About this listing
Lorikeet Lane B&B provides you with a beautifully situated and fully equipped apartment in a rural setting but very accessible to the Adelaide Hill and Adelaide city by bus or car in 25 minutes. It is located within a lovely garden on a small farm.
Lorikeet Lane B&B is on a small farmlet with goats, sheep, hens, fruit trees and vegetable garden. We have resident koalas and many Australian birds living in our beautiful garden setting. Your apartment consisting of bedroom, living/dining room, bathroom, kitchen, entrance hallway and separate toilet. It is fully equipped with all you need to live long term, including a washing machine, bathtub, hotplates, microwave convection oven and outdoor seating area. You have your own parking space for a car. We can also give you bicycles to ride.
You have access to the garden and farm. There is your own private clothes drying line. You do not need to share any facilities because you have everything you need in your apartment. There is a TV, DVD player, books, games and magazines. You have your own private entrance, access to wi-fi and tourist information about the Adelaide Hills. We are also happy to assist with information if you need it, but otherwise respect your privacy.
Interaction with guests
This is totally up to you. We are actively retired and are working on our property most days.
We have loved living on our property for over 30 years. It is a very beautiful district, growing mostly apples, cherries and grapes. We have 2 wineries within walking distance, a country market at Uraidla, wonderful walking trails like the Heyson, Yurebilla and Cleland and Morialta trails. The hills have delightful villages like Stirling, Aldgate, Hahndorf and Bridgewater nearby with their restaurants, pubs and Mount Lofty is 4 kms away, the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens 3 kms away and Cleland Wildlife Park 4 kms. Adelaide city is very accessible as well.
We have a designated parking spot for cars.
There is the 820 bus to the city of Adelaide on week days. It takes 30 minutes by bus and 25 minutes by car to the city.
The airport is approx. 40 mins from Summertown.
Other things to note
Your host, Elisabeth speaks German fluently and could help German speakers. The apartment is decorated with unique quilts crafted by textile artist, Mary Williams. We are interested in cycle touring and could help with routes in the hills. Many families with children have enjoyed staying at Lorikeet Lane. It is a child friendly environment. We have been operating since 2009.
We cannot have pets because of the farm animals. We do not want guests to smoke inside. All we ask is that guests shut gates and take care with the ram and the billy goat and the bee hives. If there is a surplus of fruit and vegies you are welcome to have some. We have electric fences, but they are obvious and easy to avoid.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I have been running my B&B since 2009. We have lived on our property in the Adelaide Hills for over 30 years. Michael milks sheep and goats, makes our own cheese, wine and extracts honey. We grow numerous fruit trees and vegetables. I preserve the excess produce. I have also baked bread & rolls for local markets. I was born in Germany so have often travelled to visit relatives, but we have been to Italy, India, Japan and NZ too. We are also cycle tourists. I love reading, gardening, craft, cooking and I transcribe and translate for an Archive in Adelaide. We are retired and have 3 adult children. We have used AirB&B to travel interstate and have found it to be a wonderful, interesting experience each time.