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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
THE COTTAGE OFFERS: The cottage has a modern creative playful style with a hint of sophisticated rustic charm. It has a unique style kitchenette which allows you to be creative and design your own tapas to pair with your favourite wines. Step down into your private cellar/dining room and adore its 1856 charm of original features. Priceless and unique 160 year old beams and limestone walls which tell a story of yesteryear, wine and dine in style. Enjoy a cosy lounge area, feel the comfort and warmth of the slow combustion fireplace. A relaxing room to share board games, movies. Step outside and enjoy the ambience of your own private garden with what it has to offer. The large decking area has a 6 seater table, enjoy the electric portable BBQ for entertaining. Enjoy your private outdoor ...THE COTTAGE OFFERS: The cottage has a modern creative playful style with a hint of sophisticated rustic charm. It has a unique style kitchenette which allows you to be creative and design your own tapas to pair with your favourite wines. Step down into your private cellar/dining room and adore its 1856 charm of original features. Priceless and unique 160 year old beams and limestone walls which tell a story of yesteryear, wine and dine in style. Enjoy a cosy lounge area, feel the comfort and warmth of the slow combustion fireplace. A relaxing room to share board games, movies. Step outside and enjoy the ambience of your own private garden with what it has to offer. The large decking area has a 6 seater table, enjoy the electric portable BBQ for entertaining. Enjoy your private outdoor Jacuzzi room which accommodates up to 5 people. Open the louvres for a beautiful ivy view whilst sipping on your favourite wine reminiscing on your day. After your Jacuzzi experience step down into the chiminea area, light the outdoor fire and relax some more. Make sure you follow the path to the original wishing well, toss a coin and make a wish. After your outdoor experience enjoy the clean crisp bathroom facilities before turning in for the evening. Possum Suite is a charming bedroom with historic pressed tin ceilings. The room has an intimate king size bed with romantic characteristics that will make you feel like royalty. A romantic setting for those special occasions. Kookaburra Suite is a relaxing bedroom setting with original floorboards and wooden ceilings. The room has a king size bed and a day bed with a trundle for a cosy nook or extra bedding. The cottage can sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Designated smoking area outside for guests No Pets allowed
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Renee H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
Interaction with guests
There is email communication with guests upon booking and arrival. Door codes and directions are given before arrival
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Reviews (9)
Greg Heise
Greg Heise
1 contribution
This property was disgusting and we could not stay there. We had to find something else at short notice and the host refused a refund, It smelt as though something had died, was not clean and there was left over food in the fridge and freezer. Recommend you try Eagle Foundry and they were excellent.
Visited May 2021
Written May 22, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amy S
Amy S
Elwood, Australia10 contributions
We stayed at Possum Cottage over Christmas and could not have had a more positive experience. Every detail was meticulously accounted for from having the aircon on, music playing and Christmas tree alight (complete with Christmas pressies for us!) to kitting out the spa room with plastic wine glasses, bathrobes and bath salts, to leaving us some delicious port with little port glasses to finish off each night. The garden is stunning, the bed and lounge room are comfortable, there are hundreds of movies and a range of boardgames for when you just want to stay in. They have a little pizza oven that we used one night and a well-equipped kitchen for cooking brekky. It's an easy walk into the town of Tanunda where you can explore a range of cafes, restaurants and shops. It's also a short drive (10-20 minutes) to pretty much every winery in Barossa. The communication from Renee leading up to our stay was exceptional. I would 100% recommend Possum Cottage and look forward to staying there again next time we find ourselves in Barossa Valley.
Visited December 2018
Written December 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JezPfen
JezPfen
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Stayed for two nights in mid september. Gorgeous and cosy place. Very well appointed kitchen. Fabulous outdoor deck with jacuzzi and chiminea. Will definitely stay again!
Visited September 2018
Written September 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
Hi Jeremy and Zoe for your review, we love your caption and are so glad you had a lovely experience. Thanks for being fantastic guests during your stay, your welcome back anytime. Kind regards Renee and Brett
Written September 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kim S
Kim S
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
We stayed at Possum Cottage for two nights for our anniversary. The cottage wow-ed us everywhere we looked; from the beautiful garden with its detached jacuzzi room, to the cozy cottage equipped with everything we could want and everything else we didn't know we wanted. We especially loved the cellar dining room and made good use of the open fireplace. The king size bed was very comfortable. The location of the cottage was fantastic. We ate wood oven pizzas directly across the road and made the short walk into the main street for breakfast. We would love to stay again and could easily bring the kids and have a family getaway. Thanks to Renee and Brett - you obviously put a lot of time and love into the cottage, all of which was very much appreciated.
