Aldgate Lodge is just 20 minutes from Adelaide, but feels like a world away.
The Adelaide Hills of South Australia are all about nature, peace and quiet and wonderful friendly hospitality. If these are the things you are looking for during your stay in the Adelaide Hills, look no further than Aldgate Lodge situated in the historic township of Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills.
Aldgate Lodge is a luxurious four and a half star property of log construction nestled in a picturesque garden, with winter creek, majestic trees, ferns, azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. Guests can wander through the beautiful garden and enjoy the blooms and watch the many native birds feeding.
Aldgate Lodge offers two main suites, each with its own bedroom, breakfast/lounge room and luxurious, private two person spa bathroom.
Aldgate Lodge Bed and Breakfast is so close to Adelaide but offers a serene environment for a relaxing holiday.
AAA Tourism four star rated Amble Fern is a contemporary styled studio overlooking the front garden. With its own private patio, peace and tranquillity are yours to enjoy. Amble Fern can accommodate up to four people. An additional bedroom can be set up with either twin or queen beds. Separate rooms for the shower/spa and toilet/vanity ensure there is room to move. This studio has lovely light, plenty of space and a slightly more sophisticated feel. Large windows provide views across a seasonally changing tranquil garden. The courtyard has a gas barbeque with a quiet, restful area to relax and enjoy the birds darting around the garden, often stopping to drink from the water fountain.
Amble Over is a stylish, upstairs Apartment for a couple. Experience the serenity of either rural or garden views from your balconies.
Your spacious bathroom includes a luxurious spa giving a sweeping view over the rear paddocks. The front balcony provides a wonderful view over the gorgeous English style garden.
This apartment has been tagged with a quirky, 'tongue in cheek' name. The name could simply imply 'relaxed', or 'above all else', but ideally we see it as 'relaxed sophistication'.
Amble Over has an open plan lounge/dining area, it is extremely comfortable and very spacious.
AAA Tourism four star rated Amble Wren offers privacy and peacefulness. This charming cottage is set back in the expansive gardens. Fully air-conditioned, you will be cosy in winter and cool in summer.
An intimate self-contained cottage for a couple. Relax in your private spa with a delightful rural outlook. Sit on your private deck, enjoy the views of the English style Garden and watch the antics of many species of native birds.
The covered deck offers a wonderful view where you can relax with a drink or prepare a meal on the gas barbeque. An alternative cooking option for the gourmet chef!
All this only metres from restaurants, wineries, art galleries and craft shops. Don't forget to take home some flowers from the garden as a memento of your stay at Amble Wren Cottage.
'Amble at Hahndorf is life at your own pace'.
Nestled amongst towering stringybark eucalypts in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, just 30 minutes from the city centre, a haven of luxury and tranquillity awaits at Cladich Pavilions.
Surrounded by native bushland and abundant bird life, the award winning Pavilions offer a truly Australian bed and breakfast experience in which luxury and privacy reign supreme.
Step inside and you will experience the very best in luxurious contemporary accommodation. Signature pieces of early Australian antique furniture take pride of place in spacious living areas, and queen size beds adorned with crisp white linens are the perfect foil for the polished Tasmanian oak floors throughout.
With digital television, stereos, and individually controlled reverse cycle air conditioners, the Pavilions offer every amenity you would expect of an establishment of this quality. Imagine a bathroom stocked with fresh white bathrobes and aromatic Jurlique products, and the ultimate in indulgence - truly sublime homemade caramels.
Hahndorf Resort Tourist and Caravan Park is a substantial tourist resort incorporating various levels of accommodation and caravan and camping sites, set on 13 hectares of open surrounds with unparalleled views of the magnificent Adelaide Hills.
The Resort has been totally renovated and landscaped by the Schirripa family, offering a virtually new product which is accompanied by exceptional service and wonderful experiences.
Various accommodation types are provided as well as caravan and camping sites, recreation facilities including barbecues, an outdoor unheated pool (opened seasonably), jumping cushion and a small children's playground.
The Resort also incorporates a large new state of the art convention, weddings and function and events centre, with further conference and event venues to choose from - all of various sizes and capacities.
