M O U N TA I N S L I F E ISSUE FIVE WITH CHAPMAN SUMMER 2022/2023 SUMMER OF DISCOVERY D E LV E D E E P I N T O T H E B L U E M O U N TA I N S T H I S S U M M E R
SEVEN OFFICES, ONE TEAM. ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO S E L L YO U R B L U E M O U N TA I N S PROPERTY FOR THE BEST PRICE. Since humble beginnings back in the 80s with our first office in Blaxland, Chapman Real Estate’s results have seen us grow throughout the Blue Mountains. Why? Because when we sell your home, all seven offices work together to achieve sale prices significantly above the market average. We never just sit back and wait for the phone to ring. Our unique pro-active strategies, developed over 35 years, have established Chapman Real Estate as the number one agency in the Blue Mountains, giving you the advantage you deserve. To chat about selling your property, choose your closest Chapman office and get in touch – we’re ready when you are! M O U N TA I N S L I F E W I T H C H A P M A N ISSUE FIVE SUMMER 2022/2023 Editorial Enquiries Editorial & Design Contributing Photographer [email protected] David Smith Neaton Media - 0425 222 179
“CHAPMAN’S SELLING GLENBROOK S T R AT E G Y G OT US A SALE PRICE Our Glenbrook property gurus use a W AY A B O V E O U R pro-active approach to selling your E X P E C T A T I O N S .” home. Milton, Glen, Rachel, Sharon and Sarah will show you why they are SH - WINMALEE Glenbrook’s most successful agents. BLAXLAND SPRINGWOOD WINMALEE Our head office since 1987, led Bursting with passion and Our Winmalee team is small but by Phillip Chapman along with knowledge, Jonathan, Claudia and mighty. Our most awarded agent, our dynamic duo Kate and Chris. Helen from our award-winning Mark, is full of local knowledge and They work tirelessly to achieve the Springwood office have been the advice and ready to help you through absolute best outcomes for you. local’s choice for years. the process of selling your home. HAZELBROOK LEURA K AT O O M B A Voted Hazelbrook’s best agency for For the ultimate real estate boutique For the ultimate warm and friendly 2022, Lawrie knows the area like no experience, Hayley, James and Aimee service, Hayley and James at our other and is full of the best advice. at our Leura office make the whole Katoomba office are ready and Lawrie is bursting to get you the best selling process as painless, and waiting to help you through the price for your home. enjoyable, as they can make it. process of selling your home. Mountains Life with Chapman is published by Living Better Pty Ltd ABN 88 135 358 440 All material contained in Mountains Life with Chapman is copyright. All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own inquiries. All quoted land sizes are approximate.
CHANGE IS IN THE SUMMER AIR THE NEW YEAR BRINGS A WAVE OF NEW POSSIBILITIES. Summer in the Blue Mountains sees their new leafy oasis to call home. To locals and visitors alike venture outside, take advantage of this summer swell of soak up the sun, hit the trails and cool highly motivated buyers, prospective off in a wild swimming hole. sellers would do well to use the drier weather and longer days to get their Summer is also the perfect time to Blue Mountains home ready for an end- discover some great places to eat, drink of-year sale. and relax. This issue we feature some of our favourite local businesses putting Over the last 35 years, Chapman Real in the hard yards this summer. We also Estate have developed unique pro- feature some summer holiday activity active strategies for marketing and picks and our inspirational properties selling your home during the summer for sale throughout the Mountains. rush. We can even help you with those pre-sale renovations. A Mountains summer also offers the promise of a fresh start. The new year Choose one of our seven offices and sees a flurry of new jobs, transfers, have a chat with one of our local upsizers, downsizers and tree-changers property gurus, and together we’ll ride moving into the area, all looking for the summer wave!
