Ivybrook Vineyard Cottage Testimonials

“Such a special place and very special hosts. Thanks Cheryl & David.”

Brendan & Debbie
 January 2015


“Thanks for sharing a beautiful part of the world with us in such a wonderful cottage.”

Tim & Sonia
 September 2014


“Our little cottage away from home! Everything has been thought of and provided in this central little oasis. It’s been fantastic to explore this amazing region during the day and retire to a local wine by the fire at night. Well done you two.

Cherie & Ian
June 2014


“Thankyou. What a wonderful place, fantastic location and a beautiful cottage, everything was perfect. P.S your wine is superb!”

Pete & Sue
 March 2014


“We agree with all of the positive comments posted about Ivybrook cottage. To find such a perfect, immaculate place, in a beautiful setting, made our first visit to South Australia very memorable”

Deb & Bill
October 2013


“We loved Ivybrook for a weekend getaway without children. Very relaxing and warm with the wood fire going, and a lovely generously sized spa. It was quiet and tranquil and everything was thought of. The breakfast provisions were of excellent quality. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away on a cold winter’s weekend.”

Tim & Sue
July 2013


“What a perfect way to spend a weekend. Ideal location, within bike riding distance to the wineries and back. The cottage is beautiful and could not be faulted at all. Everything was included and more. It was so much fun to ride around the wineries and then come back to the luxury of this gorgeous cottage, drink our wine, and then soak in the spa! Highly recommended!”

July 2013


“Ivybrook is an exceptionally nice place to stay – gorgeous property, friendly owners, cleanliness that no one could fault and a generally lovely vibe. We took our 3 yr old and had a really great stay. She loved the sheep and kangaroos! We’ll be recommending it for sure. Many thanks.”

June 2013


“What a magic setting and fantastic place to stay, everything you need has been considered and we couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing weekend away in such a beautiful cottage. I am honest when I say this is one of the best bed and breakfast establishments that we have stayed at. The location of the cottage is perfect as it is quiet, has great views of the vineyard and is close to Mclaren Vale.”

Lee & Liz
June 2013


“The property is outstanding, the location sublime, and the hosts have put their hearts into creating a more than comfortable home away from home, with NO detail unattended. We will be staying again as soon as time permits.”

February 2013


“A week on from our departure and I am still daydreaming about rising for my morning run on nearby Maslin Beach and being greeted by Ivybrook’s resident family of six kangaroos on the way; of sitting on the beautiful verandah, enjoying the sight of lambs roaming the paddocks, roos playing in the vines; the sounds of birds and the occasional bleat; the delicious smell of Ivybrook’s very own chook eggs cooking.  Ivybrook Cottage is a little piece of heaven perfectly nestled between several beautiful beaches and some of Australia’s best wineries. It feels like a well-kept secret, and whilst I’m (selfishly) reluctant to tell many people about it, the love, thought and attention to detail that hosts Cheryl & David have put into Ivybrook obliges me to shout from the rooftops that this is one of the best places I have ever stayed in!! They have thought of everything – you will want for nothing. A most memorable place and we will be back”

January 2013


“Awesome place. Centrally located, well-equipped and picturesque, Ivybrooke is a must for those who wish to unwind in a farm stay setting. Perfect for a family to use as a base to nearby McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills Wine country, as well as within 2 hours drive from Baroosa Valley. For those looking for some family fun, it is also convenient for Kangaroo and Granite Island. .A home away from home! Brilliant!”

December 2012


“We booked Ivybrook based on the recommendations posted here, but you can never quite be sure what you are going to find. We can assure everyone that the glowing references are reliable. Take the time to stay here. The cottage is fully equipped, clean, comfortable, well located and with lots of lovely little touches.”

Ron & Leanne
December 2012


“Fantastic, modern cottage set amongst a beautiful landscape. We stayed here for 2 nights and really wished we could have stayed longer. It is only Short drive to Mclaren Vale and the beach. We would love to come back some time and have already recommended Ivybrook to family and friends. Why stay anywhere else?”

Rosy & Steve
October 2012


“Delightful – beautifully and thoughtfully appointed, a real haven. I would love to return.”

September 2012


“Took my wife for her 40th Birthday, we were greeted by Cheryl one of the owners, who looked like she’d been busy cleaning prior to our arrival. The cottage was immaculate, very clean, big fluffy towels in the bathroom, clean fresh bed & electric blanket! Well dressed rooms and a spectacular views. The kitchen was well stocked and we managed to clear most of it in the two days we were there. The highlight would have to be the cosy log fire and bottle of Ivy Brook Cottage wine on arrival, complemented by the cheese platter we ordered! All in all a beautiful country retreat, with loads of places to explore in the surrounding area. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for making my wife’s birthday such a memorable experience.”

