Watendlath Cottage Strathalbyn


Entire residential home hosted by Diana

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1.5 baths
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Watendlath Cottage is a self-contained newly refurbished weatherboard cottage located on a 5 acre property with attractive views of the surrounding ranges. Guests are welcome to explore all parts of the property which features magnificent stone and gabion walls, established gardens (and some still under construction). The Cottage is fully equipped for self-catering and is suitable for short to long stay guests .
Home is strictly smoke and pet free.

The space
The 2.5 acre kangaroo sanctuary is populated by Western Grey, Eastern Grey and Red Kangaroos. These were all rescued as joeys and, under South Australian law, cannot be free-released. Guests may not access the sanctuary area but are welcome to explore the perimeter fence and engage with the residents, many of whom willingly approach the fence. Guests are also invited to view the feeding of the kangaroos each evening and may also, on request, watch the bottle-feeding of the small joeys.
Wild kangaroos also regularly visit the property as do koalas on occasion.
Guests can go anywhere on the property (other than the sanctuary) and enjoy walks to look at extensive stone and gabion walls. There are a number of established gardens and a number more being developed. Guests have unrestricted access to the vegetable and herb gardens.
There are also a couple of aviaries featuring Australian parrots and finches.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning
High chair
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 35 reviews


Where you’ll be

Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia

The Cottage is located 4kms north of the historic town of Strathalbyn, 50 kms south east of Adelaide in the middle of the lovely Fleurieu Peninsula. Strathalbyn was founded by Scottish settlers in 1839 and the historic High Street has preserved the beautiful buildings reflecting its 180 years of tradition. Lovely cafes, pubs and antique shops make this destination which will delight you. Strathalbyn also has a more modern shopping area with a Woolworths supermarket, butchers, bakeries, hardware stores, petrol station, chemists, banks and a post office. For more extensive shopping, Mount Barker is only 15 minutes away and offers a multi-screen cinema, shopping centres and cafes.
We are close to the celebrated wine region of Langhorne Creek featuring Lake Breeze, Bremerton. Bleasdale and Temple Bruer and only 30 minutes from McLaren Vale. The historic village of Hahndorf is 30 minutes away and Goolwa with swimming, surfing and winter whale-watching is also a 30 minute drive with Victor Harbor just a little further.

Hosted by Diana

  1. Joined in February 2019
  • 35 Reviews
  • Superhost

During your stay

Watendlath is hosted by a retired couple who live on site and are available for questions if required. Fresh ingredients for a full cooked breakfast will be supplied and the alternative cereal and toast is also available. Plentiful quantity of tea/ coffee/cocoa etc is always in the cupboard.
Watendlath is hosted by a retired couple who live on site and are available for questions if required. Fresh ingredients for a full cooked breakfast will be supplied and the alte…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy