Barossa Valley, Australia

Kingsford Homestead

Style

Terraces and terroir

Setting

Rolling wine country

Play the part of the station owner at Kingsford Homestead in the Barossa Valley, an historic estate with sweeping vistas and a suitably impressive cellar reflecting its Australian wine country surrounds. The sandstone home dates back to the mid-1800s and original features offer a glimpse into traditional Australian country life. Today, though, it’s artfully split into a handful of private suites for you, and your nearest and dearest. Explore this famous wine region by day, then sneak away to splash à deux in the romantic alfresco soak.

Smith Extra

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A bottle of Barons of the Barossa Shiraz

First Glance

  • This modernised country estate, built in the mid-1800s has a hearty helping of original features to keep things authentic and charming.
  • The spacious dining room has views of the rolling hills and is the setting for daily cooked breakfasts.
  • The lounge and library are home to large comfortable sofas and open fires.
  • Wine-tastings and dinners for up to 14 guests can be held in the fully-stocked wine cellar.

Villa highlights

  • Fully-stocked wine cellar
  • Alfresco bath tub
  • Sweeping vineyard views

Sleeping arrangements

  • The ground-floor Ahrens Suite occupies the north-east corner of the building with garden views. This wheelchair-accessible suite has a queen-size bed and an extra-spacious ensuite bathroom with hand-held shower, hand rails and a shower bench.
  • The cosy east-facing Frederick Scarfe Suite looks out over the property’s old dairy. It has a queen-size bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower and a bath tub.
  • The Kerry Packer Suite is a west-facing mid-sized room; it has a king-size bed and sunset views. The spacious, white-tiled ensuite bathroom has an impressive black claw-foot bath tub and a walk-in rainfall shower.
  • The Stephen King Suite has west-facing countryside views and direct access to a balcony on top of the Gothic porch – it’s the ideal place to watch the sun set over the stone shearing sheds. The suite has a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a bath with spa jets – positioned to look out over the southern hills – and a separate double shower.
  • The south-facing John Angas Suite looks out over the sublime hills and giant gum trees at the front of the property; there are built-in cushioned seats in the recesses of the two timber-framed windows. This suite has a king-size bed (or twins, on request) and a large ensuite bathroom with a multi-jet rainfall shower.
  • The Mincalta Suite occupies the south-east corner of the homestead, looking over hills and vales. This suite has a king-size bed (or twins, on request); small steps lead into an ensuite bathroom with an extra-large bath tub with spa jets and a walk-in rainfall shower.
  • The Stonemason’s Cottage is a private hideaway for those wanting extra space; this beautiful stone cottage is at the rear of the main house and has a cosy lounge room with an open fireplace, a bedroom with king-size bed and bathroom with a large walk-in shower and spa bath tub. Low ceilings, exposed beams and a private walled garden terrace add charm.

Key kit

  • Poolside barbecue.
  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • Flatscreen TVs.
  • Bose iPod docks.
  • In-room minibars.

Poolside

  • The glittering blue rectangular pool sits to the side of the villa and is surrounded by a vanilla-coloured stone terrace.
  • The terrace is topped with cushy sunloungers.

Grounds

  • There are two verandas, one to the east and the other to the south of the villa. During the day, they are decked with lounge seating, the ideal place from which to spot kangaroos, koalas and sheep; in the evenings the verandas can be set up for alfresco dinners.
  • Free on-site parking is available.

Location

  • Kingsford Homestead is located in Kingsford, on the western edge of the Barossa Valley, about 45 minutes’ drive from Adelaide.
  • Adelaide Airport is an hour away by car.
  • Trains connect to Adelaide's Keswick Terminal station from major cities Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Darwin.
  • Guests arriving by helicopter can use one of the Kingsford helipads.

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