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The Relish Cottage

Our only 2-bedroom cottage, The Relish, is the ideal McLaren Vale accommodation for a family or close friends travelling together to enjoy the best McLaren Vale has to offer.  

With two bedrooms of equal size, both featuring a queen bed, our Relish Cottage is indeed perfect for two couples or a family travelling together. Like our other cottages, it features a charming mix of vintage and new, but with ample space for up to four guests . The Relish can be booked in a one- or two-bedroom configuration - the option is yours; just adjust the number of guests staying or add the second bed-room as an extra (fee applies) if there are only two of you staying but you prefer to have both bedrooms set-up. 


Check out our images and full list of amenities below or head straight to our booking page for more information and to secure your stay.  With better rates, more flexible cancel policies plus a guaranteed late check-out and a set of wine pouring discs included when booking direct, there is no better place to book your McLaren Vale accommodation!

With 65 sqm of space (excluding the large private deck), the Relish Cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 guests, offering the following amenities:

Kitchen & Dining

  • Fully equipped kitchen, with 4 burner stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge

  • Dining area with large dining table and 4 chairs

  • Lavazza or Vittoria Espresso Pod machine 

  • Coffee Plunger (or French Press)

  • Coffee pods & coffee for plunger

  • Selection of 8 different black & herbal teas

  • Extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper to whip up a bacon and egg breakfast 

  • Refined wine glasses

  • Gourmet breakfast hamper (see below for details)

  • Premium bottle of McLaren Vale wine


  • Walk-in shower with large rain shower head

  • Hair-dryer & nourishing toiletries

  • Sheridan  towels


  • 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed featuring a luxurious pillow-top mattress

  • Allergy friendly doona and pillows

  • Sheridan linen

  • Ceiling fan

  • Baby cot available (on request)


  • Comfortable leather couch, plus two arm chairs with pouf (ottoman) 

  • Bluetooth speaker

  • Selection of local magazines and area information, like maps and details of our "wine walking trails"

  • Flat-screen TV

  • Wood combustion heater

  • Reverse cycle air conditioning / heating

  • Private deck, partially covered by grape vines with outdoor dining furniture, to enjoy the views with a glass of wine

  • Throw blankets, to keep you cosy on the deck


  • Allergy friendly hard-floors throughout

  • Mix of modern & vintage furniture

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Large windows and glass doors to maximise the beautiful views 

  • Free Wifi

  • Off-street parking

  • Access to communal area with gas BBQ, extra large dining table and open fire place

  • Cheese platters available (pre-booking required)

Living Area - RELISH Cottage
Sofa - RELISH Cottage
Combustion heater - RELISH Cottage
Open Plan Living - RELISH Cottage
Dining table - RELISH Cottage
Breakfast Hamper - RELISH Cottage
Kitchen - RELISH Cottage
Coffee pod machine - RELISH Cottage
Bedroom 1 - RELISH Cottage
Bedroom with tray - RELISH Cottage
Bedroom 2 - RELISH Cottage
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Relish Cottage with flowering gum and vineyards
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Sunrise at RELISH Cottage
Floor Plan - RELISH Cottage

Your Breakfast Hamper

All our rates include a sumptuous, gourmet breakfast hamper (including a few extra goodies), provided at check-in and topped up for longer stays:

  • Homemade, honey-sweetened Granola

  • Homemade, reduced sugar jam made from fruits from our garden

  • Selection of fresh fruit

  • Yoghurt, milk & butter

  • Espresso pods & plunger coffee

  • Selection of black & herbal teas

  • Orange juice

  • Free range eggs & wood smoked bacon

  • Gourmet tomatoes

  • Preservative-free, crusty loaf of bread, fresh from the bakery


and for those relaxing afternoons and evenings on the deck or in front of the fire:

  • Chocolates

  • Bottle of premium McLaren Vale Wine

Gourmet Breakfast
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Cheese Platter

Cheese & Wine - in our opinion always a perfect match!


In particular after a day of wine tasting and a long lunch in one of our many outstanding restaurants, sometimes all you need for a leisurely evening on the deck is a platter of cheese to indulge in and reminisce about your wine discoveries of the day.

Our personally curated cheese platters include a generous selection of three local cheeses (subject to availability), crackers and a range of accompaniments.

Make sure to add it as an extra as part of your cottage booking.

And don't take just our word for it - here is one of our favourite guestbook entries from guests staying in the Relish Cottage, describing their experience at Karawatha Cottages (you can find them all in our online guestbook):

Dream Cottage


Simply wonderful !! 

Loved every detail of the property - you done a wonderful job. Loved the design of the Relish Cottage, the bathroom design was perfect, the little cozy blankets next to the sofa, candles here & there, fully equipped kitchen and wonderful breakfast provisions. All of it made our stay very comfortable.

Will definitely go back :)


Raquel and Jerson, Canberra

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