Imagine sitting in a luxuriously large bath tub in the middle of the Barossa bush. A glass of bubbles in your hand, surrounded by bubbles in the bath, underneath majestic gum trees with the sound of bird life. This is just one of the indulgent treats available to guests at the new luxury accommodation in Barossa – Kingsford Homestead. Kingsford is ideal accommodation for a wine weekend, located on the edge of the famous Barossa Valley wine region in South Australia and takes full advantage of the regions magnificence.
Built in 1856, Kingsford is a place of character, charm and history, enjoying 225 private acres and sublime country views. It was also famous to millions around the world as ‘Drover’s Run’, the long-running Australian television series McLeod’s Daughters. Owners Stefan and Leanne Ahrens purchased Kingsford in 2009 for its sentimental value, with Stefan recalling fond memories of playing there as a child with family. He says he’s proud to now be able to share the boutique accommodation with a range of guests.
The boutique accommodation has seven luxury suites and will cater to just 14 guests. The minimum two-night stay is all inclusive. Kingsford has alternating five and three course dinners, and country breakfasts served in the dining room. Drinks and canapés are served as the sun sets; evening meals are accompanied by outstanding Barossa wines.
Luxury accommodation isn’t all that’s offered at Kingsford Homestead. Our hosts’, Pat and Sally Kent, passion and enthusiasm for hospitality and South Australia is obvious to everyone who has met them. They were ready to help us enjoy the very best of the magnificent property and to make the most of our visit to Barossa Valley wine region. Other attractions include walking trails, private property tours, picnics, drinks by firelight and wine tasting in the cellar. Experiences in Barossa available to guests include private wine tours and balloon flights over the vineyards.
This post was produced with the kind assistance of Kingsford Homestead.