Winmalee 21 Wentworth Falls Lawson Hazelbrook 22 9 20 MTNS STATS H AV E P R O P E RT Y P R I C E S FA L L E N SINCE THE PEAK EARLIER THIS YEAR? Absolutely, but our local market place has now We are simply at the mercy of inflation. The USA settled quite nicely. had good news recently as the latest CPI inflation In reality, we had an unprecedented four year boom commencing 2013 after a 10 year hiatus due to the rate was not as bad as predicted, and gave their GFC. The market values then began dropping, only to be given a reprieve when the dreaded Covid virus stock market a shot in the arm. became our forced way of life. This bizarre period Glenbrook $990,000 created two more false booms and lifted local values by up to 70% higher. There were numerous It is impossible tBolakxnloanwdif th$e92w5o,0r0s0t is over, as the reasons this happened, but all were temporary and economic enSvpirroinngmweonotdcan $c9h0a2n,0g0e0on a daily basis. transient in nature. There is at Fleaauslctosnobmridegseun sh$9in9i5n,g00t0hrough dark clouds. ContinuWinignmthaleeemeta$p8h75o,r0,0u0p until April, For this 70% to come back off the median values, sellers were eHnjaozyeilnbgrotohke sun$8s8h4in,0e0, 0drinking cocktails we would have to pull back approx 42%. A decent whilst enjoying a Lsauwmspotnuous$7m55a,0ss0a0ge. Sellers then proportion of that has occurred, and we may find found theWwenetawthoertrhqFuailclskly b$e1c,18a7m,5e00a monsoon. that the market has now settled. For at least a liKttalteowomhiblea the$s7t8o0r,0m00feels over, possibly permanenLtleyuarand th$e99s5u,0n0i0s currently shining. TodayBtlahcekmheaartkhet ha$1s,0s3e5t,0tl0e0d and feels stable. For more market $in0sights, gi$v3e0u0s,0a00call. $600,000 Blackheath Glenbrook 31 12 Glenbrook $990,000 Blaxland Blaxland $925,000 22 Springwood $902,000 Leura PRICE Springwo Faulconbridge $995,000 24 25 Winmalee $875,000 MEDIAN Faulcon Hazelbrook $884,000 PROPERTY 9 Lawson $755,000 SEPT 2022 Winmalee Wentworth Falls $1,187,500 Katoomba 21 Katoomba $780,000 28 Leura $995,000 Wentworth Falls Lawson Hazelbrook Blackheath $1,035,000 22 9 20 $0 $300,000 $600,000 $900,000 $1,200,000 Blackheath Glenbrook All data sourced from realestate.com.au 31 12 Glenbrook 27 Blaxland
e Katoomba 46 Leura 37 Blackheath 37 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Glenbrook 5.9 Glenbrook $990,000 Blaxland 24.7 Blaxland $925,000 Springwood 19.3 Faulconbridge 13.7 Springwood $902,000 Winmalee 8.4 Faulconbridge $995,000 MEDIAN % Hazelbrook 16.8 Winmalee $875,000 INCREASE $884,000 Lawson 14.0 Hazelbrook LAST 12 MONTHS Wentworth Falls 26.6 Lawson $755,000 Katoomba 16.2 Leura 24.4 Wentworth Falls $1,187,500 Blackheath 24.2 Katoomba $780,000 0% Leura $995,000 5% 10% 15% Black2h0e%ath $215,0%35,000 30% $0 $300,000 $600,000 $900,000 $1,200,0 Blackheath Glenbrook 31 12 Blaxland 22 PROPERTIES Leura Springwood S SOLD 24 25 Fau Q3 2022 Katoomba Faulconbridge Went J U LY– S E P T 28 9 Wentworth Falls 22 Winmalee 21 $900,000 $1,200,000 Lawson Hazelbrook 9 20 Glenbrook 27 Blaxland 47 S Fau Springwood 57 Went ood Faulconbridge 45 AV E R A G E D AYS nbridge Winmalee 24 ON MARKET 9 36 Hazelbrook 38 SEPT 2022 Lawson Wentworth Falls 37 Katoomba 46 Leura 37 Blackheath 37 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Glenbrook 5.9 Blaxland 24.7 19.3 Springwood
