Style Vintage Victorian homestead
Setting Wineries and wilderness
Rebuilt from ruins, North Bundaleer is an opulent, grand stone mansion set on 400 acres of native bush and farmland near South Australia's Clare Valley wine region. Rooms are lavishly decorated in high Victorian style, but the vibe remains casual and convivial (you might be living like royalty, but there’s no need for any snootiness). An all-inclusive breakfast, dinner and drinks experience.
Need to know
- Rooms Four, including one suite.
Double rooms from $701.74 (AU$727), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency (AU$727) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include all meals and drinks –including cooked breakfast, four-course dinner with Clare Valley wines, afternoon tea and an open bar.
- Facilities Library and drawing room, grand piano, TV room, open fires, espresso machines, free WiFi throughout, gardens. In rooms: Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
- Check-out 11am, but flexible subject to availability. Check-in, 2pm.
- Children North Bundaleer isn’t really suitable for children, but they can be accommodated on occasion. More...
- Also North Bundaleer isn’t really suitable for children, but they can be accommodated on occasion.
Food and drink at North Bundaleer
- Hotel restaurant After canapés in the drawing room, supper in the dining room is coordinated by Sydney-trained executive chef Leo Hollingshead, and usually involves four courses in an affable, dinner-party atmosphere. Typical dishes include white asparagus with gorgonzola and truffled honey. The wine flows as fast as the conversation; expect silverware, antique crockery, candles and crisp linen. Breakfasts maintain Hollingshead’s high standards. For lunch, order a picnic hamper.
- Dress code High-necked frilly blouses for her and a pointy beard and monocle for him wouldn’t look out of place amid the Victoriana, but smart-casual attire will do.
- Top table There’s only one table in the breakfast room, and another long table in the dining room, so go with the familial flow and get communal.
- Last orders Breakfast from 7am till 11am or whenever suits (just let your hosts know the night before). Evenings kick-off round 6.30pm with drinks and canapés in the Drawing Room, followed by dinner in the Dining Room from 7.30pm till 10.30pm, but it's flexible.
- Room service The emphasis here is on shared meal times with your hosts and other guests, but room service is available all day too. Red Room guests can breakfast or dine in their suite for romantic privacy.
- Hotel bar The rates here include a selection of alcoholic drinks from the 24-hour bar, a dedicated nook off the kitchen. Help yourself to fine local wine (Sevenhill, Crabtree and O’Leary Walker), South Australian Coopers beer or a G&T – you can enjoy a tipple anywhere in the homestead.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
North Bundaleer RM Williams Way, Jamestown, Clare Valley, South Australia 5491
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Our favourite rooms
The vibrant Red Room Suite has a canopied four-poster, a sitting room with an open fire, and a bath and shower in an airy, window-lined ensuite (it’s a former conservatory – cue great views out). The Blue Room boasts a huge bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath, and the more contemporary African Room has ethnic artefacts and a private shower, which is not ensuite. Our favourite is the William Morris Room where a big brass bed and lavish wallpaper pay homage to the Arts and Crafts genius.
Bring some walking shoes for the climb up to Maslin’ Lookout – the sunset views are sublime. Across the road from the property’s is North Bundaleer Forest – the oldest pine plantation in the British Empire.
With no set in your room, you’ll need to head to the indigenous-art-adorned TV room for small-screen entertainment, or to the lavish library to peruse antiquarian books. If you’re feeling a bit Piano Man, tickle the ivories in the grand ballroom.