Circa 1860's restored stone cottage with endless character comfort and charm. Offering comfortable lounge with combustion fire, 37" LCD TV with DVD library, classic main bedroom with feather duna and antique iron/brass double bed with electric blanket and built-in robes, eat-in country kitchen with pantry stocked with essentials, all crockery cooking utensils etc supplied. Second bedroom with two singles (can be pushed together to form one kingsize bed), dunas and electric blankets with pine study desk and wardrobe.

Enjoy the totally secure and private sandstone paved cottage garden under a magnificent Japanese Elm tree with outdoor table setting for six.

Lock up garage with washing machine and clothes dryer and separate wood/garden shed. Clothes line, iron & ironing table available if required.

You will need to bring nothing but linen and towels, although these too can be supplied for a small additional cost. Continental breakfast option $30.00. Discount for 3 or more days (see below under "Please Note") and significant discount more than 7.

Non-smoking environment please and no pets.

Local Features

Take a leisurely stroll to the main street (restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels) historic wharf and river/lake. Walk to the Cockle train which leaves for Victor Harbor or go to the Sunday markets which are a special treat.

South Lakes Golf Club just minutes away.

Short drive to the wonderful Goolwa Beach (with four-wheel drive access to river mouth) or across the bridge to Hindmarsh Island.

Enjoy the wineries, surf beaches, walking/bike riding tracks and many other attractions. A 5 min drive to Middleton, 10 min to Port Elliot and 20 min drive to Victor Harbor, Granite Island and the famous fairy penguins and horse-drawn train.


PAYMENT: 50% deposit is required via internet banking (no fee), credit card (small fee applies) or cheque/cash to secure a booking. Balance required 7 days prior to your stay. Contact owner for information on access to keys.

A cleaning charge of $66 applies to all bookings.
Long weekends - 3 night minimum
DISCOUNTS FOR THIRD DAY OR MORE (not applicable December, January, long weekends, Easter and school holidays),
SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS FOR 7 day+ BOOKINGS (not applicable December, January, long weekends, Easter and school holidays),
EASTER TARIFF - Price on Application
sorry - no schoolies bookings

We will always provide you with clean accommodation. We ask that you leave it clean and tidy when you leave - floors swept, dishes washed and put away and internal rubbish removed to external bins.

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Ballantrae is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful cottage, enjoyed every minute of it. service and detail supplied by owners was excellent. location of cottage was a short walk to the shops and the wharf area made it very easy to get around.the
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attractive and homely cottage, very welcoming and well appointed. Walking distance to town and foreshore.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stay at Ballantrae, we enjoyed the personal touches as in wine,chocolates and fresh flowers, a very well equipped house with a lovely garden.The location is excellent, no need to use the car, within walking distance to shops and wharf area as well as the bike trail which we loved.Hectors at the wharf for eating out was a favourite with all of us.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect spot for a visit to Goolwa and surrounds. It felt like home away from home. Our family enjoyed BBQ in the back garden. The owners obviously take a lot of pride in this cottage and it shows throughout, comfort, history and charm, all wrapped up in one little getaway. So close to everything you need.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gabi and Neil were the perfect hosts! From the first moment of contact (an email and phone call) I knew that we were going to have a great time at Ballantrae Cottage. I cannot recommend this little cottage enough, it was so warm and welcoming and they truly have thought of every little detail to make you feel welcome and at home. We cannot wait for our next visit - Thank you once again Gabi and Neil, you should feel very proud of what you do and offer.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A home from home. This beautiful cottage exudes warmth, comfort and everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable beds, very well equipped, lovely outside eating area and delightful gardens. We had an extended stay here and loved every minute. Gabi and Neil our hosts thought of all our possible needs including Christmas decorations. Highly recommend if you like a cottage style property and convenience for shops and restaurants.. Goolwa wharf is only minutes away.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A delightfully comfortable cottage that has all the mod cons while retaining its old world charm. A spectacular private garden really tops it all off. Best of all though is the thoughtfulness of owner Gabi who really cares about the quality of your stay. She provided a wonderful list of local restaurants with descriptions and made sure all was in order while we were there and afterwards (which it was). Very highly recommended if travelling to Goolwa.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ballantrae is a charming cottage that has been lovingly restored by the owners. We had a fantastic stay and really appreciated all of the effort that had gone into making our stay a pleasant one. From the chocolates, flowers and wine on arrival to the magazines and games that had been left for entertainment, the owners, Gabi and Neil, clearly care about their guests. The location in the centre of Goolwa is also perfect for exploring the delights of the Fleurieu and the Coorong. Thanks again for making our holiday so memorable!
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine

All bedding supplied (linen optional)
Bar heaters (2)
Ceiling fans
Charming cottage garden
Clothes dryer
Combustion wood fire
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Electric blankets
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Lock up garage
Original 1860's heritage
Private outdoor dining
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access


Long weekends - 3 nights minimum Easter - 4 nights minimum Christmas to New Year - 7 nights minimum

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $145 $330 $910 2 $0 $0
* $140 $320 $880 2 $0 $0
* $150 $320 $920 2 $0 $0
* $160 $360 $1160 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Cleaning $66 p/s Bed linen/towels $15 p/p
Cont. breakfast $30 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.

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