Hughes Park Cottage

Bed & Breakfast in Watervale

1 review (5.0)

Enjoy a stay at one of South Australia’s finest tourist getaways. The cottage verandah is very inviting with its large cane chairs, perfectly positioned to take in the afternoon sun

A$214.00 - A$214.00
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Book from A$214.00 per day Low commission
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Max. 4 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night

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Approximately 100km North of Adelaide, nestled in the Skilly hills, just 2 km’s from the township of Watervale in the beautiful Clare Valley, Hughes Park Cottage offers private self contained accommodation.

The two bedroom cottage originates from 1845 and is surrounded by beautiful vines and historic sheep farming country side - perfect for a stroll and a photographer’s delight.

Hughes Park Cottage sits amongst some of the Clare Valley’s top farming land and the Estate is home to around 5,000 merino sheep, some of which graze outside the kitchen window daily.

Guests will also enjoy seeing a range of wildlife on the property whilst at the accommodation or wandering around the Estate. Kangaroos, deer, rabbits, ducks, kookaburras, white cockatoos, pink galahs, along with the odd echidna have made the property their home also!

Imagine sitting on the verandah, taking in the afternoon sun and listening to hundreds of galahs circling overhead just before the sun sets and the night sky fills with thousand of stars, something one never sees in the city!

Since opening in April 2009, this beautiful Bed & Breakfast offers a special and unique experience to all guests. The property comprises a private self-contained cottage which is well positioned amongst gorgeous vineyards and majestic gums, and set on a historic Clare Valley Estate which dates back to 1845.

The minute guests arrive they feel they have discovered their own secluded piece of Clare Valley countryside. Quiet and relaxing with wildlife at their door, however in a matter of minutes guests can be savouring the region’s wines in one of the Valley’s historic Cellar Doors, or taking a relaxing ride along the well known Riesling Trail.

The Cottage:

The cottage verandah is very inviting with its large cane chairs, perfectly positioned to take in the afternoon sun. The front door opens to a welcoming lounge with large comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing on and a large open fire place. And knowing how much everyone enjoys an open fire, there is a seemingly endless supply of firewood right outside the front door.

Guests then walk through to a large dining and kitchen area with floor to ceiling windows, which make the most of the Hans Heysen views of the magnificent gums which lie beyond. The kitchen is furnished with all the essentials – microwave, stove, oven, large fridge and plenty of bench space to cook up a storm!

Sleeping 4 people the cottage comprises a main bedroom with a Queen Size bed and the guest bedroom has two King single beds. The bedrooms all have fresh decor and fluffy pillows with thick goose down quilts and electric blankets take care of guests on chilly nights.

Two toilets and a lovely white bathroom complete the property. In the summer, guests can make use of the Weber barbecue under the side verandah and enjoy a dinner among the gum trees while listening to the laughing kookaburras overhead.



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  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Telephone
  • Kitchen
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Cooked Breakfast Available
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Continental breakfast provisions supplied
  • Books/Magazines Supplied
  • Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking
  • Dishwasher
  • Bath towels provided
  • Cooking facilities
  • Courtyard
  • Fireplace
  • Gas stove
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reverse cycle heating


Driving Directions

If you’re driving from Adelaide it’s best to take this route…

Approximately 100km North of Adelaide, nestled in the Skilly hills, just 2km’s from the township of Watervale in the beautiful Clare Valley.
Travelling from Adelaide turn left at St Vincent’s Rd in Watervale, you should see the sign posted ‘Scenic Drive’.Follow the road out of the township up over the hill until you come to a T-junction (1.7km bitumen).

Turn right at junction onto Upper Skilly Road for 1.5km (dirt road) and veer left at the fork in the road (sheep yards on right)

Follow this road through concrete ford, past white gates until you reach two stone cottages, “Hughes Park Cottage” is the second one. (0.8km approx.)


Location map

Terms & conditions

Check-in and Check-out 

Arrival Time – 2pm
Departure – 10am


Prices quoted are for 2 people per night with a 2 night minimum stay on weekends.

under 2 free

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations notified more than 14 days prior to your stay, full deposit is refunded immediately. Cancellations notified 7 days or less prior to your stay will forfeit 1 nights accommodation.




- Hughes Park Cottage,


Absolutely amazing

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