A modern restaurant is also situated within the Resort using the best local produce, offering an exceptional menu in a warm, relaxing and inviting indoor or outdoor setting.
The Resort consists of gentle hills, two lakes, natural bush, abundant wildlife and exceptional 360 degree views.
The Sticky Rice Villas are the ultimate in luxury accommodation in the Adelaide Hills and are set behind the award winning Sticky Rice Cooking School in the picturesque township of Stirling with the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and Heysen Trail on the doorstep.
You have the choice of Bali Villa, Yoko Villa or Zen Villa.
Purpose built for wow factor, every villa offers a spacious two-room 70 square metres of indoor living area, a private walled 45 square metre outdoor courtyard plus individual gardens in which to explore and relax.
Each villa is individually styled and architecturally designed for seamless indoor and outdoor living. Floor to ceiling glass surrounds each villa allowing views and easy access to the private enclosed courtyards and landscaped gardens.
Enjoy the luxury of under floor heating and stunning Jag kitchens in each villa which are finished with inspiring designer furnishings.
Experience the Magic! A multi-storied enchanting, romantic castle-like retreat, the Castle Keep B&B at Thorngrove is constructed from Angaston white marble, with the romance of an embellished stone working baronial fireplace.
Features include early nineteenth century high backed, ornately carved English oak bed (Californian king size), original hand coloured steel engravings circa 1868, hand painted central rib vaulted ceilings, stone spiral staircase, mullioned and lancet windows, stone flagged floor and walls, spacious two person en suite corner spa bath and ground floor kitchenette area with stainless steel appliances.
Nineteenth century Georgian high back upholstered fireside double chair and eighteenth century English carved oak coffer complete this romantic fairytale setting. The retreat has open plan first floor bed/living/sitting area at the top of a stone spiral staircase, ground floor bathroom with large corner spa bath, kitchenette, hallway entry from garden, private rustic flagstone paved and hedged courtyard with outdoor setting, first floor Juliet balcony through gothic arched and shuttered French doors, wide screen high-definition free view digital LCD/DVD BluRay and iPod dock.
The Manna of Hahndorf is a boutique four star motel located in the heart of the historic town of Hahndorf in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Only 20 minutes from Adelaide and central to the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine regions, the Manna of Hahndorf is a perfect base to explore some of South Australia's premier wine regions.
Hahndorf has lost none of its charm and importance as Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. The leafy Main Street, with no fewer than 90 buildings dating back to the 1800s, is also home to a growing number of distinctly contemporary attractions and interesting shops.
The Manna of Hahndorf offers 51 up-market rooms including Superior, Executive and for that special occasion, Indulgence Spa Suites. Enjoy superbly furnished air conditioned rooms, featuring flat screen televisions with complimentary Foxtel and wireless broadband internet, along with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave oven and toaster.
The Manna of Hahndorf's restaurant, The Haus Cafe + Bar + Kitchen offers a rustic and regional menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
New self-contained studio apartments will be opening in October 2012 and will offer one and two bedroom luxury apartments.
Conveniently located on two acres in the heart of the beautiful Adelaide Hills, just 20 minutes from the centre of Adelaide.
This very comfortable, elegantly furnished, self contained retreat with magnificent views and a private entrance has a beautifully appointed kitchen with a roomy lounge and dining area and an outside courtyard. Enjoy the luxury of the fully tiled 12 metre heated indoor swimming pool or indulge and rejuvenate in the double spa bath.
Two large bedrooms (king and queen size beds) with quality linen, comfortable chairs for relaxation, log fire, air conditioning, barbecue facilities, private garden and fishpond.
Adjacent to the beautiful Mount Lofty Golf Corse and the Heysen Trail (a popular destination for bushwalkers) with other local attractions such as Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and Warrawong Sanctuary nearby.
Situated in the sensational village of Stirling, 35 minutes from Adelaide's International Airport, our beautifully refurbished Stirling Hotel offers alfresco dining, art galleries, organic cafe's, bookshops and garden in a relaxed and sophisticated setting.
Rooms feature large ensuite bathrooms with spa tubs and dual-head rain showers; all beds are king size, have luxury linens with precise lighting and audio/visual controls at your bedside. The sitting area includes Emma Hack artwork, digital television and DVD's and refreshments from the fully stocked mini bar.
