“What’s the best Barossa luxury accommodation you can recommend?”

When we don’t have availability at Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage, we inevitably get asked this question.

Whilst very subjective, we understand the person enquiring wants something special, private and bespoke. They also want great service and authenticity, something that truly reflects the Barossa. Location is important too – a vineyard setting and close proximity to good restaurants are high on the list.

The following personal recommendations are ones that we know offer the type of experience our guests would love and are ideal for couples. We’re a friendly bunch in the Barossa, we work together to ensure visitors have the best Barossa experience possible, so we’re very happy to share the places we know will deliver.

Watch out for a future blog with our recommendations for luxury Barossa accommodation for groups. There are some really exciting places to tell you about!

If you find it hard to choose, you will just have to keep coming back to try them all, you will never run out of new things to see and do in the Barossa!

Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage

Before we begin with our recommendations, just let us remind you of what we offer here at Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage!

Heritage, luxury and privacy in an authentic, beautifully restored mid 19th century early German settler’s cottage is the starting point. Modern luxuries such as underfloor heating, woollen carpets, quality drapes and furnishings and a Jetmaster open fire ensure a warm, cosy stay in winter. Thick walls, air conditioning, rolling lawns, gardens and big trees offer a cool haven in summer.  The peace and quiet, an expansive king bed, the huge ensuite with original cast iron rainwater bath and vineyard views through the bathroom french doors make rest and relaxation easy! Surrounded by vineyard, it’s a 5 minute walk to the Barossa’s highly acclaimed Hentley Farm restaurant and a 10 minute walk to Fino at Seppeltsfield winery. Appellation and The Eatery at Maggie Beer’s are a very short drive.

Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage King bedroom with large luxury ensuite and vineyard views.

Cambourne Boutique Accommodation

As it happens, these guys are our neighbours and are a relatively new addition to the Barossa luxury accommodation scene, having only opened in 2017. Owned and renovated with impeccable taste by a talented young Barossa couple Andrew and Skye Quin, this self-contained accommodation is also an authentic mid 19th century German settler’s cottage. The stunning interior is contemporary and the three beautiful, carpeted, cocooning bedrooms each have an exquisite ensuite. Although three bedrooms, the layout is such that it is still perfect for just one couple. Just shut suites two & three off and you are in your own little cottage – with the most stunning Barossa views from all rooms. Also located in a vineyard, Cambourne’s guests can walk down through our property to Hentley Farm restaurant – an easy 10 minute walk, or across the road to Seppeltsfield Winery and Fino restaurant.

Cambourne Boutique Accommodation Suite One – Bath with a view!

Another huge point of difference is if you are looking for Barossa luxury family accommodation, you can bring your children! Visit the Cambourne website to really appreciate all they have to offer.

The Louise

Whilst not a private cottage, The Louise remains a favourite for us when referring.

Wonderful, friendly staff with terrific local knowledge and a passion for all things Barossa, we know you will be well cared for. Jim and Helen Carreker are the owner’s and their dream was to create a destination restaurant co-located with luxury accommodation. They have achieved both and continue to put the Barossa on the map globally as a member of Luxury Lodges of Australia and Relais & Châteaux

A 15 room, luxury boutique hotel surrounded by wonderful vineyard views, it is co-located with Appellation restaurant so you only have to navigate a few metres back to your suite after a sensational Barossa “casual, fine dining” experience. Each suite has a private, walled courtyard, amazing bathroom and vineyard views. Hentley Farm restaurant is only a short 8 minute drive (and we have a great taxi service here in the Barossa). Their infinity edge pool with views across vineyards and an olive grove is as good as it gets in wine country. …and there’s a gym if you need to lose those few extra kilos after too much fine dining……..!

Infinity Pool at The Louise

Orchard House

Located near Maggie Beer’s Farmshop and The Eatery and indeed owned by Maggie Beer, this beautifully renovated Barossa Farmhouse accommodates one or two couples. Each bedroom has its own ensuite.
The orchard was established over a century ago and is home to over 2,000 fruit trees. Fully equipped with Maggie’s choice of Miele appliances, foodies can cook up a storm of local produce during their stay.
Appellation, Hentley Farm and Fino restaurants are a short drive away. Visit the Orchard House website for more details.

Living Room, Orchard House

Stonewell Cottages

Again located in a beautiful Barossa vineyard, but with the addition of water views, is Stonewell Cottages.

Owned and managed by Evan and Tina Gobell, you will find these cottages pristine and stocked with an endless supply of Barossa produce.

Cupids is our pick of the three cottages – a great retreat for one couple and very close to Appellation restaurant and all the great food and wine offerings along Seppeltsfield Road. You can find out more about Stonewell Cottages here.

Cupids, Stonewell Cottages

Barossa Pavilions

Located on a rolling hillside near the quaint Barossa township of Lyndoch, these six, one bedroom self-contained pavilions offer views, luxury and privacy. The pavilions are owned and managed by the Knight family who are experienced and very particular hosts, so you can be assured of great attention to detail. As with all our other recommendations in this blog, you will have everything you need for a big hearty Barossa breakfast to set you up for a day of exploring. There’s much to see in Lyndoch, which is located at the southern entrance to the Barossa. It’s a bit of a drive to most Barossa restaurants, but you are not far from the highly acclaimed St Hugo’s at Jacob’s Creek Wines. It’s easy to get around the Barossa and as previously mentioned we have a great taxi service. They will get you to anywhere you need to go!

Discover more here.

Barossa Pavilions

We hope if you are a couple looking for a “special place,” that these suggestions will give you a taste of some of the premium Barossa accommodation available. All of the above places, (except for the Pavilions, but still only a 10 minute drive “the back way!) are on or close to Seppeltsfield Road. Seppeltsfield Road offers some of the Barossa’s finest places to taste wine, enjoy long lunches and linger over sensational degustation dinners – not to mention a Gin and Tonic on the deck of our newest neighbour, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers!

If you’ve enjoyed reading about our recommendations, we would be delighted to hear from you and would welcome your comments below.

Cheers

Sharyn

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