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Broken Gum Country Retreat - 150 acres of beautiful bush and countryside

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Stay 3 nights or more and receive a $20/night discount! Enjoy a good break!

Nestled in country South Australia, just 50 minutes East of the Adelaide CBD, lies a unique bed and breakfast country retreat called 'Broken Gum'. The property accommodation lies in the centre of 3 main regions, namely Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Murray Lands.

On 150 acres of rolling tree studded countryside, stands our beautiful 3 bedroom, limestone and recycled timber loft homestead, which is a fully contained bed and breakfast with stand alone solar power and rainwater. The open plan downstairs kitchen and relaxation area, boasts a slow combustion plus wood stove, great for cooking delicious meals in winter and providing piping hot water. There is also an LP gas stove for cooking during summer months. The upstairs loft is a beautiful open area, great for relaxing with spectacular views. This area can also sleep 2 more people.

Individuals, couples, groups and families love this property. Kids delight in collecting eggs from free range chickens and a favourite pastime is spotting kangaroos, sheep, lambs, a variety of lizards and abundant birdlife. The camp fire setting is perfect for sharing stories, toasting marshmallows and star gazing on still clear nights.

20 acres of virgin scrub houses some of the rarest native orchids and wildflowers in the region and is a delight for wildflower enthusiast during springtime.

This property also houses South Australia's first Carbon Neutral Canopy Project of 14,000 eucalyptus, acacia, melaleuca and other native species.

There are stunning panoramic views of Mount Barker and Lake Alexandrina, plus breathtaking sunrises, sunsets and moonrises.

Whether going on a family holiday adventure around the property, a picnic in the top paddock or a short leisurely stroll up the hill where wild daisies in season display a magic carpet of yellow, you will love the experience of just getting back to nature.

For a change of pace, DVD player, a collection of DVD's, CDs, TV, iPod docker and radio, plus internet access is available. All in all a unique and restful holiday accommodation awaits you!

More Details

Owner
Bill and Norma Osborne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

Amenities

Hartley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Seperate Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Loft area has 1 sofa bed and a single day bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • winery tours

Reviews

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Broken Gum Country Retreat - 150 acres of beautiful bush and countryside
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful, relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Great hospitality and a fantastic cottage. Breakfast supplies were lovely and the view was spectacular. It was great to sit on the veranda, read a book and enjoy a nice glass of wine whilst watching nature go by.

Can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shoned. We're so happy that you enjoyed your break.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay here. Loved the fire, wood oven, comfy beds and the special little treats. Breakfast provisions were delicious.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. it was good to meet all your family again and you did not let the wintery weather spoil your time at Broken Gum. All the best Bill and Norma.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
4

rejuvenating

  • 4 of 5

such a beautiful, quiet and tranquil homestead and stay. chickens, peacocks, kangaroos and a very friendly brumby to hang out with. warm and cozy with the best morning and afternoon views. and if you don't know how to start a fire - you will learn from the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingston SE, SA, Australia
5

fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic B & B. A very warm welcome by the host Bill, He explained how everything worked. Was great to stay at an Eco friendly home. Loved the wood stove and cooking on it. Well presented and comfortable home. 150acres to go for walks. Fresh eggs from the chickens, taste so different to bought eggs.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Aust.
4

Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at this cottage. Everything we could have wanted was there. Breakfast provisions were all provided, and delicious. The beds were very comfortable. We loved the swing seat to have a cup of tea and watch the sunset. We will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
4

Total Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

If you like being away from the hustle bustle then Broken Gum is the place to go. Very comfortable house, privacy, just the sheep and kangaroos and birds for company. We loved it.....

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review Leslie. We loved having you here and are pleased you had a great break. Regards, Bill and Norma
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Map

Other Activities:

Hahndorf & wine regions

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner'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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