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SA history meets modern comfort at the Paxton Square Cottages

GETAWAY: Step back in time with a stay at Burra’s Paxton Square Cottages, where historical foundations meet modern comfort.

Image credits: Visit Burra

Are you a history lover? Intrigued by how our South Australian predecessors lived? Maybe just keen on a weekend away?

We have just the place for you. Enter, Paxton Square Cottages.

Located in Burra, just two hours north of Adelaide, the cottages are a heritage-listed accommodation complex which allow guests to experience a Victorian era-style stay, with modern comforts.

One and two bedroom cottages are available, each offering guests a comfortable stay, complete with a private kitchenette.

With artwork and photographs from local artist Alysha Sparks, decor is modern and simple, allowing the history of the cottages to shine through.

A barbecue area, fire pit and large lawn are also available for shared guest use, a perfect addition for those with children.

Good news for furry friends, too! Pet friendly cottages are available upon request, so the whole family can enjoy a weekend away.

As a State Heritage-listed town, Burra and the cottages have a fascinating history, providing insight into early settlement life in South Australia.

The Paxton Square Cottages were initially constructed in the 1840s for mining families, who had migrated to Burra seeking employment in the town’s Monster Mine. At the time, copper mining in Burra was booming, with nearly 50,000 tonnes of copper extracted from the mine at its peak between 1845 and 1877.

Although minor refurbishments have been undertaken, the cottages remain remarkably intact, and allow guests a rare opportunity to experience what life may have been like in this time.

For more information and to book a stay in the Paxton Square Cottages, click here.

While you’re in Burra, why not experience more of the region’s rich history? You can tour the Monster Mine and many other fascinating attractions with the Burra Heritage Passport Key. Find out more here.

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