- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
- Bed and Breakfast
Description from the owner
Varenna provides luxury, self-contained accommodation in Leura, the Blue Mountains, NSW.
Your Blue Mountains stay will be relaxed and comfortable as you’ll have this grand house all to yourself. Sleeping up to three couples in total comfort, the house has unsurpassed luxury and old world charm with the modern conveniences of today, all within a 200m stroll to the heart of Leura village.
The lavishly appointed and meticulously restored Edwardian residence is set on 1800 square metres of surrounding gardens. Built in the Federation Queen Anne style circa 1906, Varenna retains its original period features, such as leadlight wind...ows, decorative high ceilings and an antique claw-foot bath (although you may prefer the double spa bath after a day of mountain activities!).
Varenna consists of three stunning bedrooms, all with their own theme. Two rooms feature queen-sized four poster beds while the third has a queen-sized brass bed. All rooms have the finest linen, soft lighting, electric blankets, fluffy duvets and windows draped in stunning curtains.
Two bathrooms are available, the first bearing the original antique claw-foot bath tub and the second has the modern luxury of a double spa bath. Both bathrooms have sub-floor heating to keep your toes warm on winter nights.
Kitchen and Dining
The kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, stove with gas cooktop and all the glassware, cookware, crockery & cutlery you’ll need. Three dining areas are available – breakfast, formal dining or alfresco with BBQ.
The house is centrally heated throughout and a gas log fire adds a cosy ambience on cool nights. Varenna also has a laundry with dryer/washing machine, iron/ironing board and laundry powder.
For entertainment, the lounge/dining room offers Austar TV, DVD player with DVDs, CD player & CDs, books and games.
• Boutique wine, port, chocolates and fresh flowers
• Breakfast provisions including fresh bread, ground coffee, a choice of teas, juice, milk, jam, marmalade, butter and cereals
• Fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers to use during your stay
• Fine toiletries in all bathrooms
• All linen provided
• Special requests such as an in-house masseuse or chef, roses, champagne & more
• Fully self-contained accommodation
• Central heating
• Air conditioning
• Gas log fireplace
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Full breakfast provisions
• Gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave
• Flat screen TV with DVD and Austar
• CD stereo
• Sub-floor heating in bathrooms
• Spa bath
• Hair dryers in bathrooms
• Towels, bathrobes and slippers supplied
• All linen supplied
• Washing machine and clothes dryer
• Iron and ironing board
• High chair
• Back-to-base security alarm systemRead more
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Varenna - Luxury Leura Accommodation
Leura, New South Wales, Australia
Additional Location Information
Luxurious Leura Accommodation. A two minute stroll to Leura village
A grand historic home that sleeps one to three couples in style. Self-contained for total privacy.
Travellers flock far and wide to visit Leura, in all its majesty and glory. Spring truly sees the Village come to life in all its spectacular show of cherry blossoms lining the street and annuals bursting with colour. Varenna is the perfect location. No need to drive, just stroll to the Village or if the train is your preferred mode of arrival, the station is only a few minutes away.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Golf course within 30 minute drive, Golf course on-site or within 15 minute walk, Horse riding nearby
Nearest shops, 0.2 miles
Nearest airport: Sydney, 68 miles
Nearest train station: Leura, 0.2 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 02, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Rates are based on 1 couple staying, additional guests are charged at $85 per person per night.
- A/C or climate control
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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103 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
A TripAdvisor Member
A touch of indulgence
Our stay was wonderful from the moment we walked through the door. The ambience was set by the scent throughout the house, the flowers and the music. Everything we needed or could have wanted was provided. Dinner cooked by our private chef on Saturday evening was brilliant. Food was superb but the luxury of not having to venture out in the cold, have a few glasses of champagne and truly relax was exactly what we all needed. I would highly commend 'Varenna' to your attention. Pure indulgence yet at an affordable price. This is our second visit and we will be back again! Read more
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 09/10/2014
Hi Tracey, it was a pleasure to have welcomed you back to Varenna and having had the experience of the in-house chef and champagne and loving it, was simply great. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. With heartfelt thanks and warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
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Perfect House - Perfect Location
The house was sensational, location absolutely perfect and the owner a pleasure to deal with! Cosy fireplace, canopy beds, warm living areas and fantastic kitchen. Loved all the extra touches too. Chocolates, fluffy robes, breakfast supplies to name just a few. Our group of 6 ladies were able to completely relax as the house did not want for anything. Dinner on night one was at the Leura Garage a few doors up. Our 2nd night was pure luxury - having an in house chef and waiter spoil us. Food was delicious and waiter very discreet. The location of the house enabled us to explore Leura on foot with the Mall being a quick stroll away and the stunning Everglades Gardens a lovely afternoon walk. A weekend staying at Varenna left us feeling refreshed and relaxed and we will be back again. Five star all the way! Read more
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/09/2014
Thanking you for your lovely review Debbie. So glad all the girls loved their getaway from their hubbies and families. We lead all such busy lives and giving you all some much pampering is all part of the Mountain Whispers service. Hope to welcome you back very soon. With warmest regards, Lorraine
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Magic - a house of beauty, warmth and luxury all rolled into one
A house full of charm that as you step through the front door you are instantly transferred back into a time of elegance. A perfect home to base yourself in as you explore the wonderful mountain area and very central to the Leura buzz of shops and restaurants. Definitely, try the in house massage it is perfect finish to a decadent stay away. Make sure though you give yourself the downtime to truly enjoy the relaxing warmth and beauty of this stunning property. Read more
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Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 06/19/2014
Thanking you for your lovely review Emma. So pleased you enjoyed the in-house pampering and all that Varenna had to offer. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime very soon. Until then, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine
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Peace and tranquility abound in this beautiful cottage
Everything was as promised and yet more. Quality of food and beverages provided was superior... Plentiful breakfast and afternoon tea provisions supplied. The home was welcoming, relaxed and romantic atmosphere the moment you stepped through the door. The cottage was clean and in mostly good order. Only issue was that the BBQ plate had rusted out and needed to be replaced (couldn't cook breakfast in the sunshine) Also the shower in the main bathroom had very poor pressure and made it difficult to wash out shampoo from long hair. These were the only hiccups to a perfect weekend. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/30/2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments Kim & Tracey. I will look straight into the BBQ hotplate, it's usually a case of it needed yet another cleaner, as it definitely isn't rusted through. The pressure in the shower is reduced due to water savers which is all part of our sustainability mission. I will revisit the shower heads and see if perhaps an alternative option can be found, as my main focus is guests as my priority, whilst still doing our part for the environment. Many thanks once again and hope to welcome you back in the near future, with kindest regards, Lorraine
John and Naomi
I wanted somewhere special to propose to my beautiful Naomi.