FINER DINING A N A W A R D - W I N N I N G , F A M I LY- R U N FINE DINING EXPERIENCE COMES TO T H E L O W E R M O U N TA I N S. Something special tends to happen when The family’s goal? To showcase the best a local family gets together to bring their of local and native produce. ‘There are passion to life in their hometown. Arrana some fantastic native ingredients that can in Springwood is the perfect example be found in this beautiful Blue Mountains from head chef and owner, Daniel Cabban World Heritage National Park’, Daniel and his family. A true family affair, Daniel’s explains. ‘We thought it odd that there mother Leisa designed the restaurant, is wasn’t a larger focus on native culture and the general manager and maître d’. His produce, so to pay homage to those ideals father, a local builder, completed the fitout we showcase Indigenous ingredients in all and works in the bar most weekends. our dishes.’ Born and raised in the lower Blue Aranna offers a menu that is cleverly Mountains Daniel honed his craft under the created to balance textures, tastes and accomplished Grant Farrant, the original flavours, in ways that diners may not owner of Restaurant Como at Blaxland. He have tried before. ‘Think combinations of was then ready to pursue his own ventures. butter-poached snapper, fingerlime, sea Originally planned as a fine dining catering blight, macadamia beurre blanc, warragul company, Daniel and Leisa developed the green oil and green tree ants!’ says Daniel, idea until Arrana was born. talking standout features on the menu
The Cabban family from Springwood bring their vision for fine dining to the Lower Mountains. this summer. ‘Or beetroot sorbet, matcha and individual dietary requirements which makes beetroot crumb, blood orange and native us a hit with those who struggle to find a good basil cream. This dish is a knockout in terms of meal within their boundaries.’ flavours and textures.’ Despite being a high-end restaurant, touting Throughout the whole process of bringing two Chef’s Hats from the Australian Good Arrana to Springwood, the Cabban family Food Guide after just a few months, Arrana have put a high value on creating a relaxed still reflects the warm, welcoming spirit of atmosphere. ‘We have all experienced fantastic the family running it. ‘We don’t pretend to be food and service before, so we all know the something we are not, we aren’t pretentious or difference between a good night out and a stuffy’, Daniel says. ‘We won’t be rushing you great one’, Daniel says. ‘Often that difference is out the door; come relax and take your time how you are made to feel. So that is what we for a long lunch or special dinner.’ do best… ensure that every one of our guests has a great experience.’ Sounds like an invitation worth accepting! Being locals themselves, the family could Open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner see a gap in the dining options found in the and Friday to Saturday for lunch. lower Blue Mountains. ‘We have created a For bookings call 02 4751 5159 or visit modern luxury restaurant that can seat up to arrana.com.au 40 guests, right in the heart of Springwood, something not offered before at that level’, Macquarie Centre Arcade, 125 Macquarie Daniel explains. ‘We aim to tailor each meal to Road, Springwood
2 8 S T R AT H D O N C R E S, B L A X L A N D E N T E RTA I N E R S DELIGHT WELCOME TO B E A U T I F U L LY D E S I G N E D R E S O R T- S T Y L E L I V I N G .
