We had stayed in one of the cottages last year and we were determined to do so again. We booked for 3 mid week nights and drove out from there to local destinations.
The cottage was comfortable, with a good bed and covers that warded off the very chilly night air, kitchen, TV etc. The individual balcony overlooked the town common and fields beyond with a wind pump. The bakery restaurant is famous for its pies and pasties and these are indeed superb. The passing trade was very substantial with people stopping for a pie or pasty, and a coffee.
Included in our fee was breakfast each morning. We chose omelettes, vegetarian or with bacon. These were wonderful and very filling.
The restaurant also has a bar and we chose Blesing's chardonnay each afternoon when we judged it was 'wine o'clock'. There is a small selection of local wine that one can also purchase by the bottle to take to one's cottage.
From Stone Hut we drove out to Melrose, Bartagunya Winery high in the hills just south of Melrose off the Old Survey Track, Jamestown, and the 'big battery' in the middle of many wind turbines, and Terowie which is very worth while seeing.
Stone Hut itself is worth walking around as many historic structures have information boards describing them.More