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Hereford House of Hartley Vale
Hereford House of Hartley Vale
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed

Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

- We do not provide cots for infants
- Smoking is only allowed outside using ashtrays provided
- Check in anytime after 3PM


19 Reviews

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Clifford User Profile
November 2017
I had friend stayed over at Margaret & Greg's beautiful cottage for our friends wedding. It was the perfect cottage to hang out and get ready. Location is quite remote, taking in the beautiful surrounding and a break from the hustle & bustle of the city life. Lack of reception / wifi was a blessing in disguise for a much needed R&R! Cannot wait to come back again!

Tessa User Profile
November 2017
Margaret and Greg's place is beautiful. They've done an incredible job of renovations, maintaining the old cottage look but also updating it to include a fully equipped modern kitchen and a bathroom with a massive bathtub. We also found out that we'd actually stayed here as kids so it was lovely for us to revisit it later on and see it done up so amazingly. We arrived late at night but that was no problem. They were super accommodating and responsive to messages. Greg even came by the following morning to say hi, talk to us about the area and even give us some fresh eggs. Definitely would recommend this place when coming to the blue mountains. The location is perfect for a relaxing getaway out of the city

Louise User Profile
November 2017
It was an absolute delight to stay here. We loved it! The cottage has just the right blend of history and modern comfort. It is very quiet & peaceful - a great place to rest, hangout or go for walks. I would love to return.

Shannon User Profile
October 2017
The place is stepped in history but with every modern convenience. The kitchen and bathroom are lovely and new and I highly recommend staying in this place. It is in a secluded valley which is very pretty.

David User Profile
October 2017
We absolutely loved our stay in Greg and Margarets cottage, they were very welcoming and the cottage is the perfect hideaway to recharge your batteries. Our boys loved the open space, and we loved just being 1 with nature. Will definitely be coming back! The cottage is perfect with everything that 1 needs, was neat and with some really special touches to make our stay so special.

Deborah User Profile
October 2017
The most beautifully renovated cottage , with a huge luxurious bath , heated bathroom floor, pot belly fire , comfortable beds and pillows for a relaxing stay in the country . We had all 3 rooms occupied with 4 adults and 2 children, would suit a couple get away as well. Great kitchen for cooking evening meals. They have sheep on the property which are very friendly , ideal for kids. A lovely quiet get away from city living. Highly recommended for relaxing.

Kirralee User Profile
October 2017
Margaret and Greg were incredibly lovely and welcomed us with open arms. The house has some amazing history behind it and we loved every cozy minute of our stay.

Hartley Vale, AustraliaJoined in May 2017
Margaret & Greg User Profile
Interaction with guests

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.

About Margaret & Greg

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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