Visited June 2018
Written June 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
Thank you for your generous review of your experience whilst staying at Possum Cottage. We are glad you both had a nice anniversary and enjoyed the Barossa Valley. You are definately welcome to come back for a family holiday. Thank you for being amazing guests. Kind regards Renee and Brett
Written June 28, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bugsy8
Bugsy8
1 contribution
Our family with 2 young kids had a fabulous 5-night stay in Possum Cottage when we first moved to the Barossa Valley in April. Renee had thought of everything, so all the amenities we needed and more were on hand. There were books, toys and utensils for the kids, even natural wet wipes which came in handy. The fridge was generously stocked with local produce and we even received a welcome gift! Local information and brochures were available to help us navigate and plan our stay. We liked dining in the wine cellar and garden too. The beds were big, comfortable and we stayed warm in the cosy, solid stone house. The children enjoyed having baths in the jaccuzi and loved sitting in the garden by the fire after dinner. They were thrilled when the Possums came out to say hello! This is what they they are saying today, K: “I wish we can go back there again.” S: “Dear Possums, thank you for showing us how you look like.” Renee, thank you for being such a good host. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated, especially during our big transition. Greg & Jackie
Visited April 2018
Written June 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
Hi Greg and Jackie Thank you so much so your lovely thoughful review. We are glad you and your family had a fantastic stay and the children loved our friendly Possums. Hoping you have all settled into your new location. We have a beautiful community and im sure everyone will make you feel very welcomed. All the best to you and your family Kind regards Renee and Brett 
Written June 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KKlose
KKlose
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
What a perfect place to get ready for my wedding...they thought of everything...from leaving a selection of appropriate chick-flicks for the night before, to champagne and strawberries for breakfast that we enjoyed out on the sunny deck in the lush secluded garden, and 'just married' decorations for when we returned as a Mr and Mrs! The character filled cottage lent itself beautifully to creating some gorgeous photos and many happy memories. Returning to the Cottage on our wedding night, the garden looked magical all lit up, and we enjoyed a relaxing soak in the amazing outdoor jacuzzi...where we relived our wonderful day over a delicious glass of wine. Renee and Brett were nothing but helpful the entire way through...from my original enquiry, to being a valued guest. Their thoughtfulness, generosity and hospitality really contributed to making my wedding a perfect experience from start to finish. Thank you both so much, it's very clear that you sincerely care about creating an amazing experience for people who stay...well let me assure you, it most certainly is!
Visited March 2018
Written March 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
To the happy couple, We were over the moon that you chose Possum Cottage for your pre wedding and wedding night. It is our pleasure that we made your stay memorable. Thanks for your amazing review and we look forward to your return to the beautiful Barossa Valley. Congratulations and best wishes on your new journey as Mr &Mrs Kind regards Renee and Brett
Written March 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul D
Paul D
Adelaide Hills, Australia19 contributions
From the moment my wife and I walked through the gate and into the magical, zen like garden, we instantly fell in love with Possum Cottage. Winding our way around the path we were impressed by the way that Renee and Brett had maintained the historical nature of the cottage whilst also being a modern edge. The attention to detail is amazing, from the Game of Thrones like bedroom suite, to the balinese jacuzzi hut and the awesome little cellar running down from the kitchen (watch your head if you're over about 5'8!!), nothing has been missed. The fact that Barossa Brewing was just over the road was just a little added bonus! As frequenters of SA's wine regions, my wife and I are always looking for something a little unique and decadent and Possum Cottage does not dissapoint. Renee's service was amazing from the time of booking right through to return of the cleaning bond and this just adds to the positive experience we received. Well done Renee and Brett, Em and I will most certainly return in the future!!
Visited January 2018
Written February 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
Hi Paul and Em We would like to start by saying thankyou! Thankyou,for your amazing review this has most certainly captured your experience at Possum Cottage. Hoping that others will come and enjoy our hidden gem as you both did. You are both welcome back anytime and thanks for being perfect guests. Kind regards Renee and Brett
Written February 18, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sonia M
Sonia M
4 contributions
Wow! Possum cottage is an amazing little gem of the Barossa Valley. Brett & Renee have thought of everything, down to the last kitchen utensil. The cottage was spotlessly clean, homely and luxurious at the same time. The king size bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable. Possum cottage is well positioned for anyone visiting the Barossa Valley. A short drive into the town of Tanunda, local brewery across the road and very centrally positioned to explore wineries in the region. We had such a wonderful time. It was a real pleasure to return from exploring the valley and be able to enjoy a glass of wine in the jacuzzi tub relaxing in the beautiful private garden. Our stay at Possum cottage was absolute heaven. Wish we could have stayed longer. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accomodation.
Visited December 2017
Written January 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
Thank you we feel very humbled that you have appreciated our dedication and hard work which has made Possum Cottage come to life for people to enjoy. Honestly thank you for your kind words. We are over the moon that you loved your stay in the Barossa Valley Hope you had a lovely journey home. Kind regards Renee and Brett
Written January 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gloria W
Gloria W
1 contribution
From the moment you step through the gate onto the garden path that meanders to the back door you are greeted with serenity and seclusion. If you are looking for a cosy winter stay or a secluded summer getaway this place is perfect.Everything was on hand, including a fabulously easy to use pizza oven so you needn't venture out to get dinner but stay in and enjoy the open fire or eat a romantic meal in the cellar dinning room or in the lovely garden. The main street of Tanunda is a short walk/drive away so you can enjoy one of the divine local eateries without worrying about having to drive back. There are 100's of movies supplied to watch on the flat screen TV in the cosy lounge, games to play and even a piano and guitar for the musician in you. We stayed in winter and will be back to stay in warmer weather so we can enjoy more of the secret garden and delightful jacuzzi. So whether you are coming for a romantic escape or a friends fun weekend away this place has it all... what are you waiting for - pack a bag, and don't forget to bring pizza supplies!
Visited July 2017
Written August 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Renèe H
Renèe H
HI Gloria Wow you captured the experience we were hoping you would all have during your stay at Possum Cottage. Thank you for your thoughtful review. Kind regards Renee and Brett
Written January 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Kid friendly
Deck
Fireplace
Business Travel
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Towels Provided
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1d Murray St Tanunda Barossa Valley
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Frequently Asked Questions about Possum Cottage

Possum Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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Possum Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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