Coolangatta (House and Studio)
91 Waratah St, Katoomba
Coolangatta Historic House 1889 was built by the Mayor of Balmain, Solomon Hyam. The house initially served as a guest house for his friends and family from the city. In days past, Coolangatta has played host to a doctor's surgery, music school and a variety of overseas guests.
Over 120 years, ' Coolangatta' was subject to metamorphosis, with walls and interiors changing as owners came and went overtime. The current owner has restored the home with sympathetic attention to period and detail under the guidance of the Heritage Council of N.S.W. The National Trust of Australia took great interest in 'Coolangatta' after the feature story published in Australian Country Style Magazine hit the newsstands. 'Coolangatta' was featured as a National Trust Home of Significance and noted for its historical heritage significance.
Decorated with luxurious fabrics, wallpapers from Europe, and carpets from the Scottish Highlands, the home has an eclectic, homely feel. Double brick, verandahs, and divine fitting and fixtures throughout.
Five generous bedrooms plus the Studio, two bathrooms, oversized working fireplaces in lounge/living area, plus hydronic heating throughout provide beautiful spaces for large family gatherings.
Bedroom and Bathroom Configuration
Bedroom 1 - 1 x Queen bed - with Ensuite (Bath & Toilet)
Bedroom 2 - 1 x Queen bed
Bedroom 3 - 1 x Queen bed
Bedroom 4 - 2 x Single beds
Bedroom 5 - 2 x Single beds
2 Separate Bathrooms each with shower and toilet
Bedroom 6 - 1 x Queen bed with ensuite (Shower & Toilet)
Please Note, the Tariff is based on 6 Guests. If you have more than 6 staying, please enter the correct number to get the correct Tariff. Maximum 12 Guests.
All long weekends are a minimum 3-night stay, all public holidays are charged at the Weekend Tariff and Easter is a minimum 4-night stay.
Good to know
Bedding & Linen:
All beds will be made with quality linen before your arrival. Bath towels including bathmats and hand towels are also provided along with tea towels for the kitchen. Doonas/blankets pillows .
Access: Entire Property
Free WiFi: YES
Lounge Rm: The lounge and dining areas are integrated, with 2 fireplace one at each end of the large, combined area.
Kitchen: The stunning eat-in kitchen is a bespoke design utilising natural materials, wood, non-toxic paints, butler's sink, dishwasher an Aga oven. The property has all modern appliances including a Large Smeg Electric Oven and Gas Cook top, Fridge/Freezer, Nespresso Machine, Toaster, kettle and dishwasher. A water filtering system services the entire house. The Studio has its own kitchenette. A water filtering system services the entire house.
Dining: The formal dining and lounge areas are integrated, with 2 fireplace one at each end of the large, combined area. There is also an eat-in kitchen, a bespoke design utilising natural materials, wood, non-toxic paints, butler's sink, dishwasher, an aga and a large modern gas combined cook top and oven.
Laundry: Washing machine, laundry tub and ironing facilities.
Heating: Central Hydronic Heating System. The Studio has reverse cycle air conditioning.
Pets: Sorry No pets
Parking: Space for six cars and plenty of on street parking.
Outdoor Activities: Established hedges and cold climate gardens are a delight all year round. and a out door Spa
For further details please see the list of Amenities below.
STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-41902
- Balcony/Deck/Patio | with BBQ
- Balcony/Deck/Patio | with Garden View
- Bathroom(s) | Bath Tub
- Bathrooms | Separate Shower
- Bedroom(s) | All Linen & Towels included
- Bedroom(s) | Extra pillows and blankets
- Bedroom(s) | Wardrobe
- Dining | Separate Dining Room
- General Info | Hot water
- General Info | Last Renovation 1900 - 1905
- General Info | Long-term stays allowed
- General Info | Luggage drop-off allowed
- General Info | Private entrance
- General Info | Self check-in
- General Info | Single Level Home with entrance stairs
- General Info | Smoking Not allowed
- General Info | Stand alone property
- Heating/Cooling | Central Heating - Gas (ducted)
- Heating/Cooling | Fireplace screens
- Heating/Cooling | Open Fireplace
- Indoor Activities | Books
- Indoor Activities | Free Wi-Fi
- Indoor Activities | TV - 44"
- Kitchen | Cook Top and Oven
- Kitchen | Cooking basics
- Kitchen | Dishwasher
- Kitchen | Fully equipped with Cutlery and Dishes
- Kitchen | Kettle/Jug
- Kitchen | Microwave Oven
- Kitchen | Refrigerator with Freezer
- Kitchen | Toaster
- Laundry | Clothes Dryer
- Laundry | Ironing Facilities
- Laundry | Washing machine
- Outdoor Activities | Backyard Not fenced
- Outdoor Activities | BBQ - Gas
- Outdoor Activities | Garden
- Outdoor Activities | Spa/Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Parking - ample on street parking (free)
- Parking | On premises Parking (free)
- Pets - Strictly No Pets
- Safety | Fire Blanket
- Safety | Fire extinguisher
- Safety | Smoke alarm
- Queen Bed x 1
- Queen Bed x 1
- Queen Bed x 1
- Single Bed x 2
- Single Bed x 2
- Queen Bed x 1
Beautiful houseJane Tooher - 22nd January 2023
Beautiful house and beautiful gardens. Very relaxing, very spacious home to stay in. Feels very private even though just a very short walk to shops/cafes/Main street of Katoomba.
Beautiful old heritage houseMatt - 6th July 2022
This is a beautiful old heritage house with lovely furnishings. It worked really well for our extended family, the grandparents had their peace and quiet in the studio and the house was well equipped. It is nice and cosy in the winter time. The dining room and lounge is particularly gorgeous with a big dining table that we could all sit around. We also loved the hot pool. Rob is a great host and was quick to communicate with us. Thanks for hosting us!
The house was a unique experience for us to step back into historyHong - 14th April 2022
It was nicely decorated and clean. Big yet cosy for 12 of us at night when it’s freezing outside. Beds were comfy. The house was very close to the shops and cafes. Scenic World was a 25 min walk with the kids. Check in was easy. Rob was very responsive and it was thoughtful of him to leave the lights and heater on just before we arrived. A much warm welcome on a cold night with children and an elderly.