The SpaceThe cottage is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends.
We have three large bedrooms to accommodate up to six guests.
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The name (ta-rah vor) derives from the Gaelic translation 'little rocky ridgetop' and is situated within a stunning landscape of rolling hills and rocky outcrops.
Private, peaceful and a short, ten km scenic drive to the townships of Tanunda and Angaston, this an ideal base from which to explore the Barossa region.
Surrounded by vineyards, our organic farm has uninterrupted views across the hills. Early risers will be rewarded by beautiful sunrises & on a clear night the starry skies are magnificent.
Features of the home are:
- comfortable king & queen-size beds
- quality, cotton sheets
- plump pillows
- quality, down quilts.
- air conditioning provides cooling in summer
- electric blankets in cooler months
- comfy sofas
- wood-fired, slow combustion heater
- wood and kindling provided
- ipod dock with bluetooth
- books & games
- fully equipped with modern appliances, including:
- gas stove-top
- electric oven
We are very much about supporting our local community & privileged to have access to a great range of quality products.
Breakfast provisions include:
- Locally baked bread
- Barossa smoked bacon
- free range eggs kindly provided by our own hens
- fruit juice
- tea & coffee
- homemade jam & condiments
- quality towels
- shampoo, conditioner, soap
- Gas Weber BBQ with pizza stone
- covered veranda
- tables/chairs, comfy seats
- vineyard & large garden in which to stroll
- off road parking
Air-conditioning keeps the house cool in summer.
Fast speed broadband is available throughout the house.
I like to be here to greet guests on arrival to make sure you have everything you need.
I remain contactable by mobile throughout your stay.
Please ask if you'd like recommendations regarding places to eat, cellar door tastings, walking & bike trails etc.
Tourist maps & information are provided.
Saturday mornings provide a window into the heart of our artisan food culture at the Barossa Farmers Market. This is a great place to connect with the locals & stock up for your stay with fresh, seasonal produce.
Nearby Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park has excellent walking trails & is home to echidnas, many bird species and kangaroos congregate around the park entrance at dawn and dusk.
Menglers Hill Lookout is ideal to take in the view across the valley floor and some spectacular sunsets can be viewed from here.
Tanunda and Nuriootpa have large supermarkets and all three nearby townships have excellent bakeries, butcher, cafes & pubs.
Your own vehicle is best, though some local tour company's offer a door to door pickup service.
The quiet, scenic roads are popular with cycling groups and with excellent cycle tracks linking the Barossa townships, this is a great way to see the valley.
For cyclists up for a challenge, we are a stone's throw from the famous Mengler's Hill, known for it's gruelling stage in the Tour Down Under. Bikes are available for hire from nearby townships and The Barossa Cycle Hub is a dedicated cycle precinct offering bike hire and accessories, shower and locker facilities and regional cycle and tourist information.
We are an easy day trip to the Murray River, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills Regions, approximately seventy-five minutes drive to Adelaide CBD, and ninety minutes to the Adelaide International Airport.
Well behaved dogs are welcome. If you plan to bring a pet please let me know prior to booking. Guest AccessThe house is yours exclusively for the duration of your stay.
You are welcome to wander through the vineyard or down to the dam, light the outdoor fire, sample from the fruit trees when in season, and the potted herbs by the back door. Interaction with GuestsI'll to be here to greet you on arrival, to give you a quick tour and make sure you have everything you need.
At times I may have work to do in the vineyard etc, and can be found around the property. I remain contactable by mobile throughout your stay.
Please ask me if you'd like recommendations regarding places to eat, cellar door tastings, walking & bike trails, shopping, finding your way around, etc.
I'd like your trip to be a memorable one and I'm more than happy to help you plan your itinerary.
Tourist maps of the area and information on local attractions and events are provided for your use. The NeighborhoodThe rugged Barossa Ranges hold a beauty of their own.
This is prime vineyard country, where the summers are hot and dry, the winter's misty and cold.
A ten kilometre drive takes you to the Barossa townships of Tanunda and Angaston; ideal starting points for exploring the array of food outlets, cellar doors, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and boutique shops.
Early Saturday mornings provide a window into the heart of the artisan food culture; by heading down to the old Vintners sheds at Angaston, home of the Barossa Farmers Market. This is a great place to connect with the locals, try fresh, seasonal produce and Barossa Coffee Roasters coffee.
Cooking schools are available through some of our local restaurants and wine tastings at various cellar doors. Many wineries offer tours too.
Nearby Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park (a 5 minute drive from the house) has excellent walking trails, from an easy one hour stroll to more strenuous day hikes & is home to an abundance of Australian native wildlife. Echidnas are commonly spotted here, as are many bird species, and kangaroos congregate around the park entrance at dawn and dusk.
Mount Crawford Forest provides excellent walking, cycling and trail-riding paths.
Menglers Hill Lookout (a five minute drive); is an ideal spot to take in the view across the valley floor; take a chair or a picnic and witness our spectacular sunsets.
The Barossa Bushgardens is an inspiring community initiative, showcasing our local, native plant species in an informal garden setting.
The Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda and The Jam Factory at Seppeltsfield are great places to check out art exhibitions. Many cellar doors exhibit the art of local artists and there are workshops in a variety of creative mediums year round across the region.
Then of course there are the wineries, the cafes, the restaurants - too numerous to mention - please feel free to ask me about recommendations.
Tanunda and Nuriootpa have large supermarkets, Angaston has a smaller one, and all three townships have excellent bakeries, butcher shops, cafes (most with free WiFi), pubs, and shops.
The Barossa Visitor Centre, in Tanunda, has knowledgeable and helpful staff. They also have free internet.
Your own vehicle is best.
Getting AroundDetails on local cab services are available.