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Self-contained McLaren Vale cottages win big at the TripAdvisor Awards

Karawatha Cottages offer three luxurious properties in the heart of the McLaren Vale, with fully equipped kitchens and private decks.

Photos: Karawatha Cottages.

Karawatha Cottages, nestled in the world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region, offers not one but three tranquil properties for those longing for a getaway amongst the grapes. 

Surrounded by native bushes and acres of pine forest, this environmentally sustainable boutique accommodation first opened in January 2017 and has since built a stellar reputation amongst tourists and staycationers alike. 

Guests can choose between the Ponder, Unwind or Relish cottages that have been purpose built on a picturesque hillside location in Blewitt Springs. Boasting impressive vineyard views that stretch across gentle rolling hills, early rising guests can even catch a magnificent sunrise glow over the Mount Lofty Ranges each morning. 

The subtle decorative changes in each cottage allow guests to personalise their stay, choosing between three one or two-bedroom properties. Each cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen complete with stove, oven, microwave and fridge, as well as finer details such as plush queen beds, local walking trail guides, Bluetooth speakers and free wifi. 

These peaceful, rural properties pride themselves on giving guests a luxurious but non-pretentious stay, featuring stripped back, open-plan cottages adorned with rustic characteristics such as exposed steel and sliding barn doors that add to the cottages’ charm.

Thoughtful amenities are provided for guests down to the most minute details, from the Espresso pod machine and daily breakfast hamper delivery to start your day, to cosy throw blankets provided to keep you warm mid sun-down on each cottage’s sprawling, private deck. Karawatha can even act as Hens HQ, offering bridal packages for those getting hitched at one of the scores of nearby exquisite wineries.

For guests looking to get in amongst the McLaren Vale’s vines, a number of restaurants and cellar doors are within a stone’s throw of Karawatha, with neighbours Geddes Wine, Beresford Wine Estate and Woodstock Wine Estate all within walking distance. 

Previous guest experiences at the Karawatha cottages speak for themselves, with the properties having just been recognised as one of the Top 25 Accommodations in Australia, as the 2021 Best of the Best for B&B’s and Inns, the only South Australian business within the cohort. 

The rankings, based on a year of TripAdvisor reviews reflect the consistently excellent ranking of Karawatha, positioned as the number one accommodation offering for the McLaren Vale region. 

A stay at one of the three fabulous cottages will set you back $260 a night. 

Book your stay or find out more about Karawatha Cottages here.

Find Karawatha Cottages at 285 Blewitt Springs Rd. 

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