If you need some social distancing right now, our cosy garden studio in the lower Blue Mountains is just right. It's separate, private & self-contained. An ideal home office, for health services people (Nepean & Springwood hospitals are 15 minutes away) or non-holiday time away. Thorough professional cleaning & preparation after every stay - we take your health seriously. We are offering discounted stays from 2 nights to 2 months from April through June - check our calendar for discounts.
We have thoughtfully and simply furnished our space. Our features include:
Basic Breakfast items.
A generously sized queen-bed with box-spring and pillow top mattress, covered with a mattress protector; and pillows & blankets.
A very comfortable single mattress on a trundle base is available and is suitable for either a child or adult. Please advise us if you need this when booking.
A wall-attached room divider can be folded out if you need more privacy.
A vintage three-seater and one-seater armchair, straight from the '50s. The lounge invites you to stretch out. If you require back cushions, please let us know. It could also be used for sleeping.
For babies and toddlers, a portable cot and high chair are available.
A very generous closet space with wire-drawers, hanging space and shelving.
A small, but thoughtfully planned ensuite sized bathroom/toilet with shower stall, shelving, mirror and hair dryer, makeup removal pads.
Privacy curtains on windows.
Plenty of power points for devices.
A front loading washing machine. Clothes airer. You are welcome to use our original Hills Hoist clothes line for drying. A clothes dryer is available in the main house laundry.
A full-sized refrigerator for your fresh food purchases. Visit the Glenbrook Rotary Markets on alternate Saturdays for locally grown produce and wares, or visit our local supermarket and shops.
TV. Blu-ray disc/DVD player, with Netflix and YouTube access.
Internet. Wifi passwords are available. A signal extender operates in the studio.
Cooking equipment includes stove, microwave oven, pans, baking dishes, toaster, kettle, utensils and crockery.
Freshly laundered bedclothes and towels are standard.
Reverse cycle air conditioning, and separate heater.
Intimate dining area.
Many guests enjoy breakfast on the small entry porch or in the back garden.
Glenbrook, known as the Gateway to the Blue Mountains, sits nestled amongst beautiful bushland. Just a 5 minute walk away from the studio are two bushwalks that provide contemplative and restorative time. The Blue Mountains around us provide endless opportunities to stop the hurriedness of life and enjoy the natural beauty.
A mere five minutes’ stroll brings you to Darks’ Common, a one hour, very easy child and pet friendly bushwalk. From here, you are treated to escarpments, lookouts and views over the Blue Mountains National Park and to Sydney (on a clear sky, you are able to see the towering cityscape). You can also spy and hear the trains going into a historic railway tunnel. Along the walk you’ll also see remnants of when the tunnel and railway was installed, with steel hooks and loading areas for the country’s oldest funicular railway. It has a fascinating history which includes the Lapstone Zig Zag railway, built between 1863 and 1865. It was the first ZigZag built on any main line railway anywhere in the world, and brought trains up the Lapstone Hill from Emu Plains. Remnants can be seen on a bush walk around the Lapstone Viaduct.
Euroka Clearing is the culmination of the National Park at Glenbrook, offering wildlife watching, camping, hiking and picnic areas for those that just want bush clearings surrounding as you seek rest and refreshment. Also an excellent area to enjoy a good book and music on a picnic rug. There are walks that take you down to the Glenbrook Gorge. Red Hand’s Cave is within the National Park, in another area to Euroka Clearing, but this is a bushwalk that is a little more walk and less picnic! Red Hands Cave features impressive Aboriginal stencil art with picnicking and birdwatching. Whilst the Jellybean Pool is busy during the weekends, it is a quiet, water-filled refuge during the week, also within the National Park. A natural watering hole, it is cool during summer and a hidden gem. A short distance away is Lennox Bridge - Australia's oldest, on Mitchells Pass, built by convicts in 1833. Leura and Wentworth Falls, around 30 minutes up the Blue Mountains, offer some beautiful autumn foliage amongst some truly beautiful homes. Leura village is a popular tourist destination.
Glenbrook village has its own theatre where it shows all the latest movies, a bunch of great cafes, all offering their own unique character and experience. Rotary craft and produce markets are held monthly, and Glenbrook holds popular annual community events, including its famous gnome exhibition. There are plenty of different shops, swimming centre with heated pool, large parks, tennis courts, a new children's play area and Glenbrook Panthers club. On or away from the Great Western HIghway, there is plenty to see and experience.
Back home, Margaret is a dedicated gardener and has lovingly tended her green landscape for more than 35 years. Her addiction to plinths, pots and fountains means that in every corner, at every turn, there are spaces to explore. Our garden now features ferns, roses, azaleas, hydrangeas, orchids and clivia. There are intimate and not-so-intimate garden settings for you to enjoy a cuppa, read a book or have a nap.
Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia