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Donington Cottage

Lincoln National Park Donington Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5607 Australia
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Donington Cottage is an early settler's cottage based 39km SE from Port Lincoln in the Lincoln National Park, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Enjoy the charm of a century old, single storey two bedroom cottage nestled in tranquil natural landscape. It is magnificently located on a rise overlooking a beautiful sandy beach and the waters of Spalding Cove. The cottage was built in 1899, with a quaint lounge area plus heating, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave & coffee machine with complimentary local, Kurenti Coffee. There are two bedrooms, (main bedroom has a queen bed and second bedroom has 2 x bunk beds). The cottage can sleep up to 6 guests. Linen can be be provided upon request when booking at an additional fee. Bathroom includes shower, vanity and toilet. Enjoy the adjoining undercover area, complete with handcrafted red gum bench & BBQ facilities. In the cooler months (adhering to National Park fire restrictions) guests are welcome to light the fire pit, toast marshmallows, sip on local wine and make lasting memories! Take in the beautiful coastal air, relax, unwind and stroll through nature. Admire the local wildlife including kangaroos, emus and extensive bird life. The ideal family escape, a weekend with friends or a romantic getaway just for two!
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Free parking
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Outdoor fireplace
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Lincoln National Park Donington Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5607 Australia
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Port Lincoln Airport
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Matthew B wrote a review Nov 2022
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The cottage itself was lovely. Exactly what we were looking. The cottage has everything you need it is very Peaceful /relaxing and basically your own beach to yourself. Unfortunately we had NO HOT WATER for the time we were there. We are still waiting for a response from the property manager/owner...
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Wandermore. wrote a review Aug 2022
Normanville, Australia54 contributions28 helpful votes
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Donington Cottage was super clean, had good provisions, was exactly as described and we had great communication through Kata & Belle. The location and view is unbeatable and we really enjoyed just wandering through the scrub. Seals, dolphins, kangaroos, emus and their chicks along with all the bird life were sharing the scrub with us. We loved the firepit and the view over the ocean. Great kitchen, good hot shower and a comfy bed made our stay even better. Such good value for money, we will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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robynhum wrote a review May 2022
Newtown Geelong94 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at Donington Cottage. My husband and I enjoyed the solitude and peacefulness of the location. The cottage is well set up for your stay. Full kitchen, BBQ and outdoor dining. The best thing was the wildlife. We had 6 emus and 2 kangaroos regularly visiting us. The beach is great to walk along and hiking trails all close by
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Greg I wrote a review Jan 2022
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This is one of those places that makes South Australia a great place to live in or visit. The access to beautiful beaches, the surrounding bushland and the tranquillity that comes with that is something that is very hard to find. The cottage is really comfortable and the little bay is perfect for mooring a small to medium size boat (need to launch at Port Lincoln and drive the boat across Boston Bay). We have been there many times, and had some amazing experiences (dolphins performing tricks, emus swimming in the bay etc). Safe for kids, a great family holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Georgie Fowler, Owner at Donington Cottage
Responded 22 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write an honest review about your 'unique experience' whilst staying at our little hidden gem - Donington Cottage! South Australia is certainly a great place to live and we warmly welcome our travelling friends. To have access to beautiful beaches, surrounding bushland and local wildlife is pretty special here on the Eyre Peninsula! It is pleasure to have you stay each time. How magic are the dolphins and even the emus swimming in the bay...what a sight to see! An ideal destination for a family holiday indeed. All the best and we hope to see you again soon. Your host, Georgie
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summer k wrote a review Oct 2021
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This dear little cottage, set a world of unspoilt beauty, provides a truly magical experience. Magnificent beaches, welcome swallows and kangaroos to welcome your arrival and a gorgeous little beach a stones throw from your front door. Thank you Georgie for a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgie Fowler, Owner at Donington Cottage
Responded 22 Mar 2022
Beautifully written! Thank you Summer for providing an insight into your memorable stay at our quaint cottage, hidden amongst nature within the Port Lincoln National Park. We are extremely lucky to be spoilt with magnificent beaches, wildlife and natures beauty right here on the Eyre Peninsula. We look forward to your next stay at Donington Cottage with us. Your host, Georgie
