TIME TO RELAX! STAY 3 OR MORE NIGHTS and THE PRICE DROPS TO $165/night
Recharge your senses and enjoy a restful escape in the heart of boutique wine country at 1860 Wine Country Cottages, only an hours drive from Adelaide.
Here youll find all the ingredients for a relaxing break away from the everyday.
- Explore new tastes. Work your way through our three unique Boutique Wine and Food Trails, designed to give you a taste of the very best Eden Valley and the Adelaide Hills has to offer.
- Take a stroll on the wild side. Take your time and explore our neighbourhood set amongst vineyards, rolling hills, farms and wildlife.
- Experience the quiet of the countryside. Breathe in the fresh country air while you soak up the sun in your private outdoor area. Listen to the birds call and watch them wheel around the sky. Hear the wind whisper through stately red gums. Feel yourself unwind!
- Rejuvenate yourself. Rest up in your secluded unique stone cottage. Theyre the perfect mix of picturesque and contemporary style.
THE PERFECT BASE TO EXPLORE EDEN VALLEY AND BEYOND.
Our Homestead and three cottages provide totally private escapes that merge the beauty of stone with all the contemporary amenities and touches to make your stay remarkable.
The Kuchel family built our homestead and outbuildings in the 1860s and weve renovated it and added new rooms. Weve rebuilt the old Kuchel stone dairy to create two adjoining, fully self-contained cottages.
Weve also restored a very old stone building to create The Stables, the ultimate in pampering, with generous proportions, a private garden, cathedral skylights, luxury spa and cosy wood combustion fire.
Each is beautifully appointed with a blend of new and antique furniture, polished timber floors, textural stone and mini orb ceilings for added warmth and charm. All feature private parking and outdoor areas with heaters and BBQs. In short, everything you need to (big deep breath in and out ) really relax.
DAWN COTTAGE (1 bedroom studio, 35m2). From $165/night.
Adjoining Sunset Cottage in the old stone dairy, the one-bedroom Dawn Cottage is the ultimate retreat for couples who want that intimate stay with a dose of comfort and privacy.
Enjoy a large private timber deck and paved BBQ entertaining area with elevated views of the original 1860 Homestead, original stone outbuildings, garden, paddocks, dam, surrounding hills, our own vines and livestock.
The cottages spacious open plan design features an exquisite mix of antique and new furniture including cedar dining table and large, comfy lounge. Cook up a lavish breakfast in the kitchenette or have a BBQ on the deck.
Amenities also include:
- 1 x Queen bed with 1000 thread sun-dried cotton sheets
- Large en suite and deluxe cotton towels
- Kitchen with granite bench tops, hotplates, bar refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave
- Air conditioning
- Flat screen TV
- BBQ area
- Private off-street parking.
Quote. Thank you for the fantastic stay at Dawn Cottage last weekend. We really enjoyed the experience of the country life style, enhanced by your beautifully renovated cottages. We are planning to come back soon with some friends and stay in the Sunset Cottage. Grenville and Ornella.
Quote. Thanks for a great stay. The cottage is really nicely done and we really enjoyed our stay here. Well be back soon. Nigel.
There is so much to see and do in Eden Valley.
Our Wine & Dine Trails.
It was a tough task, but we thought someone should do it! So, through much trial and error, great hardships and long days tastings, weve compiled what we believe are the most distinctive wine and food experiences the Eden Valley and surrounds have to offer.
Our three local wine and food trails will take you through a combination of Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills boutique wineries, plus recommend places to eat and experience some very special local produce.
These are the unique wine experiences we prefer, and you wont find most of these wines in your local bottle shops.
To get on the trail, check the booklet in your cottage.
A taste of what to expect.
1860 Wine Country Cottages are in a special part of the world. Were just an hour from Adelaide, half an hour from the delights of the Barossa Valley, close to the unique historic towns of the Adelaide Hills and near to the stunning scenery offered up by the mighty Murray. Plus, theres also a thriving local Eden Valley wine industry to explore.
Heres a quick snapshot of whats on offer within a short distance from your stone cottage escape:
Eden Valley local wineries:
- Peter Seppelt Grand Cru Winery and Restaurant (just 30 metres from your door!)
- Suffield Wines
- Partalunga Vineyard
- Edenmae Wines
- Baker Creek Vineyard
- Irvine Wines
- Fernfield Wines
- Glenerron Wines
- Henschke Wines
- Taste of Eden (tastings of boutique Eden Valley wines, particularly our famous rieslings)
- Sorby Adams
- Thorn Clarke Cellar Door
The Herbig tree. The first Australian home of Friedrich Herbig, who married his wife Caroline in 1858, and lived in this tree home with their first 2 children.
Local craft. Check out the handmade leather store, Rose-Anne Russell, in Springton and Winestains Handcrafts for leather & timber products in Williamstown.
A quick round. If golfs your bag, the Mount Pleasant 18 hole golf course is just 3km away from your cottage.
The 19th Hole. We have 3 pubs, 2 in Mt Pleasant and 1 in Springton if you feel like a refreshing ale, or a counter meal.
The Lookout. Head along the Springton Angaston Road to get a good view of the surrounding countryside. A small 4km return trip hillside walk starts from the Lookout if you feel like some fresh air.
Window-shopping. Head to Angaston (about 20 mins drive) for historic buildings, hip café culture, cheese makers, wine bars and lots of shops to peruse.
Take a walk. Discover the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park nestled in the hills between Tanunda and Angaston. It provides two walking trails first the Stringybark loop for a taste of the parks natural landscape (2.5km) and Wallowa Hike (4.7km), for views of impressive outcrops and panorama of the ranges.
Spin your wheels. The approx. 900km long Mawson trail is known as South Australias pinnacle cross country mountain bike track. It winds through the Adelaide Hills, Eden and Barossa Valleys and runs close by 1860 Wine Country Cottages.
For more details on what to do around wine country, come stay with us!
Weve put our personal guide to all the best things in Eden Valley, the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley in your cottage.
Sorry, no children.
We are unable to accommodate children under 12 because of the nature of a country property.