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La Petite Maison

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Published July 1st 2014
Idyllic French Cottage in the Blue Mountains
Leura is a glorious - rather hilly - village that is part of the greater Katoomba area in the Blue Mountains. Known for its gardens (and great shopping in Leura Mall) it is a perfect place to put down roots for a few nights and explore the area.

La Petite Maison
La Petite Maison in the Blue Mountains

La Petite Maison, at the high end of Megalong Road, is a near-perfect two bedroom cottage that has been renovated and decorated to appeal to all the senses. Sleeping four people in two rooms, the cottage also offers a cosy lounge room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen and two bathrooms. There is also a surprisingly large back yard that seems to go on forever, and a wrought iron outdoor dining area under a white wooden verandah. Tres chic.

La Petite Maison
The loungeroom has a wood burnig fireplace plus DVD/TV and CD system

Every room has been touched with the Francophile wand from framed art in the beautiful entry hall the undermounted butlers sink in the kitchen, and to the little messages written in French.

The first bedroom has access to the front verandah and views across the valley

The light switches are period, the bed linen gracious, and the chandeliers rustic and wholly appropriate. Even the oven is special. In its entirety, the cottage is welcoming and tasteful and it doesn't feel forced or gimmicky.

The kitchen is charming and functional

Available through the Stayz website, the cottage is just around the corner from the main street in Leura. It's a short walk, although quite steep.

There are so many great things about the cottage, such as the wonderfully efficient central heating, the drawers and drawers of DVDs, books and board games and the lovely copper tubs of wood and kindling already cut for your fire (there is a how-to page at the back of the house manual which shows you how to light a fire if you aren't actually a Boy Scout).

Welcome to La Petite Maison

The supplies provided with the house are very limited (one small box of UHT milk, some oils, salt and pepper, tea bags and instant coffee) but there is a Woolworths located just around the corner.

The cottage is located on what would probably be considered a relatively main road, so on weekdays the traffic is constant though certainly not a deal-breaker. On-site parking is provided for two cars.

Manicured front garden and off-street parking for two

There is a spa in the main bathroom and a conveniently located heater underneath the towel rail, so if you leave your towels there while you are showering they are toasty warm when you get out.

The second bedroom has its own ensuite and, while for some reason it doesn't have its own heater, what it does have is underfloor heating. In the middle of winter, you simply turn the central heating on when you arrive (it warmed the house within 15 minutes) and turn it off when you check out. In summer, there is air conditioning.

The cottage is child-friendly, but it is certainly not designed specifically for kids (it's very romantic). There are two queen sized beds, and a portacot can be provided if required (but not linen). Children would certainly love the huge backyard with hidden benches and birdbaths, but I would suggest packing some DVDs for the kids, as most of the massive collection provided are for grown-ups. There is also a fully equipped laundry if you feel so inclined (BYO laundry powder).

The second bedroom has its own ensuite

Extra touches include the umbrella near the front door, motion sensor lighting on the front verandah and the Egyptian cotton sheets on the beds.

Prices per night vary depending on the time of year but range between $160 and $200 per night. There is a two night minimum stay (three night minimum during school holidays).

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Why? Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village
When: Available all year round
Phone: 0405 622 663
Where: Megalong Road, Leura
Cost: From $160 per night
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Everything looks very spacious and airy.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2675 days ago
so cute.
by Christina Brandalise (score: 3|3138) 2675 days ago
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