This magical, relaxing, enchanting family retreat, enjoys a striking high-end renovation, worthy of a designer magazine. Luxurious ambience without compromising the feel of a family lifestyle entertainers’ home at its best. Backing to glorious, peaceful Mountains bushland. High-end features include the MasterChef open-plan kitchen with stone countertops and extra long island bench, loads of storage, comms cupboard, integrated gas log fire, ceiling fans, downlights and plantation shutters. The quality continues outside with the generous covered outdoor tiled rear entertaining area with ceiling heaters, built-in outdoor kitchen with BBQ, large and immaculate low maintenance level yard area, complete with inground sparkling saltwater heated swimming pool. All within a stroll to local bush walks. For full details call us on 4739 4311. APPROX. ROOMS LAND SIZE 4 BED, 3 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 669.1 m2
2 1 V I E W S T, B L A X L A N D F E AT U R E - PA C K E D C L A S S I C C OT TA G E Privately positioned on a huge gently sprawling block with spectacular bush views is this classic Mountains cottage. Single level, flexible open floorplan with multiple living areas, separate two bedroom teenage/in-law/guest retreat, plus separate studio, all in a fantastic location. The possibilities are endless! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 3,041 m2 5 BED, 3 BATH, 3 LIVING, 1 CAR 4739 4311
2 0 W R I G H T S T, G L E N B R O O K S P E C TA C U L A R M O U N TA I N S E S TAT E Set on over eight acres, with beautiful gardens and stunning bush vistas, you’ll find complete privacy and tranquillity with this immaculate residence. Featuring generous living spaces, gourmet chef’s kitchen, high ceilings and sun-drenched entertaining deck, plus a separate self-contained studio. Idyllic! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 3.32 ha 5 BED, 3 BATH, 3 LIVING, 1 CAR 4739 4311
49 COUGHLAN RD, BLAXLAND U LT I M A T E F A M I LY E N T E RTA I N E R This splendid residence is set in a private, sought-after and prestigious location. Designed to impress and packed with quality features including a grand entrance, expansive living areas, impressive open-plan chef’s kitchen flowing onto the large alfresco terrace overlooking the sparkling saltwater pool. Welcome to luxe living! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 1,404 m2 6 BED, 3 BATH, 3 LIVING, 3 CAR 4739 4311
18 HILLSIDE CRES, GLENBROOK LIGHT & AIRY MODERN DUPLEX Built in 2016 this contemporary brick home offers easy modern living with a natural bush aspect and a large landscaped grassy backyard. Conveniently positioned on the popular village side of Glenbrook, the property also features a spacious fully-lined attic room, covered patio, shed and oversized carport. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 393 m2 3 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING 4739 4311
4 1 B O O R E A S T, B L A X L A N D L O C AT I O N P L U S OPPORTUNITY Set in a popular and convenient location with tranquil Mountains’ views, this lovingly maintained north-facing cottage sits on great block complete with DA approved plans for a stunning four bedroom family residence. Featuring a spacious sun-drenched living room, renovated kitchen and bathroom, timber floorboards, plus garage with workshop space and established gardens. Move in or knock down and build your dream home. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 860 m2 2 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING, 1 CAR 4739 4311
2 2 B H I G H S T, G L E N B R O O K A TRANQUIL PA R A D I S E AWA I T S Architecturally designed split-level residence with glorious Mountains feel featuring an outdoor jacuzzi and no less than six decks overlooking a luscious green canopy. Main living area showcases a soaring ceiling, with red gum timber floors throughout, plus a separate games room or fourth bedroom. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 1,944 m2 4 BED, 3 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4739 4311
1 COREEN PL, BLAXLAND STUNNING P R I VAT E O A S I S S T Y L I S H LY R E N O V A T E D T R I - L E V E L H O M E W I T H L A S H I N G S O F S PA C E F O R A G R O W I N G F A M I LY.
