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Wuthering Heights, Bronte Manor

Bedrooms 5
Property type bed & breakfast


About the property

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 8 (2 queen, one double and one twin bedroom) and is also a wonderful treat for the family dog.

Cosy, yet spacious, the layout is perfect for one couple, 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 ensuites, 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.

When a third queen-sized bed with ensuite is required for larger groups Heathcliff Guest Cottage, only 10m from the main house, is perfect. (It is only ever used in conjunction with Bronte Manor bookings.) Separated from the main house by a lovely stone wall and meandering brick path, the charming, rustic brick-floored cottage is warmed by a pot belly stove and, like Bronte Manor, also enjoys uninterrupted views over rolling hills and trees.

For larger groups planning a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or just a short break away, a double bedroom in the attic with dormer windows overlooking the hills behind is nearing completion. This will enable one party of four couples and two singles to stay at Bronte where they can command the valley for themselves.

Step out through French doors onto the slate terrace from every room in the house (except the third twin bedroom) and watch the sun go down behind a vista of stunning valley views with the racecourse in the far distance.

Self contained (non hosted) accommodation for a single party of up to eight

Enjoy a bottle of complimentary local Clare Valley Red in front of a blazing fire or, in summer, a chilled White on the terrace overlooking the sweeping valley.

Cook up your complimentary 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.

The ideal place for entertaining, or simply relaxing

Depending on the weather, you can use the gas BBQ on the terrace and enjoy the feeling of being lord of all you survey from such an elevated position, or cook up your sausages on the wood-fired BBQ pit on the eastern side of the house while you enjoy undisturbed views of the garden bordered by natural bushland.

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 is abundant, and kangaroos are often sighted.


Two ensuite bedrooms plus third twin bedroom in main house.

1 night for one couple = total $190

2 nights = $380

Add $120 per extra couple using the second suite.

Also, $30 per person using the twin bedroom.

Heathcliff Cottage= add $100 per couple per night.

Dogs incur a flat rate $20 cleaning fee.

Special rates for longer stays by negotiation.


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

The two suites, including guest cottage, are never separately let - your group only

Rates include complimentary bottle of wine, cooked/continental breakfast provisions, all linen, and firewood.

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

Portacot provided on request.

Key in door from 2pm onwards on day of arrival

Departure time by 11am

Third twin bedroom within main house

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.

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

Ted Nettelton
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours


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Wuthering Heights, Bronte Manor
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique, comfortable & great for families/groups

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic large property with plenty of room for our three families. Beautiful bush setting with easy access to Clare Valley wineries and kids enjoyed visiting the onsite Alpacas. Bronte Manor was very unique, being built by the owners from mud brick, and is full of character with its fireplace, red velvet and dark wood furniture, four-poster beds and clawfoot baths. Love the views from the kitchen and bathroom. The house takes quite a while to warm up and we had a chilly first night with problems with the A/C and a long time for the fireplace to warm the large area - arrive early to get the fire started or see if the owners can light in advance for you if you're there during the colder seasons! Our following nights were cosy and warm. Thanks to Tanika who looked after us very well before and during our stay :)

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic getaway (Bronte Manor & Heathcliff cottage)

  • 4 of 5

We stayed Bronte Manor (and the Heathcliff cottage next door) with three families. It was rustic but very clean.

As it was hand-built, things aren't perfect - like the floor isn't perfectly flat, the door ways aren't very wide and the outside slate is uneven - but for most people this won't be a problem, it's all part of the charm! Bronte Manor has a lovely, modern kitchen that was well equipped and the breakfast provisions were very generous! The fridge was a bit small for all of us but we had brought along an esky so our drinks went into that.

It was lovely to sit outside and watch the sunset between the trees. Yes, there are bugs and even bats (no fly screens on Bronte Manor) but that's just part of being with nature!

One of the showers wasn't great (it sprayed everywhere except in the centre) and we did have the hot water run out for some showers - but this happens any where!

Tanika was very helpful & friendly too.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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