Blue Gums Cottage, Kangaroo Valley, near Sydney
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||100 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, River, Village|
Description from the owner
Our comfortably furnished, privately owned two bedroom family holiday cottage, just 2 hours south of Sydney, has a prime position overlooking the 7th fairway of the Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Club. With spectacular views towards the towering cliffs of the escarpment and over the lake on the course, Blue Gums Cottage offers the opportunity to stay in one of Australia's most uniquely beautiful and natural holiday settings. Many varieties of wildlife roam freely around the property including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, possums and native Australian birds such as kookaburras, kingfishers, king parrots, whip birds, swans and pelicans. Chanc...Read more
Blue Gums Cottage, Kangaroo Valley, near Sydney
Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Additional Location Information
Kangaroo Valley is located between the mountain escarpments of the South Coast and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales. It is a National Trust classified village, located 2 hours easy drive south of Sydney via the Princes Highway and Berry or inland via the M7 - M5 and Mittagong / Bowral. A uniquely beautiful part of the state, the area is characterised by a patchwork of farms, rainforest, rivers and waterfalls. The valley is almost entirely surrounded by sheer sandstone cliffs. The village offers a treat of craft shops, country pub, good food, quaint tea rooms and coffee shops.
Its about 30 minutes drive to the tourist towns of Bowral & Robertson & 15 minutes to Berry. Easy driving distance to the local Yarrawa and Camberwarra wineries and the spectacular beaches of Jervis Bay.
At Blue Gums Cottage you can enjoy active pursuits such as golf at your front door, tennis, canoeing, swimming, bush-walking or can simply take it easy with a good book and nice company.
Location Type Away from it all, River, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$151 - $176||$156 - $205||$922 - $1,127||$0||2 nights|
|Apr. 20 2012 - Jun. 29 2012
|Jun. 30 2012 - Jul. 14 2012
|Jul. 15 2012 - Sep. 20 2012
|Sep. 21 2012 - Oct. 6 2012
|Oct. 7 2012 - Dec. 13 2012
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 14 2012 - Jan. 27 2013
|Jan. 28 2013 - Mar. 28 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - Apr. 11 2013
|Apr. 12 2013 - Apr. 29 2013
|Apr. 30 2013 - Jun. 28 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 14 2013
|Jul. 15 2013 - Sep. 19 2013
|Sep. 20 2013 - Oct. 6 2013
|Oct. 7 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
|Dec. 1 2013 - Dec. 19 2013
|Dec. 20 2013 - Jan. 26 2014
|All Other Dates||$156||$156||$956||-||2 nights|
|View all 17 Rate Periods|
- Additional guests - $34 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Rates are shown for 2 persons staying twin share and include free access to tennis courts, swimming pool and barbecues. Additional persons AUD$35 per night. Includes full hotel quality linen service and all toiletries plus lots of little extras which are designed to make your stay a special one. Rates also include cleaning fee and all taxes.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
We enjoyed our 2 night stay. Very cosy and the surroundings were beautiful. Heaters worked well too which we were happy about as it was a cold weekend.
Great place to stay
Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great location.
Barbie & outdoor setting on veranda used a lot - with nice views over the golf course to the surrounding countryside, nice relaxing spot to have dinner.
Very good & well maintained golf course.
Time to recuperate
Our lives tend to be extremely busy so staying at Blue Gums offered a few days of tranquility and quiet. The cottage is well equipped, in a great location and only a few minutes away from Kangaroo Valley's attractions - for us that meant on this occasion several bushwalks, one through masses of wild flowers, the other a steep climb under the escarpment.
The cottage is bright and airy; the bed is very comfortable; plenty of hot water; good cooking facilities - what more does anyone need.
We did not meet Phil but he was prompt and efficient, offered good, clear instructions and everything was in place for our stay.
A restful retreat
This lovely comfortable lodge, without being pretentious, has everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. It is situated in beautiful quiet surroundings, and the warming sun is a delight on chilly winter mornings. It is fascinating to watch the golfers from the verandah as they make their way up the course, and the very contented kangaroo mob who take up residence just metres away. We hope to be back.
Best escape ever.
From the time of our booking, we received excellent service. Confirmation, direction, details of Blue Gums & what was available to us, was all done with a personal touch. The owner Phil cares about the people renting his property. Blue Gums has everything you could want for comfort. Kangaroo Valley is a well kept secret. The views from the deck are picturesque! Ioften sit with a cup of coffee and look at the photos of that view, just to destress!
