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Hatter's Hideout CAVE and Lodge

SuperhostBell, New South Wales, Australia
Cave hosted by Mark
16+ guests4 bedrooms6 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cave to yourself.
Mark is a Superhost
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
SORRY BUT UNAVAILABLE DUE TO DESTRUCTION BY BUSHFIRES DEC 22 2019
Unique hand-built Lodge and environmental retreat on 8 private acres of Blue Mountains wilderness. The Cave is 20 metres high, wide and deep; similar size and shape to a small shell of the Opera house (with better acoustics!) 3 night min LongWeekEnds.
Sunset checkout available; please call Mark after you have made your booking.

The space
Hatter's Hideout transects a deep mountain gorge, with lush cool temperate rainforest to natural bonsai in wind swept heath; to woodland with panoramic views across Mount Wilson and Wollemi National Park, the World Heritage Area and home of the prehistoric wollemi pine.

THE CAVE

Set amidst towering escarpments, the Hat Cave is a huge sandstone cathedral, sculpted by nature to provide an ideal bushland retreat for modern cave dwellers (troglodytes). The natural acoustics are a musicians dream. NB Due to a minority of irresponsible guests who have ignored my requests to minimise volume, speakers are now limited to re-chargeable portable speakers ONLY...Speaker systems that require 240v power are not permitted.

It has been carefully developed using minimal impact construction and facilities to ensure the environment remains as pristine as possible for future generations to enjoy.

FACILITIES

Camp fire with kindling and 20kg wood. Gas barbecue; ice box; tables and chairs. Solar powered lights for reading, cooking etc.; candles for intimacy. Rainwater on tap for cooking and washing up. Kitchen sink, utensils and basic cooking condiments. Composting toilet. First Aid Kit.

The 25 metre high arched opening faces north west with wind and weather protection by a grove of coachwood trees and 30 metre tall carved rock columns known locally as "pagodas", a predominant feature in the primitive landscape.

LODGE

A spacious mountain lodge with 3 Bedrooms and Loft, hand crafted in a classic Australian style featuring artistic decor and views over the spectacular Wollangambe Wilderness and Wollemi World Heritage Area from most rooms.

BOOKINGS INCLUDE

An interpretive “Bush Walk & Talk” to the Cave, to introduce you to the environs, facilities and “minimal impact” philosophy of Hatters Hideout.

Exclusive use of the lodge that sleeps 8 adults in 3 king bedrooms (or 1 king and 2 twin) plus a large loft with 2 "king single" beds. There are 2 lounge rooms, 2 bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, wilderness views and a 4+ star luxury rating.

Private use of the Cave, which is a 10 minute / 500 metre walk. It is well equipped for a group picnic or party and can sleep 10 in natural luxury with camping gear provided, but you would need to be keen campers in the winter months... gas for the BBQ and 20kg of firewood for the campfire are provided.
It is ideally designed for groups of up to 20 (some may camp in the cave!) to have exclusive use of a unique bushland property with outstanding natural facilities.

Guest access
Guests have exclusive use of the Cave and Lodge

Other things to note
At 1111 metres altitude, remember "if you don't like the weather up here; wait a minute" so bring warm clothes even in summer
NB Due to a minority of irresponsible guests who have ignored my requests to minimise volume, speakers are now limited to blue tooth style, re-chargeable portable speakers ONLY...No speaker systems that require 240v power are permitted.
SORRY BUT UNAVAILABLE DUE TO DESTRUCTION BY BUSHFIRES DEC 22 2019
Unique hand-built Lodge and environmental retreat on 8 private acres of Blue Mountains wilderness. The Cave is 20 metres high, wide and dee…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
3 floor mattresses

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
TV
Heating
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 170 reviews
4.95 (170 reviews)

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Location

Bell, New South Wales, Australia

The ever changing dramatic spectacle of the sky over the wilderness still excites me after having lived here for most of 35 years.

Hosted by Mark

Joined in June 2012
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Your host, a resident hatter, has hand built a haven on his property and is very keen and capable of making your visit to the Blue Mountains a totally unique experience.
During your stay
Mark lives on the same property in a separate house. After a guided "Walk & Talk" he will leave you very much alone unless you need him for advice, repairs, cup of sugar etc.
Mark is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No pets
Smoking is allowed