- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
- Bed and Breakfast
Description from the owner
Nestled within a totally private cottage garden but just two minutes stroll to Leura village, this exquisite turn-of-the-century cottage is totally dedicated to relaxation and indulgence. Strawberry Patch is the ultimate romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains with all the ingredients for a relaxing and romantic stay.
Naturally, you have the whole cottage to yourselves and we go to great lengths to ensure that your privacy is undisturbed.
Strawberry Patch sleeps one or two couples. The master bedroom, with its deep ruby-red toned walls has an enticing mahogany four-poster bed draped with rich gold damask covered doon...a, the finest linen, sheepskin electric blanket and soft pillows. A double bed in the second bedroom perfectly caters for additional guests.
An exquisite double spa bath takes pride of place in the bathroom, wrapped in a leadlight bay window with views of the lush secluded rambling garden. Sub-floor heating is set to the perfect temperature and recessed speakers aid your tranquil soak with the music of your choice.
Kitchen and Dining
Enjoying great meals is part of the Blue Mountains experience and Strawberry Patch has everything you need to cook and dine in style. The fully-equipped kitchen is supplied with all the appliances, cookware and serving ware you’ll need and the BBQ outside is perfect for cooking alfresco. Dine indoors or out – the choice is yours.
Full breakfast provisions for your first morning are provided, including fresh bread, eggs, ground coffee, teas, juice, milk, conserves, drinking chocolate, marshmallows, butter and cereals.
The cottage has a slow combustion wood fire and natural gas-log fire, reverse-cycle air-conditioning for year round comfort, continuous natural gas hot water, TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, CDs, DVDs books, games, and a dishwasher and washing machine.
Upon your arrival, there are no disturbances, just a crackling fire, soft music and the flickering of lit candles setting the most romantic of scenes.
• 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 bathroom
• 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 and slow combustion heater
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Full breakfast provisions
• Stove, fridge/freezer, microwave
• TV with DVD and discs
• CD stereo and CDs
• Sub-floor heating in bathroom
• Spa bath
• Towels, bathrobes and slippers supplied
• Hair dryer
• All linen supplied
• Washing machine and clothes dryer
• Iron and ironing board
• High chair
• Back-to-base security alarm systemRead more
About the owner
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Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 409 reviews and 4 properties
Strawberry Patch Leura
Leura, New South Wales, Australia
Additional Location Information
Romantic Getaway in Leura. Five minute stroll from Leura village
Cosy cottage providing romantic & luxurious self-contained accommodation for one or two couples.
A beautiful cottage in a great location - only 100m walk to Leura Village in the world heritage Blue Mountains. Totally private and secluded from the rest of the world, your stay is never compromised. You have your own slice of paradise in the heart of the Mountains - allow yourself to relax and enjoy.
Parking is available on-site.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Golf course on-site or within 15 minute walk, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Horse riding nearby
Nearest shops, 0.2 miles
Nearest train station: Leura, 0.2 miles
Nearest airport: Sydney, 68 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 02, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Additional guests are charged at $85 per person per night above the 1 couple rate.
- A/C or climate control
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Secure parking space
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 4 Dining chairs
- 4 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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111 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
London, England, United Kingdom
Wonderful and peaceful stay
Really liked our stay, it's not cheap but you get what you pay for. The cottage is conveniently located, it's beautifully dressed and the communications from the owner throughout were excellent. Would thoroughly recommend it. Read more
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/24/2014
Thanking you for your review of Strawberry Patch Oliver. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back very soon. Until then, with sincerest regards, Lorraine
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Great accomodation in Leura
My husband and I spent a long weekend at Strawberry Patch and loved our stay. With the two fire places, the heated kitchen floor, the beautifully comfortable bed and full kitchen - we were really happy. The cottage is secluded so we didnt hear anything and Lorraine the owner had everything so well organised we knew exactly what we were doing from entering the cottage - from where the extra firewood was, to how to work the spa, turn on and off the alarm and use the TV/Austar. Definitely worth a stay if you're looking for a romantic and relaxed getaway. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/22/2014
Thank you for your lovely review Karen. Hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Take care, Lorraine :-)
Mr and Mrs H Terry
Romance in the mountains
The house is beautiful, extremely well kept and you couldn't ask for anything more whilst staying there. It's so cosy and inviting you feel like you're staying with a very wealthy aunt (but she isn't there).
We have stayed a couple of times now and love being able to walk to the Deli for lunch and then Silks for dinner. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 03/29/2014
Thank you for your lovely review Natalie & Hilton. As always, it's truly a pleasure to welcome you back again and again to Strawberry Patch Cottage. (The wealthy aunt will keep working behind the scenes!!!). until next time, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine
Luxury accommodation stone's throw from Leura Village
From the moment we booked, we received care and attention from the owners. Arriving during a downpour, we entered a beautiful heritage cottage warmed by the fires in the lounge and kitchen. Excellent facilities including a fully and thoughtfully provisioned kitchen, jetted tub, lovely gardens, cable television and luxurious 4-poster beds ensured a comfortable and relaxing stay. Luxuriuous bathrobes and slippers were provided, as were scented candles, wine, chocolates, juice and good quality bacon and eggs for breakfast the next morning. Literally a 2-3 minute walk from Leura, the cottage was perfectly located - Katoomba attractions were an easy drive. A lovely cottage, beautifully presented, spotlessly clean. Would highl recommend Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 12/03/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Colleen. It truly was a pleasure welcoming two lovely friends for some time to reminisce. Wishing you both all the very best for the festive season. With warmest regards, Lorraine
Wendy and Peter
A perfect romantic getaway
I can't complain about anything! The attention to detail was amazing. The linens are beautiful and luxurious. If you stay here you will not want for anything. Within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. I can't wait to come back. I loved the spa and the gas log fire. Very cosy. The sound system is a nice touch! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/18/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Wendy & Peter. Happy Anniversary to you both. I truly look forward to welcoming you both back very soon for your next anniversary. With warmest regards, Lorraine
Everything and more
From the moment we decided to stay at this property we were impressed with the service we received from Lorraine and were very happy on our arrival that the property was everything that we were looking for in luxury accommodation.Lorraine's attention to detail to make our stay memorable will stay with us.
The property is beautifully decorated and located a short walk to Laura village which was very important and is equipped with everything you could possibly need.
We loved everything about Strawberry Patch.
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 10/01/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Lynne. It's truly gratifying reading your review and hope to welcome you back to Strawberry Patch or one of my other properties in the very near future. Warmest regards, Lorraine
A romantic warm and inviting place to be.
Strawberry Patch Cottage is beautiful. It is quaint and rustic with a french flavour. It had everything we needed and felt at home within moments of arrival. It was a wonderful 3 day experience.
The best feature is the spa bath with bay windows. It's just gorgeous and luxurious. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/26/2013
A little slice of Strawberry Patch always seems to make for a romantic getaway. Thank you for your lovely review and hope to welcome you back very soon. Take care, Lorraine
Cosy and with many extras, make you want to stay in!
