Old Leura Dairy is an eco-friendly lodge perched over the serene Blue Mountains of Australia. It is hardly five-minutes from Leura and its valleys and sprawling waterfalls. It is a delightful stay at this self-catering lodge, which is located in a beautiful surrounding. Up to 11 guests can accommodate in this lodge at a time. A sprawling garden at the entrance welcomes its guests warmly into the lodge. Many guests choose this place for a family get-together or party or business retreat. Couples too like to spend a few days here in peace.
Six rooms of varying sizes and amenities can accommodate about 11 guests in this lodge. Each room is differently decorated. Some rooms have walls that are made of mud bricks or wood. Most of the rooms are positioned carefully to allow day light. Walls have cupboards that are made of old fence palings. However, bathrooms reflect an even older fashion. They are made of cast iron. Walls are decked up with wacky oil paintings.
Old Leura Dairy is made with 80% recycled materials. As a result, the rooms remain cool in summer and warm in winter. Recycled toilet paper is kept in bathrooms to safeguard the environment in every way. There is also a special place, where rainwater gets collected. Rooms are embellished with reclaimed furniture and wooden floors. However, walls flaunt original artwork. The Studio or Buttercup Barn is preferred mostly by couples due to its seclusion. It has a lovely courtyard that is filled with poppy plants and a plethora of greenery.
Milking Shed can adjust 4 adults easily. So those who are coming in groups of friends or a family of four members can easily fit in here. Guests sleep in loft bedroom here. The Worker’s Cottage can sleep up to 6 people in its three bedrooms who share two bathrooms. However, Moo Manor is for more people. A perfect lodge is Straw Bale House, which is large enough with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A separate kitchen as well as a dinning area is made to cater to this group of people. Kitchens mostly have traditional ovens and some have a microwave oven too. The guests are required to prepare their own food here.
Traditional ovens, coffee tables, milking stools, ancient cream urns, butcher’s blocks, etc. are kept in every room to give it an ethnic look. Bathrooms are comparatively contemporary in terms of the organic toiletries that are especially handmade and clean large towels are kept for the guests. All the rooms of each lodge enjoy the amenities of watching DVD, TV and the warmth of wood burners equally.
Breakfast is served with homemade muesli, bread, butter, jam, milk, yoghurt and juices. If you are a late riser and want to enjoy breakfast in your bedroom, then stock all that you want to eat beforehand in the refrigerator provided.
Some lodges except Buttercup Barn, are equipped with kitchens having basic ingredients and equipments. However, those who are reluctant of cooking during holidays can visit the nearby local area in search of food shops and delis like Conifer Hill Organics, Silks Brasserie, etc. Niche Nosh is preferred for being a vegetarian café.
Several boutiques, delis and galleries rule over the Blue Mountains. Formal garden, Everglades and Art Deco House or Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum are some of the choicest visiting spots. You can try bushwalking, mountain biking, visiting canyons or abseiling over the Blue Mountains. Drive a little further to behold the amazing Three Sisters Rock Formation at Echo Point. Some other extraordinary spots are Katoomba Falls, sandstone crevice of Devils Hole and incredible limestone formation of the Jenolan Caves. Do not forget to enjoy the game of Giant Chess and the bath in the World’s quirkiest hot tub that was once a milk vat!