Where else to stay

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The team at the Watervale Hotel are passionate about helping you make the most of your time in the clare valley

our region is full of amazing places

The Clare Valley’s award winning Visitor Information Centre can advise you and take bookings at most of the accommodation sites in the region.

Our guide identifies BnB’s that are closest to the Watervale Hotel and are recommended for a walk or very short drive to the Hotel for dinner.

It also highlights other great places to stay that are well worth a longer drive. 

Walking distance from the Watervale Hotel

watervale hotel guesthouse

watervale hotel guesthouse

The Watervale Hotel Guesthouse is ideal for small groups of family, friends or colleagues. It sleeps up to 6 couples with 2 king and 4 queen bedrooms, one king with en-suite. Has a well equipped kitchen, wifi and outdoor BBQ area. Pet friendly.
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Old stanley grammer

Old stanley grammer

Just around the corner, the Old Stanley Grammar guesthouse is amazing. Five double bedrooms most with ensuites. Boasts a huge dining room, lounge and billiard table room. We love to create special private dining experiences for Old Stanley Grammar guests.
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mulberry house

mulberry house

Mulberry House is a quaint two bed cottage right next door to the Watervale Hotel Guesthouse, and can easily be booked in addition to the Guesthouse for groups of 8 or eight couples across both sites. Otherwise its ideal for a romantic getaway for two.
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COCKATOO WOODS

COCKATOO WOODS

A great family option that sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children in bunks located half way between the Watervale Hotel and the Riesling Trail.
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QUINCE COTTAGE

QUINCE COTTAGE

Quince Cottage sits on two acres -lovely grounds with exquisite views of Watervale. It is equipped with the best of everything. This original 1920s sandstone cottage has been painstakingly renovated to the highest standards.
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tumbleweed cottage

tumbleweed cottage

Set on a private acre on the outskirts of Watervale, opposite Penobscot Farm, Tumbleweed Cottage is a well-renovated rammed earth cottage among the vines, perfect for a loved up couple. Enjoy the Shut the Gate wine!
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GRANMAS BED AND BREAKFAST

GRANMAS BED AND BREAKFAST

Grandma's is well configured for a group of three couples looking for semi-private space or large family. Great value and much loved by visitors.
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watervale hotel guesthouse

watervale hotel guesthouse

The Watervale Hotel Guesthouse is ideal for small groups of family, friends or colleagues. It sleeps up to 6 couples with 2 king and 4 queen bedrooms, one king with en-suite. Has a well equipped kitchen, wifi and outdoor BBQ area. Pet friendly.
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Old stanley grammer

Old stanley grammer

Just around the corner, the Old Stanley Grammar guesthouse is amazing. Five double bedrooms most with ensuites. Boasts a huge dining room, lounge and billiard table room. We love to create special private dining experiences for Old Stanley Grammar guests.
Visit Them

tumbleweed cottage

tumbleweed cottage

Set on a private acre on the outskirts of Watervale, opposite Penobscot Farm, Tumbleweed Cottage is a well-renovated rammed earth cottage among the vines, perfect for a loved up couple. Enjoy the Shut the Gate wine!
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mulberry house

mulberry house

Mulberry House is a quaint two bed cottage right next door to the Watervale Hotel Guesthouse, and can easily be booked in addition to the Guesthouse for groups of 8 or eight couples across both sites. Otherwise its ideal for a romantic getaway for two.
visit them

COCKATOO WOODS

COCKATOO WOODS

A great family option that sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children in bunks located half way between the Watervale Hotel and the Riesling Trail.
Visit Them

QUINCE COTTAGE

QUINCE COTTAGE

Quince Cottage sits on two acres -lovely grounds with exquisite views of Watervale. It is equipped with the best of everything. This original 1920s sandstone cottage has been painstakingly renovated to the highest standards.
Visit Them

GRANMAS BED AND BREAKFAST

GRANMAS BED AND BREAKFAST

Grandma's is well configured for a group of three couples looking for semi-private space or large family. Great value and much loved by visitors.
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5 Minute Drive, in more spacious rural environments

Bed in a shed

Bed in a shed

Bed in a Shed, and Bed in a Shed Too are both quirky, beautifully appointed and highly recommended accommodations run by local artist Andrew Quixley. They can be rented separately or together can collectively accommodate 8 people.
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GULLYVIEW Vineyards Retreat