This beautiful family home is nestled in a very quiet pocket of Blaxland, close to bushland. Gazing out over the treetops, this beautifully renovated family home is awash with sunlight and fresh mountain air, and offers city views in the distance. The gardens have been meticulously landscaped, with rock retaining walls at the front and a fully-fenced rear yard, plus spectacular lighting to showcase the grounds at night The lower level is the perfect additional space for the kids/teens to hang out, with a spa and firepit just outside in the undercover area. Set on a large 900sqm block, this home offers copious amounts of living space for the growing family. With ducted air and reverse-cycle airconditioning on offer, you will enjoy year-round comfort in this stunning, private oasis. For full details, call us on 4739 6200. LAND SIZE ROOMS 900 m2 4 BED, 3 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR
4 R U S S E L L AV E , FAU L C O N B R I D G E Q UA I N T C OT TA G E WITH AMAZING VIEWS With loads of natural light and an easy flow floorplan, this single level cottage offers floorboards and ceiling fans throughout, spacious open-plan kitchen and dining, flowing to the rear deck and grassy backyard with a beautiful bush outlook – all in a popular and convenient location. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 4,401 m2 3 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING 4739 6200
2 1 P O W E L L S T, B L A X L A N D MODERN HACIENDA IN THE BUSH This impressive tri-level home features multiple generous living areas plus parents retreat complete with ensuite, cathedral ceilings and full balcony. Adding to the Mexican vibes are the landscaped terraced gardens with plenty of entertaining options, grass for the kids and a leafy backdrop. Hola! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 1,151 m2 5 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING 4739 6200
56 EMU PLAINS RD, MT RIVERVIEW GRAND VIEWS I N A TO P L O C AT I O N This lovely spacious split-level family home is awash with natural light and features polished wooden floors, high vaulted ceilings, reverse cycle air- conditioning, modern bathrooms and two levels of living space. The upper level encompasses the open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas and opens on to a large balcony overlooking the sparkling pool and sundeck. Add to all that the stunning views to the city and what’s not to love? LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 697 m2 4 BED, 2 BATH, 1 LIVING 4739 6200
2 2 H I G H V I E W AV E , FAU L C O N B R I D G E CONTEMPORARY T R A N S F O R M AT I O N Expertly re-imagined and presenting a blend of polished timber floors and tiles, exposed beams, and skylight windows which all give this home plenty of natural light and great colour tones. An open-plan chef’s kitchen, and a family room flowing onto the timber deck and grassy backyard complete the picture. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 696 m2 3 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING 4739 6200
1 0 T H O M A S W A Y, B L A X L A N D LUXURY IN THE L O W E R M O U N TA I N S This impressive residence is located in a highly sought-after estate. Featuring quality contemporary styling including a grand foyer, curved staircase, high- end entertainer’s kitchen, theatre room, luxury bathrooms, laundry chute, ducted air-conditioning, built-in alfresco BBQ kitchen, plus much more. Wow! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 726 m2 4 BED, 2 BATH, 3 LIVING, 2 CAR 4739 6200
4 9 B Y R N E S T, L A P S T O N E TWO-IN-ONE: ROOM F O R T H E W H O L E F A M I LY Sitting on an excellent parcel of land, this unique home can be utilised as two separate residences under one roof, with a fully self-contained space on the lower level of the property. With its flexible floorplan, architectural features and surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, the perfect opportunity awaits. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 1,647 m2 4 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4739 6200
THE LOCAL’S BREW B R E W M O U N TA I N S B R E W E RY H A S B E C O M E A C O M M U N I T Y FAV O U R I T E , CRAFTING FRESH BEER AND O F F E R I N G G O U R M E T E AT S. From brewing beer in the shed, selling craft beer has become loved by locals and through local bottle shops and farmers visitors alike. ‘We’re small batch, so our beers markets, to opening his very own Brew are very personal, with exceptional attention Mountains Brewery in Valley Heights, to detail’, says Craig. ‘Conversations often Founder and Head Brewer Craig Talbot has happen at the bar around what beer we always crafted with community in mind. ‘The should make or what’s in the pipeline. Often philosophy behind the brewery was to create with local input.’ a local hangout to enjoy a drink that offered a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere’, says Collaboration with other local businesses is Craig, ‘you can even bring your dog!’ a point of pride for the Brewery’s close knit team of family and friends. Every Friday and But Craig isn’t just passionate about Saturday, there is a mouthwatering selection atmosphere. ‘We have seven permanent of cuisine from local and Sydney-based taps and five on constant rotation for limited restaurant food trucks, inviting takeaway release beers. We also offer local wines from customers too. The food truck lineup is Megalong Creek and Dryridge Estate wineries, constantly changing, making every visit locally made cider and organic Kombucha to Brew Mountains Brewery a tasty new from Herbs of Life’, Craig explains. experience for the local community. Since opening the doors to their Valley Collaborations have also made their way into Heights Brewery in 2020, Brew Mountains’ the beers. Summer is perfect time for a sour
“WE’RE ALL KEEN TO GET OUTSIDE WITH FRIENDS, A COLD BEER IN HAND AND A G O U R M E T F E E D .”