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657kimberleyc wrote a review Sept 2020
Port Lincoln, Australia2 contributions
Such a beautiful location and gorgeous humble cottage that does not skimp on amenities. Perfect for a little family getaway exploring nature and beautiful September beach. Georgie was the perfect host, we will be back for another stay, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Response from Georgie Fowler, Owner at Donington Cottage
Responded 6 Sept 2020
What a great review, thank you so much for taking the time to express your thoughts on your recent stay at Donington Cottage, Kimberley! We are certainly lucky to have this hidden gem right here on the Eyre Peninsula. The cottage provides all the creature comforts and is the perfect retreat for a family looking to escape the everyday routine! It was a pleasure to have you stay, relax and explore the Lincoln National Park and all it has to offer, with beautiful beaches, the natural environment and the wonderful wildlife. I have no doubt you will be back sooner rather than later, so thanks again and all the best! Your host, Georgie
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Alex K wrote a review Aug 2020
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Donnington Cottage is as good as it gets - completely surrounded by wildlife & natural beauty, we felt like it was just us & nature! A great spot to keep warm & dry while watching the storms roll in + also as a base to explore the National Park. Loved the special treats from the host, piping hot shower, coffee machine & full kitchen set up. We will absolutely return & highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgie Fowler, Owner at Donington Cottage
Responded 2 Sept 2020
WOW, thank you for your amazing review! It means the world to us to read your thoughtful comments and we would have to agree Donington Cottage is as good as it gets! The beauty of staying at Donington Cottage is the wide open space, completely surrounded by nature, wildlife and a stone's throw away from the beach! It's a private location, secluded and all yours, which makes it easy to switch off and relax! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Winter escape, it's a beautiful time of the year, with everything so green and lush and a chance to watch the storms roll in as mentioned. The Lincoln National Park has a lot to offer for those willing to venture out and explore....which we encourage! Very pleased you enjoyed the added, special treats, we love spoiling our guests! Thank you once again for choosing to stay at Donington Cottage and we can't wait for you to return and see some fresh new changes inside the cottage! Warm regards, Georgie
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Ramona M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Donington Cottage is the perfect family escape. Surrounded by bush, emus, kangaroos and a safe swimming beach it is quant, historical and fitted with all the modern conveniences like full kitchen, hot shower, bbq and comfy bed. We love our weekends at Donington Cottage and will definitely be going back.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Georgie Fowler, Owner at Donington Cottage
Responded 2 Sept 2020
Hello Ramona! What a great review, thank you for jotting down a few words about your recent stay at Donington Cottage! Thrilled you could escape with your family and enjoy the wide open space, fresh coastal air, whilst being surrounded by nature and wildlife. We are certainly spoilt for choice with our sandy shores and crystal clear waters, perfect for little ones! The cottage speaks history and we love the quaintness about it! So pleased you enjoyed the modern conveniences including full kitchen, nice hot shower, outdoor patio with BBQ and most importantly a good comfortable bed after a day exploring! Always a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Donington Cottage whilst exploring the Lincoln National Park and we look forward to your next booking! All the best, warm regards, Georgie
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amberreastonn wrote a review July 2020
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We loved our weekend at Donnington Cottage! It has everything you can think of and is a great getaway. Can’t wait to come back. So much wildlife and rainbows. Would recommend staying here. Perfect for a winter break - have a camp fire Under the stars ✨ and explore the national park.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgie Fowler, Owner at Donington Cottage
Responded 25 July 2020
Hello and thank you Amber we were so thrilled to read your review! Weekend escapes are the best, and we are just so pleased Donington Cottage could provide you with a lovely 2 day stay, set amongst nature, in the Lincoln National Park. It's amazing to see the beautiful wildlife in their natural habitat and the Winter rainbows sure did put on a show whilst you were there...amazing photos, thank you for sharing! We have had some stunning Winter weather right here on the Eyre Peninsula and we have to agree the ideal time for a short getway and yes, our campfire has proven very popular! Thank you for choosing to stay at Donington Cottage and taking the time to write a review. Warmest regards, Georgie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donington Cottage
What are some of the property amenities at Donington Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and canoeing.
Which room amenities are available at Donington Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Donington Cottage?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Donington Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Donington Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mill Cottage Museum (12.4 km).
Does Donington Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.