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The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Ranked #2 of 17 McLaren Vale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Beautiful cottages nestling in a vineyard amongst rolling hills, with the autumn sunlight glinting off yellow grapevine leaves. It doesn't get better than this.

The retreat is well situated 10 min outside of McLaren Vale within easy reach of the many wineries in the district.

We enjoyed a few days stay in the Manhattan, which has two bedrooms. We were impressed with the modern styling and immaculate fitout of the cottage. Every detail of guest comfort is taken care of. The cottage was well provisioned with bacon and eggs, cereal, bread and juice for making breakfast in the mornings as well as complimentary wine, chocolates and soft drink, .

A well-equipped fireplace is ready to go for a cosy evening in the cooler months.

The whole experience is very private and self-contained with a PIN provided by the managers which gives access to the cottage.

For non-South Australians driving from Adelaide after dark, expect that your GPS will take you through some dark country roads in rolling hills for 35 min – but it will get you there in the end.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We escaped the kids and went to stay at The Vineyard for 3 nights and it was perfect. Ardmore, the cottage we stayed in had great views and beautiful inside. The decor, furniture and all there is inside and out has been done to a very high spec. It was really peaceful, near enough to wineries and restaurants without being in the middle of town. If you don't have a car, as we didn't, taxis through their recommendation, Chook's Little Winery Tours, were inexpensive and convenient. In fact we also booked a winery tour through Chook. All in all The Vineyard ticked all the boxes for a fantastic getaway amongst beautiful scenery and wine.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Fantastic!
Attention to detail is excellent, the provisions supplied were unexpected and truly made this a surprise.
The cottage was clean, comfortable and quite exceptional.
The owners were very informative and helpful. What a great weekend.

Stay again? Yes, Yes, Yes!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

The owners attention to detail was astounding. All the extra effort that the owners have put into ensuring an exceptional experience were so much appreciated. What we initially thought were provisions supplied that we would have to pay for were actually included with the property. The wines and the nibbles and the chocolates were fantastic and the breakfast provisions were exceptional local quality. It was peaceful and the view was very pretty out over the vineyards. We will most definitely be back hopefully for a longer stay. I particularly loved that the toilet was separate from the bathroom and the spa bath in the ensuite was delightfully relaxing.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

I can't say enough about this lodging experience. We stayed in The Strand, a beautiful, cozy cottage with stunning views off the veranda. The complimentary "mini bar" should be called a complimentary pantry--it was stocked with two bottles of wine, olives, fresh bread, spreads and other snacks for cocktail hour and fresh brown eggs, bacon, juice, etc. for breakfast. An extremely comfortable bed with crisp linens completed our experience. Every detail was accommodated for. Delightful. Would go back in a heartbeat (if the flight wasn't 16 hours, especially!) Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the Manhattan villa. From the moment we arrived it was just perfect. Everything was high quality, every detail was thought about and taken care of. Even with an unexpected power outage and unusually heavy winds, we felt at home and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The view is amazing, almost 360 degrees, in the middle of the vineyards. There is wine and snacks, bread and eggs and the place has wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

From the moment of enquiring about a booking I just knew The Vineyard Retreat was going to be a delightful base for our wine tasting tour in McLaren Vale. And when we finally rolled up to this lovely property a few kilometers out of town it did not disappoint -- wonderful crunchy gravel road, manicured lawns, and well-kept cottages, all overlooking rolling vineyards, distant tree lines, and summer sky. We stayed in the Ardmore and inside was exactly what was pictured and promised. Lovely wines (made even nicer by the Riedel glassware hanging in the kitchen), stocked refrigerator, and quality snacks. The bed was comfortable and the linens delightful. Everything worked. Everything was perfectly clean. I always have a few quibbles but nothing worth reporting in this review.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale

Address: 165 Whitings Rd | Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > McLaren Vale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in McLaren Vale
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vineyard - McLaren Vale is a peaceful and stylish vineyard retreat with four distinctive guest houses, each commanding views over South Australia's most idyllic wine and food region.The Vineyard McLaren Vale is designed for an unpretentious wine country escape. Ensconced in a working vineyard, the contemporary and well-appointed guest houses are simple and sophisticated with modern touches like luxurious linens, espresso machines, flat screen televisions, wi-fi and iPod entertainment docking stations. Each guest house boasts double French doors to private outdoor verandahs, inviting guests to enjoy the ever changing views across the vineyards to the hills beyond. The property also offers a heated outdoor Jacuzzi, set on the high point to capture a view over d’Arenberg’s winery and to the ocean beyond. For a truly unique and unforgettable sojourn in wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than a stay at The Vineyard McLaren Vale.Making your stay even more special is our pleasure so let us arrange a private chef, chauffeured transportation, behind the scenes wine experiences, restaurant recommendations and reservations and active recreations equipment such as high-end road bikes and surf boards. ... more   less 

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