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Close to attractions walking distance -katoomba main street pet/family friendlyl

Bedrooms 2
Space 125 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

historic cottage full of character and charm

Cosy two bedroom cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway or holiday with friends or family . ( please be aware to do expect to be advised if children or toddlers are visiting or staying at the cottage )

We do also have our own website - you may wish to visit prior to sending enquiry or booking via this site

to see more information and rates just search for

secretgarden-cottage katoomba

Enjoy the beautiful garden outside or air conditioning inside in summer

or relax in front of a roaring fire in winter with a glass of wine.

The perfect place to stay any season in the Blue Mountains.

gas heater option in lounge and aircon also heats the house.

The cute cottage is home to a collection of antiques and curios collected by its owners over many years giving it plenty of character. lovers of history will enjoy stepping back in time and soaking up the atmosphere of the secret garden cottage, yet it has all the modern comforts you could want for a great stay !

Garden lovers will enjoy the private english style cottage garden filled with birds and flowers.

Large comfortable beds - King and Queen fitted with quality 100% cotton sheets / feather doonas & electric blankets. There are also heaters in each of the bedrooms to keep you lovely and warm during winter.

(Single blow up bed is available for extra child )

Couple rate is based on 2 adults occupying one bedroom.

This is a self contained cottage so it is entirely yours for the duration of your stay.

Prices are based on the amount of people staying and or if you need either one or two bedrooms so please let us know on inquiry.

Daikin Reverse cycle air conditioner for heating or cooling .

Lounge room has romantic open log fireplace and two x 3 seater lounges

(option of gas heater if you do not want to use the fire and all other rooms also have heaters )

Sunny open plan kitchen/ sitting area overlooking the garden with a 3 seat lounge and armchair ideal for entertaining or just sitting back and relaxing.

Entertainment :- free to air TV and Foxtel movies / lifestyle / history / sport / kids / discovery / A&E + many more (all foxtel channels available) ....Modern flat screen TV in lounge with digital free to air channels and DVD Player and great movie library , plus another smaller TV also in the main bedroom with DVD player ( this does not have Foxtel just digital channels)

CD player - usb compatible .

Both Telstra and Optus mobile reception is good

we dont provide wifi but there is good reception if you activate hotspot on your phone

or bring your own portable wifii device.

Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of utensils, oven, hotplate, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, detergent sponges and tea towels plus basics like salt and pepper- all you need for cooking meals at home.

We are not a B&B so do not provide food or other services

Off street parking for 2 cars ( undercover parking for one of these )

There is a classic style claw foot bath with overhead shower it does not have a handrail on the wall so is not suitable for mature persons that are unstable on their feet.

Extra single foldout bed or travel cot available for child on request

we are child friendly but please be aware we do not have kid safe power socket covers

or child locks on kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

Close to town and Blue mountains attractions - A very easy 10 minute walk (1km) or very short drive to the main st of Katoomba / train station / cafe's and restaurants.

Bus stop to take you to town located nearby.

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts


Large established trees make a perfect backdrop and provide privacy to the english style garden which is very private and fully fenced ideal for dogs and children

Guests with young children will enjoy visiting Melrose park a short walk away with swings and other playground equipment.

Sitting areas throughout the garden are positioned to make the most of the vistas

and plenty of birds to keep you entertained.

Outdoor sitting area with portable Webber BBQ

Please consider our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum in the outdoor areas

and no parties visitors are allowed at the cottage


Maximum of 2 small to medium or one large dog permitted - by arrangement. Not all our guests bring their pet so please inform us if yours is coming on holiday too so we can send you terms and conditions of pets stay.

Pets are welcome inside cottage if fully house trained and well behaved.

We do have contacts for either doggie day care or dog walking if it is required during your stay.

As featured in Sydney Telegraph best pet friendly place to stay in Blue Mountains , better homes and gardens magazine, The Australian - home away review.

If you love your pets as much as we do and want to take them on holidays with you Secret Garden Cottage welcomes them too!

( we do have a limit depending on the size of dog/s so please enquire )

Well behaved pets are welcome and you can feel secure if they are outside with a fully fenced secure rear garden they will love to explore. (solid timber paling fence 1.8 m height & tall iron gates with mesh on bottom of gate to 1 meter so it is ideal for small and large dogs) A maze of garden paths and garden beds to take them on their own Blue Mountains adventure. Pets welcome inside too if house trained.

