After spending a few days experiencing the V8 racing of Bathurst for the first time, we decided to spend a couple of days exploring the Blue Mountains and to have some "down" time.
We chose perfectly in Hills Haven Retreat. It had everything we were wanting and more!
Firstly, Hills Haven (Iorana) is in a quiet location is on the edge of Leura. We could drive to all the main tourist sites of Leura & Katoomba within minutes.
A beautiful array of breakfast foods were supplied for us (eggs, cereal, fruit, coffee/tea, milk OJ etc.) - more than enough for both days.
After a day of exploring and walking, it was so lovely to come back to the cosiness of the cottage with wood-fire & spa, TV & DVD. The plush towels, spa supplies, bed-linen and everything were top-class. In fact, it was all so cosy & welcoming, we chose to eat-in on both evenings.
The back verandah & private cottage garden were also a perfect place to sit for the hard-earned beer/wine on return from a hike.
Sandra was the perfect host. She briefly popped in soon after our arrival to check all was fine and then left us to it, which is just how we like it.
It's also worth mentioning how spotlessly clean everything was.
Sandra takes a lot of pride & care in the presentation of her lovely cottage.
Would definitely stay here again if and when we next visit NSW & the Blue Mountains.
I wanted to arrange a special treat for one night in the Blue Mountains for my parents travelling in from overseas, & the cottage exceeded my expectations. Set in a sleepy area of Leura it was convenient to shops & a short drive to Katoomba. We opened the cottage door to classical music & some muted lights which was incredibly inviting & atmospheric! The cottage was spacious & cosy with its fire places. Sandra dropped by to check we had everything we needed & to advise on the operation of utilities etc. My parents were absolutely thrilled, particularly as they were also celebrating their 43yr wedding anniversary.
Perfect quiet retreat. Very well set up, lots of special touches to make it an ideal holiday home. Quiet surroundings and lovely village with some good restaurants / cafes, all within 20 minutes walking distance.
We drove up to Leura after a flight from Cairns to Sydney and were very weary. That didn't last long when we set eyes on Little Haven on a warm March evening.
We couldn't believe it what a wonderful place,perfect! Fresh coffee, bread, eggs and milk, flowers. Lovely gardens and BBQ, fabulous bed, bath like a swimming pool, comfy sofas the whole nine yards.
Sandra runs an excellent operation, every detail in place.
Loved it and it's on the "must do again list"
Graham & Ros Ulverston, Cumbria UK
We recently had a four night stay at "Little Haven" and absolutely loved it!
If your looking for a rustic romantic cosy cottage with all the luxurious extras Little Haven is for you. Two fireplaces, king bed, spa bath & the loveliest courtyard are just some of the things Little Haven has to offer. The cottage is only a 5 min drive to the Leura Mall & in a lovely quiet location ~ highly recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed!