Located down a quiet leafy country lane in the fruit orchard region of the Blue Mountains, 1½ hours from most parts of Sydney, is this amazing, private 8 acre property, quite different from most in the region. It sits perched on a ridge overlooking the mist-shrouded ravines of the Wollemi National Park. The views are fabulous.
Architecturally the property is a blend of Australian barn, American ranch house and French farmhouse. It is large and sophisticated but very comfortable, cosy and inviting.
Upon entering the house through the oversized Japanese-red door, one immediately encounters its sprawling central space, the hub of this mountain retreat. It has soaring 5.5 metre cathedral ceilings, and enormous sliding glass doors which stack back to blend the outside and inside.
Its modular, fully equiped kitchen floats on a sea of mountain-ash flooring and amazingly blends with its adjacent antique French farmhouse dining table.
But the most stunning aspect of the building is its great rammed-earth walls, which are the colour of Ayers Rock at sunset. The walls lend a warm earthy feel to the house, aided by a large wood burning fireplace. They also ensure the house is cool in summer and warm in winter although reverse cycle air conditioning assists.
The property is offered as a self-catering getaway, with accommodation for up to 13 people (5 couples and 3 singles). Only one group booking is taken at a time with that group having exclusive use of the house and grounds.
There are several flat screen televisions and a small Bose sound system.
Outside, adjacent to an enormous timber deck is a large gas barbeque area, flowing out to a large grassy expanse suitable for a game of cricket or soccer.
The property does not cater for pets and smoking is only outside.
Summary of Features:
- 5 bedrooms for up to 13 people (1 king bed and 5 queen beds, 3 single beds) - 2½ bathrooms (2 showers, 1 bath, 3 toilets).
- Several living spaces (with tv and sound systems).
- Reverse cycle airconditioning.
- Wood fire.
- Large deck and barbeque.
- Large fully equiped kitchen.