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“Lovely quiet cottage with 'extras'”
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Beautifully restored century old pressed tin cottage
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Beautifully restored century old pressed tin cottage
Cosy log fire Queen size bedroom, also king size
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10 reviews
Beautifully restored century old pressed tin cottage
Cosy log fire
Queen size bedroom, also king size
Country kitchen
Clawfoot bath
The charm of a bygone era with modern comforts
Picturesque garden setting
Magnificent Moreton Bay fig tree
Boconnoc park entrance
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Clare, South Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Lovely quiet cottage with 'extras'”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I spent 3 cosy nights here in June and loved it. The cottage is warm and comfortable with lots of charm and nice 'extras'.

We enjoyed the well stocked kitchen and delicious breakfast provisions of bacon, eggs, milk, bread, homemade jam, honey and museli - enough to feed us for breakfast and also dinner! The chocolates and local Clare port were also very nice!

The 2 bedrooms are large and comfortable with quality linen and beds. There is a modern bathroom and laundry.
The living room has a nice fireplace with a good supply of firewood. The old photos on the walls give an interesting insight into family life on the property. TV reception is not great but we were happy to read a book by the fire.

We particularly enjoyed the lovely friendly labrador who came to visit us from the nearby main house and joined us on our walks around the farm. We didn't see the family in the main house so unfortunately never found out his name.

The cottage is less than 10 minutes from Clare and its location is quiet and restful. We had a lovely time exploring the local area and vineyards by car and also a short bike ride from Clare to Seven Hills (Clare Valley bike hire is near the start of the cycling trail and the guy gives useful advice on where to go). There are lots of great places to eat and visit - Skillogalee and The Little Red Grape bakery/ wine shop were highlights.
Definitely recommend Brown's House for a charming country stay.


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Tracie S
Launceston, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Country comforts”
Reviewed 4 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Fabulous two night stay in the Clare Valley made all the more enjoyable by two restful nights sleeping in Brown's House. Upon arrival welcomed by Jasper the Labrador who is adorable. Welcoming music playing on the stereo. Cosy open fire burning away. The two bedroom, well appointed cottage has all the conveniences of home, including generous breakfast provisions. Plenty of information provided about the property and Clare. Books, magazines and games to pass the time. DVDs and CDs if required. Everything from reservation to departure was too easy. Great base from centre of Clare, 10 minute drive away if that.

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Liked best: The open fire
Liked least: TV reception pixelated, but who needs TV!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Peace, beauty, ambience and comfort!”
Reviewed 17 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I spent two wonderful days at Brown's House in the Clare Hills in October. The century old house has been lovingly restored and renovated to reflect the era but with the comfort and amenity of today. Host Gail has left no stone unturned in relation to the comfort of her guests with wonderful comfy beds, fabulous bathroom and living areas and a breakfast feast in the fridge.
Adjacent to historic Boconnoc Park homestead, Brown's House is set in a fabulous and sprawling garden, open to the public in the Open Garden Scheme in 2013. Close to Clare's wineries and restaurants, Brown's House is the ideal and ultimate spot to unwind and also enjoy the Clare Valle.

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Liked best: beauty, comfort and tranquility
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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