Strawberry Patch is a cosy, wonderful would go back fully self contained cottage. Its within a 5 minute walk to Leura Mall and has all the bells and whistles plus some you haven't thought of! We loved the generous spa bathroom and the combustion stove in the kitchen, there was plenty of wood and all rooms were well heated. The floor heating was timered to perfection! We stayed in the Mountains on the coldest weekend in July 2013 but inside Strawberry Patch we would never have known that! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/01/2013
As always Suzanne and Jordan, it was a pleasure to welcome you both back to Mountain Whispers. On this occasion, Strawberry Patch kept you both warm and welcomed. Thank you for your lovely comments and I truly look forward to welcoming you both back soon, perhaps a different cottage on your returned visit. Until then, take care, Lorraine
Our stay was incredible, attention to detail is astonshing! Accomidation was pristine, far exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to go back! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/01/2013
So happy you enjoyed your stay Brittany. Truly look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Until then, take care, Lorraine
Elle & simmo
what an amazing place to stay and getaway to!
From the second we walked in the door we felt like we were in our own cosy piece of heaven. 3 nights of romance, from the candles, rose petals, fireplace, bath and robes to the extras lincluding chocolates, wine and port we could not have asked for anything more. It was better than I expected. Lorraine had everything perfect for our arrival. Being so close to town only added to the appeal. We had a wonderful time and left relaxed and looking forward to visiting again, not to mention we are now engaged!!! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/10/2013
Congratulations to you both on your Engagement!!!! It's truly very rewarding knowing that my properties play such a major part in so many couples' lives including yours on this special occasion. All the best for your Wedding plans and truly look forward to welcoming you both back very soon. Until then, take care, Lorraine
Come for the mountains, stay for the fire & port!
This is our 3rd time staying in a Mountain Whispers cottage and it was again fabulous! Could not fault it. Four of us stayed in the 2-bedroom cottage and it was the perfect home for a winter stay. Lorraine has the fire going for when you arrive and we found it so cosy we cancelled our dinner plans and decided to order in instead. Leura mall is minutes walk away and a quick drive to Katoomba. We braved the mist and walked to echo point and scenic world, knowing our reward was getting to thaw out back at the cottage with fire, port, underfloor heating and spa bath! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/07/2013
As always Grace, it was a pleasure welcoming you back to Mountain Whispers. The wine, port and fire will always be waiting for your returned visit, although don't forget it's a spectacular venue to visit whilst in Spring and Summer. Take care and until your returned visit, with warmest regards, Lorraine
A very special place
We were welcomed to Strawberry Patch with music playing and the cottage warm from the log fire on a chilly winter's day. Lorraine has thought of everything you could need - bathrobe, slippers, candles, wine, port, chocolates and the breakfast provisions are plentiful.
The bathroom is perfect with the heated floor tiles, spa and views into the garden. We loved relaxing in front of the log fire sipping port.
Thank-you Lorraine, for creating such a special place. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 06/28/2013
As always Alan & Csilla, it's truly a pleasure welcoming you to one of my Mountain Whispers properties, Strawberry Patch on this occasion. Thank you for your lovely review and hopefully The Gatsby will be the next cottage on your return visit. Until then, with warmest regards and keep warm, Lorraine :-)
Superb cottage - everything we could want as a base to explore t
- Good quality residence- lived up to the promises on the internet
- well kept and serviced
- comfortable and had everything we needed
- close to the amenities of Leura
- instructions on use of all appliances and cottage 'rules' were very clear Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/29/2013
Thank you for your review Penny. I hope to welcome you back in the very near future, until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Kate and Greg
Beautiful, stylish, cosy, quiet, romantic cottage. Charmingly decorated and stocked with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Upon entry one is greeted with music playing, all fires lit, subtly perfumed air, tea, wine and port laid out. Totally surrounded by trees, garden and birdlife this cottage is a slice of heaven. The service ...impeccable! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/14/2013
Preparing my properties for all my guest's arrival whilst ensuring everything is perfect is my little niche. Reading reviews such as yours Kate truly makes my job very rewarding. I simply love what I do. Thank you and hope to welcome you back soon. Take care and until then, Lorraine
Pete & Kaz
Relaxing romantic and beautiful .
Strawberry Patch is a little gem tucked away in our favourite town of Leura.
We holiday in Leura every year and we are very happy we chose Strawberry
Patch cottage for our stay.The cottage was very romantic - relaxing warm & cosy...the garden & trees around the property made it very private &
Peaceful with a great variety of bird life.The location was great central to everything.We would recommend it as we absolutely loved it .
Pete & Kaz
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/05/2013
As always Peter & Karen, it was a pleasure welcoming you both back to one of my properties, on this occasion, Strawberry Patch. Thank you for your lovely review and until then next time, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
Absolutely fantastic. Feel as though you have been transported to regional Italy. The kitchen area is rustic, wood fire, "sandstone" walls & looking through the large windows outside is a green & lush garden.
Beautiful appointments, warm romantic colours, very well stocked kitchen (cereals, tea/coffee, cookies, orange juice, milk, etc), wine, chocolates, port...
Heated floor is a winner on the cooler evenings. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/28/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Indy. It truly was a pleasure welcoming you and your family to Strawberry Patch. Look forward to welcoming you back very soon, until then, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine
A simply perfect retreat
Strawberry Patch is like the title suggests "a simply perfect retreat"! You feel like you are leaving the world behind you. From the moment you walk in the front door you are greeted with the sound of soft music playing in the background, chocolates, wine & port also await. The cottage itself is welcoming and cosy with all the finest quality inclusions that make for a very comfortable stay. Very impressed with all the attention to detail down to the rose pedals scattered by the double spa bath. Highly recommended for a romantic/relaxing getaway. Perfect location too with only a short stroll to the lovely shops of Leura Mall. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 03/18/2013
Thank you for your lovely review Anastasia. It's extremely gratifying knowing that my guests can leave the world behind and enter the world of Strawberry Patch - a world of peace and calm. Which is exactly my sole intention, as with all my Mountain Whispers properties. I truly look forward to welcome both Andrew and yourself back in the very near future. Until then next time, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine
Relaxing and romantic will never forget it.
This was a very romantic experience and everything to detail and layout was absolutely beautiful thank you so much Lorraine this was so special we can't wait to come back again I so look forward to it as well thanks again Lorraine
We stayed for two days at strawberry patch for a romantic weekend together and this very much fit the bill, the décor is lovely and fits the mood perfectly.
The cottage itself is very warm and idyllic, not too far from the local village with lots of coffee shops and a number of lovely restaurants.
The garden is very charming, the experience was amazing and very much enjoyed by the both of us.
Peace and pampering
Such a divine cottage and everything provided to make you feel at home and welcome. The little extras provided show that a lot of thought is given to your stay and the level of cleaniness is second to none. Highly recommended. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/07/2012
Thanks for your lovely review Maxine and it was lovely meeting both Richie & yourself on arrival. Look forward to welcoming you both back very soon on your returned visit. With warmest regards, Lorraine
David & Narelle
The short stay was perfect. A well appointed and decorated cottage providing a great getaway for a weekend. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/07/2012
Look forward to welcoming you both back David & Narelle, hopefully for a longer stay next time. Take care and with kindest regards, Lorraine
Romantic, private and cozy - perfect for our wedding night!
