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Rosebrae Cottage, Watervale

Rosebrae Cottage was built in the 1860s as the Methodist Manse. It is situated across the road from the old Stanley Grammar School founded in 1857 (now a private home) and near the old Methodist Church. Watervale is one of the small towns of the Clare Valley and home of some of Australia’s outstanding Riesling wines. There are several wineries with cellar door sales in the immediate neighbourhood and some well recommended restaurants are not far away. Rosebrae is a very comfortable sandstone cottage standing in its own large block with a beautiful garden of roses and a variety of well established trees and shrubs. It has seven rooms including two double (queen size) bedrooms and a single bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a large living room with comfortable sofas and armchairs. There is reverse cycle air conditioning, an open fire and in the kitchen a slow combustion stove. The bathroom has an old style claw-foot bath, as well as separate shower. It has a particular charm that comes with the combination of age and modern comfort. The rooms are large with high ceilings, all tastefully decorated. The cottage is 100 metres from the Riesling Trail for walking and cycling. Bikes can be hired from Clare Valley Cycle Hire and bikes can be delivered and collected from the cottage for a small extra charge. All in all a very good base from which to explore the charm and beauty of the Clare Valley.

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Two queen size beds and one single bed.



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