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“Exceeded our Expectations” 5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide Hills Country Cottages
229 Oakwood Road, Balhannah, South Australia 5243, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Balhannah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tanunda, Australia
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“Exceeded our Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We booked & stayed in the Villa, everything was perfect, very clean, provisions left, music on and set in the most beautiful very private and excluded leavy green surroundings, Just a thought: would also make great gift voucher for wedding couples

Room Tip: there are at least 5 cottages all secluded in beautiful surroundings
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, December 10, 2014
Hi Ruby,
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at The Villa.
Thank you for taking the time to share of your exceptional experience. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we can't wait to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,
Steve & Mandy
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Rating summary
  • 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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BW
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Wir waren selten so angenehm überrascht wie am 26.12.13, als wir im Apple Tree Cottage angekommen sind.
Wir kamen abends in der Dämmerung an und hatten das gute Gefühl erwartet zu werden. Die Lichter vor dem Cottage und drinnen waren angeschaltet, Sekt erwartete uns im Kühlschrank, in jedem Zimmer ein Blumenstrauß, im Wohnzimmer lief romantische Musik und im Bad waren die Beautyprodukte mit Lavendelblüten geschmückt. Alles war liebevoll für unsere Ankunft vorbereitet.
Das Apple Tree Cottage strömt einen einmaligen Charm aus und wir sind wie verzaubert durch alle Zimmer gegangen.
Als es dann am nächsten Morgen hell wurde hat uns der Ausblick auf den See, das Gezwitscher der Vögel und gemütliche Mampfen der Kühe begeistert. Fürs Frühstück war alles mehr als großzügig vorhanden.
Wir haben uns wie im Paradies gefühlt und waren traurig, dass wir nach 2 Nächten weiterfahren mussten.
Unsere Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Vielen Dank.

Seldom we were as pleasantly surprised as when we arrived at Apple Tree Cottage on Dec. 26th, 2013.
We arrived in the evening, twilight time, and we had the feeling that we were cordially welcome. Lights were put on for us outside and inside, a fine bottle of Champagne was in the fridge, flowers were in every room, romantic music was put on in the living room and the basket with beauty products in the bathroom was adorned with lavender flowers. All was lovingly prepared for our arrival.
Apple Tree Cottage has a very special charme and we were enchanted by the atmosphere of the various rooms.
Next morning we were woken to the twitter of birds and cosy grazing sounds by the resident cattle. We had a splendid view onto the lake from our bedroom.
Provisions for breakfast were generous and tasty.
We felt like living in paradise and were so sad to have to leave after 2 nights.
Our hosts were very pleasant and helpful. Thank you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, December 10, 2014
We love to hear of the surprise that our guests experience when arriving at any one of our 5 stunning cottages.
Yes, Apple Tree Cottage is truly amazing, isn't it.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and thanks for taking the time to share of your exceptional experience.
We can't wait to welcome you back.
Kind regards,
Steve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I organised a weekend away to Adelaide to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and booked The Villa at the Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, hoping it would offer privacy in a relaxed and comfortable setting. We certainly weren't disappointed!

The Villa was clean and well furnished and surrounded by trees. Breakfast supplies were plentiful and i organised the Indulgence Package which consisted of wine, cheese, crackers and fruit which we thoroughly enjoyed while sitting on the patio.

Both recommendations from the property managers - the first to have dinner at Maximillians and the second to do a wine and chocolate tasting experience at Hahndorf Hills Winery - were brilliant.

The cottages are not far from all the Adelaide Hills wineries and just over an hours drive from the Barossa Valley.

I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, December 10, 2014
Hi Kelly,
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and thanks for taking the time to share of your exceptional experience.
We are delighted that you found The Villa so private and relaxing... just what you needed by the sounds of it.
The Indulgence Package is a popular choice. It contains mostly produce sourced from the local area and includes a lovely bottle of Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot... a very popular drop.
We can't wait to welcome you back.
Kind regards,
Steve
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My partner and I stayed in Gum Tree Cottage over Christmas eve and Christmas hoping it would be treat for our festive break. It not only lived up to, but completely exceeded expectations.
Everything has been thought of and the attention to detail was faultless. It was pure indulgence and I would thoroughly recommend to another couple looking for some rest and relaxation.
The only problem we had...was leaving.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place. Absolutely the country cottage experience we were looking for. The cottage was adorable, quaint and private. Steve the AHCC owner was fantastic, everything u needed provided and just extremely helpful on all recommendations for the area. Cottage really only suitable for one couple, maybe a couple if kids but wouldn't recommend 2 couples. We would definitely stay here again, loved it !!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed one night at the Apple Tree Cottage. The cottage and the property are both beautiful. It looks like something out of a dream. We had a bit of spare time in the morning to walk around the hills and use the paddle boat on the lake. It was so quiet and beautiful...and so private!! We didn't meet a soul for the time we stayed there. That is if you exclude the cows...
This place gives you a feeling of going back in time, especially at night if you have a drink by the fireplace.
The bed was comfortable, the shower and the spa bath had good pressure and very hot water. We arrived just as the darkness was falling. We loved the fact that the lights were already on and some music was playing softly when we pushed open the cottage's door.
All together, a real bliss...

ps : beware of cow 308, she's quite moody

Room Tip: The Tree Cottage is the oldest building, it has a lot of character. It also has its own private lake...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is the ultimate in a self contained luxury cottage. Stayed in Lavender Fields for two nights. Beautifully designed and fitted out. Morning sun on verandah enjoying breakfast provided in package. Everything has been thought of. Expensive but worth every cent.

Room Tip: Absolute privacy and serenity assured.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 229 Oakwood Road, Balhannah, South Australia 5243, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide Hills > Balhannah
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Balhannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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