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*Barrenjoey Hideaway*

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House and Cottage on 42 acres in Forreston

Experience the true heart of the Adelaide Hills at beautiful Barrenjoey Hideaway.

Our charming property encompasses the perfect mix of privacy and seclusion for a quiet, restful getaway, while being adjacent to Adelaide Hills wineries and towns and their many attractions.

Barrenjoey offers a fabulous farm stay escape for up to 6 adults and 3 children. Set mid-way between Gumeracha and Birdwood on picturesque Winton Road, it provides a unique blend of the old and the new.

Comprising the original 1800's stone cottage which has been restored and the larger adjoining house built in the 1980's. The house and cottage are not rented out separately and together they offer spacious, relaxing accommodation.

Barrenjoey is also an active AgroForestry concern and is surrounded by beautiful orchards, vineyards and livestock farms.

Our herb and vegetable garden is finally established and under way; a wonderful opportunity to pick your own herbs and veggies to enjoy whilst at Barrenjoey.

This unique and inspiring farm is a perfect escape for anyone wishing to have peace, privacy and seclusion, while being within easy reach of Adelaide Hills towns and wineries. It caters for couples, families and small groups. We also welcome events and weddings... And with 42 beautiful acres for guests to explore including 3 dams, quaint gardens and 20 acres of planted gums, there is something here for everyone....


* 3 bedrooms with queen beds

* 2 bathrooms and toilets

* 3 extra bunks for children (end of main house)

* Complimentary guest amenities

* All linen and towels provided

* Fully equipped kitchen with Miele Dishwasher

* Reverse cycle air conditioning

* Washing machine and clothes dryer

* Filtered rainwater to the house

* Coffee maker

* Sony flat-screen TV and DVD player

* Large outdoor BBQ

* Comprehensive library

* Complimentary Port-a-cot and high chair

* A place of comfort and relaxation

* Ideal for a romantic getaway for couples

* Catering for families and children

* Perfect location for parties and weddings

* 42 acres of gorgeous views, gardens and a forest to explore

* Pets welcome - check with owner

JUST FOR KIDS: Outside - Large cubby house, plus tree house, tree swings, ponds to catch tadpoles; nets supplied for yabbying in the dams with the adults - from September to December - and heaps of fun places to explore.

Inside - toys, books, movies, games, activity books with pencils and textas for colouring and drawing.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR TARIFFS ARE BASED ON A TWO ADULT, TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. Charges for extra adults and children over 12 years of age are then added to the tariff.

*IF YOUR ENQUIRY INCLUDES CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS, PLEASE SET "NUMBER OF CHILDREN" to ZERO* - as we are unable to set different rates for adults and children on this format - children under 12 years of age will then be free of charge. However, please do mention in your enquiry how many children and also their ages, thank you.

We welcome parties, functions and weddings at Barrenjoey; however they are STRICTLY PROHIBITED without prior arrangement with the owners in writing. Separate charges, terms and conditions will apply.

A security deposit will be applicable for any and all events, long stays and bookings over Christmas and New Year.

More Details

Property Manager
Robin & Garry Dawson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Forreston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , (Four-poster Queen Bed)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , (Queen Bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen , (Queen Bed)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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*Barrenjoey Hideaway*
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

An amazing place , stunning gardens , peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Barrenjoey Hideaway, we were taken back by its peaceful beauty , the gardens were amazing lots of different areas to enjoy and relax , beautiful throughout and allowed our small dog Bella to enjoy as well , we give 5 stars , thank you we will be back !

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sergio, we are delighted you chose Barrenjoey for your quiet weekend getaway, and so pleased Bella enjoyed her little holiday too! We look forward to having you all return for another great stay. Cheers, Robin
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Second Valley, South Australia, Australia

Tranquil Country Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Relaxing tranquil setting, well~equipped home, plenty of space, quality furnishings. Amazing views of rolling hills, peaceful getaway. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodie, so glad you all enjoyed your stay - winter is such a beautiful time of the year at Barrenjoey! Looking forward to having you back. Cheers
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

This is the place we create memories with our grandies. This is the place where we take stock of our world. This is the place of peace, nature and comfort. I would rather no one else knew how good Barrenjoey is!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, Garry and I are privileged to be given the opportunity to share our beautiful farm with you and the kids. Barrenjoey waits for you whenever you're ready! Cheers
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Fantastic Hideaway perfectly presented!

  • 5 of 5

Barrenjoey was a highlight accommodation venue for us. We travel extensively and use Stayz and other services a lot, and our experiences have been varied. Barrenjoey Hideaway was an utter joy. Totally provided everything it advertised along with all the features we questioned prior to arriving - everything presented as promised. An utter joy and delight to stay in such wonderful, quiet, beautiful surroundings to help us really unwind whilst working - a true working holiday. The kitchen was exceptionally well supplied, the nights dark and quiet, the grounds stunning, the veggie patch a welcome addition to the kitchen prep. Secluded enough but not too far away from services. Owners were approachable, friendly and extremely happy to accommodate us and our needs - nothing was too much trouble. We were a small group of 4 for part of the time, and the accommodation was perfect for the 4 of us, and also the 2 of us - either way it was perfect. Highly recommended if looking for a very comfortable retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Robyn ! We'll be back as situations allow ! Lindel & Cameron

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lindel, it was a pleasure having you all for a longer stay. We are so pleased your experience at Barrenjoey is one that will be remembered. We look forward to hosting you and Cameron again when you are next in South Australia!
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Whyalla, South Australia, Australia

Perfect place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for families, great attention to detail, clean and beautiful complete with breakfast provisions. Our family including 5 kids had a fantastic time and we are sure to return in the future. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimberley, we were very happy to accommodate you all! So glad you were all comfortable and good to hear the kids had fun at our beautiful farm. Looking forward to seeing you again at Barrenjoey!
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Relaxing break.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, spacious property, set in stunning gardens with native birds, wild rabbits and on our last morning we spotted a kangaroo. The kitchen is well equipped with every item you would need, and the our bed was super comfortable, lovely touches in bathroom, toiletries and big soft bath towels.

We had a short but relaxing stay and hope to go back in the near future, thanks Robin.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue, it was our pleasure having you both. We look forward to welcoming you back to Barrenjoey.
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

National Motor Museum Birdwood


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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