South Australia, Luxurious rural property with breathtaking views, an idyllic special and peaceful getaway.
"On Parle Francais" Unique and vintage accommodation in the heart of McLaren vale, 'The Gums' is a beautiful4 Bedroom fully equipped home. There's a library full of interesting books and almost every wall has original artwork. There are family antiques and quirky artefacts from various travels. Warm up by a combustion stove and separate open fire with firewood all sustainably grown and cut from the property.
Guests have access to the gum studded property. Well equipped kitchen with oven, cooktop, microwave, fridge/freezer. Breakfast bar area with stools. Coffee pod machine & selection of gourmet teas. Guests can relax in the garden at the property to enjoy a drink and a BBQ.
At The Gums we are wheelchair-friendly. We provide ramp-access to the property, shower and toilet grab rails, are able to provide a shower-chair and are very happy to discuss any special needs that our guests may have in this regard.
Complimentary bottle of Shingleback wine upon arrival. Walking distance to the town and a short drive to any of the wineries or beaches in the area. Shingleback Cellar Door and Restaurant is walking distance - just down the road and theres discount to guests on proof of stay.
There are a number of bushwalking trails in the area and the Shiraz Trail is a sealed bike track adjacent The Gums for riding between McLaren Vale and Willunga.
At Moana and Aldinga drive on the beach and at Port Willunga swim in the clear waters by the famous old jetty. Try snorkelling at the Port Noarlunga reef or kayak down the Onkaparinga.
Theres always something happening in McLaren Vale, with these highlighted events:
Tour Down Under
Vintage and Classic Car Rally
Sea and Vines Festival
McLaren Vale Wine Show
Various music events at wineries
Almond Blossom Festival