September 2012


“We had a short stay at Ivybrook on our wedding weekend. We only wished we could stay longer! Ivybrook is absolutely stunning and was everything we wanted. Cheryl and Dave had thought of everything & were very helpful and friendly.It was lovely waking up to see the Kangaroos and sheep right outside our door! We would recommend Ivybrook to everyone& will definitely be back!!”

March 2012


“We had an amazing three night stay at Ivybrook, we were just sad we hadn’t booked to stay even longer. Everything you could possibly imagine was included, and even things you wouldn’t imagine! Cheryl and David have put so much thought into the cottage, it’s a beautiful place to stay. In terms of location, you couldn’t ask for anything more perfect. A short drive to the beach, and in the other direction another short drive to the McLaren Vale wine region. We had kangaroos in the front garden in the evening, and an amazing array of birds throughout the day. The verandah is great for kicking back and enjoying a glass of the local wine. And did I mention that absolutely everything we needed was right there, from bathroom products to food, from DVDs to leaflets about the local attractions and restaurants. I’ve stayed in a lot of B&Bs/self catering accommodation and this is the best by a long long way.  And to top it off, David gave us a tour around the farm, showing us the old out-buildings and vineyards; a very interesting addition to our trip. I can’t thank them both enough for making our stay so enjoyable, we’ll be back for sure.”

March 2012


“Excellent place to stay many animals on the property its a credit to Cheryl and David the location is just right within 30 min drive to Vitor Harbour and about 40 min drive to Adelaide and many things in-between we will be back soon.”

Gary and Estelle
February 2012


“My partner and I booked Ivy Brook Cottage for a week so we could attend a family wedding at the K1 Vineyard and have a holiday break afterwards. What a delightful place to stay! Beautfully built and furnished (the photos on Stayz represent to cottage accurately)… owners Cheryl and David have thought of everything… a very peaceful setting… and a central place from which to explore the McLaren Vale area and the rest of the Peninsula.”

December 2011


“Anniversary weekend with the wife and we found the location and surroundings wonderful. The cottage was set up for our arrival and had everything taken care of (fireplace prepared, nice bottle of wine, breakfast proisions, heating on). My wife and I were able to relax to the maximum and enjoyed our stay immensely. 5 minutes to Maslins Beach to watch the beautiful sunsets, 10 minutes to Mclaren Vale for a delicious meal and even better wine! its a perfect location for the romantic weekend getaway.”

May 2011


“It is like a home from home and beautifully clean. The proximity to beaches, vineyards as well as shops, when necessary, is perfect. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tour given us of their vineyard.”

Pepe NSW
April 2013


“Excellent facilities. Generous breakfast provisions. Country feel but still modern. Perfect!”

Shylie SA
April 2013


“Absolutely wonderful B&B. So relaxing. Perfect getaway spot, close to all facilities without losing the peace of the countryside. Hosts were very generous and every need had been thought of.”

Geoff SA
July 2012


“Friendly and welcoming hosts, yet absolute privacy and  a sense of being miles from the nearest property.”

Tony SA
January 2012


“The hostess was superb. We only saw her once on arrival, she was most helpful and friendly. Fantastic breakfast provided too. Most enjoyable cooking up dinner on the deck, enjoying the local vintage.”

Simon NSW
December 2011


“Scenery, cleanliness. Managers were very friendly”

Selena SA
January 2011

“Excellent facilities. Really great kitchen, TV and spa. Great views and good location to get to Aldinga, Seaford & McLaren Vale.”

Nate SA
January 2011


“The hostess was fabulous. They have complete respect for privacy but remain easily accessible. They welcome comment and respond promptly”

Marian SA
September 2010


‘This place was great. Everything was thought of and was very clean. Will def stay again!!”

Renae SA
August 2010


“We found the host very friendly – met us at the door when we arrived. Gave us information then left us alone for remainder of stay. Great little gifts left for us and very generous breakfast supplies”

Peter SA
April 2010


“Thanks for a great little spot! Loved the fully equipped kitchen, outdoor furniture & spa.”

Bec & Michael SA
April 2010


“Thanks for a wonderful stay. Our every need was thought of. Don’t change a thing!”

Kim & Carlo VIC
May 2010


“We had a lovely stay. It’s a beautiful cottage and we love your attention to detail. Up there with the best B&B we’ve stayed in. Would definitely come back! “

Daniel & Nicole SA
July 2010


“Really enjoyed our stay, everything was beautiful! Can’t wait to find an excuse to come back!”

Sash & Sarah SA
September 2010