Wonderful Farmstay Experience

Privacy and seclusion are the main features of Barrenjoey Hideaway, here you’ll experience a magnificent natural setting in a wonderful farmstay environment with  the towns of Gumeracha and Birdwood a convenient three and four kilometres away.

Everything You need for cosy Winter visits; firewood prepared, electric blankets fitted. And for Summer stays- air conditioning. The house sits well protected from strong winds, with a north aspect, double-brick with a wrap-around veranda you will love.

We book as a whole the property whether it is for two or ten people! Have a look at this Birds-Eye-View…

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Birds eye view

The true heart of the Adelaide Hills is the place where all the small towns surrounding us join together to create a countryside to explore and a community to enjoy. Barrenjoey Hideaway offers a wonderful getaway experience while being at the centre of Adelaide Hills towns and wineries as well as institutions such as the The Australian Motor Museum and The Big Rocking Horse.

Barrenjoey Hideaway is a unique and charming property of 42 acres. We are happy to cater for couples, families and groups of up to 8 people and more with some concessions.

Please enquire regarding your wedding or function as we would be happy to help.

Cottage & House

Barrenjoey is a single dwelling which is booked as a whole each time.

The original cottage was added to in the ’80s and the whole now forms a three-bedroom home with three queen beds and a set of bunks(3) for children.

Double-brick construction and a wrap-around verandah makes Barrenjoey comfortable all year round. We have split-system air-conditioning in both buildings. In winter we provide all firewood at no charge; enjoy a fire in our Nectre slow-combustion heater…made in South Australia:)

Dining inside is suitable for eight and outside, under the umbrella, for twelve or more. Large BBQ available and in good condition, gas also supplied.

The Forest

Started in 2001, our agro-forest is developing well. Four Eucalypt Species: Sydney Blue Gum, Tassie Blue Gum, Spotted Gum and Sugar Gum were chosen. Considerable thinning has taken place with care to create a more natural forest envirionment, as well, a Native Grasses project is underway and we will see over sixty species introduced later this year.

Amongst the forest trees there stands two especially big River Red-Gums, ancient giants, which are remarkable, massive in size and worth visiting, both being as big as this species can get. Both are in excellent shape for their age, undamaged and perfectly balanced. Stupendous. I encourage you to visit them.

Actually we have two projects with the Natural Resouce Management team going on at present to increase species diversity and generally adding value to the natural environment. Both are around five acres in size, one being a restoration of native vegetaion, the other a Native Grasses Trial.

We have three dams, one large and two small. The main is good for yabbies and, depending on the moon, with careful choice of bait, people have some success.

 

The Garden

Our Garden is large and varied, with many large trees as well areas of lawn.

Created over a long period of time, in many stages. The terracing would have begun in the late 1800’s with the building of the cottage and has continued on decade by decade. The last being completed two years ago.

This new area is a level grassed area which will hold a marquee and so is suitable for small functions.

There is ample parking for cars and even a caravan or two.

We have some garden lighting installed, which is effective, and can supply 240v power to a jumping-castle or something similar. Yes, we had one a party recently!

Contact Us

For all enquiries contact Robin

0403 904 201

08 8336 6016

barrenjoeyhideaway@iinet.net.au