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Old Leura Dairy

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.

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Features include:

  • Phone
  • TV
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • WiFi Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Fan
  • Baby Cots
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea making
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
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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