GULLYVIEW Vineyards Retreat

Overlooking Koerner's vineyard and with amazing views of Leasingham this modern and well appointed home as two bedroom wings either side of a brilliant kitchen and dining area.
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D2 at Watervale

D2 at Watervale

D2 at Watervale is a three bedroom 1850's cottage, on 5 acres of land on Springvale Road. It offers modern facilities while retaining its old charm and warmth.
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WATERVALE RETREAT

WATERVALE RETREAT

Four separate self catering cabins set in natural bushland in the Skilly Valley. One cabin sleeps two and the others 3, so 11 if rented together. A favourite among our guests.
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Sheoak rest

Sheoak rest

Sheoak Rest on Sheoak Road is a lovely rural cottage in Watervale. It accommodates up to seven people, and is very close to the Riesling Trail.
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BATTUNGA BED AND BREAKFAST

BATTUNGA BED AND BREAKFAST

Four individual cottages set on 200 acres in the hills between Watervale and the Skilly Valley. Can accommodate up to 12 so ideal for multiple families or four groups. A favourite.
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ETHELS COTTAGE

ETHELS COTTAGE

Delightful 1850's cottage in nearby Leasingham that sleeps six in three queen bed rooms.
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GULLYVIEW Vineyards Retreat

GULLYVIEW Vineyards Retreat

Overlooking Koerner's vineyard and with amazing views of Leasingham this modern and well appointed home as two bedroom wings either side of a brilliant kitchen and dining area.
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Bed in a shed

Bed in a shed

Bed in a Shed, and Bed in a Shed Too are both quirky, beautifully appointed and highly recommended accommodations run by local artist Andrew Quixley. They can be rented separately or together can collectively accommodate 8 people.
Visit Them

D2 at Watervale

D2 at Watervale

D2 at Watervale is a three bedroom 1850's cottage, on 5 acres of land on Springvale Road. It offers modern facilities while retaining its old charm and warmth.
Visit Them

WATERVALE RETREAT

WATERVALE RETREAT

Four separate self catering cabins set in natural bushland in the Skilly Valley. One cabin sleeps two and the others 3, so 11 if rented together. A favourite among our guests.
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ETHELS COTTAGE

ETHELS COTTAGE

Delightful 1850's cottage in nearby Leasingham that sleeps six in three queen bed rooms.
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BATTUNGA BED AND BREAKFAST

BATTUNGA BED AND BREAKFAST

Four individual cottages set on 200 acres in the hills between Watervale and the Skilly Valley. Can accommodate up to 12 so ideal for multiple families or four groups. A favourite.
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Sheoak rest

Sheoak rest

Sheoak Rest on Sheoak Road is a lovely rural cottage in Watervale. It accommodates up to seven people, and is very close to the Riesling Trail.
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5 or 10 minutes drive from watervale

Huges Park Cottage

Huges Park Cottage

One of two cottages located at historic Hughes Park estate founded by Sir Walter Hughes, this secluded luxury cottage is close to Watervale and the wineries of the Skilly Valley.
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Trestrail Cottage

Trestrail Cottage

A unique BnB experience on 40 hectares of natural woodland adjacent to the Spring Gully Conservation Park. Surprising retreat near Skillogalee, Jeanneret and Eldridge.
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horrick's road lodge

horrick's road lodge

Two bedroom cottage in Penwortham near Mocundunda Wines as well as very close to the Riesling Trail.
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MERRY MOOSE RETREAT

MERRY MOOSE RETREAT

A recently renovated open plan style accommodation in Penwortham. All of the modern comforts in a vineyard setting.
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Terrior Auburn

Terrior Auburn

A beautifully renovated queen bed room with en-suite at the rear of Terroir Restaurant in Auburn. Perfect for Terroir diners, particularly those who lunch at the Watervale Hotel.
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Mount Charmal Estate

Mount Charmal Estate

A five bedroom federation home set on 100 acres of natural bushland near Eldridge and Sussex Squire. Billiard table, pizza oven make it perfect for a secluded group retreat.
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TREVALIA BED AND BREAKFAST

