Mount Lofty House

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    • Iconic manor set in the picturesque Adelaide Hills Wine Region
    • Rooms, suites & cottages featuring period furnishings & gorgeous views
    • In-house fine dining restaurant & luxurious day spa
    • Multiple wedding & conference venues & packages
    • Gorgeous gardens & two working vineyards
    • Only 15 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD


Promising an exceptional luxury escape, Mount Lofty House is set in the picturesque Adelaide Hills wine region. Formerly the summer residence of pastoralist and politician Arthur Hardy, this 19th-century heritage property has become a destination for sumptuous family retreats, group getaways, conferences and weddings. 

Here you can indulge in a luxe holiday amid tranquil surrounds. Pamper yourself with signature treatments and spa rituals at The Stables Day Spa. Savour valley-to-verandah inspired menus at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant while taking in the gorgeous views of Piccadilly Valley. Or, head to the Arthur Waterhouse Lounge for a more casual dining experience.

If you’re feeling active, perhaps enjoy a game of tennis, badminton, volleyball, croquet, or bocce under the warmth of the sun. Later you can explore the gardens and the two working vineyards. Or simply wallow in delight inside your lovely room or suite. And all of this is just a 15-minute drive away from the Adelaide CBD.


There are three room types at Mount Lofty House. All feature peaceful surroundings, tea and coffee facilities, a mini-bar, a bath with shower and Appelles bathroom amenities, flat-screen HD TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. House Original, located in the original heritage wing, is fitted with a queen bed. Piccadilly Garden, housed in the Piccadilly Wing, has a king bed, sitting areas, and a balcony opening onto the lush gardens. And Piccadilly Valley View, furnished with a king bed, has direct balcony access and views of the valley. 


Two suites can be found at this iconic manor. The 2-level Tower Suite has a luxurious living room with windows looking out to the pool and the gardens of the Heritage Wing. Its upper level is a loft bedroom with a king bed, as well as an ensuite with spa bath, separate shower, and Appelles bath amenities. Meanwhile, the Conservatory Suite features a master bedroom with king bed, an ensuite, and period furnishings. The main focus here, however, is the adjoining conservatory-style sunroom with a balcony overlooking Piccadilly Valley and the surrounds.


Mount Lofty House has a total of four self-contained cottages ideal for couples or families seeking privacy. First is the Pinot Cottage, which is nestled into the side of the Mt. Lofty Ranges and boasts views across the vineyards. It has two bedrooms with king/twin beds, as well as a fully equipped bathroom. The open-plan kitchen, living, and dining areas open on to a spacious deck.

Next is the Coachman’s Cottage, once the home of Arthur Hardy’s coachman. Surrounded by lovely gardens, it contains three king bedrooms and one bathroom. There is also a separate studio with a private access that you can use as a working space.

Third is the Gatekeeper’s Cottage, located adjacent to the Chardonnay Vineyards. Enclosed by a white picket fence and gardens, this accommodation features three king bedrooms and traditional high ceilings. A lounge area leads to the adjacent conservatory-style dining room with views of the Japanese maple trees from the large windows.

Last is the Piccadilly Cottage, set in the picturesque gardens beside Mount Lofty House. Perfect for up to 10 people, the cottage boasts five bedrooms that have a king bed, a queen bed, or single bed configuration. Refurbished to feature modern touches, it still evokes Mount Lofty’s unique heritage and classic charm.

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Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1
Max. Guests: 90
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Maximum 300 guests - Conditions apply
Beds: Various - see room descriptions


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: AUD
Fees: 1.5% Visa/Mastercard, 3.5% Amex
Deposit Amount: Valid credit card details
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Balance Due: Upon arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Wood Fire Tennis Court Television
Bath Cot Wheelchair Access
Internet Swimming Pool Minibar
Library Parking Tea & Coffee Facilities
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