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Mintaro Cottage

Lot 32 Leasingham Road, Mintaro, South Australia 5415 Australia
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Mintaro Cottage offers heritage, self-contained bed and breakfast accommodation in the Clare Valley wine region. Situated in historic Mintaro, and walking or cycling distance from a range of wineries, breweries, cafes, and restaurants, Mintaro Cottage is the perfect place to stay while exploring this beautiful part of South Australia. Guests have exclusive use of the studio's – Redwood and Cypress, their courtyards, gardens, and off-street parking. Each bedroom enjoys its own ensuite and the with the mix of natural textures and comfortable furnishings both studios are warm and inviting. Mintaro Cottage is a place to relax and rejuvenate.
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Free parking
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
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StuFrench wrote a review Dec 2021
Australia115 contributions42 helpful votes
William Hunt retreat in Mintaro is a great place to stay in the beautiful Clare Valley. About 1.5 hours north of Adelaide. The house is well appointed and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Within easy walking distance to the Magpie and Stump hotel, Reilly's cellar door, Mintaro wines and the Mintaro maze. The grounds seemed a little tired and unkempt, we couldn't get the outside umbrella to work and the BBQ was dusty and difficult to access without getting grubby. The garden also looks a bit unkept for my taste but I appreciate its a dry spot. All in all we had a great stay and look forward to returning. Reccomended.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kozkan wrote a review May 2021
australia284 contributions71 helpful votes
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We had such a lovely stay! It was a cold evening when we arrived, so we lit the fire (plenty of firewood!), opened the Reilly’s Riesling that was provided and had our cheese and crackers while enjoying the cosy ambiance. Yes, there are two reverse cycle units as well, and we warmed up the bedroom to take the chill off. The kitchenette area is cosy, but was well stocked with tasty breakfast provisions. The electric fry pan came in handy as we brought sausages from Hahndorf to have for dinner. Nice to spend the evening in and relax by the fire. The bed is firm and supportive - we slept really well. There are electric blankets, but we didn’t need to use them. The bathroom is huge with a corner spa tub, separate cubicles for the shower and toilet and a washer and dryer. The white subway tiles give the room a pristine finish. There are lovely touches of decor that gave this place a very personal feel - the silver lantern on the pillar by the door, the lovely red pitcher, the peacock pictures. So warm and inviting. You could walk down to Reilly’s Wines and Magpie Stumps and many people were enjoying the sunshine, music and food the next day. If we hadn’t just had that lovely breakfast, lunch at Reilly’s would have been tempting. The wineries in the area are spread out, so if you have the time, book 3 nights at least! We had planned only two and wished we had booked for longer. Thanks, Yvonne & Peter for a really nice stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yvonne Cloke, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 19 May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at William Hunt's Retreat in the beautiful heritage listed town of Mintaro. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and pleased that your love the Studio as much as what we do. You were lovely guests, we would be pleased to welcome you back for those three nights :)
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Lynn A wrote a review Sept 2019
Forestville57 contributions12 helpful votes
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Stayed 2 nights in the Cypress Suite Beautiful heritage listed building but with modern bathroom and kitchen. Furnished to enhanced it’s history. Fire wood in good supply for the cold nights. Comfortable bed. Breakfast supply, bacon,egg,bread,butter and spreads. Only thing I would suggest is to supply real orange juice not sugar filled orange fruit drink plus maybe tomatoes or mushrooms to go with bacon& egg
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yvonne Cloke, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 19 May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at William Hunt's Retreat in the beautiful Heritage listed town of Mintaro. We are pleased you loved Cypress Studio. We have been in the industry now for 16 years and believe we provide generous breakfast provisions with minimal waste and in our Confirmation letter we welcome guests to request dietary preferences. Our two night bookings include continental and cooked provisions (bacon and eggs and baked beans) additional nights we provide tomatoes (there is too much waste with mushrooms). Thank you for your feedback it gives us the opportunity to improve and we have reviewed the juice provided. Regards Yvonne and Peter
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GhostWhoWalks23 wrote a review June 2019
Victoria, Australia160 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed in Cypress Studio for 8 nights in late May with our 9 year old daughter. The place is sublime from the wood fire to the slate walls and the chesterfields and a slight mention to the beautiful main en-suite with 2 person spa. The other en-suite is well appointed also and includes full washing facilities. Short stroll to the Magpie and Stump pub or Reilly’s or Mintaro wineries. Absolutely ideal position in the beautiful village of Mintaro. Will return as soon as we can
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yvonne Cloke, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 19 May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at William Hunt's Retreat in the beautiful heritage listed town of Mintaro - we would be pleased to welcome you back. Regards Yvonne and Peter
