MacDONNELL HOUSE at 38 MacDonnell Street, in the heart of Naracoorte, is the ideal refresh and relax destination for up to four couples, but also very appealing to singles and corporate guests.
The 1930s local stone bungalow, with 21st century interior makeover, has four bedrooms comprising one king-sized and three queen-sized and three bathrooms.
It is next to the Visitor Information Centre car park and a short walk from Naracoorte Community Playground, Lions Pioneer Park and the centre of town. You can walk along MacDonnell Street or take the Naracoorte Creek Walk.
The open kitchen/dining room seats eight at the timber table and two leather sofas which is great for casual eating and chatting over meals, drinks and snacks. There are a cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, cookware, cutlery, crockery and glasses plus a plasma TV and DVD player.
The intimate sitting room has sofas and TV/DVD. The large master bathroom has a double shower, double vanity, two-person spa and WC and has proved very popular with honeymooners. There are also an ensuite bathroom with shower, WC and double vanity; and a smaller bathroom with shower, WC and vanity.
MacDonnell House has ducted reverse cycle air conditioning so you can adjust the heating or cooling to suit your comfort level.
The back verandah is fully enclosed and includes a self-contained laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board; and the open front verandah faces a rose garden and the street.
MacDonnell House is on a residential street, an easy 1.5km walk from the centre of town, and has a pleasant garden of mainly native shrubs. A rear driveway leads to a double carport, providing undercover parking for two vehicles and also serving as a sheltered area for the barbecue.
The 4.5-star rated MacDonnell House is one of four properties owned and run by Naracoorte Cottages. (The others are Limestone View, Smith Street Villa and Pinkerton Hill.) Richard Peake and Judy Barton established this people friendly Bed and Breakfast business in 1995 and have welcomed thousands of satisfied guests from South Australia, interstate and overseas.
MacDonnell House offers comfort, convenience and cleanliness with all modern amenities. The B&B is ideal for singles, couples, families and groups as well as corporate guests for short stopovers or longer stays. We have a 2-night minimum on long weekends and a 3-night minimum at Easter. The house is private for one guest group at a time even if there are only two adults.
The house has plasma TVs, DVD player, free local call telephone, free access to wireless broadband (BYO laptop or desktop computer) and reverse cycle air conditioning.
Bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. Tariffs are value for money and include generous full breakfast provisions (eggs, bacon, tomatoes, fruit juice, boxed cereals, bread, jams and spreads, tea, instant coffee, coffee grounds and milk); and a complimentary 750ml bottle of wine with every booking.
Naracoorte is home to the South Australiaâ€™s only World Heritage listed site, the Naracoorte Caves National Park, 10km south of town. The park includes Wonambi Fossil Centre, telling the story of megafauna whose bones are preserved in fossil deposits, and caves with spectacular limestone formations, a Bat Cave and a cafe. The Caves, 10km south of town, are open 9am to 5pm daily except on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Naracoorte is also central to four premium wine regions, Coonawarra, Penola, Padthaway and Wrattonbully, within a 48km or 30 minute radius.
Splash out in the large manmade Naracoorte swimming lake, with reticulated and chlorinated water and lifeguards on duty on very hot days. It is surrounded by lawns and shady trees, is free and is open from December 1 to March 31.
The town of Naracoorte has two seven-day supermarkets, three hotels, Thai and Chinese restaurants, a renowned family bakery, 24-hour McDonalds, Subway and many other takeaway food shops and a thriving shopping centre.
The Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and BankSA all have branches in the town centre; and there are also the Peoples Choice credit union and a Bendigo Community Bank agency. Out of hours, you can draw money from six ATMs.
Be sure to visit the award-winning The Sheeps Back wool industry museum, set in a historic three-storey former flour mill, and the Mini Jumbuk factory, where woollen bedding products for the world are made, and its visitor centre.
Naracoorte welcomes families to its many parks, including the Naracoorte Community Playground and Lions Pioneer Park, both in MacDonnell Street.
Stroll, walk or run on the picturesque Naracoorte Creek Walk through the centre of town; and feed the geese on the pond in the Scout Hall grounds, off Park Terrace, near Naracoorte Holiday Park.
PAYMENT. Guests are asked to pay by Electronic Funds Transfer. Payments by Visa Card and Master Card incur a surcharge of 2%; and payments by American Express incur a surcharge of 3%.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. Naracoorte Cottages has a 3-night minimum art Easter and a 2-night minimum on long weekends.
SAME DAY BOOKINGS can only be made up to 7pm and only if a housekeeper is available to prepare the house.