Hereford House is a tastefully renovated self-contained three bedroom "Heritage Listed" cottage. Initially it was a semi-detached workers cottage built in the 1870's as accommodation for the employees of the Hartley Kerosene Oil & Paraffine Co.Ltd which was established in Hartley Vale on July 31st 1865.
Hereford House is a peaceful retreat in a semi rural landscape nestled below the western sandstone escarpment of the Blue Mountains, only 2 hours drive from Sydney.
Local legend tells us that Kate Kelly (Catherine Ada Kelly) (12 July 1863 – October 1898) the younger sister of famous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly once had a short stay in Hereford House before taking up employment in the area as a governess.
Greg's vision was to restore the building's integrity and present an inviting space for guests to enjoy the beauty and serenity of our little piece of heaven. We believe we have achieved this and look forward to welcoming people from all over the world.
Solitude, serenity, walking tracks, lookouts, history - an ideal place for that getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
A short drive to cafes, restaurants, antique shops and markets in Mt Victoria & Blackheath.
A 45 minute drive takes you to the Jenolan Caves, the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia.
Mt Vic Flicks the way movies used to be is a 10 minute drive away.
Other things to note
Please respect others and always smoke outside the house.
- We do not provide cots for infants
- Smoking is only allowed outside using ashtrays provided
- Check in anytime after 3PM
Our intention is to meet and greet our guests to introduce them to the idiosyncracies of Hereford House, then leave them to their own devices. However we are nearby and available if any problems arise.
Greg and I became soul mates after sailing with a group of friends to Antarctica to climb Mt Minto in 1988. We both loved the impact of the great white continent and ended up creating Aurora Expeditions P/L. Our company took passengers across the Southern Ocean in icebreakers to introduce them to the wondrous land of ice and snow - Antarctica! It was certainly a privilege to be able to share our passion, to visit historical sites, enjoy the wildlife and revel in the beauty of this remote part of our planet.
Our business has taken us all over the world and introduced us to a multitude of people, many of whom have become our close friends. We are now settled on our property Mummulgum in Hartley Vale nestled below the escarpment of the Greater Blue Mountains which was announced as Australia's 14th World Heritage Area On 29 November 2000.
We now hope to share our little piece of heaven with like-minded people who love remote and wild places and enjoy the peace and quiet.