Quirky Clare Valley Accommodation
Uncover luxury with a difference in the Clare Valley. Looking for somewhere different to stay? Here's a list to get you started.
This rustic stone cottage is set in the Skilly Hills, only 8 minutes from the Sevenhill township but feels like a tranquil retreat in the middle of nowhere. Your host Lisa provides generous breakfast provisions, including eggs, bacon, bread, yoghurt, fruit, juice, and even a bottle of wine to enjoy. In the winter, take full advantage of the sauna, light a fire and cosy up on the couch. In Summer sleep in million star accommodation, an outside screened bedroom enjoying the pure night sky and warm breeze.
Photo: Trestrail Cottage, SATC
Leasingham is where you'll find Bed in a Shed, self-proclaimed 'Unique Vineyard Accommodation'. Owner Andrew Quixley is an artist himself, hence the very creative layout. Make sure to have a good look around at the pieces that he managed to find second-hand, including various signs, decor and wooden planks. The property itself is minutes from O'Leary Walker Wines and Claymore Wines, so you can enjoy a tasting and platter, or even some lunch and walk it off. You could eve jump on the Riesling Trail and head down to Auburn for even more choices.
Photo: Bed in a Shed, Heidi Who Photos (Cover)
Forget everything you know about camping, and say hello to luxury 'Glamping' at Bukirk. It's like a mini village, with 5 tents and two tiny-houses, each with their own private ensuite and deck. The communal kitchen area has everything you need for a luxe getaway, and the fire pit is the perfect place to relax with a cheeky glass of wine with the other guests. Book out the whole place with friends and family to make it your own private retreat.
Photo: Bukirk Glamping, SATC
Once a thriving community filled with schools, council chambers and a church, now Bungaree Station is a popular tourist attraction allowing visitors to delve into their agricultural history. Those old buildings that formed the community have been revamped into quaint self-contained cottages, each sleeping from 2 to 10 people. Perfect for groups of any size and for the family, with the kids able to feed the animals (including deer, kangaroos, chickens and more) in the morning. An on-site pool and free access to their self-guided tour are also included, as well as scrumptious breakfast options and barista coffee made on-site in the Station Store.
Photo: Bungaree Station, SATC
These cottages were originally built for miners back in the 1850's and have been renovated for a unique accommodation stay. A short walk away from sites such as the Unicorn Brewery Cellars and the main street so you can enjoy cafes and restaurants. The cottages offer luxuries that the miners would have loved including quality linen, fully equipped kitchen, reverse cycle air conditioning, digital television, and free wifi.
Photo: Paxton Square Cottages, Heidi Hodge Photography
A Tiny House on a Pink Lake, what's more Instagrammable than that? Located directly across from Lake Bumbunga at Lochiel, you can spend your days exploring the strawberry shores and enjoy a Clare Valley Rose, perfectly colour coordinated of course.