In the heart of the bushland on
the northern side of the highway in Leura, Piccolo is a cosy quaint unique mountain retreat. The house is 100 year old built between 1910 and 1920 and was originally a two room miner’s cottage. The rooms have kept their charm as they still have the original timber walls, floors and solid door. Using the same building methods the cottage has been extended over the years to accommodate modern living and now has 4 rooms and a bathroom in total.
Piccolo is within walking distance to Leura Mall (15 minutes) and just a short drive to all the Blue Mountains has to offer. Restaurants, national parks with walking trails, Leura golf course, boutique shopping, fine food markets, picturesque gardens and more. As the Blue Mountains is a Heritage Listed area there is so much to see and do. Along with the National Parks stunning walking tracks and scenery, there’s also gourmet food and artisan markets, a vast array of restaurants and cafes, beautiful gardens, boutique shopping and so much more! There is a constant evolving calendar of events you don’t want to miss out on. Check out Blue Mountains City Council for events and attractions.
We want your stay at Piccolo in the Blue Mountains to be everything you want it to be plus more. Whether you purchase some of the amazing local produce to cook in our fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse sink and stainless steel oven or the BBQ on the veranda, watch a movie on the lounge in front of the roaring open fire, (fire wood provided) relax and read a book or magazine in the study/dining room or catch some of the local wildlife whilst rocking yourself to sleep on the large veranda in the colourful rocking chairs.
Piccolo is intended for couples, however there is a double sofa bed and dinning table for 4 so you can bring a couple of friends or family. With an enclosed veranda, Frankie & Coco our Jack Russell x Fox Terriers love the sights and sounds of the mountains, we are happy for you to bring your dog or cat along with you too.
We have designed our house with a comfort and relaxation in mind. We want you to feel when you arrive at Piccolo it will become your home away from home too, unwind and enjoy everything it has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your stay and we look forward to your return, some day very soon.
On the comfy duck down lounge, take in a movie or absorb yourself into a book in front of the open fire.
Listen and watch the local wildlife whilst unwinding in the rocking chairs on the large veranda.
Read a magazine or book from our extension and varied collection from the Library wall in the dining room.
Saunter into town (15 mins walk) and explore all the wonderful boutique shops, gourmet cafes and restaurants.
A short drive will take you to most of the Blue Mountains natural attractions, waterfalls, bush walking and lookouts.
With double duck down doona’s and individual electric blankets, you will sleep sound.
A romantic night can be had in front of the open fire, (wood provided). How to light a fire
For instant heating to keep you at a pleasant temperature there is a Rinnai gas heater.
Piccolo’s kitchen is fully equipped and has everything you need to bake a cake, Sunday roast and/or whip up a quick stir fry.
Stuck for ideas? Don’t worry there is an assortment of cookbooks to help you choose.
Piccolo’s kitchen includes all utensils, pots & pans, gas stove/electric oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, 240l fridge/freezer, all glass ware, crockery and cutlery.
The dining room has a variety of books, magazine, puzzles, jigsaws and a DVD collection to keep you entertained.
The TV is digital with DVD player and Netflix to watch movies. Complimentary WIFI.
You can Bluetooth your smart phone to the sound bar or connect your iPod.
Piccolo is 100 years old and was originally a miner’s cottage. All its beautiful features are still present. We have lovingly refurbished the cottage with an eclectic mix from the last 100 years so you have your creature comforts and as well as being entertained with a bit of history.
Welcome and enjoy your stay!
If you are an early riser like myself, you will be lucky enough to experience the best of the blue mountains. I love my photograph and sunrise and sunset are the best time to take photo’s at the many lookouts within a short drive of Piccolo. If you are not that keen. The veranda at Piccolo is just as good a spot. The sun is braking over the trees and on to the veranda, the birds are in song and a cup or tea in the rocking chair is the perfect way to start any day! Piccolo our blue mountains accommodation is the perfect to relax and unwind. I have nearly shed a tear knowing I have to leave and return to hectic city life. ...read more
Restore and Refurbish
Piccolo is such a great historical building in the blue mountains we have tried to recreate it’s glory by restoring and refurbishing furniture fixture and fitting for some of our favourite eras including probably our favourite the Art Deco era. We pick up bits and bobs on our travels that we add to Piccolo. Our cocktail set has come from all different parts of Australia....read more
Sleeping @ Piccolo
Piccolo’s main bed is a double. The bed frame has the original date stamp of when and where is was made. It was manufactured in 1908, on the 29th September, with happens to be Holly’s birthday. It this point we new that we had bought to right house in the blue mountains. Don’t worry though, we have replaced the mattress! It is a new mattress with a pillow top for extra comfort. You will never be cold, the bed has an electric blanket and down doona’s/duvet’s. Extra 100% wool blankets are in the wardrobe should it be an extremely cold night....read more
Piccolo is located in the Blue Mountains. This area has been of great importance to Australia since colonisation. This is not just as a tourist destination, but to help build Sydney into the great city that is is today. Current we have large mining projects taking place further to the west of the Blue Mountains in two areas call Lithgow and Oberon. But in the early 1900’s mining for sandstone for the buildings was throughout the blue mountains. This is we think is when Piccolo was build, approximately 1910. most of the you can see from the exterior the size of the original house and then where it has been extend by the flatter roof. It still has some of it’s original weatherboard panes, however the majority have now been replaced. We hope you enjoy your blue mountains accommodation and think about staying in our little piece of history....read more
An extra guest
Piccolo is perfect for a couple, some friends or a small family. The main bedroom is a double bed. In the dinning room is a fold-out sofa-bed. It is also a double however, to be comfortable we only recommend that one person sleeps on it. Bedding options sleeps 3 – 2 in double main bedroom, 1 person (Ad or Ch) in the dining room on the sofabed sleeps 2, couple – 2 in the double, main bedroom Sleeps 2, friends – 1 in the double, main bedroom & 1 in the sofabed, dining room...read more
Piccolo is pet friendly accommodation in the blue mountains. The garden is fully fenced and the veranda can also be secured. However, our athletic Mini Foxie Charlee easily jump over the veranda fence, but was happy to stay in the garden if we were in the house or garden, but would always find a new way out each time we left the house. We used her to find out where the next weak spot...read more
A mix of old and new. Parts of Piccolo’s kitchen are original feature, but a lot of it has been modernised to make it a comfortable accommodation in the blue mountains. It has a new gas cook top with the convenience of an electric oven and grill. It is fully equipped with everything for cooker and even baking and the are several cook books and a file full of recipes out of magazines, you will never be short of cooking ideas. Before we bought Piccolo in 2011 a book shelf had replaced the area where the old wood burning stove would have been. We hope one day to have a look behind the book shelf and try and replace with a re-conditioned stove. And finally the farmhouse clay fire ceramic sink, that makes this blue mountains cottage feel truly homely. We hope you want to come and enjoy staying in our little piece of historical blue mountains accommodation....read more
The shelves are stacked with book, magazines, games and puzzles to entertain. And trinkets and treasures we have collected on our travels.read more
Relax on the Veranda
After a long day bush walking there is no better way to relax that a glass of wine in the rocking chair on the veranda.read more
Dining Have a romantic dinner or relax with friends in the 1960 decor.read more
On a warm summers evening the balcony is the best place to seat and drink a crisp sav blancread more
When the nights are cold piccolo has the heat of the open fire to keep you warmread more