What we Offer

Offering privacy and seclusion in a spacious natural setting only minutes from Gumeracha and Birdwood in the Torrens Valley, Adelaide Hills.

Experience the true heart of the Adelaide Hills! Barrenjoey Hideaway offers a wonderful getaway experience while being at the centre of Adelaide Hills towns and wineries. Situated on historic Winton Road, taking you on a 6km journey from Gumeracha through to Birdwood along River-Gum lined Hills-beauty. Within an hour drive, 45km, from the Adelaide CBD.

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!

The Old and the New!

Barrenjoey has a modern owner-built house and adjoining restored historic cottage. Both come as a complete package and are not rented out separately. Guests have a choice of 3 double bedrooms with queen-sized beds, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets – plus bunks and a pull-out trundle for kids. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities are available.

Other amenities on offer at Barrenjoey Hideaway include:

* Quality linen and towels, glassware and crockery

* Filtered, fresh rainwater to the house including showering areas

* Sony flat-screen TV and DVD player

* Toys, books and DVD’s available

*Modern Childrens Cubby House

* Continental breakfast provisions provided, plus an upgrade to full breakfast provisions on request

* Warm efficient combustion heater with all firewood supplied

* Electric blankets for winter

* Split-system air conditioning

* BBQ facilities and entertaining area

* Beautiful gardens to explore


A natural, spacious setting close to Adelaide Hills towns and amenities.

The ideal starting point for your exploration of the Fleurieu Peninsula; To the South: McLaren Vale; To the North: The Barossa; and nearby, many historic Adelaide Hills towns: Mount Torrens, Mt. Pleasant, Oakbank, Kersbrook, Woodside, Lobethal, Gumeracha, Hahndorf and Birdwood.

Cottage & House

The Cottage was built in the second half of the nineteenth century and is now a self-contained. The Main House was erected right next to it in the early eighties, both are joined by a small door in the kitchen and are rented as one unit. For this reason Barrenjoey is never too big or too small but suitable for couples, groups or even larger gatherings such as weddings or parties if  arrangements are made beforehand.

Because of it’s stone and double-brick construction, Barrenjoey is a comfortable dwelling in the South Australian climate, well insulated and cosy both winter and summer. We have split-system air-conditioning in both buildings. In winter we provide all firewood with no charge; enjoy a fire in our Nectre slow-combustion heater. I mention it as it’s made here in SA.

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.

There are three Queen Beds in three bedrooms. In the Living Area, a set of Bunks with trundle. Extra sleeping can be arranged on request, ask Robin. See my post on Jus’ Kruzn our one-of-a-kind off-road caravan.

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