I was not disappointed in staying at this absolutely lovely home, which made the perfect setting for us. Everything was just done right. music playing when we entered and all the amenities are first class. The weather was showery, but that made it even nicer, and Leura mall is just a short stroll with some great restaurants and shops.
We spent 3 days in the home and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 03/11/2014
Congratulations John & Naomi...a proposal, how wonderful! I'm truly blessed to have guests propose at my properties, which then forms a part of their wonderful memories into the future. Thank you for sharing your lovely comments with me and on-line and I truly welcome the opportunity to open the doors to Varenna or any of my other properties to you once again. Until then, with sincerest regards and all the very best for your Wedding plans.
Very good location, quality of stay
The hosue was very well appointed and very comfortable. Easy proximity to Leura shops. Rail noise though loud was quite after about midnight.
Exceptional property in the Blue Mountains
Varenna is a stunning luxury holiday property located in the lovely village of Leura. The attention to detail is fabulous, especially as it maintains the feel of a heritage home but still has all the modern comforts. The bedrooms and bathrooms are gorgeous! We didn't really venture far from Varenna as it had all we needed for a relaxing stay. You do get a little train noise, as it is located near the track - but it didn't particularly bother me. You don't really see them though as the street is tree-lined and otherwise very quiet.
The photos on the website for this property are exactly how the property is presented! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/18/2013
It was a pleasure welcoming you Paulette to Varenna. I sincerely thank you for your lovely review and hope to welcome you back soon. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Excellent accommodation in great location
Varenna is a beautiful Federation property that has been kitted out with everything that you could need for a luxury short stay.
We three couples enjoyed a mid-week stay and Lorraine made us very welcome. From the chocolates and wine on arrival, to the fluffy towels, the beautiful bed linen, the immaculate cleanliness of the bathrooms - every attention to detail had been paid.
We catered for ourselves and the kitchen was stocked with all the necessary spices and herbs, pots and pans (including a non-stick fry pan)and utensils.
Cut glass crystal glasses, fine linen, polished boards, gleaming surfaces - everything spoke of very careful attention and pride in presentation. Certainly worth it and a great location just walking distance to Leura railway station in the Blue Mountains. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 10/12/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Maureen. I'm so pleased Varenna made for a perfect stay for your party of 6. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With warmest regards, Lorraine
Varenna is a truly amazing property.
I highly recommend Varenna. the property is truly beautiful and spotlessly clean. everything is provides for your comfort. I travel quite frequently and choose to stay in self catering but I have never stayed in a place as well equiped as Varenna. For people tavelling to the Blue Mountains, do yourself a favour a stay at Varenna. I also can highly recommend the in house dining and massage both were amazing. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/26/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Naomi. It was truly was a pleasure welcoming you to Varenna and so pleased that you loved our in-house indulgences. It's all about the luxury. I truly look forward to welcome you back soon. With warmest regards, Lorraine
Spent 2 lovely nights here and besides our wekened away requirements (clothes | toiletries) did not want for anything. The home is kept in pristine condition and on arrival we were greeted with warmth from the central heating and 'gas log fire' as well as port and a lovely bottle of red from the region. The pantry | fridge was equipped with breakfast supplies during our stay. The location is 'perfect' with a short stroll to the township of Leura. Although positined across from the raiway tracks - once inside listening to the wonderful CD collection of 'jazz' and 'romantic' ballards one did not even notice the odd freight train. The lounge area is 'divine' with a very open and calm aura - I would recommend this as a place to stay for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy the great company of a loved one over a few bottle of vino's not too mention champers! :-) (only recommendation is that a champagne stopper be part of the pantry utensils) Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/20/2013
It's so pleasing you had an "exceptional" experience Amy, as at all my Mountain Whispers properties, it's ALL about the experience. In your case, my mission had been accomplished, minus the champagne stopper. I must admit, this has been a first request, as I've always arrived to only empty bottles, although there will be on for your next arrival. Until then, take care, Lorraine
A beautiful property in a stunning setting
Varrena at Leura is an immaculate and comfortable holiday letting with lovely detailing and excellent service. It is ideal as a launch pad from which to explore the surrounding country or as a place to just unwind and relax. Leura is very close and great for pottering around or getting a bite to eat. We will definitely be returning. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/03/2013
Thank you for your review Daniel. I truly hope Cindy enjoyed her French Chocolate cake and it was a memorable surprise for her when you all arrived. The Blue Mountains certainly are a must see and do when visiting Australia and thank you for choosing to stay with Mountain Whispers on this occasion. Many thanks and I look forward to your returned visit. Until then, with kindest regards, Lorraine
Wollongong N S W
Luxurious - restful - pampered
Three senior ladies (reunion) mid week break. Mood was set for three lovely days as soon as we walked in the front door - music,fire burning, wine in the 'fridge. The beds so comfortable and bed linen to die for (wish we knew where you purchase it Lorraine) Bath/shower time a joy with big thick fluffy towels.Everything about our stay exceeded expectations and we are looking forward to the next time we meet up and book again Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/03/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Freda. Varenna always seems to have a way with guests, especially the ladies. Preparing my properties is like setting up a stage, every small details needs to be perfect. I truly look forward to welcome you all back in the very near future. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
An exquisite oasis to hide away and be spoilt
Varenna is a superbly appointed home away from home. Every little personal touch had been considered to enhance our stay. Eat in with the full kitchen facilities or walk to Leura village restaurants. We loved our weekend hideaway, Lorraine allanson has thought of everything. It was like we were staying in her home and not a weekender. The house itself is blessed with warmth and atmosphere. It would be easy to check in and just read a book in the drawing room the whole weekend. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we would love to come back again soon! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 06/04/2013
Welcoming guests to my Mountain Whispers properties is definitely like welcoming you to my home. I'm so happy that Varenna gave you the perfect oasis to relax and indulge. Thanks for your lovely review Lorraine and I truly look forward to welcoming you to The Gatsby next. Enjoy your evening, Lorraine
Relaxing and luxurious
Once you enter the beautiful home you feel immediately relaxed. Music, playing, fire on, port and wine presented in the living room was a perfect start to our stay at Varenna. The house was bigger than we expected and even better than what we saw in the pictures. It has all the comforts you need, central heating, speakers to here music anywhere in the house and a well equipped kitchen. The decor is beautiful and tasteful and transports you back to a bygone era. We never cook when we go away but loved the kitchen and the house so much we decided to buy food and cook on the second night so we could enjoy the kitchen and the formal dining room. It was so quiet and having all the provisions supplied in the kitchen for breakfast was an enjoyable change on a weekend away to battling the hordes at a buffet breakfast as we normally do in hotels. The location is also great. A short walk from the station, eating places and shops. We rarely come away from a place that we can say was 10 out of 10 but this is one of them. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 06/02/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Jeanette. Creating a luxurious by-gone era is my true passion, so to read your review and knowing that you felt transported, I feel my job is done. Until I have the pleasure to welcome you back, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Varenna is an indulgent and luxurious getaway so conveniently located a very short walk from Leura shopping and scenic attractions. Our host Lorraine's attention to detail and thoughtful inclusions in the fridge meant that we were well set up to cook at Varenna or venture out to the nearby restaurants as we chose. We will definitely return! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/22/2013
It truly was a pleasure welcoming you both to Varenna Jeanette & Lewis. Happy Birthday once again to you both and I look forward to perhaps your family reunion at The Gatsby. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Stephen & Megan
Outstanding! A home you'll fall in love with.