Winmalee local Craig Talbot grows hops in his own beer, so this year, Brew Mountains has garden for his Extreme Local Ale every summer. worked with local patisserie Sincerely, Cake to create a delicious Lemon Meringue Pie Sour Ale. ‘Every year, we also do an XLA - an extreme local ale, made with hops grown from our own garden and hops donated from local growers’, says Craig. With the help of local urban farmers at Urbavore in Springwood, Brew Mountains planted a crop of oats to create this year’s XLA, an Oat Cream IPA. This friendly, unique Blue Mountains brewery is a must visit this summer. ‘It feels like it’s been raining for years’, Craig says, ‘so we’re all keen to get outside with friends, a cold beer in hand and a gourmet feed.’ We couldn’t agree more! Drop in to Brew Mountains Fridays 4-8pm Saturdays 12-8pm with food trucks. Unit 3 2-4 Tayler Road, Valley Heights
1 0 0 D O U G L A S S T, S P R I N G W O O D LEAFY LIFESTYLE S PA C E TO R U N W I L D A N D A W AT E R FA L L D O W N T H E B A C K .
This beautifully presented two storey home is peacefully set on a large block backing onto the bush. Boasting plenty of room for a growing family, with three living spaces including spacious main lounge room, upstairs rumpus and sitting room, five bedrooms in total including two with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes, Juliet balcony to main, study nook, entrance hall, large internal laundry and a good size family bathroom on ground level. Deluxe features include the modern kitchen with stone benchtops, integrated dishwasher, Miele appliances and breakfast bar open to the formal dining room. Completing the perfect picture is the sun-drenched merbau entertaining deck flowing from the lounge room and overlooking the gorgeous saltwater pool with bush backdrop and waterfall at the bottom of the block. This property is not to be missed – call 4751 8266 today! LAND SIZE ROOMS 6,417 m2 5 BED, 3 BATH, 3 LIVING, 2 CAR
155 BURNS RD, SPRINGWOOD RARE ECO BEAUTY ON ACREAGE Enjoy your own slice of the Mountains with this stunning architecturally designed solar passive home with acres of bushland to the rear. Featuring a huge gourmet kitchen/diner and separate living flowing onto the entertainer’s deck with incredible bush views – perfect for relaxing and watching the sun go down. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 2.48 ha 4 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING 4751 8266
81 HAWKESBURY RD, SPRINGWOOD CLASS, CHARACTER & COMFORT Privately tucked away in a highly sought-after area of Springwood, this flawlessly renovated home showcases an abundance of character and style, including high ceilings, decorative cornices and beautiful established gardens, not to mention a stunning chef’s kitchen. offering an easy high-end lifestyle. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 904 m2 3 BED, 1 BATH, 2 LIVING, 1 CAR 4751 8266
29 LEE RD, WINMALEE E X P A N S I V E F A M I LY H O M E WITH VALLEY VIEWS Set in a prestigious and family-friendly area, this magnificent home boasts formal living and dining, modern open-plan kitchen and large family room flowing onto the entertaining deck overlooking the landscaped garden with cubby/studio. Additional study/nursery off the main master suite completes this superb offering. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 1,429 m2 5 BED, 3 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4751 8266
20 EMMA PDE, WINMALEE M O D E R N F A M I LY DELIGHT Only six years old, this contemporary tri-level brick home sits in a quiet cul- de-sac and is perfect for a growing family. Featuring three large bedrooms, striking master suite, plus a nursery/office. The open-plan heart of the home flows beautifully to the alfresco entertaining area and fully-fenced backyard. APPROX. ROOMS C O N TA C T LAND SIZE 3 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4754 1111 775 m2