Everything you need for a kangaroo valley break
Clean, warm, has everything you need for a lively relaxing holiday. We loved the quiet (and the kangaroos!), the kids loved the space, the giant chess set. The cabin is well equipped. Phil was extremely responsive and I appreciated how quick and easy the organization was.
Once again, our stay at Blue Gums Cottage was just what we needed.
The peace and quiet was amazing.
We will be back!!
Three happy travellers
Hi Phil, Sorry that I have taken so long to do this review. John and I went down with the flu,when we arrived home..so have been trying to get back to normal...We all had a wonderful holiday at Blue Gum,our only complaint was it wasn't long enough,so much to see around the beautiful Kangaroo Valley...We really appreciated the extra night,thanks for organizing that for us...Hopefully it will not be too long before we can arrange time off work to book another few days...
Once again thanks,and hope you are well,
John and Julia Forrester
Love this place!
I keep going back there. Love it. Sometimes to play golf. But, more often than not, to enjoy a glass of wine and a good book on the deck. The town is lovely too. Great for winter relaxation, or summer on the tennis court or by the pool. Thanks for having us, Phil.
Geoff and Karen
5 Star in every way
Magic location, cosy and extremely well appointed cabin.Intend to return later this year.
We stayed at the end of January 2012. It is set in a lovely, peaceful location. The tennis courts were near the cottage and were used by our children. We played golf and enjoyed walks around the area, enjoying the scenery and seeing the kangaroos. The cottage was rustic but had everything we needed including nice touches such as Dvds and books which was a bonus. The nightly rate was very reasonable.
relaxing and a good escape
We all love blue gum cottage and have a wonderful holiday over there! We would come back in the future.
What a lovely place. Peaceful & picturesque surrounds, & a very comfortable and well appointed cottage. We still found plenty to do in the surrounding areas despite a weekend of fairly heavy rain. All in all a very relaxing weekend for the family
Relaxing - Great Location!
We loved Blue Gums cottage, Kangaroo Valley and had a most relaxing 2 days away. So quiet and peaceful, we didn't want to leave, couldn't believe how close it was to Sydney. We enjoyed the sound of kookaburras, possums and also saw a kangaroo. The cottage is lovely and clean with extras such as cds, dvds, real coffee, tea, sugar and milk, lovely quilt covers and crisp linen etc. We swam in the country club pool and played tennis - it was wonderful. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and there was no trouble transferring the money and our bond was returned very quickly. Can't wait to stay at Blue Gums cottage again and have told all our friends and relations how wonderful it was, truly unique part of the State.
Hallidays Point, N.S.W.
I have already given a review of our holiday at Blue Gums Cottage. From my memory I described the excellent amenities and how much we enjoyed the stay. The only down side were the ants in the kitchen and the need of a shelf near the bathroom vanity.
Response from Phil - 04/26/2012
Hi McDonalds, thank you so much for your feedback and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blue Gums Cottage. Hmm, those pesky little ants, they come with the territory in some seasons when staying in the country but the cottage is treated regularly for pests and we scheduled another on receiving your comments.
Comfortable and pleasant.
Having the Golf club nearby was a bonus as we had a beautiful meal there and lovely stroll back.
We had lunch at the Friendly Inn next day and cruised the
interesting little shops as well as Tallowa Dam and Hampton
Bridge. We had a night in watching a DVD. We could have done with another toilet roll and had to buy some.
Response from Phil - 04/26/2012
Hi Alice, thanks for being such great guests and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, you are welcome back anytime. We should have been clearer about where to locate extra supplies like toiletries, these can be found in the bathroom cabinet, we can assure you there will be no such problems next time you visit?
Great place to relax - lovely cottage beautiful surroundings
We spent a weekend here in March 2012. The cottage is lovely (clean and very well equipped). Beautiful location right next to the golf course, yet peaceful.
Saw lots of wildlife around the golf course (snakes, kangaroos, long necked turtle and even a wombat). Would definitely recommend for a short break close to Sydney (even though we are not golfers)
Response from Phil - 04/29/2012
Hi Sue, we are delighted you had such a great time at Blue Gums and saw so many of our native Australian animals nearby but as for seeing snakes, this is new to us and we've never seen any near the cottage and while I am sure they will be found if you go looking for them in the surrounding national park, they shy away from human activity and are not likely to be found near where people are staying..