The attention to detail was amazing, the service we received from the moment of booking was outstanding; everything clear & no questions left unanswered. The atmosphere & spirit of this home is unique. Varenna welcomed us warmly; the lighting, the music, the wonderful furniture & features - a cosy & oppulant step back in time. Varenna truly felt like our own dream home, we wrapped ourselves up in the the luxury of this beautiful place & found it hard to go out even though the location is amazing with everything at your doorstep.
Thank you Lorraine for creating such a perfect place for romance, relaxation & indulgence. We know that many have stayed at Varenna but somehow you have managed to make us feel as though we are the only ones. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/11/2013
Megan & Stephen, I'm truly humbled to read your review, for it's reviews like yours which truly makes it all very worthwhile to me. I truly love my properties and sharing them with guests such as yourselves that truly find the pleasure within their surrounds is very rewarding. I truly hope to welcome you both back to Varenna or any one of my Mountain Whispers properties in the very near future. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
I take my hat of to Lorraine as we always stay in 5 star properties and Varenna is certainty that and more. Lorraine made our weekend effortless and her attention to detail is amazing. We loved the extras you offer on your website a very simple way to make the hole booking process a dream. We will be back and can not wait to enjoy one of your other properties. Thank you for letting us enjoy Varenna Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 02/25/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Kyle. It truly was a pleasure welcoming both Amber and yourself to Varenna recently and I look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back very soon. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine.
Excellent - well presented and great atmosphere
Service and communication was excellent.
The home felt like it dragged you into a different era, was amazing atmosphere!
Great location close to shops.
Umina Beach NSW
A luxury step back in time
From the moment we stepped into Varenna we were transported back to another era of living.
Immediately relaxed, greeted by music, a beautiful scent and warmth of the surroundings.
No detail missed inside or out for making our stay one to remember.
The location was perfect, with an easy walk into Leura village and surrounding open gardens.
Thank you Lorraine for making our family catchup so special.
Can't wait to return.
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 10/14/2012
Thank you Cheryl for your lovely review. I truly look forward to welcoming you all back to Varenna very soon. Until then with warmest regards, Lorraine
Very relaxing and extremely accommodating.
The attention to detail was exceptional. From the music as you entered to the cups already laid out for coffee after your long trip. A well stocked fridge and pantry meant you could just enjoy the first day without looking for a supermarket. The home was opulent but extremely comfortable and welcoming. Within easy walking distance to the main street which had beautiful restaurants and boutique shopping. I loved the comfortable/cosy beds and white fluffy robes with chocolate hearts to welcome you. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 09/18/2012
Thank you for your lovely review Julie. I'm truly pleased that Varenna made your "girl getaway" just perfect. Hopefully I'll have the pleasure of welcoming you all back sometime very soon. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Luxury retreat with all the trimmings
What an exquisite home! Lorraine has left no detail untouched. Heating turn on for our arrival, complimentary port, wine and chocolates awaiting us in the living room, in front of the cozy fireplace. Luxury beds and linen, with slippers and a dressing gown for each guest. Scrummy food in the fridge and cupboards...even marshmallows for your hot chocolate! A perfect setting for a relaxing, luxurious weekend away.
Thank you Lorraine!
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 09/05/2012
Thank you for your lovely review Katija. Varenna will be ready and waiting for your returned visit. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Wonderful! So comfortable & relaxing
Varenna was a truly beautiful experience. The attention to detail throughout the house makes it a home away from home (and more beautiful than my home!) and you can feel the love the owner has for the house and for her guests. Lorraine's service was amazing, only a phone call away while we could enjoy the full privacy of this gorgeous home and gardens. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 09/02/2012
It was lovely meeting both yourself and your mum the other day Kate and thank you for your lovely review. I'm truly and sincerely pleased that Varenna was a place where you could spend that "special" time with your mum. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future, until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine.
Home away from home plus more!
We have stayed in plenty of 4.5 star self contained properties and we really cannot understand why Varenna has not been rewarded with a 5 star rating. I understand a pool would have to be but in to be given a higher rating,not everybody wants a pool ,certainly not in winter,at more expense to the owner who would have to increase their tarrif. This would make it to expensive for a lot of people who than miss out on a 5 star experiance. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/05/2012
Thank you Preston. Your "home away form home" will be ready and waiting for your returned visit. My priority is to ensure that you receive 5 star reception and service at all times - this is truly what matters to me at all times, not the stars. Thanking you once again and until the next visit, with warmest regards, Lorraine.
Didn't want to leave such beauty, comfort and style!
We absolutely loved this house from the moment we walked in the door!! Vareena's style and decor was a feast on our eyes and our sensors!! Upon entry the house was warm and music piped throughout the rooms. The kettle had been freshly boiled (for a much longed for cuppa) and the kitchen was stocked for our indulgence with a huge selection of teas and various types of coffee, skim milk and cookies. The fridge was stocked with bacon/eggs/tomatoes/butter/jams and spreads along with a bottle of wine and in the main room the port and chocolates awaited us. We moved in and out of all the rooms again and again throughout our stay to drink in each rooms own ambience!
We loved every part of our stay at Vareena from exploring Leura (only a 5 minute walk) and Katoomba (5 minute drive), during the day, to staying in by the fire and cooking up a storm, in the "it has everything" kitchen each evening!! The fireplace was magical and the huge selection of Cd's made our first night extremely romantic and fun :)
It rained for most of our stay yet our time at Vareena was a truly wonderful weekend. We loved it as a romantic weekend, yet could also see bringing our friends down as a group to enjoy it as well. Thank you Lorraine, Vareena is an exceptional stay.
