Ashgrove B&B — Balmain, Sydney
-->Inner city suburb - excellent public transport.
-->New (2014) cottage in the garden of an 1846 sandstone house.
Booking / Enquiry
-->2-storey separate cottage with private entrance.
-->Very short walk to ferry or bus stop.

-->Close to restaurants, cafes, boutique shops.
-->Child's bed available.

-->Free wireless internet.
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Jenny Spence
2 Colgate Avenue,
Balmain NSW 2041
Email Host
0414 519 711
Phone 02 9810 1240
NSW Time
Guest Rooms 2-storey separate cottage with private entrance.
Upstairs bedroom with queensize bed.
Folding single bed or portable cot can be provided for couples travelling with a child.
Single bed/divan in downstairs living area.
Toilet/Bath Fully-tiled ensuite off bedroom.
Tariff AU$ From $185 per night (2-night minimum). Extra bed $25 per night. No extra cost for providing folding cot and high chair for babies.
Meals Provisions for a light breakfast.
Kitchenette has fridge, toaster, microwave, tea and coffee-making facilities.
Internet Free wireless internet.
Smoking Non-smoking indoors.
Location 7 minutes by ferry or 15 minutes by bus to Sydney CBD.
30 minutes from airport.

Booking / Enquiry

Listed until 31 March 2017.

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Ashgrove, an 1846 sandstone house which is one of the oldest in Balmain, was restored in 2014 and the dilapidated garages at the rear were rebuilt to create the guest accommodation.

The B&B cottage is light and airy with windows overlooking the surrounding greenery and water glimpses. Downstairs is a comfortable living area with a kitchenette, small dining table and chairs, sofa and TV. A full-sized single bed/divan can be made up for an additional guest if required at a charge of $25 per night.

The carpeted bedroom upstairs has a comfortable queen size bed with high quality pure cotton sheets, space for another bed or cot if needed, a generous built-in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom equipped with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, etc. An iron and ironing board can be found in the cupboard.

The cottage is air-conditioned, and the glass doors lead onto a small private courtyard with a table and chairs for outdoor living.

We provide the ingredients for a light breakfast: bread and condiments, yoghurt, fresh fruit, muesli, fruit juice, tea and coffee. If you want a full cooked breakfast there is an excellent café on the corner, virtually next door, and another just a few metres further away.

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Our location is unbeatable. The main Balmain shopping centre is just a few minutes’ walk. The house and the cottage are quiet and private, but within a stone’s throw there are excellent cafés and restaurants, an eclectic corner shop, a choice of massage centres and beauticians and a bus stop for a quick ride to the city. Just a few minutes’ walk away is the Balmain ferry wharf, with ferries going direct to Circular Quay in under 10 minutes.

Ashgrove is set back from the street and blessed with off-street parking. Please give us notice if you want to bring a car, and we will make space for you.

The best option is to use public transport, with a bus stop virtually outside the door and the Balmain ferry wharf a few minutes away.

Ashgrove B&BFeatures…
  • Separate upstairs bedroom.
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning (cooling & heating).
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • Bedroom and bathroom upstairs with new queensize bed and space for a child's bed if needed.
  • HD TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs.
  • Glass doors lead to outside sitting area in tranquil garden setting.
  • Off-street parking by arrangement.


  • Historic waterfront village of Balmain.
  • Close to everything with easy transport links.
  • Cafes and restaurants within a stone’s throw.
  • Bus stop at door, ferry a few minutes walk away.

Balmain is a charming suburb with narrow, hilly streets, a multitude of sandstone cottages and Victorian terraces.

Balmain, being on a peninsula, is surrounded by water with numerous green spaces, and is an ideal place for walking and exploring. Renowned as a haven for artistic and creative people, it is full of quirky shops, markets, restaurants of every kind and cafes with outside tables from which to watch the passing parade. Read more about Balmain here.

Photos taken in our immediate vicinity…
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Colgate Avenue
Former Colgate Palmolive Building
Ciao Thyme Cafe
Just across Darling Street
The Concertina Terrace
Colgate Avenue
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Viva Cafe on our corner. We are in the historic centre of Balmain. Balmain Watch House with
Ashgrove in the background.

Finding Ashgrove B&B is easy…

AshgroveArriving by taxi…

  • Ask for Colgate Avenue, to the left off Darling Street going towards East Balmain.
  • The property is the first house on the left in Colgate Avenue.

Driving from the city…

  • Take Route 40 towards Ryde and Parramatta.
  • Cross the Anzac Bridge, then take the first right turn into Robert Street.
  • Follow the traffic up Mullens Street to Darling Street at the top of the hill.
  • Turn right and drive through the shopping centre, through the roundabout and past the London Hotel.
  • Colgate Avenue is the second street on the left after the roundabout.

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