Who doesn’t love a little indulgence once in a while? A glass of post-dinner port in front of a crackling fireplace; the freshest scrambled eggs and country-baked bread you’ve ever tasted for brekky; beautiful brass beds and fresh white sheets. If this sounds like your sort of holiday, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong has a number of romantic little B&Bs where your hosts are more often than not the owners. These B&Bs are the perfect base from which to explore by day, unwind at night.
Maybe it’s the fresh air. Maybe it’s the fresh water. Escape the everyday and find energy at our ecological boathouses.
To stop and turn back time is to experience a cleaner, simpler and more connected life with nature.
As soon as you arrive, the surrounding beauty will take your breath away, and you’ll slowly be freed from your former life as you fully immerse yourself into the experience.
While you walk towards your accommodation, you will notice the abundance of wildlife, sparkle of the water and the forever changing landscape of the sky as you draw the fresh air into your lungs.
When you’re in full relaxation mode, the wrap around timber deck offers sensational views directly facing a section of long island on the river.
Grab a deck chair or sun lounger, soak in the sunset and embrace the fun of river life. When the sun decides to set, you may wish to light the fire or soak in a steaming outdoor bath.
Your hideaway nestled in its environment, portrays simple clean lines and use of raw rustic materials, at peace with nature and which complement one another effortlessly.Visit website
David Shearer Cottage Bed and Breakfast is located in the main street of Mannum, opposite the Pretoria Hotel.
Relax in the historic fully self contained cottage or courtyard outside, with your view of our 20 million year old Miocene fossil wall.
The adjoining Palm Court Cafe and Restaurant is ideal for dining out or having meals delivered to the cottage.
For your enjoyment the accommodation and all outdoor areas are totally non smoking and not suitable for children. No pets are allowed.
Continental light breakfast is included in the tariff or a full breakfast provision basket is available for an extra rate.
Randell Street's shops, visitor information centre, attractions and the Murray River waterside reserves are all within walking distance.
This historic cottage was the first home of David Shearer, creator of the very successful David Shearer Limited farm implements company. David and brother John started as a general blacksmiths and went on to be innovative manufacturers of farm implements and machinery.
David Shearer made and built Australia's first steam car in his factory in Mannum.
Ideal accommodation for Murray Princess, Proud Mary, PS Marion, Unforgettable Houseboats and houseboat hire passengers before and after your Murray River Cruises.
Mannum House Bed and Breakfast is located twenty metres from the Murray River with magnificent views. This one hundred year old stone cottage has been tastefully renovated and extended to cater for more than one group at a time. It is within easy walking distance to all that Mannum has to offer, including river cruising, shopping, good eating places, museums, golfing and many others.Visit website
Thalia Getaway is private self-contained luxury accommodation for couples, and can accommodate up to 6 people with two queen size beds and two single beds. Located 8km out of Murray Bridge on the Adelaide side of the Murray River.
The Villa is on 6 acres over looking the flood plains of the Murray River. Surrounded by 100 year-old peppercorn trees, pines and gums, it offers an unusual retreat from modern lifestyle.
Thalia offers a blend of country living with the luxury of modern comforts. The house has been extensively renovated with modern kitchen, Luxury bathroom (with double bath), reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and wood fires, but still retaining its charm of yesterday.
Provisions for a generous cooked and continental breakfast is provided, a long with a complimentary bottle of Langhorne Creek wine for your arrival.
It was one of the first farms in the area settled in the late 1800’s.
A stroll around the property gives a glimpse of years gone by, a time when people were more self-sufficient with fruit trees, citrus, and olive trees.Visit website
The Wellington Courthouse, built in 1841 is a South Australian National Trust riverfront site situated on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
The Courthouse boasts beautiful surrounds incorporating heritage style bed and breakfast accommodation, a licensed cafe/restaurant and a museum.
The town of Wellington supplies travellers and tourists with pleasant river views, open spaces, a general store, historic hotel, caravan park, youth camp, boat ramp and the historic Wellington Ferry which takes you through to more of South Australia's great tourist destinations.Visit website