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/26/2012
It's deeply satisfying and rewarding reading reviews such as yours Suzanne. Varenna truly is a stunning property and I'm very happy to be able to share it with guests. Until the next time, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Fantastic - we will definitely repeat the experience
This was our first stay at Varenna and it exceeded all expectations. Lorraine had thought of everything, down to the last detail. The accommodation is well-situated to Leura and the grounds are lovely. We can imagine ourselves here in the warmer weather taking advantage of the verandah and the back garden. The house itself is both stunning and comfortable.
With the first step in the door the scene is set for a most roma
From the moment we walked through the door beautiful music was playing, rose petals scattered on the coffee table and in the bedrooms. Fresh roses and candles in bedroom and bathrooms. Wine, Port, fresh bacon (the best bacon I have ever seen) and eggs. Lovely antique furniture and very cosy. It was like staying in someone's home. We had a very relaxing stay, next time we need to stay longer so we can have a bubble bath and spend more time just in the home. We loved the location in Leura and were able to find some nicer places to eat including The Garage and Tamarind Kitchen. We had a great day at the Jenolan Caves and then sight seeing and bush walking at Echo Point and the Three Sisters, Leura Cascades, Gordon and Wentworth Falls. We visited with our 15 year old twins who felt very special also.
We stayed two nights at Varenna cottage for a girls weekend, and I could not think of a more perfect venue! It was absolute luxury, with so many little touches. We had an amazing time and would definitely return. Varenna is luxurious, had wonderful heating, was incredibly comformfotable and had a wonderfully well equipped kitchen as well as being within walking distance of the Leura town centre. We didn't want to leave! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/09/2012
Thank you for your lovely review Carly. It's truly gratifying to know that Varenna enabled your group of girls to experience a slice of luxury in the Blue Mountains and I truly look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the very near future. Just for the record, The Gatsby can also accommodate your group of 6, a little food for thought for next time. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Beautiful Cottage Immaculately appointed
The little things make a difference and this is a beautifully restored cottage with all the features required for a great weekend. I nice short stroll to the Mall and we even had a slight flurry of snow!
The whole family enjoyed it! Thank you.
Thankyou for a lovely weekend in a beautiful house. I loved all the colours and attention to little details. My sheets in the red room were beautiful.
The Port was very very good especially in wet miserable weather!
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Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 06/14/2012
You've very welcome. I truly look forward to welcoming you both back during the garden festival in October. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Carla & Michael
One out of the magical box
Varenna is a beautiful location in Leura in the Blue Mountains. It is a wonderful accommadtion that ensures you feel like you are home. It is warm, comfortable and invites you inas soon as you turn the key in the front door. There is nothing you will want for and the beautiful home is only a short stroll to the Leura Mall where you will find a fabulous array of eaties for any taste. Any food or wine lover will be in seventh heaven, the cafes and resturants are first class.Then you are only a short stroll home to the warmth and coziness of your home Varenna with the ducting heating and fire place welcoming you home to nestle in for the night. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/06/2012
Thank you Carla for your beautiful comments. I truly look forward to welcoming both Michael and yourself back to Varenna hopefully well before your 7th Anniversary. Until then with warmest regards, Lorraine.
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Varenna Luxury accomodation in the beautiful Blue Mountains village of Leura.
On arrival, the beautiful 3 bedroom house was perfectly warmed with lovely relaxing music playing. I felt like I had just arrived "home"!
My sisters and I had difficulty choosing wich of the bedrooms we each wanted as they are all so beautiful!
We then set about exploring the rest of the house and gardens and were pleasantly surprised at every turn.
The bathrooms are beautiful, the front yard is spectular & all the rooms inside the house are beautifully appointed with careful attention paid to every detail.
My only concern was the proximity of the railway line, but that proved to be unfounded as we were so relaxed, we didn't notice the trains much at all.
Varenna is beautiful accomodation with provided with helpful and friendly service.
I could not recommend Varenna too highly, it is truely fabulous and I look forward to returning as soon as I possibly can!
Sandra Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/18/2012
Good evening Sandra, your heartfelt comments are very much appreciated. It's nice to have guests who truly appreciate the finer things in life, which I work so hard at to provide. I sincerely thank you for your comments once again and hope to welcome you and your sisters back to Varenna or any of my other three properties sometimes very soon. Until your next return, with warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
Stunning Federation cottage in a fabulous location
Varenna is a lovely property; many holiday rentals use the word luxury a little too easily - at Varenna it is more than justified. The owner's attention to detail is amazing, the house and garden is maintained to a very high standard and all the little extras make it a great choice for a holiday rental in the mountains. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/05/2012
Hi Kerry and thank you for your beautiful comments. It sincerely gives me great pleasure knowing that Varenna amazed you and was part of your birthday getaway. I truly hope to welcome you and your family back sometime very soon. Until then, take care and wishing you all a very Happy Easter. With warmest regards and thanks again, Lorraine
Sydney New South Wales
"A Nostalgic Interlude".
Lorraine was in constant communication with us from the time of our first enquiry leading up to our arrival, "meeting and greeting us",and ensuring we were settled before she departed. We then stepped back for 7 days to a revered period of time immaculately restored and preserved within the walls of history that is "Varenna". Centrally located to public transport, shopping and all the tours of Leura, a car is not required at all. What is required is total immersion in your surroundings.
Nelson Bay, NSW
A Haven in the Mountains
It was so nice to stay somewhere which matched the description and reviews. From the organisation of the alarm system, to the music and scent on the way in every detail was perfect. My mother in law wandered around in awe at every aspect and I think it actually brought tears to her eyes. We are looking forward to trying out one of the other properties on our next Blue Mountain break. Thank you!!! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 01/11/2012
Thank you for your lovely comments Emily. I truly look forward to the opportunity to welcome you all back to Varenna or one of my other properties in the very near future. Until then, wishing you all a very Happy New Year. Many thanks once again, Lorraine :-)
Beautiful place to stay
Very happy with the house and facilities. Will be recommending it to others.
Absolutely gorgeous, great attention to detail throughout!
Varenna was everything I could have asked for as a night before my biggest dat of my life... My Wedding!
The home was absolutely amazing, attention to detail throughout the whole house, it was very inviting and very cosy.
My bridesmaids and I had the most amazing stay, we couldn't have asked for a better location to get ready and also to take the most amazing pictures.
We will definantly be returning, either with partners or a girls weekend away!
