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Bronte Manor Wuthering Heights ~ dog friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms in main house sleep 8 plus guest cottage for overflow guests 4m away

Bronte Manor is a grand, rustic, four-bedroom mudbrick dwelling perched on a hill with 360-degree views amidst 35ha of trees and hills, 6km north of Clare.

Romantic and secluded, it accommodates a single party of up to 10 (2 queen bedrooms - one with ensuite - one double, one twin bedroom, plus a quaint separate cottage with a king-sized bed). Located on 80 acres of undulating hills with lovely walks and a dam, it's also a wonderful treat for the family dog.

With a comfortable and spacious layout, it can be enjoyed by a single couple wanting total peace and seclusion, while two ensuite bathrooms provide privacy for larger groups.

Peace and tranquility are the hallmarks of Bronte Manor.

Relax in the claw-footed bath and enjoy stunning views through large floor-to-ceiling windows from both bathrooms, located at opposite sides of the house. The long, baronial-sized living room with open fireplace separates each queen-sized suite while a pretty twin room is ideal for kids and singles. A quaint, spacious attic room with an 1880s iron-posted double bed and views over the hills at the back of the property is made available for larger groups.

For groups of 10 (or a fourth couple who want a king-sized bed), rustic Heathcliff Guest Cottage a few metres from the main house, is perfect.

It is only ever used in conjunction with Bronte Manor bookings and is separated from the main house by a lovely stone wall and meandering brick path. Although simple, the cottage is charming, warmed in winter by a pot belly stove with a tiny ensuite bathroom and views over the valley.

From the main house, visitors can step out through French doors onto the slate terrace from every room (except the third twin bedroom and attic) and watch the sun go down behind a vista of stunning valley views with the Clare Valley racecourse in the far distance.


Children under 17 are charged at $30 per night (for the first 2 nights and $20 thereafter) while those under 2 are free.

***What Special Treats are Included?***

Enjoy a bottle of complimentary local Clare Valley Red in front of a blazing fire or, in summer, a chilled White on the slate terrace overlooking the sweeping valley as you cook your food on the BBQ.

Cook up your complimentary local free range eggs and bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms or make dinner in the large, well-equipped kitchen while you listen to the kookaburras and enjoy the view which is undisturbed by any other dwelling.

If you've brought any four-legged friends, you'll know your pampered pet is secure in a fenced-off area (with shelter) near the house as you head off to enjoy the nearby wineries and restaurants. Dogs are also welcome to run around off-leash everywhere except close to the alpaca enclosure. (Don't worry, there are signs.)

Bronte Manor is the ideal place for entertaining, Writers' Retreats, or simply for relaxing.

Depending on the weather - or the direction of the wind or sun - you can use the gas BBQ on the terrace and enjoy the feeling of being lord of all you survey from this beautifully elevated position, or cook up your sausages on the wood-fired BBQ on the eastern side of the house while you enjoy undisturbed views of the hills at the back of the property which are covered in natural bushland.

For those who want to toast marshmallows over an open fire beneath a star-studded sky during winter, there's a large fire pit near Heathcliff Cottage.

At the edge of the courtyard, hundred-year-old gums pepper the slope which meets a wide grassy sward, bordered by a ribbon of trees, with the dam in the distance. There is not another building or road to distract the eye.

Birdlife and kangaroos are abundant.

Well-mannered dogs welcome - allowed indoors. Securely fenced dog run near the house with kennel.

Heathcliff Cottage is never separately let.

Rates include a complimentary bottle of wine, cooked/continental breakfast provisions, all linen, and firewood for the first two nights.

Minimum 2 nights stay weekends Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun (negotiable)

Portacot and high chair provided on request.

Key in door from 2pm onwards on day of arrival

Departure time by 11am

Long weekends minimum 3 nights' stay based on 4 people occupancy.


Bronte has always been a fabulous house for entertaining. Breakfast over the open fire by the church door, cook up lunch on the terrace overlooking the valley using the gas BBQ, and enjoy dinner at the long baronial table in front of the fire.

Below is an inventory of kitchen stock for those who want to cook up a storm.

