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326 Upper Skilly Rd, Watervale, South Australia 5452 Australia
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Battunga Cottages is a rural retreat offering four self-contained 19th Century style cottages on a privately owned property in Watervale, South Australia. The cottages are fully equipped with all modern amenities and can host up to 4 guests, with total accommodation for 12. Choose from a two-bedroom or one-bedroom cottages or book all four for that long overdue girls/guys getaway. All cottages include a separate living area with a kitchenette, bathroom, and a wood fireplace. Cooked and continental breakfast supplies from the best local producers and a few local treats will be delivered on arrival. The perfect spot after a day of wine tasting and epicurean delights or having enjoyed cycling the Riesling Trail appreciating the perfect panorama of the Clare Valley on one of the best bike trails in South Australia. And while you are here, take some time to just chill. Follow the resident mob of Kangaroos trail through magnificent gums and see the sunrise over the vineyards. At sunset, sipping your cellar door bootie, relaxing on your private veranda, listen to the chorus of magpies, galahs, and kookaburras sing their evening song. And don’t forget before you go to bed, look up and view the magnificent stars of southern skies.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Complimentary tea
Bicycle rental
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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louise & michael wrote a review 11 May
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Our short stay at the Battunga Cottages was a lovely, relaxing experience. The setting was very peaceful with views through the trees and across the creek to the surrounding hills. Lots of wildlife and no intrusive outside noises. The property is secluded and a great base to explore the Clare valley. Kerry met us on arrival with a fresh loaf of bread and our cottage was comfortable and well appointed with abundant delicious fresh food to enjoy. We certainly rate this as one of our most enjoyable short holidays.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Kerry Comerford, Owner at Battunga Cottages
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased when people enjoy the beauty of the Skilly Hills. I hope to see you again.
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Zlata R wrote a review 1 May
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
We were booked in for 3 nights at Kerry’s place. Tasteful furnishing, very clean, homely and humble. Veranda is looking at loved the garden, with bridge, sometimes visited by a cute kangaroo family. Lovely to be up in the hills and hear the wildlife, enjoy the starry sky and breathe the crystal clean air. The host is very responsive and thoughtful. We were welcomed by fresh loaf of bread, complementary bottle of delicious rose and dark chocolate by our bedside. Kitchen/living room as well as refrigerator was packed with goodies like fresh fruit, nibbles, fresh eggs and other yummy food for breakfast. Kerry is blessed with the love and enthusiasm for this kind of the business.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Kerry Comerford, Owner at Battunga Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Zlata for your lovely review, and so pleased you met our resident kangaroos and enjoyed our magic night skies. Hope to see you again.
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Duong L wrote a review Apr 2022
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3 contributions
We absolutely love this place and the host is super friendly. The stay was peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is lovely and gorgeous. Kerry kindly prepared all kinds of fresh food and drinks tailored to our tricky dairy requirements, including wine and yummy chocolates. There is hiking trail nearby so we went for an early morning walk which was awesome. While enjoying our breakfast, we also saw 2 kangaroos going down hill from the window, making us feel so close to the nature. We surely will come back here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Quiet and peaceful environment, living amongst the nature, lovely built cottage, friendly host,...
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Ali E wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
The Battunga Cottages are so beautifully set up, with abundant and high quality, local produce and amenities. Kerry and Mark are exceptional hosts and the location is perfect for exploring the region. It was great for a weekend away with girlfriends, to sit and chat with nature views from every window and sharing a beautiful cup of herbal tea. All the wineries and hotels of the Clare Valley are easily accessible as well as the resiling trail. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a peaceful and tranquil stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Kerry Comerford, Owner at Battunga Cottages
Responded 1 Apr 2022
Thanks Ali so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your time with us
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SandRSydney wrote a review Mar 2022
Sydney, Australia12 contributions24 helpful votes
Battunga Cottages are located on a picturesque, peaceful, rural property. Our cottage was extremely comfortable, well appointed and well stocked with quality products and produce. Kerry our host made us most welcome, and touches such as home made bread (still warm), a bottle of local wine in the fridge, a selection of snacks and fresh flowers in the cottage made for a great start to our visit to the Clare Valley.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Kerry Comerford, Owner at Battunga Cottages
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Thank you for your review. I hope to see you again.
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USD 179 - USD 184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Battunga Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Battunga Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (2.7 km), Mount Horrocks Wines (7.8 km), and Arts Collective Clare Valley (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Battunga Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Battunga Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Battunga Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Battunga Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Battunga Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terroir Auburn, Skillogalee Restaurant, and Watervale Hotel.
Are there any historical sites close to Battunga Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Martindale Hall Historic Museum (10.6 km).
Is Battunga Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.