Thank you very Lorraine, you truly did an amazing job in creating an amazing ambiance and capturing all the gorgeous elements of antique Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/13/2011
Hi Reema, congratulations once again on your Wedding Day and you truly looked absolutely stunning. The horses just set the most perfect scene infront of Varenna and I was truly honoured that Varenna played a part in your BIG day. Hoping Vegas is great and you get to have your ceremony with Elvis. With all my best wishes and I truly look forward to welcoming you and your bridesmaids and/or parnters back sometime very soon. All the very best for a prosperous future and with warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
Varenna is perfect for a Blue Mountains Retreat.
1. Location, 200 metres from Leura village shops and cafes. A few minutes drive to all the major tourist attractions and restaurants including Katoomba and Echo Point
2. Accomodation: Amazing attention to detail, all the little things explained, so much space for just one couple, easily fit 2 couples, 3 couples would be cosy in the sitting rooms but still more than enough room. The photo's on the website are almost exactly what you get.
A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/07/2011
Thank you for your lovely comments Mitchell. I'm truly pleased that Varenna met your expectations and made your 1st Anniversary a memorable one. I truly look forward to welcoming you both back in the very near future. With kind regards, Lorraine
Varenna, old and gracious
Extremely comfy and spacious
Fit for a king or queen
We were happy to preen
What a delight
Ears and nose
Champers in the spa
No need to venture far
Not happy homeward bound
Rejuvenation a success
We were truly blessed! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 10/29/2011
Hi Shelley, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Varenna and felt a part of royalty when staying there. Homeward bound is never forever, as there is always a very welcomed opportunity to return to Varenna in the near future. I truly wish your father a speedy recovery. All the very best, until next time :-)
Varenna is the perfect mountain getaway incorporating luxury, comfort and all the special touches. We had a fantastic time and the property exceeded all our expectations. The quality of accommodation is superb and leaves nothing to be desired.
This was exactly the place we needed, two of our group recovering from health problems, two needed much R & R and last two were enjoying the break. Second time we have stayed at Lorraine's accommodation and it is everything and more your little heart desires.
We loved out stay at Varenna! The house is bursting with old world charm, and a stay there is like stepping back in time to a bygone era. The sprawling house is packed with beautiful antique furniture, and it felt like were staying in a mini stately home complete with spectacular four poster beds; a wonderful open fire place, luxurious bathrooms; and a delightful country kitchen.
We actually made a dinner reservation at a restaurant in Leura, however we ended up cancelling as we were so content relaxing in the privacy and comfort of Varenna. We will certainly be back
A nostalgic and relaxing hideaway
Service was personal and friendly, the home itself is a beautiful homage to the Federation style, down to the last detail. Walking distance to bustling and beautiful Leura town centre.
It is the little things that make a difference
Oh what a difference all the little personal touches make. Apart from the high standard of accommodation and the level of luxury it was all the little personal touches that made such a difference. Down the fabulous music being piped through the house on our arrival, the jug having just been boiled, all the fresh produce in the cupboards and fridge down to the marshmallows for the hot chocolate, the port and chocolates and big fluffy towels and dressing downs and slippers to the heated bathroom floors and the tea lights floating in bowls, the fresh flowers, I could go on and on. It was a memorable stay, for all the right reasons. Thank you Varenna!
A truly delightful home a wonderful experience.
The ambience of Varenna and the majestic unsurpassed beauty of the home made it a memorable stay. The grandeur and special little touches made it a lovely lavishly appointed residence.
We would like to wish Lorraine and her staff all the very best and we will return soon.
Thank you for having us.
We have a wonderful time... just what you need to totally have a rest from the mundane. Thank you.
One small suggestion - mood lighting in dining room - please.
Cherrybrook, NSW 2126
Old World Charm with all the trimmings
A charming old house of yesteryear beautifully furnished and very comfortable with great attention to detail. A memorable experience!
Beautiful character cottage in the heart of Leura
We absolutely love Lorraines cottages, having stayed in 3 of them! Her attention to detail, spotlessness and wonderful touches are so welcoming each and every time. We feel right at home and will keep coming back, year after year. Thanks again Lorraine for a wonderful and relaxing experience :)
Varenna was a delightful retreat from the cold mountain air for our party of two couples. Its old-world decor added to the appeal with a four poster bed and full bathroom for each couple. The central heating kept us warm through the particularly cold and windy weather. The provisions in the kitchen and extra touches were appreciated.
Varenna's proximity to Leura's shops and restaurants was also a bonus. It was a quick walk home after a wonderful meal at Silk's Brasserie.
We would highly recommend the property for a couple, a group of friends or a family.
Great Location, beautiful home, and so warm. Blissful will come again! As three busy mums, it was so nice to have everything done for us - for a change!!! Can we move in?
Absolutely beautiful property, luxurious, restful & relaxing.
A magical time away
This was our second visit to Vareena & on both occasions our expectations were surpassed. From the opening of the front door you are welcomed into a beautiful, well appointed, spotless home. The property is only a short stroll to the village & numerous Cafes & restaurants. In fact we had one of the best meals ever at silk restaurant.
Impeccable in Every Way
The attention to detail of Lorraine's properties are appreciated. They are beautifully appointed and the little inclusions for guests comfort really make the stay.
We enjoyed Varenna for our anniversary. It is extremely comfortable and well placed in Leura. To enter for the first time, warm, soft music playing and charming was exceptional. Perfect for doing not much - we didn't want to go out!
Highly recommended for anybody who would like quality accommodation with excellent service from Lorraine if required but totally self contained. An absolute pleasure.
Perfect in every way. Furnishings, linen, facilities and location make Varenna a destination worth going back to
Beautiful house, the attention to detail in the property was second to none and wonderful. Garden needed a tidy and although the address should give the game away it was a little close to the railroad
Vicki & Kevin, Christine & Nolan.
Long weekend in The Blue Mountains
Thank you Lorraine so much for all the effort you put into this beautiful home. It truly made our long weekend one to remember.
The wet weather did stop up from doing the things we had planed but the house was so wonderful we didn't mind at all.
We did discover the wonderful fresh food in Blackheath and so ate in each night with pleasure.
Vareena is a wonderful home that has attention to detail
that is to be commended.
Best wishes Lorraine for all your beautiful homes. We will be back.
A memorable visit to a beautifully decorated period home.
Varenna was a lovely experience and a big positive for me was that my children, who are under 16 thought it was special too. We all had a lovely relaxing time and enjoyed wandering the lovely shops in Leura as they are so close by.
A piece of heaven
Varenna is truly a stunning place and it exceeded all of our expectations. When we first arrived it was like a feast for the eyes.
