Welcome to Broken Gum Country Eco Retreat

417 Jaensch Rd Hartley SA

Nestled in country South Australia, just 50 minutes east of the Adelaide CBD,  lies a unique bed and breakfast country retreat called ‘Broken Gum’.  The property accommodation lies in the centre of three  regions, namely Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Murray Lands.

On 150 acres of rolling tree studded countryside, is our beautiful 3 bedroom, limestone and recycled timber loft homestead, which is a fully self contained bed and breakfast with stand alone solar power and rainwater.  The open plan downstairs kitchen, dining and relaxation area,  boasts a slow combustion plus wood stove, great for cooking delicious meals in winter and  providing piping hot water.  The  LP gas stove is good for cooking during the summer months.  The upstairs open area is a beautiful place for relaxing and has spectacular views.  It can also sleep 3 people.

Individuals, couples, groups and families love this property.  Kids delight in collecting eggs from free range chickens.  A favourite pastime is  spotting  kangaroos, sheep, lambs and a variety of lizards, ranging from the tiny painted gecko to the larger goanna plus abundant birdlife ranging from the tiny spotted finch and blue wren right through to the majestic wedge tailed eagle. The camp fire setting is perfect for sharing stories, toasting marshmallows and star gazing on still clear nights.

20 acres of virgin scrub houses some of the rarest native orchids and wildflowers in the region and is a delight to wildflower enthusiasts during springtime.  Kangaroos can often be seen bouncing through this delightful area.

This property also houses South Australia’s first Carbon Neutral Canopy Project of 14,000 eucalyptus, acacia, melaleuca and other native species.

There are stunning panoramic views of Mount Barker and Lake Alexandrina, plus breathtaking  sunrises, sunsets and moon rises.

Whether going on a family adventure around the property, a picnic in the top paddock or a short leisurely stroll up the hill where wild daisies in season display a magic carpet of yellow, you will love the experience of just getting back to nature. And yes, we are dog friendly.

For a change of pace, DVD player, a collection of DVDs and CDs,  TV, iPod docker and radio plus internet access is available. All in all, a unique and restful holiday accommodation awaits you!

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