Blue Derby Base is a 3 bed miners cottage in a quiet (yet handy) part of Derby.
BDB has been set up for bikers with an emphasis on comfort - orthopaedic beds, super comfy lounge, cosy fireplace - and a Nespresso!
Outdoor entertaining area with gas BBQ, plenty of lock up bike storage area and plenty of offstreet parking finish off what is the ideal biker accommodation package.
BDB is a 3 bedroom miner's cottage with cosy, carpeted lounge area with comfy chaise lounge, slow combustion fireplace (plus electric heating), flatscreen TV and DVD player.
A fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso, dishwasher, slow cooker, sandwich toaster, full-size fridge/freezer, microwave, electric stove, Bluetooth speaker and everything else you'd expect to find by way of kitchen necessities (even a good sharp knife!).
The main bedroom has a queen size orthopaedic bed, second bedroom has 2 x orthopaedic king single beds and the third bedroom has 2 x orthopaedic king single beds and 1 x orthopaedic single bed - all with quality linen, warm doonas, wool blankets and an array of pillows to suit most tastes.
The north facing front of the house has a great sunroom off the main bedroom set up with comfy chairs and table - the perfect spot to enjoy a cuppa and get into one of the books from the bookcase.
There's an outside entertaining area with timber setting, BBQ and chimera - the perfect spot to share trail tails.
The bathroom has bath and shower (over bath) with timber vanity and plenty of hanging space, with a separate 'throne' room.
The laundry has a washing machine and dryer for your use and there are wall hangers for 4 bikes (plus there's a lock up shed out back with plenty more bike storage space and some bike maintenance tools for when things go awry).
Along with the single open garage for the car, there's a fenced yard with room for parking and bike washing facilities.
BDB is situated in central Derby off the main road in a quiet part of town - yet still within minutes walk (or pedal) to Derby township and the start of the MTB trails.
Derby has some great cafes, HUB beer + pizza, 2 pubs serving drinks, bike hire and petrol station (part-time). Meals are also available close by at the Imperial Hotel and Tuscan Fox Pizzeria at Branxholm, Weldborough Pub at Weldborough and the Winnaleah Pub (which has the added benefit of a courtesy bus on Friday and Saturday nights!).
If you want to stock up on grocery essentials do so before you arrive in Derby either 5 minutes down the road at IGA Branxholm or at Scottsdale or St Helens. While there are some basic supplies available at BDB to get you started, the cottage is self-contained accommodation.
Hi my name is Stu. Along with my brother Mark and our partners, Jo and Tracy, we are the owners of Blue Derby Base. We have a passion for mountain bike riding, both competitively and for leisure, and in our opinion (which is shared by many), Blue Derby Trails are some of the best MTB trails in Australia. This along with the undeniable beauty of Derby itself was our motivation for setting up our holiday home.