4.7 out of 5

"My husband and I spent one night in Fettlers cottage and found every aspect of the experience A +++ Clean cosy comfortable close to town very helpful ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 19 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Clare awaits you at St Helen's Country Cottages. Within steps you'll find Clare Valley and Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre within a 20-minute stroll. Highlights at this property include free breakfast and free self parking.

All 4 accommodations feature private spa tubs, dining areas and TVs. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and slippers to enhance your stay.

This pet-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find childcare and tour/ticket assistance.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Clare property, you'll be 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Knappstein Wines and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Inchiquin Lake.

House, 2 Bedrooms (Coach)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$228 per night

Suite, 2 Bedrooms 2 Nights+

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Cottage, 1 Bedroom (Pavilion) 2 Nights+

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cottage, 1 Bedroom (Pavilion)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Cottage, 1 Bedroom (Fettlers) 2 Nights+

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

St Helen's Country Cottages ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for St Helen's Country Cottages

Everyone (8) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Owners were lovely, a lot of little touches you wouldn’t expect that made the place feel homely.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jan. 2019 by Carol

Thank You, Dan. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Russ and Carol

5 out of 5
Lovely owners very welcoming and engaging. The house was spotless.

Posted by , from South Australia on 24 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Sep. 2018 by Ext-sthelens

Thank You, Robyn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, Russ & Carol, St Helen's Country Cottages

5 out of 5

Delightful Cottage

Location: Clare Valley: wine, beer picturesque landscapes, great food and coffee
My husband and I spent one night in Fettlers cottage and found every aspect of the experience A +++ Clean cosy comfortable close to town very helpful and friendly staff we wanted for nothing.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 19 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

Escape to Relax

Ourhosts had thought of everything! Every detail of our stay was covered...Highly Recommend!

Posted by , from Southern Highlands NSW on 10 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Comfortable and quiet

Location: Close to wineries for great lunches and historic townships nearby. Only a few minutes drive out of Clare township.
Fettlers cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything in it for our short term stay. The breakfast package was very generous with cereal, juice, milk, eggs, bacon, bread, jam, butter, coffee, tea provided. The hosts are delightful and as we were there on a Friday afternoon, joined them for their Happy Hour at the Rotunda with other guests, where drinks - wine from their vineyard, and beer, and nibbles were provided. The property is on the Riesling Trail - you can ride a hire bike between wineries/towns or use it for a bit of walking exercise after breakfast and before lunch!

Posted by , from Brisbane on 19 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great spot close to Tiesling Trail

Excellent couple les desitination right in the Riesling Trail and approx 3 is from town. Everything you need...breakfast provisions, coffee machine, a bottle of wine and chocolates plus peace and quiet

Posted by , from Melbourne on 2 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Quiet cottage in bushland on Clare Riesling Trail

Pros: Breakfast, bush view, clean, comfortable, great value.
Location: Near Tim Adams wines, on the Riesling Trail.
Amazing breakfast! Generous self catered breakfast, including eggs from the owner's chickens. Family had fun exploring the property, aviaries, chicken coop, turtle pond and even met the pet pythons! Will be back in winter to enjoy the wood fireplace too.

Posted by , from Melbourne, VIC on 10 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Well maintained cottage amongst the gum trees

Pros: Location, cleanliness, view.
Cons: Perhaps upgrade of the bathroom and include a full stove?
Location: Reisling Trail, wineries, hotels.
Beautifully maintained 2 bedroom cottage set within a lovely parkland setting and so close to the Reisling Trail. Very well provisioned with breakfast supplies and kept spotlessly clean.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 29 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5

Home comforts

Location: The property is about five minutes' drive from the main street of Clare, with a rural feel.
I stayed in the Suite. It was very roomy, nicely furnished and very clean. All sorts of homestyle comforts are provided: robe and slippers, port and homemade chocolates, wine and a wood fire. The owners cook breakfast and bring it to you from their kitchen. No other meals are available, but there is a microwave. It feels rather more like staying in someone's house than staying in a hotel. Lots of information is provided about local activities, including birdwatching, wineries and restaurants.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 18 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Autumn Retreat on the Riesling Trail

Pros: The west facing balcony gave perfect views of the Riesling Trail & surrounding bushland, a perfect place to enjoy a Clare Valley wine in the evening.
Location: St Helen's Country Cottages are located between Sevenhill and Clare - easy access to wineries, cafés and restaurants, some within walking distance.
We enjoyed a 2 night package staying in Fettler's Cottage, one of a number of cottages in the St Helen's Country Cottages property. This one-bedroomed cottage was nestled into the side of the property overlooking the Clare Valley's iconic Riesling Trail, a haven for cyclists and walkers alike. Despite being conveniently located just off the main road into Clare, this was a most peaceful retreat, with every provision and amenity one could wish for, including a real coffee machine, slow combustion fireplace and spa. Each cottage has their own gazebo with BBQ facilities. Bikes can be hired and drop-offs arranged.

Posted by , from Adelaide, South Australia on 23 Apr. 2016

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About the St Helen's Country Cottages

Location 72 Warenda Road, Clare, SA 5453

Property Features

Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the family-friendly St Helen's Country Cottages. Free self parking is available.

  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Adelaide, SA (ADL) (142.3 km / 88.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

St Helen's Country Cottages offers 4 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and complimentary bathrobes. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Televisions come with DVD players. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary slippers. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Private hot tub
  • Dining room
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 5 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 9 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

Pets

  • Pets: AUD 20 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 24 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: AUD 20 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • St Helen's Country Cottages House Clare
  • St Helen's Country Cottages House
  • St Helen's Country Cottages Clare
  • St Helen's Country Cottages

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 9 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.