Selections from the guest book
A cosy cottage close to all that the Blue Mountains has to offer
The property is an extended old stone cottage, which we visited in winter (morning frosts). The cottage at the front has three bedrooms and a cosy living room with a wood-burning fire. Further back are two great sympathetically-modern bathrooms with heated flooring before a modern well-equipped, open-plan kitchen/dining/living area with a great gas heater. The end result is a property that manages to be both small and cosy, but can still fit 6 people comfortably.
There are bbq facilities outside and a lovely veranda at the front, but it was too cold for us to take advantage.
We went with friends (two couples) for a getaway long weekend, but this could be the base for a longer break for friends or a family. There’s off-road parking for 2 or 3 cars. Across the road is what looks like a modern aquatic centre, which was closed when we visited due to covid-19, but would no doubt be great for kids.
Its a 10-minute (largely uphill) walk into the centre of Katoomba, which has all the shops, cafes and restaurants you could need (I recommend the Avalon for food and cocktails!).
Overall, it is a lovely cottage that I am happy to recommend to anyone.
Alan June 2020
This home is the most well thought out, comfortable, convenient place we have stayed.
Everything that would make the stay excellent had been thought about. The location is centred among all the tourist places in the mountains. From the first approach to the neat sandstone house and beautiful gardens, to supplying all the small necessaries, made the stay wonderful and cosy. The children wanted to stay forever.
Diane: October 2017
Best time in Blue Mountains. Adorable cottage with a warm fireplace. Lovely location.
We had the best time in Blue Mountains at Brigadoon Cottage. Adorable place, full of charm and character. Has everything that you could ask for. Lene is lovely. I highly recommend to stay at her cottage.
Fabricio May 2017
Home away from home
Thank you for our welcoming and relaxing break! A home away from home. Loved the modern bathroom, & impressed with how well the layout of the kitchen works – ideas to steal for our next home!
Anonymous, Melbourne (January 2016)
Beautiful getaway with Friends and Partner
Pictures aren’t always an honest appraisal of places where we stay, but I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door to find a place with a great cottage feel yet the spaciousness of a house. Well decked out with all the requirements of home (especially the kitchen) to not move from the boundaries of the property, yet set in a location that constantly entices you out!! We will be back – especially in winter to use all the fire places :O)
Stacey, Canberra (Dec, 2012)
I only have 1 thing to say…I loved this place! And the amazing bush-walks! Thank you for a great stay :-)
Sophie, Denmark (December 2013)
What a lovely cottage – just perfect for seeing the Blue Mountains. Really enjoyed our stay with our family + grandchildren.
Anonymous, UK (December 2012)
Thank you Lene for sharing your beautiful house with us. We have decided to ‘steal’ some ideas (i.e. bathroom wall) for our new house. Such great taste! Thank you, we had a relaxing time and the kids enjoyed themselves with the ‘Beetle’ board game. Thanks. We will come again!
Anonymous, Sydney (November 2012)
Peace be upon you! Thank you for sharing your lovely home at short notice. We look forward to future visits. Love the hot shower + tub!
Rashid & family, Sydney (November 2012)
Thank you for the lovely stay here at your cottage, loved the gorgeous weather we had, the gardens were gorgeous and my son loved the ‘ducks’. Love the new bathroom – very creative.
Anonymous (October 2012)
Really enjoyed our stay. Loved the old sandstone and the flowers in bloom. Great cottage to stay in. Will definitely stay here again if I or the girls come back this way.
Anonymous, Wollongong (October 2012)
What a beautiful house! The children had a great time playing in the garden, taking long baths and relaxing in front of the fire! I l love the artworks as well. We truly enjoyed our stay. Hope to be able to return. Cheers.
Anonymous (October 2012)
Your cottage is a blessing. It has been the most amazing time with perfect friends. The original sandstone walls are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for an amazing stay!
Anonymous (September, 2012)
Oh my goodness! Your cottage is AMAZING! We have loved every minute being here and we are sad to leave! The kids loved the garden. The fireplaces had a BIG workout too. Such a fantastic place the celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! Definitely would love to come back!!!
Anonymous (September, 2012)
We had a wonderful stay here at Brigadoon, a beautiful cottage, a real home away from home. The cottage is a haven of peace and relaxation. A perfect way to spend time with our son and his girlfriend to celebrate his birthday after 13 months apart.
Anonymous, UK (September 2012)
A wonderful stay – Thank You! We will definitely be back. Cosy, warm, relaxing. Every little convenience and a lovely setting. Wonderful mix of the traditional and the modern.
Anonymous, Sydney (July 2012)
What a lovely cosy feel to this house (once we got the knack of the fireplaces)! Loved the bathrooms and the cosy kitchen area. The kids actually left the TV for the games in the kitchen area. The steamer on the coffee machine got lots of use for hot chocolates.
Anonymous, Sydney (June 2012)
A lovely stay at a beautiful cottage made all the more comfortable by the little extras. Many thanks.
Anonymous, Sydney (May 2012)
Today was a magical day. The weather was great, the atmosphere amazing & I spent the last hour of my time in the new shower here in Brigadoon. Today is a relaxed easy going day.
Anonymous, Sydney (April 2012)
I felt like I went back in time upon entering your home. A feeling of warmth and comfort sets the mood for relaxation. This is a heaven for those who are sick of the city. The mop, broom and dustpan are a small ‘thank you’ for the little extras you have provided. Thank you for your hospitality. Hope to come again soon.
Anonymous, Sydney (April 2012)
We love your beautiful cottage! The new bathroom is stunning and we have enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace. I will make sure to spread the word – stay at Brigadoon if you want a home away from home! Our daughter loved running from the bedrooms up to the kitchen, and our newborn slept peacefully :-)
Anonymous, Sydney (March 2012)
A return visit and we weren’t disappointed! Lovely home and surrounds. We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay.
Anonymous, Central Coast (January 2012)
What a peaceful stay! Really enjoyed the stay and appreciate your efforts and time for offering this excellent service. We definitely will come back and recommend this cosy cottage to our friends. Thank you!
Anonymous, Sydney (December 2011)
Thank you for the joy of being able to stay in your serene, peaceful home. Loved everything from the Quan Yin to the beautiful garden. A sanctuary! And the exquisitely decorated charming cottage – such a cosy home to enjoy together.
Heather, John, Judy, Elizabeth & Brian, Sydney (October 2011)
Beautiful house with thoughtful touches made us feel at home. Looking forward to visiting again.
Anonymous, Newcastle (July 2011)
First wedding anniversary…reminded me of all that is holy…heart, home, oneness…reminded by fire and warm water, daphne scented vases and silence…thank you.
Anna & Mark, South Coast (July 2011)
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. It was very cosy and private while being a convenient distance from the Katoomba city centre. We really loved your game selection, especially Bananagrams! XOXO
Anonymous, Sydney (July 2011)
Another wonderful winter stay at Brigadoon. It’s such a joy to arrive back at your beautiful house – and always sad to leave! BUT we had snow again!!!
Peta, Will & Marny, Stanmore (June 2011)
What a great time we had staying at Brigadoon. Warm, comfortable with so many little extras – thankyou!! The children loved the stairs, the backyard & the utility drawer in the ktichen :-)