Abbotsford Country House


Award-winning, the Abbotsford Country House is a luxury country manor gracefully set in South Australia’s romantic winelands.


The scenic Barossa Valley is doubtlessly one of the red continent’s finest wine-growing regions. Built in a Georgian colonial style and gracing a 50 acres property, the Abbotsford Country House perfectly complements the picturesque surroundings.


The Abbotsford offers only eight sophisticated suites decked out in a highly elegant, slightly old-fashioned country read more » style. Step outside to admire the captivating view out over the rolling hills, green vineyards and bright blue sky.


The cuisine at the Country House is superb! Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and gourmet dinner in the stately dining room. All of the Abbotsford’s facilities and rooms are characterised by an elegant design, a comfortable ambience, light colours and antique furniture.


No matter where you settle down, relish the delightful flair of the elegant country house. Unwind in the lounge with its large fireplace or pull a book from the library’s well-stocked shelves.


Of course, you may also step outside to enjoy a freshly brewed coffee on the terrace or play a game of Petanque or Bowles with a view of the vineyards.


Last but not least, the first-rate wines need mention. The owners Jane and Julian Maul have acquired a collection of invaluable liquid treasures over the years, which are now stored in the Abbotsford’s cellars.


Throughout the day, little extras and services distinguish the small Abbotsford from larger and more impersonal hotels. Enjoy the daily newspaper with a cuppa and a view or treat yourself to one of the homemade chocolates before turning in at night…


It is the idyllic location, the cosy ambience and the splendid restaurant that set the Abbotsford Country House apart and ensure a relaxing and memorable holiday in the Barossa Valley!


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Each of the Abbotsford Country House’s eight luxurious suites has been designed with great love for details. The spectacular units radiate individuality and a delightful Australian country style.


Antique read more » Scottish furniture, precious brocade textiles and elegant Barossa Valley upholstery underpin the elegant flair. Crisp linen, fluffy towels and soft cushions make even the most discerning guest supremely comfortable.


These small details make all the difference setting the gracious Abbotsford apart from conventional luxury hotels. Moreover, every room has been named in honour of one of the south Barossa Valley’s long-established families.


The bathrooms are designed in light colours and feature every amenity imaginable, starting with spa facilities and including extra soft towels, bathrobes and quality toiletries. Slip into the warm whirlpool and enjoy the extravagant bath supplements, which fill the room with a fresh citrus fragrance.


Your suite’s abundant facilities also include a hairdryer, air-conditioning, telephone, TV, fridge and an ironing board. Moreover, every room is wheelchair accessible.


The Abbotsford Country House is a luxurious oasis of peace and quiet. In the evening, having spent a long day exploring the Barossa’s sights and vineyards, settle down on the veranda, glass of wine in hand, and enjoy a stunning sunset behind the valley’s rolling hills.


Those who have not yet picked up the one or other bottled treasure at the Barossa’s countless wineries may also choose a fine wine from the Abbotsford’s well-stocked cellars. The owners Jane and Julian Maul have made it their passion to collect the finest of the local wines.


Of course, you may also decide to refresh yourself with an ice-cold beer or sip a cocktail mixed to perfection. The service is superbly professional and very friendly.


And then, the Abbotsford Country House’s cuisine is a gourmet’s sweet heaven! Only fresh, local ingredients find their way into the sensational culinary creations. A hideaway for bon vivants – the Abbotsford Country House in the Barossa Valley!


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The Barossa Valley is not only one of Australia’s most famous wine-growing region but also one of the most popular destinations in South Australia. A paradise for gourmets and wine connoisseurs, the read more » charming region is also delightfully picturesque.


Nestling between rolling hills and green vineyards, quaint little villages dot the landscape. Admire the old buildings, old-fashioned churches or visit one of the many festivals, sampling the local delicacies.


The key to exploring the Barossa Valley is taking it easy and doing everything at your complete leisure. Stroll the local markets and try the freshly baked bread, German sausages, the cheese and the smoked meat.


Of course, no visit to the Barossa is complete without a day spent touring the wineries. One of the most recommendable is the Grant Burge Wines in Tanunda. Another favourite is the Langmeil Winery, one of the finest in Australia.


Incidentally, the Barossa was first settled by German immigrants from Silesia, Brandenburg and Posen, who introduced German grape varieties as early as 1842. A keen observer will notice the many historic traces the early settlers left behind.


The Germans also had a strong influence on the culinary specialities: German delicacies are abundant throughout the Barossa, complemented by fresh seafood and crayfish.


Of course, all meals are accompanied either by one of the Barossa’s superb wines or by the smooth German Dunkel beer. One of the best occasions to indulge in the local produce is the Vintage Festival.


The Vintage Festival is the world’s largest wine festival and starts in uneven years on Easter Mondays. For seven days, the main topic is nothing but wine, which is sipped, drunk and discussed exhaustively. Connoisseurs will delight in the Vintage Festival!


Another great time to visit the Barossa is during the harvest season in January and February. Be among the first to sample the new year’s produce. The local wine is superb and appreciated all around the globe!


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