Venture just twenty minutes from the City of Adelaide into the beautiful Adelaide Hills and you can find the State Heritage listed Morialta Barns. The Barns were built around 1847 by John Baker, the second premier of South Australia, as part of his Morialta House Estate at Norton Summit. After falling into disrepair they have recently been undergoing restoration and conversion to bed and breakfast accommodation and we are now welcoming guests to the property.
The Barns are located on an eight acre property where they sit on the side of a picturesque valley overlooking the Fourth Creek as it winds its way down towards the Morialta Falls. Both the Heysen and Yurrebilla Trails pass through the property on their way either into the Morialta Conservation Park or across to Mount Lofty and beyond.
The Barns can accommodate up to eight guests in three separate buildings. We have accommodation for two guests in The Well Room, two guests in The Loft and up to four guests in The Bakery. Any group size from one to eight is able to stay at The Barns, so if you are a smaller group you don’t need to book the entire property but if you have a larger group you can still enjoy your own space.
All three buildings have direct access onto the private walled courtyard where you can relax and enjoy the rustic heritage surrounds and views across the valley. Perhaps with a glass of local wine prior to dinner with friends in the courtyard, or maybe before a short stroll up the Heysen Trail to the Scenic Hotel for dinner with sunset views across the city to the coast.
The LoftThe top floor of what is probably the oldest of the barns with views across the valley and Fourth Creek to Morialta Conservation Park.
Lovely two bedroom cottage which sits on the edge of the courtyard with views of the valley from the lounge and dinning areas downstairs.
The Well Room
A beautiful little building sitting on it’s own on the edge of the courtyard.
The Barns provide an ideal location for your special get-away, maybe a weekend away with friends; an anniversary or birthday; a day visiting local wineries or providores; or a walk through the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
If you’re visiting for one of Adelaide’s great festivals or events The Barns are only twenty minutes from the city; or if you need to take a break from the city you can enjoy the tranquillity of The Barns maybe using them as a base to explore other local towns and regions such as Stirling, Hahndorf or even the Barossa.
Things to do
Visit cool climate wineries, craft breweries and distilleries.
Enjoy locally produced food and produce from providores, restaurants and farms direct.
Meander through picturesque countryside and villages.
Attend world class events and festivals such as The Fringe, Womad and Tour Down Under.
Experience outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.
Both The Heysen and Yurrebilla Trails come through the property and the beautiful Morialta Falls Conservation Park is only a few minutes walk away.
Visit wildlife parks and reserves.