Lorraine the owner of Varenna really does go the extra mile to make her guests comfortable and this is evident even before you arrive as she asks you for your preferred bread, milk and wine so it's all ready upon your arrival.
When we arrived we were amazed by the beauty and attention to detail of the house. We loved everything about it from the music playing when we first opened the door to the bathrobes and slippers on our beds. Each room was beautifully appointed and we were all amazed by the detail given to the house.
During our stay it rained the whole time but we didn't mind as we enjoyed staying in Varenna as the house was cozy and comfortable. We made use of all the facilities stereo, tv which had a DVD player and also was connected to pay tv. The kitchen was fully equipped and there was also a nice two person spa. It had everything we need to have a nice and relaxing weekend away from it all.
I have no hesitation in recommending Varenna to all my friends/family and I think anyone that stays there will enjoy it as much as we all did. We are already on planning on going back to Varenna. Thank you Lorraine for all the beautiful memories and for letting us stay at Varenna.
This cottage is spectacularly designed with amazing attention to detail. Each item has been carefully selected to add character and style, giving Varenna its own unique personality. Yet, comfort has not been compromised - the house contains every modern comfort and cleverly incorporates modern technologies. Its location is very convenient - just a short stroll to the main strip of shops, restaurants, cafes, day spas and lovely boutiques that Leura is known for. It's difficult not to appreciate everything this house has to offer. There is really nothing Lorraine has not thought of in making every stay in this house amazing.
Attention to detail makes for the perfect stay!
The fine detail that has been put into the cottage, gardens, rooms with lighting, music, candles, and fine art made for a most homely wnd welcoming stay.
We loved our stay here at Varenna and would reccomend this home to anyone who wants to get away from it all and stay in luxury.
Our only disappointment was that we didnt book to stay longer. A big thank you to Lorraine for the organisation!
Our stay our 'Varenna' at Leura was just wonderful and relaxing. The home was so beautiful with its exquisite furniture, especially the four poster bed. The warm fire, spa, and extras provided such as a bottle of wine and chocolates made it a break we will always remember. This home has been restored to its former beauty and it is an incredible experience to stay here. We didn't want to leave.
Lovely Leura - Varenna
As always we loved staying at one of Lorraine allanson's cottages. It's always immaculately prepared and ultra comfortable.
Matcham (Central Coast NSW)
Susan Smith, Varenna Luxury accommodation Leura NSW
From the moment I entered the house,I was overwhemingly impressed with the presentation.The period of the house was captured perfectly with equisite decor,and attention to detail.
I was a bit apprehensive when booking on the net, as sometimes it can appear to be much nicer then it really is, but in this case I actually think it exceeded my expectations.
We all had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.Thank you Lorraine, once again for inviting us into your lovely home.
San Jose, CA USA
This is a lovely setting for relaxing or just getting away. Within walking distance to the small downtown. The house is decorated with period pieces and the detail is fantastic. We would stay there again.
You walk into the house the log fire is on, central heating is on music is playing. There is a worm atmosphere. It's jus great.
Hahn (I would prefer that my name not be displayed pubicly)
A very comfortable and relaxing vacation house.
Excellent house, one of the best stocked kitchens I've ever seen for a vacation house. Very comfortable pillows and bed. The only thing we didn't like was all the fake flowers, I know this is a very Victoriana thing but we found it a bit overdone.
Lynne & Bob Munro
We could have stayed forever
When we decided to stay at Vareena for my 49 & holding weekend I thought it was going to be elegant & luxurious but we were blown away by the attention to detail Lorriane provided. From arrival with soft music playing, fluffy robes & slippers to wine, chocolates even which bread & milk we liked. Our friends had such a great time we all relaxed, recharged & and want to do it again. The beds, lounge, spa were all so good we didn't want to leave. Absolute perfection.
Heaven in Leura!
From the minute we stepped in the door, we were in heaven. Varenna is breathtakingly beautiful! Look beyond the beautiful surrounds and you find yourself in what is arguably one of the best self contained houses in the Mountains. Lorraine has not missed a single detail. Everything you could possibly need (and more) is supplied. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. If you are looking for the luxury of a resort with the convenience and freedom of self contained accommodation there is no other choice but Varenna.
Michelle & John
One of our top 5!! Charming and enchanting.
We really enjoyed this house. We have been going to Xmas in July for 18 years and we stay in a diiferent house each year. This one would be up there with our top 5! Lorraine has thought of everything and she is wonderful to deal with. She operates and thinks about everything from the customer's point of view. Something many operators up in the mountains do not do!! Loved the Christmas decorations. Lots of goodies and very well setup. Our only complaint would be the pillows a bit on the flat side for us and too expensive if we wanted to stay an extra week night. Other than that I'd give it 10 out of 10.
"It's the little things that count," my granny used to say and boy was she right. We knew we had booked an establishment that had the highest quality fixtures and fittings. We knew that our choice of breakfast cereals and condiments would be waiting for us. But what we didn't expect was Lorraine's appearance on our doorstep a mere five minutes after phoning having encounted a minor problem with the gas log heater. She suggested we leave and all would be well when we returned. And of course it was; problem fixed, more port and a scrumptious packet of biscuits. Her attention to detail is only admirable, but a rarity! We had a marvellous time and are now planning our next visit.
A getaway that will surpass all expectations!
From the moment we entered this delightful house we were just amazed at the presentation in every aspect. Nothing was left to chance. Immaculate and so clean, spacious rooms and so comfortable and romantic. Set in an idyllic location with a short walk to the main street with lots on offer. Great restaurants and shops. Vareena surpassed everything we could've hoped for. We experienced Christmas in July with tree and decorations which was a great touch. Everything was perfect!
A & K Cumming
Varenna Luxury accomodation definately lives up to its name! The last time we stayed at her sister cottage, Leura Rose, so we knew what to expect-clean, cosy, warm & comfy it has all the trimmings and surprises-beautiful antique furnishings & pretty details,spa, electric blankets, gas log fire, breakie, timtams and more! to make your stay cosy, spoilt and without needing anything-except perhaps to never leave!!! We'll be back-none compares!
Luxury, with attention to detail
Excellent service. Outstanding home - the equal of anything we have stayed in, compared with high quality cottages in the UK in particular. Location was ideal - we did not have a car and it was easily accessed by rail and village attractions and services were all within easy walking distances.Decor and fittings impressed us most - it would have been nice to be able to easily open a window or two!
Susan and Gow
Memorable anniversary filled with luxury
We stayed at Varenna for 2 nights as a getaway from it all, to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. The moment we stepped into Varenna we were filled with awe and were very happy with what we have chosen.
The interior has been though thoroughly and provides great comfort and luxury. From welcome port and wine.
