SHOWGROUNDS COTTAGE at 198 Smith Street is opposite the Showgrounds, a popular events venue, and close to the centre of Naracoorte.
It’s a self-contained Bed and Breakfast, private for one guest group at a time, whether for one guest or four, so you don’t share with anyone you don’t know.
Tariffs are based on the number of guests and the number of nights; and include full breakfast provisions.
Showgrounds Cottage has a 2-night minimum booking on public holiday long weekends and a 3-night minimum booking at Easter.
The 1900 timber cottage was fully renovated in 2013-14 and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is a queen-sized bedroom and a twin bedroom with two king single beds.
The sitting/dining room has a comfortable leather sofa and two recliners, a wood-burning combustion heater, TV and DVD player.
In the bathroom are a spa bath, a separate shower and vanity. Next door is a separate WC. The laundry area has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
The galley kitchen has a cooktop, oven, microwave, rainwater tap, cookware, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
Showgrounds Cottage has reverse cycle air conditioners in the sitting/dining room and bedrooms; and a wood-burning combustion heater in the sitting/dining room.
A feature is a modern back verandah with decking and a barbecue and outdoor setting – ideal for casual meals, drinks and snacks.
Showgrounds Cottage is one of five properties owned and run by Naracoorte Cottages. (The others are MacDonnell House, Limestone View, Smith Street Villa and Pinkerton Hill.) Richard Peake and Judy Barton established this “people friendly” Bed and Breakfast business in 1995 and have welcomed thousands of satisfied guests from South Australia, interstate and overseas.
Naracoorte Cottages offers comfort, convenience and cleanliness with all modern amenities. The B&Bs are ideal for singles, couples, families and groups – as well as corporate guests – for one overnight stopover or a longer stay. They are private for one guest group at a time – even if there’s only one guest.
The houses have plasma TVs, DVD players, free local call telephones, free access to wireless broadband (BYO laptop or desktop computer) and reverse cycle air conditioning.
Bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. Tariffs are value for money and include generous full breakfast provisions (eggs, bacon, tomatoes, fruit juice, boxed cereals, bread, jams and spreads, tea, instant coffee, coffee grounds and milk); and a complimentary 750ml bottle of wine with every booking.
Families and children are welcome (cot, high chair and change table can be provided if needed). Note that MacDonnell House does not have any single ensemble beds, but a fold-up bed for a child can be provided.
PAYMENT. Guests are asked to pay by Electronic Funds Transfer. Payments by Visa Card and Master Card incur a surcharge of 2%; and payments by American Express incur a surcharge of 3%.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. Naracoorte Cottages has a 3-night minimum art Easter and a 2-night minimum on long weekends.
SAME DAY BOOKINGS can only be made up to 7pm and only if a housekeeper is available to prepare the house.