The Shearer's quarters are a practical accommodation, gaining a new lease on life while retaining their authentic appeal. Containing 3 Queen size bedrooms, each with their own toilet and hand basin. The Dining area is a great room for dinner parties, with a beautifully restored Old Wool Table and is just off the huge “Cooks Kitchen” which has a large electric oven & fully restored wood stove and large fridge/freezer. The kitchen is well stocked with all crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and glassware. Reverse cycle air conditioning to the living area, lounge and all bedrooms, combustion heater to living room An Outside fire pit is perfect to sit around with a glass of wine and toast marshmallows or try your hand at some damper. A tour of the farm and old buildings is a must during your stay and can be booked with the Host. This is a truly Rural Australian Experience for those looking for something a bit different. It will amaze both International guests, City Folk and anyone needing a good wholesome country escape. Guests can cater for themselves or maybe just throw something on the BBQ, we also have people who can pop together some catering for you if you like – just ask. No matter where you look, you're blessed with beautiful views, fresh air and the smell of the land. Sit around the fire, watch the sunset, take in the amazing skies full of stars and feel yourself unwind.
Arrive from 2 pm.
Depart 10 am. (A later checkout time may be arranged prior with your host)
Bygone Nostalgia with comfortable modern conveniences.
Situated 40kms from Burra, on a working farm the Historic Shearers Quarters B&B offer a unique accommodation in the heart of the Mid North of South Australia. Originally used as accommodation for Shearers and their cook whilst the shearing was on. Beautifully restored, experience a slice of Australian history by staying with us.
The units come with the Distinguished Mintaro slate floors, your own private toilet and vanity. The queen size beds and interior walls have been crafted from old shearing shed wood and gates, and feature a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a dining area, a TV with satellite channels, and a shared bathroom with shower and washing machine. The units open onto a veranda with seating to take in the views.
Guests at the farm stay can enjoy a continental breakfast.
A barbecue is available on site and both cycling, hiking, and fishing can be enjoyed within close proximity of the accommodation.
Fully functional kitchen with staple items is available in the shared kitchen.
Bed making each day on request. Fresh towels available on request.
Continental Breakfast Service
A continental Breakfast can be supplied upon request. Arrangements can be made at the time of booking
Only available during winter months only Strictly no fires in Summer.
There is a Vegetable Garden with a selection of vegetables ready to pick fresh from the garden and straight to the plate.
THINGS TO DO
We are only 40kms from the Clare Valley wineries,The Clare Valley boasts more than 30 cellar doors, some operating out of stone cottages, heritage buildings, state-of-the art structures and farm sheds. Many of the buildings capture breathtaking views, are huddled next to century old churches, or are surrounded by sweeping lawns. Spend an afternoon visiting a collection of cellar door outlets, taking time to try the wines, read the stories and experience the winemaking processes.
As soon as you arrive in Burra make your way to the Burra & Goyder Visitor Information Centre. There you can pick up your Burra map, ask all your questions about the Burra SA attractions, and importantly, get your Burra Heritage Passport. With the passport you are given a key that gives you entry to eleven of the local attractions all for the one price. There is a great book that also comes with the passport called “Discovering Historic Burra” and it has all sorts of information, including the history, suggested walking and driving trails and maps. This will help you plan what to do in Burra while you are there. There is also an audio guide that can be accessed with your mobile phone to provide information on some of the sites as you get to them.
The Heysen Trail is one of the world’s great walking trails and the longest dedicated walking trail in Australia.The 1,200 km trail starts at Cape Jervis and winds along the beaches and sea cliffs of the south coast before passing over rolling hills and rural landscapes of the Fleurieu Peninsula and MtLofty Ranges.
Beyond Mt Bryan, the trail crosses over to the rugged peaks and valleys of theFlinders Ranges as it heads to Parachilna Gorge where it ends. The Trail passes through some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and vineyards, as well as rich farmland and historic towns.
The iconic trail passes through some of the most scenic parts of the state including nationalparks, state forests and internationally acclaimed tourist destinations, including the BarossaValley and the stunning Wilpena Pound.The southern section, from Cape Jervis to Spalding in the Mid North, is ideal for beginners and those with children, following the Mount Lofty Ranges. The northern section, from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge, which is isolated and at times rugged, provides a rewarding challenge for experienced walkers.
The Trail has been designed to cater for both the serious backpacker walking the complete trail, and for the day walker who might choose to do short walks along different sections of the trail. The trail provides something for every walker, from a short stroll through the Adelaide Hills to a 60-day hike along its entire length.
“A relaxing atmosphere, tastefully restored with old charm from yesteryear.”