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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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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 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 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Thoughtful service and romantic atmosphere at the apple cottage made our special moment - proposal unforgetable! Highly recommended, one of the feature of Adelaide hills to be proud of. It would be even more beautiful in the months of springs and autumn: September, March April... Friendly professional staff gave us feeling of being home.

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

Congratulations!!! Thank you for choosing Apple Tree Cottage as the special place of your proposal. It certainly is a place of romance. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We can't wait to welcome you back. Kind regards, Steve & Mandy More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Steve was so incredibly friendly, from that very first phone call you started to relax. The Cottage was an ideal Aussie country vision, inside, and out. Location was close to everything the Adelaide Hills are renowned for, but amazingly quiet, peaceful, and totally relaxing. In the high paced world, this place transported you to somewhere else entirely.The full moon reflected... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and review of your exceptional experiences at Gum Tree Cottage. I'd love to say I magically placed that gum tree there just for you... we did however place the cottage right next to that stunning gum tree to add to our guests experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for your next... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On entering The Nest for our three day stay we were stunned at the amount of effort that had gone into making it #1 in its category...and truly deserved. Soft music playing and airconditioning on...and that was just the beginning. Spacious bathroom with picture window from double spa bath over the green hillsides, kitchen fitted with more equipment than anyone... More 

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

Hi Geoff & Jessie, It was fabulous having you stay at The Nest and to read of how you truly appreciated everything we provide, it makes what we do all worthwhile. We love your new game "spot what's missing!". We certainly try hard to ensure that our guests want for nothing. We can't wait to welcome you back next time... More 

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