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Hermitage Cottage Kurrajong

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Peacefull country location, on 32ha farm,2bedroom,1 bathroom,mountain views,

Hermitage Cottage has been restored and furnished to cater for your needs and comfort.The cottage is self contained,air conditioned and your home away from home,with a fully equipped kitchen and pantry.Generous breakfast provisions are provided.Your hosts live on the property in a seperate cottage and are available to assist you as much or as little as you require.

Comments from previous Guests

"What a place.A great place to recharge the batteries,wanted to stay longer"

"We loved the cottage,the views, the garden & huge comfy bed"

"Just what the doctor ordered,thank you for a great long weekend in a supremely comfortable cottage & for providing everything we could possibly have wanted"

"A wonderfull relaxing & peacefull place for us to spend our first night as husband & wife.Thank you"


The cottage has a large garden with 80acres of bush & farmland to explore.Cattle graze the grass,bushwalks to Little Wheeny Creek Rainforest,nestled into the foothills of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park all without leaving the property.

Other local attractions are the Hawkesbury River,Open Gardens,Mt Tomah botanic gardens and Mt Wilson gardens.Golf,Macquarie Towns History walks and markets.

Horse Riding.

Just 3 mins to Kurrajong Village with cafes,resturants,baker,butcher,pharmacy,supermarket,ATM

,Apple bar Bilpin ,Lochiel House Kurrajong Heights,Village Kitchen Resturant Kurrajong.

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

More Details

John Mahaffy
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About John Mahaffy

We run the B&B as well as a wholesale nursery,& have cattle on the 32ha farm.

As experienced travellers we understand what people are looking for to have a relaxed, peacefull experience & will be available to help with local advice or help if necessary.

John Mahaffy purchased this cottage in 1972

Why John Mahaffy chose Grose Vale

Only 1 hour from Sydney at the end of a quirt country lane, the 32ha farm is ideal if you want to relax, recover from the pressures of city life & rebalance your energy.

Bushwalks on the property, lovely valley views with no traffic noise only the sounds of birds.

What makes this cottage unique

A private 32ha valley, with bushwalks, large garden to sit in , drink coffee on the terrace, or in winter sit in front of the log fire & sip a red wine, read a book, relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Grose Vale

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom has a cast iron bath with shower over,toilet & wash basin, with panoramic views over the garden.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Both bedrooms have queen beds, with extra blankets, pillows & dressing gowns.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Hermitage Cottage Kurrajong
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews
Noosa Heads

Charming and very special

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay

Our privacy was respected and we were well catered for.

Great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Queensland

Awesome holiday

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I are from North Queensland and stayed at the cottage for 8 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The cottage was very comfortable, set on a beautiful property with everything we needed for our stay. It was such a joy being able to have family come visit and be able to cook for them. Peter and John were quick to help with any request and made our stay that little more special. Thanks again for a wonderful time. Lou and Celie

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Queensland, Australia

Bed & Breakfast

  • 3 of 5

The continental breakfast cereals we had to choose from was out of date, some packets were open also the jams had been used before. Yes it is an old place but it was dirty. The best part about our stay was the view

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you found things not to your liking, we were present during your stay & as you did not say anything to us we were unaware that you were not happy, so could not offer solutions to improve your stay.. We have used IXL jams in glass jars for 8 years & this is the first complaint we have had. Checking the cereal packets we could find none open.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

my family and I stayed here over the ANZAC long weekend and cannot stop thinking about Hermitage. The property is vast with lots of walking and farm experiences. The cottage is delightful and my boys absolutely loved the fireplace. Thank you John and Peter for your kindness and hospitality. As a family it was a well earned break from Sydney and we will be back to hear those amazing bellbirds.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay & the boys were delightfull, full of energy & curosity. Thank you for leaving the cottage spotless.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A beautiful city escape

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the ANZAC long weekend at Hermitage and what a magical escape it was. Thank you to our hosts John and Peter for their hospitality and for sharing the wonderful history of the property. Our sons thoroughly loved the farm and especially the opportunity to enjoy a fireplace. Comfortable accommodation and well equiped for a family get away.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the serenity, the small touches owners supplied like fresh eggs, and the bed was heaven. This a charming little cottage with views for miles. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed the serenity yet only 1hr from the noise of Sydney.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Sydney International
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Wisemans Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Kurrajong Kitchen
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Manly Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Kurrajong Village

Close to historic Kurrajong Village, with cafes,resturants,grocer,baker,butcher,supermarket,ATM & no parking metres!


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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