The cottage was absolutely perfect for our wedding night. Check in was so easy, and allowed us to simply arrive straight after the wedding. Greeted with drinks and soft music - very romantic and really added to the whole day. Loved it. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 10/29/2012
Congratulations again Brett & Emily. What a crazy weekend. One day it was road closures due to snow and black ice and the next day, perfect blue skies and it was your Wedding Day. The Blue Mountains is always guaranteed to bring 4 seasons in one day and I truly hope to welcome you both back very soon. Warmest regards, Lorraine
Gem & Darrell
Beautiful, romantic, we didn't want to leave.
Strawberry Patch cottage was very easy to find. Great directions provided and it was nice to arrive to a warm, cosy cottage with a bottle of red and chocolates on the pillows to welcome us!
The facilities were outstanding and extremely clean and inviting.
A very short walk from Leura high street, which offered lovely quaint shopping and coffee shops.
The local French Restaurant was amazing.
Can't wait to visit again. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/07/2012
Thanks Gem & Darrell. I'm so pleased you both enjoyed a little slice of Strawberry Patch and can't wait to welcome you both back very soon. Until then with warmest regards, Lorraine
Easy check-in via text messages, spotlessly clean cottage, everything needed was available, close to Leura cafes and restaurants, professionally operated.
Relaxing and romantic retreat
We absolutely loved this cottage. It was perfect in every way. All facilities provided were wonderful with a warm cozy lounge room, a beautiful fully stocked kitchen, a stunning comfortable bedroom and an outstanding bathroom. The spa bath, stereo speakers and heated flooring was amazing. It was just so relaxing. The location was fantastic being so close to the mall and Leura is such a beautiful place. We loved everything about our stay and would love to come back one day and try one of the other cottages. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 08/25/2012
Thank you for your lovely review Kate & Max. It's always such a delight reading guests' reviews and your comments sum Strawberry Patch just perfectly. I'm so happy that you both enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to your returned visit, take care, Lorraine
Romantic cosy escape
We felt very welcome and comfortable in the lovely little cottage, from our first step in the door. The fireplace was lit and mellow romantic music was playing in the backround when we arrived, just a wonderful atmosphere. The luxurious surroundings made for a perfect getaway, when looking for a special place for a special occasion like ours. Located close to the heart of Leura, it still felt very secluded and private.
Thanks for the wonderful weekend.
Margaret & Keith Towle
A wonderful warm inviting place to stay highly recommend
I would recommend Strawberry Patch Cottage to anyone it was superb. I have stayed at many places and have not had the extra touches that I experienced at Strawberry Patch. I love to eat out but the atmosphere was so cosy that we even stayed in and ate on two occassions. The candles,flowers, bath robes, complimentary port,breakfast supplies and fires ready to light and heated floor tiles were most appreciated.
Having only stayed at Strawberry Patch but my son has stayed at Leura Rose Cottage and highly recommended it to me. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/11/2012
Thank you for your lovely comments Margaret. It's very gratifying to know that Strawberry Patch kept you dining in over the 2 nights of your stay. Perhaps over your next stay, considering you did dine in, my in-house chef can make a visit and cook up something extra special for you, so you won't have to cook at all. Until then, take care and with kind regards, Lorraine
Strawberry patch leura
Tje strawberry patch was a delight! From the moment we arrived the music was playing, fire was burning and it set a beautiful, romantic atmosphere. The property was impeccable, everything has been thought out so well and it leaves you wanting for nothing. Also, we were left breakfast, juice, milk, marshmallows, biscuits, port and wine which made the stay more special and meant we felt completely taken care of. It really was a wonderful experience and the most romantic place I've ever stayed in. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 07/10/2012
Thank you for your lovely comments Natalie. Strawberry Patch truly is a little slice of romantic paradise. Leaving you wanting for nothing is what it's all about - my job is done! I truly hope to welcome you back to the romantic world of Strawberry Patch very soon. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
A Magical Memorable Weekend at Leura
This is a first class property and deserves the highest praise. Everything that you would want for a romantic getaway is covered in the finest of detail. When you enter the cottage the fires are lit, the music is streamed through all areas of the cottage, even the bathroom. Wine, port and chocolates compliment your arrival together with an ambience that is 5 star. The location is great, very close to the shops and restaurants, and the cottage offers unique privacy and luxury. I have stayed at a few cottages in Leura but nothing compares to this property and I look forward to clearing my calendar in order to experience another slice of paradise. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/29/2012
Giving such a well-deserved person a small slice of paradise, if only for a weekend, is a true pleasure. Clear your calendar and return as soon as you can. The fires will be kept burning until your return. Until I have the opportunity to welcome you both back, with warmest regards, Lorraine
Thanks so much for a fantastic weekend, Strawberry Patch Cottage is the most relaxing getaway only 1.5 hours from Sydney. Very comfortable, cosy and homely. With every luxury possible. Great location, 2 mins from the Leura Town centre. Definetly recommend it and we will be back.
Richmond & Simon Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/15/2012
You're very welcome Richmond & Simon. I truly look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Strawberry Patch sometime very soon. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
George & Di
Thank you so much for making our escape weekend such an enjoyable experience. Strawberry Patch is such a beautifully appointed, cosy and private property in such a great location that it was just so easy to slip into a relaxed few days. The whole experience from booking to closing the door at the end of our stay was just so simple, everything just worked. Thanks again for the hospitality and we will definitely be coming again.
Colin and Erica James
Perfect Blue Mountain weekend cottage
Simple easy Internet booking followed by attentive service and, and this is the key, the web description of Strawberry Patch was actually exceeded on entering this little haven in stunning Leura. Rare to experience the reality exceeding the promise. We strolled to Leura for some fine meals - lovely village. Did the tourist thing. Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens are well worth the drive. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 05/07/2012
Thank you Colin, your review is greatly appreciated. Exceeding the guests' expectation is always at the forefront of my mind. Many thanks and look forward to welcoming you back to Strawberry Patch in the near future. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine.
The ultimate romantic escape.
Strawberry Patch is and always has been the perfect combination of old fashion charm and romance with modern conveniences that provides the perfect weekend getaway and romantic escape.Its appointments are stylish and setting gives the illusion of total isolation even though you are in walking distance of the main street of Leura.The service provided is attention to every detail and makes you truly welcomed and special.A destination worth making a yearly pilgrimage a must. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 04/22/2012
Thanks very much Kevin for your beautiful comments. The Strawberry Patch holds something very dear to many guests, that's why they keep coming back again and again. I look forward to your yearly pilgrimage. Warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
Attention to Detail
Great location within walking distance to shops and restaurants / cafes. The attention to detail was amazing , the breakfast provisions generous and fresh , the atmosphere and privacy fantastic. The spa bath with music in the bathroom , with heated flooring was a highlight.
Lou & Maree
Idyllic, private and luxurious
We had a marvelous stay at Strawberry Patch Cottage. Allison we a delight to deal with, we didn't have to ask for a thing as she had everything covered. The cottage itself was beautifully appointed and presented in the most idyllic location, private and intimate but such a short walk to Leura Mall.
