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Directions & Map

From Adelaide, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge or Melbourne...Take the Callington/Strathalbyn exit. Turn left towards
Strathalbyn, Drive 5 kms. Turn left at Jaensch Road. Drive over the ford and onto the "No Through Road." Follow the electricity poles right to the end (3.5 kms) At the last pole drive a little further and on the right is Broken Gum Retreat.
From Strathalbyn: Take the Strathalbyn/Callington Road. (South Terrace) Turn right at Woodchester. Drive 7 kms. Turn right onto Jaensch Road and onto "No through road". Follow the electricity poles right to the end (3.5 kms) drive a little further and on the right is Broken Gum Retreat.

Broken Gum Country Retreat

Location: 417B Jaensch Road, Hartley, South Australia

Nestled in 150 acres of rolling tree studded countryside, lies this gorgeous 3 bedroom limestone and recycled timber loft homestead. It is fully self contained, with stand alone solar power and rainwater. The downstairs open plan kitchen, dining and relaxation area boasts a slow combustion, plus wood stove great for cooking delicious meals in winter and providing piping hot water. The LP gas stove is great for cooking during the warmer months. Upstairs is a beautiful relaxation area with stunning views and can sleep an extra 2 people if needed. Breathtaking scenery surrounds the homestead, highlighted with stunning sunsets and moon rises. Abundant native flora and fauna can be found throughout the 150 acres, to which you have access for bush walks and exploration. Rare wildflowers and areas of native scrub plus South Australia's first 'Canopy Project' carbon credit plantation of 14,000 native trees and shrubs must be explored! The camp fire setting is perfect for toasting marshmallows and telling stories on still night outside the fire ban season. A great place for kids to experience country life...collect eggs and spot kangaroos, lizards and birdlife! Toys and DVD's also provided You are welcome to bring your pet, but this needs to be arranged prior to your arrival by phoning 04100 87 462.

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 11:00



Our beautiful, fully self contained limestone and recycled timber loft homestead offers peace, tranquility and time out to recuperate. You are free to walk through and explore the 150 acres of countryside. Broken Gum Country Retreat is within 15-20 minutes of Mount Barker, shops and cinema; Murray Bridge and the majestic Murray River; Strathalbyn and it's plethora of 2nd hand and antique shops plus the beautiful Angas River; the world renown Monarto Zoo and Langhorne Creek with it's many cellar doors. We will be available for you to answer any of your questions and give you local visitor information.


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Three bedroom homestead with full kitchen facilities, laundry, 2 lounge areas and plenty of room to move. Bed 1 has a queen bed. Bed 2 has one single and 1 bunk. Bed three has one single and there are two sofa beds available.
Families are most welcome.

Room Configuration: 3 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 8
Bathtub, Breakfast - Cooked Provisions, CD Player, DVD Player, DVDs / In-House Movies, Fireplace, Games, Hair Dryer, Ipod Docking Station, Microwave Oven, Self Contained, Toaster


  • BBQ
  • Car Parking - Undercover
  • Clothes line
  • Cots, high chair to hire
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Shaded Area
  • Suitable for Families with children
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Child Friendly
  • Complimentary Gift On Arrival
  • Country Venue
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Romantic/Intimate
  • Sheltered Area
  • Walking Tracks
  • Breakfast - Cooked Provisions
  • Child/Baby Seat and Equipment
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Contained
  • Something Different
  • Woodfired Heating

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Cancellations greater than seven days will incur an 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than seven days incur a 50% cancellation fee.

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