The Old Chaff Mill Retreat- “The Millery”

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  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Nestled into the Sellicks foothills as they meet the ocean, amongst our organic/biodynamic Shiraz vineyard and almond grove, the Old Chaff Mill Retreat dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when it provided grains and chaff to bullock teams as they hauled their mighty loads across the picturesque countryside. Gutted by fire a century ago, the building is now reborn as a unique luxury accommodation experience, with a spectacular architecturally-designed fitout celebrating its rich past.

The space
Perfect for that special occasion- a babymoon, anniversaries, birthdays, proposals, elopements, or just to completely unwind. The building consists of two completely private, self-contained, double-storey luxury suites: “The Millery”, and “The Granary”. Both display rare historic artefacts, have super-comfortable king beds, fully equipped kitchens with European appliances, complementary NBN wifi, smart TVs, and bathrooms complete with soaking tub for two and double rain-head showers. Bathrobes, slippers and all linen are provided. Everything from towels to cutlery is the highest quality. Come and pamper yourself...

This listing is for “The Millery”, which is approx 120 m2. Originally where grain was processed into small stalks (the chaff that gives the Chaff Mill its name), it features a spectacular repurposed Winnower, now a 2-metre chandelier. As well as a toasty-warm combustion heater, it has two generous seating areas, and a gorgeous, reconditioned outdoor clawfoot bath, that opens up to a private garden via 200-year-old solid teak Indian doors. Up to two additional guests can stay in a comfortable fold-out queen sofa bed, located in the downstairs living room.

Relax into your plush armchairs and lose yourself in views of rolling vineyards with a nibble plate of local produce and complimentary bottle of estate-grown biodynamic Shiraz. Or soak in your private outdoor bath under the stars, before tumbling into bed for a night of blissful, peaceful sleep in complete, country silence, then enjoy a delicious Continental breakfast (ingredients provided) the next morning. For a relaxed morning in, full English breakfast provisions for two can also be provided, consisting of organic, free range farm eggs from our own chooks, gorgeous local smoked bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and croissants, for $25. All the above can be adjusted for dietary requirements. Please contact us direct if this is of interest.

Special babymoon packages are also available, with pregnancy-friendly catering and non-alcoholic wine/champagne.

We also have an onsite Beauty Salon: “Hidden Beauty”, housed in the property’s century-old reconditioned former dairy, which you can find in your search engine under “Hidden Beauty Sellicks”. Enquire about special packages such as a 75 minute relaxation massage, and wonderfully relaxing babymoon pamper treatments.

If you would like to know more about "The Granary" please go it its individual AirBnB listing: "The Old Chaff Mill Retreat-The Granary"

AirBnB won't allow us to provide links here, but you can also see video walkthroughs of each suite and watch a 3 minute story on the Chaff Mill that aired on channel 7's "SA Weekender" show if you go to our website, discoverable via your search engine.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
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Where you’ll be

Sellicks Hill, South Australia, Australia

A perfect place for that special occasion such as your babymoon, anniversary, birthday, proposal or elopement!

The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of the world’s most beautiful, best kept secrets. Fancy a joy flight in a vintage Tiger Moth? Aldinga Aerodrome is just a few minutes away. Go whale spotting at Victor Harbour just 30 minutes to the south, or spend the day visiting local wineries, then pick up a hamper of fresh local produce to enjoy back in your room from the Willunga Farmer's Market (voted best farmers market in the Southern Hemisphere). From nearby Silver Sands where you can drive your car straight onto the beach, to the local Buddhist temple, to the historic Victory Hotel with its wine cellar to die for and spectacular views over Gulf St Vincent, you will never be lost for things to do on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Hosted by Bernice

  1. Joined in November 2017
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As artists from film, television and theatre, my partner Richard and I love meeting new people and giving them special memories. Richard has worked as a television producer and director on iconic shows ranging from "Neighbours" to "McLeods Daughters", while I have transitioned from costume designer to beauty therapist. Having traveled widely before discovering the Fleurieu Peninsula 15 years ago, we look forward to sharing with you the secrets of one of the world's most beautiful areas.
As artists from film, television and theatre, my partner Richard and I love meeting new people and giving them special memories. Richard has worked as a television producer and dir…

During your stay

The beautiful surrounding gardens are yours to enjoy, with our own home and gardens well-separated on this 8 acre property. We live on-property, but are tucked into dense gardens out of sight and earshot, so you will enjoy complete privacy. The Chaff Mill has two private entrances - one for each suite- that you approach via our organic/biodynamic Shiraz vineyard.
The beautiful surrounding gardens are yours to enjoy, with our own home and gardens well-separated on this 8 acre property. We live on-property, but are tucked into dense gardens…

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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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