38 ROBERTS PDE, HAWKESBURY HEIGHTS WHISPER QUIET & F A M I LY F R I E N D LY Sitting proudly in a peaceful location, this spacious and well-maintained family home offers an easy relaxed lifestyle. Featuring a blend of formal and casual living and dining areas, four large bedrooms all with built-ins, superb open-plan gourmet kitchen and family/dining room leading onto the fantastic undercover entertaining deck, perfect for lazy family BBQs overlooking the patio and grassy landscaped backyard. Bliss! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 701.9 m2 4 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4754 1111
23 ARGYLL RD, WINMALEE L A R G E F A M I LY O A S I S NESTLED IN THE TREES Hight-set in a quiet cul-de-sac sits this expansive brick tri-level family home surrounded by trees and beautiful gardens. Offering multiple living spaces, open-plan kitchen and five bedrooms, the fifth being downstairs with a separate living area giving the option of guest accommodation or a teenagers retreat. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 1,000 m2 5 BED, 2 BATH, 3 LIVING, 2 CAR 4754 1111
FAMILY FUNDAYS W I T H T H E S U M M E R H O L I D AYS, C O M E S T H E M I S S I O N TO K E E P T H E K I D S E N T E RTA I N E D. HERE’S OUR PICKS FOR A FUN BLUE M O U N TA I N S F A M I LY E X P E R I E N C E . K I D - F R I E N D LY K ATO O M B A FA L L S BUSHWALKS N I G H T- L I T W A L K B L U E M O U N TA I N S K AT O O M B A For a completely free adventure, there’s A free, easy 1.3km scenic walk that takes you nothing like packing a bag and hitting the on a spectacular night tour of Orphan Rock, trails. One of our favourites is Perch Ponds Witches Leap and Katoomba Falls. As you’re via Magdala and Martins Falls. Jump on walking, you catch glimpses of the Three AllTrails to find walks for the whole family. Sisters light up against the dark sky. alltrails.com Google: Katoomba Falls night-lit walk
MOUNT VIC WACKY FLICKS WORKSHOPS MT VICTORIA GLENBROOK Mount Victoria’s own classic movie theatre, For some creative and fun time away from housed in a revamped 1930s public hall. screens, these arts and crafts workshops There’s nothing like cosying up with a for all ages are just the ticket these warm bowl of soup and their home baked holidays. Create original art, jewelery goodies for family movie night! pieces and Christmas decorations. mountvicflicks.com.au gleefulgrandiva.com MEGALONG BLUE VA L L E Y FA R M M O U N TA I N S HORSE RIDING S TA R G A Z I N G MEGALONG VALLEY W E N T W O R T H FA L L S The perfect summer adventure! As you’re A must do for aspiring little astronomers. riding, you’re surrounded by such a classic See and learn about the moon’s craters Australian landscape, sandstone ridges, lush and seas, Saturn’s rings, and many varied gullies and the Mountains wildlife. Their full constellations. And for a rainy day option, day trip will whisk you back to another era. why not try the indoor Planetarium tour. megalongcc.com.au/horseriding bluemountainsstargazing.com.au ABORIGINAL WASCOE SIDING B L U E M O U N TA I N S M I N I AT U R E WALKABOUT R A I LW AY FAU L C O N B R I D G E BLAXLAND An amazing, aboriginal owned and guided A great local business that’s been around walk through the native bush, traditional for years, and a classic day out for the little art sites and ceremonial grounds. A great ones. Tickets are cheap, and the experience opportunity to get the kids out of the house of riding through the tunnels on a tiny to learn about local aboriginal culture. steam train with your kids is priceless. bluemountainswalkabout.com facebook.com/WascoeSidingRailway VALLEY HEIGHTS LEURA INDOOR RAIL MUSEUM CLIMBING CENTRE VALLEY HEIGHTS LEURA Who doesn’t love a ride on a traditional The Mountains has sorely needed an steam train?! Checkout the railway museum, indoor rockclimbing wall, and Leura Indoor full of rare exhibits and history, then grab Climbing filled the gap perfectly. The a pie and hop on a train for a historic trip walls vary for all skill levels, making it an through the Lower Mountains. awesome spot to climb with the kids. valleyheightsrailmuseum.info leuraindoorrockclimbing.com.au
8 M O O R E C R E S, FAU L C O N B R I D G E L I G H T- F I L L E D & PEACEFUL WELL-PRESENTED LOW MAINTENANCE HOME I N A G R E AT S P O T.
