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The Blacksmith's Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

The Blacksmith's Cottage has seen a number of incarnations, including many years as a saw mill owners cottage. Now carefully restored and renovated it provides superb holiday accommodation for couples looking to enjoy all the attractions of the lower Fleurieu Peninsula.

Completely self contained including bath towels and bed linen, all you need to bring are your personal requirements. No need even to bring much in the way of food if you don't feel like cooking as there are several excellent places to dine in the nearby villages of Yankalilla and Normanville.

Tea, coffee and toiletries are not provided.

Please note: Weekend rates are the same as weekday rates.


The Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia is home to a wide range of attractions from premier food and wines to remote and rugged coast line. Accessible picnic areas and safe beaches make this area ideal for relaxing holidays while the more adventurous can enjoy top class bushwalking, diving and fishing activities.

The Blacksmith's Cottage is in one of the peninsula's premium locations at Second Valley. Quiet and secluded Gamlen Place is a small cul de sac in the original Randalsea section of the valley. Home to only two other restored cottages no.2 exudes charm and tranquillity.

Surrounded by desirable holiday attractions the cottage is a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk to what has been described as South Australia's best beach.


Built around 1860 the former blacksmith's cottage is the perfect place to enjoy a break. This exceptional four room stone cottage has all the charm of solid timber ceilings, polished hardwood floors, solid slate flagstones and antique claw foot bath,. Heating is by wood fired heater, and ducted reverse cycle airconditioning ensures you will never be too hot or cold. Dine alfresco on the verandah and soak up the ambience of the cottage style gardens. Enjoy the views over farmland down to the waters of St Vincent's Gulf as you cook up a feast on the barbecue patio or in the well equipped kitchen. Or wander 100 metres over to the award winning Leonard's Mill restaurant for superb fare.

Due to a deep steep sided creek running through the grounds this property is not suitable for children and we unfortunately cannot accept pets, much as we do love them.

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Second Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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The Blacksmith's Cottage
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

This is a completely gorgeous property. As soon as we walked in, we knew we'd chosen the perfect place for a weekend getaway. The styling, the garden, all the little details, it was just such a lovely experience to spend time there. We're already talking about when we can plan another visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Tugged on my heart strings !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed three nights here and we'll definitely be returning. Even though it was the middle of winter the little cottage stayed toasty warm inside and was cozy and comfortable. We had breakfast every morning on the front porch in the lovely winter sunshine and spent a lot of time just relaxing watching all the bird life. Blue wrens, little Robins, lots of different honey birds and parrots kept us entertained.The garden is a true delight with glimpses through to the ocean in the distance. The whole Fluerieu Peninsula is so pretty and it made for a lovely relaxing stay. The little cottage has so much character and hubby and I really fell in love with it. Make sure you read the books left there on the history of Second Valley. Made for some interesting reading beside the wood fireplace at night.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia

Absolutely delightful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this gorgeous cottage was memorable, We stayed in winter and enjoyed a few ports with the fire warming the cottage. The well established cottage garden at the rear was tranquil and beautiful. Plenty of wood to last for our 5 day stay, The cottage has everything we hoped for and we are looking forward to doing it all again

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

A quiet, secluded little Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a weekend of relaxation. Things to do like fishing or sight seeing.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Tea Tree Gully, South Australia, Australia

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Blacksmith's Cottage!! It was so authentic, comfortable and relaxing. Will definitely book this property again- would love to come back in winter

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Campbelltown, South Australia, Australia

Beautiful Cottage & garden

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay and just the peaceful outlook onto the cottage garden from the verandah. So close to Second Valley Beach and Leonard's Mill. We were made to feel welcome and the cottage was spotless.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Greg Henderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


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