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Coming from Adelaide and the M1 freeway, making your way to Oakbank main street, you will find the Oakbank Hotel on left. About another half a kilometre further you will find the Oakbank Pizza bar on left. Immediately after the Pizza bar is Oakwood Road. Turn left and travel until you see property 219 Oakwood Road which is Adelaide Hills Country Cottages. Drive on into reception to pick up your key and receive further directions to your retreat.
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Adelaide Hills Country Cottages

Location: 229 Oakwood Road, Balhannah SA 5242, Australia

An exceptional Experience... Not just a place to Stay! Perfect from the beginning to the very end! Winner of the South Australian Tourism Award 2012 and Australian Tourism Award 2004-05, you will be delighted to stay in one of our five distinctive self-contained retreats, which are located on a stunning 200 acre property just out of Oakbank in the hub of the Adelaide Hills.

An easy 30 minute drive from Adelaide will find you here. Experience real peace and tranquility in your very own quality retreat, close to plenty of restaurants and wineries.

It is all here simply awaiting your arrival!

Arrival Time: 15:00 | Departure Time: 11:00



Adelaide Hills Country Cottages consists of 5 self contained retreats, spread around our entire property, with apple orchards, lemon groves and Murray Grey beef cattle.

As our guests, you are welcome to wander around the property on walking trails, pick apples in season and bring your lines to try your luck at fishing for redfin in a couple of lakes on the property.

Our retreats provide wonderfully relaxing spa baths, romantic fireplaces (we even supply all your wood completely split and ready to use!), and quality appointments throughout.

All your breakfast provisions are provided for a cooked and contintal breakfast each morning of your stay.

We ensure a wonderful quality experience and excellent, unobtrusive hospitality.


South Australian Tourism Award 2002,2003, 2004. Inducted into the SA Hall of Fame. Australian Tourism Awards 1998, 2002-03 and 2003-04

Apple Tree Cottage

Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, all 5 Retreats have queen beds in master bedrooms, spa baths and romantic fire places. Quality appointments are found throughout.

We also have some retreats that can accommodate 2 couples and/or children.

Generous breakfast provisions are provided for a lovely cooked and continental breakfast each morning, to prepare and enjoy at a time that suits you!

Room Configuration: 2 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 6
Air conditioning , 1 Bathroom, Alarm Clock, All Linen and Towels Provided, Balcony with table and chairs, Bath, Bathroom Bath Tub, BBQ, Binoculars/Telescope, Books and Games, Bushwalking Trails, Car Parking, CD Player, Clock Radio, Coffee Plunger, Continental Breakfast, Cot Available, Crockery & Cutlery, Dinghy, Dining table & chairs, Double Bed, DVD Player/DVD Library, Electric Blanket, Electric Stove Top, Evaporative Cooling, Extra Blankets, Fireplace/Wood Heater, Fishing, Flat Screen TV, Fridge, Full Breakfast Provisions , Full Cooking Facilities, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Fully fenced Yard, Fully Fly-screened, Guest lounge, Hairdryer, Heating, High Chair Available upon Request, Ipod Docking Station, Kitchen (full), Lake View, Laundry Facilities (private) , LCD TV, Linen provided, Microwave, Nature or Birding Guides, Non-Smoking Indoors , Open Wood Fire, Outdoor Activities, Oven, Private Bathroom, Queen Size Bed, Radio, Rainwater, Refrigerator, Shower Over Bath, Spa Bath in Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, TV & DVD Player, Vacuum Cleaner, Washing Machine, Waterfront, Wine glasses/ bottle Opener, Wood Fire

Gum Tree Cottage

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Gum Tree Cottage features

* A Cosy Retreat with Open Log Fire
* Relaxing Two Person Spa Bath
* Dimmable bathroom lighting
* Kitchen Facility (except convection oven)
* R/C Air Conditioning
* Queen and Twin Bedrooms both with Wonderful Country Views
* Quality Linen and Towels
* Accommodating up to 4 people, yet perfect for one couple.
* TV/DVD Player/ Portable CD Player/ Stereo
* Generous supply of provisions for Cooked and Continental Breakfast

Put on your Akubra hat and feel part of our history right here.

Room Configuration: 2 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 4

Lavender Fields Luxury

Lavender Fields Luxury features

Private & Secluded Three Acre Garden with Pond & Stone Bridge
Secret Garden with furniture, tucked away overlooking pond to enjoy
Fresh & light French Provincial Style
Fully Equipped French Kitchen with European appliances, including
Gas stove
Nespresso Pod Expresso machine and Milk frother.
Selection of Nespresso Pods to enjoy
Luxury Jurlique Lavender Toiletries
Bose Lifestyle 235 home entertainment system
Bose Sound Dock Series 2 Dock in main bedroom
Apple TV with selection of Movies & Music to enjoy
FREE ADSL2 Wi-Fi in Cottage
Luxury King-size bed with Sateen sheets in Main bedroom
Luxurious Ensuite Bathroom to Main bedroom with Underfloor Heating
Open Fire and unlimited supply of fire wood
R/C Air Conditioning
Queen Size bed in second bedroom, own Private Bathroom with Underfloor Heating
HDTV / Pioneer DVD Player / iPod Dock with iPod full of music to enjoy
Washing Machine/Dryer
Generous supply of provisions for Cooked and Continental Breakfast
Al Fresco dining area with BBQ
Accommodating up to 4 people, yet absolutely perfect for one couple
Suitable for Adults Only
Exclusively yours

Room Configuration: 2 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 4
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

The Nest

The Nest features:

* The NestDeep luxurious Two Person Spa Bath
* Dimmable lighting throughout
* Log Fire
* Majestic Gum Tree floodlit at night
* R/C Air Conditioning
* Kitchen Facility (except convection oven)
* Queen size bed
* Quality Linen and Towels
* Generous supply of provisions for Cooked and Continental Breakfast
* Time to enjoy the goodness of nature
* Bird Watching (over 25 species counted)
* TV/DVD Player/ Portable CD Player/ Stereo
* Outdoor Patio

Room Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

The Villa

The Villa features

* The Villa. Deep Luxurious Two Person Spa Bath
* Dimmable bathroom lighting
* Open Fireplace
* Ducted R/C Air Conditioning
* Fully Equipped Kitchen
* Washing Machine
* Generous supply of provisions for Cooked and Continental Breakfast
* Terraced Alfresco Dining with Expansive Country Views to Mt Lofty
* Queen and Double Romantic Bedrooms
* Accommodating up to 4 people.
* TV/DVD Player/ Portable CD Player/ Stereo
* Suitable for Adults Only

Room Configuration: 2 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 4
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.


  • Air Conditioned
  • Barbecue
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Cot available on request
  • Gay friendly
  • Internet Access Available
  • Linen Provided
  • Reverse Cycle Airconditioning
  • Stereo
  • Wood Fire
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Car Parking
  • DVD Player
  • Heating
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Self Contained
  • TV
  • Balcony
  • Bedding
  • CD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • On-site parking
  • Spa
  • Wifi access

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Cancellation Policy

- Cancellations notified more than 30 days prior to arrival day will be entitled to a full refund. - Cancellations notified 30 days or less will forfeit all monies paid unless we are able to re-book your entire stay to another group at full tariff. If re-booking to another group eventuates forfeited funds may be applied to another booking within a 12 month period from the date of the original booking. - We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance to provide protection against loss due to cancellation illness injury death loss of luggage inability to travel due to a CFS catastrophic fire rating warning. - All cancellations are to be in writing. - Please refer to all policies at

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