Fodor's Expert Review Kingsford The Barossa

68 Kingsford Rd. Fodor's Choice

Set in a historic 1856 homestead on a 225-acre estate, Kingsford The Barossa offers one of the Barossa Valley's most exquisite experiences and is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding wine country. The homestead has been converted into eight suites including the enormous Matilda Suite, which includes a four poster bed and a fireplace opposite the tub in the bathroom. The more modern View Suites look out over the rolling meadows surrounding the property and capture the morning sun. There's an on-site pool, three bars, a secluded "bush bath" surrounded by gum trees and a kegelbahn (traditional German bowling alley). Guests can book the entire homestead and property for themselves, making it their home away from home with complete exclusivity and privacy. On weekends, a stay requires a minimum of two nights—you'll want to stay longer. Guests can book exclusive use of the B&B, including luxury accommodation and country continental breakfasts for up to 14 guests, or upgrade to the “all inclusive package,” which includes generous country breakfasts, multi-course dinners, and drinks and canapés at sunset. Indulge in the signature "outdoor bush bath," a gorgeous claw-footed tub for two set in the open air in a secluded corner of the property; request a wine tasting in the historic stone cellar; or just relax on one of two verandas and take in the magnificent views. Each room is individually decorated and features a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, bath amenities by Australian luxury brand Appelles, and a mini-refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

PROS

  • personable hosts make you feel like family
  • gourmet farm-to-table seasonal menus
  • secluded feel yet easily accessible

CONS

  • two-night minimum
  • only open Friday and Saturday nights (for now)
  • The Matilda Suite books out well in advance

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
NewRomantic
Intimate
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 08 - 8524–8120

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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