Five top farm stays, South Australia

June 11, 2020 / By The Weekender Travel

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Farm stays have always been popular, but with the arrival of COVID, they have moved to the top of many people's list. Fresh air, open spaces, stunning night skies, and friendly farm animals to meet - what more could you want!

And if you think farm stays are just for families - think again! Here are six of the best - from renovated shearing sheds to luxury glamping - all perfect for a fabulous getaway.

Redwing Farm - Yorke Peninsula
Redwing Farm in Weetulta, just 10 minutes drive from the Copper Coast, offers three great accommodation options. For groups of up to five guests, you can choose between The Barn  and The Shearer's Quarters. Both buildings are fully renovated, each offering two bedrooms, a large living area, air-conditioning, combustion fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and spa bath. 

Or opt for Little Patty, a snug, fun Caravan that sleeps up to three. Lovingly restored, there's  reverse cycle air conditioning, a TV, fridge, microwave and well stocked kitchen cupboards - plus your very own fire pit. 

Look at the stars at night, pat the animals by day or explore the many things to do on the nearby coast - whatever you choose, we're sure you'll be telling your friends about your stay at Redwing Farm for years to come.  

The Barn - Redwing Farm The Barn - Redwing Farm

The Rabbiters Hut - Adelaide Hills
Secluded and stylish, the Rabbiter's Hut is located on Tinline Park farm in the Eastern Ranges of the Adelaide Hills. Offering incredible views, the cottage has three comfortable bedrooms, an open living, dining and kitchen area with wood fire, and a large outside verandah. 

You can arrange paddock to plate meals, including slow cooked roast lamb, gourmet breakfast, or the ultimate - the 'Rabbiter's Shed Bonfire Experience' - where your hosts will light up a traditional country bonfire just for you. Wow!

Gundaroo Cottage - Barossa Valley
The Gundaroo Cottage farm stay is the complete package! Offering gorgeous accommodation - there are two stylish bedrooms, a large living and dining area (with wood fire and large windows) an outdoor deck, delicious breakfast provisions and a complimentary bottle of wine.  With Alpacas to meet, gorgeous surrounding farmland and plenty in the area to explore - this is farm stay is a winner. 

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Tent on a Hill - McLaren Vale
Be at one with nature and surround yourself with kangaroos and gum trees at Tent On A Hill, a uniquely Australian experience in McLaren Vale. Offering two plush Bell tents in separate locations, both with great views over the vineyards and absolute privacy, enjoy stunning sunsets over the vale, an outdoor fire pit and endless night skies. Each tent comes with their own private toilet and shower facilities.

The Sandalwood Shearing Shed - McLaren Vale
Offering a unique experience, the Sandalwood Shearing Shed echoes the past while embracing the now. With views over the surrounding vineyards and farmland, this gorgeous one bedroom renovated shed is stylish and fully-contained, with a  modern bathroom, kitchenette, living area with combustion stove and large outdoor deck. Sample produce from the orchard, chook pen and vegetable garden (in season), borrow the bikes and explore farm, or visit teh many surrounding wineries. The choice is yours.  

So much more to explore - Barossa Valley