Idlewylde Cottage, Blackheath

Let your imagination be whisked away in our Blackheath accommodation as you find yourself spellbound by our cosy cottage nestled in the iconic Blue Mountains.


Immersed in history (with a pinch of romance)

The best of both worlds in the Blue Mountains

This quaint 1907 cottage provides the perfect base for your eclectic escape to Blackheath, where local artisans, fresh produce, and natural wonders are knocking at the door.

Whether you’re in the mood for an adrenaline-fueled hike or a laid-back day curled up with a good book, Idlewylde is your gateway to any pace of life where each morning brings a delightful quandary: will it be a day conquering trails or conquering chapters?

Just a leisurely 100m stroll from Blackheath’s vibrant heart, our cute cottage sits amidst a kaleidoscope of experiences. Saunter through streets lined with hip cafes, time-capsule antique shops, and artisan bakeries. Savour five-star culinary delights or unwind in one of the cosy local pubs. Here, your car keys can take a well-deserved break.

As evening settles, enjoy the comfort of the classic brick fireplace as it crackles and roars, providing the quintessential soundtrack to mountain life. Sit back, relax, and indulge in local wine and cheese, or retreat to the games room for a sing-along around the piano or to play a classic boardgame with friends and family.

Snug as a bug in a rug

Character cottage with all the trimmings

Our little mountain escape echoes with old world charm, resonating warmth both for the body and the soul. With abundant heating, snuggly warm beds, and a cosy kitchen, the tone for your Blue Mountains adventure is well and truly set. Tastefully but simply furnished throughout with warm, earthy textures and tones that pay homage to the Aussie bush while providing all the conveniences of modern mountain living, Idelwyde isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a place with a story worth telling.

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 queen beds with electric blankets

1 bathroom with heated floor

Slow-combustion fire with plenty of wood

Air conditioning


Gas heater


Sound system and record player

Smart TV

On-site parking

Fire pit & BBQ

Games room with piano and Wii

Laundry – Washing machine, dryer & additional toilet

Linen & towels provided

Come on in, take a peek for yourself

A stone’s throw to trendy towns, exploration & adventure

Located on the doorstep of Australian pioneering greatness and wonderous landscapes, this World Heritage-listed region is bustling with adventure.

Situated close to some of nature’s crowning glories, Blackheath’s bushland beckons discovery around every corner.

Gaze out across the Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout. Marvel at the prehistoric Jenolan Caves. Lose yourself in Aboriginal dreamtime legends at the iconic Three Sisters rock formations and discover Jamison Valley, accessible via the world’s steepest railway at Scenic World. Whatever wild adventure is calling your name, you’ll find it here.

After an action-packed day uncovering cultural and natural wonders, re-energise and quench your thirst over craft brews at Mountain Culture Beer Co. or indulge in a spa at the elegant Hydro Majestic.

The exploration possibilities of the Blue Mountains are limitless (along with being a foodie’s mecca), and Idlewylde puts you at the mountain’s edge, encouraging you to adventure through the day before drawing you back to the warmth of her fire at night.

Stories from Idlewylde

We had a great stay!

The cottage has lots of character and is very warm and snug (great fire) when it’s foggy and rainy outside. Super easy walk to Blackheath cafes, bookshops, and antique shops, and an easy train ride anywhere else in the mountains. Would definitely stay again. Thanks!


Perfect for 3 friends having a few days together.

We really enjoyed Idelwyde, especially gathering in the loungeroom in front of the fire with a glass or two of vino. There was more than enough wood for our time there, which we really appreciated. Would definitely come again.ould definitely stay again. Thanks!


We loved our stay.

We really enjoyed Idelwyde, especially gathering in the loungeroom in front of the fire with a glass or two of vino. There was more than enough wood for our time there, which we really appreciated. Would definitely come again.

Shelley and Bill

Lovely cottage in a perfect location.

Enjoyed having tea in the afternoons and watching the world pass by. Great bedrooms with plenty of room for the family when we stayed. The Staytime team was helpful and ensured a great stay in Blackheath


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