Relax and unwind in Leura’s finest self-contained luxury accommodation. In 1906, Miss Matilda Cowper, grand-daughter of Arch Deacon William Cowper, was the original owner of Varenna in Leura. Miss Cowper’s father was the Very Reverend William Macquarie Cowper (Dean of Sydney) and her uncle Sir Charles Cowper was five times Premier of New South Wales. Now fully restored to its original grandeur, Varenna is available for you to enjoy. During your stay you will have the whole house to yourself – so you can enjoy its many charms at your leisure, just as Miss Cowper did over a century ago.
Varenna is one of four luxury self-contained options in the Mountain Whispers boutique collection of multi-award winning properties. Each property is ideally situated within the world heritage Blue Mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba. The four properties comprise of Varenna, c.1906; Strawberry Patch c.1912; Leura Rose c.1914 and The Gatsby c.1921. Each property has been lovingly and meticulously restored by owner Lorraine Allanson to reflect the grandeur of days gone by. The historic homes feature antique period furnishings, romantic bedrooms, claw-foot and spa baths and luxurious inclusions.
When you stay in a Mountain Whispers property, you’ll feel totally pampered and at ease – everything has been thought of, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your Blue Mountains historic getaway….away from it all.