For cosy nights, three of our rooms feature open fireplaces and for the warmer months a private balcony with outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful streetscape of Stirling, is on offer. A writing desk is equipped with high speed wireless internet connection and your own iPod docking station.
In-room amenities include soft robes, iron and ironing board, mending kit, vanity kit with complimentary in-room coffee and tea making facilities. A welcoming Haigh's Chocolate's gift and fresh flowers await your arrival. We even have the latest espresso machine for the exclusive use of our guests.
Come and experience our 'elevated living' accommodation at The Stirling Hotel.
Experience another world at Thorngrove Manor, a unique artistic Small Luxury Hotel.
Distinctive and captivating, a whimsical architectural expression, with individual and privately located accommodation catering for individual selection, with dedicated entries. Inspired timeless design with a sense of wonder; complementary appointments with both antique and bespoke furnishing. A dynamic non-conformist signature property, with an indefinable romantic ethereal quality, not replicated elsewhere; creative surroundings and living spaces provide unique engaging experiences for the soul. Unique and commanding outlooks across sweeping vistas, a special sense of time and place - a labyrinthine architectural adventure with integrity and conviction. Only for those with imagination and romance in their soul!
Winner of many awards, Thorngrove Manor is one of the world's outstanding hotels. The baroque towers and fantasy turrets are clues to its flamboyant interiors. Antiques, hand-painted friezes, stencils and artwork exploit its diverse room shapes to create an escapist's dream.
Imaginative decor renders every room a masterpiece. There is no more ingenious fusion of the contemporary and the baroque anywhere! Enjoy meticulous attention to detail with personal and discreet service. Every modern facility has been discreetly woven into this romantic wonderland. Privacy is absolute; you may never see the other guests.
Adelaide Hills B&B Accommodation offers a suite for two people with the privacy of their own entrance and off street parking. Overlooking an award-winning garden with tree ferns and flowering plants. Wild birds feeding are a regular delight to the garden and can be enjoyed whilst breakfasting through large corner windows. The suite is complimented with a king size bed that converts into two singles, reverse cycle air-conditioning, kitchenette stocked with breakfast provisions and ensuite. Close to Warrawong Sanctuary, Cleland Wildlife Park, Hahndorf and wineries and only 20 min drive to Adelaide CBD.
Welcome to Amble at Hahndorf bed and breakfast just 150m from Hahndorfs Main Street, and only 25 km east of Adelaide CBD. Nestled in the Adelaide Hills region of South AustraliaAmble at Hahndorf Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located for an enjoyable and peaceful escape. For those who wish to venture further a field, Amble at Hahndorf is an ideal base for day trips to Barossa Valley and Mclaren Vale wine districts.
Set in lovely gardens, Amble at Hahndorf offers tranquility, romance and seclusion.
This beautiful Hahndorf accommodation is offered in either Amble Wren, Amble Fern and Amble Over.
Amble at Hahndorf is life at your own pace'
Situated on the main street of the picturesque town of Hahndorf, we are in the ideal position to offer convenience, history and luxury to our guests. The Hahndorf Motor Lodge has 19 units in a convenient setting with its own year round heated pool. Pleasantly secluded in tranquil garden surroundings and furnished with comfort in mind, our fully air-conditioned accommodation will allow you to relax completely. The deluxe suites provide queen size beds, remote control TV and ISD telephone, with your own personal spa available in the executive suites. All this in a happy and welcoming atmosphere.
In the bustling main street of historic Hahndorf theres a new way to stay... Adelaide Hills Accommodation The Haus Studio Apartments Self-contained units in a beautiful landscaped setting.
Take a trip out of the city, through the windy roads and to the beautiful landscape of the Adelaide Hills... the alternative to an Adelaide CBD Hotel in a relaxed regional setting.
Be captivated by the seasons and immerse yourself in our renowned Food & Wine Culture.
