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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the “base” rate?

The base rate is the cost to hire the house and its furnishings, fixtures and appliances. It includes linen for the beds, towels and kitchen towels.

What is the address?

“Glenview” is located in Megalong Valley, on a quiet road, secluded from neighbours. For security reasons, however, we only provide the exact address once a booking is confirmed. If your booking has been paid in full, please check the confirmation email and Welcome Pack for address details and directions.

Is there mobile phone service?

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone all have coverage at the house, though there may be some spots in the house and around the property that have stronger signals and others. Weather and other factors can affect signal strength and quality.

Where are the nearest shops?

The Megalong Tea Rooms and Dryridge Estate’s Cellar Door are both approximately a ten-minute drive from the house.

The nearest convenience store/supermarket, petrol station, pharmacy, pubs, restaurants and cafes are located in Blackheath. Larger retailers (Coles, Woolworths, Big-W, Target, Bunnings etc.) are located in Katoomba.

What is there to do in the area

Megalong Valley is home to the famous Megalong Tea Rooms – a great place for breakfast or lunch any day of the week. Dryridge Estate’s Cellar Door has wine tasting and serves delicious cheese platters and ploughman’s lunches on weekends. With the Six-Foot Track, Mitchells Creek Fire Trail, and walking tracks within the boundaries of “Glenview”, there are plenty of places to explore on foot or mountain bike.

Just beyond the valley, there are countless hiking trails and spectacular lookouts at Shipley Plateau, Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Katoomba.

Blackheath has cafes, restaurants, pubs and boutique stores, the Victory Theatre’s Antique Centre, a golf course and the Parklands day spa.

Medlow Bath is the setting of the famed Hydro Majestic Hotel, with several dining options, function spaces, history tours and more.

Mount Victoria is home to the Railway Museum, as well as the Victoria & Albert hotel.

Katoomba boasts the famous Three Sisters, the Grand Staircase, the Scenic Skyway and Railway, Echo Cinema, as well as plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, day spas and other entertainment venues.

Leura is known for its fine dining, boutique homewares stores, golf clubs and day spas.

Can I bring my pet?

As pet lovers, we’ll consider pets on request, but we must give approval before bringing your pet. Some of the things we consider are the type, breed and size of the animal.

If we allow your pet, for the comfort of all our guests we have some extra house rules for animals, namely that your pet must:

  • Be approved by us
  • Be toilet trained to go outside only (ie. no training/piddle pads).
  • Have their own toys, bowls and bedding, and not be allowed on furniture or bedding
  • Be supervised at all times, and not left unattended at the property
  • Be bathed, groomed and flea/tick treated 1-2 days before arrival to avoid odours/parasites
  • Not disturb or harm wildlife or livestock, nor cause any nuisance (e.g., excessive barking)

What are the house rules?

All guests who stay at “Glenview” are bound by our Terms & Conditions and House Rules

Why do I have to provide ID?

It is a condition of booking “Glenview” that the person making the reservation verifies their identity with a government ID (drivers licence, passport etc.). For your security, you may obscure some information. Find out more here 

Will we have exclusive access to the house?

“Glenview” is situated on 168 acres, consisting of the house paddock, livestock paddocks, and bushland. Guests who have booked the main homestead will have private and exclusive access to the house and the six-acre paddock surrounding it, but are of course welcome to explore the rest of the property, which includes the tracks, waterholes, caves, creek, bushland, as well as a caretaker’s cabin (approx. 1km from the house) and three private campsites, all of which are distant from the homestead, and accessed by a separate road.

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