Elizabeth & Colin Jacobson, welcome you to Parklands, their 28 acre heritage property that adjoins the Blue Mountains' National Park in Blackheath. The splendour of Parklands is almost overwhelming as you drive through the sweeping gates leading off Govetts Leap Road. The driveway, lined with old pines and cypresses that were planted over one hundred years ago, takes you past glorious flower beds and sweeping green lawns to reveal luxury garden cottages.
Built in traditional Blue Mountains' weatherboard style, each of Parklands three luxury garden cottages contains two elegant Garden Suites and two deluxe Loft Rooms, and all twelve units have expansive views of the splendid grounds. Every unit has its own private entrance and is furnished with thoughtful attention to detail, creating a luxurious, comfortable and cosy atmosphere.
All units have kingsize beds, romantic woodfires, central heating, CD players, television, fridges, tea and coffee facilities, private libraries and picnic rugs. The ensuite bathrooms have extra deep baths (some with aero-spas), underfloor heating and warm fluffy bath towels. With the co-operation of guests, units are non smoking.
Garden Suites feature an entrance lobby leading into a sitting room which opens up onto a private garden patio. The separate bedroom with ensuite has a large bay window overlooking the gardens. One of the Garden Suites is equipped with a handicapped bathroom.
Upstairs deluxe Loft Rooms have a private entrance and staircase. The open plan style features raked ceilings with a balcony overlooking the rhododendron gardens.
The Parklands landscape is dominated by hundreds of magnificent trees. There are gigantic cypresses and pines that were first planted as young saplings over 100 years ago. There are avenues of oaks and maples, birch groves, flowering cherries, tulip trees, crabapples, willows, nyssas, copper beeches and many more. These provide the backdrop for the stunning gardens of sweeping lawns, ponds, waterfalls, a lake and splendid old rhododendrons, some towering over 4 meters high.
The Studio can seat up to 10 around a boardroom table or 12 in a "U" arrangement or lecture style seating, making it ideal for board, strategy or executive meetings, sales conferences and training seminars. Tea is served on the patio outside the Studio, on the main verandah or, depending upon the weather, in front of a log fire in the sitting room. Lunch can be served on the main verandah or indoors, and dinner can range from a barbecue to a full menu prepared by one of the Mountains' leading chefs.
An atmosphere of peace and tranquillity reigns in this intimate and secluded country retreat, to which guests return again and again, spreading its reputation as one of the Blue Mountains' premier destinations.