Mount Lofty House offers the best of both worlds, superbly positioned overlooking the breathtaking Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills wine region, yet only 20 minutes from the central business district of Adelaide. As one of Australia's premier boutique country house hotels, Mount Lofty House provides a unique historic setting in which to experience our luxurious accommodation, excellent meeting facilities and friendly personalised service. This multi-award winning property sets a fine example of regional food, wine and hospitality to the leisure and business market.
Please contact operator for special rates....
The Stirling Market is a monthly, award winning market with around 80 stalls, which make, bake, grow or value add to the products sold. It is a street closure market, held in co-operation with local businesses. An attractive setting provides an ambience enjoyed by the whole of the main village of Stirling. Monies raised from the stallholders are used to provide assistance to local groups and charities.
Open the fourth Sunday of the month 10am to 4pm. In December the market is on the third Sunday of the month....
Gulf Brewery is a microbrewery producing hand crafted boutique beers. You can taste beers at the cellar door and either relax and have a beer by the glass or take away to drink at your leisure. The cellar door is located between the IGA and Otto's bakery on the main street of historic Hahndorf in the picturesque Adelaide Hills
Gulf Brewery have a wide range of beers available, so they can guarantee there will be a beer to suit your palette from a crisp refreshing lager to smooth dark chocolate stout. They also have one off specialty beers on tap throughout the year. If you are not sure what beers you would like, why not try a tasting paddle of six?
Tasting plates of cheeses, local meats and olives are also available to complement the beer selection.
Gulf Brewery can also host functions by appointment....
While Australia is rich and bountiful, the Adelaide Hills arguably has a greater range of quality food, produce and wine than any other region in the country. The Locavore menu is designed around the best that the region’s local producers have to offer.
In keeping with the principles of the 100-Mile Diet, The Locavore is dedicated to sourcing food and wines from places as close to us as possible (160 kilometres, in fact).
This is then balanced with the following approach: if not local, eat family-farmed; if not family-farmed, eat organic; if not organic, eat fair trade.
Make sure you dine at The Locavore....
Red Cacao is a family run boutique artisan chocolatier with a chocolate cafe attached where we serve up delicious hot chocolates, chocolate indulgences and our unique "Chocolate and Coffee Experience" where we match chocolates to the coffee bean of your choice from our daily menu.
We are a passionate and vibrant business with a dynamic team always pushing the boundaries of whats possible with chocolate!...
Crafers is full of locations where historic buildings once stood. Keep an eye out for a small brochure called "An Historic Walk Through Crafers". It lists a number of sites along Summit Road, Cox Creek Road and the Crafers Main Street.
The historic Mount Lofty Summit has recently been modernised to include lots of car parking and an exceptional restaurant, that offers superb views over Adelaide and across Gulf St Vincent. It was first sighted and named by Matthew Flinders in 1802. Take Summit Road and follow the signs.
Crafers greatest claim to fame is that the Crafers Hotel is the oldest hotel in the Hills plus it was one of the earliest settlements in the Adelaide Hills.
One of Crafers little secrets is the outstanding Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens nestled in the hills behind Crafers (take the Summit Road and follow the signs), these gardens, with their rich displays of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias are best seen in spring although they are still impressive all year round. There is a wonderful mixture of European and Australian native plants with the main highlights being Fern Gully and the Woodland Garden....
In chic boutique style, Verdun Park Wines specialise in producing a limited quantity of premium, elegant, cool climate Adelaide Hills wine each vintage. Taste the commitment in our small and exclusive parcels of Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Shiraz.
Tickle your palate and tempt your taste buds with a wine flight, enjoy a glass or share a bottle with friends beside the garden and vineyard.
Cellar Door Opening is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February from 12pm to 5pm and then on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of every month.
Elegance in a glass....
Hahndorf Hill Winery specialises in exciting new-wave wines, including Gruner Veltliner and Blaufrankish. It also hosts ChocoVino tastings - an experience based on the concept of terroir, where fine wines are matched with the world's most exclusive chocolate. A small fee applies for this experience and bookings are recommended.
The cellar door offers sensational views and has won numerous regional tourism awards.
This is certainly one cellar door you'll be reluctant to leave!...
Established in 1855, the Bridgewater Inn is one of South Australia's most historic pubs. With cosy open fires blazing in winter and the shady vine covered pergola by the creek in summer, the Bridgewater Inn is a venue for all seasons.
