Gasworks Strathalbyn

4 Star Self Rated

12-14 South Terrace, Strathalbyn, SA, 5255


Heritage listed C1860 former Gasworks factory, which once provided gas power for the historic town of Strathalbyn, up until 1918. Three beautiful fully self contained cottages.

Our first period cottage, Managers Cottage as the name suggests was the former on site accommodation for the Manager and his family, this cottage consists of an open plan queen bedded room and lounge with sofa bed, a separate 2nd bedroom with brass four poster queen bed which has own access to bathroom, containing a spa bath and walk in shower, please note this bathroom has a two way entry. The kitchen has four burner gas cooktop, microwave oven, bar fridge and dining table and chairs seating up to 5 persons, in addition there is also a sunroom overlooking own private courtyard and a downstairs laundry for guest use.

Our second cottage was once the stables and has been extended and refurbished to become our cosy and romantic Stable Cottage, this cottage offers a tiled floored lounge/kitchette with four burner gas cooktop, microwave and bar fridge, in the extension you will find the fully carpeted queen bedroom with its tiled ensuite spa bathroom, please note shower is over spa bath.

Our third self contained accommodation is our aptly named Garden Suite, which is located in a wing in the main building, completely separate and private. This suite is decorated in a more modern style, with two fully carpeted bedrooms with their own wardrobes, a comfy lounge/kitchen area with beautiful garden views from the large windows, a fully equipped kitchen containing a 4 burner gas cooktop, microwave and bar fridge, large covered terrace with seating. Lastly there is a dual purpose shower room/laundry, a large walk in shower cubicle with grab rails, and front loader washing machine.

All our cottages have free access to NBN wifi.

We live permanently on site as are on hand to assist you when needed but we also guarantee your complete privacy and enjoyment of your stay. The property is set in over one and a half acres of manicured award winning gardens nestled on the banks of the River Angas.

As owners and managers of the Gasworks cottages, we are delighted to welcome you and hope you enjoy the full cooked breakfast provisions provided for the first two nights and continental breakfast items provided, as well as the welcome complementary decanter of port and chocolates . We hope the personal touches make you feel welcome and we appreciate any feedback to make your stay with us even more enjoyable. Warmest regards Heather and Graham

Room Descriptions

Garden Suite

The Garden Suite, which is within a wing of the main building but can be fully closed off from the rest of the house, which is our own on site living accommodation. This suite is decorated in a more modern style, is fully carpeted and boosts a large lounge/kitchen area, with gas cooktop, microwave and fridge, there is a separate double bedded room with own walk in wardrobe and dual purpose ensuite bathroom/laundry, with large shower cubicle, a modern front loader washer and tumble dryer. The Garden Suite is a more suitable option than our stone cottages for elderly guests because of its even carpeted flooring. This cottage also works well because of its convenient laundry facilities for guests looking to stay a week or more.

Managers Cottage

Two bedded cottage with two Queen sized beds (one is a four poster in its own room) the other queen bed is in the open plan lounge/bedroom which also contains a sofa bed in lounge room area. Lounge room with reverse cycle air conditioning, kitchen/dining room, bathroom with 2 person spa, also access to laundry room downstairs. Also has own private walled garden. Includes cooked breakfast provisions to cook own breakfast. Infants under 2 years accepted free of charge (we have one port-a-cot for free use, own bedding must be provided). children 12 and over are charged as adults. Property not recommended for children 2-12 due to river on property, however if supervised by a responsible adult at all times we can accept bookings with children. Minimum 2 nights stay over weekends. Single night bookings accepted mid week on request.

Stables Cottage

This Heritage listed C1860 lovingly renovated cottage was once the stables to the Gasworks Factory and has been extended in the last 15 years to become our cosy and romantic Stable Cottage, this cottage offers a tiled floored lounge/kitchette with four burner gas cooktop, microwave and fridge, in the extension you will find the fully carpeted pretty queen bedroom with its tiled ensuite spa bathroom, please note shower is over spa bath. Reverse cycle heating and cooling keeps you warm in winter along with electric blankets and in the summer the thick stone walls together with air conditioning keeps you comfortable in summer. For those cosy nights in take advantage of our large range of DVDs

Business Facilities

All our cottages have free NBN wifi

Check In Instructions

2pm check, early check in on request. On arrival please ring the door bell at our main entrance, on your left as you enter the drive.

Children and Extra Guests Details

Because of the river extra care should be taken when children are playing in the garden, Adult supervision required.

Extra guest are $55 per person per night this includes the extra provisions and treats provided. Children under 2 using own bedding in free Portacot (subject to being available) are free of charge.

Car Parking Details

Free parking is directly outside you accommodation and we also have free parking in 11 diagonal parking spots directly outside our main entrance

Travel Directions

We are located on South Terrace at the southern end of Historic High Street between the bridge over the River Angas and Mitre 10

Things To Do

Strathalbyn is famous for its antique shops and steam railway, which are just a short stroll away, as are many choices to eat out and have coffee. The town also boosts an award winning restaurant, the Olfactory Inn, Smiths a lively Tapas wine bar and four wonderful pubs all with great food and atmosphere . Our own wonderful Langhorne Creek wineries are 10 mins drive away, with wine tasting and restaurants. We are an easy 35 mins to Goolwa beach and picture perfect Port Elliot or you might wish to visit wonderfully picturesque chocolate box town of Hahndorf, this is just a 40 min drive but do make sure you pop in to sample the fine products and when in season strawberries at Beerenberg on your way through. There are many things to do and see, we have brochures and ideas and a well stocked nearby visitor information centre with great staff and volunteers that are always willing to assist.

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Baggage hold
  • Breakfast
  • Building meets local, state and country building codes
  • Coffee/tea
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Complimentary self service laundry
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Continental breakfast
  • DVDs/videos - children
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Free parking
  • Guest Laundry
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot breakfast
  • Internet access
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchenette
  • Late check-out available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor parking
  • Parking
  • Private bath or shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas