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Old Leura Dairy

Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia

Press Reviews

Harpers Bazaar
"The Dairy offers a fresh alternative to the traditionally fusty Blue Mountains weekend getaway from Sydney, with six cottages - some original, some added - dotted among rambling gardens. Each cottage is unique, with antique furnishings; slow-combustion stoves, organic breakfasts and fresh flowers add to the bucolic air.

Who goes: Hikers and Sydneysiders seeking fresh mountain air. Top tip: The Jewel in the Dairy's crown is the Straw Bale House (sleeps 11), made from around 80 per cent recycled material. Must-do: Gawp at (the really very blue) Jamison Valley. Downside: It's a short drive from the area's best restaurants and vistas (but that means no tourist buses - perhaps no bad thing)."

The Telegraph
"A five-minute drive from the attractive town of Leura, near the famous Three Sisters rocks, this former dairy is now home to six beautiful, characterful cottages of various shapes and sizes. Some are converted from the old dairy buildings, others made from scratch, to create a wonderfully atmospheric mix of luxury, comfort and individual style.

Rooms range from one-bed studio to the five-bed Straw Bale House. Everything is fun and original - a spa made from the old milk bath, the shelves upended crates, a milk pail turned into a sink - but done with some attention to detail (log fires, terraces, plenty of books, DVD/CD players and great kitchens).

There's no restaurant but each cottage comes with gourmet mueslis, fresh bread, fruit and all the basics you need to make yourself a wonderful breakfast. Plus there are plenty of great restaurants on the doorstep.

We like the beauty and unique character, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and real home-from-home feel. However, some rooms have attic bedrooms - romantic until you need the loo in the night. And there are no facilities (no spa or gym) and no views of the mountains."

Guest Ratings


Guest Reviews

Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.

    Save to favouritesPrintMailOld Leura DairyAn unusual, rustic and relaxed place to stay, Old Leura Dairy is a 5-minute drive from Leura on a quiet residential road. It offers 6 self-catering [r:AU029:lodges] of varying sizes, all of them cleverly converted and renovated using tin, wood and mud brick walls, and recycled materials. We found them a wonderful, welcome change to spartan contemporary design - there are cupboards made of old fence palings, renovated cast iron baths, coffee tables magicked out of traditional ovens, white goods clad with distressed wood, wacky oil paintings, milking stools, ancient cream urns and butcher’s blocks turned into kitchen work tables. Pretty landscaped gardens dot the property and there’s a communal outdoor hot tub. Come here to chill out or go bushwalking, mountain biking or pottering in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. The largest house sleeps up to 11 people and you can rent all 6 lodges at one time, so this is a great place for a [kids:AU029:family] get-together, party or business retreat; or you can do as we did - choose a smaller property and cosy up as a couple.

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