Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia
Each lodge is decorated differently with quirky, reclaimed
furniture, fab original artwork and wooden floors. Couples should
go for The Studio or Buttercup Barn, which has a
courtyard filled with poppies and lots of greenery, a lovely loft
bedroom and lots of light. The small but perfectly-formed kitchen
in The Studio also offers lots of light - the microwave is cleverly
disguised behind the reclaimed door of a traditional oven, and the
sink is a giant stainless steel casserole pot.
The Milking Shed, set in the original hayloft and sleeping up to 4, would be great for friends; families of 4+ will find more space at Moo Manor. The Worker’s Cottage sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, while the huge Straw Bale House has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large kitchen and dining area. People fight over the ‘hidey hole’ room here, which you have stoop to get into.
All the lodges have simple white Ikea crockery, cutlery and glasses, DVD players, TVs, iPod docks and gas heaters. Most also have wood burners. Bathrooms are contemporary and well thought out – homemade organic toiletries and large towels are provided. Eco-friendly temperature control has been carefully thought through, so each lodge is positioned to catch the most light and decked out with ceramic floors that heat easily in the winter but remain cool during summer.
- CD player
- DVD player
- Central Heating
- Baby Cots
- Full Kitchen
- Coffee/tea making
- Washing machine