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Old Leura Dairy
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed at the old dairy as part of a work trip. We could have stayed in a 5 star hotel but were instead put up this some might say alternative accommodation. It was a real experience to stay here, it's like self catering without the effort. A huge amount of thought has gone into the dairy, we stayed in the "milking shed" which had a main lounge/kitchen and then the bed is the hayloft up stairs. Staying in mid winter we made use of the wood burner which gave the place an extremely warm and welcoming feel. It is an extremely quiet area. The entire place has a heavily rustic feel to it with paint artistically peeling of the doors, blankets stored in a beaten up old metal box. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting get away from the usual bland chain hotel experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shaina2012, Manager at Old Leura Dairy, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

The Milking Shed is one of the original buildings of the dairy and it does have a gorgeous rustic appeal. Very comfortable and very charming.

Thank you for your recommendations for those that are looking for a unique venue that offers quite a memorable experience.

Kind regards
Linda Hukins, Office Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights with our two children at Moo Manor. Perfectly appointed with everything you would ever need, great outdoor deck with BBQ, open fire, two lounge areas, large dining table and spacious modern kitchen. Wonderful shabby chic decor and beautiful serene surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyable!!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

My husband researched this place and requested our travel agent book it. It was an amazing place. It was quiet, relaxing, and just plain fabulous! Quaint and inspiring the way everything was recycled and repurposed. Breakfast was organic museli, fruit, butter and jam, fresh bread, and milk.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank caboothie
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I am currently staying at the Old Leura Dairy for a work conference with 12 colleagues. We have taken up 4 of the buildings onsite and have had a blissful 3 night stay here. While our days have been filled with meetings, the gardens, the peace and quiet and the luxury accommodation have hardly made it feel like work at all. The staff are unobtrusive but obliging; i have hardly seen any of them but our accomodation has been serviced when we return. We walked into Leura for dinner last night and contrary to some other posts it was a relatively short and enjoyable walk even though its on the other side of the GWH, so no trouble really. It is uphill on the way in, but all downhill on the way back. The Straw Bale house is large enough to accommodate 3 families and its a great location for exploring all the mountains have to offer. Congrats to the management team who have done a great job with a beautiful and charming establishment.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shaina2012, Front Office Manager at Old Leura Dairy, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review!
We all take great pride in what we offer at Old Leura Dairy and it is truly wonderful to receive such positive feedback. We will be sure to pass it on to the entire team.
We hope you left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired!

All the best
Linda
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed in the Milking Shed and it was beautiful. The site is actually quite a way from the Leura Village (2-3 minute drive, but it does mean you have to find parking in Leura, which can be difficult). That being said, it is much quieter.
The Shed itself was very comfortable, with an excellent bath and tons of room. The spa was actually quite a way from the Shed (not really practical, trekking through the night in your togs) but we were quite happy crashing in the Shed, which has a beautiful claw foot bath.
All in all, a very peaceful, beautiful site.

Room Tip: Even if it is only the two of you, consider the Milking Shed, as it has a fireplace.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Edmo1066
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

spent 2 nights here in very nice workers cottage.really well renovated, very clean and retaining its charm.Convenient for the amazing Blue Mountains. Our room was en-suite and we loved the corrugated iron walls - sounds strange but worked well! the facilities were very good and well maintined.
The surrounding area is very nice and you can find everything you want in Leura - including Woolworths but [UK readers note] NOT our old Woolies but a large supermarket!!

Room Tip: try the ensuite - unusual!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tcauUkVulcan
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Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

We found the Old Dairy a beautiful place. A lovely warm welcome. We stayed in the Studio, a lovely building built entirely from recycled materials. You would not believe it. The blue mountains are fab. We found everything you could possibly want in the Studio. From the flat screen tv to the WiFi and iPod docking station, to the fresh jam and coffee In the fridge. I hate spiders and the Huntsman outside the window did scare me! But at least it was on the outside. Great base for our tour round d the Blue Mountains. Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: The studio is a lovely room, did not see the others so cannot comment but am sure they are just as a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sue_downton
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Shaina2012, Owner at Old Leura Dairy, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Hi 'Sue',

So glad to know you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is greatly appreciated! We think you're right about the other cottages being just as amazing too! Hope you'll have the chance to come back and visit us again to find out!

All the best,
Shaina
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Property: Old Leura Dairy
Address: 61 Kings Rd | Blue Mountains, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Leura
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Leura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Leura Dairy 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Leura Dairy is leading the way in Australia's luxury, boutique, eco accommodation; offering a unique and exclusive travel experience in the beautiful World Heritage Blue Mountains. Nestled in the quaint village of Leura you are central to all the rugged beauty, attractions, dining experiences, pampering and shopping that the upper mountains have to offer. The eye of an artist appears throughout our wonderful, intimate and sensitive sanctuary. Come & experience Old Leura Dairy ...Where our goal is for our guests to leave taking "something" with them; an experience, a memory, an inspiration, a dream. ... more   less 
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