Off Leash park - Melrose park aprox 80 meters away , other walks and list of pet friendly cafe's in folder at the cottage.

If you wish to leave them outside while you are out during the day there is an enclosed porch with access to the back garden. Our neighbors do not appreciate dogs that bark all day so please only leave them alone if they are quiet.

They do understand the dogs do bark occasionally and that is fine.

Not all our guests have pets so please let us know if you will be bring them with you so we can make them feel as welcome as the humans by leaving out the doggie bed/ bowls/ toys/ treats .

We also have other pet friendly accommodation in the Blue mountains on a rural property if you want to enjoy open spaces , fantastic views , great walks and a peaceful stay .

Just send us an enquiry and we will send you details.

More Details

Fiona or Michael
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Fiona or Michael

lover of animals and history

the reason why the cottage is full of interesting items

unlike many modern homes

this is why we moved to the blue mountains and why we think people wish to visit and immerse themselves in a piece of history

Fiona or Michael purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Fiona or Michael chose Katoomba

we loved the beautiful bones of the garden with large trees giving the house total privacy and cool shady spots to relax outside in summer.

What makes this cottage unique

Full of character and great views overlooking the garden.

Claw foot bath , open fireplace and ability for owners to bring their fur babies on holiday too, are a few of the reasons why people return year after year to our cottage


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Katoomba, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Well behaved quiet dogs welcome - 2 small to medium or one large dog only vacuum must be used to remove pet hair from carpet and floors on checkout
  • cottage must be left tidy on departure - dishes washed and put away and rubbish put in wheelie bins near driveway.
  • All breakages or damage must be paid for by person making the booking within 24 hrs
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • clawfoot bathtub with overhead shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving


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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 66 reviews

Peaceful, private & beautiful period cottage

  • 5 of 5

Felt so happy as soon as we walked through the front door. Such a charming cottage with so many touches to make you feel at home. Music and lights on to welcome us in, fridge and pantry essentials (& extras) were unexpectedly welcome, comfy warm bed, ..... Everything was so welcoming in a period style and beautiful. Very private home with an outstanding garden that just keeps going!

Hope to return for another lovely weekend. :)

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for such a wonderful review !
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All you need for a restful stay - pets included!

  • 5 of 5

Such an inviting welcome as we arrived! - A/C on, soft music playing, dog bowl filled with water and fridged stocked with basics so we didn't need to rush to the shop. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Secret Garden Cottage and felt welcome and well-rested as we left. The garden was wonderful and shady in the hot summer with beautiful nooks to sit and read or just wander about in. Convenient to the centre of Katoomba but still beautifully quiet. Our dog Coco thoroughly enjoyed it too (Fiona has helpfully provided lots of local tips for dog owners on holidays and has an obvious love for dogs!)

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thankyou so much Michelle and Richard I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and yes I do love dogs very much so great to know that Coco was happy there too. look forward to hearing from you again sometime. regards, Fiona.
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nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage feel

with so many details

Fiona is such a lovely host

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful Holiday Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Secret Garden Cottage lives up to it's title. The gardens are a delight and the house is super cosy and relaxing. The kitchen and dining area and super quaint and great for cooking and chatting with friends. The beds are great to sleep in and love that they have electric blankets to keep the mountain chills away. The front verandah and backyard are so lovely to sip a cup of tea or glass of wine in and Louis loved sniffy around the well scupted hedges! The house is well set up with lots of useful notes from the owner. We had a great stay and enjoyed it just as much as the last time, so we will definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado, USA

Lovely, cozy spot

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so very cute and it certainly has everything that one needs. The kitchen has it all, beds are comfortable, and there is a lovely movie library for use. The garden is magical.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here. My overseas guests thought it was wonderful. Beds were very comfortable. Gardens were beautiful. I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
katoomba station
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

tourist attractions /katoomba

short easy flat walk to town aprox 10 minutes

same distance to strain station

Tourist bus leaves from main street of katoomba

compendium at the cottage has all the information

for restaurants / tourist spots / bushwalks /cafe's etc...


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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