Pets Welcome

We love to take our dog with us where ever we go, but sometimes it can be difficult to find somewhere nice that is happy to have our little furry family member too.


can I come on holidays too!

So we decided to create our own – a place called
Wattle Cottage where doggie guests can:-

  • enjoy long walks and smell the fresh country air
  • curl up in front of a lovely warm fire inside the cottage
  • sit outside and enjoy the views  
  • run and fetch sticks and balls on the large grassy lawn
  • spend the night in front of the outdoor fire star gazing
  • crash out on the sunny north facing front porch
  • go in and out of the cottage anytime you like via the doggie door
  • run around the cottage without fear of getting lost (fully fenced)
  • go for a dip at  lake lyell a very short drive away  or  dam on the property
  • sniff and smell all sorts of amazing things
  • Go to a local cafe or pub and enjoy a day out with the humans
  • See some local wildlife – kangaroos, echidna, wombats, birds
  • Visit a special doggie store in Leura and get a surprise present

Please read terms and conditions – bond & pets  in regard to what we expect from pet owners if they do decide to stay.


dog dam

The Blue Mountains towns are doggie friendly – but you are not allowed to take them into the National Parks or to the Jenolan Caves.

We have lovely walks on the property and some thru the surrounding countryside like the old Cob and Co route, plus great walks around the property and another which takes you down to the bottom of the valley to Jocks creek.

If you are not feeling energetic just do the loop road along our driveway aprox 1km long.


There are several café’s and places for dog owners which are the best in the area for people with or without pets:
  • Vanilla café in Lithgow ( excellent lunch and breakfast )
  • Salud – woodfire pizza and restaurant  in Lithgow  great  breakfast/lunch/dinner 
  • International Cafe  Tarana  ( rural country café excellent food – our favourite place ! )
  • Alchemy wood fire pizza in Hartley  ( amazing pizza! and has wine available)
  • Rydal Pub ( typical old country pub food is pretty good but nothing fancy just burgers/ schnitzel / etc..)
  • Hampton Pub  
  • Oconnell Pub 
  • Petaleura – Mt Victoria ( another favourite lunch spot !)
  • Megalong Valley Tea rooms – lovely setting with rural views ( devonshire teas  and lunch)
  • Anonymous Cafe n Blackheath
  • Wattle Cafe in Blackheath
  • Tallisman gallery – little hartley has hand made silvery jewlery and metal work
  • Katoomba  – Yellow Deli excellent food amazing rustic interior
  • Daffodil Festival in Rydal – September welcomes pets to gardens on leash
  • Ironfest In Lithgow each year – Dogs welcome
  • Leura Doggie Store – great shop if you want to guy a special gift for your pet – dogs welcome inside
  • Lake Lyell is Pet friendly – if you like to go fishing for trout or your dog likes to swim
  • ( you can purchase fishing lisence on line before arrival or at the lake kiosk )
We do have a few simple requests for dog owners if you decide to stay:
  • Please bring your own doggie blankets to cover furniture
  • dogs must be on leash when near the farm animals
  • if you have a dog that sheds please use vacuum before checkout
  • pick up any doggie poo and put in garbage bin near carpark
  • no leaving dogs at cottage alone . ( barking will disturb neighbours )
  • pets must have current vaccinations and be treated for fleas prior to arrival
  • 1  small to medium dog only  allowed