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Adelaide Hills Country Cottages

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229 Oakwood Road, Balhannah, South Australia 5243, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Recently stayed for 4 nights in Apple Tree Cottage with my husband and young son. A very memorable family experience and had exceptional weather. The property surrounds are beautiful, waking to the sounds of the cows and birds chirping was delightful. The seclusion from other guests and ability to walk around the property unhindered, pick apples and enjoy the outdoors... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guests, It is fabulous to hear that you had a very memorable family experience and that you took the time time to wander around our beautiful property taking in the sights and sounds and were staying in season to pick apples straight from the trees. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have stayed at this location 3 times now and absolutely love the place more and more each time we come back. Having stayed at Gum Tree Cottage and also Apple Tree Cottage. Cleanliness and breakfast provisions cannot be faulted. Comfortable and charming cottages. Being able to roam the land, pick the apples, pick the lemons and enjoy the beautiful... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

It is such a pleasure to again have you stay with us when you visit Australia from Singapore. Our guests experiences is what is of critical importance to us at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages and from your review it looks like we have ticked all the boxes again. Where else can you stay so close to a capital city and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beautiful country hills. The cottages are very comfortable and has everything you need. Everything is thought out. Great for couples but also small family. Relaxing place to escape, collect your thoughts and just enjoy the view. I stayed at the Gum Tree for one night and the Nest for the other nights. Very comfortable. It is so private too, you... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This has been a favourite destination for some years... especially memorable was staying just a few kms from the Oakbank Racecourse during the Easter racing carnival. Superbly fitted out and very comfortable in every way. The Lavender Fields cottage was easy for me to navigate even though I was recovering from a broken leg. Steve and Mandy Adcock really know... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Marsha, What a pleasure to have you stay again. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review of your exceptional experience, we value your lovely comments and can't wait to welcoming you back once again soon. Kind regards, Steve & Mandy More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice location, beautiful garden and spacious accomodation. A real turnoff is the smelly bedlinnen and blankets. Too many people have slept in them and they have not been properly and regularly washed. It's really time they are being replaced with fresh and new ones. The Airconditioning is only in the living room making the bedroom warm in hot weather. Didn't... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Johmain, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience as this is very important to us. The gardens are certainly beautiful and we are glad you enjoyed the spacious accommodation and the location. We take great efforts to personally welcome and say good bye to as many of our guests as possible. We do... More 

Adelaide, South Australia
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51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Like everyone else I absolutely loved Appletree Cottage and can’t praise it too highly. A word of caution though for people with mobility issues (like my wife and I). This is a two storey cottage with a steep staircase. Even though it has a balustrade you need to take care. The toilet is downstairs and the bedrooms are upstairs -... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us recently. I am so glad that you were able to take the short walk through the apple orchard and to the top of the hill, isn't it a glorious view. You were brave to tackle the big hill across the lake, it is very steep. Each of our other... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We had 3 fabulous nights at the Nest. Attention to detail was amazing. On arrival low lights on, music playing, fruit basket on table and spa ready to go. The area outside was so peaceful and the daily show from the birds and resident koala very entertaining. We ventured out a few times to local wineries, Oakbank, Balhannah, and Handorf,... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Meredith, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you appreciated the attention to detail as you arrived at The Nest. The bird-life is amazing isn't it... and how well have we 'trained' that Koala to put on a show just for you. ;-) We are looking forward to welcoming... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Appletree Cottage was the perfect place to get away from it all. Generous breakfast supplies and lovely fruit basket along with some treats from our daughter kept us so well fed we only needed to send out for a pizza on the last night. We loved rowing on the lake, walking to the top of the hill for the magnificent... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Isn't Apple Tree Cottage a magical place. We are so glad to hear that you were able to experience more than just fabulous accommodation during your stay by getting out on the walking trails and going for a row in the boat. You are not alone in saying that you didn't need or want to leave the property. We hear... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

An exceptional night away. Everything you need and ideal setting. Ample provisions for breakfast. Dinner at the local pub and wonderfull property to explore. A country location within 30 minutes of the city. Some exceptional local wineries to explore nearby.

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Great to hear from you, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Fabulous to hear that you had an exceptional night away. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Steve More 

Brisbane
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

As we drove through the separate gateway into a perfectly manicured and very private park all of our own, the smiles spread across our faces. When we entered the cottage and looked around, they got even bigger. Lavender cottage is comfortable and homely, filled with exquisite touches of decoration and obvious thoughtfulness. Someone must have had a happy time choosing... More 

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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Wow, that place sounds amazing, we must book and stay at that place ourselves... Joke ;) ... we do! We are absolutely delighted and touched by the fact that you obviously so much appreciate the effort we have put in to creating this exceptional experience for you and your family. Thank you so much for taking the time... More 

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