We booked a 3 night stay at Evelyn Homestead to celebrate some difficult deadlines which had been achieved. We loved it from the minute we drove into the spacious garden. Undercover parking with roses in bloom all around us. The cottage was spacious and had an old world feel to it, but with modernised amenities like dishwasher, microwave, modern stove and oven, reverse cycle air conditioning, fans, spa etc. The breakfast provisions were so ample we had extra left over. Every kind of tea you can imagine was in the pantry, along with everything else a well stocked kitchen needs. It was wonderful having our space to ourselves unlike other BnBs where the host is on site too. The spa was delightful and the bathroom so pretty. The Willunga location is so close we could have walked to the Willunga Farmers' Markets the next day, and we were also nearby to Au Pear and Russell's Pizza where we dined on separate nights. Falie went out of her way to make sure everything was ready for us (there was even a special sweet surprise in the pantry). If we had forgotten anything it was to be found at the cottage (eg deodorant, laundry powder). We used the cottage as a base for a fun weekend with trips to the beach to discover the fishermens' caves, a picnic at the Ecotrail Wetlands, wine tastings etc. Falie offered to book our restaurants but we had already done this. Overall we were so happy we have vowed we will 'get away' more often.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Absolutely Beautiful Accommodation. Just 45 minutes drive from Adelaide Airport and CBD in the stunning McLaren Vale wine and coastal region. Evelyn Homestead's captivating charm and plush interiors blend with early Australian history in this 160 year old homestead. Set on 1800m2 of colourful gardens with magnificent towering gums. Features include.. two beautifully decorated bedrooms with antique brass beds and chandeliers.a sumptuous bathroom with large two person spa, a cosy parlour with leather lounges an open fireplace, a spacious lounge with comfy cream sofas. A large plasma TV, a large dining table that seats up to 8. A separate larder off the kitchen with an old meat safe stocked with gourmet provisions. Laundry, separate 2nd toilet. Large under cover alfresco dining area with BBQ. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Evelyn Homestead Willunga, South Australia