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*Barrenjoey Hideaway*

Bedrooms 3
Space 200 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House and Cottage on 42 acres in Forreston

Experience the true heart of the Adelaide Hills at beautiful Barrenjoey Hideaway.

Our charming property encompasses the perfect mix of privacy and seclusion for a quiet, restful getaway, while being adjacent to Adelaide Hills wineries and towns and their many attractions.

Barrenjoey offers a fabulous farm stay escape for up to 6 adults and 3 children. Set mid-way between Gumeracha and Birdwood on picturesque Winton Road, it provides a unique blend of the old and the new.

Comprising the original 1800's stone cottage which has been restored and the larger adjoining house built in the 1980's. The house and cottage are not rented out separately and together they offer spacious, relaxing accommodation.

Barrenjoey is also an active AgroForestry concern and is surrounded by beautiful orchards, vineyards and livestock farms.

Our herb and vegetable garden is finally established and under way; a wonderful opportunity to pick your own herbs and veggies to enjoy whilst at Barrenjoey.

This unique and inspiring farm is a perfect escape for anyone wishing to have peace, privacy and seclusion, while being within easy reach of Adelaide Hills towns and wineries. It caters for couples, families and small groups. We also welcome events and weddings... And with 42 beautiful acres for guests to explore including 3 dams, quaint gardens and 20 acres of planted gums, there is something here for everyone....


* 3 bedrooms with queen beds

* 2 bathrooms and toilets

* 3 extra bunks for children (end of main house)

* Complimentary guest amenities

* All linen and towels provided

* Fully equipped kitchen with Miele Dishwasher

* Reverse cycle air conditioning

* Washing machine and clothes dryer

* Filtered rainwater to the house

* Coffee maker

* Sony flat-screen TV and DVD player

* Large outdoor BBQ

* Comprehensive library

* Complimentary Port-a-cot and high chair

* A place of comfort and relaxation

* Ideal for a romantic getaway for couples

* Catering for families and children

* Perfect location for parties and weddings

* 42 acres of gorgeous views, gardens and a forest to explore

* Pets welcome - check with owner

JUST FOR KIDS: Outside - Large cubby house, plus tree house, tree swings, ponds to catch tadpoles; nets supplied for yabbying in the dams with the adults - from September to December - and heaps of fun places to explore.

Inside - toys, books, movies, games, activity books with pencils and textas for colouring and drawing.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR TARIFFS ARE BASED ON A TWO ADULT, TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. Charges for extra adults and children over 12 years of age are then added to the tariff.

*IF YOUR ENQUIRY INCLUDES CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS, PLEASE SET "NUMBER OF CHILDREN" to ZERO* - as we are unable to set different rates for adults and children on this format - children under 12 years of age will then be free of charge. However, please do mention in your enquiry how many children and also their ages, thank you.

We welcome parties, functions and weddings at Barrenjoey; however they are STRICTLY PROHIBITED without prior arrangement with the owners in writing. Separate charges, terms and conditions will apply.

A security deposit will be applicable for any and all events, long stays and bookings over Christmas and New Year.

More Details

Property Manager
Robin & Garry Dawson
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Forreston, Australia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , (Four-poster Queen Bed)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , (Queen Bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 3 large double bed , (Queen Bed)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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(34 traveller reviews)

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*Barrenjoey Hideaway*
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Perfect Location, Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a weekend at Barrenjoey Hideaway, our experience was second to none. Every detail has been thought of in this spectacular rural retreat. Robin and Garry went above and beyond and should be very pleased with their piece of paradise. The main cottage has all the creature comforts of home and the kitchen has every appliance and tool you need to make delicious meals.

The bedrooms and beds are extremely comfortable - I have not slept that well in years. The addition of a wood fire gave us the ultimate experience. The gardens and surrounding land is AMAZING and can be enjoyed all year around. We also took our furbaby along for the weekend and she was not forgotten either. Barrenjoey accommodated to all of our needs. Highly recommended and THANK YOU AGAIN :)

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for taking the time to write your review. It is indeed very satisfying to have our guests experience all that Barrenjoey has to offer. We delight in being fortunate enough to share what we also think is a piece of paradise! We look forward to you all returning for another awesome weekend. Cheers, Robin
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is our all time favourite holiday setting. We bring our grandsons here to create memories and Barrenjoey never fails to deliver in every aspect. Beds are very comfortable with beautiful linen, kitchen has everything your heart desires and the fire in winter is a winner!! Do as much or as little as you choose....... Barrenjoey will steal your heart as it has stolen ours.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Barrenjoey allows for a pleasant and relaxing stay. It is enjoyable waking up in the country to hear the sheep and birds! The house is lovely, with old stylish furniture along with paintings and posters to ponder on if you have an artistic eye. The house is well supplied with everything needed, it's very well set up.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds are beyond beautiful and everything you need has been thoughtfully and lovingly taken care of. We will definitely be going back!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Olivia, we're so glad you all had a wonderful few days at Barrenjoey and hope the children had loads of fun exploring. By taking the time to carefully prepare for each unique booking, we aim for every guest to immediately feel comfortable and at home! We look forward to having you stay at our beautiful property again. Cheers, Robin
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An amazing place , stunning gardens , peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Barrenjoey Hideaway, we were taken back by its peaceful beauty , the gardens were amazing lots of different areas to enjoy and relax , beautiful throughout and allowed our small dog Bella to enjoy as well , we give 5 stars , thank you we will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sergio, we are delighted you chose Barrenjoey for your quiet weekend getaway, and so pleased Bella enjoyed her little holiday too! We look forward to having you all return for another great stay. Cheers, Robin
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Second Valley, South Australia, Australia

Tranquil Country Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Relaxing tranquil setting, well~equipped home, plenty of space, quality furnishings. Amazing views of rolling hills, peaceful getaway. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodie, so glad you all enjoyed your stay - winter is such a beautiful time of the year at Barrenjoey! Looking forward to having you back. Cheers
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Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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