Converted shearing shed with vineyard views, stylish self catering studio.
About Elizabeth Raupach
I am a retired arts administrator and my husband manages Coriole, the family owned winery, which is 10 minutes drive away from our home at Sandalwood. We are pleased to be able to host guests in our converted shearing shed on our vineyard property. We love gardening and have orchards, vegetable gardens, ornamental gardens and a fledgling arboretum. Guests are welcome to explore the whole property, which is also home to some chooks, pigs and sheep (as well as kangaroos).
Elizabeth Raupach purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Elizabeth Raupach chose The Range
We moved to Sandalwood in 2010 after living nearby at Coriole, the family winery, for many years. We love the peace and quiet of this secluded part of the world.
What makes this Cabin unique
The property has wonderful views from the hill, especially at sunset. We have large landscaped gardens around our own house which is across the orchard paddock from the shearing shed. The 12 acres of vines grow a number of warmer climate varieties (sangiovese, prosecco, barbera, picpoul and nero d'avola.) The atmospheric disused shearing shed was fun to convert - and it has been a great way to be able to share this beautiful region with our guests. We opened the Sandalwood Shearing Shed in 2016. Feedback from guests has been very positive. Guests have told us that they love the wood burning heater in winter, sitting on the deck at dusk, the peace and quiet, the morning birdsongs and the hillside walks to watch the sunset ..... as well as the proximity to wineries and restaurants.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Sheep and Vines
A perfect hide-away for a McLaren Vale get away - unique, cosy and a slice of South Aussie history. We're looking forward to a return visit.
Happy hour with our wooly friends
The setting next to the vineyard and within sheep and alpaca pasture was so peaceful. Grilling out on the deck, listening to the birds and then relaxing by wood stove in a rustic rural setting was heavenly. Close to wine tasting and nature hikes and small country town restaurants and shopping.
Shearing shed retreat
Very well setup,lovely setting,small stream at the back door,ducks,parrots all sorts of birds about. Fully self contained and wood heater for a cosy stay, excellent!!
Everything pluss more
Perfect get away experience close to all things and winerys. Beautifull property and gardens very peaceful we enjoyed our stay very much thankyou
A truly relaxing stay
Having seen the pictures and reviews before visiting we were really looking forward to our stay at the Shearing Shed. We were certainly not disappointed. The Shed is in a really peaceful setting and the accomodation is very clean and well furnished. The information about the local area is informative and useful.
We will be back
Lovely little place
Second time visitors. The location is so peaceful, private and beautiful. Waking up to baby lambs in the paddock outside our window just added to the atmosphere! Will be back again soon
The Sandalwood Shearing Shed is right in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula. There are numerous well known wineries with cellar doors and restaurants to visit in this region.
The nearby beaches (including Port Willunga and Maslin Beach) are famous for their geological interest and beautiful aspect.
The McLaren Vale township is a 10 minute drive away and it has supermarkets, butchers, bakers, banking facilities and doctors surgeries.
The famous Willunga farmer's market is open on Saturday mornings.