We will definately be coming back for another stay in winter and would recommend it highly to everyone. Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 01/09/2012
Happy New Year Lou & Maree. Thank you for your lovely comments and I'm truly pleased that Strawberry Patch was your perfect getaway. I truly look forward to welcoming you both back very soon. With warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
It was absolutely delightful. A lovely and perfect gateaway for couples
Thoughtful attention to every detail - above and beyond!
We celebrated our 30th anniversary in the stylish and cosy surrounds of Strawberry Patch Cottage. The proximity to Leura Mall drew us but we fell in love with the warmth and comfort of the cottage itself. While many other cottages are beautifully restored with spa bath, antique furniture, pretty gardens and other lovely features, Strawberry Patch Cottage stands out for the loving way every detail is prepared to ensure a memorable stay. The luxury bath robes, chocolates, generous breakfast provisions, champagne and port, abundance of candles, even marshmallows, guaranteed we lacked for nothing. We visit the Blue Mountains annually but have never previously experienced such kindness and care! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 01/01/2012
Thank you so much for your lovely comments Susan. It's truly gratifying and fulfilling when a guest enjoys their stay as much. Thanks once again all the very best for 2012. I truly look forward to welcoming you both back in the very near future. With warmest regards, Lorraine :-)
A splendid stay, rejuvenating, romantic, great attention to detail.
value for money
this cottage has everything you need for a private, intimate and fairytale get away. Whether you live in Sydney or the United States, Strawberry Patch has everything you need, and is worth every cent! Read more
Response from Blue Mountains luxury self contained properties - 11/28/2011
Thanks for your lovely comments Brittany. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Strawberry Patch and I truly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Lorraine
Stunning Strawberry Patch Cottage
This house truly has every thing that you could wish for in a weekend/week escape from the hustle and bustle of life. From the moment you walk in to this wonderfully welcoming cottage you feel cocooned and transported into a beautiful world of warmth and comfort. Every thing is there that you could possibly need and extra luxuries as well such as wine, port, chocolates, fluffy wraps, slippers ... I could go on. It is just wonderful and you will be dreaming of going back from the time that you leave. The gardens surrounding the cottage are equisite and the outlook from every room onto the cottage gardens is just so beautiful. Nothing has been left to chance and you will love it!!
Very relaxing in perfect surroundings
We loved staying in Strawberry Cottage. Lorraine has perfected the little special touches like Michael Buble playing when we arrived & the fire going. Even the kettle is pre-boiled! Everything you could possibly want, she has thought of. Loved the Christmas decorations for Christmas in July. Very inviting! We would definitely return & recommend Lorraine's cottages to everyone.
Brenda and Himself
Woy Woy. N.S.W.
Last year we stayed for 2 days and thought 'this is fantastic'--
This year it was 5 days and again 'fantastic' --
Plan on doing 10 days the next time!
Although we are both back at work all we can think and talk about is when can we go back and how relaxing our stay was -- there is absolutely nothing that Lorraine can do to improve the service she provides --
as the song goes "You're Simply the Best"
We had the pleasure of actually meeting Lorraine and feel we now have a friend in Leura.
Peter & Nicole
Strawberry Patch was perfect for our romantic anniversary getaway. We had an absolutely fantastic time from the moment we opened the front door of the cottage. It was just magical, warm and romantic. The music was playing, the lights were dimmed, the fireplace was on it was just beautiful.
A tranquil, peaceful, indulgent pamper.
This small, unobtrusive mountain cottage is a luxurious surprise. From the moment you open the front door your senses are beautifully bombarded : a warm fire, candles romantically lit, soft music and wine chilling. The decor is opulent, elegant and tasteful, the bathroom spacious with a huge spa - the kitchen stocked with fresh eggs, thick bread, jams, plunger coffees and a selection of teas -everything you could possibly need for a romantic weekend experience has been thought of. A short stroll uphill brings you to the quaint Leura mall for unimaginable delicacies, quality and quirky browsing and a gastronomic adventure not to be forgotten in Silks Brasserie. Even when the temperature drops and the chill sets in, you are warmly welcomed to snuggle, indulge and relax at the 'Strawberry Patch'.
kilarney heights n.s.w
a beautiful quiet retreat with privacy and comfort
we had a wonderful stay and would have loved it to be much longer . there was no detail left out .the cottage is everything and more you expect .truly beautiful ,comfrotable ,warm and inviting
Warm and cosy retreat
Strawberry patch cottage is the epitome of warm and cosy - with a fireplace in the lounge room and another in the kitchen, it provides a warm sanctuary from the cold. Lorraine has thought of every single detail, and her personal touch is obvious everywhere from a personal greeting to provision of the many items that make a visit to Strawberry Cottage a home away from home.
A simply gorgeous cottage that mixes old wordly charm with all the mod cons! Lorraine ensured we had everything we needed and more. A must stay place for people after a romantic retreat. We are already planning our next visit.
Five Dock, NSW
Amazing place, floorless attention to detail.
Stayed here with my wife for an anniversary; the place is everything you could want and wish for. Attention to detail is brilliant. Warm, homely, short walk to shops, clean, freshly stocked fridge and cupboards, movies and music. The place shows lots of thought and experience in creating cottages. Will absolutely stay there again.
INGY & TONES
Ah, the serenity !!!
Words just can't Describle the perfect location and warm surroundings of 'strawberry patch Cottage'. A truly Unforgetable couple of days.
Trust me, we'll be back !!!
Luxury and Privacy
We had such a wonderful time. It was exactly the break away from it all that we needed. A beautiful sanctury.
Susan and Maurice
Delightful, romantic cottage in the heart of Leura
Leura is the jewel in the crown of the Blue Mountains, and Strawberry Patch Cottage is definitely the place to stay in Leura. A lovely secluded position, yet close to the shops and restaurants, make this both convenient and delightful. The attention to detail in design and facilities is most impressive, and the cottage was warm and welcoming in weather at times rather wet and cool. The garden is a haven of privacy and beauty. We would recommend Strawberry Patch cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful and romantic place to stay.
Enchanting Mountain Escape
Strawberry Patch was absolutely perfect for what i was looking for; a great, relaxing getaway. It was luxurious and beautifully presented, well prepared for our stay, completely inviting, and magically nestled in amongst beautiful green gardens that made us feel we had a complete retreat from the rest of the world but a convenient couple minutes from Leura Mall. Fantastic. Will definately be returning!
Stacey & Kurt
Enchanting and romantic
The most beautiful and enchanting experience in the Blue Mountains for my Birthday thanks to the Strawberry Patch Cottage! A truly wonderful stay made easy with all necessary and non-necessary materials available. Highly recommend to all but especially to those looking for a little extra romantic environment.
Strawberry Patch - The Perfect Honeymoon Cottage.
Luxury, comfort and privacy in a sweet cottage within easy walking distance of the bustling Leura Mall, made for the perfect Honeymoon getaway. Soft music, wine, chocolates and other luxuries were included and we truly didn't want to leave this lovely haven. We will certainly be back and would recommend Strawberry Patch to anyone without hesitation.
