For those who havn’t heard of Willunga, it’s a small town just down the road from Mclaren Vale. Surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see, it’s home to everything you really need.
They have the best farmers market, cute shops, lots of eateries, pubs, cellar doors and fabulous bed and breakfasts. One of those B&B’s is Mulberry Lodge Luxury Country Retreat.
Mulberry Lodge is situated on the Main Road heading into Willunga- but is still a stone throw away from Mclaren Vale. Being right in the middle means its the perfect place to base yourself to explore what this incredible town and wine region has to offer.
Owners Hazel and Nik have turned the beautiful mud brick home into a luxurious B&B with a country feel with all the modern touches. If you’re traveling solo or as a couple you will get to nestle into their room at the back of the property, surrounded by lush gardens, roses, veggies patches and vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Everything down to the tea and coffee provisions has been thought about- Hazel and Nik love supporting local and small producers, so you will be treated to homemade and sourced goods from the Fleurieu Peninsula when you settle in. There’s a beautiful king bed for those lazy Sunday mornings, a huge bathroom, equip with underfloor heating and giant bath to soak, as well as television if you’re needing a spot of down time (when you see this place I doubt you’ll want to waste your time watching t.v).
For those traveling in a pack, Mulberry Lodge has additional accommodation in the rest of the house. The whole house can be opened, sleeping up to 6 people at a time. They have a brand spanking new kitchen with beautiful appliances, a big dining room and two separate lounge rooms- with one boasting a incredible view of the rose garden and vines. For breakfast you can enjoy your delicious spread in the garden, or if the weathers cooler, inside in the eating area.
This place is a massive hit with those wanting an escape from the hustle and bustle and even wedding parties. The lodge can host weddings, as well as sorting your pre-wedding accomodation- when you see the picturesque setting there’s no doubting why people are choosing this place for their special day.
Recently Hazel and the team took out the prestigious South Australian Tourism Award 2016 for Best Hosted Accomodation Award in South Australia. When you visit you’ll understand why.
I already can’t wait for my next visit to Mulberry Lodge- this place is simply magical.
You can find Mulberry Lodge at 202 Main Road, Willunga.