Nostalgic hideaway in the woods

We drove up the long driveway, lined with trees and were greeted by a pile of firewood and a hidden away cottage.
Holly Lodge in Medlow Bath boasts of nostalgia. We first opened the door, and it was like coming home to a favourite family getaway from the past. With familiar touches, we felt as if we had been there before, yet everywhere we looked, we noticed something different. We felt overcome with familiarity yet at the same time, felt completely new.

Holly Lodge, tucked away in the woods, allows you to feel completely separate from the world. It's own little secluded piece of solitude, full of homely touches.
Waking up to the sounds of birds echoing through the trees, Holly Lodge is the perfect place to switch off, refresh, regroup and recharge - yet close enough to the stunning Blue Mountains, that should you wish to adventure and explore it's only a short trip away.

Things We Did

  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
  • Event
  • Wildlife
Brunch at Synonymous
Pet-friendly with rustic charm, Synonymous has locally grown produce, house-baked gluten-free bread, speciality coffee.

The best place for brunch in Medlow Bath, the menu will have your mouth watering just reading it.

The open kitchen adds a layer of the atmosphere - which makes you immediately feel a part of the Synonymous community.
Bush walk to Landslide Lookout
The views from Landslide Lookout will take your breath away!

A short, and easy walk from the road (no car park available, but plenty of space on the side of the road to pull over safely and park) through a bush trail will take you down to the cliff face.

Stand on the cliff face, and let nature romance you with the stunning views, and an overwhelming sense of small-ness you can't help experience when looking out across the gorge.
Exploring Katoomba
As small business owners and creatives, there is nothing we love more than exploring small towns, supporting local business and championing on other creative movers and shakers who are out there going against the grain and shaping the culture of their community.

Exploring Katoomba, you will find many small pockets of creativity and originality among the streets.

If you are exploring the streets of Katoomba be sure to;
-Peruse the extensive array of vintage and antique stores (perfect for a dress-up montage)
-Play the synthesiser and video projector at Steep St - you can literally make pictures dance! (surrounded by tea, chocolate & plants - what more could you ask for)
-Have a jam and test out some of the house-made FX Pedals at Birdwood Guitars
-Indulge in chocolate & popcorn pancakes & coffee at Frankly My Dear
-Share a meat plate at The Bootlegger Bar
-Play some good ol' board games and have a few sneaky drinks at Mountain Culture Beer Co.
Feed the Birds
This cottage in the trees boasts home to an extensive array of wildlife.

You will wake to the sound of birds echoing throughout the woods.

Birdseed provided and the many bird feeders surrounding the house mean that you can easily head outside and feed the birds right from your hands.

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