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Bedrooms 3
Property type hotel


About the property

Reopened as a B & B in 2012, Sweet Briar in the Vines is an original , turn of the century, stone cottage- recently renovated and located on the Sweet Briar Vineyard- Home of O'DWYER WINES

The location is ideal - just a few minutes drive North of Clare Town with the Riesling Trail passing by the entrance to the vineyard, and picturesque country views in every direction.

The cottage is comprised of 3 bedrooms- 1 King and 2 Queen, with an annexe off one of the queens, containing 2 bunk beds suitable for children.

A country style eat-in kitchen forms the centre of this quaint yet roomy cottage which flows out on to a leafy verandah - ideal for barbequing and outdoor entertaining.

The recently added living /dining room is very spacious with reverse cycle air conditioning and features a wood burning stove - perfect for cosy nights in with a glass of local wine.

There are two recently renovated bathrooms, sympathetically restored in the period and style of the cottage..

All the comforts of home - nestled in the heart of Clare Valley wine country.


A hamper of breakfast provisions will be left for you to cook and prepare at your leisure..Breakfast in the idyllic surroundings of the outdoor dining area before heading out to explore the Valley.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ to make cooking 'at home' easy for you. On your arrival, as part of your exclusive package, a complimentary bottle of our own ODwyer wine from our vineyard, cheese and pate are provided to help you relax into your stay. Plunger coffee and a selection of teas are also available for your enjoyment..

Either bring your own bikes with you or rent some locally so that you can experience the beautiful Riesling Trail which passes by the entrance to the vineyard.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Stanley Flat Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Penneshaw, South Australia, Australia

Lovely secluded spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights, and loved the little house in the vines. Plenty of space for couples or family to stay, we loved the verandah and little places in the garden to retreat to. The bird and animal life was great to sit and watch. Good provisions for breakfast.

The owner's art and that of other local artists was displayed throughout the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We booked Sweet Briar over a weekend to surprise our mum for her 60th - and she absolutely loved it! The house very cosy yet still big enough for our family with two bathrooms. Loved the breakfast provisions & bottle of wine, & cheese platter a very generous touch. It was very cold while we were there, but the combustion heater in the living area worked extremely well as did the electric blankets the bedrooms. A great little getaway for our family & hope to return one day soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Aldinga Beach, South Australia, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this very comfortable cottage suited our family of 7 there to celebrate our daughter's birthday on New Years Eve the weather was kind and we enjoyed the outdoor setting & BBQ. Thoughtful touches such as breakfast hamper & wine along with all the extras i.e. handwash soap, etc. Tucked away from traffic noise very private location with a pretty garden! If we have the chance we will definitely return one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gorgeous property, beautiful location,

  • 5 of 5

Great house, provisions for breakfast were excellent. Beautifully decorated. Kitchen lovely. Paintings throughout the house were lovely. The addition of a dryer and wi fi would be the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Old world charm

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the homely touches of this property- a ready made fire and cheese and wine to start our holiday.

Thank you Judith

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 2 adult children thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Sweet Briar. Nestled amongst the vines makes for such a peaceful, pretty and private setting yet it's only a 5 minute drive to Clare township. The breakfast provisions as well as the wine and cheeses were delicious, ample and well considered. We have nothing but good things to say about Sweet Briar.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $250 per stay

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