TREVALIA BED AND BREAKFAST

Trevalia in Penwortham has a main house and two studio cottages so it works well for a group of three or three couples looking to share but retain privacy.
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Skillogalee Cottages

Skillogalee Cottages

Located at Skillogalee Winery near the restaurant, three separate cottages each have three bedrooms. Skillogalee House is a renovated homestead, whilst Wren and Owl cottages are more modern and set in bushland.
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Wild Olive Cottage

Wild Olive Cottage

Wild Olive Cottage in Auburn is a well appointed two story National Trust listed cottage with peaceful garden terrace.
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Dennis Cottage

Dennis Cottage

A two bedroom cottage in Auburn. The established garden has Dennis Creek running through it. Cosy and quiet.
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LEASINGHAM VILLAGE CABINS

LEASINGHAM VILLAGE CABINS

The Leasingham Caravan Park has a range of cabins and campsites ideal for caravans, RVs and trailers. Good value for money option only five minutes drive from Watervale and Auburn.
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Sir Walters Cottage

Sir Walters Cottage

One of two cottages located at historic Hughes Park estate founded by Sir Walter Hughes, this secluded luxury cottage is close to Watervale and the wineries of the Skilly Valley.
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Huges Park Cottage

Huges Park Cottage

One of two cottages located at historic Hughes Park estate founded by Sir Walter Hughes, this secluded luxury cottage is close to Watervale and the wineries of the Skilly Valley.
Visit Them

Trestrail Cottage

Trestrail Cottage

A unique BnB experience on 40 hectares of natural woodland adjacent to the Spring Gully Conservation Park. Surprising retreat near Skillogalee, Jeanneret and Eldridge.
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horrick's road lodge

horrick's road lodge

Two bedroom cottage in Penwortham near Mocundunda Wines as well as very close to the Riesling Trail.
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Terrior Auburn

Terrior Auburn

A beautifully renovated queen bed room with en-suite at the rear of Terroir Restaurant in Auburn. Perfect for Terroir diners, particularly those who lunch at the Watervale Hotel.
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Mount Charmal Estate

Mount Charmal Estate

A five bedroom federation home set on 100 acres of natural bushland near Eldridge and Sussex Squire. Billiard table, pizza oven make it perfect for a secluded group retreat.
Visit Them

MERRY MOOSE RETREAT

MERRY MOOSE RETREAT

A recently renovated open plan style accommodation in Penwortham. All of the modern comforts in a vineyard setting.
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TREVALIA BED AND BREAKFAST

TREVALIA BED AND BREAKFAST

Trevalia in Penwortham has a main house and two studio cottages so it works well for a group of three or three couples looking to share but retain privacy.
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Skillogalee Cottages

Skillogalee Cottages

Located at Skillogalee Winery near the restaurant, three separate cottages each have three bedrooms. Skillogalee House is a renovated homestead, whilst Wren and Owl cottages are more modern and set in bushland.
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Wild Olive Cottage

Wild Olive Cottage

Wild Olive Cottage in Auburn is a well appointed two story National Trust listed cottage with peaceful garden terrace.
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Dennis Cottage

Dennis Cottage

A two bedroom cottage in Auburn. The established garden has Dennis Creek running through it. Cosy and quiet.
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LEASINGHAM VILLAGE CABINS

LEASINGHAM VILLAGE CABINS

The Leasingham Caravan Park has a range of cabins and campsites ideal for caravans, RVs and trailers. Good value for money option only five minutes drive from Watervale and Auburn.
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Sir Walters Cottage

Sir Walters Cottage

One of two cottages located at historic Hughes Park estate founded by Sir Walter Hughes, this secluded luxury cottage is close to Watervale and the wineries of the Skilly Valley.
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A little more luxury

Skillogale House

Skillogale House

Located at Skillogalee Winery near the restaurant, three separate cottages each have three bedrooms. Skillogalee House is a luxury renovated homestead experience, whilst Wren and Owl cottages are more modern and set in bushland.
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Brice Hill

Brice Hill

Brice Hill is a 4.5 star rated luxury BnB specialising in couples. The grounds are amazing and include a pool. At the south end of Clare. Bike rentals available.
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Neagles Retreat

