Sweet Carrow Holly

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

In the Blue Mountains of Australia is a sweet little cottage named Carrow Holly.

I’m used to seeing these types of Victorian bungalows in and around North America. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this little gem in Blackheath village in the mountainous region west of Sydney.

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

Carrow Holly was built in 1907 and is currently used as a vacation rental.

It only has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom but it is plenty sweet and cozy (or “cosy” as they say Down Under)…

Carrow Holly in Australia

The owners have maintained the vintage ambiance with period appropriate renovations.

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

The kitchen is quaint and loaded with cottage charm. (Black hardware on cream colored cabinets!!)

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

Dainty decorative arch – just lovely!

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

Notice the way the wood-burning stove is integrated/tucked into the brick wall.

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

The horizontal paneling on the bathroom walls was an effective way to give the small room that cottage feel…

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

The horizontal lines continue on into the second bedroom as well…

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au/

Outside, Carrow Holly guests can enjoy the lush garden filled with rhododendrons, azaleas and several goldfish ponds…

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

image from: http://www.stayz.com.au

For more information on renting this charming Victorian bungalow, see here.

Check out my “Cute Cottages” category for a peek inside more sensational vacation cottages!

 

 

5 Comments

  • Sue says:

    Love the dainty decorative arch and the front exterior of this O-so-cute down under cottage.

  • Evonne says:

    What a cute cottage! I happen to live ‘down under’ and can reliably inform you that these types of houses can be found all over the place. I live in a town called Maryborough in the state of Queensland. If you like old houses you would love it here!! Maryborough boasts the most older homes in the state. We often drive around admiring the exteriors and may or may not have visited open houses just to peek…check out http://www.realestate.com.au and enter Maryborough, Qld, 4650 into the search box :)

  • Michele says:

    Would love to find a place like this to buy in Colorado! Just perfect!!!

  • Sharon Taylor says:

    Darling! Ok, you talked me into it, I’ll buy it! Love the kitchen style. I am so NOT into humongo kitchens that are so popular today. You need roller skates from fridge to stove, to counter. This style of kitchen is so easy and convenient to work in, in my lowly and humble opinion :) Love this place! Bravo once again Sarah!

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