Dean Park Sydney
Heaven on earth
As you walk in the front door you are greeted with a warmth of being right at home. Childhood memery's flood in of day;s gone by, sitting by the fire reading a favrite book.climbing into granny's bed on a rainy day.This to me is heaven on earth.
Paradise -an oasis of comfort and calm surrounded by a lovely ga
Absolutely superb and lived up to expectations.Every comfort provided.We went in the summer ( although the Blue Mountains greeted us with two days of rain!).I would love to return in the winter so we could light the wood fire.Absolutely perfect for two people.Beats so called luxury resorts hands down!
romancing the mountain
Fantastic romantic getaway
Leura is so charming and this place is the best in town. It is just perfect for a couple. It is spotless and the care that is shown in all the details is truly impressive. We loved it and will go back.
The best vibe in all of Leura
My husband likes to surprise me for wedding anniversarys and this year was no different.
We arrived late Friday night and left after brekky on Sunday. Saturday, breakfasted, we shopped, we coffeed, we shopped, we had cocktail hour, we had dinner out ... all the while I was thinking smugly that we had found the best place in all of Leura as we just had to stroll down the hill into a cosy, amazingly decoratedand and well thought through little cottage.
When it came time to go back to the real world, I was thinking I must make more effort with my own place to take a little bit of that vibe with me.
McMahons Pt. Sydney
A very special experience.
My husband and I had a very special stay at Strawberry Patch Cottage. From the moment we opened the door we felt welcomed and that all our needs had been considered and catered for. It is in an excellent location, within short walking distance of the Leura main shopping area and yet it is totally private and quiet. We found it to be extremely clean and well looked after and we felt fortunate to be there when the cottage garden was full of beautiful spring flowers. We left feeling relaxed and nurtured and have already recommended it to our friends.
L & C Chapman
A romantic escape from the world
We were left feeling relaxed and refreshed after a few days at Strawberry Patch Cottage. Immaculate, cosy and well thought out accommodation. Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed.
My partner and I stayed at the Strawberry Cottage about 18 months ago and loved it so much I thought it would be the perfect place to come back to for my marriage proposal. We stayed for four nights and it was just as lovely as we remembered. Everything was organised for us before we arrived and the fire was already burning which I think is such a lovely little personal touch. We had a fantastic time in the Blue Mountains and the Strawberry Patch is situated perfectly for a short drive to all the local attractions from the Jenolan Caves to Horse Riding in the Megalong valley. The best part was when she said 'yes'!! I can't say enough about the Strawberry Patch Cottage. Highly recommend it and will definitely be back.
Brendan and Kat
Just a wonderful place to have a honeymoon. Such a cute cottage, warm and toasty, everything was ready for us when we arrived. The fire as going, music. bread, jam, wine, chocolates, butter and milk, eggs, biscuits etc. where provided which was just lovely. Even the sheets on the bed where just amazing and soft!
The big big spa was so lovely and the gardens made the property completely private yet so close to the shops.
We go away a lot and have to say this was the cleanest place we have ever seen. It was just sparkling clean everywhere. The owner really does put a lot of care and thought into it!
We had such a lovely tim and we will be back next year!!
The service was all layed on.
The cottage was comfortable/clean/detailed.
Location was minutes from Leura shops and amenities were great. Very hard to be critical.
Frdge was noisy and a comfy reading chair/lounge in the family room would be good so as you did not need to go into lounge room to read and you could look out into the lovely courtyard.
Ross and Karen
This cottage is cute, cosy and luxurious.
Lorraine has thought of everything in this cottage, even a first aid kit.
The lounge room is cosy, comfortable and the gas log fire is so easy to use.
The bathroom is large and beautiful. We loved the shower and the under floor heating.
Everything is so well thought of. The only thing not so good was the squeaky wood in the four poster bed.
We had a nice time at Leura, it just wasn't long enough.
Roger & Duilia
My wife and I go to Leura every year to celebrate our anniversary and consequently we are looking for quality, location and "romance".
This provides all of this with ease and the little touches that are not expected are much appreciated - like on arrival on a bitterly cold Friday eveniong - both fireplaces wre going and appropriate music was playing.
We cannot wait to come back and enjoy it some more.
From the second we drove up the magic started. We couldn't have wished for anything more. Every little detail had been thought of. The only thing i would have changed was the length of time we could stay there, and that would have been much longer if it was at all possible.In our busy lives this is a little bit of shanga la.
Wonderful Winter Stay
We visited the Blue Mountains to celebrate our first anniversary and I picked Strawberry Patch Cottage from the great travel reveiws. It exceeded our high expectations. We arrived to a lovely warm cottage, with woodfire burning, soft lighting and music playing. Lorraine has thought of just about everything you could need and the little touches made all the difference. We loved the spa bath, the fluffy towels and dressing gowns, the plentiful supply of eggs, milk, jucie, teas, coffees, port, wine and chocolates, the candles, the music piped into the bathroom and the big comfy bed.
We can't wait to return!
Great location, Great Property, Great Stay
The attention to detail for our stay was amazing, everything we could have wanted and more! It was a great place to stay for a relaxing weekend and close to restaurants, shops and all the major attractions of the Blue Mountains. Highly recommended!
Joy and Garry
A perfect getaway
From the moment we walked inside Strawberry Patch Cottage we felt welcomed. The fire was going and the piped music was playing and a welcoming bottle of wine was on the table. Strawberry Patch Cottage is the ideal getaway and the finishing touches with the wine, port, chocolates candles etc made the stay even more enjoyable. Great location and just what we were looking for.
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Paradise with a capital P
From the moment i emailed Strawberry Patch, I have done nothing but rave about my experience.
I loved the homely feel from the moment I walked in the front door, and found the log fire glowing along with the gas heater, and the music playing. It was superb in every little detail.
It was great being the middle of Leura, but who wants to eat out when there is red wine and port at home.
Just loved the spa bath,even the porridge for breaky tasted great.
The squeak in the main bed left a bit to be desired for some, but found there was no squeak when asleep...
Cheers Lorraine, just wish I was living there full time.
Beautiful relaxing and well catered for a romantic weekend
Thorughly enjoyed the stay and strongly recommend it to any couple for a fully catered experience. Attention to detail was superb and the house was very very well set up and equipped.
Cozy and comfortable.. a fantastic get away
We have been to The Blue Mountains many times and we wanted a place to stay that was comfortable and homey. We cancelled all our dinner reservations and cooked over the wood stove during the 3 days we were there. We never stayed in for such a long time but we were glad to do that as we caught up on sleep and relaxation.
The place is comfortable and spacious for 2 of us friends. We made use of both bedrooms.
We loved the fact that the floors were heated and the heater is left on for us so we never had to enter a cold house. The kitchen and amenities were great except the frying pan is sticking so you should get a new one.
The location is just behind the main street so it makes it very convenient for us to walk to the shops.
I will definately be coming back for more of the same!
Peter & Fiona
All that you could ask of a romantic get away is at the Strawberry patch cottage.
Quiet, well appointed luxury, with no interuptions
attention to detail is superb.
So comfortable to be in, but with all the mod-cons!