Neagles Retreat

Four modern and extremely well appointed luxury accommodations adjacent to each other with beautiful views. Close to Stonebridge, Shut the Gate and the visitors centre.
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thorn park by the vines

thorn park by the vines

Thorn Park by the Vines has long been the Clare Valley's most luxury bed and breakfast experience. Dining in options are available for six guests in three bedrooms. Located in Sevenhill amongst vines and bushland.
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The Heritage Garden

The Heritage Garden

A luxury bed and breakfast option for two in arguably the most beaurtiful garden setting in the Clare Valley. In Gillentown, in northern Skilly Valley.
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Something Unique

Bukirk camping

Bukirk camping

The Clare Valley's famous glamping alternative. Located 5 minutes drive north of Clare near Barry's, Mad Bastard and Bungaree Station. A great adults only alternative.
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bungaree station

bungaree station

Bungaree Station 10 minutes north of Clare pre-dates the town itself. Set on 7,000 acres this iconic property has several cottages for guests who will have privileged access to farm tours. A must visit for those staying elsewhere.
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Ossies Homestead Farmstay

Ossies Homestead Farmstay

Set in the Southern Flinders, Ossies Farmstay is a value Aussie farming experience. Drop in for lunch at Watervale on your way to or back from Ossies.
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Conveniently Clare

the mill apartments

the mill apartments

Six self-contained luxury apartments conveniently located in the main street. With Umbria next door, one dinner is sorted. A great option for business or vacation groups. Easy access to head north for a Jim Barry experience.
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Clare Valley Motel

Clare Valley Motel

With 33 comfortable rooms and a restaurant at the south end of Clare the Motel is ideal for larger groups or business travelers.
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Clare Central Motel

Clare Central Motel

Clare Central Motel has 30 rooms catering for different needs with kitchenettes, spa, and family configurations available. Near Knapptsein winery and Umbria restaurant, and a walk to the shops.
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the country club

the country club

Situated between Inchiquin Park (the trains) and the Golf Course this accommodation estate offers tennis, swimming pool, restaurant and conference facilities. Ideal for large corporate groups.
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The Rielsing Trail Cottages

The Rielsing Trail Cottages

The Riesling Trail self-contained cottages are not only well located for bike riding, they are also close to Clare and the visitors centre. Spa available.
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Discovery Park

Discovery Park

The cabins at the Discovery Park are ideal for families with young children. A playground and pool makes the family holiday. There is plenty of space for Caravan's and RV's as well.
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St Helens Cottages

St Helens Cottages

Four differently appointed country cottages each with their own personality and each conveniently located to the Riesling Trail and Clare.
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The Chapel

The Chapel

A few minutes drive further away in the White Hut region is this 1860's Chapel restored into a B'n'B. This pet friendly accommodation has a king bed ... so something for everyone!
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the mill apartments

the mill apartments

Six self-contained luxury apartments conveniently located in the main street. With Umbria next door, one dinner is sorted. A great option for business or vacation groups. Easy access to head north for a Jim Barry experience.
Visit Them

The Rielsing Trail Cottages

The Rielsing Trail Cottages

The Riesling Trail self-contained cottages are not only well located for bike riding, they are also close to Clare and the visitors centre. Spa available.
Visit Them

Clare Central Motel

Clare Central Motel

Clare Central Motel has 30 rooms catering for different needs with kitchenettes, spa, and family configurations available. Near Knapptsein winery and Umbria restaurant, and a walk to the shops.
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the country club

the country club

Situated between Inchiquin Park (the trains) and the Golf Course this accommodation estate offers tennis, swimming pool, restaurant and conference facilities. Ideal for large corporate groups.
Visit Them

Clare Valley Motel

Clare Valley Motel

With 33 comfortable rooms and a restaurant at the south end of Clare the Motel is ideal for larger groups or business travelers.
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Discovery Park

Discovery Park

The cabins at the Discovery Park are ideal for families with young children. A playground and pool makes the family holiday. There is plenty of space for Caravan's and RV's as well.
Visit Them

St Helens Cottages

St Helens Cottages

Four differently appointed country cottages each with their own personality and each conveniently located to the Riesling Trail and Clare.
Visit Them

The Chapel

The Chapel

A few minutes drive further away in the White Hut region is this 1860's Chapel restored into a B'n'B. This pet friendly accommodation has a king bed ... so something for everyone!
Visit Them