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The Blacksmith's Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

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.

Locality

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.

Property

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.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Second Valley

Amenities

Second Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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The Blacksmith's Cottage
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

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
  • Source: Stayz
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Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
5

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Tea Tree Gully, South Australia, Australia
5

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Campbelltown, South Australia, Australia
5

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: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
5

Hidden gem on the Fleurieu

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic spot and the cottage is just brilliant. Has everything you need and great rustic charm as well. Blown away by the garden, beautiful!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Notes

  • 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 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

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