All the little extras Lorraine provides are what lifts this place from just a beautiful house - to an amazingly relaxing and memorable stay.
Walking in to soft music, a fireplace in the kitchen (real) and loungeroom (gas) on making it toasty, and the under-tiles heaters on in the kitchen - what a wonderful way to warm up on a rainy day!
House is nestled away behind lovely gardens - and is picture perfect. Only 5min walk to the heart of Leura, but on a very quiet street - it is perfectly suited.
Every single need is catered for - extra wood inside next to the fire (and more out on the porch), tealight candles for the spa area in the gorgeous bathroom, complimentary port/wine/bread/cookies/ground coffee/milk/jams/butter/eggs/juice/hot choc mixture and marshmallows - the list goes on!! lots of lists around the place on how to use things - but not in an intrusive way!
The only things i would mention (and this is truly nit picking) - were that we didn't use the black towels in the bathroom as they were peeling (we just hopped straight into the complimentary robes to dry off!! Hardly a bad thing), and that I couldn't find extra blankets (but house is so warm with both the fires i must admit they weren't really needed).
Nicely sized TV with small amount of satellite channels, small amount of movies/cds available (and music streams into bathroom which is a nice touch!), shower had wonderful pressure and hot temp etc etc - all so personable and absolutely thorough! Beautiful house, and wonderful customer service make this a place i will visit again!
Nb: love that the charge is based on use of one room, and only if 2nd room is used does price increase - much more affordable than alot of places which charge for use of whole house when only a couple staying.
Exceeded all expectations.
I always spend a lot of time researching the perfect place to stay in for any of our holidays away and we had high hopes for Strawberry Patch Cottage as it looked perfect on the web site. We couldn't have been happier, it definitely exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to stay there again. It's really close to Leura Mall and the cottage has so much charm that our teenage daughter simply didn't want to leave it for bushwalks, shopping or anything else we could suggest!!
Brenda & Himself
Woy Woy 2256 NSW
Like falling in love all over again
The service was unbelievable - our daughter arranged with Lorraine for some 'treats' to be waiting for us
On entering the house with it's low lights, music and warmth was sooo welcoming - my husband exclaimed "I think I have died & gone to heaven" We sat around enjoying the complementary port, listening to gentle music and temporarily believing we were young again instead of actually being mid sixties and married forty odd years
Shopping with my daughter and grandaughter was quite an experience and my credit card almost melted!
The variety of dine in/take away on offer covered every taste possible
We can't decide/agree on what we liked the best, but the underfloor heating was definitely way up there and as for what we least liked... sorry we couldn't think of any thing!
Don't go anywhere else!
If you are looking for a romantic and private winter getaway with your loved one, then look no further! We got engaged here! It’s that good!
From the wine and chocolates to the plentiful breakfast provisions. Every comfort and detail - Strawberry Patch has it all. We loved the easy to use log fire. It kept the place toasty and it was fun never letting it die out! If you’re catching public transport also, the house is very close to the train station and the blue mountains explorer bus stops (5 minutes walk!) but set on a lovely quiet street. You cant not love it.
Style and ambiance.
A modern retreat with wonderful old world ambiance
If you need to escape the city, to unwind, to relax, or just need a break for no good reason at all. This mountain retreat offers the lot. Strawberry Patch Cottage cannot be faulted. Clean, great attention to detail, warm and inviting ambiance. Highly recommended for those who appreciate something more than just a place to rest their head.
Winter cottage that has it all
If you are looking for a romantic and private cottage in the Blue Mountains where everything has been thought of you can’t go past strawberry patch cottage at Leura. You won’t regret it. And if not driving, its less than a 10minute easy walk from the train station. And a 30 minute walk to Gordon Falls reserve. A Blue mountains explorer bus stop is also 5minutes away in order to get to Katoomba.
Loved the easy to use slow combustion wood heater/fireplace (always remember to fill with extra firewood and matches before you go to bed!) underfloor heating, décor, and the spa!
I could not have imagined a better Honey moon destination. The Strawberry Patch Cottage was heavenly and fit for Queen Cleopatra and Marc antony themselves. We loved every second of being at the cottage. Was freezing outside but so warm and cosy inside. We are planning on returning their for our first aniversary.
Thomas & Brian
We stayed for 4 nights and had a very enjoyable time. The kitchen was very funtional and the spa bath was very good.The only point I would like to make is the small living room with the 2 seater and single arm chair is a bit uncomfortable for large framed persons like ourselves or 2 couples sharing also the bed is not king size, but overall it is a triump and recommended.
We have stayed in a lot of rental accomodation over the years, but Strawberry Patch is by far the nicest place to date. Everything is so considerably thought of. The music that greets you as you enter, the gas log fire burning, into the kitchen area and the combustion stove warming the whole area. You feel relaxed as soon as you enter the house. We went to unwind after a cruise but also to experience the Blue Mountains. We will have to go back because it was so relaxing just sitting around Strawberry Patch, either in the lounge by the fire or soaking in the spa, we only managed to sight-see once. If you want to unwind from the grind of day to day life, we highly recommend a stay at Strawberry Patch.
G and L
Strawberry Patch was the ideal location for our 40th Wedding anniversary. It was very private and peaceful, yet only a minute from the main street of Leura, with its boutique type shops and restaurants. From the minute we walked in we felt pampered. Music wafted through the house, candles flickered, there was port and chocolates on the coffee table, our favourite wine in the fridge. It was all these special little touches that made our stay so special. There was ample breakfast provisions and lots of special extras like marshmallows for hot chocolate and home made jams. We would definitely recommend the cottage to our friends, in fact we already have and we would certainly like to return ourselves.
kylie and dave
comfy, underfloor heated and lovely stay
we spent 3 nights away at the lovely strawberry patch. only a 2 min walk from
the main strip in leura. lovely and comfortable, right down to the slippers and
bathrobes! great full kitchen. double spa bath. lorraine has really thought of
everything. such a great base to explore the amazing blue mountains. we will
This cottage is like something out of a dream. Everything has been thought of to make your stay comfortable and leisurely. The spa bath with candles and soothing music is a must for any romantic stay.
The easter eggs and hot cross buns waiting for us when we arrived was awesome. As was the wine and chocolates.
It is just a short walk to Leura Mall where there are an endless amount of cafes and shops selling everything imaginable. But to be honest we barely went anywhere. The luxury of lazing about in warm robes listening to music curled up on the sofa was too tempting.
I just wish it had been cold enough to light the wood heater.
If I ever wander back to the Blue Mountains I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Adele and David
Stockton, NSW Australia
Excellent facilities that gave the freedom to come and go as we
Excellent facilities, in particular the underfloor heating and spa bath: used after a day of abseiling and adventure caving to great effect. Close to all facilities, all needs catered to. Comfortable in all areas and beautiful gardens.
Little piece of heaven
Absolutely beautiful cottage set in peaceful surroundings. The owner pays a great
deal of attention to all their guests. Very close to main shops, cages and restaurants
of Leura. Did not want to leave at the end of our stay but will be visiting again.
