GRANDVIEWHAUS is situated in the quaint National Trust town of Mt Victoria, in the breathtaking world heritage listed Blue Mountains, just 120km from Sydney and 1044m above sea level.
The house is positioned on the western edge of the escarpment, looking directly into the Kanimbla Valley and close to climbing, hiking and canyoning.
It was designed by its architect owner and offers commodious comfort in a setting that is unique and nothing less than “spectacular”.
This spacious open planned house has three levels, all with stunning views of the Kanimbla and Hartley Valleys.
The main living level has a lounge area, library (complete with lots of holiday reading), kitchen, dining room seating 12, breakfast area, conversation pit with open fireplace and a powder room.
There is modern LED TV, DVD, HiFi console with Ipod docking and a selection of DVDs and CDs. You can connect to Wi Fi anywhere in the house.
The well appointed kitchen contains a gas cook top, electric oven, built in microwave, espresso machine, dishwasher, two door fridge and freezer.
It is well placed to do serious cooking as well as casual meals. Some basic ingredients are on hand e.g. organic olive oil, salt and pepper.
On the lower level, off an additional communal lounge complete with fireplace, exists three bedrooms; all with stunning views. A modern bathroom (with bath), separate laundry, a workspace with coffee and tea making facilities completes this level.
Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and en suite toilet and bath.
The bath is in an alcove off the bedroom and also has views over the valley. Soak, relax and enjoy the magic.
Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and a separate single bed.
Bedroom 3 has a queen bed that can also be split into two small singles on request.
Bedroom 4 is the loft. This has four single beds. Note the steep staircase.
For the very young there is also a travel cot, high chair and a stair barrier for toddlers.
There are four deck/verandas. Alfresco dining can take place on two of the decks and in a large covered entertaining area which doubles as a carport when not in use.
The outdoor entertaining area has a natural gas barbecue and all necessary equipment.
Please note that the house and property is located on the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park wilderness and is in close proximity to bush tracks, cliffs, etc and there is a dam and pond. These are potential hazards which should be respected and children need to be supervised.
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Guests will be met on arrival, given a key and a quick guided tour of the house, and a contact number for any assistance during the stay.
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Should your party be larger than 11, you might like to look at Moonya, 3 doors along from Grandviewhaus, which sleeps 4 and has views just as spectacular. The houses are quite different in character, but are very close in location, making it a useful overflow.
Please endeavour to leave the house in the condition in which you find it.
I've been offering my house to guests from 2011 and have had loads of visitors since I started.
The house is in a great central location for visiting the attractions in the World Heritage Blue Mountains. It's about 2hrs from Sydney by car or train.
What I did not realise until I commenced, is how much guests appreciated the experience of staying in an architecturally designed building. I designed and built this place about 35 years ago for my family and whilst it is special for me I get pleasure from the enjoyment of others as they experience being here.
My love of travelling to unique places led me to thinking that GRANDVIEWHAUS should be shared. It is the ideal base for visitors to the Blue Mountains.