Ode to the Orchard • outdoor bath, stunning views


Entire cottage hosted by Romany

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
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A cosy, curated cottage with a rustic vibe, Ode to the Orchard is surrounded by the Adelaide Hills’ finest wineries and sits high on 16 acres. It is one of the original stone homes of the area and enjoys stunning views of picturesque Lenswood. There is no better place to relax: soak in the gorgeous claw-foot bath looking out to the stars, enjoy that glass of local red by the fire, or try out our apple crumble recipe in the vintage wood-fired Aga.

The space
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Ode to the Orchard is completely private up on the hill, with only distant neighbours in sight.

Two cosy bedrooms with queen beds, bathroom with shower over bath, lounge with wood fire (wood and firelighters provided), 2 leather lounges and armchair, full kitchen with new stove and coffee machine (pods provided) and wood-fired Aga oven.

The separate dining room has seating for 6. The laundry room has washer and dryer (washing powder provided), iron and ironing board.

The orchard is a short walk from the house and all yours to explore. You will drive past it on your way in. There are front and back porches to enjoy sunrise and sunset over the gorgeous Adelaide Hills area. We have a lovely outside claw-foot bath (under cover) looking out to the view where you can enjoy the blue sky by day or the stars at night - truly magical!

Cooking in the vintage wood-fired Aga is a beautiful and unique country experience and we highly recommend - it keeps the house extra toasty! We have our recipe and ingredients for apple crumble waiting for you (Aga instructions provided in the Welcome book) - all you need to do is bring ice cream!

The house is very cosy in winter - the bedrooms have electric blankets and heaters and the lounge has the wonderful wood fire. In summer the house stays cool, especially with bedroom blinds drawn, but we have pedastool fans for a bit of extra breeze.

For those traveling with babies there is room for your portacot to be set up in one of the bedrooms or in the dining room (next to the bedrooms) and we can provide a high chair. Please note there is not a screen in front of the combustion fire so you would need to take care with little ones. The deck can look like a large drop off in the photos but it is only 60cm above the garden at the highest point.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Lenswood, South Australia, Australia

Ode to the Orchard enjoys gorgeous views of Lenswood and the Adelaide Hills, wineries close by include Pike & Joyce, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, Golding Wines, Anderson Hill, Cobb’s Estate, Tilbrook Estate, The Lane Vineyard, CRFT Wines and Bird in Hand. The quaint German town of Hahndorf is 15 minutes away which is great for a wander and some window shopping. Little ones might enjoy Cleland Wildlife Park in Crafers (20 mins). Stanley Bridge Tavern and the Crafers Hotel are wonderful pubs for a meal. Lost in a Forest in Uraidla (10 mins away) has the best pizzas in the hills and a very cool setting in an old church. Emma & Ivy in Lobethal is a gorgeous cafe for a coffee. There are lots of wonderful walking tracks, Mt Lofty Summit walk the best known and the best views from the top!

Hosted by Romany

  1. Joined in January 2014
  • 260 Reviews
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Landscape painter / wife of a husband dreaming of returning to farming / mother of a 6 year old dreaming of unicorns and icypoles. We love AirBnB hosting and strive to make our guests' experience as special as possible.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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