Our late age honeymoon
We are a middle aged couple who have known each other for 7 years and only just joined together in the last 6 months. I was looking for a special place for my beautiful lady where we could just share some wonderful moments. We found this place at Strawberry Patch Cottage. From the moment we opened the front door to the sound of beautiful love songs and music until we sadly departed 3 days later we thought we were in heaven and the only ones that were around and mattered was us two only. Thats the way that our host lorraine made us feel in that lovely cottage. The place was so beautifully set out with nothing out of place and the special treats left for us were just right like the whole stay was. The highlight of our stay was sitting in the spa with our favourite wine and a cheese and meat platter and beautiful music playing. The worst part was realising we had to face reality and return home. What a trully magical experience and we will recomend Strawberry Patch Cottage to one and all that we wpeak to.
K & P Pettit
Lake Illawarra, New South Wales
Heaven on earth does exist!
Thank you Lorraine hardly seems enough considering the extremely thoughtful and highly professional service we received throughout our entire stay at "Strawberry Patch".
From the moment we entered into the welcoming and quaint country drive to the time we stepped through the doorway only to be greeted by a glowing fire and soft soothing music (very much appreciated as it was raining and we had just finished a long drive), to the dimly lit enterior we knew we had made the right choice.
All this and to think we were literally 2 mins to the heart of the town mall with it's plentiful shops, eateries and gift shops.
Lorraine ensured that all our cares were addressed and that we had landed fairly and squarely into the lap of luxury throughout our entire stay. (believe me we didn't want to leave)
Our privacy was ensured throughout the entire stay
and the added extras such as robes, slippers, chocolates, port and breakfast provisions in addition to the fresh flowers made us feel valued and convinced we had made exactly the right choice to celebrate our Anniversary.
We can't stop recommending "Strawberry Patch" to everyone and again want to thank Lorraine for all the wonderful memories she helped to provide us.
Madeleine Garter Smith
If you want to feel you are transported into a Hollywood screen luxury home then Strawberry Patch Cottage is for you.
To open the door, listen to the music, see the fire glowing and the full decanter and glasses waiting for you on the table brings a smile to your face.
As if by magic, everything you could want is laid out for you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the fairytale and hope it never ends!
Li Kai & Wang Song
Restful Stay at Strawberry Patch Cottage
Now we are safely back at Beijing. Here we would like sincerely thanks for your carefully arrangement for our accommodation to stay at Strawberry Patch Cottage in Leura.
We came here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We really enjoyed the restful stay at the cottage in these days. When door opened, the music, lighting and fireplace were all well prepared. Your inspiration in all details offered us a deep impression to feel your kindness and hospitality. The champagne and red wine, fresh coffee and jam energized our bush walk around Blue Mountain. We strolled through the Bridal Veil View, Leura Cascade, Three sisters and from there walked down stairs to the Jamison valley and then came up with scenic railway and took the buses back at home – our warmed strawberry cottage. The drizzle, rain, rolling mist, and fog brought us an awe experience to the nature. We both got the leeches bite on the legs during our excited bush walk. When we were back at the cottage the first aid kit really offered us immediate help to stop the bleeding with the coverplast. Thanks again for your detailed preparation on the facilities. The bath facilities are really comfortable on the flow and temperature control.
We have had wonderful and memorable time in the Blue Mountain and stay at your cottage. We hope you have prosperous future to let more people enjoy the stay at your peaceful cottage.
All the best to your cottage and warm regards
Li Kai and Wang Song from Beijing, China
Ultimate pampering get away in Blue Mountains
Staying at Strawberry Patch in Leura was one of the highlights of our '09 Christmas holidays in Australia.
The charm and atmosphere of the cottage are truly unique. There are few experiences that can beat entering your holiday home where soft music is playing, a christmas tree is lit, port and wine are served and fresh bread, jam and drinks are available for your first breakfast.
Travelling with two small chidren, they loved the large jacuzzi as much as mom and dad!
Lorraine, thanks again for your good care and we will definately return when back in the Blue Mountains.
Cosy, quiet, and comfortable
I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of staying.
Upon arrival, what impresses is the warmth of the cottages setup. Everything is so beautiful.
Many basic provisions are provided, as well as some extra luxuries.
Beds and couches are comfy, and you can eat inside or outside.
The bathroom is fantastic, with a spa, a shower, heated floor, music, heating lamp.
Tea light candles are everywhere, so you can really create a beautiful mood.
The cottage is really close to the mall and the train station, and about a 15minute walk away from Leura cascades (from which you can bushwalk or bus your way through Leura and beyond).
Negatives were minimal. I suppose you could say there were a few insects, but if you can't put up with that I don't think you would be able to find anywhere so beautiful.
Free-to-air TV had a bad signal, but there was pay TV and I don't think you go away to watch TV!!
So all in all a fantastic experience.
Great place to stay
Strawberry Patch Cottage is everything it claims to be. The owner, Lorraine, has gone to a lot of effort to make the cottage both luxurious and welcoming. Everything we needed was there, together with chocolates, a bottle of wine and a decanter of port. Other little touches (such as lots of candles to light when we felt romantic), made the stay even better. It is a very short walk to Leura's main street, with restaurants and shops, but the cottage itself is in a very quiet street and has a very private garden.
The Strawberry Patch Cottage is a one of a kind experience. We had an amazing stay! It was better then the pictures we were both so happy we chose to stay there if we could change it we wouldn't have had it any other way. To be able to sit on the lounge and drink the Port wine whilst listening to really fabulous music was a vacation in heaven. AMAZING
Exactly what we wanted and more
Although the photo's of Strawberry patch looked so inviting we still weren't prepared for how magical the cotage is. Beautifully decorated inside and just enough personal touches to make you feel like you were realy part of something special.
We instantly relaxed and spent a lot of our time there just relaxing in the cosy surroundings.
Fantastic property in a quaint location and exactly the kind of getaway we were looking for.
Peace, Tranquility and Excellence in Leura
From the time of booking, throughout the stay and even following our stay the service from the owner Lorraine was first class. The cottage is a fabulous couples hideaway situated a stone's throw from the lovely shops and restaurants of Leura. One recommendation - just go!
It is not ofetn that expectation matches reality but Straberry Patch did for both of us. The attention to detail and the quality of the facilities meant that we were not disappointed with our choice of venue for our brief honeymoon. The privacy combined with the close proximity to shops, restaurants and attractions made for a great stay.
The fire, the lovely music and the great facilities made it perfect - we will be back for sure.
A and S
Escape form the busy city life
Very relaxing and the little home touches made all the bit special.
Pauline & Lew
Rest and Relaxation in Leura
Our weekend at Strawberry Patch cottage was wonderful. We arrived to a warm inviting cottage with the fire blazing and everything at our fingertips. So close to Leura Mall but far enough away to feel we were really in the mountains. The comfortable bed and massive spa bath really made us feel like we were in five star accommodation. It was like staying in a penthouse suite but with your own outdoors area and full kitchen. We will definitely return for another relaxing stay.
Pauline & Lew
As we pulled into the driveway, Mum and I both let out a long sigh.
Wow. How could we have been so lucky as to stumble across this amazing place.
