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Country bakehouse Accommodation

Bedrooms 3
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Carol & Geoff Matters invite you to enjoy a relaxed stay at the Spalding "Country bakehouse". Our century old bakehouse residence has been tastefully renovated, blending antiques and modern furnishings for style & comfort.

Country bakehouse is a unique historic Residence & Bakery full of history & charm.

Spalding is central to the wine region of Clare & the historic township of Burra & provides a base for day trips to the lower Flinders Ranges. Walkers and bike riding enthusiasts are welcome as the Mawson and Heysen trails meet at Spalding.

Uniquely situated by the Broughton River, Spalding hosts annual fly fishing competitions and a two night booking includes a "catch and release" permit for those who wish to try their skill at trout or cod fishing.

Continental Breakfast provisions are included in the tariff and a well equipped, country kitchen and gas BBQ are provided for your convenience.

Families welcome

The Country bakehouse is an ideal place for romantic couples to share a weekend, families to stay for short breaks & holidays or trail walkers to spend a comfortable night after a brisk walk on the Heysen & Mawson Trails. We provide a "home away from home" with lots of interesting reading materials, family board games, DVD's and a large digital screen with satellite TV.

Attached to the residence, in the old bakehouse is an extra teen retreat room. This room is ideal for extra family members with a queen and two single beds provided. Two families of 4 can comfortably share weekend accommodation with 3 queen beds, two single beds and a sofa bed.

Why not take a weekend break, go fishing or photograph the Broughton River, visit wineries or coffee shops in the Clare Valley or explore dugouts and underground tunnels at the historic mining town of Burra.

Travel North through Jamestown to visit the Railway Museum at Peterborough or South to the Historic town of Mintaro to lose yourself in the Maze or make a visit to Martindale Hall. Because we are central to so many Historic towns we are able to provide a comfortable retreat at the end of a day exploring the Mid North of SA.

Fishing & Small Town Experience

The Country bakehouse is situated in the small town of Spalding,178km north of Adelaide and on the fringe of the Clare valley. The Heysen & Mawson trails meet at Spalding and we have excellent sporting facilities including a Summer swimming pool, oval, tennis courts, parks and playground. There are historic Churches a Post Office and Primary School. The General store and Barbed Wire Hotel are open for take-a-way food & drinks 7 days and meals are available Thursday- Sunday at the Country Spalding Hotel.

The Fresh Water river flows through Spalding to join the Broughton downstream. Visitors can enjoy the river scenery and your accommodation includes a "catch & release" permit for trout fishing enthusiasts. You may not catch a trout or a cod but you could enjoy a day out along the river exploring the pools & why not take a picnic on a Spring day.

Spalding proudly hosts the SA fly fishing competitions where Australia's trout fishing competitors meet to compete annually. The Bundaleer reservoir will be opening in 2016 for Recreational fishing.

More Details

Carol Matters
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018


Spalding Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Well preserved historic residence

  • 4 of 5

The country Bakehouse Accomodation in Spalding makes for a very comfortable base to explore the mid-north or walk some of the Heysen Trail. Scrupulously clean, warm and well appointed, the country Bakehouse is great to come home to after being out and about. The "little extras" included a bread & cheese platter, fruit, generous sized soap, fluffy towels and comfy beds. The historic character of the building are evident in its sympathetic restoration, carefully recorded in a photo album by the owner Carol.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a thorough review. I certainly am pleased that you felt comfortable at my Country bakehouse. I like to make sure that guests receive some home comforts. The cold frosty nights have been a problem this Winter but I'm told by some guests that they enjoy the cooler months & are quite happy with the air conditioning & heaters we supply. I must admit I love to take a nice hot bath in the cold of Winter. Will look forward to meeting up with you again Helen.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Enjoyed our stay greatly.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old home. Tastefully furnished and very comfortable. Able to accommodate families large and small. Wake to birdsong.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really enjoyed having your family stay at Country bakehouse Jan. It was great to have a talk & get to know you. Thank you for making the time to leave the house so clean & tidy. You didn't have to strip the beds but it was appreciated. I'm sorry the hot weather came in so suddenly on your final day. Hope to have you stay another time Jan. Carol
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South Australia, Australia and Victoria

Great place to wind down

  • 5 of 5

This was excellent accommodation for an Easter wind-down with friends. It is ideally situated to explore the region and Carol had prepared the house immaculately. The history walk around Spalding was very interesting also.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favourable review. I like to present our character residence to its best to give my guests a comfortable relaxed stay. Although Country bakehouse accommodation is so ideally situated to share the best hidden secrets of the Mid North, I often feel short changed by being in such a small town without several options for guests to dine out. Fortunately we have the Barbed Hotel across the road for meals, Thurs - Sun. and a friendly grocery store open 7 days for coffee, breakfast food & lunches as well as the many high quality venues throughout the Clare Valley just 36 Km. south. Our own Broughton River attracts tourists with some amazing views and a trout or two for keen fishermen.
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Lovely and very spacious property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay and Carol (the owner) made sure everything was ready for our arrival. She even contacted us to say we had left one of our children's teddies behind. It is a charming old property with lots of space and made a good base to explore Clare Valley region before heading on further north.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have your family stay Henry. Thank you for signing our visitors's book. We really do love to have overseas visitors to our small town. We hope you enjoyed your holiday break in SA & will one day visit us again.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Lovely house and wonderful hostess

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this house do not do it justice. Beautifully presented with an eye for detail used. Everything you may need was available. The main bedroom with its little sitting room/sunroom was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. Great place to stay. Hoping to get back to do some trout fishing.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you & Peter stay at Country bakehouse & we are so happy you appreciated all we have to offer our guests. Would be fantastic if Peter could get his fishing gear together & come up for a weekend on the river. Free fishing permits are available to guests but we seem to get more trail walkers than fishermen. Thank you for such positive feedback Raelene.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

loved the house and the town

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful discovery. It is a great house over the road from the local pub which has a lot of great characters and good food. Very easy. Carol is a fantastic hostess too. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your positive remarks Paul. It was a pleasure to meet you & welcome you to our small town. I will pass on your appreciation to the Hotel. Regards, Carol
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Other Activities:

River & fishing, walking trail


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund