A private three-bedroom cottage in the northern Blue Mountains

The Artist’s Retreat is a cosy cottage set on acreage in a tranquil, off-the-road valley in Bilpin. This tiny town is just an hour and a half’s drive from Sydney on the scenic Bells Line of Road, which traverses the ridge above two bushland valleys.

Nestled at the cusp of the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains, it is convenient to the stunning Botanic Gardens in Mount Tomah or for exploring the gardens in Mount Wilson. It’s also a great base for following the Hawkesbury farmgate trail or bushwalking in the Blue Mountains National Park.

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A peaceful space for contemplation

The Artist’s Retreat is available exclusively for retreat stays. Your retreat might be to write, read, study, get some work done, practice or compose music, get creative or inspired, draw, meditate or contemplate in your own unique way. We will welcome you when you arrive – other than that you won’t be disturbed.

In the cottage you will stay with the art of my beloved father, Keith Sherlock, and his peers. There are many bookshelves dealing with art and philosophy. My father’s great love of nature is reflected in his paintings and the books.

The cottage is filled with gentle natural light and the sunny north-facing verandah is perfect for relaxing with a book or basking in the sun. There is air conditioning and the ambience of a gas/log fire. The cottage is fully equipped for you to self-cater while you are here.

Accommodation for up to four adults

The entire cottage, including a fenced yard, is exclusively yours for the stay. The cottage is located within well-maintained acreage, with the main house at some distance. You are very welcome to explore around the nearby dam, which offers some picturesque picnic spots, and up to the children’s play house on the driveway.

The cottage comfortably accommodates up to four adults* with luxury bedding for a peaceful and relaxing night’s sleep. Two rooms can be king or twin; the other room has two single beds.

To express interest, you are welcome to send us a message with an outline of your retreat.

  • Weekend (Fri & Sat nights) – $700
  • Any five nights – $1,000
  • Any seven nights – $1,200
  • A deposit of $250 is required to hold a booking in advance.
  • Full payment 30 days prior to your stay is required to secure your booking.
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