This is my second stay. Loved it!
What a wonderful place to escape the world around us and step back in time. The fireplace was certainly on and the whole experience was like something out of a historical novel. Wendy was a great host as always. The cottage was clean, cosy and a great experience.
The Gatehouse Medlow Bath
To stay in the 150 year old sandstone Gatehouse was a unique experience. It has been tastefully furnished mostly using antique or traditional furniture, and is very comfortable, albeit still cold with the fire and heaters at this time of the year. Wendy was very helpful. We found it strange to have to supply our own linen, but were happy enough to do so. The inclusion of bedside tables and reading lamps and somewhere to store clothes or place a suitcase off the floor in the second bedroom would have been good. We would not recommend this location for more than three adults.