3 saucepans (sm, med, lge)

3 frying pans (2 med, 1 lge)

3 deep metal baking dishes (sm, med, lge)

1 biscuit tray

1 set of Slimmers scales

1 Breville Turbo Mix (electric beater)

1 blender

1 large open casserole dish

2 colanders

1x 10L cooking pot

measuring cups

veg masher, whisk, slotted spoon, tongs, knives

2 cake tins, mixing bowl

gravy boat

4 salad bowls

1 quiche dish

electric frying pan

2 graters

2 closed casserole dishes

citrus juicer (manual)

1 large stainless steel fridge to fit all your ingredients.

Dishes for canapes and dips

In other words, if you want to entertain in style, Bronte Manor is the place to do it!

Bon Appetit!

Restaurants, wineries and a first class golf course are easily accessible. Clare township offers good shopping facilities while the Clare Valley is noted for its fine wines, excellent wineries, scenic drives and the beauty of its trees and rolling hills. The area has an unspoilt rural charm about it.

For the cyclist or walking trail enthusiast, the popular Riesling Trail follows the old train line between Clare and Auburn (22km). The trail passes close to wineries, restaurants and scenic spots. It is sign posted and the full trail does not have to be negotiated.

More Details

Property Manager
Ted Nettelton
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, Sometimes Norwegian and Afrikaans, also.
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Ted Nettelton

We bought the property in 1983 when it was wheat fields and uncleared bush. Today we're proud of the three cottages we built by hand and the 25,000 trees we planted.

Ted Nettelton purchased this bed and breakfast in 1983

Why Ted Nettelton chose Clare

Peace, seclusion and tranquility - plus easy access to wineries and restaurants.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

This is a gem for people who want to really get away from it all. As all three cottages at Wuthering Heights are separated at such a distance from each other - yet are on the same 75 acre piece of land - it really does lend itself to large family groups and multiple couples who want to enjoy total privacy and beautiful scenery.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast rental in Clare, Australia

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 2 night minimum stay
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Claw foot bath and separate shower w/ valley views
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Charlotte Suite - 1 large double bed , Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - Emily Suite - 1 large double bed , Queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Attic with 1880s iron bed and valley views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , King bed in self contained 'Heathcliff' beside Bronte Manor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Quaint twin room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours


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Bronte Manor Wuthering Heights ~ dog friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Quirky but needs a lot of work done to bring it up to a decent standard.

  • 2 of 5

This property is set in lovely natural surroundings but is in need of a lot of maintenance inside and out. The bathrooms in particular need updating badly.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely private home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the 'away from it all' location, walks through the bush, roos on the door step, and easy drive to town. The fire was great and an excellent kitchen with breakfast supplies was appreciated.

The hot water ran out on our last morning so more information about the gas bottles would have helped, also more than one towel per person for 3 nights would also have been appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic but Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our stay at the Bronte Manor. We had a party of 6 plus our Cocker Spaniel. We had a fantastic time exploring the grounds and bushland, looking for kangaroos and other wildlife which surrounds the property. Was great to go and say “Hi” to the local Alpacas too. The house had everything we needed and is set in perfect surroundings. The breakfast provisions were just right for our stay. Tanika is their perfect host, keeping us up to date with everything we needed to know about wildlife and weather.

Thank you can’t wait to return!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tumby Bay, South Australia, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Had the Best Time in this Comfortable and Cosy House!

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Fantastic country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every bit of our short stay. Every detail was perfect from the lovely clean linen to the ample breakfast goodies provided for the 5 adults. Located just a short drive away from Clare yet it could be a 100 miles away from anywhere. Will certainly come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

lovely relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

I had a great weekend with friends, we loved Bronte Manor and the surrounding area. Good breakfast provisions and owner very pleasant and accomodating.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
144 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Clare Golf Course
Nearest Train
92 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
86 Kilometres
Port Broughton
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Wineries, Riesling

Wuthering Heights is 80 acres of beautiful walks amidst the trees and dam, surrounded by the vineyards of the Clare Valley.

As the Mid North main road (that heads towards the Flinders Ranges) is 3km away, the birds make most of the noise in this peaceful, tranquil country setting.


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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