The SpaceThe Secret Garden!!! A luxurious private farm experience with super fast access to Adelaide and the Hills attractions.
A Beautiful modernised 1930's home with lofty ornate ceilings, original art deco features, original furniture pieces; antique and modern, and a striking modern renovation by one of Adelaide's best young architects.
The home is fully equipped with all mod cons, yet retains its original charm. The modern renovation creates a playful, interactive, open plan space for friends to enjoy.
The Industrial kitchen has views over the rolling hills. Also top end appliances, lots of bench space, high quality utensils and knives. Also a variety of coffee preparation stuff: Stovetop, turkish, plunger or nespresso.
25 acres of organic farm, resident kangaroos, cows and chickens. Other wildlife including wedge tail eagles, hares, koalas, owls and native parrots visit from time to time.
The organic vegetable garden has seasonal produce and fresh herbs at your disposal. Discover the original 1930's retro-chic garden following winding pathways and lawn with roses, camellias, rhododendron, holly and fruit trees.
Fresh laid organic hen eggs each day.
Cyclists can challenge themselves on the tour down under routes or hit the Eagle Mountain Bike Park... Golfers, feel free to chip a ball around the farm with irons and balls provided.
The home is a creative space to re-energise and relax located in a wine lover's paradise. Perfectly located nearby the Hills' best wineries with Adelaide city a short drive away. Scenic drives to the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Southern Beaches make for relaxing day trips.
With a huge deck overlooking the farm for inspiring yoga practice, picnics, or a cheeky glass of wine...
There is a bus stop right out front or the Adelaide cbd is 15 minutes away by car. We love that you can choose the action of the city or to relax in the Hills.
An entire wall of glass looking out upon the private lake
Industrial kitchen with all conveniences
Glowing polished floor boards
Open living spaces with lofty, art deco plaster ceilings
2 indoor bathrooms, 1 outdoor bathroom
Huge terrace with BBQ facilities
Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, also plunger & stovetop coffee machines
Quality 1000 thread count bed linen and towels supplied
Produce from our organic herb & vege garden and fresh hen eggs
Apple TV, Netflix, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Stereo System
Underfloor-heated polished concrete, Ducted Reverse cooling/ heating and Slow combustion wood heating
Sustainable power and water infrastructure
Huge enclosed garden with views, shady trees and native birdlife
Glorious, hot, private outdoor shower overlooking the farm
Lots of parking space
A separate Air conditioned Studio with piano and queen size bed available to larger groups
(For larger groups we include our Studio Apartment ("the green room") with it's own bathroom facilities and hot outdoor shower that takes in views of the farm. The Green Room has heating and cooling. There are 2 bedrooms in the main home)
The Adelaide Hills is one of the safest and nicest spots in Australia. There are many walking and mountain bike trails nearby and the Adelaide Hills is a famous road cycling destination (hosting stages of the Tour Down Under)
The area is a gourmet paradise, with cafes, restaurants, wineries all around you. All of South Australia's famous wine regions and beaches are an easy day trip by car. We grow organic veges and herbs all year round. Feel free to help yourself and cook up a feast! Barbecue facilities provided.
Historic Hahndorf village is within walking distance and well worth a visit.
A great hub from which to explore the Adelaide Hills only moments to:
-The Heysen Walking Trail
- Hahndorf, Aldgate and Stirling Villages all about 5 minutes drive away
- Cleland Wildlife Park
-15-20 minutes drive to the Adelaide CBD
-45 Minutes to Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Southern Beaches
We have a wealth of knowledge and insider tips on the area. Please also see our guidebook for insider tips.
We hope you love the home as much as we do! Guest AccessGuests have full private access to seasonal organic produce in the vegetable garden and the garden surrounding the home.
Fields are available for walks and golf, though these are shared with cows and kangaroos. (any gates must be closed immediately after entry ) Interaction with GuestsWe try to greet guests on arrival. After that interaction is usually by messaging over airbnb or text.
You may see someone working in the fields from time to time as the property is real farm. The NeighborhoodVery close to amenities and lovely small townships of the Adelaide Hills. Lots of great wineries to visit and beautiful countryside yet very close to the city. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop at the front of the property. Own car highly is recommended. There are two taxi services operating in the hills. Other Things to NoteWe can supply a cot and high chair on request
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