The 1847 built Granary has massive roof timbers. Its thick stone walls were constructed using river stones laid on slate. The Granary is positioned on a commanding riverfront position. Its slipway managed River Barges which carried grain and corn by horse drawn barge down the Onkaparinga River to ships hanging from chains inside the reef at Port Noarlunga and brought back valuable building materials and trade goods. Originally signwritten on every wall and the roof, with Amgoorie Tea, Lyons Coffee, Agar Sugar, and Pauchong Tea, the building was converted into a house in 1927 by installation of ornate ceilings, windows, and varnished wooden floorboards. In 2008 it was bought by its current owners, David and Donna, who upgraded it with a new kitchen with all modern appliances, reroofed it in Galvanised Iron, and grounds improvement.
Follow the river for a 30 minute walk around the town. As one of the first settlements in South Australia, it was laid out like a small English village, complete with Market Square, main street with character shops, a pub and churches. Either side of the township is a national park. Cross the Swing Bridge into the National Park walking trails which head upstream. Use the provided 3 seater Canadian canoe to paddle down to Port Noarlunga and return. Try your hand at catching huge freshwater Bream, or Saltwater Mulloway from your own exclusive riverfront. The river is tidal, alternating between fresh and salt water, attracting unusual birdlife and providing excellent fishing.
Old Noarlunga is positioned at the end of the new southern expressway, 32 minutes by car from the city. Walk from the granary to the new Seaford Meadows electric train station. Visit McLaren Vale and Willunga wineries, and a number of top quality beaches nearby. Day trip to Goolwa,Port Elliott, Middleton, Victor Harbor and return.
The street front for the property is gated to provide privacy and secure offstreet car parking for 3 cars. Ring or sms the host Donna to arrange keys.