Kingsford Homestead will open in the Barossa Valley Wine Region in South Australia, on July 1, 2012. The luxury hotel was transformed from a working sheep station into a seven-suite, all inclusive property, with panoramic views of Barossa Valley and the North Para River.
The Stonemason’s Cottage, located at the rear of the property, has a fireplace, double shower and spa bath, and private garden. Each suite is French-inspired, with L’Occitane en Provence products in the bathrooms and complementary wireless internet.
Onsite chef Stuart Oldfield creates three and five-course tasting menus using local produce, and guests can choose from a wide selection Barossa and South Australian wines in the underground wine cellar. Wine tours are also available at nearby wineries, such as Clare Valley, famous for its Reisling.
Guests can bathe in the “bush bath” – a freestanding tub overlooking the river – or check out the 24-hour lounge with a fireplace and television. A pool and spa are planned to open in October 2012. Nearby attractions also include sunrise hot-air balloon rides, golf at Jacob’s Creek Estate, and historic sheep sheds for exploring. While touring the property you might even come across a parrot or kangaroo.
All-inclusive rates at Kingsford Homestead range from $768 - $875 per night, for a minimum two night stay. Private car transfers from Adelaide are easily arranged for $175 with a maximum four passengers, one way. Bookings can be made by phone at 08.8524.8120 or by e-mailing [email protected].
For more information about Kingsford Homestead, visit www.kingsfordhomestead.com.au and for additional details on South Australia, contact the South Australian Tourism Commission at 323.503.4210.