The Sandalwood Shearing Shed

Sandalwood Shearing Shed offers a tranquil country escape. Set in one of South Australia's premier wine growing regions, it is a wonderful place to relax.

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  • One queen bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Comes with all linen and pillows, plus spare throws
  • Towels


  • Modern bathroom
  • Towels/toiletries supplied
  • Mobile wi-fi device for your use
  • Locks on all doors and windows


  • Perfect for self-catering
  • Modern and fully equipped with new appliances
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Electric oven and 3 Electric top burner
  • Kettle and Toaster
  • Gourmet tea and ground coffee is provided


  • Comfortable 2.5 seater sofa which converts to a sofa bed
  • Air-conditioning for heating and cooling
  • A combustion fire
  • Books and board games

Experience the Australian countryside in a converted shearing shed with all modern comforts set in a secluded spot in the McLaren Vale wine region on a 90-acre property. We are local wine makers who live across an orchard paddock 200 meters away.

Enter your accommodation through the traditional shearing shed to arrive at a cosy and romantic dwelling that has fantastic vineyard views and stylish interiors. Comfortable queen size bed, great shower and a fully equipped kitchen (self catering), reverse cycle air conditioning, wi-fi and a deck that overlooks a small winter creek.

Explore the surrounding cellar doors, vineyards, local beaches and great restaurants. This is a wonderful place to just relax and take walks around the property, help yourself to produce from the orchard, chook pen and vegetable garden (when in season). Two bikes and helmets are available on request so you can explore the area.

Curl up with a good book by the wood fire in winter and eat on the spacious deck in summer.

The shearing shed space can also be used for artist retreats.

The Shearing Shed was recently renovated to a very high standard, and although rustic in appearance, it has a beautiful interior, with all of the modern conveniences that you would expect from a boutique country escape. The period galvanised shed has an inviting South East facing deck where you can sit, relax and enjoy the fresh country air. It is the perfect setting to cook a BBQ and dine together, either with friends or alone, while enjoying some of the region's wine. Weather permitting in wintertime, there is a camp-fire in the paddock to enjoy outdoor cooking. If it is too cold outside then why not sit indoors by the combustion wood fired stove enjoying the view from large picture windows?

The Shearing Shed is a great place to stay if attending weddings, anniversaries or other events in the area. We will also be more than happy to provide you with recommendations and advice about the region.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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Guest Access

Once you arrive and settle in, you are welcome to walk freely around the property.

Interaction with Guests

We are often around working on the property, so only 5 minutes away if you need anything but we will also give you your space to enjoy your stay.

The Neighbourhood

The Shearing Shed is located only 10 minutes from McLaren Vale township, which caters for all shopping needs, and 15 minutes drive from Willunga with its numerous cafes, restaurants and historical sites as well as the Famous Saturday morning Willunga Farmers' Market.

A 20 minute drive will take you to fantastic beaches such as Maslins, Port Willunga and Aldinga where you can fish, swim and take beach walks. We can recommend restaurants including the Salopian Inn, the Star of Greece, the Victory Hotel, Fall from Grace, Russells Pizza Bar and the restaurant in our own winery at Coriole Vineyards.

There are a number of bushwalking tracks in the area and the Shiraz Trail is a biking track that runs between McLaren Vale and Willunga. We also invite you to take walks around the 90 acre property with its pretty vineyard and spectacular hillside views. For the keen golfer there is a tranquil golf course at Willunga.

Getting Around

You will need a car.