Welcome to Stirling West Branch B&B an amazing Adelaide Hills hideaway.
Our property is located in the heart of the very quiet and peaceful Bradbury.
Nature abounds everywhere! It is where natural scrub meets farm land.
The modern, spacious detached Studio Room dwelling has all of the wonderful character of the main cottage style house. The B&B is modern, has a new sparkling bathroom, as well as a new undercover outdoor kitchen situated on extensive decking. All appointments ooze quality.
Three steps up from the outdoor decking and you will be able to navigate yourself to sit in the Zen open air retreat. From here, relax and listen to the birds and be at peace in your own private garden area.
Feel free to visit the vegetable garden.
The stone frontage of the main residence is steeped in history, built in 1914 by the Cheeseman family. It was built primarily as a Post Office, which soon after incorporated the Stirling West Branch of the ES&A bank; hence the name. It has been a grain store, a general store (most notably Walsh’s Store) and in 1954 the ‘Flying Saucer Tea Rooms’. What a blast! On request; original signage can be viewed in the main house.
Whilst staying at Stirling West Branch you have the wonderful flexibility to travel to so many places with ease. Our location is approximately only 10 minutes or less from the gorgeous localities of Stirling, Aldgate, Mylor, Crafers, Bridgewater, Scott Creek and Hahndorf. Amazingly it is also within a 30-minute drive to be parked in the heart of the Central Market in Adelaide. It is also only 30 minutes to be relaxing in the McLaren Vale wine region. In that time, you can also enjoy the vibrant riches of Historic Willunga. As for the exciting Adelaide Hills wine region it is right at your doorstep. The famous Deviation Road winery is just a lazy 5 minutes away. Excellent restaurants and food abound in every locality.
On entering you will feel right at home in a well-appointed room. The queen bed has a most comfortable body-supporting mattress; covered by an inviting quilt. A Smart TV with Netflix is there for your entertainment. There is plenty of hanging space, both long and short, and plenty of drawers. This would be very handy for anyone sprucing themselves up for a glamourous night out. A table and chairs are positioned under a large light filled window. The outdoor kitchen is spacious. All cooking utensils are provided and there is a spice drawer for the adventurous.
Enjoy a welcome gift of one bottle of wine or bubbly will be supplied. This will be accompanied by a local sweet treat and nibbles. Familiarise yourself with the following amenities:
All towels and linen provided
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Smart TV and access to Netflix
Outdoor gas heater
Beefeater BBQ and refrigerator
We will cater for dietary needs. Local products from the Adelaide Hills region will be sourced, everything from eggs, bacon, bread, vegetables and fruit. Leaf tea and coffee pods are there for your use. At a price to be negotiated, freshly cooked meals can be provided for lunch or dinner, if convenient for both parties.
The garden is quite eclectic with a bit of everything in it. Enjoy time on the decking and the Zen retreat. Feel free to roam the vegetable garden and pick small quantities of food for your enjoyment if desired. We are happy for you to explore the rest of the garden if we are not at home. Bird life abounds everywhere.
SEE & DO
Places of Interest
Visit the localities of Stirling, Historic Hahndorf and Strathalbyn. Sightsee and enjoy incredibly varied shopping experiences; everything from specialty shops to hand made flying saucers made out of scrap metal.
Visit Art Galleries in Hahndorf.
Experience Australian wildlife at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary and Cleland Conservation Park. A drive approximately 40 minutes along the freeway will take you to the well-established Monarto Safari Park.
Take in views right across Adelaide and its surrounds from Mt Lofty Summit. Then stroll around or picnic the beautiful Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens.
Have a walk in the native scrub at Jupiter Creek Gold Diggings that have many relics of gold mining from the 1870’s. Enjoy a tour around Jurlique Farm and visit the shop afterwards.
A comprehensive list of wineries in both the Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale wine regions will be provided on arrive. This is a must do experience for most. A wine tour can be planned out for you by your host Bill if required.
There are just so many places to eat near Bradbury.
Hotels: The Crafers Hotel, Stirling Hotel, Bridgewater Hotel, Aldgate Pump Hotel and the Uraidla Hotel.
Cafés for Brunch: Fred Café (Aldgate), Harvest Mylor Café (Mylor), Uraidla Republic Café, Patch Kitchen & Garden (Stirling) as well as Kitchen 2C and Blacksmith Café both in (Hahndorf).
Restaurants: Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant (fine dining Mt Lofty House), Sala Thai Cuisine (Stirling), The Haus (Hahndorf), Yuki in the Hills (Aldgate), Jimmies (Crafers), Lost in the Forest (Uraidla), Gepetto’s at Hahndorf (Hahndorf).
Take away: Aldgate Cafe (pizza and pasta), Echunga General Store (homemade beef pattie hamburgers).
The Adelaide Hills are a cyclist’s paradise. Stirling West Branch is located on the Tour Down Under, Stirling leg of the race.
Play golf at the well-manicured and highly rated Blackwood Golf Club, Cherry Gardens or Aston Hills Golf Club, Mt Barker. Echunga Golf Club is less formal but lots of fun.
There are walking trails aplenty within 5 minutes of the b&b. Or just enjoy suggested walks from your staycation.
There are lawn bowls and tennis clubs in the area and an impressive but surprisingly located soccer pitch just down the road.
Many hills properties have open gardens to visit at various times of the year.
Learn to improve your cooking skills at Sticky Rice Cooking School just out of the main drag of Stirling.