Closeburn House

Mt. Victoria, Blue Mountains

Closeburn House

Mt. Victoria, Blue Mountains

Closeburn House

Mt. Victoria, Blue Mountains

Closeburn House

Mt. Victoria, Blue Mountains


Closeburn House was built in the late 1800’s by Mrs Mary Theresa Alice Kirkpatrick. Mary named her home Closeburn House after the village of Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland where Closeburn Castle still stands and was the family seat of the Kirkpatrick family until 1783.

Closeburn House has periodically operated as an upmarket guesthouse for more than a century. In the early 1900’s, Closeburn House laid on what became the main western highway route with the opening of Berghofer’s Pass, which became popular with the new motor vehicles that baulked at the steep gradient of Victoria Pass.

The current built form of Closeburn House was the work of Mr Peter Broome who extensively restored and extended the building in 1990, opening it to the public in 1991.

After changing hands and then suffering from a decade of neglect, Closeburn House was acquired by Matthew Brown in mid-2017, who undertook a comprehensive refurbishment of the house and grounds. A year later, a new chapter in Closeburn’s rich history of hospitality commenced when it again opened to guests as a boutique guesthouse.


Our 8 guest suites are spacious and bright, with calming colour palettes chosen from the hues of the mountains, queen size beds topped with organic fibre mattresses and crisp white linens, a separate bathroom with bath, sumptuous Ikou amenities and walls adorned with original artworks of local landscapes. Quiet, contemporary, understated luxury and comfort.

We invite our guests to make themselves at home at Closeburn House. Our Lounge, Conservatory and Library are richly decorated spaces in which to relax and reconnect with loved ones or a much-loved book. And being fully licensed, you’re very much encouraged to do so with some excellent regional wines that we’ve carefully selected for your enjoyment. Our well-stocked bar showcases the talented winemakers and brewers of the region.

Your stay with us includes our sensational breakfast, free wi-fi throughout and luxury Ikou bathroom amenities. With a versatile floorplan, we can accommodate group bookings though we regret that Closeburn House is not suitable for children.

Our guaranteed best rates are offered to guests who book directly through this website or by calling us. Please enter the promotion code BESTRATE in our booking page to unlock these rates

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Closeburn House is the perfect retreat to simply relax and revive or your urban base camp for more adventurous pursuits. Within the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains in historic Mt. Victoria, Closeburn House is easily reached by road or rail in around two hours from Sydney CBD.

Closeburn House is the ideal location from which to explore all the popular Blue Mountains villages and attractions including Leura and Katoomba. Closer still is Blackheath and the Megalong Valley or a little further afield but still less than an hour away are the incredible Jenolan Caves, Mayfield Gardens and Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.

And of course, the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Mountains is all around us, with beautiful walks, lookouts and nature right on our doorstep. Don’t be surprised to see some of the local Kangaroo population grazing right here on the lawns at Closeburn House.


Why not make Closeburn your house for the day?

Closeburn House welcomes small conference groups, corporate retreats, product launches, private functions and of course, weddings.

Our Dining Room comfortably seats 80. With a soaring cathedral ceiling, fireplace and opening to our paved terrace and large level garden and lawn, Closeburn House may be the perfect venue for your special event.

Please contact us to discuss your event.

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We’d love to hear from you!
For any enquiries, please call us on +612 4787 1555 or +61 432 906 778,
or email us