We came to Strawberry Patch to take some time out together after we nursed our mother/grandmother through a her final year of life.
Even though it is advertised as a romantic getaway, it was just perfect for a mother and daughter stay. We felt as though we were being nurtured and just loved everything about the cottage. It was so nice to have breakfast there ready for the next day.
Both mum and myself felt that there was enough room for us both to relax. I found having a calming soak with the windows open in the bathroom was so peaceful and beautiful.
We found leaving the cottage to go and sightsee very difficult.
I am already planning my next stay and look at the pictures on the website with a warm heart.
I find myself telling people about the cottage with such excitement and want to stop so I can keep it all to myself....
Mary and John
A romantic "hideaway"
From the minute we walked through the door we knew we had chosen the perfect place to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The soft music was playing and the warmth of the combustion stove radiated throughout the cottage. The little extras provided, like the champagne,flowers,candles and yummy provisions made it so very special and romantic. The cottage is surrounded by lush green gardens making it feel very private and secluded. Luxuriating in the beautiful spa by candlelight was just heaven! We loved taking a short stroll up to the main street of Leura to wander through the many craft shops or to have lunch in the lovely cafes and restaurants. We look forward to spending future anniversaries in this beautiful little cottage.
Mrs T & Family
Perfect Mountain Getaway
As soon as you walk through the door of Strawberry Patch, you exhale all your stresses and worry from everyday life. Your welcomed with beautiful soft music playing and feel the instant warmth on your cheeks from the 2 fireplaces. A bottle of wine is waiting on the kitchen bench along with luxury terry towel bathrobes. The jet spa is the perfect way to unwind and a favourite of mine. You would not even leave the house except on the drive in you see a line cafes & exclusive homeware stores in the main street of Leura. All breakfast provisions are provided in the great open kitchen. I strongly recommend this cosy cottage to anyone after a holiday of pure rest and relaxation. We have stayed there 5 or 6 times to date and will be going again in 2010 for our annual Blue Mountain break.
THE PERFECT SANCTUARY
Quite often holiday accommodation makes you think, "I'm paying a decent amount of money for this, so why are there spider webs / why is the spa bath dirty / why couldn't they fork out for decent coffee". This DOES NOT happen at Strawberry Patch Cottage. Every little detail of what makes a perfect romantic getaway has been considered. It is obvious that the owner values her guests - you don't feel like you are paying for the "space", you can see that she invests in GREAT cleaners & QUALITY supplies. She has also really thought about what makes people happy. I loved all the little "freebies" - wine, port, chocs, biscuits, marshmallows, lollies, hot choc... plus the free use of a port-a-cot & highchair (both in excellent condition & clean). The kitchen was great - had everything you could need - and the included breakfast supplies were delicious (no cheapo bread & jam here!).
The spabath is the highlight. All spas are great but this one is HUGE, COMFORTABLE, and with a leafy view. The bathroom also has a lovely heated floor & speakers from the stereo!
The 2 fireplaces work incredibly well, making the wintery days/nights SO COSY. I also love how Lorraine has put up very helpful little notes around the cottage to help you work things / find things etc. Location is perfect - it is just very short wander up the road to Leura Mall (and the flowerpot scones at Waygoose Cafe!). If I HAD to say anything vaguely negative it would be that (i) the TV is too small, and (ii) it's difficult to fit the port-a-cot into the 2nd room. But hey, this is really a place for couples, hopefully not having time to watch lots of TV (!), so it's ok :). I could rave on forever - we had a great 11th anniversary!!
Stephen D McCabe
A Perfect Patch in the Blue Mountains
The Strawberry Patch in Leura was 5 days of pure bliss from the warm and inviting atmosphere I experienced when I walked through the door to the little extras that Lorraine had put in place to make it extra special. It was an idyllic piece of the Blue Mountains with amenities within reach and close enough to the popular boutiques of Leura Mall but just far away enough off the road to feel like a hideaway from tourism. I enjoyed everything about this beautiful spot of romance from the four poster beds and surrounding decor and modern bathroom to the music chosen as you walk through the door. It was easy to find and had simple instructions to follow to make you feel safe and comfortable, even the alarm code was changed to my liking to make it easier to remember and leaving was made simple, you locked the door and left the keys behind. I was only sad to do so but will hope to return as soon as possible to make those keys mine once more for another absolutely perfect stay at the Strawberry Patch Cottage. My only fear is the more popular this location becomes, the harder it will be to book a place there. The romance of the place inspired me to write a short poem of how I felt being there, which I think sums up my experience. If you want to read it, it's in the visitors book Lorraine leaves open on a desk for you to be honest about your experience, so as to let others know what to expect. I can honestly say I can see why all the comments are positive. I highly recommend a stay at the Leura Strawberry Patch Cottage, but please I urge you... whisper about it.
We both had a very relaxing time. The care and attention to detail makes you feel so welcome when you arrive. It was just what we needed.
Strawpatch was a great place to stay. There were so many parts that we loved (the slow combustion fire, the spa bath) I don't really know where to start. We really enjoyed the breakfast provisions which included everything you could need (ground coffee, instant coffee, many varieties of tea, bread, jam (strawberry and marmelaide), butter, milk, cereal, sugar, eggs) as well as the free wine and port. Lorraine, the owner, really went out of her way to make sure our stay was comfortable and it was very noticable.
You couldn't get a better location. It is only about a minute's walk to Leura Mall and the train station (albiet a minute up a very steep hill).
Overall, we had an amazing time there. After two nights the place actually felt like home. We will definitely return one day.
Carina & Kev
This was one of the most beautiful and relaxing times I have ever had, the attention to detail and the feeling of a home away from home, not a rental for that time we were there, is in a league of its own.
The tranquil atmosphere within and surrounding Strawberry Patch is only truly known once you stay there.
It is just a couple of minutes walk to Leura town where we ate a beautiful meal and then went back to the warmth of the fire place, the sound of romantic piped music throughout the home, the spa where we spent a lot of time just relaxing, looking out the into the foggy surroundings, being able to open the window and touch the wet leaves while we sip champagne among the bubbles.
We plan to go there every time the same year to relax and celebrate our Birthdays together, it was a truly memorable experience which we have withdrawals from, thank you Lorraine for your five star accommodation
Perfect bliss in a perfect location
We had a wonderful relaxing 3nt stay at Strawberry Patch Cottage, a beautiful, romantic, cosy and peaceful retreat. Both my husband and I absolutely loved it, from the gorgeous bedroom and cosy lounge with fire, and best of all the luxurious bathroom with spa - the perfect place to unwind. Lorraine we would like to thank you for the wonderful time you have thought of everything to make our stay romantic. I have already told friends and family of your beautiful property we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be returning soon.
sunny Port Macquarie
The perfect romantic retreat
As soon as we entered, we knew we were going to be in for a fabulous stay. Just perfect. Everything had been thought of. Soft music playing, candles lit, lights dimmed, fires burning and a bottle of red with chocolates, all waiting for us. Nothing gets better than this. Lorraine has thought of absolutely everything.
beautiful highly recommended
special place to stay for a small extra price,will be returning for sure. would recommend to stay min of 3 days alot to see and do