It was a memorable holiday and we would like to be back there again soon.
Jean and Robyn
"A Enchanting Cottage be Dazzled by the Grandeur"
A truly wonderful home with attention to detail. As soon as one enters the home one is dazzled by the ambience and charm of this cottage. A wondeful relaxing holiday in a idyllic location.
Attention to detail was great, special touch such as Port and chocolate for each guest. The property is gorgeous and close to town, shops, cafes.
I love the feel of the place,it is warn and welcoming the atmosphere is set perfect for relaxation. And that is exactly what we did. We will definitly stay there again.
The BEST accommodation in the Blue Mountains
Absolutely the best. Varenna takes you back to a bygone era with its decor, fireplace, velvet drapes, crystalware, beautiful furniture, manicured gardens... The home is spotless, fresh, & complete with everything you would need during your stay & more. Its a stone throw away from all the main shops & local attractions. Lorraine goes that extra step to ensure everything you need is provided. Many places are quite different to what you see on the net, but Varenna really is as beautiful as what you see on its web page. As soon as you enter you can feel the warmth of the central heating that is switched on before you arrive & you hear beautiful soft music in the background. Each room spacious & tastefully furnished. Best of all it is affordable luxury accommodation.
Comfortable... Enchanting... Didn't want to leave...
We arrived to soft background music playing throughout the house, and as we entered each room we couldn't help but exclaim "oh wow" as we discovered the attention to detail and comfort provided to us. The open gas fire in the lounge, together with the comfortable, plush lounges and decanter of port was most welcoming!
We were most impressed with the cleanliness of this house, and the extent to which the home had been renovated and decorated.
It was most delightful to take a short stroll to the Leura Mall shops (less than 5 mins walk).
I particularly loved the under-floor heating in the bathrooms and the comfortable beds.
I would highly recommend Varenna to anyone wanting a relaxing and comfortable weekend away. It was such a treat!
Had a wonderful stay at The Varenna to celebrate my mother-in-law's
birthday. The house was lovely, ideal for two couples, and the owner's
attention to detail was amazing. The house is beautifully decorated with a
style that compliments the age of the house. The location is great for Leura
Mall, however it is worth noting that the house is next to the train line and we
could hear the trains go past into the wee small hours of the morning, but
unless you are an extremely light sleeper then please do not that let that you
stop you from staying at The Varenna. Overall The Varenna was a super
location to celebrate a special occasion. Would love to go back in the winter
for a cosy getaway!
Annette & Harry
A charming cottage creates the perfect getaway
No detail has been spared at this charming period cottage in Leura. A credit to owner Lorraine, this beautiful home has been transformed into something from a bygone era made up of elegance, sophistication and overall comfort. A short walk to Leura shops, Varenna is the type of accomodation that lures you back for more. We're already planning our forthcoming stay.
Annette & Harry.
A Place to relax
Luxury accommodation surrounded by beauitful gardens. In a Idyllic location to enjoy the attractions that surround the property,with great restaurants and bushwalks all within walking distance. When visiting Leura it is a must to stay at Varenna.
Trudy and Lea
The Pearl in the Oyster of the Blue Mountains!
To celebrate the start of a new year my friend and I decided we needed some serious girl time to recharge the batteries. We searched the internet and found the glorious images of "Varenna Luxury Accomodation".
From the moment we made our first inquiry we were stunned at the promptness of the service provided and how we were made to feel special. The attention to detail is second to none.
We unlocked the front door and felt like we were stepping back into a time where things moved more slowly and fine craftsmanship was highly valued. We were like children in a sweet shop as we wondered wide eyed oohing and ahhhring at the gorgeous furnishings and little, special touches. No detail has been left to chance. The entire house was sparkling clean and filled with treasures. I felt like a princess in the bedroom with the four poster bed.
The location is perfect being only a hop, skip and a jump from the main village of Leura which is filled with amazing shops. We bought stunning jewelery, favourite lollies of our childhood from the old sweet shop, candles and enjoyed " flowerpot" scones. Yum.
A five minute scenic drive around Cliff Road takes you to the Three Sisters and into Katoomba where more treasures await. You can pop into scenic world for a few thrills and we took a drive out to Govetts Leap which took our breath away!
We each had a soak in the relaxing spa bath and settled back with a chick flick as we sipped the wine from the fridge. We made hot chocolate complete with marshmallows and talked in the privacy of our accommodation to the wee, small hours. At the end of our three days we were so relaxed we were worried about the chances of slipping into a coma!
The only down sides were that we hit a heat wave the second night and a fan would have been good and State Rail needs to oil the breaks on some of its trains!These were only tiny hiccups and our overall stay was perfection. If you want true luxury where fine details are taken care of this is the place for you!
JP et Sylvie, Jack et Ji-thi :THE 4 FRENCHIE
VARENNA : SO GLAMOUR !
EVERY THINGS, EVERY DETAILS WERE FIRST CLASS : breakfast, wine, chocolate...
THE HOUSE WAS AN ENCHANTMENT FOR US: ROOMS, KITCHEN, BATH ROOM, ...AND VERY CLOSE CENTER OF LEURA.WE WILL COME BACK NEXT TIME EVEN THE "CHOW CHOW" OF THE TRAIN !
Auckland, New Zealand
The promises were delivered
The perfect place to stay if you wish to indulge yourself. Great attention to detail has been paid to this 'period' home. A great base to venture out to, and return from, the many wonderful things offered by the Blue Mountains.
Lovely and luxurious Varenna stay
A wonderful place. No detail was spared and the house itself is something
unique. I am a stickler for cleanliness and I have never seen brass so well-
polished and the floor so devoid of water spots. These things do make a
difference given that a stranger would have occupied the place before you!
Varenna was truly a wonderful experience...we were loath to leave. In fact,
going out of the house becomes a chore as it is so cozy and welcoming. We
will be back, we hope.
Exceeded all expectations.
Varenna was a superb place to stay - we had absolutely everything we needed for a wonderful weekend away. The house and garden were immaculate, and the attention to detail was amazing - even a beautifully decorated Christmas tree! We appreciated the many small touches - having the bathroom floors heated, the electric blanket had been turned on to warm the bed, fresh eggs in the fridge for breakfast, - the list goes on! We would certainly stay here again, and recommend this house to anyone.
Lorraine goes above and beyond to create the perfect stay for you. The
property is absolutely gorgeous and clearly very well maintained. We will
definitely look to visit again in the near future. Thanks Lorraine!
olde world charm with all the mod cons.
