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Better rates and a more flexible cancel policy 

plus with an extended 11 am check-out, a complimentary set of wine pourers & a bottle of premium wine and all rates including full breakfast provisions - there is no better place to book than direct on our website!

As a small family owned and operated business, we are passionate about providing our guests with a memorable experience and a McLaren Vale accommodation that you want to return to. Choose your dates below and the next step will take you to our secure booking page, where you can also add extras like a cheese platter to your stay.


COVID-19 update: We are open, have completed and executed our COVID-Safe-Plan and have implemented a series of additional measures, to ensure your and our safety and well-being - plus we have added a special cancel provision for your peace of mind in the case of changed border closures. See our COVID-19 page for details​.

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What a magical place

Generous hosts and gorgeous little cottage in a beautiful setting in McLaren Vale! Loved the peace and quiet & cheeky birds and thoroughly enjoyed your Flatmates Cellar Door Walking Trail even though we did it at twilight and missed the wine tastings

Chris & Saskia, Park Orchards | Stayed in Ponder Cottage 

Our Terms & Conditions in short form:

  • Rates based on 1-2 person per night (use of one bedroom), inclusive of provisions for a full, self-cooked breakfast each day and one bottle of premium wine per stay

  • Minimum stay of 2 nights required, except for a few select  dates / long weekends which require a longer min stay (as shown in the availability calendar).

  • Extra person charges apply (please select number of guests during the booking process; total rate will be updated accordingly):

    • Ponder & Unwind: not available

    • Relish (use of 2nd bedroom): $ 70 / person / night for 3rd and 4th guest (max. of 4 guests)
      Use of second bedroom for two guests attracts a $ 50 surcharge per stay.

  • For the comfort and security of all our guests, as well as for insurance and compliance reasons, strictly no visitors​ allowed at any time

  • Cancellation policy (applicable for direct bookings only):
    Single Cottage booking: Fully refundable until 30 days prior check-in; 50% cancel fee up to 14 days prior check-in; no refund for cancellations made within 14 days
    For group booking of all three cottages - please see our full T&Cs.

Special provision for cancellations due COVID-19 border closures:

Should you be unable to travel due to a change in border closures within the 30 day cancellation window  (e.g. you reside in Queensland and the SA borders  are open for you to travel at time of booking, but are subsequently closed again within 30 days of your check-in date), the following 'peace of mind' provisions apply for all bookings that are made directly on our website (excluding group bookings) and that show your residential address/suburb that is covered in the government directions

  • Fully refundable until 15 days prior check-in

  • Free change of dates or travel credit for cancellations made within 14 days and 2 days prior arrival

Please note this relates to government imposed border closures only and does not cover sickness or any other cancel reason. Cancellations need to be made within 24 hrs of the changed travel restrictions being announced. We recommend to always purchase travel insurance.

Our commitment to you: In the unfortunate event that you have to cancel your reservation with us we will try to re-sell your cottage and, if successful, will refund your reservation (less a $ 50 admin fee) - irrespective of the applicable cancellation policy.