Peacefully set in a quiet cul-de-sac location, this light- filled family home provides a wonderful feeling of space with soaring raked ceilings flowing through the dining room to the outdoors. Features include an updated kitchen with timber benchtops, dishwasher and walk-in pantry, reverse-cycle airconditioning and natural gas heating, freshly polished cypress pine floorboards and fresh paint throughout, and three bedrooms all with ceiling fans including main with double built-in wardrobe. Outside features a large undercover entertaining area plus second sun-drenched open deck, fully-fenced and landscaped usable yard with firepit, garden shed and workshop, plus oversized carport. All within a stroll to Tom Hunter Park, and convenient to the iconic Norman Lindsay Gallery. For full details call 4758 8603. APPROX. ROOMS LAND SIZE 3 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING 690.6 m2
14 ALEXANDER AVE, HAZELBROOK PERFECT E N T E RTA I N E R Enjoy the outdoors with this lovely single-level brick home, featuring a large rear covered deck overlooking the expansive level lawns, perfect for children and pets. Reverse cycle airconditioning, gas heating, electric shutters, remote access lock-up garage, garden shed and greenhouse complete the picture. LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T 746.1 m2 3 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING, 1 CAR 4754 1111
22 HALL PDE, HAZELBROOK P R I VAT E & PEACEFUL Set on a large parcel of beautiful established gardens and trees, this well- presented single level brick home is in an ideal location close to Hazelbrook village, train station and schools, and has easy access to walks, parks and ovals. Everything you need for the growing family. APPROX. ROOMS C O N TA C T LAND SIZE 3 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING, 2 CAR 4758 8603 1,347 m2
2 8 M A RT I N P L , FAU L C O N B R I D G E SUPERB BUSH HAVEN Fantastic tri-level architecturally designed double brick and tile home on a huge block backing onto bushland. Offering spacious living and dining separated by an open fireplace, stunning Tasmanian Oak gourmet kitchen, built-ins, rumpus room, established gardens and rear access to usable land. APPROX. ROOMS C O N TA C T LAND SIZE 3 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING, 1 CAR 4751 8266 2,852 m2
67 VALLEY RD, HAZELBROOK F A M I LY H O M E B AT H E D I N S U N L I G H T Backing onto bushland in a popular street, this large and conveniently located single-level brick home features a brand new chef’s kitchen with walk-in pantry, fresh paint throughout, two living and dining areas, gas fireplace, built-in robes and loads of natural light. Outside you will find a sunny paved courtyard and low-maintenance backyard with a lovely bush backdrop, double garage plus additional off-street parking. The family are going to love it! APPROX. ROOMS C O N TA C T LAND SIZE 4 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4758 8603 808.5 m2
1 4 1 G R E A T W E S T E R N H W Y, H A Z E L B R O O K M O U N TA I N S F A M I LY H I D E A W AY Tucked away on a service road, overlooking the valley towards Bilpin, is this deceivingly spacious family home. The great open-plan layout flows on to a covered entertainer’s deck with valley vistas and, with five generous bedrooms and a large family/rumpus downstairs, there is plenty of space for everyone. APPROX. ROOMS C O N TA C T LAND SIZE 5 BED, 2 BATH, 2 LIVING, 2 CAR 4758 8603 673 m2
6 /14-24 B LA N D R D, S P R ING W OOD PEACEFUL & LEAFY EASY LIVING This single level villa nestled in established cottage-style gardens offers a convenient lifestyle in a popular strata complex. An ideal investment, first home or downsize, and just moments from popular and sought-after Springwood village. An opportunity not to be missed! LAND SIZE ROOMS C O N TA C T S T R ATA 2 BED, 1 BATH, 1 LIVING, 1 CAR 4751 8266
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