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Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway

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185 Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

situated on the edge of bush land close to beautiful trails and lookouts yet still close enough to Blackheath to walk to dinner. Blackheath is the friendliest town in the Blue Mountains. 360 cabin has lots of light and great spa for relaxing after a big hike. Suggest going in the Autumn so you can appreciate the log fire -... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic place. we arrived late and the key was left for us, along with the light and heating in our cabin. Julie and Neil made us feel welcome. The cabin is large and clean with everything you need. Great area for barbi and pit for roasting marshmallows. Lovely indoor pool. We was given ideas of places to visit... More 

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

We were so pleased you managed to squeeze in two stays with us during your time in Australia visiting your daughter. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope that we can welcome you back again if you are ever in this part of the world in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cabins are generous enough of 2 couples to use, good size living/dining area and a fabulous gas fire. It was freezing outside, windy howling, but we stepped inside to delicious smell of wood and warmth. Our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first time - didn't get to use the pool this time with all... More 

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us Elizabeth, it was a pleasure to welcome you back. With so much to do and see in the Mountains it is hard to fit everything in - we hope you will find time to enjoy our pool when next you stay with us. More 

Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a short overnight stay with friends. The cottage was set in lovely grounds not far from town and an amazing lookout. The cottage was spacious and very clean and the beds were comfortable.We were the only guests so it was very quiet. We'll plan to come back in the summer and stay for longer.

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

I am so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. The Mountains have a very different feel in summer and we look forward to welcoming you back then for a longer stay. More 

Tanja NSW
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm amazed that no one else has commented that there's no facility for making coffee, a plunger would have sufficed but our request was met with a flat "no". They are not expensive and every other "fully equiped kitchen" I've ever used has provided one. For us coffee drinkers (and we're not a rare breed!) it's expected especially since there's... More 

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to welcome your walking group to Federation Gardens and you certainly couldn't have wished for better weather for the 5 days you stayed with us. Our property is very popular with groups such as yours being so close to the many walking tracks in the area and only 5 minutes drive to some of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The place is great, kids loved it, and so did we. I am usually not a fan of dated places and old cottages, but this was immaculately clean and very comfortable. Customer service was great and everything was in a perfect working order, so our stay was really great. I must say that the place has really exceeded my expectation... More 

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

What a wonderful review Sanja - thank you. We strive to exceed our guests expectations so it is really pleasing to read that we achieved this for you. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely lovely and beautiful place to stay, great location away from touristy things, but only 10 minute drive from 3 sisters and echos point. visited for the weekend with my mum and we prefare to do places people don't really know about, staff helped us 110% to show and direct us to the most beautiful places in the blue mountains,... More 

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lizzie for writing a review of your recent stay with us. I see you will be staying with us again this weekend to celebrate your birthday. Neil and I look forward to welcoming you and your mum and I will let the King Parrots know that you will be here to feed them again! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Pine cabin was spacious with good supplies. The children did not feel cramped despite all sharing a room. The facilities are great and the children enjoyed their swims, checkers, playing tennis and pool. Badminton was a bit disappointing as the shuttle cocks were broken. The staff are friendly and helpful and the maps leant were very helpful. I love... More 

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you Kass for reviewing your stay with us. Sounds like the kids were kept really busy utilising all the facilities we have on the property. Sorry about the shuttle cocks - thank you for bringing it to our attention. We have now purchased new ones so that future guests can enjoy playing badminton when they stay. More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stayed here for a few days in March and found the lodges to be of great quality, very clean and very comfortable. The lodges are in very quiet grounds just outside town with all its amenities and just down the road from the Evans Lookout. I will definitely be staying again when next in the Blue Mountains.

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us John and we look forward to welcoming you back again when you are next in the Mountains. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really enjoyed staying here. The cabin was clean and warm. Would recommend and stay again. Location was great and Blackheath was a good alternative to Katoomba or Leura. Didn't use the pool but the kids loved the cubby house, volleyball net and running around the enormous lawn!

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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you Bridget for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are pleased your kids had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you and your family again. More 

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