Our teenage daughters gave us a weekend holiday at Hillgrove House as a gift - what a treat! We went right at the end of winter, so everything was lush and green, and cool enough for log fires at night, but were blessed with warm days and sunshine, perfect for lounging in the comfortable adirondack chairs on the front lawn overlooking a valley of warratah flowers. From the king size bed, to the fancy double-recliner leather couch and the spa bath - everything was immaculate, comfortable and in excellent taste. The food provisions were extraordinary - all the best & freshest local produce in extravagent quantities - and not just basic, but smoked salmon, yoghurts, ice-cream, gourmet pizza, 3 types of home-made cookies etc, etc, etc. Sticking to a diet is going to be harder than normal here :) Thoughtful personal touches everwhere reveal that the owners (whom we never saw) have invested a lot of time & effort to create something special and memorable here. We will certainly want to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comprising Hillgrove House and Waratah Cottage, these two beautifully appointed, AAAT 4.5 star, self-contained bed & breakfast retreats offer complete privacy, tranquility and breathtaking views in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region. Just 30 minutes from Adelaide, 60 minutes from the Barossa Valley, 90 minutes from the ferry to Kangaroo Island and adjacent to all premier tourism attractions, they are renowned for their style, first class amenities, generous hospitality and outstanding attention to detail. These getaways definitely do make life worth living! ... more less