Broken Gum Country Eco Retreat is a unique and restful Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodation. If you're looking for time out to recuperate, a family holiday or just to get away from the hum drum of city life, then Broken Gum is the perfect place for you.
Nestled in country South Australia, just 50 minutes east of the Adelaide city centre, and on 150 acres of rolling tree studded countryside is our beautiful 3 bedroom, limestone and recycled timber, loft homestead, fully self contained with stand alone solar power and rainwater. The open plan downstairs kitchen, dining and relaxation area, boasts a slow combustion, plus wood stove, great for cooking delicious meals in winter and providing piping hot water. The LP gas stove is good for cooking during the summer months. Upstairs is a beautiful open area for relaxing and enjoying spectacular views. This area can also sleep an extra 2 people.
Individuals, families and groups love this property. Kids delight in collecting eggs from free range chickens. A favourite pastime is spotting kangaroos, sheep, lambs and a variety of lizards, ranging from the tiny painted gecko to the larger goanna. The birdlife is spectacular, from the tiny spotted finch and blue wrens right through to the majestic wedge tailed eagle. The campfire 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 in the region and is a delight to wildflower enthusiasts in the springtime. Kangaroos can often be seen bouncing through this delightful area.
The property also houses South Australia's first Carbon Neutral Canopy Project of 14,000 eucalypts, acacia, melaleuca and other native species.
There are stunning panoramic views of Mount Barker and Lake Alexandrina, plus breathtaking sunrises, sunsets and moon rises.
For a change of pace, DVD player, a collection of CDs and DVDs, TV, ipod docker and radio plus internet access is available.
All in all, a unique and restful holiday accommodation awaits you. We know you will love your stay and will want to return again and again.
Located at Hartley in country South Australia, the nearest neighbours are 1 km away. The countryside is classic Australiana, however it is only 15 minutes from the world renowned Monarto zoo, 25 minutes from the beautiful Murray River, 15 minutes from the beautiful town of Strathalbyn with it's plethora of antique shops, 20 minutes from the popular Langhorne Creek wine region and 20 minutes from Mount Barker, hotels and Cinema.
There is plenty of parking space at our place.