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painless1 wrote a review Jan 2019
Adelaide, Australia55 contributions73 helpful votes
Booked this for the weekend before Christmas and it was superb. Good choice to stay in Mintaro as it was quiet yet there are many houses and a hotel there as well as the maze complex. Glad we did that instead of staying in Clare. The pub just a short walk away was great (Magpie and Stump) and driving around, nothing was more than 10-15 minutes away. The presentation and facilities were simply first class.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yvonne C, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 2 Apr 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at William Hunt's Retreat - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Mintaro certainly is the jewel in the crown of the Clare Valley. We would love to welcome you back soon. Regards Yvonne and Peter Cloke
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Wilko63 wrote a review May 2018
Melbourne20 contributions31 helpful votes
6 of us stayed overnight and enjoyed the renovated 1850’s ambience of this charming slate cottage.Mintaro village is a step back in time with the newly renovated Magpie and Stump adding a cute pub dining addition to the town. William Hunts owners have thought of everything in terms of facilities to supplies of fresh eggs and bacon for breakfast to complimentary wine and port by the wood fire at night. They are experienced in B & B and will make your stay special.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Yvonne C, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 2 July 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at William Hunt's Retreat. We are delighted you had a memorable stay and enjoyed all that Mintaro has to offer. We would love to welcome you back. Regards Yvonne and Peter
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RobinM wrote a review May 2018
Melbourne, Australia74 contributions52 helpful votes
For three couples driving a lot of miles as we head to the Kimberley, this was just an overnighter (sadly). Wonderfully comfortable beds and pillows, couches to relax on in front of a fire, and as for the generosity of the eggs from their chooks, bacon from the local butcher, Nespresso machine at our fingertips made breakfast in house a necessity. Just wish that we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Yvonne C, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 2 July 2018
Thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Adviser about your stay at William Hunt's Retreat. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and do hope that you can stay longer next time. Regards Yvonne and Peter
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Preraccoon wrote a review Oct 2017
42 contributions43 helpful votes
This accommodation was first rate. The supplies (eggs, tomatoes, bacon, avocardo, milk, bread ....) were fresh and very generous. The wood fire was great on the cold evenings. The restoration is well done and the fixtures and fittings high quality. The bedrooms really comfortable and private. A great place for two or three couples to share.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Yvonne C, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 2 July 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Adviser. We were delighted you enjoyed the history and ambiance of William Hunt's Retreat and look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Yvonne and Peter
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Greg T wrote a review Aug 2016
Adelaide, Australia23 contributions27 helpful votes
A great place to stay for four days away in the Clare Valley, with another couple. Excellent, modern, clean facilities with plenty of provisions for breakfasts. Mintaro is central to all locations in the Valley. We will come back for sure!
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from LYNN T, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 22 Aug 2016
Thanks Greg Much appreciated. Look forward to having you stay again in the future
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judeblayney wrote a review July 2016
Greater Adelaide, Australia19 contributions4 helpful votes
Very impressed. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment. Loved the spa, the modern kitchen, fire place, quiet location and the generous breakfast provisions. The bedrooms have comfortable beds and two very new n nicely appointed ensures. There is even a washing machine and a dryer. We don't use the outdoor area but it was very cold. Rooms also have air conditioning. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LYNN T, Owner at Mintaro Cottage
Responded 16 July 2016
Thank you Jude, Pleased you enjoyed yourselves, we take great pride in our property and love sharing it with our guests.
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AU$221 - AU$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mintaro Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Mintaro Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Martindale Hall Historic Museum (2.1 km), Paulett Wines (6.2 km), and Mintaro Maze (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mintaro Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Mintaro Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mintaro Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mintaro Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mintaro Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paulett Wines & Bush DeVine Restaurant, Reillys Wines Cellar Door & Restaurant, and Slate Restaurant.
Is Mintaro Cottage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Mintaro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mintaro Cottage?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Mintaro Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Martindale Hall Historic Museum (2.1 km).