Stranraer Homestead
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Stranraer Homestead

22, Lades Road, MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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5.0
#1 of 1 B&B in MacGillivray
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Stranraer Homestead their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Kingscote. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Stranraer Homestead is a charming bed and breakfast offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Kingscote. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to Clifford's Honey Farm (1.8 mi), a popular Kingscote landmark, Stranraer Homestead is a great destination for tourists.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Stranraer Homestead as you experience all of the things Kingscote has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View

Location

22, Lades Road, MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
Getting there
Kingscote Airport
15.5 km
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Adelaide Airport
134.9 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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Sally G wrote a review Mar 2020
Penkridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’d love to able to visit for 3 days every year. Lyn and Graham are tremendous hosts. Lynn’s cooking is the best I’ve ever had on holiday. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. With only 3-4 rooms for guests it is a good atmosphere all having breakfast and dinner together. Don’t forget to look round the farm.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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georgedcampbell wrote a review Jan 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there while on a two day Kangaroo Island tour. Owned by Graham and Lynn Wheaton with marvellous cooking from Lyn and good craic from the two of them. The running of the farm has past to one of their sons but Graham still gets about on his quad or 4x4 Toyota, The House is full of history with a lot of photographs and some superb watercolours of birds and animals. Dinner was great and individually tailored and breakfast equally good. Woken in the morning to the carolling of Australian Magpies. There is a great love of cricket and the Wheaton family built their own pitch and Pavilion now called Macgillivray Cricket Club. All the names are Scottish as am I. In all an excellent Guesthouse. Lyn has produced her own Cookbook available for sale and beautifully Illustrated
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Do not expect modernity. This is old time Australia
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Susan B wrote a review Apr 2024
Hendersonville, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stranraer Homestead is a beautifully restored and kept historic home, and Lyn, the host, is a truly extraordinary chef. Every dish was both delicious and beautifully presented. Very comfortable, interesting and scenic place to stay when visiting Kangaroo Island. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura R wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Ontario
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lynn and Graham are lovely hosts in this spectacular B and B. Lynn's cooking is exceptional and their home is lovely. We learned a ton about Kangaroo Island and life as a sheep farmer. Lynn went above and beyond and took me to the hospital one night. Incredibly kind and warm people.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Angjane wrote a review Mar 2020
Woking, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cannot fault this place . Food was exceptional ,home cooked, breakfast and evening meal . All done by the owner. We were even taken out after dark to spot the kangaroos on the farm . Beautiful house, typical of Australian homes of a certain age, very interesting. Would love to return one day if it were possible.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Caroline G wrote a review Feb 2020
Winchester, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while on Kangaroo Island and we had a fabulous experience. Lyn and Graham are an amazing host and hostess. Lyn’s cooking was out of this world. I have food allergies which she not only accommodated but the meals were sooo good. Graham was kind enough to share his family history and showed us around the 3,000 acre property which is a working sheep farm. Our room was very spacious and comfortable with an attached bathroom. I highly recommend this homestead!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John P wrote a review Nov 2023
Youngsville, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Owners, Lyn and Graham, and their son Derek, made us feel right at home. Stranraer is a special place, made special by these three people. Lyn’s breakfasts and dinners were gourmet wonders. Cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our three days there!!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Connie F wrote a review Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was such a wonderful place to be on Kangaroo Island! Such a beautiful family and their home is so warm and welcoming. Lyn is a great cook and went above and beyond to meet our dietary needs. She has a very nice garden. I wish we could have spent more time on their farm and seen their sheep. Love their dogs too!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mark M wrote a review Feb 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely amazing stay at Stranraer. The most gracious hosts you will ever find, wonderful accommodations and AMAZING food! We could not have asked for more. Our bucket list trip was made even better! We finished our stay with a tour of Stranraer working sheep farm…surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of sheep!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dave_261 wrote a review Feb 2006
NC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 1 night at Stranraer during a recent 2-day trip to Kangaroo Island.

Stranraer is an 80-year old homestead on a large working sheep farm, which offers 3 delightful guest rooms, and a nice relaxing front patio. Our room had an adjacent private bathroom (not en suite). The room had a great bed, linens etc, and had a very homey feel.

We had dinner there in elegant dining room ($50/person, not included in the room rate). There was one other couple staying at Stranraer that evening, but they chose to dine in the main town of Kingscote, so we were all alone for the 3-course meal, which includes a glass of local wine. All meals are home-cooked by Lyn Wheaton, one of the property owners. Lyn had presented us some dinner options, and we both chose a cheese soufflé and a lamb entrée (a tad bit underwhelming, but breakfast made up for it).

After dinner, Lyn’s husband Graham took us to Penneshaw (about 40 minutes from Stranraer) to watch the nightly ritual of the fairy penguins making their way out of the water for the evening (this was also not included in the nightly room rate). Graham made a great tour guide, and since we left right from the property once dinner was done, and didn't have to wait for a tour bus, it was very convenient.

In the morning, we had a homemade breakfast from Lyn, including fruit salad, buttermilk pancakes, pears, prune soufflé and cranberry muffins, and then roasted tomato omelettes (needless to say, we did not leave hungry).

Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mariapia515 asked a question Oct 2018
Sparta, NJ5 contributions8 helpful votes
How do we find out about availability?
Answer from PJfromCA
San Francisco, California35 contributions52 helpful votes
You can either go directly through their web site or through the Sealink Ferry site (they sometimes have package deals with the ferry tickets).
georgedcampbell wrote a tip Jan 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom46 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not expect modernity. This is old time Australia"
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Judy M wrote a tip Nov 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado60 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
""Snooky" is a quiet and spacious room with large, sparkling windows - perfect for enjoying the exquisite views."
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excitingtraveler425 wrote a tip June 2018
Brampton, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each room had a wonderful quaintness. Couldn't improve as all was wonderful"
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Ken Z wrote a tip May 2018
Chatham, New York3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are only four rooms, all of which seem equally comfortable."
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NJCCalgary wrote a tip Mar 2018
Calgary44 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick the room with the ensuite bathroom."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stranraer Homestead
Which popular attractions are close to Stranraer Homestead?
Nearby attractions include Emu Ridge Eucalyptus (7.4 km) and Clifford's Honey Farm (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stranraer Homestead?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Stranraer Homestead?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Stranraer Homestead?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.