Beautifully and tastefully decorated with an old world ambience and decor but with every modern convenience you could want...underfloor heating in the bathrooms, dishwasher,ice maker in the fridge door. the oppposite was sleeping in a four poster bed under luxurious bedding, reclining in the cast iron bath and sinking into the huge comfortable lounge in front of a roaring fire as we sipped our complimentary red wine after a hard days shopping in nearby (200metres) Leura. the owner Lorraine was attentive and helpful. The pantry and fridge were stocked with more than the basics which was a lovely surprise. We'll definately go back.
Our weekend at Varenna was superb. Making arrangements to stay was simple and it was clear from the start that our needs and wishes were Lorraine's focus. The house is beautifully appointed with everything that anyone would possibly want provided. There was nothing that we thought of during our stay that we did not find at Varenna - and more. A few minutes walk from Leura added another perfect dimension. Highly recommended on all fronts. We were two couples and a small baby - Varenna was perfect for us on a cold and rainy weekend.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Varenna Luxury Accommodation lives up to its name
From the time we made an inquiry about staying at Varenna to the end of our stay we felt that everything was taken care of. The cottage is meticulously clean and beautifully decorated. Our teeenage girls loved the bedrooms. It was wonderfully warm and the underfloor heating in the bathrooms was an unexpected treat in winter. We hope that we can return sometime soon!
We have stayed in a number of holiday lets. And we all agreed that Varenna was without a doubt the best we have stayed at. For luxury and all the little trets. And so close to Leura. We will defiantly be back
comfy and cosy at Varenna
We thought Varenna was a beautiful house. Plenty of room for 6 of us to relax. Its an easy walk to Leura Mall for a hot chocolate and a bit of shopping, but we were happy to stay in and enjoy the house. Just perfect for a Christmas inJuly weekend with friends.
Heaven in July
Such an amzing house to have had the pleasure to stay in. The house was evry bit what the pictures had showed us and there was not a detail left out. Arriving to the fires glowing and the warmth of the house to the luxury and homely feel that we felt, we ended up staying in most of the weekend just to enjoy the surrounds. We were 110% happy with our choice and Lorraine should be commended for her efforts in making the stay perfect.
THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU
Geoffrey, Heather & Patrick
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
Varenna - A home better than home in the mountains!
On our first trip to Australia and arriving in the depths of winter we decided to take a trip up to the Blue Mountains. Eschewing the dubious delights of down at heel Katoomba we opted for the more genteel pleasures of Leura, replete as it is with interesting shops and restaurants serving good quality food at a more than reasonable price.
We found Varenna on an internet trawl and were taken by the blurb but rather expected the reality to be somewhat less than was promised. In this we were entirely and pleasingly wrong. The house is beautifully appointed both inside and out (though it must be admitted the weather did not lend itself to sitting out in the garden for a sundowner). Great attention and care for detail has been taken by the owner to ensure that every conceivable requirement is met. Thus there are Egyptian cotton sheets on the beds, plenty of hot water, excellent heating throughout, spa bath, dvds, satellite TV, huge American fridge stocked with the basics for yor stay including a nice bottle of wine. All in all a delight to wake up in each morning and to return to each evening. In short the perfect holiday hideaway in the mountains.
Morisset area, NSW
A beautifully restored house that encouraged you to "chill out" and languish.
Close to all the amenities of Leura.
The only negative was its proximity to the railway line, but this was really only a minor disturbance.
We would happily return there for more R & R.
VARENNA A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO STAY
When we walked into Varenna we were all impressed by the attention to detail of all the little things that make a stay comfortable. It was a miserable day outside but Varenna was so nice and cosy as the heat had been turned on. The pantry was stocked with a wonderful assortment of tea's, jams etc. And the bottle of wine in the fridge was also appreciated. The rooms are all comfortable and everything is absolutely spotless. I would recommed Varenna to anyone wanting to stay in the Blue Mountains.
A Rare and Wonderful Find
Our trip to the amazing escape that is Varenna is something we'll never forget. What a great way to spend a few days away from the stresses of Sydney.
The bedrooms are stunningly appointed - every bit as impressive as they look in the pictures. Perhaps even more! The high ceilings, four poster beds, open fireplaces and interesting artworks create such a grand and opulent feel that simply sitting in Varenna is a pure joy.
The restoration of this property has been done impeccably so that it has all the features and freshness of a modern home, without any compromise to its old-world charm.
We had everything we could possibly need for our week away - the owner is only too happy to help in any way that she can. She has prepared the home with a real and genuine care for her guests' comfort...a truly rare find.
When we were able to tear ourselves away from the cosy warmth of the home, we had a great time exploring the delights of Leura and surrounds -with the bookshops, cute cafes, restaurants, beautiful scenery and the many bushwalks - there really is something for everybody.
We will definitely be back again.
From the moment we entered the house it was beautiful, candles lit, music playing and heating on. The furniture and details were amazing down to the last details.
We will definately be booking another trip and will recommend it to our friends.
Unsurpassed presentation with hospitable and cosy ammenties
Excellent presentation, warm and comfortable with fantastic ambiance, a most welcome atmosphere with open fire and bottle of wine waiting for us and close to all amenities in Leura made out stay memorable.
truely something to experience
"Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, We had a wonderful time at Varenna for our anniversary. Will now take some special memories home with us. Again thank you and will be back again. "
My partner and I stayed at Varenna and it was such an amazing weekend. The house was so beautifully decorated and was a wonderful experience. We would love to go back there!
Romantic Honeymoon Getway
What a wonderful time we had when staying here. Varenna has a great combination of warmth, character and we felt like we were visiting a friend?s home. From the moment we stepped into the home we were captivated by its sheer beauty and elegance. On arrival the fire place was lit making the home nice and cosy, there were also chocolates and port for us to share and romantic music playing in the background, such a special touch. The surrounding area is breathtaking and it was wonderful to have our lungs filled with that beautiful fresh and clean mountain air. We will definitely be coming back here and recommending it to all our family and friends. The best place we have ever stayed at - "ideal for honeymooners!"
Tony - Lake Macquarie
House was absolutely wonderful, attention to small details was excellent. Strongly recommended for a getaway.
Great weekend with family
This is a beautifully comfortable home for myself and adult children.
The attention to detail was superb and it is clear that love and care has
been lavished here. I found the number of nick nacks a bit
overwhelming for my taste and the overall feel of the house is dark.
Since it was raining throughout our stay, I wish there had been a
sunny room at the back of the house that looks out over the garden.
I enjoyed being within easy walking distance of the delights of Leura
and even got used to the sound of the freight trains during the night.
A great place to stay for adults, enjoy it.