Our previous offering, Adelaide Hills Country Cottages had won many Awards.   Our focus on excellence in tourism has seen us awarded many awards throughout the years at State and National Tourism Awards.  The benefits have been four-fold. Recognition for our business, for the fabulous Adelaide Hills, the State of South Australia, but most importantly and especially for the benefits received by our guests who have truly enjoyed and appreciated the special experience we have been able to create for them. We look forward to continuing our pursuit of excellence in our entire Retreat Experience from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave.  We are excited about the contribution Adelaide Hills Retreats will make the South Australia!

Success in Australian Tourism Awards for Adelaide Hills Country Cottages

Our success in the National Tourism Awards in 2012 as Finalists, and as Winners in 1998, 2002-2003 and 2003-04, has given further testimony to our dedication to provide excellence in not only accommodation, but also in our hospitality. We trust this recognition will assure you, that your experience at “Adelaide Hills Country Cottages” will be one to be treasured.  Romantic bed and breakfast accommodation at its very best. 2012 – Finalist – “Hosted Accommodation” 2004-2005 – Winner – “Hosted Accommodation” 2003-2004 – Winner – “Hosted Accommodation” 1998 – Winner – “Hosted Accommodation” To be recognised as the Australian Tourism Award Winner, the state or territory award must be firstly achieved. All state winners are then judged to determine the National Winner. It is an honour to be rewarded with this prestigious title as the “best in the country”. Many aspects of business practice, accommodation standards, hospitality and involvement in the industry are all evaluated through a submission and visitation by judges. Through our willingness to go through this vigorous process of critiquing and improving our business, our guests can be assured that we will provide excellence in all areas of their stay. “It is your guarantee of our professionalism and quality.”

Success in South Australian Tourism Awards

2013 GOLD – South Australian Tourism Award
2003 Winner – SA Great Adelaide Hills Tourism Awards
2002 – 2003 – 2004 Awarded the South Australian Hall of Fame for achieving three consecutive state awards
2002 Winner – SA Great Adelaide Hills Tourism Awards
2012 Winner – South Australian Tourism Award
2001 Winner – Adelaide Hills Tourism Award
2004 Winner – South Australian Tourism Award
Awarded the South Australian Hall of Fame for achieving three consecutive state awards.
2003 Winner – South Australian Tourism Award
1999 Winner 1998 Winner 1997 Winner
2002 Winner – South Australian Tourism Award
1993 Winner 1992 Finalist 1989 Winner 1988 Judges Commendation 1987 Winner


Named after the Lemon Grove it borders, this Villa offers tranquillity, romance, and spacious luxury enabling you to just simply relax. Soak up the sun on the private pillared terrace overlooking established gardens, and relax and unwind in the deep double spa.


This luxurious retreat will have you surrounded by expansive views and abundant bird life. The Nest is the perfect environment for precious time out and intimacy where you can indulge yourselves as you soak in the deep spa bath while still enjoying 15km views to Mt. Lofty, then snuggle in front of the cozy wood fire.