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Watervale Retreat

18 Popes Hill Rd, Watervale, South Australia 5452 Australia
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Watervale Retreat is an award winning self catering accommodation located in a natural bush setting. Situated well away from the main house and reception area, we have just 4 cabins in our accommodation park which is used exclusively by our guests to offer a tranquil and secluded place to relax. Only 1.5kms from the main street, 500m from the Riesling Trail and less than 2kms from the nearest winery. A continental breakfast is included. All our cabins feature free wi-fi, a private carport and balcony with outdoor seating. Inside is a sofa, dining table and chairs, TV and DVD player, reverse cycle air conditioning, ironing facilities, private bathroom with hairdryer and a kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave, cooktop and kitchenware. All cabins have a separate master bedroom with queen beds, quality linen & electric blankets. Three cabins have a walk through second bedroom with a single bed only. Join our Emus, Alpacas and sometimes our Deer at feeding times between Sept and May.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Bucket-Listers2 wrote a review Feb 2023
Boston, Massachusetts2325 contributions73 helpful votes
we stayed here for 4 delightful nights....the cabins are spotless, the owners can't do enough for you, the hot loaf of bread delivered daily was delicious... We would return ,if ever in Watervale again....thank you Tracey and David for a lovely stay😀
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Date of stay: February 2023
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lpell1405 wrote a review Nov 2022
Bentleigh, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Watervale Retreat offers 4 separate cabins with parking amongst the native trees and birdlife. These cabins are basic but very clean and well fitted. They offer a good sized kitchen and lounge area. The TV and WiFi worked well. The hosts were welcoming and warm and offered us some very useful tips on where to go and what to see. The hosts kindly baked fresh bread for us each morning - many thanks. We found Watervale to be a great launching place to visit the wineries, Riesling Trail and history of the area. We were particularly taken by Burra and it's surrounds.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Best to arrive during daylight hours. It would be hard to find in the dark.
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Cacilia wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane, Australia132 contributions93 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 nights while we explored the Clare Valley and surroundings areas. We couldn’t have wished for better accommodation. Our cabin was spotless and had more than enough towels, blankets, heating and kitchen equipment. Continental breakfast is provided including a fresh loaf of bread delivered each morning. Highly recommend this venue.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandra H wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia684 contributions83 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our break at the cabin. It was immaculate and very comfortable. Cooking facilities inside and a BBQ on the property for self catering. A lovely continental breakfast was provided including a delicious fresh baked loaf of bread delivered to our door each morning. Hosts were friendly and welcoming. It was nice walking around the bush property seeing the emus , alpacas and birds . It is a short drive to several of the towns and wineries plus a short cycle to join the Riesling Trail bike path. Definitely recommend for a lovely relaxing break .
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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R b wrote a review Oct 2021
Australia148 contributions44 helpful votes
Watervale Retreat is a wonderful location to access all that is on offer in the Clare Valley. Tracey & David provided some great recommendations based on our interests. The delivery of freshly baked bread early in the morning was delicious and delightful! The cabin was clean and comfortable. The electric blanket, bathroom heat lights and the heater in the living space were very comforting for a cold spring for us visiting from northern Australia. It was wonderful having a host that can communicate in Auslan! Although we didn’t use them, it was great to see grab rails installed to provide physical access for those that would benefit from them. Some of the recommendations Tracey and David suggested that we really enjoyed was having lunch at the Magpie & Stump (pub) and a tasting at Reilly’s Cellar Door which are both in Mintaro; visiting Sevenhills Cellars (for a self guided tour of the property) and dining at Indii of Clare, which was so delicious!! I would recommend Watervale Retreat as great place to access the Clare Valley and the Resiling Trail.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison T wrote a review Oct 2021
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Had a lovley couple of days staying at Watervale Retreat and riding the Riesling Trail on e-bikes. Immaculate cabins and hosts Tracey and David very helpful. Freshly baked loaf of bread each morning a great touch. Would recommend to family and friends.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Jill S wrote a review Sept 2021
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Great people, location & accommodation. Had everything you needed, along with peace & quiet. All sites are a short distance, & beautiful country to drive around. Definitely a place to stay. The fresh warm loaf of bread was an added bonus, YUM
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Tara K wrote a review Aug 2021
Perth, Australia11 contributions
Tracey and David are so welcoming and have so much great advice. We had a beautiful weekend, so quiet and comfortable. The cabin is full of home comforts and super value. The peace and bird song and green surroundings are just perfect we spent a lovely weekend enjoying all the delights of the Clare valley but coming home to our cabin
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Susanne R wrote a review July 2021
Adelaide, Australia30 contributions49 helpful votes
We have just enjoyed two delightful days and nights at Watervale Retreat. Surrounded by bush land with resident emus and alpacas, the setting is delightful. The cabin was meticulously clean and very well appointed. Tracey and David were friendly and accommodating hosts. Over and above all this, however, the joy of daily, freshly baked bread delivered at 8 am was pure joy!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JEG wrote a review May 2021
Bega, Australia9 contributions7 helpful votes
A 1.5 hour drive from Adelaide airport, Watervale Retreat was comfortable and quiet but just a short drive to wineries, bike trails, bush walks and great places to eat. We enjoyed the bush setting and meeting the resident alpacas and emus. The cabin was generously provisioned with breakfast supplies, kitchen equipment, and good quality beds and linen. Tracey and David were welcoming and genuine hosts.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$168 - AU$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Watervale Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Watervale Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (2.9 km), Paulett Wines (7.6 km), and Spring Gully Conservation Park (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Watervale Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Watervale Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Watervale Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Watervale Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Watervale Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paulett Wines & Bush DeVine Restaurant, Skillogalee Restaurant, and Watervale Hotel Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to Watervale Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Martindale Hall Historic Museum (10.2 km).
Is Watervale Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.