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The Lion Cottage Historic Bed and Breakfast

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

You have found a pet friendly 1860s miner's cottage complete with period style furnishings and modern comforts ideally suited to 1 or 2 guests. Located in cosmopolitan North Adelaide TLC boasts a location few can match: A stone's throw from Melbourne Street, you will be near to award winning pubs, restaurants of many cuisines and skilled baristers in coffee shops open from breakfast time until late.

Although there are many eateries around the corner, in the kitchen you will find a starter selection of breakfast items.

While you will be walking distance from the Adelaide CBD, the Wallis Picadily Movie Theatre, WOMAD, Fringe Events, the famous Adelaide Oval, and the picturesque Botanic Gardens and parklands, there is also a FREE Council bus which passes regularly by your front door. This is perfect for a shopping trip to Rundle Mall where you will find major department stores, souvenir shops, and more; but the bus also stops at Adelaide Central Market, a self-confessed thriving hub of food and culture for over 148 years.

In your private vine-covered courtyard, you can enjoy refreshments, or simply read one of our books or magazines. Inside, our modern amenities include reverse cycle airconditioner, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and drier.

While prices vary according to length of stay, or period of booking standard Rates are:

from $155 per night for stays of 7 nights or more, and

from $175 per night for stays of 5-6 nights

(for shorter stays - please discuss cost and availability with Karen.)

Discounted rates also apply for long term stays, and surcharges apply during Public Holidays and Adelaide special events.

We certainly are pet friendly and North Adelaide is a wonderful place for dogs and their 2-legged-compantions to enjoy a leisurely walk, or a play at the dog park. At the owner's discretion a $50 cleaning fee is charged per pet per stay.

Cancellation fees apply - please check with owner

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in North Adelaide, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Lion Cottage Historic Bed and Breakfast
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Just Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Nine night stay Xmas 2017. A lovely home that was extremely well presented and clean. Location could not be better. The home is very comfortable and is close to everything with a free bus to the CBD outside.You don't need the bus though as it is a short walk to the CBD. The location is also very quiet. It is also lovely to hear the Lions at the Adelaide Zoo that is across the parklands. ( not intrusive) We do stay at a lot of places when travelling and this is one of the best if not overall the best all-round property taking into account value, presentation, location etc etc, The owners should give themselves a pat on the back. I give it the full 5 stars it is a fantastic place to stay with the added bonus of being pet friendly. You don't need to bring a thing. Thanks Karen.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It is just lovely to hear that my cottage has been enjoyed so much. Thanks for choosing The Lion Cottage for your Christmas visit. I'm glad it didn't disappoint, and you looked after it beautifully; thank you. I look forward to hosting you again sometime. Stay safe. Karen.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

beautiful old world charm

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home. Crisp clean sheets, comfortable bed with fluffy pillows! The claw foot bath was a bonus especially looking out to the courtyard while enjoying a bath. Definitely will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host all 3 of you. And I'm glad you appreciated the courtyard; it has just had a spring make-over, so come back in time and you'll see my vision growing. Stay safe. Karen
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Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Quaint and completely cosy!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage was as comfortable as Grandma's featherbed and just as inviting. Perfectly located close to Melbourne Street dining precinct, and everything you need is thoughtfully provided. Karen thinks of everything!

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Vicki, Yes, it does feel like you're visiting Grandma's house from the moment you arrive. And you can see the reason why I've chosen to live in the district. Location, location, location. Happy Travels to you always.
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rural Victoria

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful historic cottage with all the necessities when away from your own home including a lovely little courtyard out the back. Location fabulous for humans and dogs. Great park very close for exercising dogs and people! Wonderful coffee and breakfast restaurants just two minute walk and lots of choice in evening restaurants close by. Wonderful for a five night stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Sam, We've been locals for nearly 20 years, and for a while could say we had eaten at all the restaurants on Melbourne Street. Waist-lines are not so forgiving now, so I'm glad I could share some of the culinary delights with you. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. Very comfortable cottage. Will definitely stay again when we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Matt - Thanks for this feedback; I can't wait to host you again, as you both were the dream guests. Leaving treats for my 7-yr-old co-host was just so lovely. Now you know the area, and what you'll find in your 'home-away-from-home', I'll chat with you next time about how to make your stay even more special. Cheers. TLC.
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cottage and the lovely welcome we received. If you like olde worlde this is for you.

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Martin and Lesley, Welcoming people to my cottage is one of the highlights of my TLC experience. Next time you come, see if you can spot what olde worlde things have changed. Thank you for choosing The Lion Cottage for your Adelaide getaway. Karen
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Rates & Availability


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Optional Costs
    WiFi: $2 per night
    Parking: $2 per night
    Pet: $20 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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