Set in picturesque Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills, and overlooking Cox's Creek, the Inn is the perfect spot for a relaxing ale and a bite to eat.
With friendly bistro and al fresco dining seven days a week, the extensive and a la carte menu from the Inn's famous kitchen is ideal for celebrations or family get-togethers....
Experience Sidewood Cellar Door at Maximilian's Restaurant with the surrounding rural views of the Adelaide Hills. Taste the Sidewood wines that impress the judges with consistent trophies and gold medals and the Champion South Australian Cider by Royal Adelaide Cider competition.
Casual dining available on the Sidewood deck, overlooking the floating golf green. Yes, take the Sidewood Golf Challenge to hit a hole-in-one!
Sidewood Cellar Door, an Adelaide Hills destination that you'll be back to visit.
Deviation Road Winery produces exciting cool climate wines from mature vineyard resources in the Adelaide Hills. Owners Hamish and Kate Laurie continue a five generation winemaking tradition. Devoted to the high altitude sites of the Adelaide Hills and with Kate's French oenology training, the wines they produce are at once traditional and contemporary.
With a fiery passion to create premium bottle fermented and aged sparkling together with textual aromatic whites that can genuinely cellar, their signature style is focussed, textural, restrained and balanced. At Deviation Road every sip reveals a little of the mystery; a taste of the terroir, a glimpse at the season, a hint of the science and a wink to the heritage that crafts its existence.
Located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, the Deviation Road experience combines a spectacular garden setting with a sophisticated wine menu that showcases the Laurie's commitment to cool climate viticulture. Surrounded by heritage listed bush land, the cellar door and vineyard celebrates the very best of the Adelaide Hills. ...
Something special awaits you at Bamfurlong Fine Crafts. Situated in one of Hahndorf’s prettiest stone cottages, Bamfurlong offers visitors a unique selection of quality craft from local and interstate artisans.
Each piece is carefully selected for its unique qualities and the skill of its creator. Bamfurlong Gallery displays only the most innovative, exquisite, and sensitively crafted work.
For an experience in pure delight, visit Bamfurlong - a truly memorable experience....
The Old Clarendon Inn is set around historic buildings (circa 1859) that formed part of the first winery in Clarendon. The vineyard is still in production and produces fine wines which are available for sale by the glass and takeaway in the restaurant.
The Millers Restaurant serves an a la carte dining experience, specialising in the very best steak and seafood with local influence, Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. The restaurant boasts floor to ceiling glass windows with views of the Clarendon Hills and valley beneath. Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights feature a mix of local, national and international live music acts
The complex is built into the hillside, complementing the original charm of the historic and heritage listed buildings, and overlooks the Onkaparinga River and the Clarendon Valley.
Nestled into the hill above the complex are motel units with spectacular views and quiet, comfortable surrounds....
Greenbanks Tours takes your small group on the roads less travelled behind the food and wine, people and places that are South Australia.
Greenbanks Tours offer a menu of day trip activities and experiences that are uniquely South Australian. Based in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, family-owned and operated Greenbanks Tours focuses on things to do and see particularly for senior active folks.
The groups are small, maximum of 6, and they pick you up and drop you off from your hotel. Every tour is private and intimate.
Your interests are their interests and they create flexible day tours across the Adelaide Hills region, Barossa Valley to the north or Fleurieu Peninsula to the south.
The tours get you close to native birds and animals. There are red gum farm lands through which you can cycle or walk. They guarantee wide sandy beaches for you to swim off. They know uniquely Australian country golf courses to play on. Guides can lead you through obscure parks and gardens. Lesser known art studios and galleries are their specialty. Or just meeting local folks going about their business …they find them for you....
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt is a European-style Christmas market based in the German town of Hahndorf, organised and run by C3 Church Adelaide Hills. It captures the essence of community, celebration, fun, laughter & family enjoying time together, such as is found in many cities in Europe over the Christmas period, but in a warm Aussie setting.
With over 50 stalls, entertainment, food & much more, it's going to be an incredible weekend filled with fun, entertainment and Christmas Spirit so make sure you don't miss out and come along to see what the fuss is all about.
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