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Adelaide Hills Country Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Balhannah B&B and Inns
Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very relaxing.”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the nest, very pleasant, well maintained property, enjoyed the self guided farm walk, great base for wine tasting or other hills activities, very generous provisions left for breakfast, recommended visiting johnsons down the road

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Hello smaf70,

Thanks so much for choosing to come to Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, staying at The Nest!

We are very pleased to read that you had a wonderful time there, and made the use of basing yourselves right in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region!

Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on TripAdvisor, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you again....

With kind regards,
Mandy & Steve
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Adelaide
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just spent the weekend at Apple Tree Cottage and it was absolutely amazing! The cottage and the surrounding area looks exactly as it does on the brochures and web site. The cottage is rustic, very clean, peaceful and just beautiful. Attention to detail was great, large amount of provisions for breakfast, wood for the open fire and sprigs of lavender placed strategically throughout the cottage. We took our two children and they loved it. My 5 year old son was very excited to wake up to find a calf in the back garden. The cows around the property are great, very friendly and add to the country experience. There are amazing views from every window and it really feels as if you're somewhere in the English countryside. There is a gorgeous apple orchard on the property and the apples were so delicious straight off the tree. I can't rave enough about how beautiful this place is. This is a must stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Hello RRAdelaide,

Thanks so much for taking the time to put down your thoughts on your Apple Tree Cottage getaway! We appreciate you taking the time to reflect on your experience.

We are so glad that you found the accommodation just as it was in the advertising. That's really important to us, to create a realistic expectation for our guests!

Sounds like your son loved the calf in the garden!! They are so cheeky some times, with wonderful personalities!! Yes, the cows really add to the entire atmosphere, don't they? We are glad to read that you also went out into the apple orchard and picked yourselves some beautifully fresh apples...they seriously can't be beaten!!

Thanks so much for coming to Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future!

With kind regards,

Mandy & Steve
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Mareeba
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Voted by both of us the best experience you can have when visiting Adelaide....voted our best accommodation in our week down south! So cosy, so comfy, so relaxing....just a place to unwind and resource...We stayed in March 2013 in Gum Tree Cottage, what an exquisite decor! What an attention to detail! We are already planning our next excape....and as fussy as we are, have already chosen Gum Tree Cottage!
Sonia & Jean-Marc, FNQ

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Hello SMH06!

Thank you so much for spending time submitting your thoughts on Trip Advisor...We really appreciate the way you voted that Gum Tree Cottage was the best accommodation when staying around this neck of the woods! That accolade is just so appreciated and valued!

I am so glad that you enjoyed the decor of the Cottage...I have such fun creating the most perfect settings possible, for our guests to immerse themselves in- so thank you- it's so rewarding to know that you pointed this out in your thoughts here.

We, and Gum Tree Cottage certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome you when you travel down south again!
With kind regards,
Mandy & Steve Adcock
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

if you're looking for a quiet , relaxing break near Adelaide , then this is the place, lovely themed cottages in a beautiful setting. They are a little expensive but are so comfortable, a home away from home. Our hosts were lovely, and provided a welcome pack which was really nice. So if you want nightlife and a wild time , stay away, but if it's a romantic getaway, this is perfect.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thanks so much Barbender, for your thoughts, and we are thrilled that you had a lovely relaxing stay....that's what we are all about- being able to escape all the fast pace of life to take some precious time out together in a beautiful environment.

We really look forward to welcoming you again to our beautiful part of the world, the next time you travel down under!

With kind regards,
Mandy & Steve Adcock
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Worcester, England
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was our second stay at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, having stayed here during our previous visit from the UK about 5 years ago. I thought our previous stay at Gum Tree Cottage could not be surpassed, but I was wrong - this time around we stayed 7 nights in Lavender Fields, a traditional cottage; beautifully furnished in a French style. The cottage was spacious, clean and comfortable, but with it's own secluded mature 3 acre garden - a paradise hideaway! It was quiet, tranquil and totally away from everyday pressures, yet only a couple of minutes from Oakbank town and just 40 minutes from Adelaide.
The hosts, Steve and Melinda, are very low key - welcoming you on arrival, but then allow you total privacy throughout your stay. That said, they are always available if required, and the wonderful breakfast provisions (and treats) in the cottage are replaced every few days.
AHCC is outstanding, and we will undoubtedly stay here again during our next visit to Australia in 2014.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Scorpian87
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Hello Scorpian87,

Thank you so much for putting your thoughts down on TripAdvisor....I am sorry though, for the late response....

Lavender Fields Luxury is just wonderful isn't it? It is a perfect place to base yourself for an extended time too, with it's space both inside and out....

I am please to read that you loved the breakfast provisions too- we believe when you are on holidays, taking your time, you need plenty of food, to satisfy your appetite in the fresh country air!

We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay, and we truly look forward to welcoming you once again on your return trip in 2014.

With kind regards,
Mandy & Steve
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed in the Nest for 5 nights recently & enjoyed our time there immensely. The cottage has everything you need for a great time. Although the stove is small & there is no oven, cooking for a couple is easy & there is a gas BBQ for your steak or sausages. The breakfast provisions provided are excellent & very generous. If you don't want to cook, there are plenty of good restaurants in the vicinity.

The property is great to walk through to enjoy the scenery, watch the cows & taste the apples. A magnificent tree (lit at night) just outside the cottage is wonderful.

All in all a great place to visit as a couple to relax, being only 20 or 30 minutes from Adelaide.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ShaieB_12
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hi there ShaieB_12!

Thank you so much for contribution to our Trip Advisor feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the walk around our glorious 200 acre property, picked some apples from our apple orchard, (aren't they just so succulent when picked straight off the tree?!) and took advantage of the spotlight on our huge gum tree at night! These sounded like they all contributed to a pleasantly memorable stay.

Did you get to enjoy all the birds around The Nest, also? We just HAD to call it the Nest, as the birdlife around is just so abundant, and it's amazing to watch all the red nosed finches fly in for their breakfast, when you're sitting at the dining table (inside) enjoying yours!!!!

Thanks again for choosing to spend some precious time out at The Nest, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again some time in the future.

With kind regards,
Mandy & Steve Adcock
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

My partner and I stayed in the nest for two nights from the 11th to 13th of March 2013, absolutely perfect little getaway for us both. We enjoy the walks over the property and our little visitor (the koala we named fluffy) all the days we were there for. Loved being able to wake up to the gorgeous nature every morning, perfect weather to have the blinds open every day. We will definitely be back to stay again soon and have been telling all our friends and family and we have a very big family :) HIGHLY RECOMMEND PLACE if you want to just relax away from everything and everyone. Thank you so much again for our stay!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Jazmineskye
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SteveAdcock, Owner at Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
HI there Jasmineskye!

We are delighted that you have enjoyed a wonderful getaway at The Nest just recently!

The walking trails around our 200 acre property are just fabulous for a meander aren't they? And to think you saw a koala and named it Fluffy! If we see one around here in the next little while, I'm sure we'll adopt that name for it too! (Cute!)

Waking up to natural light and a beautiful view just can't be beaten, can it? So glad you appreciated keeping the block-out curtains open so you could naturally wake to it all...sure beats the alarm clock!

Thanks so much for spreading the word about our special part of the world, and we really look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future....

Cheers, and thanks,
Mandy & Steve
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Property: Adelaide Hills Country Cottages
Address: 229 Oakwood Rd, Balhannah, South Australia 5242, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide Hills > Balhannah
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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): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adelaide Hills Country Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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